Sunday, 23 November 2008

Growth Rate

An afternoon walk provided me with a visual update on the state of a spot of land currently being reclaimed by mother nature. The rate at which moss and weeds take advantage of cracks and crevices on reclaimed land is very pleasing. It inspired me to have a little fun with a photo of a street in Kobe City, Japan.

The cool thing about many Japanese residential streets is how the citizens seem to love putting plant containers on every available surface, so you already get a feeling of how things would be given time.

Saturday, 22 November 2008


I booted up Final Fantasy VII (again) last week as I was feeling rather ill, and needed a familiar comfort zone to take my mind off the amorphous mass of thick, heavy snot that seemed to be in a constant state of mutation inside my head. It's rather amusing to look back on the times in my life when I thaught I had the flu. Now that I have actually had a good solid dose of the real mccoy (including the inability to walk properly for a few days) I see the error in my judgement. The distinction between a bad cold and a case of flu couldn't be clearer.

Cold = poor mans influenza

Anyway, playing FFVII again gave me the incentive to do a spot of fan art - complete with bad shoulderpad placement to throw the anatomy way off. Hey, I was ill damnit!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Project Sketches

At the moment I am working on a little fan project for the Dragonlance community which I hope to release as a 32 page .pdf document sometime in the new year. Many Dragonlance fans like to contribute new D&D gaming rules for monsters, spells, characters etc... I myself am not a gamer but I did enjoy reading all the old campaign sourcebooks when I was younger, so I figured I'd have a go at writing some fluff and expanding an area of the world which was only briefly touched upon in the official releases.

Obviously I don't want to be posting finished paintings for the project (at least not until the .pdf is released), but I figured the odd sketchbook page wouldn't hurt...