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Jun
30
2019

June ProgBlog #4: downward spiral

It's actually an upward spiral (dragon is pointing upwards) but I'm working from the head down therefore it's a downward spiral :D

shiny scaled rainbow dragon tattoo in 3d Coat

Scales here are shown with the pbr lighting that I switched to as I'm now in the pink section (last section yay!) and the uniform lighting made the glossiness blinding.  I've had to switch depending on the colour or where I was, needed the uniform lighting for under the arm for example. 

Jun
22
2019

June ProgBlog #3: I have leeeeeeeeeeeegs!

I was kind of referring to a scene in Ponyo but it's been so long I can't even remember if that's what she actually says, I have a feeling that it may have been "I want legs" and in true fyn style I am much too lazy busy to see if there's a clip on Youtube.

Anyway, I do have legs.  Well, about 3.5 legs.

more progress on the shiny dragon tattoo

Jun
15
2019

June ProgBlog #2: in the green

Finally got into the green section!

shiny dragon scales being painted in 3d Coat

The one and only downside to this is that the next section is the blue section and with it more legs.

Jun
07
2019

June ProgBlog #1

Those tiny little leg scales are very fiddly and I have three and a half more legs and then pretty much the entire tail section still to go x_x

shiny dragon scales wip in 3d Coat

The body scales are a lot easier!

Jun
01
2019

May ProgBlog #3

Fallen back into old habits of stressing out about how much I'm not getting done art-wise because I'm spending so much time on the rest of life and taking those extra hours out of sleep time which is totally healthy especially given how long it takes me to go to sleep and according to my Fitbit I wake up really frequently during the night (not that I remember ever doing so, apparently I usually wake up instead of going into REM and all those minutes "awake" usually average an hour) so I either need to go to bed earlier or wake up later and neither of those things are going to happen.

Additionally I still haven't properly sorted a new work schedule, but with the house coming off the market soon and our bathroom renos nearly done I can actually start coming up with something now.

May
24
2019

May ProgBlog #2: I am STILL FALLING!

No progblog last week because I caught a "flu-like virus" and got a bonus chest infection.  Not recommended.

On the bright side, the first day I was finally able to work, it took only a couple of goes for my hand to suddenly decide it had finally figured out how to draw the scales and they got done relatively quickly compared to my previous struggles.  The last bit of the tail took the longest as the scales obviously had to shrink with the body.  Also, it seems to be a given that the last 20% of anything takes up 80% of the total time spent on it.

May
10
2019

May ProgBlog #1: one step forward

Any given number of steps backwards.

Even though I'd repeatedly told 10yo not to start the quest in Habitica til 12yo and I were back from our respective jaunts, apparently he couldn't resist pressing the button.  So after we'd died a few times (mostly thanks to me as I have the biggest lists) I finally managed to scrape some stuff together enough to start working through my todo list (which I haven't updated outside of Trello but probably should).  If I can get it properly together I'll start jumping the quick stuff like I used to but currently my brain seems incapable so just plodding along in order it is.

This here was supposed to be a Christmas present for a couple of friends:

Apr
21
2019

April ProgBlog #2: tis the season?

So, not long ago in the grand scheme I found out one of my friends has breast cancer.  There is another skinhead mohawk pending once I get a moment.  More recently my grandmother died.  It's sad but she was just shy of 100 so it wasn't unexpected.  Tomorrow I'm on a plane to Melbourne, and will be home on Saturday.  This is mostly heads up that there may or may not be a progblog next weekend depending on how I'm feeling.

Progress-wise, well.  With the scales I was really going out of my way to avoid drawing them.  I figured once I got the hang of the scale brush everything would be sweet.  Well I decided eventually that I would just see what drawing them would look like.

Apr
13
2019

April ProgBlog #1: deja vu

Almost fell into old habits of not posting because I'm currently stuck in November as far as progress on stuff I was supposed to be working on (before getting massively sidetracked by the Rewrite the Stars songpic).

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Now I had actually gotten a fair way further than this and was doing pretty all right when I realised two things. 

Nov
25
2018

November ProgBlog #3

Yeh yeh I'm late again.  Much shenanigans happened on the weekend taking 11yo, a bunch of her giggly friends and 13yo to Bounce (9yo was meant to come to but he'd sliced his toe open on Thursday by deciding it was imperative that his iPad be unlocked on the way to the car rather than in the car after he'd clipped in and thus he didn't notice the kerb I'd parked next to), and then one of the girls stayed over (which I found out was happening on the day, fortunately I'm cruisy).

Also I didn't visibly progress as much as I wanted.  As far as the work is concerned well I'd love to tell you how any times my perfectionist tendency has kicked my sorry tail to the kerb repeatedly (aka I kept redoing the thing because I wasn't happy with something or other and because of how the scales intersect it was really hard just to remove the section that was causing the problem) but I've long since lost count.