Finally finished the gloss map for the scales! The belly scales were fairly boring and straightforwrd but I was still glad to be done with them XD Currently lighting the froof and am much happier as I like doing hair. Quite pleased with how it's turning out so far too.
Finally finished the tiny tail scales! My hands!
As I mentioned in the shenanigans comic (where this image first appeared), the pink was so glossy that I had to switch to the gloss map to finish up the tail as it was in a bit of an awkward spot in the light and using the uniform lighting made it too glossy and the pbr lighting couldn't pick up the glossiness because the mesh was in the way.
White is no gloss, not-white will have some degree of gloss depending on how black it is.
It's coming up looking pretty nice.
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
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.
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.
Finally got into the green section!
The one and only downside to this is that the next section is the blue section and with it more legs.
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
The body scales are a lot easier!
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.
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.
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:
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.