Monday, February 28, 2011

Even more billions of things

I forgot some things in the last post, which were the concept drawings for my 3d model.

Sorry for the lopsidedness.

Also, just as a reminder, check out Half-Dried Canal weekly for new stuff.

Ten billion different things

Well, more like 2 or 3.

First, just a sketchbook page from late night doodling last night. Some decent stuff, and some not-so decent stuff:

Here's 2 small drawings I did while watching QI a week ago or so

Here's a work in progress for a 3d project that is in the works. I haven't touched it in like 3 weeks though. It's all really rough right now, and I'm learning/re-learning face modeling as I go.

I want to try and do something artistic every day (sketchbook page, digital painting, whatever else I come up with), but I'm not going to hold myself to a strict schedule. We'll see what happens.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Set Your Phasers to Shut Up

Set Your Phasers to Shut Up - Ellipticator by Ryanimation

Here's a song that Tim and I recorded.

The story behind this song is as follows:

Back at the end of High School and the beginning of college, Tim was trying to make a rock opera-type project. I was going to contribute this song to the album. That never took off and this song was forgotten.

We were going through old stuff recently and found this. Since it was basically all written already we decided to go ahead and record it.

Most of this song is as it was when I wrote it 4-5 years ago. As a result, it doesn't have the same feel as a lot of my more recent stuff. It has power metal influences (mostly in the straight power chords/ double bass sections), and not so much the prog stuff of my current pieces.

The parts that are different from the original are 3 solos/leads. The leads at 1:31 were improvised, then learned, then re-recorded, re-improvised, etc. until I got something that worked. The first acoustic solo is all improvised. The second acoustic part at the end was improvised, then written out, fixed, and re-recorded.

The guitars are all me, bass lines written and played by Tim. We used samples of Bruce's drums to make our own drum track. The keys parts are from Reason.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Anesthetize paintings

Made a few digital paintings from still frames of Porcupine Tree's "Anesthetize" DVD.

Both of these are from the song "Fear of a Blank Planet"

Click for slightly-biggerness.

Here's the video:

First shot is at about 0:20, second is (I think) at about 6:25 or so

Monday, February 14, 2011

Half-Dried Canal

I've got a little project going on over here:
Half-Dried Canal

Here's my first real update:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Title describing contents of blog post.

Haven't touched this in a while. That will be changing soon.

For now, enjoy these:

A song I recorded, totally ripping off Opeth. But it was just for practice.

Nopeth by Ryanimation

A picture I drew for Dave Rappoccio's birthday-nerf-gun-shooting-range-thing. If you are one of the select few to be around during the original Squirrlrus drawing, you might appreciate the new and enhanced version.