Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Inktober: Thirsty

This one took a long time to ink and color. I did not expect it to turn out this well when I was playing with the opacity of the color layers, adding shadows and highlights, and trying different filters. All in all, I am happy with how it turned out.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Inktober: Bara & Yaoi

I am not doing the best job with Inktober. It is hard to be motivated lately. My real job has once again consumed all of my time, and work-life balance is non-existent.

Anyway, here's a couple of illustrations I did earlier this month.

There is just so much to do and not enough time. I had one weekend when I didn't even know where my days went. I woke up, had breakfast, the next thing I knew it was 6 pm, then it was 10 pm... and so on.

I feel that time is going by so quickly. Anyone else feels the same?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Inktober: Art Dump

I know, it is 3 weeks into October and I am now just making this post. Coincidentally, it's been about a month since the last time I posted on here. 

To make up for it, especially if you're not following me on my other social media, here are some stuff I did since the last time I was here.

Monday, September 17, 2018

I Don't Want To Play Anymore

How was my weekend? Frustrating.

Here's what happened. It took 8 hours to download Sims 4 from Origin. At hour 6,  I was ready to just give up. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me backtrack.

Friday, Nintendo announced that Isabelle, the beloved assistant to the mayor from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The internet, myself included, has lost their collective mind.

Screenshot: Nintendo

Along with this is the news that a new Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch consoles coming out in 2019. The announcement featured AC's benevolent businessman (or loan shark, depending on how you look at it), Tom Nook.

I have not bought a Switch yet for this very reason. I was waiting for a game that I actually play before I spend over $300 for yet another gaming console. But as Saturday rolled, I figured I'd check out them out... just to familiarize myself with the interface.

I will admit that 3D games give me anxiety. I couldn't even play the sky land stages of Super Mario World without having a panic attack. Forget about RPG's with open worlds. I would get distracted and not finish the game. It's a problem.

But I do enjoy playing The Sims. My favorite is still The Sims 2.

I bought Sims 3 when it first came out but found it frustrating and a bit creepy - the whole uncanny valley thing. So I stuck with playing the older game on my old laptop from college. It was the only thing I used it for, until sometime last year when the 9+-year-old machine decided that it had enough and went to computer heaven.

By Sunday morning, I found myself at Target debating if I should get the other expansion pack for The Sims 4. I only came in to buy coffee, like most Target run starts out. But ended up at the video game section. Anyway, it was a  good thing I didn't get the other expansion pack because, as I mentioned at the beginning - it took over 8 hours to download the base game from Origin.

And now... I don't even want to play it anymore.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ramen, Ramen Ramen!

I made ramen.

I meant... I drew ramen. (Sorry Nyanko Sensei.) It is almost autumn, and as pumpkin spice lattes are to "Basic B's", ramen is to a Japanophile like me. I prefer that term instead of otaku or weeabo.

a sketch of ramen by callen
It's the only food I know how to draw

Project Update: Facebook Page

Hello Friends!

I have some exciting project updates. Here's a new artwork from the bara manga that I am working on. Only a couple of pages are done so far, but I am trying to stay focused.

I am in the process of setting up a Patreon account - details coming soon. I also now have a Facebook Page: iamcallenart, and be sure to follow me on Instagram: @iam_callen. Thanks! 

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