Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Game Assets on GitHub and

Long time no update! I've been struggling. I have been struggling to get it together and finally I'm beginning to get somewhere with organizing my work. The marine themed game assets project is getting bigger. It's so huge that Patreon won't let me upload it in its entirety. So now I have a pCloud, a github, and where else. I want to collaborate or join a game jam but I'm not ready yet and I'm actually a very timid person regardless of the ferocious name :')

I know I'm all over the place but I haven't fully liked any one place for storing a "gallery" and posting blog updates. 

I don't remember if I've talked about it anywhere else yet (my memory is really bad so I have to write notes down more often) but my apartment flooded so I was living in damp moldy conditions for three months. Then my mattress had to be replaced. Then the replacement molded too and now I sleep on a 2"-3" pad.

I am currently playing around with TIC-80 but I want to make something with Godot Engine and Pico-8 sometime. All of this is hard to do because I have to commute for internet (public library), I don't have internet at home, and I won't be able to afford it for a while.

I was notified at Thanksgiving that my teenage cousin ran away from home, spent time in juvie, and was kicked from a homeless shelter. He's no-contact with anyone. I want to reach out to him. I tried but he either hasn't seen my messages or doesn't want to respond. The only social media account he has online that's active is LEgit_VIper on Roblox but I made an account and I can't message him from it anyway.

I misplaced one of my flashdrives.

A microSD card broke (another one is lost). I tried to order a new one but it got lost in the mail so they refunded me and i haven't gotten around to it again.

I pawned some clothes to Buffalo Exchange, DVD's to Suncoast, and books to Powell's Bookstore.

That was all very personal for the internet but I'm pretty certain most of the only people who follow me are my classmates and friends. I just can't bother anyone with my life story directly. I find it important to document and record some things somewhere because it's good to put things into perspective and writing is a kind of structure for an otherwise chaotic life. Catch you later.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Free Animation Software Programs

Free Animation Software

Pencil 2D (Win, Mac, Linux)

Synfig (Win, Mac, Linux)

Blender (Win, Mac, Linux)

OpenToonz (Win, Mac, Linux)

Free Video Editing Software

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Running Meshmixer on Linux through Wine

Adding to the list of art programs you can install and run with Wine is Meshmixer and Sculptris.

Notes on Oceanic Plants

There are two types of plants in the ocean: rooted and floating.

Both require sunlight. Rooted plants can only be found at certain depths where there is still visible ligh to reach them. Floating plants live on the surface.

Kelp is a form of algae and grows along the coastline. It is the largest and fastest growing marine plant in the world.

Red algae thrives in deeper ocean waters than green seaweed.

Seagrass (turtle grass, manatee grass, and shoal grass) is a rooted plant that requires a lot of sunlight. It lives in shallow waters. It is the main food source of crabs, lobsters, and some species of reef fish.

Sargassum (gulfweed or sea holly) is a floating ocean plant that provides both food and shelter to baby turtles.

Seaweed is a form of algae, a phytoplankton, that floats.

Phytoplankton is the most abundant type of plant in the ocean.

Coral is not a plant but algae live on the surface of the coral. Algae feeds the coral.

Coralline algae forms a hard crust that fills gaps between pieces of coral to form reefs.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Preparing to teach a class on 3D Sculpting

I uploaded a video to youtube about this project. I find that learning is easier through projects. I plan on making a print out an a packet about making little animal figurines too so that people can follow along. I hope it'll be informative!

Select the "Inflate" Brush! And choose a falloff (tip).
Make sure the "Symmetry" box is checked. When you are viewing the [RIGHT] face there will be a line going down the middle.

Click tap gently once to gauge how far it's going to go. Once you have a feel for that, tap two or three more times to grow the feet.

The process for the hind feet is the same. Just change the brush to desired size and click, click, click.

To make the muzzle, line up the red dot with the center line...

And there's more but it's a lot of images to upload!

Friday, March 22, 2019

List of Free Useful Things for Artists

​Useful links for YOU!!!

Secure Email
File Sharing
Digital Painting
Image Editing
Pixel Art, Chiptune, and Sprites
3D Modeling
Game Engines
Word Processor
Traditional Art Supplies
Selling Digital Goods

INPRNT and TeePublic

To be honest I don't know what I'm doing-- so what I'll do is look at what other artists are doing and try out what I can. Over the past week I fired up an INPRNT account:

And fired up a new teeepublic account (I'm already on Society6 and Redbubble).

My rent is going up $44 dollars in June so I have a limited amount of time to drum up new business. I also refreshed a Twitch account and my commissio.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Cramming languages

I've been binging languages lately in attempts to become a polyglot. It's hard to determine how much I'm retaining or not but the word for bread and apple in several languages is pretty obvious. Bread, bröd, ppang, pan, pan, banh, apple, applet, pomme.

I've had to use multiple apps in order to learn more difficult languages. Mandarin Chinese and Korean right now are pretty difficult without visual aid. Korean is harder (for me anyway) than Russian. My pronunciation and handwriting are more atrocious than ever!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

I'm cold and hungry

The blood veins in my toes, my feet, have shrunk towards the bone and it hurts. The cold really aches, and I don't hate it but I don't love it either. My hands seems to be okay or maybe I can't feel them?

I dropped an album the other day. Uploaded a .zip of 72 .ogg incomplete music and sound files to itchio and opengameart. It's under creative commons too.

Updated all the manatee packs to include shoal grass and water hyacinths. Also uploaded an endangered monk seal pack with reef prey.

Set up my phone interview for volunteer work at the library for tomorrow morning. Applied for an internship for online editorial.

It's been my long standing goal to raise awareness for endangered animals and creative commons art is really the way to go. People can acquaint themselves with the animals by using my pixel art in their games.

I've worked really hard so I hope it will help a lot of programmers and level designers. I know what it's like to have to multitask. Divided concentration eats up a lot of precious time.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Posting marine animal sprites to itchio

I am now posting game assets for people to use in their games! I'm very excited and I may post some music soon to this for download.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Winter Storm Maya is coming

Personally I'm not ready for a big, huge winter storm with a lot of snow. I'm a waddling ice pop.

On to the next thing! My book Whale Killer was rejected by the Multnomah County Library ebook curators.

Rockwood Makerspace has been cancelled lately. I haven't been able to go and get anything started much less print something on a regular printer.

I updated my commissio and started a liberapay.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Art Stores In Portland, OR

These are not all of the stores there are, but these are the ones I frequent:

I've Been Framed


Rest in peace Fabric Depot you will be missed terribly. Not in need of mentioning but I also go to Michael's and  Jo-Ann's Fabric. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Pixel art

An old friend contacted me about making graphics for his game (but I haven't heard from him since). This isn't the first time someone's asked me to make game graphics, but while all those projects never got off the ground I was given the license for Aseprite (the real deal not the beta) to start.

I plan to make some concept art and game assets to show him later. I made a game last year called Sunfish Hero using pygame and the aseprite beta on linux mint, and a demo of an underwater RPG in bitsy but that's it. I actually have very little experience and I'm sure he's aware. What he's not aware of is probably that I'm colorblind...

It's possible he might not like anything I make so I plan on using these myself if he doesn't accept the designs. Making games is sort of a team effort and I really got to hear feedback from those programming it to better understand their needs and limitations if any. I don't have that much experience but I already know, everything in a game is moved around with code, animated with code, colliding with code, and whatever.

(Currently using BodhiOS/Lubuntu dual boot and I absolutely love bodhi I just couldn't get Wine to work on lubuntu anymore.)

I've already made a ton of things and I'm about to start on enemies or tiles. This is taking a really long time, and I know it'll be a while before I'm done because I have to animate these characters with all their clothes and accessories too.