I hate Autumn!!! No, not really. But I hate the lousy weather. Working at the new job since November 1st and what happens? I catch a cold. And of course not one of the ordinary soon-will-be-over-colds.
I’m sure, the evil viruses just waited around the next corner for the right moment to attack me. Now I have a fever (not that high - lucky me Ó_Ò), have to cough a lot and feel miserable. Just wanted to let the world know about that.
On a more happy note (which doesn’t impress the fragging viruses a lot) - Arki goes wild. ^^
I believed her to be absolutely nuts, when I recieved her mail with the first wips of the dress, she’s working on at the moment. And as her betatester I can’t wait for the testing … on one hand. On the other … I’M SCARRED!!!
The cold has another positive side-effect: I finally finished the image I was working on. And I have a new album in my gallery, called Junk - the place for all the leftovers, I produce while working on images. Some of the stuff is just too good to throw it away. Feel free to use it in anyway you want - the album will contain mostly abstract renders and stuff I need for backgrounds.
Which reminds me of the fact, that I still have to adjust the css of the gallery. Sorry for the shitty apperance but I haven’t found the time yet. (Or lets say it this way: I wasn’t in the mood for it.) And I have to re-upload all my other images … *sigh*
Oh, I just realized how much I love Sundays. Can spent the day working on fun stuff, like setting up renders etc ^.^
The skinshader is still driving me insane, but I have so much fun working on the guy. And I couldn’t resist - he needs those cheesy sunglasses ^_~
Speaking of the skin shader - found some excellent tutorials here and at 3d Total.
And finally snatched Gimp which has a really nifty function for Bump Maps. Makes texturing so much easier if ask me ^.^
music: 30 Seconds to mars // Message in the bottle
mood: exhausted …
I do have acctually a last.fm-account - so if anybody wants to know, what sick music I’m listening to … feel free to friend me. My username is Kabukichan (no surprise here ^.^)
And don’t wonder about the listed Tokio Hotel-Songs. To my own shame I have to admit they are not thaaaaat bad.
Besides listening to really strange music I work on a realistic skintexture in Cinema 4d. Shaders and even more shaders. Once I have figured out, how it works the best, I think I’ll put up a quick tutorial.
On a side note - recived a mail from Arki yesterday with a really promising wip - I find the time for betatesting, hon ^.^
And on to the next random thing. At DevianArt I recived a note, that there’s an ongoing Blade Runner Contest. (Details here)
Blade Runner is for sure the movie which influenced me the most. My lovely Dad showed it to me, when I was about 7 or 8 years old. Remember that my mom went crazy about it, telling him that I was way to young for it and that he’d messed everything up. In a certain way this is oh so true. Can blame Daddy for everything that was later going to happen.
Like my Anime-addiction, my love for strange Sci-Fi and that I feel most comfortable in Industrial Suroundings …
Just out of curiosity - do you have any certain movie or book that really has an influence on you?
… fangirl mode … still fangirl mode … evil fangirl mode … started to write fanfiction again … very evil fangirl mode… watched the original Weißkreuz and Glühen … serious braindamage … must go to bed … and not think about Aya’s choice of underwear …
And on a more serious note - nekojita, I lost your mail adress and squeeked in joy (really funny noise btw) when I read your comment ^.^ After all the stress with LJ I decided to leave the place for good.
Also, Aya 0.9.1 is finished … and nobody has to waste a second thought about his undies ^.^ At least not on this pic.
(ehr … next project is Yohji-kun … and the question about undies will be obsolete *cough*)
… to stick with the cheesy german titles they used for the Weiß Kreuz episodes.
Okay, I’m in fangirl mode. Can’t help myself. At Friday, when I waited for the train, I made my usual stop and *faints* found … *takes deep breath* the german translation of Weißkreuz Side B. *Squeek* Yeah, I know, they were published a long time ago.
But a) I was so fed up w/ the fandom and b) I hadn’t had any money for mangas.
Talking past tense here *cough*
Just can’t help myself, but the whole Weißkreuz-Thing got me into the stuff I love. Oh … all the smut *doesn’t blush*
And the best - Side B is awesome. Really like the style. No crappy images or animation.
And I had the inspiration for a new project, which I do when I’m not in the mood to paint.
First attemped on ehrm … eh … Ran/Aya is finished. Will work on it a little bit more tonight.
There’s this evil curse … Kabuki and FF VII-Fanarts. Each time I try to paint, pose whatever one something horrible happens.
Just had to spent my whole weekend on reinstalling Photoshop … No comment.
Anyways, now Photoshop is running again and I do terrible things to poor Sephi (Arki don’t laugh!!! ^_~ )
<— just sketching the hair atm … but it looks funny anyways.
I know - sometimes I have really stupid ideas, and this is going to be one of them. Over the next few days (probably weeks) I’ll document my progress in modeling. Just to let you know - I’m still a complete n00b and this will be more or less a documentation of my own frustration.
But for now I’m so fed up with Poser. I have the feeling I reached the limits of the program - at least for myself. There are tons of images in my head. Certain Clothes, certain expressions, certain morphs … all not really possible with that program.
I am really fortunate to have such a talented friend as Arki who just rocks in texturing (No downplaying or I hurt you badly, Ma’am ^_^) and has helped me out countless times. And I can blame her ^_~
Because she kind of owns the character that causes all the frustration.
Never ever let two woman watch Final Fantasy - Advent Children together. It results in a catastrophe. Particularly if one of the two can switch in fangirl mode within a second (in this case … it was me *cough*).
The first result can be seen here.
But to return to the beginning of the post: I like the poser-morph … really. But it’s not exactly what I have in mind. Poser makes it impossible to tweak the eyes. And the facial morph isn’t quite right. And the clothes as well as the (not existing) jewelery are not fitting the image in my head.
Well, I try to change it …
I have coffee and cigarettes and a vague idea in my mind ^_^
… of an image.
It all started with the idea of a Final Fantasy-Fanart. A Sephiroth-image, to be precise. But me and Photoshop were on Warpath that night - and PS decided to crash without saving the nearly finished lineart.
Well, I was pissed.
And ended up working on my first custom morph. Tons of mistakes later I had a result I was satisfied with. But I wasn’t in the mood for just making another plain portrait.
So Cinema 4d had to suffer next. Not the worst, since I could practice modeling this way.
First result was a Kadaj in a can *veg*
The idea behind the can-thing is complex, and I will work on that further … but Arki’s here for a visit. And with us two at the same desk, the catastrophe is waiting right around the corner.
The result is a complete new Custom-Morph, lots of bitching about textures and a DNA-Helix …
The image on the right is Arki’s Doing … Blame her for the wings
Lovely Arki updated the Affiliates-Section. Some while ago the first time Oo
Today she added another image, which is really special for me. It’s not only the whole story behind it, but also I remember the beginning of the render. And all our cussing and swearing. Jeez, the soap-industry could become rich because of the two of us. ^.^
… Probably not. But I do. It’s so horrible. I fell asleep yesterday around 8 pm and woke up at 4 am this morning.
And I’m an owl concerning my sleeping and working habits. But I’m awfully awake. Even cleaned the apartment already a little bit. And did some speed sketching. I had no idea with what I would end up and only in the middle of sketching I realized that this - uhm - Something has some resemblance to my favorite Guild-Wars character Oo.
By the Way, all the Necromancer do look like either Clones of certain JRock-Artists or bad Emo-Singers … at least the male ones. And people are wondering, why I prefer to play one? ^.^
I really wanted to update the site but I was just a lazy something this week. Too hot to do anything.
At least I can enjoy my weekend now. And practice painting. Although my hand hurts after two hours of doodling in Painter. I need a new wacom. A bigger one … yes, sorry - size matters ^.^
But Painter isn’t the only program, which drives me nuts. I had this completely crazy idea of modeling my first set of clothes … well, one day I will have it. When I figured out, how to divide the mesh so it imports properly to poser.
Maybe I should screw Poser finally and try to get really into Cinema Oo - I have already mentioned that I can be really lazy
Anyways - short life-sign and back to painter-action.