Got this pic done yesterday. I have been working on it a very long time. It was supposed to be an easy piece but it took way longer than it should for various reasons. I was tempted to trash it half way through but that's the stage you can't let it fool you. Half way through when all the lines are still black it does look terrible. I can't give into that because the final product looks totally different and so much better.
Click for full size. From left to right. Ophidius Slith, Solan Rah and Davon Ember Flare. This one is called the Flare Enterprise Team and they are the three leaders of this mega world wide company. Davon is CEO, Solan is Vice President and Ophidius is their corporate lawyer. One thing I didn't mention on DA was that I was experimenting with shading. I shaded Solan with gradient shading and the others with cell shading. I like cell shading much better though of course gradient shading is easier and I did that out of curiosity and out of cheating. I was at the point it looked bad I just wanted it done fast. But I am happy with how it turned out and glad I stuck with it.
Was talking with some people on DA. Two feeling types. I think one is anyway the other for sure and I'm amused how easily they cry and for the wrong reasons. One wrote a journal and told me not to read it if I don't want cry because it would wrench my heart and soul. That alone made me laugh. Then they mentioned that they shouldn't have posted it because they don't want to make others cry then told me not to read it. I told them I don't cry easily. Another person was crying because they missed a gathering with some friends. That one was really a WTF? To me. It's not the end of the world and there will be other gatherings but gosh. I wonder what they'd think if I told them the last time I really cried was probably years ago. Now physical pain is definitely a reason to cry. If it hurts really badly you should cry. So back pain doesn't count for me. Though as far as pain I think the last time I cried was last year when I was really messed up and that ended in Oct. Now as far as crying for emotional reasons I haven't cried I think since Punkin my pigeon died. I think I cried then. That was in 2010 or maybe 2011. So I haven't cried in two years. Not even for other birds that have died that I have been close to. I feel sadness, I was down when Tesla was sick, but I didn't cry when he died. I had already grieved when I was down that day when he was still alive. I knew what was coming. I think I almost cried when I put down that budgie. I don't remember but that sucked. And some friends have recently had some pet deaths I really felt for but I didn't cry. I just felt really bad for them. I'm so thankful I am this way. I hate crying. I think it is a sign of weakness and I'm so glad I haven't cried and have kept my head in emergency situations to deal with the problems. Like I fire at work I once walked into and no one knew was there. You wouldn't believe some of the literally insane situations I have been in. If I had freaked out and started crying that wouldn't have helped anyone. But I do cry at inappropriate times which I also hate. Like when I laugh too hard. Tears should only be for sadness or pain. I can't see when that happens and they are salty and sting. Stupid tears.
I have been thinking about gardening. I miss it. After having gone to Lowe's recently and seen some nice plants there I want to plant some nice things. But the season is pretty much over now. We're going to be getting some cold nights. All I can do is try to clean out the weeds. That will suck though and there's a huge amount of work that needs to be done. That reminds me. Puppy dog guy came again and apologized for what he did months ago. Did I say that would happen? He came yesterday and asked me for some work. I told him no. Yes I have work but I don't trust him anymore. He looked down and sad about it and said he was hoping I would give him another chance. I told him I already gave him that chance. He can't follow directions, he left everything half done and a mess twice. He bragged about being so good then made up excuses. No, no more chances. Chris and I will slowly do the work or we might hire someone else later that can be counted on. So I will work on stuff slowly at a time. For next year I'd like to plant gourds again. And I'd like to grow some tomatoes for raising sphinx moths. I miss that and haven't raised bugs in years.
I rendered some videos yesterday of the trip. Check these out. They are short so they shouldn't take long.earthmother45
, this is that glass art hallway I told you about that made me think of you. I think you'd like these.
And this one is of the cool coke machines that were on the ship.
So much fun. I have been watching the official Royal Caribbean videos and I can't wait to do this again in the future.