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23 June 2012 @ 04:04 pm
Chipping away at it  
I'm going to make a rant video soon about some of the worst changes youtube has made. They took away another feature totally unnanounced I'm pissed about. There was an EDIT button on top of the video page where I could still set stuff so that I could allow friends to comment. They took it away and it now send you to the new aweful video editor. So now I it's either allow or screen everyone. I'm sorry to all my friends I have to approve now. I've come to the conclusion that youtube wants you to have less and less control. It drives control feaks like me crazy. I went all over google trying to find screen caps. I was lucky to find most and enough to get my points across.

The good thing is I'm making steady progress on my art and I LOVE this creative kick I am on. I need to milk it for all it's worth because I know they are fleeting. Once I'm done with my stuff I need to get back to my dino art too. Can't forget about that. And I'm loving being into Primal Rage again. I know I've said that a lot but it's making me very happy. I'm seriously thinking about making the fan site. It will be hard because part from taking photos I don't have too much material to use right now.

I have finished inking the background and Cope now. All that's left to do is ink Owen and then I can start to color this. I'm not exactly sure how I'll get around the problem that I put the lines of the jets on top of Cope, but his gun in front so it's like they need to be two layers sandwhiched. I'm sure I'll figure something out eventually.

I added more detail to the pic of Solan trying to save Cope. This is what I will work on after Jet Shoe Kick is done.

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I added detail to the helicopter, added the seats and drew in Owen chasing them in the background. After I added him I really like this piece. I think that just makes it creepy that he's that hard to lose. And I love Solan's worried expression. BUT Owen's so darn small that I couldn't really add any detail and you can't tell too much what's going on. So I drew him on his own page.

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I think that's pretty neat and frightening. And he's got his sword with him on his belt but of you wouldn't see it from this perspective. He'll still be shrunk and lose detail but it may be better to do it this way. I can just make the original really huge. We'll see.
And I still need to finish Work Fight. I got put off of that one because of Cope's shoe and that I need to draw it 100% digital and I don't know if I can. Sigh.

earthmother45 redrew the budgie I sent her. For a simplified drawing I still had too much detail. She took out some of the unnecessary feathers and it looks great. I'm amazed how huge it's going to be. This will be a gorgeous budgie.

She did great. It still looks like I drew it! So this is actually a very cool art collaboration.
I'm glad LJ is back. It was down most of this morning but they still haven't fixed the user heads.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak...blaaaasilvolf on June 23rd, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
The picture looks great! I find it annoying when a character is small in a picture and I can't get the details in as much as I'd like too.
I'm with you on YouTube, I hate when sites make changes that aren't needed.
I wish your friend luck with her stained glass!
Des: Budgiesthagirion on June 23rd, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I wanted him to be seen better. Hum, perhaps instead of making the whole pic huge may-be I'll do a close up just for Owen. I've seen people do that for sections that are small they are proud of.
Yeah, I'm sick of the changes they are making. It's just getting worse and worse. I have a Vimeo account but have never used it. I got it in case youtube gets so bad but I don't think they are as good anyway so it's like with LJ. There's nowhere to go.
I think she'll be posting her progress on her LJ. I'm hoping I can visit her to see it in person before it's done.
actipton80actipton80 on June 23rd, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
I never set filters on YouTube comments so that change was unnoticed for me. I don't know if they had done it yet when I put up my last video a couple weeks ago. If I get a jerk comment there I just delete it like I do here. I would like the old channels back though.

I can't wait to see the stained glass budgie when it is done.
Des: Flying Budgiesthagirion on June 23rd, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
If you don't screen comments you won't know if people are having a chat as well or if they'll get in a fight in replies to each other. I just like having the control. I don't know if I could leave it as open comments. And if what someone says is so ridiculous and I know I can defeat them I argue with them. Only a few times have I just out right deleted comments.

Me too. I think it will be lovely.
Cheezey: Splatter Tired Artistcheezey on June 24th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
Your picture is really coming along well. The close up of Owen also looks good!

YouTube is still trying to fix what's not broken, huh? That sucks.

Edited at 2012-06-24 12:57 pm (UTC)
Des: Drawingthagirion on June 24th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I think this will be a very nice one. I have been thinking about how to make the ground full of trees and I have some ideas I'm looking forward to trying out.
Yeah, they need to leave well enough alone.