A long while back I made a journal or comment somewhere (maybe here?) stating that I don't like to make journal posts without content (artwork, etc) to share. Still true for me, I think. I don't make journals like this very often! On some level I guess I consider it unproductive--but that's not meant to be a slam on other types of journals, because I do read up on my friends here and enjoy seeing y'all's thoughts and day-to-day stuff. Maybe I don't consider my daily grind similarly interesting? Or maybe I'm more focused on branding myself around my work? Huh.
Anyway! One platform I've really loosened up on is Twitter. There's something about the tweeting format (including its limitations) that encourages random bursts of thought, and I'm cool with that--got real comfortable with it, yo. I was even about to condense this rambling post into 140 characters, god help me, but then I remembered that I had done the very odd thing of cold-quitting Twitter this month.
...er, not permanently! Actually, my idea is to lay off the socializing until I finish my next video project. Kind of a motivation/productivity thing. Doesn't hurt to be spending more time with online tutorials/training, either (much of it in Blender! This guy's channel is the best, by the way.)
My next video'll continue my "Red vs Blue feat. Chupathingys" series. I've finished updating the topology, rigs and shape keys on the five models I need, and cut together the audio for the clip. The run-time right now is a very scary 4:35 (for reference, my longest video so far is 2:31.) But it's a good kind of scary. I look forward to the challenge, and for 2017 I want to make more long-form animations. It benefits my comic in the long-run too, because models that are "animation-ready" are extra-easy to throw into panels, and mean less time spent painting on them. Efficiency!
Ah, what else is new...? I live with 2.5 cats now. One of the buggers is supposed to stay outside because he's not fixed, but here's a picture of the big orange bastard sneaking into a secret cat-nap session:
Speaking of sexy sessions, @Ember and I will be in Houston this Saturday, watching Game Grumps Live. I'm stoked! Not often that I get to refer to Houston in conversation without wishing the whole town scoured from the Earth for its awful traffic and ugly infrastructure.
So yeah, that's the haps over here. This journal was brought to you by Twitter abstinence.