What I Did Today 12/23/15

  • On December 23, 2015 ·
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Merry Christmas from this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 7.

Last night I played Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked before bed, then listened to another Dirty Old Ladies podcast and the latest Dana Gould Hour. Slept in, then dad wanted to do some running around. Came home, went with mom to get birthday cakes, came back home and did some research until Ian messaged me about hanging out. Invited Frank in and we recorded another M&C.

So yeah, even though I wasn’t going to do anything because it’s my birthday, still a busy day.

What I Did Today 12/22/15

  • On December 22, 2015 ·
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Merry Christmas from this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 7.

Spent today working on the wallpaper/header for my social profiles. I’ve had a rough idea for awhile so I started inking the elements I knew I was going to use. Then I started playing around with stroking effects in Manga Studio and sketching other elements trying to get a feel for the over all layout. I’m still filling it out, deciding what stuff works and what doesn’t. I need to figure out the environment more so I can tie it all together instead of making it a bunch of random pieces on the same page. Did research for inspiration and similar aesthetics before I tuckered out and went for lunch. Came home, played some Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, played some guitar.

Tomorrow’s my birthday. As tempted as I am to sleep in I like getting up early and working in the studio while I can.

What I Did Today 12/21/15

  • On December 21, 2015 ·
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Merry Christmas from this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 7.

Got up this morning and finished Monday stuff. Exported, watermarked, made a preview image for, and scheduled the Tumblr blog post for today’s comic. Typed up and scheduled the blog post for today’s podcast, then I answered some email and listened to the Dirty Old Ladies podcast. Then my dad called. We went for lunch and drove around a bit. When I came home we decided to go for groceries. A few games on my wish list have been on sale so I picked up They Bleed Pixels, Organ Trail, and the Shipwrecked DLC for Don’t Starve.

Today was productive though I wish I’d done more with the second half. I’d felt a bit like a clenched fist with stuff needing to get finished and when it was done I needed to take a bit to relax. I still need to figure out what’s causing the podcast feed to invalidate before it gets kicked off the iTunes store again. (I’ll try stripping it down, see if there’s some setting that shouldn’t be ticked that’s screwing with it.)

Tomorrow I want to come down to the studio, map out my projects for 2016, and just dive into drawing. I need to figure out how I’m going to work my Daily Doodle routine in with my Patreon plans. Maybe I’ll post sketches here and refined versions in the activity feed or post them on Patreon early. I’m still working on specifics. I do know I want my animations to be the focus for next year.

What I Did Today 12/18/15

Remembering Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 7.

Had a slow start to the day as it took me awhile to fall asleep last night and I woke up a few times. I turned my alarms off the last time, a few minutes before they were to go off, thinking I’d nap an hour or so and get up. Woke up about 6 hours later. Showered, heated some breakfast up, and just as I was sitting down to eat my dad called. He wanted to find his brother a coat so we went looking for one then had lunch. Spent the evening since working on Monday’s comic. It took some research but I like how it’s looking so far. Started inking, think I’m gonna save that for tomorrow.

What I Did Today 12/17/15

  • On December 17, 2015 ·
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Remembering Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 6.

Recorded M&C last night with Ian. Went to bed at 11, set the alarm for 8, woke up 30 minutes early thanks to the cat. Felt tired most of the day and wasn’t the best to get my creative juices flowing. Was going to switch to working on Monday’s comic to see if it helped my drive but then my dad called for lunch. Ate, came home, watched some YouTube, and napped. Worked on designs this evening but I need to get more done.

Going to draw the comic tomorrow and see if I can get in the proper mindset for other things later. When I have to draw a page I can work efficiently. For some reason getting new ideas out of my head it’s like squeezing the last bit of toothpaste out.

What I Did Today 12/16/15

  • On December 16, 2015 ·
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Remembering Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 6.

Spent today working on part of an animatic. I wanted to sort out the beats and write the dialogue. Changed the character to make it more entertaining. Still have ~half to write but I like how it’s shaping up. It’s just been on my mind so I wanted to get it out before I forgot anything. Took a nap then went for lunch with dad. Came home, called in my prescriptions, then went to pick them up and renew my driver’s license.

Tonight we’re recording another M&C. I’d like to spend tomorrow drawing. Today was mostly writing and thumbnailing. I didn’t focus on any one drawing because I was trying to lay the bulk of it out to refine later. Friday I’m devoting to Monday’s comic simply because I never know how much work I’m going to be able to do over the weekend.

What I Did Today 12/15/15

  • On December 15, 2015 ·
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Remembering Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 6.

We got new front and back doors installed today so I had to be upstairs to let the guy in this morning. Spent most of the time reading as I couldn’t concentrate on much else while he was here all day. Started backing up my media to the RAID today. Went for dinner and groceries this evening.

Looking forward to having a quiet empty house again tomorrow. I need to ideate on a self portrait and wallpaper for my social media profiles. I’ll put some music on and just draw as much as possible. I’ve got a concept, I’ve just spent a lot of time researching for elements of it. I want to draw themes that represent me as an artist and I want to make them look right. I’m not sure how they’ll look as a unifying whole but I’ll try to make it work. I also need to design some graphics for my Patreon page. I’ve got some ideas from looking at other campaigns. I’ll just do a mockup and flesh it out.

What I Did Today 12/14/15

  • On December 14, 2015 ·
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Remembering Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 6.

Planned to work on the comic over the weekend. Friday night I was up late with Frank watching the MST3K Kickstarter bring in over $6,000,000. Spent Saturday with my dad and that evening recording the podcast. Eventually got to drawing and inking Sunday while trying to explain MultiMC to Frank over skype. Colored and shaded the page this morning and got the post scheduled while I was ripping, tagging, and uploading the podcast. Scheduled the blog for that with an hour to go and then I started checking my backups as I prepped for reverting my NAS back into a proper RAID. It’s currently verifying RAID parity.

There’s non-art stuff I have to be responsible for tomorrow but here’s hoping it doesn’t eat up too much time. I’ve written out a list of what I need to do this week and I’m looking forward to the allotted art time.

What I Did Today 12/11/15

  • On December 11, 2015 ·
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Remember It’s Punky Brewster? Check out this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 6.

Spent today working on my Patreon page. I still have more work to do before I launch but it felt good to have the main copy written out. It also helped me figure out the basic setup of my campaign. Now I can just tweak the rewards based on feedback. I’ll have some eyes look at it and see what they think. Also need to work on graphics and the pitch video. I’ll be diving into that next week as I need to spend the weekend working on Monday’s comic.

What I Did Today 12/10/15

  • On December 10, 2015 ·
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Remember It’s Punky Brewster? Check out this week’s Billy Badass!

Minecraft and Chill 5.

Recorded M&C last night, went to bed at 11, woke up to my alarm at 5. I’ve been irritable and prickly today. Felt similar to November when I wasn’t sleeping enough. Tried script writing, felt like that was squeezing off my visualization, went to make an animatic file and it wouldn’t save to my NAS. (I really need to clear out local space and keep the NAS more for backup.)

My dad called, said he was having trouble texting a guy about some dogs. He came over, I sent the guy a message for him, and we went out to see the one the guy had left. Was a cute little beagle pup. I held onto her until we got back to his place and cleared the kennel for her. Don’t think my cat liked that she could smell a strange dog on me when I got home but I’ve had worse reactions.