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On the bright side, I am forcing myself to refine some old stuff from one of my sketchbooks (because I can't think of anything original right now), so hopefully I'll be posting something new soon.
So I realized that I have a lot of watchers and some of them I have a pretty good rapport with and others not so much. It’s weird because it seems to me that when I was on DA years and years ago that people were a lot better about making lasting friendships.
I know that most people don’t pay any attention to journals, but I kinda want to get to know you guys better. So tell me about yourselves—your interests, your hopes, your dreams, your ambitions, the things you do! I’m a really nice person, so feel free to ask me about myself, too! Let’s open up the communication! I promise I won't be a creep.
So in the past I have been commissioned by different companies to write and illustrate a couple different storybook apps for mobile devices, but I've finally gotten around to publishing one that is entirely original!
The storybook is called Float Away, Bobby. It's about a boy who can't stop floating! I wrote it in part as a Mother's Day gift for my mom, who died of ovarian cancer five years ago. Right now the app is available on Google Play and iTunes.
Here's a link to the Google Play version. play.google.com/store/apps/det…
Here's a link to the apple version: itunes.apple.com/US/app/id8760…
Here's a link to the amazon app store version: www.amazon.com/M-B-Chan-Float-…
If you're inclined to pick up a copy for a kid in your life (or just because you like me ^-^) please leave a review and I will love you forever!
Oh yeah, and more serious digital watercolor illustrations are coming soon!
Also, check out this video that my dorky brother-in-law made. It shows Lexikeet's Japanese program in action, although it doesn't give you a taste for any of Lexikeet's grammar principles, verb conjugations, or handwriting functions.
And don't forget to check out Lexikeet itself at www.lexikeet.com/?rid=1
The Japanese and Spanish programs have some similar features, including handwriting for Japanese!
I did, however, begin to research different drawings of Ganondorf on DA, just to see what other artists have done, and I gotta say, there are some pretty freaky ones of him out there. Especially the naked ones. There was a pretty awesome one of him wearing a loin cloth with his gut hanging out over it that I really liked, though.
So now I gotta ask, should I draw him young or old? Skinny or fat? Alone, or should I give the Ganondorf x Zelda shippers some love? Post your suggestions and let's discuss!
Hey guys! Our new web-based language learning software, Lexikeet.com has just released its Japanese and Spanish programs to the public.
We busted our butts to get everything finished since our soft release of Mandarin Chinese, now it's finally done!
One thing I really like about the Japanese program is that I've been learning hiragana, katakana, and kanji, so I'm one step closer to finally being able to read all the manga that's just been sitting in my house for the last ten years. Plus, it only takes me fifteen minutes a day!
Lexikeet is running a special 50% off introductory sale on all of its language packages. So with a free trial and a sale price of just $9.99 a month, there's no good reason not to try it out if you have any interest in Japanese, Spanish, or Chinese.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! And be sure to click the links above if you want to know what the Japanese and Spanish programs have to offer.
And don't forget to check out the video below if you haven't seen it already! Our proprietary software tracks your time, your goals, and your strengths and weaknesses, fully catering itself to your individual learning style!
I’d really appreciate it if you would spread the word with your friends and family, especially if you have or know somebody with an interest in Mandarin Chinese. And be sure to check out our marketing video! I just so happened to write it and I did all of the voice acting for it.
I'll be using it to post sped up versions of my paintings.
Here is part one one of three. The rest you can find from the link above.
Hopefully I'll be able to put up another painting soon. I've been experimenting with some new painting techniques in order to do some more dynamic light and shading, but so far nothing really works with my current digital watercolor technique. Maybe one of these days I'll figure it out. Just gotta keep trying.
I feel like Americans only get to see one side of Australia. I always imagined it'd be very dry and dusty, and everybody would be like The Crocodile Hunter or Crocodile Dundee. It's very wet, green, and beautiful here. And the residential areas remind me so much of the bay area it makes me a little homesick for California. Outside of the city (we're staying in Melbourne), the countryside looks just like parts of Northern California.
Everybody is very friendly here. The food here is fantastic.
So far I haven't seen any weird spiders even though it's summer here now. But maybe that will change.
The only thing I haven't liked is the flies. We went to Mornington Peninsula and hundreds and hundreds of flies just attacked us. That was really awful.
It mostly means I'm going to be buried in Flash and user interfaces for a while and have some insane hours. I have to figure out how to make our UIs both attractive and easy to navigate, which isn't as simple as it sounds. Plus, there are some random designs to finish up and lots and lots of polish to apply. Ughh...so much polish I don't know where to start....
Anyhoo, to those who care, I don't think I'll be able to post as much serious artwork as I'd like to during that time (which probably won't matter much because I'm already so sloooow). I will try to make time to post some silly/less detailed stuff, though!
Wheee! Time to get to work!