Book reviews, art, gaming, Objectivism and thoughts on other topics as they occur.

Oct 12, 2008

Painting VI

Okay, so I wasn't as finished tonight as I thought. I made some minor changes that I think help a lot.

Oct 11, 2008

Painting V

And here's Haden, finally. I tried to go with more dramatic lighting this time through, but I'm not sure it was completely successful. I think he looks decent, though.

Painting IV

I'm still messing around with this painting, which I see now more as an exercise than a discrete work. I fixed the neck, which was too long, and made some other minor changes. I also did something with the background, which was kind of blah before. (In case you're wondering, it's supposed to be a cave. It makes me insane when people look at my pictures and ask "what's that?" Eyeballs! Use them!)

Oct 3, 2008

Hurricane Ike: Kicking Ohio's Ass

What do you get when you combine:

many big old brittle trees
70 mph winds

One day without power, three weeks with no phone and no internet, that's what. It really reminded me of the situation in Virginia when we'd get big snowstorms. No one knew what to do or how to do it, so we wound up sitting around for quite some time before the streets got cleared and it was possible to go outside again.

We were lucky--many people were without power for almost as long as we were without internet. You just don't *get* 70 mph winds in Ohio. Well, unless it's a tornado, which is an entirely different sort of problem. Tornadoes tend to be localized. They don't knock out entire states.