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WhatSome random doodles I'm inspired to make, mixed in with some tech related ideas.
March 22, 2013
MIT’s climbing club is hosting a competition this April!! Go register. (http://scripts.mit.edu/~mitoc/wall/comp/2013/)
January 17, 2013
Best present ever???? So good!!
December 30, 2012
I’m currently home in CA and after lamenting the lack of a clean working environment, went on a cleaning spree. Mid way through I found a stash of old elementary school drawings. Apparently I’d made a 4-part Megaman comic! The first was called “mega man the ultra battle comic”. There’s SO MUCH ACTION even in the first page!!!
December 17, 2012
Megaman also has a brother, so I made him.
Some mild lessons learned:
1) When using acrylics, it often takes several coatings before the bottom layer (e.g., pen sketches) can be completely covered up. For this, a blow dryer is invaluable.
2) Detailed work is hard. Acrylic screws up even synthetic brushed fairly quickly, and when it’s starting to dry it’s really hard to make clean lines. I haven’t found a good solution to that, although I’m going to try using a toothpick for details next time.