Snake McShane's World of Bastard

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I hate painting

I really do hate painting. Never got the hang of it, but did always appreciate it when it was a skill that other people had. One of these days, I'll figure out how to do these fancy painter effects and stuff with the computer, rather than just aimlessly splattering stuff on the page.
I tried grey washes on a strip I'm doing at the minute (left), but then I remembered how permanant mistakes can be with traditional drawing and painting methods, so I tried painting in front of the line drawings - rather than behind as I normally do - in photoshop (right). Softly softly in all things, so I just had a quick stab at a panel from aforesaid strip (which is probably the only panel thus far I don't hate), and I'm not sure. Seems a bit time-consuming, but the colour does look nice.
I'm going to have to go and actually learn how to paint with the computer now. Might be fun.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Couple of Battlestar Galactica illos for an article I wrote for a magazine called The End Is Nigh.
I shan't recycle the poorly thought-out opinions of the two versions of the show (the 1978 and 2003 rehash) that I wrote there, but in a nutshell, the old one's shite and you can enjoy it on that basis, and the new one's a bit over the place, pretentious
, and doesn't have any black people in it. In twenty years' time, though, we'll probably look back on it with fondness, even though it didn't have a CGI update of the robot dog thing from the original that was quite clearly a monkey in a tinfoil hat, and gave me the creeps.
Couldn't quite get the lass from the new series right, but Dirk "Starbuck/Templeton 'Face' Peck" Benedict came out okay. As did Edward-James Olmos.
Pity about the ships, but then it's near impossible for me to draw technology to any satisfactory degree in photoshop.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Look at this shithole. Why the fuck do i bother?

It suddenly occurs to me that I may never use this godless piece of shite again.

Oh, so it works when i post profanity, does it? Bastard thing.
Almost as much fun as the French.


Post, you fucker!!!