A couple of days ago I posted this from my sketchbook. Something I started a while ago and wanted to come back to. Well, I did the other night. Still a work in progress, and my hands were kind of shakey trying to do perfect circles… But still, the inking is going pretty good i think.
Another page from my sketch book. Had completely forgotten about this one. I love it and want to finish it. Scanner is not working today, so have to make due with the phone cam.
Whats interesting, while trying to get a good picture of it, i tried various setting on my camera. one of those was negative:
Then i put it through the GIMP to try and define the lines better. Want to get a decent vector off of it, but didn’t try to hard. But, while I was messing around, i made it a bit too blue:
Pretty cool though huh? I am going to try and clean it up a little more and make it look like awesome robot blueprints.
Not so much? ok then. No awesome vacation pictures for you ever again!
But, there is one really cool part of the zoo trip that i have to share, because it was just so awesome, heres what happened: We were walking along the outside edge of the elephant enclosure to get a better view of this guy:
So, we started to veer a little right to get around some trees for a better view, when all of a sudden a giant bird (not nearly as big as the Golden Eagle though) jumped out of the bushes and ran straight towards me!
He ran right up to us and swished his tail feathers around like he was trying to do a leg sweep, and i had to jump a little bit to make sure I didn’t step on his tail. At one point he was right up next to the stroller with Belle inside…
Then he jumped up onto and over the wall into the elephant enclosure, unfurled his tail for a few seconds (no picture available unfortunately) and ran off.
That was pretty awesome, let me tell you. Those guys are big, and their tails look like they could do some damage if the really wanted to.
One of the funniest conversations I’ve ever read on Twitter.
first a little background. The players:
@Hodgman: John Hodgman, expert on everything. Possibly best known to the American TV watching public as PC in the ‘I’m a Mac’ commercials. Also an occasional correspondent on The Daily Show, and don’t forget the podcast Judge John Hodgman.
@PaulandStorm: [P]aul and [S]torm are an awesome comedy music duo. They sometimes do shows with @wilw (see below) and others as part of w00tstock. One of their more recent projects was the “___ is the name of my ___ cover band.” t-shirts for ThinkGeek.com.
@JohnRoderick is this other musician guy from some band. He is incredibly funny on Twitter, which is why i follow him.
@wilw: Wil Wheaton, actor, author, family man… did I mention Star Trek Alum? yeah, you know the kid from Stand by Me? He also does readings at w00tstock with @PaulandStorm
The following is a conversation between (mainly) Paul [P] of @PaulandStorm, and John Hodgman (@hodgman).
This is the order (top to bottom, opposite of actual twitter)in which I read this this morning.