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APR20

Timing is Everything


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APR5

Disapproving Toaster

disapproving_toaster


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FEB19

Obligatory monthly post

I told myself I would post at least once a month. So... Uh... Here's something.

mirai-gundam-drawn

I've been watching the original Mobile Suit Gundam recently. That is all.


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JAN13

WordPress hates me

I noticed a small mistake in the database I imported into WordPress. I thought, no big deal, TRUNCATE, fix, and import again. However, since then, every WordPress post page redirects infinitely! I reverted back to the original database with the mistake, but the same thing happens! Guess I'll have to stick to my old blog style until I fix this.

In the meantime, heres a logo type thing I made for my still in progress Macaw > WordPress project.

wordpress-to-macaw

It's a combination of both logos (if you couldn't tell).


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JAN8

Bits and Pieces

New Year and time for a change. I've created a script that will allow me to export my site's database into WordPress. I just need to find/make a nice theme. I've already started work on that, but learning WordPress is harder than I thought. I'm probably just looking at it the wrong way, but I'll get something together.

Found a minor bug with the word search solver. Seemed it didn't like lines in the grid with missing numbers. It was only a visual bug, but fixed (and faster) now.

My Graphic design course is doing well. I've finally cracked how to properly use InDesign. The passionate hate I had for it is rapidly clearing.


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DEC25

Tree Awesome

Messing around with Font Awesome (fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/) at the moment. I have a project in mind that I want to use it in.

tree-awesome

Oh, and Happy Christmas!


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DEC19

Quick Christmas costume

I've not even finished my laputa robot and I dove into another project. Work was throwing a Christmas jumper and festive dress competition so I had to enter. There are probably prizes, but wanted to enter because I was still buzzing from bringing in the robot from the last competion. Quick sketch in Paper, grabbed a few scraps, then stitch together a little tree.

tree-costume-build

I didn't have enough material — or time — to recreate my idea perfectly. But hey, this quick bit of fun turned out well.

tree-costume

Wrap myself in foam, paint it green, and add a few decorations. Nice yes?


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DEC7

Messin with pixels

A few years ago, I took this picture of The Flaming Lips performing live:

flaming-lips-dublin-2011-original

I really like it. Lately, I dug it up and started sticking it as a background for my social media.

I've not done much pixel work recently, so I thought I'd make a pixel version of this.

pixeled-bg

Tada! It might want a little cleaning up and I took some liberties, but it's good anyway.


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NOV26

Adventure Time poster

Man, it must be months ago when I first found this poster. A user on Imgur.com put up an excellent black and white drawing of over 120 Adventure Time characters. I immediately started colouring it in. After about 60 characters, they started to become harder to recognise. I eventually spoke with the original artist, and got the names of everyone! Thanks OP.

With all the names and a picture of each, I was able to finish it off. Well, I say finish, there are maybe two outstanding that I can't make out in between all the awesome. You'd scarcely notice them. Behold!

adventure-time-poster-thing

I also purchased a new printer recently. HP LaserJet with plenty of starter toner. One of the first things to pop into my head was rasterbator.net I couldn't help myself.

adventure-time-rasterbator

You can see more of the process on Imgur: http://imgur… more


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NOV4

Halloween Costume

I've been working on another side project. It ended up gobbling up all my time and I didn't quite make my deadline.

BEHOLD!

waving-robot

This is robot guardian. If he looks familiar, it's because he's my closest interpretation of the robot featured in Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky.

compare

While I didn't get a chance to paint him before Halloween (nor fit the head puppet gear, arm control sticks, and head camera) I still won two prizes. One at a pub Halloween party. The other at work. They made a competition category "Oh my God" just for me!

Just to give you a few specs:

about 40 hours work, hundreds of rivets, two bruises, five cuts on my hands and one sizable gash, 7m sq. corrugated plastic, 4m sq. foam, 5m sq. lining paper.

Tech:

one battery pack, two fans, tablet with camera to see the… more


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