Friday, 21 October 2016

92. A belated birthday present for EpicErid

It was my good friend EpicErid's birthday the other day (if you don't know who this is, go to this blog post).
I ordered her a present, but shipping is terrible, so it has now arrived, but not in time for her birthday.

I decided to draw her a thing, and then paint it.... but I didn't think that was quite far enough.
So, I upgraded it a little.

Custom coaster - EpicErid

If you remember a while back I posted about making Skyrim coasters using a tutorial on Dodger's YouTube channel.
I used the same method here, except I used my own hand drawn and painted picture.

The picture was drawn in in Derwent pencils, lined with Faber Castell fine liners and painted with Winsor and Newton Watercolour paints and Citidel Acrylic paints.
It was sealed with a Satin varnish and attached to a Slate flooring/ wall tile with ModgePodge Matt finish.
Finally some self adhesive cork was attached to the underside

What do you guys think?
Would you be interested in your own?

Hit me up with comments, criticism and any other feedback!



Tuesday, 4 October 2016

91. Multimedia

As the title suggests, this post is all about Multimedia stuff.

Let's start with Twitch

I've been putting a lot more effort in to my Twitch channel lately;

A decent mic (Blue Yeti),
A decent Camera (Logitech HP 1080p),
More Ram (Now 16gb),
Better presentation (in Stream),
And better audience interaction (Discord, Steam, Revlo rewards and so on),
And the hardest part, being consistent with my schedule.

On the last part I have edited my schedule.
I will still stream 3 times a week.

Tuesday = Technical Tuesday.
Where I do more technical things.
Usually digital art, painting but sometimes Starter games and mods.

Wednesday = The Old School Video Game Show.
This is a show I usually co-host with my friend MyWallet.
We play things like Super Smash bros Melee (and mods) and a host of other old school games.

Thursday = Free For All Thursday.
A stream where I get to play anything I feel like/ sometimes the chat/ Revlo participants suggestions.

Not only have the details of my streams changed, but also the times.
I will now be starting at 8pm UK time, for a few hours each time.
This should hopefully allow more folk to join us ^_^

If you can't join me live, never fear, my VOD's are free to watch, but sometimes muted (especially the art streams due to copyrighted music).

With that in mind let's move on to...


Now, I've been working on my Twitch consistently for a while; slowly improving as I go.
The downside is I've neglected my YouTube channel.
Well that's going to change.

I've set an upload schedule.
To start with I'll upload 3 times a week.

Monday and Friday will be when I upload video's taken from my 'Free For All Thursday' Twitch Stream.
Wednesday will be when I upload Super Smash Brothers WiiU Replays and other Smash Brothers related content.

In addition, once per month I will post a Speedpaint video taken from my 'Technical Tuesday' Twitch Stream.
This will be uploaded on a Sunday.

This schedule is in place as of now.
In fact, check out the first video in my play through of Pokémon Uranium bellow!

This is a starting point.
I intend to up the pace once I'm comfortable, with plans to create YouTube exclusive content in time.

That's about it for now.
Please check everything out.
Follow me on my Twitch
Subscribe to me on YouTube.

Watch a few videos, click a few adds and support small time Streamers and YouTubers!



Saturday, 1 October 2016

90. Inktober 2016

Hey there!

S'been a little longer than I'd have liked in between posts and stuff (just over a week).
But I've finally been made redundant and that kinda was a bit of a speed bump...
A subject I'll come back to at another date as it deserves its own post to be honest.

Onward to the subject of today's update: Inktober.

I am taking part in Inktober this year.
If y'all are unfamiliar with the event go check out the website - Inktober

If TL:DR I'll give you the gist here;

'Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Inktober rules:

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.'

That's pretty much it.

If you want to take part just follow the above instructions and prompts on the picture.
I'll be posting my drawings exclusively on my Instagram so be sure to check that out (and follow me while you're there!)

I have a few more things I want to talk about, so expect updates ot happen soon.
Until then