Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Snatter's Elves

The other day Dave Bulmer asked if I'd draw some suprised looking elves for his advent calendar.
I kinda got carried away...

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Episode IV: A New Job

So, yeah, on Monday I had an interview for a job as Senior Science Tech at Cathedral School in Wakefield. It was not fun to prepare for (I had to give a 5 minute presentation on My Understanding of the Health and Safety Issues that need to be Considered in this Role, see NOT FUN) and I stumbled quite a bit when it came to the actual interview. However, somehow, they ended up offering me the job! I was in the process of taking one of our ratties to the vets with Kat at the time, so I told them I'd have to think about it because I had a lot on my mind right then, but after they offered me the same money as I'm on now, but term-time only, and with far less travelling I couldn't really turn it down.
We shall just have to wait and see what the new year brings, but until then there's always CHRISTMAS!
Criminy, only 10 days to go! I'd best get my arse in gear!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Cats and Dog

I'm glad my sister doesn't read my blog because otherwise I wouldn't be able to post these pictures I've done for her and her husband of their pets until after Christmas! She knows she's getting them (asked for them specifically, including the green backgrounds) but I still want to surprise her. Surprises are awesome.

I've tried to do something completely different from my usual affair using Open Canvas, not sure how well it's worked out, but it was fun to try :)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Panic Stations!

Oh man... I've been working on a bunch of pictures for Christmas presents and also a SECRET PROJECT recently, and time is getting a bit tight now, so I got up nice and early yesterday to get some digital painting done and DISASTER! My trusty Wacom Graphire 3(which I think I've had for about 6 years now) just would not work. I spent hours updating drivers and browsing for solutions to no avail, so I had to bite the bullet and got Kat to give me a lift to (the evil) PC World in search of a replacement.

After a bit of perusing I was torn between a cheap Bamboo Pen, for cost efficiency in this period of much spending, or an Intuos 4 S which had £20 off but at £179 was still not cheap...

Needless to say I plumped for the more expensive but ever so nice Intuos and all was well. I just have to let go of my dreams of a 3DS and Mariokart 7 for a while longer...