So yeah its been a real while i've updated at all.
Been busy with things and mostly checked my DA for devs and journals,not as much submitting work-related stuff (which mind you, there is A LOT of since). Got a job and all that, apprentice-ship is going well too. Im hoping to finish it soon and start working for myself with opening up shop and all that. Got a decor design in mind already,but im keeping it secret to keep myself from jinxing it (im a bit superstitious that way). Money is obviously an issue here, as it always is, as well as the actual renting of a flat area. Rent prices are pretty high here in Switzerland for businesses and further more im not sure i can get a bank loan for a tattoo shop in the first place. This has to do with "unsure business ventures" and all that, in short bank want to be sure you can pay back their loan.
So yeah, issues abound to get life sorted.
I've made an IG page though! Most of my current art pieces and cosplay and more random stuff goes on there usually,so do check that out too:
Speaking of art and cosplay, I've been busy again with the local coming Cons of this year. I got one on the 14th (*gasp* so soon!? Yeah but im around 90% done anyway) then one later in...May. I think... Can't bother to check atm but im likely to be pulling together a 2nd outfit to shoot for the Eurocosplay contest. There's a 99% chance it will be Nathan Spencer from the new-er Bionic Commando game. The reason im shooting for this older game is because i consider it to be under-appreciated (along the lines of Dark Void, Colonial Marines, Syndicate, Singularity or Lost Planet 3,which mind you im also planning on making) as well as i just want to build that giant claw-arm augmentation. I want to try something more epic-looking that armor (it really actually gets old fast to make armor. Everyone can make armor. A composite,moving arm that lights up...a lot less) and the aug-arm seems like a good bet. Everything else is an issue of finding the right camo pants and a green wife-beater as well as a dreadlocked wig.
Art wise,like i said i have a lot of stuff in the machine, some 20-pages up worth of artwork that's mostly penciled or even inked, some tattoo designs and a few OCs i've been working on (mostly Alien and Predator related obviously). It would take me some time to scan everything and get it nice and good-looking with P-shop and i should really do it,but im really lazy lately because of other more pressing concerns (the whole work+tattoo shop issue) so it'll get done "eventually".
Normally i'd add my whole game-music-film-toys section here,but i really can't bother to go into detail right now as i've been catching up on older stuff. I should mention my PS3 died a few weeks ago, so "Good night dear girl,its been fun" to her Luckily one of my mates sold me his slim version,so im back to ps3-gaming now.
To make the list short:
Lost Planet 3- Excellent narrative,good mood,change of pace compared to the previous ones. Redneck cowboy drilling mech-platform with country music. Lots of love for it.
Skylanders- Don't ask. It was on sale. I adore it though,simple gameplay but still enjoyable in co-op play.
SH Downpour- Moody,story a lot less confusing then the previous ones. Cheap rip-off of P-Head boss halfway through. SIDE QUESTS! Less disturbing imagery. Decent take on the SH formula.
John Wick- Reeves has NEVER been this efficient. Case made.
Valhalla Rising- W...T...Fuck did i just watch? Acid trip without the acid consumption. Gorgeous visuals however.
Ghost Shark- I think the name says it all.
Evil Dead 2014- Go watch the original ED2+Army of Darkness or Cabin in the Woods instead. Blood for the sake of blood,nothing else.
In This Moment- Angela Brink is hot. She also has a very strong voice and visual presence on stage.
Truck Fighters/Fu Manchu- Stoner Rock at its best.
Adrenaline Mob- Reminds me of Black Label Society, but a little more...Biker-ish. Clean instrumentals, awesome vocals and i love the covers of the albums.
FFDP The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1+2- Very nice 2-CD outing. Interesting change of pace for the FFDP crew but still retains their core spirit.
So that's that i guess. I promise i'll try to update more often with a pic or journal when i can get something out.