I painted a bit last night. I think this is the first time I have mentioned painting in the blog, but yeah – these painting projects are part of my project set, too. I think I have about 20 or 25 paintings so far…
I molded some modeling paste on top of a canvas for this new one – all white, as I’m trying to get a 3D look to the surface before I start to paint colors. This is a new thing for me – the 3D thing. But, I’m initially going for craters on a moon. Desaturated blues and greens with greys all in there, and then, I’m going to highlight with neon green – some of which will come from LEDs that I embed in the modeling paste with lightpipe. This is my first attempt at this, so who knows how it will come out, where I’m going to store the batteries, where I’m going to run the wires, etc. But, yeah, that’s the spirit of how I do things, I guess – I build and gain experience (and make mistakes) in implementations and I get better and better technique as I go on.
So in the end, I’d like to have a protruding, rocky landscape with cracks and crevices that reveal green light. (Or now that I think about it, selectable color 🙂 Hmmm ). Something completely natural, such as bland rock, mixed with something a bit supernatural such as that eerie green light. Is it coincidental that Halloween is around the corner? Probably not – I feel the Halloween / Fall flavor right now.
In other newwws… Just had a meeting at my job about the site. We are all on track and everybody is happy with the result so far. Whew. And, the animation got some good comments. Just a few more steps and it will be solidified.. But, of course those steps are done by a few more work days of code-writing :). Here we go.