Link Would Totally Carry a Tom Bihn Bag

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So for my birthday recently I got a Tom Bihn bag, a Pilot. I’m going to write a longer post about it and other Tom Bihn purchases later, but the last time I ordered from them I requested a sketch of something and promised that I would draw them something back. They drew me a sweet fucking T-rex with a wizard hat, which was hard to beat, I admit. The husband has been playing a lot of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and watching just how much shit┬áis in your inventory, it occurred to me that Link could only carry one brand of bag. Then the rest of the sketch was easy.

Overwatch: McCree

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So I participated in the stress test and the open beta for Overwatch. I might be addicted. I spent way too many late nights and hours blowing shit up with Junkrat, flying around like a lunatic with Pharah, and zooming through enemy fire with Mercy. HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER.

Ahem. Anyway, my friends and I are all jonesing super bad since it doesn’t release until May 24, so I drew McCree, one of the heroes, for my husband. He wanted a graphite drawing, and I chose the cover of McCree’s comic as I thought it was a great image. Turns out that doing graphite shading when the original is shaded with watercolor-esque is fucking hard.

This is one of the only drawings I’ve ever done that I like; that just doesn’t fucking happen. Next up: Junkrat!

Tools used: Bristol paper, graphite pencils

Stuff I Did 12/7-12/15

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It was my week off of school, so there’ve been just a flurry of real life things going on like burning, holiday stuff, animal things, and birthdays. Oh well, just means I have less to type!

  • 12 Days of CSS-mas: I started a new self-imposed challenge which I call the “12 Days of CSS-mas.”
  • Day 1: Partridge in a Pear Tree (my site) (CodePen)
  • Day 2: Two Turtle Doves (my site) (CodePen)
  • Day 3: Three French Hens (my site) (CodePen)
  • Day 4: Four Calling Birds (my site) (CodePen)
  • Also posted my first post on my CodePen blog! It’s the same as the post here on my personal blog, but I figured that most people won’t want to go to both places, so it might be beneficial to cross-post. It wasn’t that much work…at least one time…starting to overthink…
  • Drew a little picture of my daughter for my mom’s birthday.
  • Worked on a job application for Trello which involves debugging and hacking a piece of buggy code. After I completed the challenge, I realized that the job is one of the few they have that are not remote, so I ultimately didn’t apply to it. My time was well-spent though, and I learned a few things about Javascript that I previously hadn’t known. Honestly, why isn’t debugging the way we learn all programming? It’s more effective for me than trying to make a program do something the right way around…
  • Updated my About Me page with a timeline visually inspired by something I saw on PatternTap and forked from my Codevember entry. Idea shamelessly adapted from the amazing historical pages of Chris Coyier and Aaron Draplin.
  • Received my Verizon exclusive Google cardboard headset! Last ones in town. FUCK YEAH!
  • Started my newest term in school on 12/14. I am going to attempt to write about my struggles with class every Sunday. If only I had Reddit-like votes to encourage me…hey that’s a great WordPress plugin idea…
  • Talked to my best friend for a couple of hours this weekend! First time in a long time we’ve talked on the phone. He just released a tabletop game about learning about your friends called Treehouse Dreams; it’s on my list of things to get after the craziness of the holidays has dissipated. You can also check out some other games he’s working on.
  • Playing quite a bit of WoW this week. Not because I particularly enjoy Warlords of Draenor (I don’t) but because I like old content. Which is all we have…hahahaha…
  • Watched the season finale of Doctor Who. I didn’t like Clara’s death in The Raven (I’m apparently in the minority on that one) so I really enjoyed this particular episode…right up until they had Me and Clara go triapsing off across the galaxy. I could spend hours talking about why, but I won’t bore people without being asked. Maybe I’ll make a big post about it so I can really rile up the interwebs…

Mom’s birthday present 2015: the bratface

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This year, money’s a little tighter than normal so I had to get creative with my gift-giving. Literally.

I drew a picture of my daughter for my mother for her birthday. I tried to choose a photo that really shows off the kid’s personality (she’s making a face…) while also being a photo she doesn’t have. I think I did pretty well, although I think the chest and sleeves could use a bit more work. However, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out overall, and it’s nice to give something you made to your family!

Final version large:

Final version
Final version

Drawing a picture of the kiddo for my mother. This is about 60% done. I’ll post and updated version one it’s all complete!

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