Sun, Oct. 23rd, 2016 | 11:57 am slavezombie
| ||Something big, something small would have to happen before I try to sketch another editorial cartoon |
I enjoy the flow of journal updates ursulav makes on her blog and marveled at the way she composes her colorful collages of photos, doodles, scribbles and content into a really interesting leather-bound journal/diary style. I squandered everywhere for information about what software she used to compose her digital art. I read the source code for clues, scoured the web for other social media accts that belonged to her. Then finally I found a FAQ section of her website where she reveals what she uses to create her compositions.
I like Painter7, a Wacom Intuos 2 4 x 5 tablet, and occasionally Photoshop for layout and printing.
While I would love to save up for some of the toys she uses, at the moment I'll have to make do as I already invested enough on digital doodads than I have time to play with while blogging.
( Supplies include unboxing my new phoneCollapse )
Needless to say, her art was something I strive to achieve in my own blog when I type scenes in screenplay format using a manual typewriter, then scan and upload into the my blog I worked painstakingly hard to tweak the stylesheet to give the impression of facsimile documents. I mean the whole reason I began typing my blog updates on paper is because I could not find a fool proof way to make my css code replicate all the tab stops and indentations a screenplay contains.
I'm not one to create vlogs of unboxing stuff. I'm just not that organized and doing so would mean clearing off all the junk on my drafting table, typing desk, house. Anyway, when I went to the phone shop to pick up my new iPhone 7plus, they pretty much unboxed it for me. It just would've been weird to take the Action Cam and ask them if it would be okay to record the whole thing. I've been comparing my Samsung Note 5 with it and evaluating all the apps that I'm going to want to have installed on the new phone before I get rid of the Note; but wait! This Note 5 has that neat writing feature with the stencil-like digital pen which makes signing, doodling, brainstorming, handwriting all that much more effective. It beats drawing with your finger on the iPhone. So what I'm thinking is, I'm going to record a step-by-step process list the way I did for the newsletter I work on for Harley Davidson. I was having a hard time remembering how to export my nwsltr while compressing images and graphics to meet the file size limitations I'm given. I'll do the same thing for the process of creating ursulav style digital comps.
I've thought of doing them all on hard copy. Typing whatever I happen to be ranting about on that day, then stapling pictures taken and printed with the Polaroid Zip or the lomo instant camera. However, I tried that and it's not as effective as keeping my graphics files digitally and incorporating them that way onto the page.
What I'm striving for, besides increasing my livejournal popularity, is something I can refer to later for index card positioning in the ongoing screenplay project tmtwngm (the movie that will never get made) because, I could give a rat's ass who buys my story when the current status quo is writing the great American banned book and/or risque content.
Sat, Oct. 15th, 2016 | 07:00 pm
♬ Sometimes I feel so lonely - PRIMAL SCREAM slavezombie
Yesterday I had tried to film feeding time with Mildred on my http://www.ustream.tv/channel/22741386 account, but I really don't know what I'm doing when I use the Action Cam for live streaming. I would like to livestream with it on Periscope but for now I'm just going to concentrate on vlogging my iguana's feeding time with the ustream server since it's the only way I've managed to make headway following the how-to videos
Incidentally, after I tried live streaming for the first time (some time last month), I wasn't able to program the HDR-AZ1 so that it simply records footage to the memory chip. I suppose I can dig up some how-to videos on doing that, but I'm even having a hard time erasing the videos from my trip to Sturgis last year. Or was that two years ago? Recalling what the Sony salesman advised when downloading videos to the computer, he said that I should try to download it from the camera itself. In other words, not to try to remove the microSD card and use an external drive to access the footage because "that would corrupt the memory chip." He wasn't kidding. Now I'm worries whether I'll have to buy another chip because this one 64GB is unresponsive to attempts at erasing.
I've been called to jury duty and am scheduled for the week of Super Tuesday. So, today at work I untied my hair from my pony tail and suffered the consequence as it frizzed out. I guess I'm going to make it a trademark of mine whenever I show up to the courtrooms like this. I don't think anybody else does it, and don't get me wrong, it is very embarrassing. I'm hoping that the future of hair styles will find this natually curly look acceptable one day and any pictures that I may appear in this way will strike a thought of time travel in people.
Sun, Oct. 9th, 2016 | 09:02 am slavezombie
Why was Election Day changed this year to the second Tuesday of November.
Sat, Oct. 8th, 2016 | 09:58 am slavezombie
Last night I went out for fast food. I was crossing the street when I encountered the most obnoxious asshole driver who can only be described as s.b. who most likely knew who I was (in a stalking sorta way) and proceeded to carelessly roll over the crosswalk where I was crossing the street. If ur familiar with rolling stops at stop signs... BUT this classic asshole was stopped at a red light and he missed hitting me by inches.
He had a white car and was wearing headphones. I even made a gesture with my hands "wtf? I'm walking here", but this guy was in a zoned out and looked right thru me. He had a slight resemblance to my crazy coworker's ex-husband.