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Saturday, 28 December 2013

At the beach... getting nailed with storms!!

Hey fans, fellow artists, friends, pervs, boys n girls, so I thought I was going to be clever and render the last scenes of the comic at the beach. It started off well, set up in my tent running off batteries in the car, or running my system in the back of the car, but then we got hit by thunderstorms and a crapload of rain. Its the beginning of the rainy season here. It usually comes later, but this time its early! And its not save to run my system in that weather.





I had about 50 renders to go, GRR!! Its a shame I didn't manage to finish it yet, because that would in a way have been a record time. I spent a long ass time making all the props and stuff, but to be honest I was actually experimenting a lot as well, but I started posing and rendering properly a month ago and it is a big comic, with well over 400 renders!

Anyway, also I couldn't reach my blog for some reason all that time. So for those folks that didn't see it over at 'Otica, here's a belated Christmas greeting... and a HAPPY FUGGIN NEW YEAR!!





This year has been awesome, with Lali's Bits turning my life up-side-down, opening a shitload of doors, new friends, new ideas, new tools and software, and the beginnings of my own 3D figure. I set up my own workshop here in 'Southern Africa' and helped out a bunch of very professional local craftsmen. Thank you to everyone that has helped me this year. I will write a more formal acknowledgement in my comic once it comes out.

My new year's resolutions? Lots more comics! and obviously Project fucken E baby! 



12 comments:

  1. Looks good. Old school wire mouse like me. Oh that image of Lali, and her Swedish friend, oy!

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    1. thanks man! yeah those wireless jobs are annoying, break so easily, batteries run out fast!

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  2. You're one adventurous son-of-a-gun, E! Back when I last camped on the beach, electricity hadn't even been invented!! Carry on, lad, and Happy Effing New Year to you and the girls!!

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    1. hehehehehe living in africa makes one do crazy shit like this, and speaking of which, I sometimes feel that electricity hasn't been invented here yet!!

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  3. I would love to make a render farm too, but I have no idea where to start...and most certainly not in a tent!
    The weather and the laws in France wouldn't allow it. I can only applaud your ways, you're an Allan Quartermain, only you come with wires! Instead of Indonesia I should have tried Africa back then...

    On a side note, since I don't want to disturb you at a busy time, is it ok if I email you privately on a few matters?

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    1. The laws? is there a law against setting up a render farm in a tent?

      And yeah dude, you can always bug me with emails!!! Might not reply straight away though hehehe

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  4. (grumble, grumble)
    On the beach?...enjoy your great weather. You could be in Canada walking your stupid snowblower up and down your stupid driveway in stupid -23ºC weather only just having gotten the power back because the stupid ice storm pulled down trees which broke the stupid power lines.
    gawwwd I hate winter.

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    1. hahahaha. We don't notice the blackouts here, they're so frequent. But here we have stupid sand everywhere, stupid dust, dust, dust, with stupid spiders biting my girlfriend's ass, stupid mosquitoes nailing me the second I crawl out the tent, stupid (but truly lovely) thunderstorms so loud that you pray for a quick death should your tent get struck by lighting, or washed away haha. And the heat, the stuffy heat... aah!! (good excuse to drink lots of beer) Anyway, I did have a lovely time :)

      -23 is FUCKING cold though!

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  5. My hat off to you! Rendering on the beach, that's some dedication :)

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  6. Haha, man ero. I shall call you Adventure-Nerd from now on ! Or Nerdventure as a more snazzy one ;)

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    1. The Nerdventures of Ero, sounds like a fun comic series

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