Jun 19, 2017

Weekly Video Roundup 061917

Aliens Exposed!

Chip Lancer Teaser

Creamy Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta: FOOD TIME Episode 6

Woot woot! This week had some interesting uploads. Another FOOD TIME along with a teaser trailer for The Daring Adventures of Chip Lancer, Space Salesman! ...and some weird conspiracy theory? Dafuq?
I've got a visual log coming and maybe another video or two and that'll be a wrap up before the "mid-season break" or whatever im calling it.
As always im posting even more (and secret) content on my Patreon, so you should check that out if you want more!

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Beekeeping Update #1 (already!?!)

Today was my first day in an apiary!
I went to the local orchard and talked to the owner about shadowing him over the summer and offering some free labor when it came to working with the bees. As hoped, he was pleased to see that i was taking an interest and was really open to the idea of help!
So feck yes!
checking out the boxes with no suit, like a bawse
I noticed a secret bee gathering goin down
 The Reed Valley Orchard here in town is so gorgeous and it isnt even in full swing yet, they just opened up today and i cant wait until he calls me back to work with the bees!

Jun 5, 2017

How being "productive" has changed me so far...

A while back I decided to tackle the "lets take this thing seriously" challenge. I'm constantly creating, constantly working on something, coming up with more and more projects that keep getting grander and more time consuming, and im loving it!
You've seen me, and you know me...
I "started out" as an animator. I did that lil thing, what was it 'Welcome to Normality', right? From there I went on to do a short comic series turned 110 page graphic novel. Doing all that while slowly pulling together the pieces needed for my feature film starring marionettes 'The Freaks of LampCord'...
Just saying, ive already had a full plate.
NOW... I've got an acre and a half of land, a studio that im still fixing up, 4 human lives under my care, a box turtle, a red eared slider, an albino corn snake, and a cat.
Those guys all require a certain level of attention and time. (i'll hopefully be adding an emperor scorpion and more corn snakes to the family pretty soon, too ^.^)
Lets add some more to that, shall we? Ive taken on some smaller projects that are still in-the-running such as 'The Daring Adventures of Chip Lancer, Space Salesman!'... and SEVERAL YouTube shows like 'DOIN THINGS' and 'FOOD TIME'...
But what about personal things that aren't done just for the sake of showing people? Well I've also been tattooing myself and a select few other people, which on its own takes up a good chunk of time and since im not licensed or verified or anything like that, I don't charge people so no money or anything other than experience is gained by doing this... but im still doing it.
Lets do a list check real quick.
Filmmaker and animator, comic writer/artist, homeowner, father of 4 humans and 4 animals, handyman, food enthusiast, amateur tattoo artist.
Holy shit to do, Batman!
As if that weren't enough, I feel compelled to do EVEN FUCKING MOAR with my time and space!

As of right this moment im still working on clearing a space for an apiary (bee yard), im studying and soaking up all beekeeping knowledge I can find. Unfortunately there is no Beekeepers Association in my county and the nearest one is one of those half-assed ones that has very minimal information posted online... but im not letting that stop me.
I've already got the number of someone who collects swarms and I intend to shadow him around if possible to gather experience before starting my own hive, and if that doesn't pan out... i'll reach out to my neighbor as im told he has a history with raising bees. (this is last resort, not cuz hes unfriendly or anything, hes a great guy, but nobody wants a pesky neighbor bothering them asking for help all the time, and I don't want to be that guy.)
Next spring i'll also begin growing my own potatoes, onions and peppers in the field... gotta get the most of the land, man!
I'm even considering going back to raising chickens... Its generally easy (we had chickens when I was a kid and I hated the mean little bastards) and I know ive got the space for em.
So then I can add beekeeper, and homesteader to the list.
Well... how has this changed me?
It appears that being productive is like a drug. Not telling based on how I feel or anything, just looking at the trend of where I started and where I've ended up now.
Having "FUCK IT" as a life motto has been, well, productive. At least in my case anyway, as a creator.

I guess like a true addict I never really noticed how "bad" it all got until I took a step back and looked at myself, where ive come from and where I see myself going. If I wanted to be cheesy I'd talk about the light at the end of the tunnel and how the future looks bright, but to be honest I don't see an end of the tunnel cuz I really cant see myself stopping this. Not to say the present state is dark, the tunnel is well lit and I think they're even using those new LED lights cuz shit looks cray!
Any negative drawbacks?
Yeh, I guess so. I haven't really touched videogames in weeks. Which most of the elderly people will tell you is a good thing but I still miss them, I guess? I dunno, I had some time the other day and I turned my PS4 on, played like 5 minutes, got bored and turned it back off.
So it isn't really that I haven't the time or im too tired, they just don't grip me the way they used to.
Anywhich, more info on things as they happen!
If you wanna stay COMPLETELY up to date on all this then consider checking out my Patreon!

Weekly Video Roundup 060517

For Moose (2011)

JUNE Patreon sketch time lapse 1 of 1

Filling in my EYES sleeve tattoo

Alrighty. Couple notes this week.
First, wouldja look at all that variety here? Got a tattoo video, a sketch timelapse for a patron, and an old poem turned video reupload!
I would like to remind/shout out that I offer up to 12 of those sketches every month via Patreon if anybody out there is interested in getting one in the mail with some stickers!
Also im gonna be moving these Weekly Video Roundup posts to Mondays rather than Sundays since there always seems to be something going on Sunday. As with any new thing, all this "taking it seriously" business is going to take time to settle in and become a natural flow.
Thanks for reading!