Friday, April 29, 2011
IN THIS MUTUAL COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP:
-I am brutalized in a war of words!
-HAIL THE GOD CHILD.
-Down with the rule of one!
-Wizards of the Coast ridiculous and endless rip-off bullcrap nonsense for dummies!
-How to respect the man who tells you right to your face that he porked your girlfriend, by Matt Morgan!
-The problem with candy!
-Role Players Unite!
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: A man and his piano can never go wrong. Need proof? Look no further! Jerry Lee Lewis plays us out this week with his revised cover of the classic "That Lucky Old Sun!"
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
IN THIS PROPERLY SPELLED THIRTY FOOT MOON SAULT:
-Francis Kazarian: Spell Checker extraordinaire!
-A complete and total Terminator retrospective!
-By the swollen and painfully erect child pipe of Hades, the Sopranos ending sucked!
-Much to Jeff Jarrett's delight, my relentless hounding of the Bloodrayne trilogy continues!
-The gut wrenching tales of my eating contest years!
-The Death of RPG Stores everyplace!
-Don't hang yourself, Eva, for I still love you!
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: A truly tubular team-up of bands plays us out this week as 764-Hero & Modest Mouse join forces to bring us their fifteen minute epic "Whenever You See Fit!"
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
IN THIS DIRE PREDICTION:
-Hark! The blazing ache of summer dawns!
-Cats, bin men and samurai swords!
-The reality of false advertising and the mysterious disappearance of William Gates!
-Millions and millions of Brazilians!
-I'm beginning to think that Scott Hall likes to drink...
-My holy war against anime!
-The return of the Brood (In my mind, of course!)
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: DJ Shadow gives us all some mighty hep music with a song from the album Preemptive Strike, an excitable little tune called "Organ Donor!"
Thursday, April 7, 2011
IN THIS GRANDEST STAGE OF THEM ALL STAGE:
-Wrestlemania 27: Do I know how to pick 'em or what?
-The snooty nature of star rankings and the outright snobbery of Mage: The Ascension!
-Old school Klingons have no honor but get all the cool!
-Resident Evil is way up on the Residents and way down on the Evil!
-I am just Tough Enough to watch Tough Enough!
-Hail the Blood Curse (Most of it, at least!) and the healing powers of Role Playing Games!
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: Rufus Wainright plays us out this week with a fairly spiff song from his album Poses, where he croons and wails about the lethal pairing of "Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk!"
The photograph above has not been doctored or tampered with-This is actual Bimbo bread. So tell me, what kind of spread do you like on your Bimbo Bread? Get it? BIMBO? SPREAD? SEX?
No? Uh...howsabout...uh...gimme a minute, I got a billion more...
Saturday, April 2, 2011
IN THIS MINT CONDITION TRADE PAPERBACK:
-Breaking international news: Poland dethroned! UK all the way!
-You too can work your way up from lowly Computer technician to Deadly Sniper!
-Jeff Jarret wore a Bloodrayne hat on national television, so how bad could the movie really be?
-Official Wrestlemania 27 predictions!
-Why the Fantastic Four need Iron fist as a member and the puzzling fad of female mirror versions of established Super Heroes!
-Grab your pencils and your Dictionary for even more Irradiated Slang!
-Billy Zane: Unsung hep cat!
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: Toad the Wet Sprocket teaches us the finer points of recycling with a song from their downright fantastic fourth album Dulcinea, "Reincarnation Song!"
Stage 3: After doing a basic ink outline, I erase the pencil beneath. Notice the smudge near her cheek (that's what I get for not cleaning my eraser.) I really need to find a pressure sensitive pen so my linework can be more varied-it sucks having to do the varying thickness yourself. Maybe someday I will wise up!
Stage 4: I use a Sharpie Fine Point marker to fill in the big areas of black that are too big to do in a thinner tip. I leave some room at the edges because the marker has a tendency to spread and bleed if too close to an outline's edge.
Stage 5: I use the Pilot v7 to do the outline and make her bolder, while using the v5 to do the thinner lines and detail. Generally now I just tighten up the image and fill in the gaps I left for the Sharpie/enhance the detail here or there. Also cleaned up some smudges and other small markings via photoshop. This is the final stage for my inking.
Stage 6: Here is the basic coloring template I'll be working with. I did some shine on the hair and eyelids as well, but it's pretty solid, basic stuff at this point. The final stage is just throwing in some color detail and adding a last layer of detail on Photoshop (I use 6.0 presently because I am a Caveman, you see.)
Stage 7: The last layer is a light grey detail here or there, and also a sort of ghostly blue outline around Angie's white skin (It works for some reason.) I also added a little detail here or there color-wise, cleaned up some spots, and darkened the entire image to make it stand out a bit more. So, there you have it, folks, seven degrees of Atomic Angie from conception to gooey, sloppy, disgusting birth from my Pencil/Pen/Photoshop womb!
Friday, April 1, 2011
IN THIS MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE FINAL MESSAGE:
-Another prime reason is lifelong friendship of only loving sorts!
-On the very last Irradiated ipod: From their tribute album Village People, Navy Gravy gives us their heartrending rendition of a modern classic “In the Navy!"