Currently (24th, January, 2013)

Because this site is not filled with enough pointless stuff, here’s a little list of things I’m currently doing/interested in. If you like my taste, the this’ll serve a some recommendations for you. If you don’t like my taste, you’re provably wrong. But by that measure it’ll be mostly things that I have actually enjoyed (since I have a place to complain about things I don’t). I guess I’ll do this every so often.

Watching:

Persona-4-the-animation-anisebastian-28130424-1920-1200 It’s been a LONG while since I saw an animated show (I won’t make a difference between anime and western, they both are animated cartoons, so shut up, fanboy) where you deeply care about every single character almost from the word go. They’re well rounded and developed. Based on the 2009 game, Persona 4, The Animation it’s a short but engaging series.

 

 

Reading:

18937 If you read my rant blog, you know I’m a fan of Yahtzee Croshaw. And as much enjoyment I get from his Zero Punctuation reviews, his novels are the ones that I hold really high from his work. Jam is a perfectly set apocalypse where they main hazard is something that you usually spread on a piece of toast. Witty and damn funny. And with the previous example, all characters are perfectly well rounded.

 

 

Playing:

25760_27_1 I think shooters lost their way thanks to the Call of Duty series by starting out being good, but degenerating in only the developers creating sight-seeing tours of everything they managed to screw the engine with. They are more spectacle than a game. So it’s refreshing to go back to an actual shooter and run around desperate looking for ammo and health before another monster pops out and bashes your knees in. Anyway, DOOM 3 BFG Edition is probably the only thing on this list that I’m actually in the middle of going through instead of being the closest to currently after finishing it.

 

Listening:

tumblr_mh1w3essFj1r38frzo1_1280 These. I got a gift certificate on Christmas and I just made good us of it (I actually got two, but the other one I used to buy new underwear).

 

 

 

Thinking:

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Mario A.~

Wyliman Design Tweeks

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As some of you probably saw some weeks ago, I posted those first drawings of Wyliman with me goofing around with the idea of giving the characters an update in their appearance. Well, the idea kept going and I went with all of them.

Wyliman: For the most part nothing really changed, just made his mask a little more coherent looking (as coherent as having big eyes popping out of them can be). That and making his (and by proxy, Mackenn’s) shirt black. In reality they are still blue whenever I do a color piece, but for black and white I decided to go with black to make them pop-up more from the background (and I think there’s some character design theory involved in there that I never fully understood), and in case of being a night scene, I can switch it back to the “classic” looking shirt for the same purpose. Convenience!

Mackenn: After getting his hair violently removed in the “Glue Incident” story line, I decided to keep Mackenn going with the short hair thing for longer. I went back and looked through pictures of actual foxes just enhance his appearance. Nothing major, but I made the whiskers longer (giving me more chance to incorporate them to expressions) and the hair growing on the sides of his face. Also, what I failed to mention a moment ago about the shirts, I added those elastic thingies at the end of the sleeves to make them look more like a sweater rather than a long sleeve shirt.

Natalia: I guess her haircut will be a love it or hate it kind of situation, and I was pretty conscious about it when I decided to change it. But I personally like it, not only on her, but in general (when it fits). But as my best friend said, as long as the character likes it (in those weird instances the characters actually take over the author), then it’s fine. As with the shirts, I went with black pants for her. Although, considering a good amount of shots I draw are above the waist, this might not have been the soundest idea.

Andrea: Same thing as with Nat’s haircut. I think in proportion with the rest of the characters, Andrea has suffered the most amount of changes in her looks in the least amount of time. Not that it’s a bad thing, keeps the characters from looking like paper cut-ots all the time. With her I almost went with a full change, keeping intact two details I like on her: the 2-3 earing and that skinny pony-tail with the purple tip.

Anyway, any of this changes will start to show up until Chapter 41 of the comic when it starts to update on the site (granted, I’m already drawing said chapter, but I can’t jump over the sequence of how things are already planned on it).

Mario A.~

PS: As for the dog, he looks the same, he’s a dog. The only way I can update his design is if they put a ridiculous sweater on him that he’ll tear apart in seconds anyway.