There is a lot of stuff that I want to learn. Like being awesome at programming. Also, like making really cool music. And, as I discovered recently, drawing. Maybe it’s just a today thing, but I suddenly have this urge to learn to cartoon. It’s like I have a general idea in my head of things that it would be really cool for me to draw, but I don’t know how (or haven’t tried enough) to actually do them. But today I have a huge urge to draw. I don’t know why. But a few minutes ago I drew this picture of Mario’s face from the cover of SMB3 – it’s freehand, just from a picture of the cover I was looking at on the computer. I think it looks good. It just occurred to me, I don’t know why I drew this on graph paper. It wasn’t really helpful at all.
Ok also, while we’re on the subject of Mario, I just got 120 stars in Super Mario Galaxy 2, so I’m all “where’s my sweet prize?”, right? And then apparently you have to finish Bowser again and then play the entire game again with Luigi to actually finish. That is some B.S., for real. It would be a lot cooler if there were more levels, but instead they want you to play the whole game twice just to get to the bonus level at the end of the game. I mean, chances are I’ll do it eventually, because that’s the kind of gamer I am, but I’m pretty angry at this game right now. I mean who does this? I’ll tell you who: Nintendo does this, apparently. Yeah, I know, I was surprised too.
I’ve been playing around with every method I can think of to get the Gimp to increase the size of its 1-pixel pencil brush. Not like how you can just scale up the brush size, I actually want to draw single pixels that are really big…imagine it’s a slice of graph paper, and you can only have one color per little box – but the boxes can be whatever size. Like that. It’s really hard to get Gimp to do this, at least for me right now. That’s my headache for today. I think I’m going to go play some Super Mario Galaxy…2.
Oh yeah! Also, go listen to the album “Either/Or” by Elliot Smith. I like it, you just might too.
Today’s addition to the list: Paul Robertson, whose art inspired me to draw today (Links are NSFW)