Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Premium Member AJMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
1 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 190 Deviations 2,172 Comments 10,647 Pageviews

Favourites


Flash Player 8 is required to view SitBack. Get the latest version of Flash Player.

Favourites

Critiques

The Flower of Life by Lilyas
by Lilyas

Ah, the mystical Flower of Life. It connotes the idea of creation based on sacred geometry. When I see this piece, I also see the Seed ...

Activity


  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Earth Wind and Fire- in my head
  • Watching: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Eating: Pizza!
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Of course.

I've been away for too long, and there's so much to tell.

First off: I am performing auto mechanics on my car- blew the head gasket so I have to go in and open it up, take the head to TDC on compression stroke and pull the head. Once that's done I take it to the shop for cleaning resurfacing and pressure check before I put it back on. While the head gets worked on I can replace hoses and drain the oil. When the head comes back from machining I can put the gasket on, button it down and put all the fluids back in. It would have been done sooner if I had a garage and all the tools to rework the engine. Grateful I'm working on a Honda! The drawback is that I have to wait for the snow to melt and the weather to warm up a bit or else I'd be out there and not here composing a new journal entry.

Next: Dragon Age: Inquisition! Already played through once, going for a second round! There's so much stuff to do! Players get totally immersed in a world that feels like different places on planet earth without leaving home! I'm still stoked about the game because of locales, dialogue choices, characters and CRAFTING. Sure, gathering resources may seem like a tedious thing- the results of forging heavy armor from Silverite are just extraordinary!

Also: I have taken up model building again. I started a kit and detailed it to the nines, and all I have to do is tighten it up and apply decals. It took me less time than I thought it would- seems like I never forgot the skills, and the eye for detail needed the practice.

There have been a lot of changes where I work. People move on, sure. The management has changed, the menu changed too- and we're supposed to have another menu change soon or else there wouldn't be a meeting for it this weekend. I just dislike making nachos in a chicken joint.

And...my birthday is coming up. next Thursday. I don't FEEL old, and I certainly don't LOOK old. And I have a birthday twin- so I decided to be nice because we share a birthday and ordered cupcakes and drew some artwork. Taking inspiration from 40's era noseart, I drew something similar- I hope to finish soon and post results here- and sinced I have a deadline, let's all hope I can finish on time....!
  • Mood: Content
  • Watching: Chushingura
  • Playing: Sniper Eltie V2
  • Eating: Pizza!
  • Drinking: Pepsi
"Corbin Dallas?"

Dallas: "No, I am a meat popsicle."

So here I am reviewing the stuff passing through my message center when I stumble along to my page and see 10006 pageviews. I really should thank everyone who crossed digital paths with me. I actually have some sort of idea of what to do to commemorate the moment. I'm actually working on a little something, and I have been flirting with the Lara Croft/Tomb Raider franchise. I was one to actually take my time and wait for things to level out after the hype. So I eventually drew one piece, and then I chose to try another, based on a girl I know. It's slowly coming along- I really don't want to rush. I also want to revamp my pantheon, to show my improvement and redecorate my walls with gorgeous colorful images- I'd like to cover my room with my art- it's incentive for people to come see me and look at the art I finished and framed :)

In the real world, I have a couple of issues to tackle: I have to start from square one to get my license to drive. For reasons I'd rather not detail, I need to apply, take the test, and take the practical. I hope to be on the road by mid-month. And...I'm looking at the Mosin-Nagant 91/30- as not just a collector's piece, but as something practical to take to the range...

deviantID

SoftShellback
AJ
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
"Genius is born, not paid."

-Oscar Wilde
Interests

Journal History

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Earth Wind and Fire- in my head
  • Watching: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Eating: Pizza!
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Of course.

I've been away for too long, and there's so much to tell.

First off: I am performing auto mechanics on my car- blew the head gasket so I have to go in and open it up, take the head to TDC on compression stroke and pull the head. Once that's done I take it to the shop for cleaning resurfacing and pressure check before I put it back on. While the head gets worked on I can replace hoses and drain the oil. When the head comes back from machining I can put the gasket on, button it down and put all the fluids back in. It would have been done sooner if I had a garage and all the tools to rework the engine. Grateful I'm working on a Honda! The drawback is that I have to wait for the snow to melt and the weather to warm up a bit or else I'd be out there and not here composing a new journal entry.

Next: Dragon Age: Inquisition! Already played through once, going for a second round! There's so much stuff to do! Players get totally immersed in a world that feels like different places on planet earth without leaving home! I'm still stoked about the game because of locales, dialogue choices, characters and CRAFTING. Sure, gathering resources may seem like a tedious thing- the results of forging heavy armor from Silverite are just extraordinary!

Also: I have taken up model building again. I started a kit and detailed it to the nines, and all I have to do is tighten it up and apply decals. It took me less time than I thought it would- seems like I never forgot the skills, and the eye for detail needed the practice.

There have been a lot of changes where I work. People move on, sure. The management has changed, the menu changed too- and we're supposed to have another menu change soon or else there wouldn't be a meeting for it this weekend. I just dislike making nachos in a chicken joint.

And...my birthday is coming up. next Thursday. I don't FEEL old, and I certainly don't LOOK old. And I have a birthday twin- so I decided to be nice because we share a birthday and ordered cupcakes and drew some artwork. Taking inspiration from 40's era noseart, I drew something similar- I hope to finish soon and post results here- and sinced I have a deadline, let's all hope I can finish on time....!

Groups

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconrosenrotohrosenrot:
RosenrotOhRosenrot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favourite
Reply
:iconsoftshellback:
SoftShellback Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconmoonband:
moonband Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Hi here I am, "expletive insult"...
Reply
:iconkristherion:
Kristherion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Reply
:iconsoftshellback:
SoftShellback Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I was simply speechless when looking at the piece. It only inspires me to redouble my own efforts!
Reply
:iconkristherion:
Kristherion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of thanks! The art of Ebas and Devgear inspired me to do nice colors.
I like your artwork of sun goddess self pic and peaches, both are cute.
Maybe you only need to study some basic drawing techniques.  You are an archer, you have talent and skill with mind, eyes and hands; drawing and painting needs the same skill and talent. So you already have it, just apply the same focus to improve your drawings.
Regards.
Reply
:iconcloverose:
CloveRose Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Goodbye my friend :hug:
Reply
:iconcherryblooddust:
CherryBloodDust Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
Reply
:icondeaththekid2000:
DeathTheKid2000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi!
Reply
:iconsoftshellback:
SoftShellback Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey there!
Reply
Add a Comment: