Daily Archives: 22 February, 2009

One more one more thing…

Still doodling, back in Pixelmator, playing with filters. Found this old image on the hard disk and wanted to play about with it a little. Keep finding loads of stuff I love in 1.4 and only a few bits that wind me up (selection unmovable while image inside it so you have to create a blank layer, move the selection, then select the layer you want to edit… which is annoying).

Anyhoo, and now to sleep.

 

Black bulb
Black bulb

One more thing for the day…

Also: keep forgetting to big up this, which the publisher started off for me and I then forgot to mention anywhere much (sorry, been a hectic end of year last year).

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?sid=be6d506689c40ce190c78a8f3d619e6e&gid=33323917985

Join if you’d like, would be nice to see people there.

Although, that said, I’m not really a Facebook person. For a start I prefer Myspace and for a second start I hate the whole XXXYYYZZZ has invited you to give all of your details to a third party to answer twenty questions about squirrels. 

Also, in other, different news, I picked up Guitar Praise for the PC/Mac yesterday and I’m reminded of that because, in the dim and distant past of last Novembre I’d hoped to do a Geetar Praise night as a launch doo-dah. That didn’t come to be so I picked it up to see how it played and had a quick blast on it today, propped upright on a wall to keep my back from ouchying. 

Not sure what to say about it really, not quite yet anyhow. Only played it for half an hour or so which isn’t anywhere near enough to write any sort of review, although without wanting to seem too unkind I dare say some reviewers have tried… I will be playing more of it soon and the music chosen was a good mix so the initial thoughts were not unpositive…

Also, dissimilarly linked I’m watching Lost while typing and have just seen the Killzone 2 ad. Um. Again, not sure what to say, but they’ve possibly suffered enough so shan’t really add to that. For the obvious strengths of the game (and I’m not saying whether it’s good or not, just that it has strengths) the advert does seem to spectacularly miss them in a pinpoint way. Impressive.

Listening to the Pixar Story, flat on my back…

Very fascinating audio book… Well worth the purchase should that be up your street (although the narrator is not strictly to my taste having a strange range to his voice and being recorded with the tiniest hint of echo in the mix) and, since I’m on a massive Pixar kick at the moment, it’s cool to get the backstory to the films and the company, especially the history of my favourite films: Ratatouille and Cars.

I’ve got about an hour to go but couldn’t help but say I have no idea whatsoever the critics at the time were blathering on about, complaining about the story and imagery of Cars. It’s still one of my favourites, having the most heart on show of all of the Pixar films imo, and this is coming from someone actively bored by motor sport in general.

On a google search for art of Pixar books this flickr feed came up and contains some very beautiful pieces. I wish I had the space and the money to own some of these books to look at at my leisure, sigh, but the images here will do for my desktop backgrounds for the next year or so.

Art of Pixar stream