Tuesday, July 24, 2012

some one hundred years ago

... I drew these. In a sense, theyre like my baby drawings, except its just the first ones I drew using a digital tablet. Looking back, im filled with nostalgia, but at the same time I almost feel ashamed to upload them here. But thats ok, no one ever reads my blog anyway, so thats fine. Prepare for the mother of all entries, because its a long one.

But yeah, I actually was this bad at drawing once. It boggles my mind to see how far ive come since. It also fills me with a certain kind of sadness, the sadness of not knowing whether ive yet reached the roof of my potential or if ill keep getting better. Sure, one can always improve, but its going to take a shitload of work. Its almost like some kind of misguided craftmans masterpiece-complex. If a man knows he will never create a piece better than the last one he made, then what motivation does he have in even trying to get better?

Okay, I might have written that just to get to explain that complex, I dont actually feel this way, that would be quite absurd. I am actually adamant regarding my future progress. ANYHOW heres is some 2008 galore

Yeah, thats supposed to look like James Bond. Yeah, I drew this. 12.10.2008. On my old A4 Aiptek Media Tablet (RIP). I was really damn proud of it at the time, im not even sure I realized he was missing an eye, but then a couple days later, I kinda realized it looked like complete shit, and I quit drawing for about a month. Yeah, thats how fragile my ego is.

Mhm, thats kind of an eye. It actually had a "yeah" in the file name, and would have had an exclamation mark if it were possible, because I was that proud of myself. I remember I actually drew this while watching a traditional graphite art tutorial on how to draw an eye, and copied it as closely as was possible. I still remember how frustrated I was about the dude in the video jabbering on about some 3B pencils because it didnt help me at all since I drew on the PC. Im not sure even whether I actually knew what difference there was between a 3B and a 2H was at the time. Now, though, Ive come to realize it doesnt really matter what pen you use, its what you can make of it that matters. I erroneously thought they would make me better at drawing, so strong was the naiveté in me. Also from late 2008.

Sometime back then I also drew 2 portraits of master chief. Ive never played the Halo games, I actually kinda hate them, but I thought master chief was pretty rad anyway. Both portraits turned out to be crap. But I quite liked this one when I drew it, so I guess it belongs here. Makes me wonder though, in 5 years, will I look back at the stuff I draw today and think "My god, what a loser I was!"?

I found these about a year back when I was looking through the folders of a disused PC, and I laughed the shit out of myself. These are actually part of a series of about 5 pictures, all depicting sad babies with dogs faces. I used them as profile avatars on forums and stuff, and by golly I had the greatest laughs for it. I think my proudest moment ever was when I was told by a fellow forumgoer that my avatars made him both "lol uncontrollably and spew vomit like nobodys business, all at the same time.". Imagine that. Fk, those were the days. Early 2008. I already had a pretty solid grasp of GIMP and a couple other photo editing software back then.

Yes, there is lots more, but these are the only one I dared bare to your unwitting eyes, the other ones may have been potentially hazardous as viewing material.

I was actually going to write about a self portrait I created about a year back, but I couldnt find it on my PC, so I might have to postpone that until a later time.

By the way, heres a fun little fact I came to think of while I was in the shower the other day: You actually move faster if the moon is not visible. 

Yes, I can explain this. Because both the moon and the earth have gravitational pull, that means that not only is the moon revolving around Earth, but Earth is also, in a way, revolving around the moon. Well, in truth, neither revolves around the other. They actually both spin around a so called center of gravity, which exists somewhere between the 2 centers of mass of the moon and of the Earth. Because Earth is so much heavier, it so happens that this center of gravity exists within the surface of the Earth.

Anyway, this means that the earth and moon spin just like in this nifty little GIF that I found on wikipedia.

 As you can see, the smaller, outer white circle is moving quite rapidly. This is also true for the part of the big white circle that is the farthest away from the cross in the middle (The cross is, as you should have realized if you are paying attention, the center of gravity.). This quite accurately, albeit not being to scale with, resembles the way the moon and the earth interact. 

If we get back to the faster moving part of the big white circle, it also happens to be the side of the earth from which you cannot see the moon. Hence, you move faster in space if youre on the opposite side of the earth from the moon. Fascinating, isnt it?

Science facts. It brings me to think of a youtube channel that has just that, namely vsauce. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/vsauce . He also uploads some of the weirdest shit along with the science videos, but dont be alarmed, its just part of what makes it so cool.

Am I the only one who thinks about this kind of stuff while in the shower?... Also, what a fucking leviathan of entries. I really need to shorten them down in the future, congratulations to whomever read to the end. A thousand and 69 words, to be precise. Excuse the sloppy writing.


  1. Your blog is probably the best blog I read... Just sayin'. It always puts a smile on my face! :)

    1. Using only one line of text, you manage to plant an immeasureable smile on my face. Truly heartwarming :)


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