At the Play Expo we only had one computer for attendees to play EBF5 on, so anyone who was waiting around was given a template to draw a cat!
I’ve finished preparing for the Play Expo. Spent a grand total of £80 on it, including cards, posters, and t-shirts. I made a very restricted version of the Battle Demo for people to play for 10 minutes. I’ll let you know later how that all goes – we’ll see if my cheapo stall ends up looking at all professional.
It’s been quite a chill week with very sunny weather and lots of relaxing.
Also, I own a house now! Me and Ronja are moving in tomorrow!
I printed 1,000 of the cheapest business cards I could find, and I’m very pleased with them. The edges are a bit rough, but the colors turned out more accurate than on other cards I’ve done. Got them for just £30 off Banana-Print.co.uk.
Here’s mosaic number 2! This one’s a bit more recognisable than the previous one.
Those black tiles caused me a bit of grief, as they don’t fit in very well and they’re also not very shiny.
After this I learnt not to use grout for pixel art, as it looks better to just glue the tiles right next to each other if you’re only using squares… more on that next time. Also I’ve made one that’s not pixel art (I had to try at least one), but I still need to polish it a bit.
In other news, I’ve just settled into my parents house and it looks like I may be getting my own house soon after all, so it’ll be time to move all over again!
My pottery classes are finished and here’s the final results. I didn’t quite manage to make a Zelda pot, but some of my bowls turned out okay. I guess I can use some of them for snacks.
I’m not very happy with the figures though. Making them bigger would have made them a lot easier to paint neatly (the tallest are about 2 inches). Also you really need some practice with the glazes to see how they turn out, as only the black came out as thick as I wanted.
Here’s my first ever mosaic: It’s an Armos from Zelda!
Turns out my amazing idea of doing pixel art backfired a bit when I realised that the tiles were actually a bit too big, and now you can’t really see the design unless you’re standing a few metres away. Oh well.
Mosaics get my approval. Making them is relaxing and there’s not a lot that can go horribly wrong.
Hey guys, here’s the result of my first few pottery classes.
I’ve basically made myself some Halloween decorations!
I’m not a big fan of this medium so far. It just feels too imprecise for me.
There’s no way of knowing exactly how the glaze/paint will turn out, even if you’re experienced with it, making painted details very tricky. One has to stick to more abstract designs to make the most of it I think. Maybe I just need to play around with it more and see what works for me.
Hey guys, I finished my fused glass classes and this is the final stuff I made.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out, only thing I might have changed was to make their eyes translucent. Everyone else in the class was making many quick projects, I just spent around 9 hours making these small cats instead. I bet if I did them again it would be 3 times faster.
Hey guys, I made some things out of fused glass.
A photo doesn’t really show off how shiny they are, so I’ll just say that they’re very shiny.
There’s a bit of trial and error involved – some glass changes colors when cooked, and some colors melt more than others, so you don’t always get what you expect. And cutting glass is tricky, if you do it wrong you can’t fix it.
The blue one turned out super smooth, some of the others less so. They’re supposed to be coasters but they may be a bit slippery and wobbly for that.
As my hobby turned into a grindy job, I’m looking for other creative things to do.
So I’ve signed up for all the arts and crafts workshops – more stuff to come later.