I wanted to see how two separate figures would stack up against these cabinets. It's crowded, like a real cabinet. Maybe... too crowded?
Today was my full day for a retreat and I ended up doing a lot more than I expected. I also learned a few things throughout the day.
- I miss the family. I think three days is too long.
- I completed my 1:12 scale "Wrestlefest" arcade cabinet. The remaining things I need to do can only be done at home: drill the holes, glue in the joysticks, and glue on the panel. That's it!
- I drew a picture of myself.
- I watched the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie.
- I watched the Assassin's Creed movie.
- I watched the John Wick 2 movie.
- I watched the Ghost in the Shell movie.
- I drew a picture of a Game Boy.
- I completed, cleaned up, formatted, and put up my 24-page how-to-draw book. This took up most of the retreat to be honest. Turns out formatting something to look nice in a book is, well, a lot of work. There's over two dozen things to draw, both big and small.
- I put together the The Lego Batman Movie Joker Brickheadz set.
- I ate a lot of delicious food, including: fish taco, shrimp nachos, 3-egg omelette, and a giant cheesesteak sandwich. I also had more beer than I planned to.
Looking forward to going home tomorrow.
I arrived to my personal retreat place in Half Moon Bay this afternoon. I checked in and started working on the different items on my creative hit list.
- I've drawn about 10 pages of my "how to draw" book.
- I've written about 1,000 words in my story.
- I've primed my 1:12 Wrestlefest arcade cabinet.
Admittedly, I miss the family. To have all of this time to myself feels strange. I'm not sure if it's because there are no distractions and I feel "on the hook" to produce work otherwise this would be a waste of my time. Maybe I'm supposed to use it to decompress and do nothing too? I don't know.
I turned 34 yesterday.
Just writing a story with little to no outline is rough. Decided to work out the outline of this special "Galaxy Pen" she finds that enables her to draw things into reality. While the whole "magic crayon" idea is fun, I think I'm going to rework the universe.
I want her to solve problems and mysteries with her smarts, her skills, and an ever-changing toolset. I also want her to be around helping others, vanquishing evil monsters, and basically being a super dog.
A traveling salesdog is my first thought. Mythical goods she knows about, knows how to use, and answers to cryptic puzzles. You know that box of crickets from the movie Constantine? Stuff like that.
The below will likely be scrapped.
My personal retreat is coming up and I want to go in with the right framework for my story about Sadie. I wrote this, but think it may not be the right direction. This intergalactic fantasy stuff is great and all, but I think it pigeonholes me into something I may not want to explore further. Anyway.
Had a chance to finish up the 1:12 scale arcade cabinet for Sunset Riders. The screen is a little too high, so I'll print out a new one on Monday to lower it a bit. I may also go over the buttons with some paint. I'm liking how these V2 cabinets are shaping up with the thinner panels.
Currently looking into a small digital photo keychain (they average at 1.5" for the screen). It may be a weird fit in there as it's a 2" opening, but we'll see. May be able to decorate it with a bezel of sorts, like the Dig Dug, and make it really nice.