This one didn't turn out as good as I had hoped. Maybe it needs the harder lines.
Trying the pattern making with maze lines. It looks okay, I guess. There's something too central about these patterns right now. I need to adjust that in my next go-around.
Here is the sketch that inspired me to mess around with repeating wallpapers. You can see some of the other ideas that I have, including hamburgers, jellies, and a maze-like pattern.
I've been obsessing over repeating patterns lately. Here's one I did with my favorite breakfast foods. I "forgot" the hashbrowns because they're hard to draw.
I completed the caterpillar automaton! It's pretty awesome. Now I need to work on those Space Harrier graphics to make this a truly Alexander Shen automaton.
I made some bad-ass French macarons. Going to try the recipe again. No wonder these things are $2.50 - $3.00 a piece. It's a lot of work!
Here's the first chapter, I guess:
It was 5:45am. The day had already started without her. Bread was being baked. Garbage was being collected. Papers were being printed with news from yesterday. Even the birds were singing, though they had been told that their band practices should be happening later in the afternoon per complaints by the neighbors.
She tossed. She turned. She rotated her body on all the axises available to her. Her blanket wrapped around her like a burrito, then like a taco, then unfolded like a pancake.
"Pancakes," she thought to herself. Should she make pancakes this morning?
Sadie raised her head, eyes still closed. Her nose and whiskers twitched. She let out a squeaky yawn. Her black lips smacked and was met with a common dryness in her mouth. Smack. Smack. Faint beams of light came in through the window and gathered in small pools of warmth on her yellow fur. She rolled out of bed and fell to the floor. Flump. Like a spring-loaded toy, she popped up straight and marched directly to the bathroom, which wasn't too far away.
Her room was quaint, but large enough for all of her possessions. One corner of the room housed her twin sized bed, which was accompanied by a nightstand that painted a landscape of lamp, phone, and loose change. 72 cents. A small desk with two drawers sat underneath the window next to the foot of her bed. A bookshelf that came up waist high shelved a handful of favorite books of hers, including Brian Jacques' "Redwall" and a few scattered volumes of Akira Toriyama's "Dragonball Z". She preferred the original series actually, but had lost them in a move a few years back. On the opposite side of the room was a light blue dresser with four drawers, each drawer with a different novelty knob or handle. While she was able to keep the genre of clothes separate to each drawer, the clothes themselves were balled up and tossed in haphazardly.
The bathroom was directly across from her bed. She often kept the light on in the bathroom and the door open a crack while she slept. It was comforting to know that she was never fully basked in darkness in the middle of night, a small fear that carried on with her from her puppy years. The bathroom had a tiled blue and white checkerboard pattern, though it wasn't actually tile. The previous owners had skimped on the work and just used linoleum that had that tiled print.
Sadie washed her face in the sink and sleepily blinked her eyes in the mirror.
"Cereal," she thought. You couldn't beat a good bowl of your favorite cereal.
Here is Lego build #10698. You can grab so many free instructions to download from the Lego Classic Building Instructions site! When you buy the Lego Classic boxes, they have instructions for some of the models on the box. The others are download PDFs, such as this camera.
Good times. Fun times.
Got my stickers. I like them.
Found a tutorial on how repeating patterns / wallpapers work. Decided to try it out with all of the wrestling illustrations I had for ASWG: Dark Match. It's pretty useful! The general idea is that you fill the space, swap the 50% vertical and horizontals of the images, fill in the space, swap the 50% vertical and horizontals again, and repeat until you're satisfied.
Since you're swapping the 50% each time, you're ensuring all the bleed will match up. I'm going to be doing a breakfast one in the future.
This seems like a good, basic skill to have.