Monday, September 29, 2014

Standing

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Anxiety's been getting to me, lately. Here's a person.
Today's my first day as a mentor.
 
The face on this drawing is my new Steam icon:
 
Also, some miscellaneous doodles from my school notes:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stripes

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I have a really stylish jacket, and I feel really stylish when I wear it.
 
Life update: Algorithms ended yesterday! It was actually by and far my favorite class which I've ever taken. Fall semester began a week ago and I'm marginally less enthused about the classes I have slated, so far (which include calc III, linear algebra & diff equations... yikes). I haven't found out yet whether I'll be able to, but I'm hoping to sign up for Computer Simulation.

Oh-- this fall I'll also be a mentor at a non-profit program geared towards getting middle school kids into STEM stuff!
 
Grad school applications are due in... ~3 months.

Other school-note miscellany:

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the Spirit

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So, my a few of my friends and I just started playing a role playing campaign in a game called "Spirit of the Century". My character is a scientist named Neils Hirschberg, who worked as a wartime weapons researcher during WWI. Each character has five aspects, and Neils' are: "Ruthless Disregard for Human Life", "Admirably Smug Stubbornness", "Quick at Devising Ideas of Dubious Quality", "Better than the Establishment" and "Explosions are Useful!" If it wasn't obvious, he's irritatingly arrogant and only barely competent as a result of impatience mixed with recklessness.

While at University, he constantly sparred with his advisor over whether his proposed projects were safe or even useful. Usually, he ignored whatever advice said advisor gave, eventually resulting in a super dumb accident which injured him, and killed the advisor. He fled.

As a weapons researcher, he pushed risky ideas into production far too quickly and was eventually put on probation. He was bitter, naturally, because he felt the lab lacked "vision". So, when Libby [one of my fellow players with a penchant for vandalizing government property] busted into the lab, he remorselessly aided her in sabotaging it before bailing the wonderful world of actually having some kind of steady job in favor of something less "restricting".

He's a terrible person, and an even worse friend, but he and Libby have an understanding of sorts. They go to fancy parties where she pretends to be his fiancĂ©e and steals stuff while he tries to recruit benefactors to fund his bizarre projects. 

Our actual campaign starts at one of these parties. I've having soooooo much fun. Neils is just the perfect character to play because I get to act like a condescending asshole and actually get rewarded for it, since it's in character :D 

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what Niels would look like, for a character sheet, and I don't really like any of these so far. He's probably in his late 20s/early 30s when the story starts... (Really, I just needed an excuse to post ANYTHING, so here you go!)

Libby and Niels

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ink

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I'm forcing myself to draw more often so I don't entirely forget how to. Drawing without a goal in mind, however, leads to some pretty lackluster sketches.

 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Papers

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Time for another good day of being slightly perplexed in the library!

Yay!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Brush Pack

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So I have literally nothing of note to share (except, Algorithms is my favorite class I've ever taken in my LIFE), but this morning I was bored and made some halftone brushes (for Photoshop).

You can download them if you've been hankering for halftones. They were super easy to make, but at least it saves you the trouble :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White Light

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Pictured: not in a sewer (and...slightly lopsided face). 
Currently, I'm taking Design and Analysis of Algorithms at UCI for the summer. It's the best class I've ever taken (also, my first upper-division CS course!)

Here's some doodles for the time being.