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The 40 Sleep - Day 15
As it happens she did order a drink, just not the alcoholic variety. Two cups of tea, even though MacIntosh was more of a coffee hound. He watched the caffeine-poor drink with some distaste as the steam rose up between him and the young woman. He shifted slightly as the small plastic chairs of the café were uncomfortable, and the bright gordy colours set him on edge.
‘I have a confession to make.’ The woman put her hands around her cup, to fend off the cold from the outside. The café was darn freezing.
‘Go on?’ Macintosh urged her to continue, sipping his tea.
‘I know you won’t like this. The reason why I helped you was because I saw you yesterday.’
MacIntosh stopped and slowly set the mug down onto the table. ‘How do you mean?’
She leaned forward and dropped her voice down low. ‘Your homeless aren’t you? I saw you sleeping on a doorstep to old Malroy’s shop.’
‘Oh.’ MacIntosh though
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It may sound a little strange but I like Wednesdays. I don't even know why. Wednesdays I typically relax in my flat and browse around the youtube world. No surpise to anyone who has been here a while, but I'm really into my project management stuff. I find it really interesting and one of the number 1 things that people always say is to have a schedule. Well, guess what I'm up to today. 

I'm not making the mistake of planning out every hour, my brain simply won't allow it. But I'll work within my means. I have nothing special planned for Mondays for this reason. Tuesdays are also clear. Sundays are dedicated to cleaning. Saturdays I have my driving lessons (and hopefully I don't kill myself and write off the car in the process). Friday I'll likely focus on sketching and going over some drawing concepts. Thursday I'll see if I can try and upload a new chapter for whatever writing project I'm working on (In this case, The 40 Sleep) and Wednesday I'll do some extra programming, since that appears to be the day of the week where I feel the most relaxed and motivated. Perfect time for some coding. 

Of course, you guys won't want to see that (unless you tell me otherwise). So, we'll hop straight to the art. Today I was continuing with the Proko course. It seems slow-going at first, but I think you need to start going through the basics and building up gradually in order to become more competant at handling the difficult stuff. I literally wrote that just as I saw this:

God help me. I struggled a lot with the perspective at first, but after a while I remembered to apply the same principals I learned YEARS earlier in photography. It helped, it helped a lot. It took me a while to start to construct the eyelashes, but the socket wasn't so bad. Also, I have a putty eraser, and its awesome. I found with drawing today I was better able to focus on what I was doing. The overall page doesn't look all that pretty, but the individual concepts I was learning I stuck with until I thought I had a decent understanding. You'll see arrows and x's and crossed out drawings all in the aid of understanding the basic concepts being taught. My sketchbook essentually is my notebook detailing my thoughts and processes until I finally come to a conclusion I'm happy with. I dart abpout the page with little order. Porko did mention rendering a few times in his video, hence why I did a tiny little bit of rendering stuff on the page. But given the eye is spherical, rendering is not that difficult and I didn't want to bog myself down with it too much. So, I focused primarily on the anatomy of the eye. Need to remember, heavier top eyelid compared to the lower eyelid, I was drawing them as though they have equal coverage and they do not! 
Proko: How to Draw Eyes - Structure by StettafireZero
I did get a little lost in drawing, considering I didn't produce anything 'pretty' it might not be seen as productive use of my time. But, I do feel a little more familiar with the structure of the eyes now. However, it is 10:15pm now. So, I'm not doing any writing today, but I'll hopefully make up for at a later date. My writing does tend to get the worse deal when it comes to my time.

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It may sound a little strange but I like Wednesdays. I don't even know why. Wednesdays I typically relax in my flat and browse around the youtube world. No surpise to anyone who has been here a while, but I'm really into my project management stuff. I find it really interesting and one of the number 1 things that people always say is to have a schedule. Well, guess what I'm up to today. 

I'm not making the mistake of planning out every hour, my brain simply won't allow it. But I'll work within my means. I have nothing special planned for Mondays for this reason. Tuesdays are also clear. Sundays are dedicated to cleaning. Saturdays I have my driving lessons (and hopefully I don't kill myself and write off the car in the process). Friday I'll likely focus on sketching and going over some drawing concepts. Thursday I'll see if I can try and upload a new chapter for whatever writing project I'm working on (In this case, The 40 Sleep) and Wednesday I'll do some extra programming, since that appears to be the day of the week where I feel the most relaxed and motivated. Perfect time for some coding. 

Of course, you guys won't want to see that (unless you tell me otherwise). So, we'll hop straight to the art. Today I was continuing with the Proko course. It seems slow-going at first, but I think you need to start going through the basics and building up gradually in order to become more competant at handling the difficult stuff. I literally wrote that just as I saw this:

God help me. I struggled a lot with the perspective at first, but after a while I remembered to apply the same principals I learned YEARS earlier in photography. It helped, it helped a lot. It took me a while to start to construct the eyelashes, but the socket wasn't so bad. Also, I have a putty eraser, and its awesome. I found with drawing today I was better able to focus on what I was doing. The overall page doesn't look all that pretty, but the individual concepts I was learning I stuck with until I thought I had a decent understanding. You'll see arrows and x's and crossed out drawings all in the aid of understanding the basic concepts being taught. My sketchbook essentually is my notebook detailing my thoughts and processes until I finally come to a conclusion I'm happy with. I dart abpout the page with little order. Porko did mention rendering a few times in his video, hence why I did a tiny little bit of rendering stuff on the page. But given the eye is spherical, rendering is not that difficult and I didn't want to bog myself down with it too much. So, I focused primarily on the anatomy of the eye. Need to remember, heavier top eyelid compared to the lower eyelid, I was drawing them as though they have equal coverage and they do not! 
Proko: How to Draw Eyes - Structure by StettafireZero
I did get a little lost in drawing, considering I didn't produce anything 'pretty' it might not be seen as productive use of my time. But, I do feel a little more familiar with the structure of the eyes now. However, it is 10:15pm now. So, I'm not doing any writing today, but I'll hopefully make up for at a later date. My writing does tend to get the worse deal when it comes to my time.
Proko: How to Draw Eyes - Structure
God help me. I struggled a lot with the perspective at first, but after a while, I remembered to apply the same principals I learned YEARS earlier in photography. It helped, it helped a lot. It took me a while to start to construct the eyelashes, but the socket wasn't so bad. Also, I have a putty eraser and its awesome. I found with drawing today I was better able to focus on what I was doing. The overall page doesn't look all that pretty, but the individual concepts I was learning I stuck with until I thought I had a decent understanding. You'll see arrows and x's and crossed out drawings all in the aid of understanding the basic concepts being taught. My sketchbook essentially is my notebook detailing my thoughts and processes until I finally come to a conclusion I'm happy with. I dart about the page with little order. Porko did mention rendering a few times in his video, hence why I did a tiny little bit of rendering stuff on the page. But given the eye is spherical, rendering is not that difficult and I didn't want to bog myself down with it too much. So, I focused primarily on the anatomy of the eye. Need to remember, heavier top eyelid compared to the lower eyelid, I was drawing them as though they have equal coverage and they do not! 
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Ah, the job of working full time. Well, it wouldn't be an issue if my commute time wasn't 2 hours and 30 minutes. O.O I wish I was joking. Anyway, the next phase of my plan is to try and make use of what time I have during the day. Back to the food topic, I'm sat waiting for the bus for about 15minutes and that is more then enough to have a quick bite on the go. So, tomorrow I'm planning on taking a bite to eat as well as my normal lunch to work, that way I'm not starving as soon as I enter the door. Also, increasing the breakfast portion sizes. However, my main concern is still doing stuff even when I have little time on my hands. Learning to drive will help, but in the meantime I need a supplementary plan. 

I've worked out that outside of work and travel I have three hours. If one of those hours is dedicated to me just relaxing, then two of those hours must go towards something produtive else there is no way on Earth I'll get anything done. So, two hours for some C# stuff, art and writing. I must be mad. As such, since C# is literally all in work, I'll leave it during work-days and instead just focus on art and writing during workdays while I'm at home, to give myself a break from programming. 

Today I worked on the Loomis head from the front view. My proportions were a little off to start off with so I quickly corrected those. I've been slowly working through Porko's anatomy course. 

And here is today's page. 
Proko: How to Draw the Head - Front View by StettafireZero
Next it was time to work on writing. I only got 100 words done today, but little progress is better then no progress. Even if I write a short 100 words a day I'll still be making more headway then I was before, which was absolutly zilch. And, 100 words it may be, I'm pretty happy with the quality of writing and I'm more concerned with the quality nowadays. The past couple of years I haven't felt like I'm writing at my best. Now, for dinner. On saturday my parents came down with food, (part of the motivation behind me wanting to improve my own cooking ability, since wow its sad that an adult only eats good food when their parents cook XD ). Toad in the Hole tonight :D
My parents came down with the dogs today. My two beautiful puppies who I absolutly adore, of course, needed a pristine looking flat to run around in and put muddy pawprints everywhere. So, I spent all morning tidying up making the thing spotless. I cleaned up the bathroom, tidied up some loose stuff that had been left on the sides. Organised the kitchen, the list goes on. However, my mum, who I will confess is a bit of a neat freak, bemoaned the floor and the fridge. Oh, boy. The floor needed a quick hoover. Okey, that's fine. But she said the fridge looked very empty :/ She then gave me a 15 minute lecture about how I need to eat more and Aldi sell ham and ready cooked meats and ready meals if I really don't want to cook (ready meals actually make me ill). 

In order to appease the parents, because frankly I don't care so long as I have food. (Even though I'm aware I should probably care). I have a tonne of frozen leftovers I'm going to use for lunch, but I need to stop shopping like a single university student living alone. *cough*

And I need to start shopping like someone who knows what the fuck they're doing. Plus, I got pretty darn ill earlier on in the year and I lost a tonne of weight so diet time? Diet time. (By the literal definition of the word, not the weight-loss variety).

So, that just leaves dinner and I'm probably the worlds worst cook. So...Shrug 
Monday - Pasta
Tuesday - Fried salmon salad
Wendnesday - Noodles and steak
Thursday - Stir-fry chicken
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Ice cream (post-driving lesson) + Spaghetti
Sunday - Soup (use up all the vegetables from during the week)

Wow, I'm a terrible cook xD It is worth mentioning thought that all of the above is cooked from scratch. No tinned or frozen stuff here. Pasta is made with tomatoes to make up the sauce and a tonne of vegetables. The spaghetti is the only thing out of a tin. The noodles are curried and made with peas and green beans with mozerella cheese. The salad is with kale (I may be the only person in the world who unironically likes kale). I cook a pretty good steak. Stir-fry is easy, pizza is me being all kinds of lazy because on a Friday I'll be worn out from work. Then on sunday I'll use up my leftovers from durting the week. Its the perfect plan (place your bets now on how long until this plan fails spectuacually. < That word. I must google how to spell that word. Even spell-check said 'you're on your own kiddo, can't help you there. You're past redemption.')

So, I went out shopping and got all the stuff I need, some of the stuff I already had. I didn't manage to get everything, but I managed to get most things. All said, me and my parents went out for lunch, so I had quite a big meal so it wouldn't take much effort to get some pasta. Normally, I work Mondays, but it was a bank holiday so I got the day off.

With my shopping done it was time to do some C# stuff. After that, it was back to art! And... Oh yeah, the dreaded 100 Loomis heads from different angles! *sigh* I was trying to think of a way I could do this, keep it interesting and still get it done in a reasonble time period. I headed to line of action line-of-action.com/ a figure drawing website, and decided to use that took specifically for drawing the head. I found out that it does indeed have a facial expression section that would serve my purpose nicely. I set the timer to 1 minute and blasted into it. I used a thick B3 pencil to try and encourage myself to draw less tightly and keep it loose. A thicker core encourages me to do this since it allows for less detail. After about 50 I took a break, walked around, had a smoothie and then looked back on what I'd done. The issue was early on I was trying (and failing) to also add in the features and expressions and wow it is a thing of nightmares. Regardless, onwards! At about 71 I started drastically running out of space, that was when I started making use of the margins. Once I finally reached 100 the page was looking very full. 
100 Loomis Heads by StettafireZero
Next, it was time to work on The 40 Sleep. I needed a better plan for future chapters, otherwise the plot would go on forever and not lead anywhere. My outline had long since vanished out of the window. Since I uploaded yesterday I thought I'd focus today on writing up a decent outline. I wrote up the outline and I'm pretty sure that this will make future chapters easier to write. I won't say anything, you'll just have to see what develops.

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