Monday, September 21, 2009

Connectivity Issues

My ISP completely sucks! >_> I have been able to use the internet for a grand total of about 4 hours over the last 5 days. >.< When my connection issues clear up, I hope to be a bit more active here. heh. But yea...I don't wanna make this too long, lest I disconnect again and be unable to finish this. So I'll see you all when my gets it's act together...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Acrocanthosaur

Well, here it is! Unfortunately, this is the only one I still have any record of. I also drew a bust of both Corythosaurus and Parasaurolophus, but one was given to a friend of the family who moved out of state and later passed away, while the other was given to a friend in high school who lost it. >.< But yea, this Acrocanthosaur bust was something i did in High School my Senior year, so back in 2000. Took me three days to get all the shading and everything how I wanted it, but I really like how it came out. :)

I know it looks pretty rough, but that is because the orginal was lost long ago and I had to scan a copy of it I printed out (hence the ink blot stains...the printer it was printed on wasn't the best). Drawn with a regular #2 pencil on typing paper and smear-shaded with a folded strip of yellow tablet paper (my finger was black for days when I was done. XD). I am not one of those who can draw from memory, so I used a picture reference for this. Original picture was done by an unknown artist and published in issue 38 of a magazine series called Dinosaur! in 1993, put out by Atlas Editions Partworks. For some reason, they stopped publishing the art credits at issue 12...

This was an educational paleo-series which is, sadly, very difficult to find nowadays. I have the entire series though, from 1 - 103, all in the custom cardboard binders they were shipped with. This series covered every dinosaur known at the time, and had many fun little stories and quiz-like games to teach people all the little intricacies and differences of the very diverse group of extinct animals known collectively as "Dinosaurs."

EDIT: I can't figure out to get the blasted thing to not cut the image in half. >.< Just click on it and it will bring up the whole image.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Obligatory Introduction

Ok! So I have a blog now. o.O Never done one of these before, seriously. Heh. I guess I should start by telling anyone who happens upon this a bit about the writer, no?

Well, I'm 27 years old, currently living in Plantersville, Texas with my mom and dad. Yes, I know, "27 and still living at home?!" Think what you will, but I will spare you the boring details. Maybe if you ask later, I'll try to explain the series of events that lead me to my current.....'situation.' >_> Moving on!

I am about 6 feet tall...dirty blonde hair (quite messy when it grows out, though I do try to keep it buzzed short), blue eyes. Fascination with dinosaurs and a collecting tendency that borders on a disorder. *laughs* Shells, books, insects...and other, more odd ends. :3 I am quite proud of my collection of Dinosaur-related things, which includes a hand-painted and stand-mounted model (complete with name-plate) of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that I paid 100$ for a few years back at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and an original hard-back and autographed copy of Stephen Kellog's book Prehistoric Pinkerton, from when I was in Elementary School. I've been fascinated with Dinosaurs since I was about 6, so I have been collecting for a while. ^.^;;

If you haven't been able to tell yet, I have sort of been drawn into the whole 'internet chat smilie' thing. Heh...Everything from the usual ':P' and ':)' to the not-so-common '^._.^' which I have taken to using quite often. :3 I actually came up with that one as a smiling sauropod face, which both shows how addicted to dinosaurs I am and how sad I can be. *laughs*

I love laughing and making people laugh, so I tend to tell a lot of bad jokes and puns. :P I come across as a very silly personality a lot of the time, but when I have need, I can have a serious discussion with the best of them (though if they become too heated, I am prone to trying to ease the tension with the odd, somtimes poorly-placed, joke. heh).

I guess you know why I called my blog "Long-Winded One" now, huh? :P I tend to ramble about things, especially when typing. But usually, I try not to repeat. That is just annoying. o.o'

Anyhow! That is me! If you wanna know anything I left out, just ask. I'm not shy (not on the internet, anyway. XD)!