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May 2020 to May 2021 Art Progress

May 17, 2021
Showing my art progress over a year

Top is from an unpublished Rabbit with 1000 Repos comic. Bottom is from The NES: Playing Volleyball with Three of Your Friends.

2020 was the first time in a very long time I’d put serious study into my art since college. I have three main resources I used during that pandemic time:

Hopefully once May 2022 rolls around I’ll be even better and faster.

Krita 4.4.3 on Android works!

Mar 31, 2021

Krita 4.4.3 was released recently, and the Android version fixed the biggest show-stopper for me to be able to use it: customizations to the app configuration are now restored on startup, so you can rearrange and modify settings and they are preserved between app uses.

This means I was able to set up Krita so I could minimize the time needed to go into the main menu, and not need to use my Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+’s keyboard, while supporting a workflow similar to the one I came up with for Clip Studio Paint:

Krita 4.4.3 on Android

There are a few things that are missing

I plan on doing all the art for the next Rabbit with 1000 Repos post in Krita to give it a real good workout. So far, so good!

Unused fanart for The NES: Cartridge Constraints

Mar 09, 2021

I had started down the road of redoing the covers of the games I featured in my recent Rabbit with 1000 Repos post about Nintendo Entertainment System Memory Management Controllers, The NES: Cartridge Constraints, but decided to switch instead to the memory magician acting out the game using balloon props instead.

I did manage to finish one that came out pretty great, and it’s a rework of the cover of the game Arkista’s Ring. Enjoy!

Arkista's Ring Cover Fanart

Root Fan Art, posted specifically for a contest

Feb 28, 2021

These are some characters built for a Root RPG campaign that I’ve been running for quite a while. I’m sure that I’ve referred to their existence while playing actual board games of Root. This post is for the Root Fan Art contest, and this is just a small sample of the art I’ve built over the past year. These pieces just happen to be the best. Hashtag RootFanArt. Enjoy!

Skipper, Yiss, and The Chronicler

Thorn

Madoka Nygaar

TIC-80 - Demo 1

Feb 21, 2021

I’ve been doing some blog posts on Rabbit with 1000 Repos on how older computers manage their memory, and with some of the research I’ve been doing into the NES and the Amiga, I’ve wanted to mess around with a fantasy console platform. I decided to get into messing with TIC-80. I had wanted to experiment with PICO-8, but I also wanted Android export and wanted to support an open source project as well.

I decided for my first project to try a few things:

Here’s some things I learned:

The completed demo is here: breen.tic.

A new demo coming shortly!