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Messing around with character designs

Arrival

My wife and I’s takeaways from Arrival, a wonderful film from director Denis Villeneuve, adapted┬áby Eric Heisserer, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, and created by a number of very talented individuals. It’s an alien invasion film unlike any other that exchanges the “action” heavy approach the thinking man’s. It emphasizes language, thought, expression…Read moreRead more

Onewheel

I’ve gotten into the Casey Neistat channel on YouTube recently and I’ve seen him zooming around the streets of New York on various modes of transportation. One has caught my eye since the creators were on the show recently dropping off the latest version of their Onewheel product, the Onewheel+. Check this thing out: I’ve…Read moreRead more

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Some Marvel doodles

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Working on my daughters commission for a princess with a Pegasus unicorn

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I’m a little delayed in unboxing @jakeparker but I am excited nonetheless to dive into some amazing inspiration. I already have a request from my eldest daughter for a unicorn with wings and a princess riding on it!

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Lunchtime Calvin study

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#ragnarlothbrok #vikings on #historychannel

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Taking a break from story building and had to get this out: Ragnar Lothbrok (Lodbrok)

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Some more from the sketchbook figuring out the direction I want to go for my book.

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Sketchbook doodles. Figuring out story style for “My Sister Always Copies Me”. Researched style by drawing Skottie Young’s X-23 and playing with shape of his Pinocchio. I also doodled a Nightcrawler off of a post by Todd Nauck.

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My lone@#marchofrobots2017 contribution. Thought I would share even though I’m not participating anymore. Focusing on story and character research.

Sketching Ragnar Lothbrok

Tools of Titans: Christopher Sommer

Christopher Sommer is a former gymnastics coach with over 40 years of experience. He’s trained a plethora of athletes and even developed his own training system, GymnasticBodies. This is the best information I extracted from this chapter: “If you want to be a stud later, you have to be a pud now.” “When in doubt,…Read moreRead more

Tools of Titans: Maria Popova

I didn’t even make it into the chapter before Maria was dropping BOMBS! If you’re looking for a formula for greatness, the closest we’ll ever get, I think, is this: Consistency driven by a deep love of the work. & Life is a continual process of arrival into who we are. Tim Ferriss was right…Read moreRead more

Tools of Titans: Marc Andreessen

I’ve made it known that I am working on various endeavors outside of my day job.┬áReading this chapter of Marc Andreessen came at a great time. Don’t fetishize failure…put the time into actually figuring [things] out and getting [them] right.

Tools of Titans: Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, PhD

There wasn’t much on a deep personal level that I took away from this chapter. The first section, however, is on teeth my oldest, Ariana, has her first loose tooth. She now jumps at the chance to eat an apple or something comparative. I learned here that her teeth should be saved by a company…Read moreRead more

Tools of Titans: BJ Miller

What could possibly be the biggest takeaways from a chapter with sections like “Don’t Believe Everything That You Think,” “Delighting in Perishability,” and “The Miracle of a Snowball”? There are quite a few, but the biggest one to me is: One way for all of us to live until we’re actually dead is to prize…Read moreRead more