I’m swamped. I’ve got work coming out of my ears and no end to it in sight. I’m very blessed to be doing something which I love for a living. I’m very blessed to have so much love in my life, so much love of life.
None of you remember my old blog, but it was here that I began studying computer science. Before my first info-tech course, wait no that’s not true… I first began studying computer science playing Commander-Keen… and wondering if that green pixelated pattern that appeared on my screen when the game froze was in fact a computer-virus… The graphic manifestation of a computer virus.. Which no, it wasn’t.
My sites got hacked recently, they were down for about 24 hours… Mad props to… whoever. The exploit brought to my attention the fragility of the salt-keys in your wp-config file… Don’t forget to add salt-keys to wp-config and … change them once in a while, I have a feeling they’re under a fair bit of pressure.
On the topic of I.S.S.: I think it’s important to record a compromised system. Fixing it is one thing, but finding out why it broke is another. So don’t delete the stuff that breaks, back it up and take a second look.
So I have this little problem… I take hours upon hours to complete artwork.
And I’ve got other stuff to do so it takes me a really long time to finish anything… But I’m hoping to find more time for my art in 2014… Or maybe just not polish each piece to perfection, and create more work thereby increasing my sense of accomplishment and encouraging me to draw more.
Anyhow… This is the piece i’ve been working on for the past couple months.
And seeing as it took me so long to get to this point, here’s a snapshot of where it was 6 weeks or so ago… I may continue to work on it, but I think I’d like to shelf-it and get back to some other work.
One of the reasons I’ve been so lazy with my artwork lately is because I don’t currently have a scanner. It’s a funny thing, I got asked to buy one for a 6 pack of beer and I said ‘Nono, take it to goodwill, someone else could use it’ and sure enough the next time I went to use my scanner it didn’t work.
I have some great sketches I’m looking forward to inking in photoshop. I should hit the sketchpad more and get away from this screen more often.
All the best,
– Adam McFadyen
Ok, so it’s been a while, since I’ve blogged just for the sake of blogging. I’ve been doing some writing about web-develpment over at http://dabzo.com and http://advantcomp.com … But what about Adam the Artist, what’s making him tick these days? Well for starters he’s well aware that of the billions of people on this planet he’s not the most interesting… But for some reason you, the random internet viewer has graced his humble domain with your presence. Welcome!
I’ve been drawing lots but not posting any of it. This last couple years were spent getting my web-development business off the ground & getting my home-life sorted out. I ended up finishing my web-design certification & becoming a single-parent in the same year… Lucky thing I finished my certification, because I was able to find a job teaching web-design & development soon after…
After teaching for a year I spent a year freelancing (not the best idea in Victoria BC… There’s a lot of competition… E-Lancing would have been a more sensible approach.) The experience of starting my own business isn’t one I could replace and it taught me a lot. After freelancing for a year I spent a year as a commercial-painter and learned a whole bunch more. I’m very grateful to have a trade up my sleeve.
Nowadays I’m working for a Web-Software Company and enjoying it very much.
I haven’t stopped drawing by any means, i just haven’t had a working scanner for sometime & tend to take waaay to long with my photoshop paintings. I plan to start posting again once I find my groove. Between work, parenthood, side-projects and fitness it can be hard to find time for my artwork… Hopefully I’ll have time to commit once a week in the new-year.
The first issue of the ON-Bot comic is storyboarded… and I have plenty of sketches to show off… I just don’t like posting anything but my coolest stuff. Maybe I should get over that and rev things up again… Maybe I’ll start posting pictures of my sketchbook I take with my camera on my facebook-page… Time’ll tell. Cheers!
Sizes: 800×600, 1600×1200
I’ve always thought of this Zen Robot Monk character appreciating nature / animals. The neon coloring of the subject was fun to play with but I think the final scheme will be more congruent.
This piece was a lot of fun. I have been drawing these robots ‘floating-limbed’ robots for a good while now. I like the freedom of movement a character has when their appendages are not directly attached…