Saturday, July 11, 2009

Amazing puzzler? Not so much.

I took last month’s jigsaw maze, glued it to some heavy paper and cut out on the jigsaw lines. The cutting was much more difficult than I had expected, and I had to re-glue a lot of the pieces.

Then I solved the puzzle, but since the cardstock was too flexible I couldn’t get it flat enough so that the pieces would lock together very well. Oh well, knowledge gained for the next project.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

My first "guest post"

The kid's got talent. Might not be in the Sunday papers at this rate, but he's onto something...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More fun with effects

Played with the effects options again in Photofiltre. This one's called "twirl" but it could be called "acid feakout." Makes solving just a little bit more challenging.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Emboss me!

Did a quick-and-dirty maze (trying to keep the sweat off while drawing in the car today; no worries, I was parked in a lot). Played with visual effects just a bit, using a "flatten-emboss" feature, and then a "puzzle piece" function.

Print it on heavy stock paper, cut the pieces, then give to your kids to assemble and solve!

Thanks to Captain Beefheart for the blog title, from the song Debra Kadabra, played with the Frank Zappa band. His lyrics are WAY OUT, as usual:

Make me grow Brainiac fingers
But with more hair
Make me kiss your turquoise jewelry
Emboss me!
Rub the hot front part of my hair
with rigid unguents

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Okay, so I'm a little late, and I have lots of room for improvement in the portrait department. For now, here's my humble first attempt at your lovely face (and spirit).

Monday, May 11, 2009

My future's so bright...

Finally, the sequel to the "Glasses" drawing.

Kinda funny: I walked 30 minutes on a trail into the woods, and surrounded by nature scenes, I decided to sunglasses case. If you've drawn one leaf you've drawn a million.