Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Book Wrap-Up

Managed to read 8 books in October, and shockingly they were all pretty OK  lol I haven't written reviews for The Stainless Steel rat books yet, want to finish the whole of the series before I do.

The ChrysalidsThe Chrysalids by John Wyndham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

well, I would be screwed in this world having been born with 6 fingers :p

The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My only complaint really is that it is too short :p enjoyed reading it, didn't find it a chore to get through, words flowed very well and it wasn't bogged down by unnecessary descriptions or pompous words :p

The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (Stainless Steel Rat, #9)The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell by Harry Harrison
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

2 more to go in the series....

The Long Earth (The Long Earth #1)The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enjoyed it, the ending was a little slow but over all very entertaining and fast paced. The big reveal at the end felt like a bit of a let down tho, like the authors couldn't think of anything better. Characters were well written, and you are supposed to stop and think what actually makes something sentient or not. No idea if I will read all of the series but will try the next one since I got it for a pound in Tesco lol

Monday, October 27, 2014

Music Monday

This is one of those songs when I hear it, it gets stuck in my head for days :p

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painter 2015 Test/Graphics Tablet

I needed to test out Painter 2015 and my new tablet, so of course spent 10 minutes on a quick little dragon. Love both and will def. being doing more digital work now that I have a bigger surface on the tablet to used. The other one was too small and I had difficulties figuring out the relation between my hand and the screen.

And I figure if my wrist really starts to hurt again, using the tablet pen might not be so stressful on it :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Etching

Yeah not a surprise here lol Back to the old stand-by of etching raptors, but I do enjoy etching these gorgeous birds and like to think I'm good at it :) And to continue to drive myself insane, there are a lot of feathers to create, since its a nice shot of the wings and back

Some people might think its cheating using clear perspex to etch on and using a photo or drawing under the glass to etch but I take the photo so its still mine just less work not having to redraw the bird to get ready to etch from. And they take long enough to etch, I will do anything to save time on them.