Today is Christmas. The chrismasiest day of the year.
From my brother I received a gift card with roughly 30 bucks on it.
From my father, I received Art Rage 2. A very lovely piece of software made specifically for tablets. It looks just like Alias Sketchbook Pro, except it's like 100 times better. Unlike alias sketchbook it has some very realistic paint and smudge and goo effects. The software is made by the team who were behind Metacreations who made Art Dabbler, the first piece of art software I ever used (and I used it ALOT) and later developed Painter.
The paint also smudges very realistically, like how it smudges in PaintShopPro, except it's alot easier to use than the paint in PSP.
Art Rage also only costs 25 bucks as opposed to Alias which costs like 150 dollars.
Really the only thing I preferred in Alias was the uber-realistic pencil tool. The pencil tool in Art Rage is rather unnatural and kinda crappy looking.
So today I painted the clown from that clown animation I've been working on, and an apple.
I painted the apple due to a friend linking me to a topic in the ConceptArt.org forums where everyone was painting fancy apples, and I wanted to give it a shot. I'm quite pleased with my apple (or perhaps a tomato). It's not perfect, but it looks like an apple (or tomato), and isn't an eyesore, so I'd call it a small victory.
I also received a USB keyboard for my tablet pc.
A ClockWork Orange on DVD. (stanley kubrick fuck yeah!)
West Side Story on DVD.
And my father turned a bunch of his records into MP3's and sent me and my brother burnt CD's of the music.
Here's the CD's:
Complete Greatest Hits of the Steve Miller Band
Greatest Hits of Sly and The Family Stone
The Best of Kool & The Gang
Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
Classic Joe Cocker
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
so now I am officially stocked up on Rock n Roll.
My Aunt and Uncle sent my father a Popeye's Turkey. Yes, Popeye's the chicken place. So I was expecting a greasy (albeit tasty) fast food turkey. Good God Almighty. Best turkey I've ever eaten. Jesus Mountain-diving Christ. Crazy garlic and red pepper seasoning, sausage, mashed potatos. It was a big turkey too. Like 13 pounds. There's two boxes of light and dark meat still sitting around.
I think I shall eat some leftovers now.
But before I do, here is the current state of The Clown Cartoon.
Also, everyone needs to go see WALK HARD with John C Reilly. Funniest thing I've seen in a long long long time.
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