Sunday, November 19, 2017

Greetings from Azeroth

Just a quick post: I've added a page called "Cosplay" to the blog/site (the link is next to the Art and Music pages on the top of this page, or if you're on a mobile device, you can open the pages menu by clicking on the "Home" link). I've already uploaded photos of my World of Warcraft orc there, and have also added my Necromancer and "Elderling meets Kerrigan" costumes (although those never got an "official" photoshoot, so there are fewer pictures and not quite as good quality). My next project is going to be building the Tier 10 Death Knight armor (Scourgelord, also from World of Warcraft). Thinking of making a version of Frostmourne for her weapon!

Frostmourne, the soul-stealing sword of the Lich King.

Here's a few photo edits of my orc cosplay. I've made the entire costume and the axe myself, out of 2 mm, 10 mm and 15 mm EVA foam which was painted with acrylic paints. Some details (spikes, and the like) were sculpted out of polymer clay. I also did the makeup and the photo editing. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, although there are plenty of things I would do differently were I to remake it.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

When Procrastination Ends

It's always the same story. I start a project, get really excited about it and work on it nonstop. Then I lose steam (usually because I run into a problem I can't solve in that instant), forget about it until one day I rediscover it and, miraculously, solve the problem in a heartbeat.

So... that's essentially what happened to this one. Believe it or not, I legit started out with a riff from vanilla World of Warcraft's "Volcanic" theme (plays in the Burning Steppes, Searing Gorge and Blackrock Mountain), and... well, obviously it went somewhere very different! To be honest, it's the bit with the guitars at about the 1:31 mark that I really like in this one. I've been trying my very best to get better sound quality in my compositions, and I think that compared to my earlier work, the newer stuff definitely sounds better and more defined.