Site Redesign

As you probably notice, the website has a redesign. The interface is a little simpler, and the “Store” is integrated into the content more directly, rather than a separate entity. I think the navigation is a lot smoother and less confusing. There are also content updates in the “Cards/Prints” and “Portraits” sections. Updates there will be hopefully more frequent than they have been.

I’ve adopted a new blog interface as well, although I’m still trying to figure out how to make the stupid thing align to the left. Anyone know CSS?

Weightlifter

BACK brush

This is a drawing I did a few years ago, based a photo of a weightlifter – was never too happy with the way it turned out originally. I’ve been experimenting with the way I render color and light a bit recently., so I thought I might dig it out and play around with it. It’s a bit more detailed and fussy than my drawings usually are — not sure if that’s a direction I want to go in, or if I should be pushing towards simplicity. But that’s what sketching and drawing is great for. Always good to experiment with processes. Who knows, I might even start working with ink and paper again one of these days.

My Spambots’ English Proficiency is increasing!

Time was, all of the messages caught by my spam filter would look more or less something like this:

“kellie vogue ts coffee heart attack music from mask”

or

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But now, I’m getting posts which look more like this:

“Hey!…Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts about Getting Shirts Lifted comin..holy Sunday!”

and

“i was searching for tyler christopher and i came across your post and it is definitely the most sensible thing i have seen in a long time, and in my opinion you got something good going here, i have to get my friends to subscribe to your post about Getting Shirts Lifted.”

Those last two examples ALMOST resemble real English! Whoever’s been teaching the Spambot ESL classes should be congratulated. The syntax of those second sentences is SO much better. Now, if only the instructor can teach them to stay on topic!

These two are definitely the star pupils, though. The other 2,879 pieces of spam that I just removed from my filter are still pretty much a mess.