Saturday, June 21, 2008


Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

I don't rate games much, but this one overcomes so many existing movies cinematically that I don't have a choice but to squeeze it in here.

There are of course always going to be some things that can be nitpicked at, but there is so much in terms of perfection in this title that all of those little burps can be completely forgiven and forgotten, in my eyes at least.

This wraps up the 20 year Metal Gear saga completely, and sends Solid Snake off with an amazing final hurrah. I won't discuss the story at all, because there is merely too much in this saga to try and put in a nutshell, but I'll say I was incredibly satisfied and torn emotionally. While it's hard to say goodbye to Snake, I'm just happy he received a deserving leave of absence.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MGS Doodle Progress

I'm geeking out incredibly in anticipation for the new Metal Gear Solid game this week and I wanted to do a little illustration for each of the three Solid titles out so far. I started on this one of Snake and Meryl but keep finding myself NOT working on it. So in case I don't get around to knocking the rest of it out before the release of the new one I wanted to at least have some WIP posted for it as proof that I DID care enough to at least try, haha..

The two figures and a closer shot of Snake so far..

Corgi Come Lately

I am FIIIIINALLY getting my Corgi.

I grew up my entire life with dogs and had my own personal Shepard through most of my childhood and through high school (though of course couldn't take him with me when I moved to San Fran for college).. and unfortunately he passed away when I was nearing the end of my college education. But now that I'm done with school and have been out working in the industry for over a year I've decided it was time to get a dog back in my life. Especially after my roommate Steve got his Pug, and it seems like SOOOooo many other people that I know have dogs and I just get the fact smashed upon my face.

I've been wanting a Corgi for years now, and got lucky enough to find this little fellow (currently 5 weeks of age and called Short Stuff by the breeders). I will be his new Pappy after June 26th - a late birthday present to myself :) I'm so F*CKING excited.