Man, if Carl Sagan had only been broadcast on PBS in my time, the inspiration I feel from watching Cosmos might have been put to some kind of use. Oh well, more's the pity.
I've finally gotten some of the more standard art apps to work on my new AHZEUS laptop, so, after a long and arduous period of zero productivity (two entire Space marathons, along with a few days of the annual Holiday Twilight Zone stream), I can finally work again.
First thing I did to warm up was the OLD digital topic that I had meant to do before I was rendered computerless. It was something like "Ice Queen", or somewhere along those lines. Anyway, what I ended up with has absolutely nothing to do with the topic. The new screen is so bright and so vivid, I just had to try something real colorful, even if they don't really blend very well together. To get back into the knack of painting, I did the entire thing in grayscale before applying color. The focus is still on the face, the brightest and most contrastive part of the painting, but I think everything else is a bit muddied by the color. Some things are too defined, so I suppose I'll need to work on the cohesiveness of a piece in my future endeavors. The design is crap, no comments there. Honestly, after this long of doing nothing, I have actually forgotten the rules of composition, and will need further reference before I can correctly pinpoint what I did wrong.
More productivity ahead, I think. Got a whole host of topics that I've been neglecting to do. That's one out of four New Year's resolutions started. New semester looms in the distance, getting closer all the time.