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Sunday, March 11, 2007

"'Distrusted not rusted!'/ That's why I feel so disgusted/ But I know he's wrong /'Cause I haven't felt this way for very long..."

Illustration Friday: Wired

Wouldn't that itch like hell every time you'd blink? Ten points to whoever can identify the song quoted in my title (no fair Googling. Ok, go ahead.)

I'm too tired to rant about anything tonight, so I'm just going to freestyle:

I'm sitting here typing on the computer. Jen is sleeping on the couch. Fox preempted American Dad & King of the Hill for two showings of whatever the hell the name of that stupid show they're pushing is... again. I hope it crashes & burns on principle.

We watched Looney Tunes Back in Action with the kids last night- it gets a B+, but why didn't anyone tell me it had Daleks in it? They're actually 1960's Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Daleks, with a bit of laser beam added to the dry-ice guns. For a geek, these things are important.

I'm so glad the government has nothing better to do with its money than to constantly change the designs of coins. I've reached the point that I have to double check every single one in my pocket lest I throw one away as foreign currency.

Has anyone ever read Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick? Is it just me, or does it seem the entire happy-ending epilogue was added on afterwards at the insistence of publishers? "Don't let Americans feel they can't win against the police state!"

My best friends are spread out all over the country. I've been put on six weeks of furlough (to give other electricians a chance to work- something all A-rated members have to do) so maybe I'll go visiting. The only problem is I always wind up feeling lonelier when I get home. Wah. Actually, I have books to write & animations to finish. Maybe I can work on my parenting skills. I can't seem to get my point across by any other way than shouting. The neighbors must love me about as much as my wife & kids.

Take care, my friends. Tell me something interesting about your lives, something you care about. It doesn't have to do with anything I've written.

TTFN
-Tony

25 comments:

Brine Blank said...

I think this is the most interesting thing I've seen out of you to date...nice and interesting take...

Anonymous said...

Anon is in overload Tony! Which isn't interesting unless we imagine that 'wired' eye of yours if it did the same! Most excellent image, great depth and try some wrinkle cream
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Caroline said...

That is a truly brilliant eyeball - not one I'd like to be looking out of but amazing to see.

You really have to take 6 weeks off? How often is that? Odd place where the good workers aren't allowed to actually work... but then that's just my view... :-)

merlinprincesse said...

Don't listen to Anon, I'm the specialist here! You need eye drops! Unless you cry a lot listening to one of those old Lassie movie....Hhehehe.
WE are all overloaded, I think! :) As I said to you yesterday, Spring is on the way. :) Snow is doing a remake of the end of Wizard of Oz...Yaknow.. the witche..Hheheh! Be cool and take care! :) Bizarre but nice illo! :)

studio lolo said...

ooooh, nice illo!! Wierd aboud you having to take 6 weeks off. Is that w/out pay? I'd never make it. Maybe it's a good idea to see some of your friends. We've been in CA for 13 years now and several times a year my husband goes on this rant about having to move back to RI because he misses his old friends. If it wasn't for jobs being hard to find, I would've given in. Life holds us over a barrel sometimes, but still I have few complaints. As far as shouting to get your point across...I think you'd be surprised to see that the opposite approach actually yields more results in the long run :)

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to MerlinPrincesse, I'm the expert here *pffft*! You need wrinkle cream AND eyedrops! Stop telling everyone about me and Lassie, plus you don't put wrinkle cream into your eyeball MerlinPrincesse! Get your snow away from Oz! This all has NOTHING to do with what Tony wrote... and isn't interesting.

Tony LaRocca said...

I have never seen snow perform ANYTHING, much less a remake of the Wizard of Oz. Besides, anything a lady writes on my blog is interesting. :)

Studio Zuga said...

great looking i. and didnt know men at work sang that song. its not one that i know of them doing was it a on a 3rd album

Tony LaRocca said...

Actually, it was on "Business as Usual," which was probably their most popular album :)

HARDWAX said...

I think your post this week could've beem an arrow pointing at your profile photo. You're the wiredman as far as I'm concerned.
Anyway, since you decided to go for intence, and a let me get out of this eyeballs range kind of post, I guess it will just have to do. Strange and strangely pretty, or handsome, love it!

Ammon said...

This is pretty amazing.

Anonymous said...

Don't suppose THIS would interest you Tony :)

Tony LaRocca said...

Anony- I love you. Tell every man in Australia to give you a kiss for me! I know what I'm asking for on my birthday!

ValGalArt said...

This is amazing Tony! very cool!

ChristyMarcusLitster said...

Wow! That is such an amazing illo! Great job!!! Woooowwee!

Larry Lee said...

Cool eye. Is this ray-traced?

Tony LaRocca said...

Yep! The face was made in poser, rendered in 3ds max (with the eye maps (diffuse, bump & reflect), & skin bump map (wrinkles & texture) made in photoshop. There was a little touch-up work in photoshop afterwards. I'm still not happy with some of the wrinkles & the lashes were a bitch to make, but all in all I like it :)

LDahl said...

Tony, it's an awesome eyeball.....creepy and yet, ever so functional...hehe!

I've been having a two steps ahead, one step back, kind of week. At least it isn't the other way around(which is the norm)
I've been reduced to making 'to do lists'......O, the shame of it all!

I bought a used copy of Julia Camerons' book 'The Vein of Gold'. From a seller on Amazon.com, for a penny plus shipping. It arrived yesterday....it was like new. That is the most interesting thing I could think of.

Heather said...

Powerful image.

bookbabie said...

cool eye.

Justin said...

Well done. I really like your concept on this piece.

georg said...

Very cooly! With that eye I think you've used too much time looking at the inside of the computer! Use the outside! (but your eye is nice)

Something from my life? I'm just eating an apple right now :-)

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Nice work Tony! A cool illustration to be sure.

Anonymous said...

Heehee, was thinking more along the lines of what six weeks could include :) How’s your crochet skills Tony?

Bill Z said...

yike - pretty freaky image