Saturday, August 20, 2011

I am gainfully employed

So yeah in case you haven't noticed I've kind of sucked at blogger lately.
I'm sorry.
I just recently got this job as an assistant manager of an arcade.
The good news is soon I'll be able to do all those fun things I enjoy again like eating.
The bad news is I have considerably less free time so I'll probably continue to suck at blogger.
Anyway, fun part.
Throw an idea or request at me and I'll do my best to draw it. First 5, absolutely. First 10, probably so.
I can't say for sure when I'll have them done right now but it'll be a fun surprise when you do see it yeah?
1 2 3 go.

Monday, August 15, 2011 group sesh?

Thought it might be a fun idea to organize some kind of group chat thing on one day. If you aren't familiar with it check my previous post. Like we could work out some kind of date or maybe a few days from now I'll just post a link to a room and I'll hang out there for a few hours or whatever. If any of you guys think to do something similar I'll keep an eye out and pop in if I see one.

Any thought on the matter? I've been all up on turntable since I found out.

Crap, I should probably crank out some drawings for you guys soon also huh? MAYBE I'LL INCORPORATE THE TOO *GASP* But yeah, thoughts?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Anyone Turntable?

This kind of post is a little bit off topic for me but it is fun and this is the fun blog so yeah.

I've recently been spending a LOT of time on this new thing

It is so absurdly fun. I'll try to explain this as best as I can. You have a little avatar and a playlist that you manage. You can search their library for songs and/or upload your own songs. You go into chatrooms which can have up to 5 djs at a time and it plays one song by each dj on stage in rotation. People can vote your song as awesome or lame and you get dj points and you can become a fan of djs. So far dj points just equal to unlocking more avatars but still, that's pretty cool. Here is a screen shot to give you some kind of idea.

I feel like this is right up some blogger's alleys especially *cough cough* Electric Addict and D4 *cough cough*.
But really this can be fun for anyone. Have a group chat with some friends and share music with each other or go in other rooms and meet new people and learn about new music that way.

This is seriously. The coolest thing I've seen in so long. I can't over state it.

Anyone else been having fun with this thing? My name on there is Its Haunter so if you see me say hi.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Challenge Edition Results Part 2

Alright just in case you missed it here is part 1 of the results.

Electric Addict: "draw some super hot car! i love sexy cars"

Sorry man I really have no idea how to draw cars or what makes a car cool or what :(
Michael Westside: "OK. Picture this. It's a hot summer day. You're on the beach, enjoying your ice cream, and looking at hot ladies and what not. And then, suddenly from nowhere you get teleported to the frigging desert. So you're like "wtf?" and try to take a lick from your melting ice cream. But what is this? The ice cream is gone! You look around and find that it has been stolen by a gecko that's now sitting on a stone, eating your ice cream and taunting you. I'd like a drawing of the moment you realize that you forgot your wallet in your other pants and got no idea how you bought the ice cream in the first place." 

ElliotGreen: "you should draw a picture of a duck!"

Arrpii: "Do a "crappy" version of "Drawing Hands" by M. C. Escher"

Inverse: "Draw an airport landing on a plane :|"

That's everything for now folks. Thanks to everyone for participating! I had fun with all of these and I'd like for you to enjoy them as well. I'll do this again sometime as well as other things. This drawing stuff seems to be getting the most interest and I haven't really thought of anything crafty lately so yeah. I did make really awesome cinnamon toast today but you can get the recipe anywhere. Kind of rambling now...Alrighty yeah. Thanks for reading. You guys have awesome blogs keep up the good work! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Challenge Edition Results Part 1

I think I'll break it down like this. I'll have the person's blog, their idea, and the drawing. Thanks for all the ideas guys. Some are okay, some aren't. Some ideas I took a few stabs at just for kicks because I wasn't really happy with how one or the other turned out or I was just having fun. Also, I'm out of drawing paper so I had to use an old spiral notebook I found so...sorry about that I guess. We'll do part 1 today and part 2 either later today or tomorrow. Depending how ambitious I feel. 

GMSoccerPicks: I think you should be a guest drawer for my Dino Neymar comic and it should be feature in both blogs. Take a look, i would love a collaboration from you, perhaps a redraw for Dino Neymar or a new character. Look

my day in a sentence: 

This might sound weird. But, anyways.
I'd love you to do a drawing of one Freddie Mercury, the late Queen frontman. And the duke of epicness. ;)

I believe your rendition of this rock god could be really cool. :D


A cigarette smoking a human, flicking the "ash" into an ashtray sized couch.

Draw Zooey Deschanel on top of the statue of liberty. Pweeeze!

Sure, I'll bite, A dragon crawling through an eyesocket.

I'll leave it at that for now. I think I managed to draw for everyone that's made a suggestion so be on the look out for part 2! Sorry if the layout is weird. This post editing thing is so wonky sometimes. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Get you some crappy drawings challenge edition.

I thought adding a collaborative twist on this would be a fun idea so let's give it a shot yeah?

For this one I want suggestions or ideas of what you would like me to draw. I'll take at least the first 5 suggestions from followers. I'll make a post with your drawings and links to your blog and all that. The only thing I will say is if the suggestion is too offensive I won't do it. If you are one of the first 5 and it is too offensive I'll ask for a suggestion of something else and draw that. I am a citizen of the internet so at this point it is hard to offend me personally but I have to use my best judgment for the sake of the blog.

Anyway, first 5 I will definitely do. After that, it's a matter of if I feel like doing more or not. I've consistently done more than 5 so it's worth your time to make a suggestion after that 5 mark. I'll probably just draw the suggestions I like after that. Who knows? I'll post the results Tuesday or Wednesday.

Good luck and I'm excited to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And the the winners are...(Revisited)

(I was in the midst of writing a really comment in response to all the love I got and thought I'd just make a post about it instead.)

First: I'm glad everyone liked at least some of the drawings!

The !SLG! and LoneIslander drawings are probably my fave of the lot.

SLG's reminds me of being a kid playing Mortal Kombat on SNES and screaming at my friend to stop sweeping me over and over and over again.

The chainsaw panda I don't know if I ever would have came up with that myself but I was glad to draw it. I did at one point draw werewolf whales or whalewolves so maybe I'd get around to a chainsaw panda but I'm not sure.

I might occasionally do as D4 suggested and just randomly draw for people. Like if you have a particular post I liked or just have a cool blog  I could bang something out and make a post about it. I'll be on the look out for this but will also still offer to do drawings for you guys like we've been doing.

Thanks for everything :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

And the the winners are...

Yay here are the results from my contest yesterday. I had a lot of fun with these so I did a lot more than 5.

I'll do this in order of entry.

First up we got GM Soccer Picks. I like the design of his blog and it's all about soccer so I tried at some kind of team shield for this drawing.

Next was Raegan at Her Curious Elegance. I actually know this lady irl and she is pretty awesome so this was one of those rare instances in which I actually care how the drawing came out. I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out but I have a hard time drawing ladies. She likes MLP and I probably would have just done another one of those but I didn't actually see any on her blog. :Shrug: Sorry Raegan.

Round 2 with D4 at D4 and Music. Thought I'd do something a little different and go jumbo. Multi post its what what?!

SamArmy was next at How What When Why in the Whosit?. The only thing I could really come up with was this cute comic he has on his blog. I'm often accused of being a crazy cat lady. (Which is weird because I'm a guy) But to that I say "Whatever, cats are awesome.". I think this may be the only post it note drawing of the lot that wasn't diagonal.

We got another one for mr. Electric Addict. I probably drew half of these pictures to one of his playlists. I kind of went nuts on his last drawing so I thought I'd real this one in a little bit with a simple alt pikachu. I can't remember if pikachu have stripes on their back or if that was raichu or both. Eh...I mean, it's alternative so I meant for it to look this way. Yup.

I had a lot of fun with this one for ! Sore Losers Gaming !. I thought I'd just go with the title and draw a guy raging at his game.

Next we have My Day In A Sentence. I had a hard time with this one honestly. So I just did something. It doesn't make sense. Whatever. On My Day's profile the about me says: One sentence is all I need. So I ran with that. Plus a cactus?

Bullet Proof Zombie is another one of those where I just ran with the name. I guess it's like a zombie in a super suit with a chainsaw hand and a flamethrower arm.

Clueless Dolphin requested something involving a mermaid having sex with some kind of chicken nugget guy but I had no idea what that meant. There was a post about hipster babies on the blog though so I took that plus a dolphin and did a thing.

Lone islander at Stuck In Paradise has one of the coolest avatars ever so I knew what I was going to do pretty much immediately. A panda with chainsaw arms?! Done.

Elliott Green at Daily Dose of Bliss was the last one I did. I like this blog but I couldn't really think of anything so I was forced to go random. See it's a mouse. And he has this jet pack. And he is in a tunnel. Idk.

That's all for this time around. Thanks everyone for participating. Hopefully you enjoy seeing these drawings as much as I enjoyed drawing them. If not then at least you didn't pay me for it right? I don't want to say I will do this every week because it's very time consuming but I'll try to at least do a once a month thing. That or maybe I'll do one drawing every week. Thoughts on that or anything else let me know. Until next time.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Alright let's party

It's about that time. Haunter's special crappy drawings for your blog contest thing.

How to enter:
All you have to do is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post.

Who wins:
I'm going to do drawings for at least the first 5 followers to leave comments.

What you win:
I'll look at your blog and draw...something. Whatever I come up with. I don't think they are particularly good drawings usually but people seem to like them. Here are the winners from last time. So I will draw some crap and then make a post about it. I'll also link back to your blog in that post.

In addition, I will put the first 5 on my blogroll where you will stay until I do this again.

Good luck.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Heads up

Thought I would give you weekend bloggers a little advanced notice. Tomorrow (not today, this is just a heads up) I'll be doing another post giving you guys and girls another chance at getting your own drawing done for your blog. It will be same as last time, first 5 comments definitely get a drawing done after that it's up to how many I feel like doing. When I finish I'll make a post featuring all the drawings with links back to your own blogs. In addition, I'll make the first 5 a part of my blog roll until I do the drawing thing again.

Good luck guys! Some of your blogs give me some interesting ideas so I'm secretly rooting for a few but I have no problem doing drawings again for winners from last time.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Playing Card Gift Boxes Part 2

*First and foremost I wanted to say how happy I am that everyone has enjoyed my drawings as much as they have. You all give me all these different unique windows into your world and I get a huge kick out of it. I really like the idea of having something to give back to the community. I feel like you deserve it. I'll definitely make a point to do this again sometime. Probably in the next week or two. *

Anyway, this is a follow up to my playing card gift box tutorial. In part one I covered the basic cube box. In part 2 we'll go over how to construct a double wide box with a handle in the lid. This article assumes you have already read part 1 and are familiar with the concepts taught in it.

To start with a double wide box you'll need to make 10 walls total. Once you've made 10 walls total take three walls and join them with 2 connectors as shown.

Repeat so you have two sets of 3 walls joined. These will make up the front back and sides of your box.

Next you're going to take a wall and stick 3 connectors in it as shown. Repeat. These will make up the bottom of your box.

Match up the connectors and insert them into your sets of 3 walls.

You should end up with two halves that look something like this.

Insert three connectors into one of these halves as shown. It is not necessary to fold these particular connectors but you can if you'd like.

Insert these connectors into your other half as shown and push the halves together...

You'll have something like this going on now.

Next to make the lid take one wall and insert a connector halfway in. Again this one need not be folded. In this case I have the back of the connector facing toward the bottom which. This will make sense in a moment. Let's move on to the handle.

Take a card and fold in half length in on it's face.

Then fold the outside halves the opposite way toward the center of the card. You'll have a card folded into 4 equal parts that looks like a W when you pull it apart.

Next you take these two edges at the bottom of this 'W' and fold them face inward toward the center. Hopefully my drawing on the card here helps.

Your card should look like this now.

This is your handle and it is going to go on top of the connector as shown. Insert these connectors into the other wall to have your lid.

This is your lid!

All you have to do now is insert two connectors into your lid then insert those into your box. Or insert the connectors into your box then into your lid. Do whatever. Freestyle that hoe.

They go in like so.

...and bang. Finished product. In all of it's glory.

Using the principles in part 1 and 2 you can go nuts creating all kinds of boxes. I've never gone beyond a double wide myself but I've seen some big, crazy looking ones. I will do a part three in the future covering handles for single wide boxes and lips to allow the box to shut more securely. Anyone kind of try this project out and post pictures let me know and I'll give you a shout out. Also, stay tuned next week for another chance to get a drawing done.

As always I try to make these directions as clear as I can but if you are having trouble with something feel free to let me know.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Quick post follow up. AKA Haunter makes good.

Alrighty as promised here are the drawings I've done for the folks kind enough to subscribe and comment. Some are crappier than others. I can't say I did my best but I mean, I did...something. At any rate. Here be the drawings.

 First up is D4 over at D4 and Music. I just took a wild stab at his icon/avatar thing and then did...that stuff.

Next is Genetic at Understand Genetics and Physics. He actually made a request of " Draw a planet and some stars and a spaceman traveling around the planet!" So I did that.

Here is SoreLosersGaming at Sore Losers Gaming. I didn't have all that much to go off of so I just did a logo thing and made the letters have faces. The G is like a sideways cat. 

Here we have my drawing for Magixx over at Hip Hop and Rap News+Music. His icon is Kanye West so I tried to draw Kanye West as I cat. I'm noticing a cat them here but whatever. It was kind of fun.

I had to give this one a bit of thought. This is for Hom Makes Games. He is a programmer writing a flash game and his blog is filled with code and whats its that I don't exactly understand yet. So I decided to create a screen from a side scrolling shoot em up or SHMUP where the ship shoots code instead of bullets. I just grabbed some random lines from his images so they probably don't have anything to do with bullets but yeah. 

Next is Banacek with Beasts in Human Skin as soon as you go to his blog there is this big awesome picture and I just thought I'd try to draw it out right quick.

Finally we have Electric Addict at Electric Addict's Blog. His icon is a pikachu flexing so I decided to take that idea and run with it. Pikachu's face in this is probably my favorite thing ever. 

That's it for now. Thanks everyone for participating and stay tuned I'm sure I'll get bored enough to do this again sometime. Hope you enjoyed.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quick post

So I was thinking I haven't done any of my crappy drawings in a while and at the same time thought I'd make an attempt to give back to the readers and followers. Tell you what I'mma gonna do. If you follow my blog and would like one of my drawings, just leave a comment saying so. If you don't follow me yet that and then comment. These are some of my drawings to give you an idea. I'm not sure how many drawings I will do, at least 5. After 5 it's just whenever I get bored of doing them.

What I'll do is look at your blog and use that as some kind of inspiration to draw something. In my next post I'll have all the drawings I did with a link back to your blog under the picture for you. Sound good? 1,2,3 go.

Self Portrait