Self proclaimed Artist, Dreamer, RolePlayer, The Podcast NINJA!, Gamer, Klingon, Walking Corruption and Geek Queen, Nuchtchas is the owner and operator of NIMLAS Studios with the life goal of highlighting the awesome and good in the world and to spread the love of all things geek!
Nutty Bites 104: Red Like Roses, RWBY Discussion from Balticon 51
RWBY is near and dear to our hearts, so Nuchtchas, Tek, Jen, & Jason joined the forces of Nutty Bites and Talk Nerdy 2 Me to discuss it at Balticon. Proving once again that these two podcasts share the same interests. This is the recording of that discussion. We talk about the series as a whole, the difference post Monty, and what we really thought about Vol 4. What did you think of Vol 4? What do you think about the show in general? Let us know for the next installment.
Daily Creativity: Rory as a Union Soldier – Union Dragon
Tek and I visited Gettysburg before going down to Balticon. I highly recommend this trip, it has changed so much since the last time I really explored there, twenty years ago. The roads are paved, there is this auto tour you can buy (in CD form now but there is an app in Beta) and they built some overlooks. All while preserving the integrity of the historical site.
We learned a lot we didn’t know. Even having studied the Civil War I missed a lot of things that I learned on this visit. I was inspired to paint Rory as a union soldier. Artillery of course. I’m thinking the war might have been won faster with Dragons on the Union side, but it would have been a very different war.
I started painting this at Balticon, doing some work on the few moments I wasn’t on a panel or getting my 5-2-1. I finished it when I got home. So yes this does break the rules of Daily Creativity as it took more than one day to finish, but in the time total it wasn’t more than I would spend in a day, I think. I am pleased with how it came out and had Tek check my work with the depiction of the enfield riffle Rory is holding. I painted some dirt on his uniform and fur, and tried to make it look dirty. Faded blues too. I’m really happy with how this piece came out. I may be the only person who wanted to see Rory as a soldier, but it marks this trip for me.
I was asked to write a piece about my art for the site Modern Creative Life. It took me almost a year to actually write this piece. I’m extremely anxious about writing. I used to write a lot, for me, for role play, for fun. I have won three NaNoWriMos yet I never published much. I am not a writer. I’m a visual artist but I can’t find words to express myself well. Each time I post something I know I am not saying what I mean to say. Every comment, every tweet, everything I write these days I worry over.
This piece went well, I think. I think I needed that year to formulate my thoughts. I hadn’t written an artist statement in years, but this time I got to blend my activism with my art. I was able to talk about why this art is so important to me.
I show cased a lot of different pieces in this one, two of which the originals have been claimed/sold already. Two in the last week. When my Love Your Body pieces sell I’m always shocked and touched. I do these for me, so when they mean something to others it matters in a new way.
Please read the whole piece on Modern Creative Life, and let me know what you think.
Inspired by this post on facebook I created this Love Your Body piece. I loved how the two bodies intertwined. Normally I do these pieces as solo figures, but this one felt so intense to me. Sharing of two bodies, each loving the other till they become one. I think my line drawing worked really well with this piece.
Nutty Bites 103: Intro to Ghibli – Whisper of the Heart
Whisper of the Heart is about growing up, the creative process, the work it takes to achieve your goals, and it’s a love story. Nuchtchas, Tek, and Jen are all newbies on this film, guided through by Jason.
Intro to Ghibli, a new regular segment of Nutty Bites and the Talk Nerdy 2 Me Podcasts. Jen & Jason guide newbies Nuchtchas & Tek through the movies of Studio Ghibli. We are starting with the Hayao Miyazaki films in order(ish), just bumping My Neighbor Totoro to the first. Once we finish those we will hit up the Isao Takahata films, then the Ghibli films without either director, then two non Ghibli Miyazaki films, and we also have some bonus shorts to sprinkle throughout.
I also thanks all the patrons who made this episode possible. If you’d like to contribute go to my Patreon Page and donate to the show and next month I’ll be thanking you. I read the names at the beginning of this episode, I am still getting a feel for how this patreon thing is working. Let me know if you like it at the beginning of the show, or the end? Thanks!