BlackJack


BlackJack!

Black Jack!

In case you were wondering how I went about creating my poker game, I’ve written a complete tutorial

on another simple card game, blackjack

You can read through it here

and there’s a zip file to download that contains the files used and a small run-able example.

Any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to let me know and If you make something cool be sure and let me know.

What’s the Deal?


As mentioned , I’ve been playing around with programing this summer and completed one project, still got a couple of others I’m working on. Anyway, the one I finished is a simple card game I wrote in C# using visual studio for windows pc’s. Requires .net 4.0. I’ve tested it on windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and seems to work fine let me know if you enjoy it or run into any problems running it.

CaptNemo Poker

CaptNemo Poker

Since this is my first windows program any feedback is appreciated and I expect there will be some problems, but hopefully nothing major.

The cards are all custom, original designs I created.

CaptNemo Poker

 

To draw or not to draw, another silly question?


Fabric, charcoal drawing

Fabric, charcoal drawing

Last semester at Bakersfield College I was told a class in the arts was necessary before transferring to Cal State. I happily enrolled in Drawing 101 and enjoyed it immensely. The teacher chose to have us work almost exclusively with charcoal, a medium I had not previously used. I found the shades, tonal range and ease of use to be pretty good.

 

My rendition of plate 5 by Charles Bargue

My rendition of plate 5 by Charles Bargue

One of the most carefully studied bits of Styrofoam ever :)

One of the most carefully studied bits of Styrofoam ever ๐Ÿ™‚

Ears are deceptively difficult to draw!

Ears are deceptively difficult to draw!

Crosshatching techniques

Crosshatching techniques

Skull and Cross bone?

Skull and Cross bone?

Architectural

Architectural perspective

Portrait of a caver

Portrait of a caver

At last a little bit of color!

At last a little bit of color!

My final project- Game over man!

My final project- Game over man!

I really enjoyed the course and intend to continue drawing with charcoal- I’ve got a new project on my desk right now ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Traditional Tales


Some time ago a talented artist entrusted me with several sketch books. The plan was to scan the images into the computer for cleaning up in photoshop and preparation for publication. I had gone so far as to have a booklet made but since these are color images, printing cost was a little high to create books of all the stories. I put the project aside hoping to discover a less expensive printing option in the future. Fast forward a few years and I now own an android tablet, then it hits me, here’s a method of distributing color documents that is fast and doesn’t encurr a large amount of overhead. I spent some time reworking three of the stories into a PDF file, created an amazon publishing account and with the authors permission published them as an e-book!

These three stories may strike some as rather harsh, but keep in mind these are, as the title suggests traditional folk tales and so are intended to teach rather harsh lessons for life. The stories are Malawian folk stories as told to the artist by students he was teaching in Malawi. Much like the original Grimms fairy tales these are not the happy ever after stories you may expect. They are entertaining and I think interesting in some of the common themes that appear in stories from other parts of the world.

If you prefer happier endings don’t despair though, as some of the authors original stories are much more cheerfully themed and I’m working on a collection of those to be released on Amazon next. These focus on the adventures of Harvey Rabbit and I hope others will enjoy these as much as I have.