Jun 23, 2010

The Storm MAY be passing...

The aftermath of last week's debacle is still playing out around me. I had thought our renting a new place last night would have been the end of it all, but I have learned (much to my extreme depression) it may have been too little too late.

This situation, caused by my thinking I was doing the right thing, has put a strain on many of my relationships, however I learned the damage between me and Lady R is a lot more serious than I'd thought. She has assured me that things should return to normal once we move into the new place, but I'm not a big fan of how upset she has been lately. Leading like usual to my outlook on life, that no good deed goes unpunished.

I've also shifted from not working all that much to working all the time! I only have Sundays off, and at moment my days are all 8-11 hour ones! With school getting out next week it is looking like my schedule should shift into at least a more manageable version of this timetable (I currently don't finish till 7-7:30pm each night).

Yesterday I had an unexpected bubble of time, so I popped back to my Trilobite piece. I now have a rough composition I'm working on, but had an interesting malfunction with one of my lighting effect.

This was the initial result trying to get my watery haze going. I like it. Not my usual attempt at realism, but the picture has a certain awe factor to it I like. So I might work on as final version like this as well.


Peter Bond said...

I'm sorry things aren't gong smoothly, Dude. You don't deserve it.

I DO like your atmospheric piece! The Burgess Shale has NEVER been reconstructed like this...!

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

loved the creatures! what an atmosphere! like a natural history museum's diorama

so sorry! hope everything will be better soon

Anonymous said...

Hi Craig,

sorry to hear things are a bit bumpy mate.
Nice piece though. I liked the sand texture in your previous post too.

Glendon Mellow said...

I agree with Peter - that's an awesome image! As if there's a strange light undersea.

Remember patience is always helpful.