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Real life and the joys of moving...

It's been a while since the last post and a lot has happened... I made the move back to Australia - after 6 years abroad, the cold, grey and wet just got to me. I was missing the sun and the warmth too much. In January I headed back to Tropical North Queensland.
It took a little longer to set things up - when you start pretty much from square one, it might not be much of a surprise. The phone and internet turned out to be a major problem as there are the provider and the independent service guy. Sadly they had their wires crossed a few times and it took way longer to get an internet connection up and running.

Just as things started to work, I did my back in... one silly move while helping friends with their garden. A week of half-assed rest and I was feeling ok... just to do it in again when picking up the trash to take it out... A week of proper rest, a massage, heat packs and some moderate exercise (mainly laps in the pool) and I am finally ok to sit at the computer again... Yes... I will look at a standing option as well... ;)

Now that I am settled in, I plan on posting again (regularly). The goal is to post once a week (preferably on Mondays) and again mid-week on the Affinity side of the blog, where I will post the tutorials done for Inkscape using Affinity Designer. As the tool does have some added features those tutorials will vary a little bit.

Starting today with a step-by-step tutorial on small buildings for town or map scenes... let's see if I can stick to it... ;) 


Chris Hildenbrand

2D game artist, pixelpusher, vector bender, face turner for over thirty years. I worked on more games than I can remember... The most recent release is "Super Crossbar Challenge" for iOS (Android coming soon) with Shattered Box, Fredbear Games and PlayPlayFun.

7 comments:

  1. It is good to see you're back. Although I am not an artist, I really enjoy your tutorials and learn a lot from them! Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom!

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    1. Thanks, Maik! Comments like yours make it all worthwile... plus the fact that I do like the challenge of breaking things down into easy to follow steps.

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    1. Thanks! About time... I was getting rather annoyed with slow internet through a dongle... I did the next step today and ordered a proper work setp with 2 monitors and a 'small beast' of a machine... :)

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  3. Glad to see you'll start posting again! Yours is the only blog I regularly check for new posts! Welcome back!

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  4. Great news! Hope you enjoy in Australi.

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  5. Glad to see you back at it, love the tutorials!

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