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Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 12:05 AM edit delete
Hi guys I'm Seabiscuit and I can't into night time shading. I had a hell of a time getting the skin color right. It's still not right to me, not dark enough. But I finally gave up after it'd eaten up way too much of my time just PICKING a color...

This was a fun experience tho, haha. I was actually kinda pleased with the night sky. ..And then I had to cover it up with friggin' Eva and her song.

As for what shes singing here, it's an old rhyme about Lizzie Borden, who killed her parents with an axe back in the 1800s or such. Why is she singing it? 'Cause she's a weirdo! ...And it is a rather catchy rhyme. This is the full rhyme, she was just about done really;

'Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.'

Also oh my god. I am SO disgusted.
We found these little bugs in our old spaghetti boxes. UGH.
And so we researched them more, they breed in pasta, but also stuff like spices and things.

...We found them in our spices, bread crumbs, pasta and spaghetti boxes, and our flour...

SO freaking nasty oh my god. We had to throw it all out.


Stever 22nd Sep 2014, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
I'm not a big fan of bugs either, but if they're outside I like them much more XD

Good job with the nighttime shading. I love Eva and her demented little song.
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Haha, same here. I don't even mind them in the house (especially like beetles and ladybugs since I can let them back outside), but when they seriously invade my personal space and /breed in my food/ it's a problem hahaha.

I still want it darker haha. Ill have to practice on that.
Clanjack Farlo 22nd Sep 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Clanjack Farlo
The rhyme definitely sounds like something Eva would sing. XD
Night-time shading is difficult, I know. And you did a good job of it, I'd honestly say.
(We just stopped a bunch of boll weevils in my house from spreading to our pantry, they had holed up in a bag of oats we have for our chickens. At least, I THINK we got rid of them before they got in our stuff.) ;D
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Heheh, yes! When I wanted to have her singing something twisted, this rhyme was the first thing to pop in my head.;]
Heh, thank you!:D

(Oh jeez gross!D: At least you stopped the invasion!
...You have chickens? Damn, that's cool!)
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
Keeping backyard chickens is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the Permaculture movement. They are quieter than dogs and if you hold them and feed them treats out of your hand lots when they are chicks, they will stay tame. So tame that many will run up to you when you enter their pin and let you pick them up. We have 3 right now and are going to get 3 more this spring. We have one named Acorn, one named Lazertron Eggonator(O'l One Eyed Lazertron is her nickname), and one named Pexterexious Radioactive Alpha Peep. Clanjack as he said, also has chickens(I don't remember how many he has or what their names are).

Some breeds are tamer than others and some are more antisocial than others(some breeds are also meaner than others such as game cocks, a highly aggressive bird). I've noticed that leghorns and marans don't normally like being picked up even when socialized but americanas, buff orpingtons,and wyandottes are very good lap chickens.
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
So I've seen! My dad has one haha. I don't remember what kind it was though. Sadly not allowed where I live. If we had moved just ONE mile up the road then we could have chickens. Pretty crummy deal.

Those are some damn awesome chicken names I gotta say! Pexterexious Radioactive Alpha Peep...That's simply /amazing/. Ahh, I'd like to have chickens. I'd like to have any bird pet though really haha.
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
O'l One Eyed Lazertron got her nickname shortly after a raccoon got into our chicken coop(we forgot to close the coop door after they had gone to bed) and tried to drag her off to eat. Our coop is right outside my window and I happened to hear the struggle. I ran outside which scared the raccoon away but Lazertron's eye had been put out. She lived though and is doing quite well now.

We got our chickens maybe 3 or 4 years ago and three of them have since died(we started out with 6 chickens). This is why we are going to get 3 more this spring. Ms Poultrious Bawk Bawk and Ms Lilac Luna Pumpkintoes Fairy Killer Extraordinaire died of a kind of worm called gapeworm, a parasite that eventually strangles your chickens and causes them to sound horse, like they have a frog in their throat(If caught early, it can be treated with a de-wormer designed for horses). Combustionspur Lavabeak got killed by raccoons in broad daylight shortly after O'l One Eyed Lazertron lost her eye.
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Awww man that's sad! At least she survived the encounter.:c

Aww! That's a shame about the other chickens, I'm sorry to hear it! They had some awesome names, too...Man, chickens lead surprisingly dangerous lives.
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
We have since trapped the raccoons and had them relocated far away from our neighborhood. We have silverfoxes and dogs too but they can't climb fences. Just in case we ever left our backyard fence open, when we built our coop, we left around 2 extra feet of chicken wire on the ends of the base fencing of the chicken coop and dug a two and a half-foot moat around the bottom of the coop. Then we layed the extra two feet of wire inside the moat and filled the moat up with concrete and covered it with dirt... A little overkill but it has worked so far. The reason we did that is because canines will try to dig under the fencing for chicken coops to get to the chickens.
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Ohh. It was pretty cool of you guys to relocate them and not just kill them.:D
Wow, that's some nifty protection! They're lucky to have you guys.;D
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
It was tempting...

Those were some seriously bold raccoons. For years, we never really saw much of our neighborhood raccoons and had never had an attack. After Lazertron got attacked, all the raccoons in our neighborhood suddenly became much bolder. One of our neighbors lost all of her chickens to raccoons right after Lazertron Eggonator lost her eye. After that, Combustionspur Lavabeak was killed. She wasn't even in the coop. She was killed in the chicken run so they must have pounced on her. My grandma(who lives in our neighborhood) had a huge raccoon right after those attacks that would steal all the bird feed from the feeders everyday. One evening we witnessed it run by her house with a squealing song bird in it's mouth. It did not care that we were there. We think that it may have been the parent of the one that got our chickens because we saw plenty of juveniles walking around unafraid of people.
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I didn't think they did much during the day usually haha.
Man those are some brave raccoons. We had some brave ones in our old neighborhood that would come right up to us. Wasn't really a problem there since there wasn't really anything for them to kill though, heh...
Skweeee 23rd Sep 2014, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
I like this thread about raccoons. Because I'm in the army I've slept outside a lot. One time I woke up to some noises at night near my sleeping bag. I flicked on my flashlight, and there about half a meter from me was a raccoon munching on one of my snacks. What's funny, is that she didn't run away. She just turned and looked at me, grabbed another chip and started eating it. So there she was chewing and staring at me, as bold as could be.
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
Hahah. That's so adorable! I love how brave they are.
...Truth be told, I'd always wanted a raccoon as a pet haha. But my true dream pet will always be a skunk.;D
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
Mmm protein...
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Heh, yeah, at least there's that.:x
Binyamin 22nd Sep 2014, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
I love that rhyme! Although I'm always misquoting it as "Lindsay Gordon had..." I don't have any friends named Lindsay.

I feel so bad for you with the bugs! :( I can't stand when the get in the food. They aren't weevils, are they?
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Heh! Lindsay Gordon.:D
It's a pretty addicting rhyme, for sure!

Ugh, yeah, it was the worst! They weren't weevils, though. I don't know what they were haha. Just...Gross. Some kind of gnat maybe, we have a lot of them flying around.
VulturesUnderTheMoon 22nd Sep 2014, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Put all of your grains in the freezer after you buy them. And there's a spice that you can get to kill them.

"Oh nothing wrong here just kicking a garbage can"
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
Haha, that's what we've been doing, now. We never really came across this before now...

Heh, heh, yup.;D
WindGuardian 22nd Sep 2014, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
I love that poem! There's even an old folk song about that which is pretty darn hilarious! XD

I'm with you though, shading night scenes is tough. O_o
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Heheh, I love it too! So catchy and messed up, all at once.;D

It is, it really is! Damn.
Skweeee 22nd Sep 2014, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
Nice work with the night sky and also the ambient light from the moon. It's the perfect colour and level of light.
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Heheh...Thanks! That was the fun part. Not so much coloring the characters.:D

(And cool new avatar!)
demcleod 22nd Sep 2014, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like weevils? They usually go after wheat though and we've had a problem with them before too. Nasty little buggers. X-[. And also, I've read a lot about Lizzie Borden, that psychopath haha. She's been the focus of a LOT of documentaries and I'm a documentary junkie. Eva is definitely a psycho singing that song. X-D

Also, is this a meet cute between her and Sean? Romance perhaps? X-D
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Haha, it wasn't weevils. I don't know exactly what they are. Just nasty critters. Heh, she really was a psycho! And so the perfect song for Eva to sing.;D

HEH, cute? Romance? We'll see, we'll see.
Dollipop 22nd Sep 2014, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Very nicely done sky. Uh oh Eva, don't hang out with that guy. He's the wrong crowd >.>
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

Hahah. True enough. But surely Eva can handle herself.;D
Outlaw 22nd Sep 2014, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Oh... These two running into each other should be pretty interesting...!
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Heheheh. Perhaps!
Lt. Dom 22nd Sep 2014, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
Lt. Dom
Lighting night time is very tricky. There are several ways to do it but in the end it's just what looks right to you. I personally think that you did a good job with this page as it really adheres to your style. Keep up the good work!
Seabiscuit 22nd Sep 2014, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Aw...Thank you very much!:)

Nighttime in general has always been so beautiful to me, so I hope to perfect coloring it someday.;D
Dew Whiskers 23rd Sep 2014, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Dew Whiskers
*Claps Hands* Marvelous song!
Seabiscuit 23rd Sep 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Heheh, encore!
sephirencomics 28th Sep 2014, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Why am I not surprised that Eva is singing that kind of song? ;D
Seabiscuit 28th Sep 2014, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
Hahah. It definitely suits her, eh.;D
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Seabiscuit 1st Apr 2015, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
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Sez_The_Artist 23rd May 2015, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks.When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41~
Seabiscuit 23rd May 2015, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
Hahah, yup! What a, uh, lovely, catchy tune.:D
Chris the Blue 27th Dec 2017, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Eva is such a weirdo sometimes and i love it.
Seabiscuit 28th Dec 2017, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Hehe, "sometimes" ;)