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Apologies for being so quiet as of late.  I was very ill off and on from about April 11th until about, like, last weekend.  I thought it was gone every week and then it would come back in some form.  Last weekend it came back with a vengeance and now, NOW is the first time I have felt 100% normal again since April 11th.

Just wrapping up a few things I owe that I fell behind on (what else is new, lol) during said illness.

There is new stuff on the way soon, I PROMISE! DON'T LEAVE ME!!! OH GOD!!!! **cries in corner**

Hope you have all been well! :)

- Kris
  • Listening to: "Even Grable" by Treble Charger
  • Reading: Lost Light #6
  • Watching: Twin Peaks 2017 Ep #6
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: Swiss Chalet
  • Drinking: beer
I never did get the whole CORE membership thingy figured out (never heard back from anyone from my help ticket either) but it doesn't look as totally barren as it did last time.  I can live with it until the new year when I can get something figured out (and more cash, lol).

Anyways, been super busy, I have to sit down and reply to notes and comments and stuff, I've been a very bad boy about that, my apologies :(  Still going to wrap up those remaining horror monsters, I'm just going to wait until they are all complete and dump them all on you all at once.  I think they deserve it, lol

Hope you're all doing well!

- Kris
  • Listening to: "Shame in You" by Alice in Chains
  • Reading: Lost Light #1
  • Watching: Ash vs Evil Dead S2 Finale
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: homemade salad wrap
  • Drinking: instant coffee
Was trying to get in on that 6 months for $20 thing for the past 2 days before it expires at noon today.  Guess I'm too late.  Keeps giving me an "autobill" error and wont go through.  From what I've read I'm not the only one who's had this problem over the years.

I really, really don't want to go without a subscription and they wont let me throw my money at them.

FFFFUUUUUUUU

- Kris

(PS: sorry for the disappearing act, been a long busy month-ish, still going to finish up the horror monsters, still have to get caught up on comments and notes, my sincerest apologies)
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
(UPDATE!!!: I’m still going to wrap up the 31 Halloween monsters art thingy, sorry I’m so late, was very ill for nearly a week and I was already 4 days behind. But so what if I have to drag some Halloween with me into November! Never a bad thing!)

IT HAS BEGUN!!! I'm a few days behind and playing catch-up so I can be on time by the end of this weekend, but once again I'm giving the whole daily Halloween art thing a whirl! This year I'm doing 31 monsters/creatures/whatevz from horror movies over the years, posting in chronological order. Come back each day to see who's next! :D

So Far:
HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 1: The Phantom of the Opera by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 2: Count Dracula by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 3: Frankenstein's Monster by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 4: The Mummy by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 5: The Invisible Man by KrisSmithDW
HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 6: The Wolf Man by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 7: Creature frm. Black Lagoon by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 8: Torgo by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 9: Leatherface by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 10: Michael Myers by KrisSmithDW
HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 11: The Tall Man by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 12: The Xenomorph by KrisSmithDW

- Kris
  • Listening to: Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #57
  • Watching: The Eric Andre Show
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: chicken
  • Drinking: (not so) hot chocolate
Colourings have begun, I will be posting 'em all here. If you colour any of the linearts of stuff that I've offered up for colouring, make sure to link/mention me when you post it so I can see it, and I'll add it here for all to see! Also will probably be posting them over on my other social media sites here as well:
twitter.com/angryfangface
angryfangface.tumblr.com/

Here's the lineart (so far):
Rodimus Lineart by KrisSmithDW Rung (and Red Alert) Lineart by KrisSmithDW Nickel Lineart by KrisSmithDW

Here's the first awesome colouring job by NightLokison!
Rodimus Colored by NightLokison

One of my old Megatron test by Ha-HeePrime! :D She asked if I had the lineart floating around and luckily I did and here we are! :D
GEEWUN Megs by Ha-HeePrime

New addition! New fantabulous colouring by TheButterfly! :D
angryfangface Rodimus by TheButterfly

More to come as soon (I hope!) :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: Alice in Chains - "Them Bones"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #57
  • Watching: The Eric Andre Show
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: Swiss Chalet
  • Drinking: tea
I lucked out and caught warning signs that my harddrive was on the way out, thanks to my brother who had the same issues (and harddrive model) and put them off for too long until his died and he lost years of data.  Backed everything up, he installed it for me and now I spend tonight and tomorrow reinstalling EVARTHANG.  So bear with me, I'm off by a day or two now, lol.  PLanning some sort of October-long horror stuff for Halloween.  Cuz I loves me some Halloween.

- Kris
  • Listening to: The Inbreds - "Any Sense of Time"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #57
  • Watching: The Eric Andre Show
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: Swiss Chalet
  • Drinking: tea
Having a fun poll for fun over on my Twitter.  Which MTMtE characters should I draw next?  Cyclonus & Tailgate? or Chromedome and Rewind?

twitter.com/angryfangface/stat…

Don't tell me here, vote in the poll above or it won't count! :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: Tragically Hip - "Three Pistols"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #56
  • Watching: The Eric Andre Show
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: hotdogs
  • Drinking: Tim Hortons coffee

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All right! Offline now, thanks to everyone who popped in on short notice at a very late hour to say "hi", lol. Looks like so far so good, everyone could see it clearly and hear the music I had playing. Never done a livestream before, so I'm glad it wasn't a disaster.

I guess that'll be my selling point: "hey, even if you don't want to watch me playing with a boring-ass line tool all night, have the stream on in another tab and get a radio station run by me"   Was all 90's rock. Lots of Canadian stuff too, dunno how far outside of Canada some of that made it.

Going to have to figure out when the best time to do these is. Might try a mic out next time. Dunno.

- Kris
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I have never livestreamed before, but I’m trying to figure it out.

If for some reason, even though it’s after 2am EST, anyone is awake and online out there and can spare a few minutes to come into my stream and tell me if its working, what do you see, what do you hear, etc etc

I will be on for about an hour working on inking an attempt at Rodimus from More Than Meets the Eye. Come on in let me know if it’s working!

www.twitch.tv/krissmithdw

  • Listening to: 54-40 - "Blame Your Parents"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #55
  • Watching: Preacher season finale
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Legends
  • Eating: hotdogs
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Got to contribute some art for the new TFNation UK Transformers convention, they previewed on of my pieces so I figured it's safe to share a link to their blog with you :D

tfnation.com/2016/blog/News/st…

Fantastic people, many you'll know from the previous Auto Assembly UK convention.  Fantastic people. :D

One day I’ll have the money to go. ONE DAY.  Someone throw me like 2 grand by next summer for no reason, please?  FINE. I’LL JUST SIT HERE AND POUT THEN.

I kid, I kid :P

  • Listening to: Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #54
  • Watching: Preacher S1E7
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: BBQ chips
  • Drinking: water

With new, faster internet at my new place comes the ability to livestream some art stuff. What are the best/easiest-to-use/lightest-on-my-system free software recommendations? I’ve fiddled with XSplit a little but I dunno if that’s the one I should use or not. Halp?

Also is it better to use Picarto or Twitch? Does it matter? Is there any shame it jumping back and forth with both so people who prefer one or the other don’t feel left out? Is there something better I don't know about?

I'm lost, lol.

  • Listening to: Live - "White, Discussion"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #54
  • Watching: Preacher S1E7
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: hotdogs
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper
The move to the new apartment is moving along nicely, still more to unpack, but should be done sooner than later. Workstation is all up and running pretty much normal again.  Once everything is finished I can finally sit down and boil to death the rest of the summer and get no work done until september due to melting into my chair from the severe humidty.
  • Listening to: Alice in Chains "Got Me Wrong"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #54
  • Watching: Preacher
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: garden salad
  • Drinking: Tim Hortons coffee
Sorry for being MIA as of late, in the process of a big move to my new home.  Will be back in action as soon as that all get's done and sorted and stuff, lots of work to do.  I get some office space with a door (yaye) to hide away in, so that's a big plus, lol.  Been a quite a few years since I've had that. :D

Hope you've all been well!

Also: Watch the new Voltron series if you haven't, friggin' awesome :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: New Order "Blue Monday"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #53
  • Watching: Voltron: Legendary Defender
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: coffee
Or whatever its called now, lol.

Really sat down and tried to hammer a few things out with it via my Huion monitor thingy.  Tried out a Batman, was quite pleased, and then had to try out a robot, because that was important, lol.  Trial by fire on colours as well.  Not too shabby so far.  The looser, almost sketchyness of the inking feels kind of...   freeing.  I have no way else to describe it.

Megatron test colours by KrisSmithDW Megatron test lineart by KrisSmithDW
Batman test colours by KrisSmithDW Batman test lineart by KrisSmithDW

Dunno if anyone else will like it, but it's a nice "other" way of doing things.  Sure it's not a totally clean, totally animated look, but I guess you can call this is the "real me", without uniform line widths and linetools covering up all the warts and other imperfections.  This is how it looks on paper for real (well, not quite, the pencils do, and there wouldn't be any colours, and I can't ink on paper as my hand shakes juuuust enough to ruin it and you can't erase ink.).  But yeah, there you go.  There will be more like this.  Not abandoning my normal animation style, but it's nice for me to have options now :D  Hope you like :D

ALSO/PS!!!: How 'bout that last page of More Than Meets the Eye #51, eh? :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: Bing Bong Bros - "Wait (You Guys)"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #51
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: Cheerios
  • Drinking: water
No spoilers, but More Than Meets the Eye #50?  Got-damn.  Excellent work from all involved. :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: The Watchmen - "Stereo"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #50
  • Watching: Letterkenny
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: toast
  • Drinking: tea
Page 24 done, check it out, and get to see Hound for the first time :D

Also, there is a end-world level snow storm going on outside right now.  Can't see shit, literally white out there and the walls are rattling.  Expecting to see a literal mountain of snow tomorrow.  Which is hilarious because less than 48 hours ago I was outside in spring (near summer) clothes and it was beautiful out.  24 hours later I was back in winter gear and now its a blizzard.  Fucking El Nino, I swear to god.

- Kris
  • Listening to: Collective Soul - "Shine"
  • Watching: the world ending
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: bread
  • Drinking: coffee
Quick update, just wanted to let everyone know the next promised TF:Ignition page should be Monday :D  Working this weekend to finish it :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: Butthole Surfers - "Pepper"
  • Reading: Transformers #50
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: chocolate Jello pudding
  • Drinking: tea
As (sort of) promised!  HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!  NEW Transformers Ignition page!!

(NOTE: even though it is after midnight, I haven't gone to bed yet so my day is not yet over so technically it is still Valentine's Day to me until I hit the bed, lol)

There was supposed to have been 2 pages to post as the next one is the promised first look at the Ark's bridge, but holy shit do backgrounds take FOREVER.  It was either one page today or none.  I chose one.  Should be a couple days, wrapping a last couple commissions that I've been juggling this weekend (which has a lot to do with why there was only one page done)

Also I'll eventually be resizing all the previous pages to match this one and will probably do some colour corrections (mostly brightness, some pages are too dark in parts) as my new(er) monitor has better colour than my old ass one.

So yeah, even though I've said it a bunch of times and it never happens, this SHOULD be the proper return of TF:Ignition.  Tell your friends!! :D

- Kris
  • Listening to: 54-40 - "Blame Your Parents"
  • Reading: TF More Than Meets the Eye #49
  • Watching: Better Call Saul (tomorrow)
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: roast beef
  • Drinking: tea
Hi hi! Long time no speak!  Just wanted to check in with everyone, say hi.

Hope that 2016 has been good to you so far.  It's been... "eh" for me.  Started great, most of December Christmas season was INSANELY busy for once, lots of family stuff, hosted stuff myself for the first time ever, just insane.  Total internet MIA for me.  And just as we got about a week or so into January after all that stuff had settled down and I could finally get back to normal.... BAM!  FLU!  BAD SHIT!  Just getting out of it now, seem to be back to normal now, getting caught up on internets.  This is all written poorly, I'm sorry, too tired to edit, lol.

Thanks to someone (dunno if it's a rule to name names or against dA etiquette, I dunno, I can update if they wish to be named) who has been kind enough to trade some work for a membership, I haz membership for a year again, so everything looks prettier here now.  Yaye to everything. :D

This is the weirdest winter I've experienced yet I think.  I was out the past 3 days in a spring jacket.  It's been beautiful out.  I live in Canada.  It's the ass-end of January.  48 hours ago I was bundled in winter gear worried I wasn't wearing enough.  I'll be in a spring jacket for 2 more days.  Then it will be back to winter gear.  It's been good for the whole obsessive long-distance walking I do almost daily, but man I just spent money I didn't really have on a nice pair of winter boots so I could keep walking during the winter snow 'n shit and, well, I'm in my running shoes because it's dry and warm out.  This whole super mild winter is both awesome and horrifying.

Anyone get to watch Ash vs. Evil Dead?  it was awesome and gory and sick and hilarious.  I can't wait for season 2.  Bruce Campbell continues to be "The Shit".

Still waiting on season 10 of Trailer Park Boys to be announced.  C'mon Netflix! Get with the program!

Again, I'm a disorganized mess, thanks again for sticking around with me. :D

Couple overdue commission thingys to get sorted this week and then I can get some "me" projects back going again.  Been faaaaar too long since I posted any "me" stuff.

If all goes as planned, new Transformers Ignition content should be ready on Valentine's Day.

Because love.

- Kris
  • Listening to: Our Lady Peace - "Naveed"
  • Reading: Sins of the Wreckers #3
  • Watching: paint peel
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: my nails
  • Drinking: milk
Sorry about that guys, I know this place looks totally empty now.

I've been a subscriber (what is now known as "Core") for many, many years (most of the 11 years I've been here) and this was the first year (back in July) that I had to let it lapse because I just didn't have the funds at the time.  But I had planned to renew it in the fall when I had more money.

Unfortunately, the new "Core" membership nearly DOUBLED in price from what I paid normally every year.  It was 30-something dollars (Canadian) and is now almost 65 dollars (Canadian). Waaaay out of my price range for a while.

It sucks because I loved being a member and I loved how my main page looked, all the various categories and things on my main page to show off everything and the customizing and whatnot.  I had no idea it would be this EMPTY without a subscription.

I regret not renewing in July when it was still the old price.

I always went for a full year because, let's face it, 3 months is really not that long of a time (it just breezes by for me), and it's still 20 bucks (Canadian) just for that.

So I'm just writing this so you all know that I'm not abandoning dA, I'm just going to have to live with a barren page and I hope you all don't think I've disappeared for good or are planning to do so.

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME :P

- Kris

PS: I've now uploaded all the daily Drawlloween/Inktober 2015 pics I had done.  They were posted (almost) daily outside of dA, I just had to find time to sit down and upload them ALL, lol

OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME ONLINE (PLEASE JOIN ME!!):
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AngryFangFace…  (Being resurrected REALLLY soon)
Tumblr: angryfangface.tumblr.com/ (still feel out of place here a bit, plz be my friend here)
Twitter: twitter.com/angryfangface (please give me an excuse to use this more)
Instagram: instagram.com/ksmithdw/ (… be getting more love soon, I promise)
  • Listening to: Cracker - "Low"
  • Reading: More Than Meets the Eye #46
  • Watching: H3H3 Productions
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: dunno yet
  • Drinking: dunno yet
If some otherworldly hellbeast starts tearing the shit out of the city and eating everyone in sight, it means I got a few steps wrongs as it's supposed to manifest INSIDE my pentagram, not OUTSIDE it. Please let me know if this happens and don't try to get involved as conventional weapons will not do you much good. Probably will piss it off a bit more than it already is, being violently pulled out of your home dimension (as hellish as it may be) against your will wouldn't make anyone pleasant to deal with.

- Kris

(PS: I'll be catching up on notes and messages and everything this week, I promise. I'm behind on EVERYTHING)
(PPS: Will be posting all missing Drawlloween/Inktober pieces in the morning, part of my "Halloween Aftermath" as it were.)
  • Listening to: James - "Say Something"
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Eating: chicken wings
  • Drinking: coffee