I’ve been drawing in the evening again as a good way to wind down from the brain rigors of game development all day. Now don’t get me wrong–I have an absolute blast making games but doing anything that intense for so long can cook you by the end of the day and I need a way to stretch out a little mentally.
I think I’ve been getting pretty cooked because most of my time these past few weeks has been spent learning all about various performance optimizations and graphical rendering methods in an effort to get Flash to run better on the iPhone via CS5 Beta. I’ve learned a virtual truckload of information though and it will help to improve my games both in the browser on older computers and on mobile devices for sure. This is information I’ll be sharing in a different post at a later date though.
As another way to wind down I’ve also been watching a good bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer lately as a few of my friends have been cranking through episode after episode–season after season. I watched it back when it had originally aired but it has been fun to see it again years later. The themes, scenes, and stories have rubbed off on my subconscious though and clearly inspired the above drawing from last night:
This drawing is from a week or two ago. Just one of those drawings that is stream of conscious style. You just let the pen flow and move and you try to figure out what you want to draw as you see it. I find that is the kind of state I like to draw in when I am just trying to relax and day dream a little.