cool things the vinesauce community has done:
- raised over $100,000 for charity
- produced a fantastic platform where every piece of art is seen by the streamers
- produced some rad artwork and have helped artists get noticed
- provided us with countless hours of free, high quality (not guaranteed to be meme-free) entertainment
- jen supplies high-quality sass at any hour of the day
- all of the best indie games i have played were at ky’s recommendation
- the discord is a really nice place to hang out and meet new people thanks to the hard work of the people who run it !!!
- fred is sleepy zzz
- all of the streamers are adults and a lot of the fanbase can be quite young so dont forget that
- they care a lot about making everyone happy
- rev is the only person to ever pronounce my username correctly and guess its origin
Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @bleebug!
What kinds of artwork do you make?
Digital art mainly. It’s been a while since I worked with traditional media.
What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?
Getting better. Of course it’s nice to express myself and put my faves in domestic situations, and I’ll be honest, feedback is like half the joy. But really, I just love when I notice that I’ve improved from one work to the next. I get a strange sense of accomplishment despite it being just kind of a fun hobby.
What’s one of your greatest strengths when it comes to creating artwork?
Persistence maybe? There have been times when I’ve drawn and redrawn some part of a piece over and over and over until I feel satisfied with the result. Sometimes it’s with the lines, sometimes it’s with the coloring, but I guarantee you that there’s just something in every piece that stumps me for a while before I can figure it out.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?
Acrylics. I have the paints, I have the canvas… but I’m always just too nervous to start something. I’m not sure why!! Maybe I’ve just gotten so used to working on Photoshop that I’m too afraid of messing up with paints.
If you are new to the Captain Swan Big Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?
Well SOMEONE was very persuasive. ;) Haha, but really, I just wanted to contribute. I know the stuff from last year was really amazing and I found new writers and artists to follow and flail over. Just throwing myself into the fun this year! (Plus, I mean, I get to read and gush over an awesome fic before it even gets posted. How rad is that?)
It took a lot of time and work to get the entire piece done, but honestly I’m just proud of myself for attempting a background. I’m *terrible* at putting characters in an environment. Always have been. So this was a challenge for me. I’m also definitely proud that I managed to actually couple a fic and artwork, and I’m glad they seemed to go well together. Good practice for CSBB!
It only took me, oh, about a dozen attempts before I managed to get the lighting to look decent. (That is, recoloring the *entire* image.) I take for granted how often I seem to ignore light sources in my artwork until I realize that I have to reflect firelight at an upward angle against their faces. I learned a lot while drawing this!
I’m just happy to finally be drawing them both with smiles on their faces instead of the Serious Look™ that I always tend to do when drawing. Killian’s face took a few attempts. Emma’s was surprisingly simple. I think that’s something else I like, just the simplicity of it. (That’s my way of saying, I don’t need no heckin’ background!)
My very first solo exhibit took place October 26th at Produce Gallery. For this series I wanted to work outside of my usual style, experimenting with new processes and materials to create a unique collection or work. A big “Thank you” goes out to everyone who came to this very special occasion and especially to everyone who has bought a piece so far. Also, a special thanks to Aaron Ybarra (aka DJ Kno) for providing the music and to Amber Duron for the wonderful photography. Vandalism prints and products coming soon, if you are interested in an original painting from this series please feel free to contact me.
He belongs to Noxaura and has been recolored after being attacked by Enid and Rad for looking like a generic Darrell while out shopping. A malfunction has caused him to become more self-aware of who he is and what’s going on around him, causing him to stray from normal Darrell behavior. He has gone as far as changing the spelling in his name on his own. His maturity level is that of a very responsible sixteen year old. He functions as Noxaura’s top notch secretary. He cannot fight like other Darrells as he had removed his weaponry and claims to be a pacifist. However, he has been known to put himself between Noxaura and her opponent if he feels he needs to protect her.
Just like Boxman’s Darrell, this one does tend to dress up, only he takes it very seriously. He has built up quite a collection of costumes and will use them when he has to go out to do errands and play the part he’s dressed as. He also has a plethora of fashion magazines as well as a station to make clothes. The leather jacket he wears that he embroidered his ‘new’ name on was once Noxaura’s.
He is big into Manga and Anime and will cosplay when he can. For his first Halloween, he went as Sailor Moon. Noxaura went as Tuxedo Mask for him. He has a full body pillow with Miku Hatsune on it in his closet.
He loves music and can often be caught dancing with himself. He’s a gamer as well. On Noxaura’s days off, they would sit around playing racing or shooting games.
He will beg Noxaura to reconsider if she decides she wants to get a Raymond unit or any other Boxmore unit as a bodyguard. He does not like to share Noxaura with any other bot. He calls her ‘Mom’ or ‘Mother’ but he will refuse to call Boxman his father. He often refers to him as ‘the old man’. Noxaura often spoils him and in return he is very obedient. She can be fiercely protective over him at times.
He does not get along with the other Darrells and bots. Or any minions for that matter. Daryl often tries to compete with other minions to prove he’s better. He and Fink have a good rivalry going on. She’s been able to dismantle him on occasion.
If he acts up in public or if his legs are damaged, he can be folded up into a backpack form that Noxaura can carry.