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Oh man.  This week has been insane.  On top of taking tomorrow off work to eat pancakes and throwing my weekend schedule off, I had to work from 3pm to 7am so I’ve been totally out of it.  Beyond that, this is all I’ve managed to do this week aside from finish up a page of my webcomic.  This is about as far from done as it can get, but please enjoy it and any comments and critiques are welcome.  Sidenote: I don’t know what happened.  He started out a nice chocolatey brown and now he’s kind of…I dunno…what?  Yes, it’s a male.  What?  WHAT?


Week 10 – Brian Weeks

Posted: June 3, 2011 in Brian Weeks, Week 10

I’ve been looking for a way to give new life to this old vintage weathervane I found when I lived on Cape Cod. The top is broken off and it’s in kind of rough shape, but I saw potential. I was inspired by Bill Pelon’s submission a few weeks ago where he made a clock out of an old record, and was trying to figure out what I could do in the same medium.

Over the holiday weekend, we had a BBQ at the house. Good food, good friends, good blender drinks… I brought out my stereo from the basement, and set it up to play the radio. A few hours into the party, I went over to the stereo and realized… I left a record on the turntable, under the black cover in the baking hot sun. Oops. It was one I really liked, too.

Let’s just say that it was pretty malleable at that point, so I formed it into a shape I liked and put in the house to cool. (It was part of a 2-record set of club remixes. The one pictured above is the other, unbaked disk.)

With the help of my trusty cordless Ryobi drill (available at your local Home Depot) I made the spindle hole a bit larger to fit over the top of the weathervane, sealed it on both sides with clear silicone, and spray-painted it with a satin finish metallic spray paint. The result is a one-of-a-kind bird feeder.

It’s now in our front yard, awaiting it’s first visitors.

“8 Bit Geekz”

This week I had set out to work on another video game inspired wooden tile mosaic as I did in week 9, but after seeing Michael Mooney’s take on the Twin Geekz logo I was inspired to do another redesign.  I’ve been looking at a lot of sprites from old games as reference, and I figured these two iconic brothers would be a great fit for the logo.

I made a grid in Photoshop and constructed all the objects (Mario/Luigi, the warp pipe, question blocks, etc.) pixel by pixel from NES screenshots and the lettering is the “System” font that’s bundled with Windows.    Now it’s back to work on more tile art.  I got some great suggestions as to which character I should do next, but you’re going to have to wait until next week to see which one I chose– it’s bound to make at least one of my fellow geekz very happy!