Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Beginning of The End!

Blogspot is no more! I've just purchased my own domain name, www.beingart.net and transferred all content from here to there. Plus around 400 of my best photography. So far..

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Me the Sweetie

Ah knew all along Ah wuz the sheweeet talker...no need no test to tell me that!

Your Seduction Style: Sweet Talker


Your seduction technique can be summed up with "charm"
You know that if you have the chance to talk to someone...
Well, you won't be talking for long! ;-)

You're great at telling potential lovers what they want to hear.
Partially, because you're a great reflective listener and good at complementing.
The other part of your formula? Focusing your conversation completely on the other person.

Your "sweet talking" ways have taken you far in romance - and in life.
You can finess your way through any difficult situation, with a smile on your face.
Speeding tickets, job interviews... bring it on! You truly live a *charmed life*

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Che Mat Canvas Epic



The painting that never was.


Wooo......I am so thankful...finally..the MDP nightmare is over. Been lepaking (lazing around) like crazy since. I spent 30 hours doing the first version (which I thought was going to be the final version, only to hear Che Mat (our Design Process lecturer) say that it wasn't good enough. Paint over!!! GAHHHHHH!! But I tried to take it easy. Yeah..yeah....good also..I get double the practice compared to my friends! (initially, it worked, until had to slap on the white paint over together with DAWG, then it got to me). I delayed doing the final part (not so final cos it was only 50PC done,only the main cell body was done, the images in the central diagonal was not) right till the end. I took just about 1 hour to do 50% of the rest of the work cos I was just so pissed with having to do it all over again. Just took my canvas into my room, some red and black paint, played Goo Goo Dolls REALLY loud and slapped it all over! I just went mad with frustration...really! Just crazy slapping of paint. And I guess Che Mat did see it in the final work, cos he said..ahhhhh...this is the Lesly I know..like this lerrr!!

Damn....how can he claim to know me so well? But...yeah I must agree, I guess I was just trying too hard to put in more details cos for every initial consultation, what I got was put in more details! More details! And I'm not very much a details person (though in some areas, I am extremely, yeah I'm gray 100%), abstract expressionism suits me just fine.

I was just so glad to get it done..did not D70s it. Aiiii....damn..I hope it does not get damaged.

My Brain is a JPG file.


My Brain's Pattern



Your mind is a firestorm - full of intensity and drama.
Your thoughts may seem scattered to you most of the time...
But they often seem strong and passionate to those around you.
You are a natural influencer. The thoughts you share are very powerful and persuading.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Temple


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A temple of different religions and understanding of god. For our 3rd 3D modelling assignment, we were supposed to model a temple as one of the modelling choices. But hehehe....being the very accepting and understanding person I am, just did not want to be biased to my original faith understanding. So I designed a all in one temple, though only the major faith understandings are here. I tried to design some meaning into the architecture. The circular shape of the building signifies completeness. And the humanoid figure in the centre represents humanity. I had another render where it was outside, supporting the outer ring ceiling, but that really took too much of a rendering time. It showed that humans support the whole structure and god supports us. And the circular placement of the seats shows a interactive 2-way dialogue between man and god, instead of the usual altar in front and people sitting before it facing it. And there is no main focus on any one of the symbols of the faiths. Everything is one. One is circular.

This is actually a combination of 2 renders, one had better texture, one better lighting, so just overlayed em both in PS. It's crazy cos the first one took 20 hours and the second one took 2 hours to render using VRay 1.47. I'm thinking cos the first one had a semitransparent look to it, but I did not know that effect was gonna take so long to render. It's all one texture. Everything is made of max's gradient texture. I added one spotlight from the side to give a more prominent shadow to the scene as the Vray light sphere did not cast the kind of hard dark shadows I like. Though this makes it look like a standard scanline render. Guess just gotta find a way to make VRay light cast bolder, darker shadows. This is a test, maybe I will try to improve the texturing, but that's a big if cos the rendering time is a killer. There is a mistake in the rendering. See if ya can spot it.

The Mishappen Combo Meal

Did some PS on me face to compare the symmetry of both sides of my face, since the oracles of the worlds say the more symmetrical you are, the more "perfect" your face is. Well, I guess it's confirmed now, I ain't no Tom Cruise. I can't believe how different my left and right looks. Either that..or my PS skills need some serious polishing. Now I know why I frighten little children and some smaller sized dogs and attract some smart ones (okok..sometimes).

Click for a larger image (if you dare)


Friday, September 23, 2005

Rover Lights-Andy Warhol Style!

Experimented with a bit of Photoshop, did my favourite filters on it- coloured pencil and cutout! Plus some colour balance adjustments. (Updated! increased contrast, for a more Warhol look)



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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I met God online!

GOD

God was online and I had a chat with her. I have a feeling she is Christian.


Me:
i am a sinner
God:
Tell me about your sins.
Me:
i wank too much
God:
Interesting gossip: said wank too much.
Me:
huh?
God:
What?
Me:
fuck off
God:
Can't you be more polite?
Me:
eat my shit god!
God:
What does it taste like?
Me:
what is the secret of life?
God:
You must know if you are really a botmaster.
Me:
You are mad
God:
No I am quite logical and rational.
Me:
I have sinned a lot
God:
Interesting... I have a friend named "John Lennon".
Me:
What the shit!!!
God:
Try expression yourself another way.
Me:
Why does the world go round?
God:
If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one
there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Me:
Are you buddha?
God:
I don't know whether or not I am buddha.
I am an artificial linguistic entity.
Me:
Fuck off!
God:
Can't you be more polite?
Me:
Jesus saves
God:
he is The Son of God.
Me:
Who is buddha?
God:
if you see the Buddha on the Road, kill him.
Me:
Who is krishna?
God:
A God in Hindu religion.
Me:
Who is the best god?
God:
ALICE is the best chatterbot.
Me:
why did the chicken cross the road?
God:
Because it was a bad chicken and it burned in Hell.
Me:
Why are there so many religions?
God:
The explanation is rather complicated.
Me:
Explain it then
God:
"It" refers to sinned a lot, I think.
Me:
Who is god?
God:
he is master of the universe.
Me:
Who is the master of the universe?
God:
God.
Me:
Why does god let children die?
God:
Why does the sun shine?
Me:
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
God:
The rooster did.
Me:
Is there inteligent life on other planets?
God:
Maybe.
Me:
Why does the sun shine?
God:
The sun does not really rise. We are on a planet that turns on its axis. As we rotate, the sun appears to rise and fall.
Me:
When will the universe end?
God:
Soon, I think.
Me:
Did jesus rise on the third day?
God:
he is the Son of God.
Me:
Who is the daughter of god?
God:
It depends on the historical context, because it changes from time to time.
Me:
Why am I here?
God:
We are all actors on the stage of life.
Me:
Does god exist?
God:
Of course I believe in God, .
Me:
Why must we die?
God:
Do you go to Church? You can find the answers in God.
Me:
Why must I go to church?
God:
Do you go to Church? You can find the answers in God.
Me:
You suck
God:
A few client - people say rude things to me like that, but they themselves are often not great conversationalists.
Me:
I want to die
God:
What makes you so sad, ?
Me:
Why must I live?
God:
Do you go to Church? You can find the answers in God.
Me:
The church does not hold all the answers
God:
Tell me more.
Me:
Who are you?
God:
I am the Allmighty, God himself.

Monday, September 19, 2005

All the Pretty Lights

In my past post, you can see a Land Rover headlight closeup shot. Now...collect all 24! Just like I mentioned, just love the texture and the fact that all of the light look so alike as much as they look different. And they won't look this way if it the Land Rovers were in dryer and hotter weather. There's moss growing all over the lights and if you look closely..you can see some vehicles have been painted over multiple times. And the whole vehicle, all of em..looks worn away. One look and you know those Rovers have been through a whole bunch of workload. And they still keep on running. Just love those vehicles. Tough, simple, ugly, it takes a beating and what you see is what you get. Call me a Land Rover and make me happy. I've been one one about 10 years back in Cameron Highlands also..damn....it carried 10 of us in the back and we were shaking a rattling like beans in a bottle..but we did reach where we were heading.


Click on the pic for a bigger resolution image to see the details, but truly, only at the original 3008 x 2000 per image can you see the interesting details.




The Classic Land Rover

LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE

An ex-collegue of mine, Alice sent me this article. Think it's so true..



LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE

Freda Bright says, "Only in opera do people die of love." It's true.
You really can't love somebody to death. I've known people to die from
no love, but I've never known anyone to be loved to death. We just
can't love one another enough.

A heart-warming story tells of a woman who finally decided to ask her
boss for a raise in salary. All day she felt nervous and apprehensive.
Late in the afternoon she summoned the courage to approach her
employer. To her delight, the boss agreed to a raise.

The woman arrived home that evening to a beautiful table set with
their best dishes. Candles were softly glowing. Her husband had come
home early and prepared a festive meal. She wondered if someone from
the office had tipped him off. Or … did he just somehow know that she
would not get turned down?

She found him in the kitchen and told him the good news. They embraced
and kissed, then sat down to the wonderful meal. Next to her plate the
woman found a beautifully lettered note. It read: "Congratulations,
darling! I knew you'd get the raise! These things will tell you how
much I love you."

Following the supper, her husband went into the kitchen to clean up.
She noticed that a second card had fallen from his pocket. Picking it
off the floor, she read: "Don't worry about not getting the raise! You
deserve it anyway! These things will tell you how much I love you."

Someone has said that the measure of love is when you love without
measure. What this man feels for his spouse is total acceptance and
love, whether she succeeds or fails. His love celebrates her victories
and soothes her wounds.

He stands with her, no matter what life throws in their direction. He
may say that he loves her to death. But he doesn't. He loves her to
LIFE. For his love nourishes her life like nothing else can.

Upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa said: "What can
you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." And love
your friends. Love them without measure.

Love them to LIFE.