Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wow, second post in less than a week!

Hah.
What a champ I am.
Well, on Tuesday the tooth came out. And with it, another tooth.
So now I have no more teeth on the upper left side. And the hole is so big that i could plant medium sized tree in it.
And my face is sore and I've lost 3 kilos in 3 days. So if it works that way, all I have to do is loose 3 more teeth and would reach my ideal weight which I never gave shit about.
But seriously. Left half of my face is sore, and a gland somewhere around my jaw got really pissed off at me. So swallowing now is a real pain in the ass. But funny thing is that, when you freak out, you start swallowing your own saliva like crazy.
And that does not help.
And I feel miserable.
To make me feel better, my wife went out and bought the best, tastiest peaches the world has ever seen. Only problem is I fear chewing, so I can only sit and watch her and the kids treat themselves to some tasty goodness. Even watching them munch on stuff makes me cringe in my current state.
First day, I was in a lot of pain and I did a bunch of crap sketches. First 2 images in the row.
Then, yesterday and today, I was digging through my pc and I found 2 images I really liked and wanted to do my silly paintings of them, so the following imge is that. Black and white. Unfortunately, i did not have much patience and could not keep my attention span, so I gave up on them pretty quickly. And they are doomed to remain like that- rough and unfinished, as I never go back and try to fix things.
The rest is some old crap from the days long gone, not much good I guess.
Anyhow, until the next time,

Cheers to all,

Milenko


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Unemployed and loving it!

Well I thought it will be very productive period, but doing nothing is so cool, I had no time to do anything else.
I've worked for so long I forgot how it feels. Staying up 'till 3 AM, waking up at noon, dragging my arse around the house, hitting shopping malls and buying nothing, watching Dr Phil, it all rocks.
Another day I finally fulfilled my years long dream of neglecting my personal hygiene for several days, waking up at 11 AM on Tuesday morning, dragging my ass to the movies and watching one half price, then wandering mall corridors for the rest of the day.
But, as the life would have it, at least for Milenko, not all is good.
You see, a couple of years ago, I went for a visit to the old country and in the spur of the moment decided to get me some new teeth. Awesome idea, right?
Dental work over there is of a good quality and the price is a joke. So it sounded like a perfect time to get that smile I never dreamed of.
Back in the old country, in the days of long forgotten War of the 90's, somehow and somewhere, I lost my teeth. Well, most of them. It had something to do with poor diet and stress, my teeth would just decide it is time for us to part our ways and I would wake up in the morning, pull my toothbrush out and try to give them a rub, and they would just snap and fall out. Worst one was my number 3 in the top left side because when I went to the dentist at the time to take the root of it out he had run out of any anesthetic so he tried to pull it out cold turkey. Bastard tooth would not give so he had to put his foot next to my head and rip it out like a rusty nail. My head hurt for a moth afterward. So, ever since, people have told me that my smile had reminded them of a poor people's graveyard with my remaining teeth looking like worn down tombstones at various angles and stages of decay.
So it was obvious that I would go for some new ones once the opportunity presented itself. Well, problem was that I got them fitted 2 days before my flight back to Australia and never had any adjustments done.
Long story short, now my whole left side of the face is pissed off and I am nervous as hell.
Tomorrow, I will go and get me some good old tooth ripping, and hopefully the pain and irritation will be removed with the tooth itself.
Bah.
Anyhow, here's some sketches I did while doing nothing. They have been done in half asleep stage while laying on my recliner and some of them may or may not have been inspired by the famous characters of some videogames I was watchng my kids play.

On another note, I swear that my next post is only days away, as I seem to have started picking up on this sketching thingy.

Cheers to all who visit,

Regards,

Milenko

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Going silly

I have spent last few days, preparing myself for a life somewhat different from the one I grew used to over the past 12 years or so.
It will be interesting times, and I will see how I go.
Good thing is I am kind of prepared this time.
I want to start something of my own. Freelance, contract work, something less safe but more fun.
I am not sure I know where to start, but I will worry about that once I get me some rest.
Last few moths were no fun at all and I could not wish such time on anyone, not even on my enemy, if I had one.
Soo, one thing it might mean is that I will update this here blog more often, and with stuff more varied, as I will be spending more time idle at home, and probably doodle and sketch much more to compensate those 8-9 hours I've spent every day drawing for the man.
over the last few days, i have been amusing myself by trying to envision the world of Tolken's middle earth as it evolved into the equivalent of the 1950's here on earth, but with all the races still hanging around.
What follows is some rough sketches I did initially while thinking about it.
I suck at writing but I have some friends with the skill of the pen, and I might try to get some little scenario written and a little comic done. I hope I am not too clumsy to see it through and that I will have enough time to do it.
Anyhow, cheers to all,

Regards,

Milenko