All posts by dmcropley

Digital Producer | Artist | Animator

Building a Sub Woofer – Card Prototype

I’m going to build some speakers. Specifically subs. I wanted to build a massive dub reggae soundsystem.

I started a bit smaller. With thick grey card. And a 4″ driver from a set of little speakers found by the side of the road.

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I found the plans on the internet. As you do. So I bodged this together to see what the craic is.

I’ve got wood (fnar), and just ordered a proper 6.5″ high excursion woofer from a german website (its not easy to source these things, it turns out). Your guess is as good as mine whether it’ll ever get here.

If all goes well, I’ll just need a professional carpentry workshop  and someone to teach me joinery…

New things – coming soon!

Its been ages, because kids, houses, work.

I’ve got some new projects I’m really excited about! …they are not strictly art based, but that’s not what is floating my boat at the moment.

Life is too short to mess around wondering ‘what if?’ – so embracing the project management motto: “JFDI”, I’m going to just fecking do it :D

Dave

Barry Whale and the Underwaves

Finished my painting last week. Dubbed “Barry Whale and the Underwaves” (thanks Dad!)

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Sploshed in the BG

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Bought a new fancy 36 set of half pans. Didn’t use it. #facepalm

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Peeled off the masking fluid

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It was terrifying. Again.

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I think I should have let it dry more. I was a bit over-enthusiastic to see the results

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But it just about worked. Knackered the paper here and there. And I had to touch up some of the inking. Nothing major

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Boshed on with the colouring paying scant regard to what it would look like. Couldn’t decide whether to colour “Robbie ‘the rock’ Lobster” natural blue or red. Daughter chose red.

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Finished it and got it framed the next day at the local framery. Framey. Frame. Frame. McFrame Face.

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And somehow completely forgot to take a photo of the finished thing in my haste. Now its hung above my daughter’s bed.

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So I just snuck in to take a cheeky snap. She didn’t wake up. Phew. #dadlife

Using Masking Fluid is Terrifying

…and knackers your brushes. Which is not entirely unexpected. So don’t use good brushes.  I took my own advice.

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I finished the inking last night (this morning… *yawn). Showed it to my daugther this morning (the world’s harshest critic, after my wife). Her favourite was Gerry Shark, but apparently she loved the rest too. Bless. She also dropped the bomb that she (*eyelash flutter…) wants to help me paint it. Eep. Erm, OK.

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I figured that I can get her to drip some paint on to the background for the sea and stuff. As long as I mask out the main characters which I’ll paint later, it should be alright… right?

Masking fluid is weird stuff. I’m sure there must be some sort of proper way to paint it only a google away. But, Sunday.