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I need to think about retooling my website again - Tom Ray's Day 2100507

Twice in two weeks, I lost access to Facebook Marketplace for no reason that I can think of? I still have other platforms that I sell things on but this made me think it's time to really focus on a better way to use my own website.

I decided to just think about it out loud in this video as I go about my day.

Plus, I visit my train car studio which is also becoming a problem, and at the end of the video I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.

This is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

Check out the other things I do too! :)


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Editing videos just using the trackpad is much more difficult.

Grill.

How is it I use pretty much the same amount of gas every year?

Emma Groom: Comics and cloning plants - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210919

Emma Groom is a comic book artist and writer living in Florida. Emma is working on a comic book called Recursions End doing the writing and the artwork. Emma decided to try and see what it would be like to pitch it to actual comics and book publishers and is in the process of doing that. During the conversation, Emma tells me that the whole thing started out as a text RPG game. While doing all this Emma also runs a plant cloning business that pays the bills.

Watch the first 3 scenes of my animation/music project

 Check out the first three scenes I made for my animation and music project Animated the first two scenes so far in Blender using grease pencil. The first scene starts out with the character I drew as a see-through pencil sketch on a white background holding his hat up in the air. He's standing next to a payphone and throws his hat aside and makes a call. In the second scene for the animated video here, the song begins and the camera closes in on the pencil sketch man who starts singing the first line of lyrics into the phone. And scene three, the camera zooms in even closer as the pencil sketch man grabs the phone with both hands and starts to use it more as a microphone. (Listen to more music by my band Lorenzo's Music on Spotify ) More scenes to come... I started this song and began animating it and to make that task a little more doable I decided to start animating and releasing them in short segments. Sharing the video as I go instead of waiting to release the whole thing