Archive for the ‘My Artistic Endeavors’ Category

May 22, 2017

Why I Don’t Smoke And Neither Should You

In my lifetime, I’ve only ever smoked about 3 cigarettes. Two of which were for online marketing (you can see the photo above). A nearly full pack of Marlboro still sits on my nightstand. So why the hypocrisy? Because it proves a point that even saintly figures like me have to pull stunts to establish somekind of persona online just so I can attract visitors to my site and maybe even give me work. It doesn’t mean there is a stronger correlation with being a smoker gets you more work, it just means you gotta try some stuff.

And let me tell you about cigarettes. They suck. They don’t taste good, they stink, and if you’re not the right person, smoking cigarettes will ultimately kill you.

But I’m not in the camp where I tell you not to smoke outright. You don’t have to cave-in to peer pressure either. But if you feel inclined to try it, then try it. But after that, it’s really up to you to decide what you want to do about it. If you’re a no nonsense person like me, it has more to do with keeping up appearances and forking over good hard-earned money is why I won’t take up smoking. And a tiny pack of smokes costs a lot! I think I paid $16 for a pack at my local gas station. I only smoked 2 of 20 cigarettes from it in the past 2 years. So I really don’t care about smoking.

But, as a public service, I suppose I should always tell young people NOT TO SMOKE.

May 17, 2017

Beautiful American Goldfinch Yellow Bird In My Backyard!!!

Wow! Look at how beautiful this tiny little bird is!

Mar 24, 2017

LED lightbulb vs incandescent lightbulb demo

Observe! New LED tech based lightbulbs are flooding store shelves. It promises lower energy consumption, brighter output, and longer lifespan. However, I noticed a very subtle flaw. Check out what it is in the video. If you want to test LED lightbulbs yourself, share your results with me!

Mar 2, 2017

Qt 4.8.5 c++ 3D demo update!!! No OpenGL or DirectX just pure Qt

Had to revert back to Qt 4.8.5 but it works nonetheless. The video is choppy because I’m screencapturing the video as it’s running, but on my quadcore it runs at steady 60 fps. On duo-core it runs a steady 20 to 40 fps, so it really depends on your hardware, or I just need to optimize it more. But check out pure 3D in Qt and c++, no third-party dependency on OpenGL or DirectX!

Feb 14, 2017

How To Draw Le Hipster

Learn from the master cartoonist and satirist how to draw le hipster!!!

Jan 27, 2017

Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint Pro 5 Animation Test

Dec 28, 2016

How To Get Optimal Photo Print Quality with Lulu.com

How To Get Optimal Photo Print Quality With Lulu.com
By Chongchen Saelee

Lulu.com is a book self-publishing service. You can print your own novel, comic book, photography book, calendar, etc. But each type of book will require a decent amount of technical skill to physically create a presentable product. When dealing with color printing, you will definitely encounter some road bumps. So I’ll share with you what I did to get optimal results for your printed photo book when using Lulu.com. (more…)

Dec 21, 2016

A Day In Paradise: Establishing Proper Tone in Comics

A Day In Paradise: A Retro Comic by Chongchen Saelee

A Day In Paradise: A Retro Comic by Chongchen Saelee

A test to see if my tone is correct. The art isn’t exactly like retro comics, but I wanted to test if my understanding of the comics of the time is correct.

Dec 11, 2016

Stories From 2525: Eating At Simm’s Burgers

Stories From 2525: Eating At Simm’s Burgers
By Chongchen Saelee

Promptly at 3:34pm each workday, I take my 30 minute break for lunch. I take a brisk stroll through the empty metropolitan streets just a couple of blocks away from The Cube, where I work. The streets are empty because most citizens are locked in their cages at home piloting their drones. And those personal drones scatter throughout the city like giant pests. I’m headed for Simm’s Burgers for lunch. Thank god Simm’s doesn’t allow drones.

Simm’s is an old-fashion food vendor. Back in the day, they called their type of service “fast food”. I don’t know why, the automation food preparation system behind the kitchen viewing glass seems to move quite slow. On average, I receive my meal in an agonizing 30 seconds or longer. It irks me to have to come up with some kind of conversation in those 30 seconds to spare with the zit-faced kid at the front counter. (more…)

Dec 3, 2016

Pocky Strawberry Cream Flavor Asian Biscuit Stick Snack Review

And the last one of my Asian snacks and drinks review series: Pock Strawberry Cream flavor biscuit sticks review. Check it out!