illustration friday: portrait

by brandon as illustration friday — brandon Tue 6 Jun 2006 8:07 pm

yeah, yeah, hail SatanYeah, yeah.

I’m putting the wraps on my nice little collection of sketches of real-life people (depressingly few hot girls) when my dark master sidles up to me, all “did you look at the calendar?” and I’m all “what the– aw, CRAP” and she’s nodding and smiling, all “there’s only one possible subject for portraits today, am I right?” and I crack wise: “Slayer?” and then the hurting. Look, religious people may get all smug about the piece of information I’m about to impart, but take it from me, because you don’t really realize how true it is until you experience it: Satan’s a bitch.

Doesn’t really smell good either.

Hey, you IFers that manage to drop by: are you noticing fewer new people coming by since the design change? I’m getting a few comments, but the vast majority of them are by people who’ve been coming by and commenting for months (for which I thank you, you’re very nice) and very very few from new sources and I’m wondering if anyone else is noticing the same, that traffic seems to be dropping.


  1. Comment by aynaku — June 7, 2006 at 12:43 am

    great work…I like yor techinique!

  2. Comment by flossy-p — June 7, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    YEEEAAAHHHH RORCK. Did you ever see “Some kind of monster” (that doco film that follows Metallica)? There’s a hillarious quote where they marvell that they know they’re doing a good gig when “the evil goat heads are all pointin’ to the skies”.

    Also – I’m not sure if new design has caused lower hits or not, I’ve heard a few people mention the same thing, mine have always been erratic. I find on weeks with higher numbers of subimitions I always get far fewer visits. This week is a biggen’.

  3. Comment by brandon — June 7, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t really bother to check my page stats – I figure that way lies madness – but it seems to me that the new list layout throws submissions further down the page at a much higher rate than it used to, and that may be affecting views. I’m not sure how many people browse by category. I don’t, really. They aren’t that accurate, for one thing. I listed this as “digital, other” but I guess it could have been “digital, figurative” looking back on it, and it’s less digital than stuff I usually do – the color is altered a bit, but it’s pastels at the base, colored over a printout of a pencil drawing.

    I have not seen “Some Kind of Monster.” I’ll have to put that on Netflix. Given the size of my queue it’s gonna be Christmas by the time I see it, though.

  4. Comment by flossy-p — June 7, 2006 at 11:10 pm

    it’s worth the wait.

  5. Comment by Roz — June 8, 2006 at 7:19 am

    Hey, Brandon– I think the new format allows people to browse by thumbnail, giving them the option to skip entries based on their judgment of the thumb, rather than clicking on each individual name/link, as you had to before. That’s my theory on the traffic slowdown.

    Satan forever.

  6. Comment by brandon — June 8, 2006 at 8:44 am

    A lot of people are using the same thumbnails week after week. I wonder if that hurts or helps.

  7. Comment by Willie — June 12, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, nice one. Is she pissed?

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