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Saturday, December 29, 2012

A number of posts have been removed from this blog

 In an effort to focus this blog, the following, starting as early as January 28th, 2011, have been taken off this blog.. You can find each and everyone of them with these links below;

UPDATE 12-22-2016;
The links from this blog post are long since dead. This post remains online as a personal reminder of what went where, in terms of content.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mega Man X WaffleAfterHours

Well, this missed Mega Man's 25th, but it's in time for Christmas!

Mega Man, Metool, etc © Capcom
Ziggygunner © Ziggygunner
Mr. Sawblades-For-Hands, Jazz, S.Waffle, Claudia, Waffley, Hey Mister, Hyuk, Familiar © me

If Familiar doesn't seem at all familiar to you, I'll be explaining him / it further at a later point in time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Wraiths

Update of these two here. (That ghost got retconned.)

I've never really made any horror themed characters before. They were originally my first real vampire characters but I thought those were overdone. Their bio cards are here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Warm up

Old & New

Just a warm-up exercise I did recently, taking characters I made as a small child and updating them. It was actually kind of fun to do try this.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Character Evolution

Here we've got the first drawing and one of the more recent drawings of the same character (Mod alias Modnar alias Modnarius alias Moddy) to show how designs change over time.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Round

Daughter of the God of Thunder Sue takes on the menacing T'Tak as the Oracle and Doctor Slavin Yerrick look on, in the Arena of Phantoms.
(c) 2012 WaffleAfterHours

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Updates from the social sites

From the "First Round" picture, here's the characters in the background.
Oracle  Doctor Slavin Yerrick

Did a Slenderman tentacle tutorial. We'll see what comes of it.

Added a bit to my Hal-Con 2012 article.

The first wave of character bio cards are all up on DeviantArt.

Reuploads from YouTube continue on

This blog now will feature multiple pages that will be updated regularly.

And George Strombolopoulos favorited one of my tweets... ^ ^

Hal-Con 2012

So, Hal-Con 2012 has come and gone, and this year, I thought maybe, instead of a video, I’d make an article about the two days for this blog. I’ve never really done stuff like this before, so let’s see how this goes.

First thing I noticed once I had arrived, a Thorn cosplayer, complete with Fone Bone plushie! That made me smile. First thing I noticed after walking in the door; Slenderman in the line-up! Much shorter than the omnipresence malevolence in about half a dozen vlogs, but still quite amusing to see. Infact there was about three or four Slenderman at the Con. Someone even showed me a photo of two of them standing together.

To be honest, there were quite a number of repeat costumes. More Thors and Lokis than I ever expected. (Most of which were actually female.) There were multiple Deadmau5, Mass Effect, Adventure Time, My Little Pony, Doctor Who, Joker, Poison Ivy, Mario (and Nintendo in general), Harley Quinn, Vocaloid, WarCraft, X-Men and Deadpool con-goers. Even a Lady Deadpool and Headpool prop! There were also more Homestuck cosplayers than I could count. A class must have all agreed on them or something. But as many doubles as there were, there were plenty of surprises. I hadn’t seen Lady Shredder, Mister Freeze or Hellboy characters last year. Definitely would have remembered Obama.

In terms of purchases, I kind of wish I bought more but I kind of glad I didn’t. The biggest thing that caught my eye was some rare HeroClix. The set that had Stan Lee and company.

I mostly bought HeroClix. Got Batman and Green Lantern figures. Also bought a comic book longbox that now hold the majority of my comics. And two of the four TMNT classic figures. And A Kermit Funko POP figure that won’t stay up. Got the IDW TMNT issues 13 and 14. Forgot I never bought 11 and 12.

Friday night, after the vendors closed up, I headed up to the third floor, dedicated to gaming. They had numerous tables opened to games such as HeroClix, Warhammer, Munchkin and ones I had never even heard of. As much as I’d like to learn to play HeroClix, I headed straight to the video game room. They had several televisions set up to Playstation 3s, playing Super Street Fighter 4, Persona 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, among others. Also, pinball machines from various decades.

I really should have taken more videos. Heh...

I went straight towards UMvC3, and my first opponent ended up being the Slenderman from the beginning of the day. I managed to win two matches out of the few I played, but the end of one match kind of was embarrassing. I was playing against a girl dressed as Tanya from Mortal Kombat, who’s team consisted of Felicia, X-23 and Phoenix I think. I used Zero, M.O.D.O.K. and Shuma-Gorath. I won the match with Shuma using his Energy Drain grab move on Felicia, and judging from the reaction, Tanya and her colleagues didn’t know Shuma could do that. Heh…

Speaking of the third floor, one of the most fun moments for me when Kitana and Mileena entered the same room as several DC heroines. I got them to do a picture of “Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe”. Supergirl and Catwoman stand against the twin ninjas when who showed appear but Scorpion! As it turns out Scorpion was apart of the Halifax Circus, doing a presentation for Hal-Con, as was Harley Quinn and possibly that Supergirl cosplayer. So, Scorpion, being exceptionally strong, posed for a picture with Kitana and his shoulders and lifting Mileena off the ground at the same time. Needless to say it was most entertaining.

I entered the costume contest and was number “007” of the “Presentation” division, meaning that I personally did not create my costume. I went to the Con as a Star Trek TNG officer the first day, and Star Trek / Mario the day of the costume contest. Even dug out my toy phaser for the day.  Did a little Gangnam on stage. The Deadpool that followed did it better.

The big winner of the contest was this gentlemen in a wheelchair who’s costume was almost an exact replica of Dr. Arliss Loveless from the Wild Wild West film. Other costumes included the Yip-Yip Martians, which the kids and kids-at-heart enjoyed, and an AT-AT walker from Star Wars, which I believe was also apart of the Halifax Circus, as a video I saw on YouTube where Scorpion took down the AT-AT with his patented spear a la Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back.

Can’t really say this year was celebrity-filled for me, in comparison to last year. Didn’t get autographs from John Rhys-Davies or Rene Auberjonois, but I did see Ajay Fry walking on the streets at 9. I yelled “HI SPACE MAN!!!” He yelled back “HI HALF – Mario…?”

I walked into Haven actor Richard Donat and spoke to him for a moment. Even shook his hand. (Not sure he appreciated being called the 'Haven guy'. Heh...)

I wasn’t able to get to as many as the panels as I had hoped. I did manage to go to Drakaina’s panel, I was the only one to bring drawing utensils with me and I did a sketch of Drakaina and her friend during the panel. Even got a picture of her holding the picture. I came in late for Lenore Zann’s panel, and I thought I’d just walk in quietly and find a seat. First thing I hear when I walk in is “STEVE!!! COME ON IN!!!” Hehe…she even told the crowd that I had made the autograph she had with her. I got my first sitting ovation! ^////^

I did get to see Gail Simone and Darwyn Cooke. Two things I learned from those brief conversations; I need to check my hearing because they were both hard to hear over the 5997 other patrons of the con.

And if I’m ever going to get ahead in life, in terms of writing and drawing, I have to do it every single day.

Considering that I just turned 28, and so far my single biggest accomplishment in life is graduating, I have to take their advice.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slenderman Drawings

Scared yet?

Me neither.

Slenderman (c) Victor Surge

Batman versus Slender Man

Had this idea going in my head for awhile.

The before shot

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fraggle Rock fan art

From a contest earlier in the year. Didn't win. Oh well.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hal-Con's here again!

Nelson (c) the Hal-Con staff
Other characters are (c) their respected owners

EDIT - Report coming soon

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Part of the team

(c) WaffleAfterHours

The sigil of the tulpa

Wikipedia explains it well here.

It's a recurring theme in some of my storylines that some of the most powerful beings mastered the power of thought.

I'm going to look into more sigils in the future.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Stop-Motion Attempt

Starring Optimus Primal of the Beast Wars Transformers line. (I got mine brand new. Lol.)

Also, I don't think I'll put many pictures of action figures here. Probably on Storm, Deviant and YouTube.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wittle Bit of Advice

Probably the goofiest thing I've made lately

Had a conversation with Malacefire where he teased me about Primal Rage 2 never being released. At the same time, The Dark Knight was on. So, I started repeating "I BELIEVE IN NECROSAN!!!" over and over.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NixDieAlley doodles (+ squids)

Got bored, and felt like drawing something with NixDieAlley in it again. These were the results.

I also got inspired by animals who have bio-illuminence.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fun with clay

Sorry about posting and all.Personal stuff. Employment. Family stuff. Real world things. 'Nuff said.

For today, please enjoy this look at my custom made clay M.O.D.O.K. figure. It took me over a week, and is comprised of two packages of clay, a small plastic flower pot and this plastic thingy Dad had over the exhaust of this custom wood splitter.

Dad has a custom wood splitter.

Don't mind me, just makin' small talk.

Again, sorry for not maintaining this site. Kinda lost my drawing mojo as of late.
I keep meaning to work on animation, perspective, volume and other things. Just never seen to have the time. Guess I have to make the time.

M.O.D.O.K. is (c) Marvel comics, Disney.

Also, feel free to enjoy this video made documenting the process of making this figure.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Composite Waffley

From the previous post, Composite Waffley is one part S.Waffle, another part Waffley (my avatar).

I'm rather pleased with this one. He has a suitably manic expression on his face.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

WAH Fake Movie Poster # 4 = Attack of the Composites

Inspired by Composite Superman seen here, the Composites in my universe were created by Pastiche, the Monkey Mask (origins to come). Pastiche's army of Composites attack the various heroes. Basically a big knock down drag out brawl between heroes and villains.

(c) WaffleAfterHours

Composite Superman is (c) DC Comics

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gamers vs. Games "DLC"

Gamers vs. Games is the name of my fighting game idea with different art styles for all characters. Kind of like MUGEN except with original characters. Here's an idea for "DLC" with characters that are, well, more eager to fight than the usual roster, lol.

Oh, and, 100th post, yay for me.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Random Heads

My primary skill revolves around character making. So, one day, I challenged myself by seeing how many character ideas I could come up with in a short amount of time. Here's the results.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The final encounter

Characters (c) WaffleAfterHours

Well, it's been awhile since I've posted anything here. Sorry about that. I'm still kind of figuring out this whole blogging thing. (Like how I can have over two thousand two hundred views and not a single comment.)

UPDATE (October 5th, 2012); Mod's first sketch;

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Duck Poster

(c) 2009 - 2012 WaffleAfterHours

From school.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

How I do 8-bit style sprites

I make them in graph paper first.

WAH Fake Movie Posters # 2 - Realm Guardians

"Four warriors from four completely different worlds are brought together to stop the rebirth of the greatest evil to have ever existed."

Not the most original way I could have put those four drawings I admit, but these characters are all from the same storyline. Just not the same universes.

I wanted to try to do a few things differently with these pieces.

1, I wanted to take much more time than I usually do with art pieces and shade them correctly. I even made a layer with nothing but a yellow sphere shape and named it the "Light Source" specifically so I could properly visualize how I'd go about shading them.

2, I wanted to try to visualize their personalities simplistically. To be honest, I don't think that worked as well as I had hoped for. Meh, that's what erasers are for I guess.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Graduated today

Bought myself some HeroClix to celebrate. Should have bought the 12 inch Sonic the Hedgehog action figure instead.

(Is it weird that I started this off about HeroClix?)

But, yeah. School's all finished. It was a long time coming. And I don't know quite what to feel right now. Lots of should-a would-a could-a thoughts at the moment.

This chapter of my life is closed.

Now I'm looking to open the next one. And the sooner the better.

So, in the short term, expect art uploads to continue, and hopefully I'll be able to return to video making soon.


Maybe I ought to go get a lottery ticket ;P

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Toy Concept # 1

The idea is taking the Cheeb shape and have the figures swap pieces with other figures.

I've already have one person offer me money.