Australia...

“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.” - Goethe

 

Today, a break from work,  to bring more news to Stained with Magic followers. While I have been working on a number of other projects to pay the bills (with a few wondrous TBA titles). Stained with Magic Volume Two is still deep in development. More recently, I’ve been focused more on coding and creating excel sheets rather than art or anything else. Producing nothing exciting or jaw-dropping to share today. Unless excel sheets are your thing, then let me know. But fear not, character reveals are still coming! A new villain is next on the list.

 

Earlier in the week, I had a quick go at PaintsChainer. An AI program that will colour 2D line-art automatically. A Japanese-developed tool that may prove useful to other visual novel developers. Current results have been interesting somewhat to say at least. After I get the hang of it, I will share results. Check out some of the horrifying good results here from some other artists.


In other news, Australia is now officially playable in Civilization VI! A long time coming for many fans. As a bonus, the civ’s play style and bonuses are perfect for my playstyle. Must be me being Australian and all.