June ProgBlog #1
forgot to mention last update.  Ages ago (6 years eep) I mashed a calendar  for AER.  Years later (because I always seem to notice glaring things  years later, this does not bode well for whenever I finally get around  to animating x_x) I suddenly realised, all the scientists in the Tranquility Calendar are guys.

They were all great and interesting people but seriously?

I mentioned this to darqx  and said I wanted to "even" it out a bit (there's 13 months so it's  going to be slightly lopsided but near enough is good enough as far as  I'm concerned).  So being the awesome sibling she is, she helped me find  a whole pile of notable female scientists from a variety of fields (and  by that I mean she found most of them in the time it took me to find a  few because one of us can just do things and the other only just do  things when the focus is there, and then I somehow had to choose which  was bloody hard work).

We ended up with:

  • Archimedes (original - mathematician/physicist/inventor/astronomer
  • Burnell (Jocelyn Bell-Burnell - astrophysicist, replaces Brahe)
  • Curie (Marie Curie - physicist, replaces Copernicus)
  • Darwin (original - naturalist/geologist/biologist)
  • Einstein (original - theoretical physicist)
  • Franklin (Rosalind Franklin - chemist, replaces Faraday)
  • Goodall (Jane Goodall - primatologist, replaces Galileo)
  • Hamilton (Margaret Heafield-Hamilton - computer scientist/systems engineer, replaces Hippocrates)
  • Imhotep (original - polymath/physician/medicine)
  • Johnson (Katherine Goble-Johnson - mathematician, replaces Jung)
  • Kepler (original - mathematician/astronomer/astrologer)
  • Lamarr (Hedy Lamarr - inventor and also an actor)
  • Mendel (original - geneticist, also probably the original geneticist)

Red is going slowly, but at least going.  I'm trying to get the  quads on the wing membranes as squareish as possible because they'll  probably be moving a fair bit and in the unlikely event I attempt cloth  dynamics on the wing membranes (seriously if I attempt cloth dynamics  I'll have to redo the wings). 

I was hoping to be struggling with uv maps by now but the wings are  the last thing to do and the retopo is actually going faster even though  it doesn't really look it.  I can dream about this mythical day when I  get a character retopo'd in one session.  Or at least in less than a  week.  I was also hoping to have @lordnigel's upgoats signature done and  sketches knocked out for @f3nix's avatar (we're doing an avatar now  instead of a bananafish, fun :D) ages ago, however the pathetic excuses  there is we're seriously house hunting (home opens and whatnot occupying  weekends that I would normally be trying to do most of this kind of  thing) and competition season is coming up, so the big two are doing a  lot of prep for their badge tests and will be trying to qualify for  regionals.  This is on top of homeschooling activities (which I'm  currently failing at more often than not because I'm always tired and  9yo has been a bit more challenging than usual) and housework (yeh I  need to kind of do a serious proper clean rather than the spit polishes  I've been doing), yeh I'm generally pretty wiped out by the time I get  around to doing art and while I'll scratch a few things out if I know  I'm not so tired I'll be wondering wtf the following session and have to  redo it (I am so sick of redoing things!), I usually end up spending  more time scrolling through steem upvoting things and sometimes leaving  comments if I can brain enough.

So sorry I'm taking so long Patreons and request queuers! I'm doing my best!