Hehe, Valentine's day art! There is so much Valentine's day art in the Homestuck fandom. Now that I am done being uncharacteristically irritable (seriously what was up with that? jeeze), I love it all in embarrassingly childish ways. Is this seriously what people have been doing in fandoms all these years? I've always kind of stayed on the edge and enjoyed the show, but mostly didn't care. But wow okay I'm sorry but I guess I can say that I can get weird happy feelings from seeing all this cute happy art! |
So uh, happy Valentine's Day! Go get cheap chocolate tomorrow, guys!
Um, I started drawing something nice but then I got bored and did it all on like two layers, and it stopped being nice when it started being Karkat yelling "Fuck!" and throwing his arms up in melodramatic disgust. The nice thing about Homestuck is that I don't feel as insecure about drawing terrible things because I can just pretend like I meant to do it like that. I even go through some very real effort to make it look appropriate. Rough edges and stuff. Except I'm actually pretty terrible at this specific brand of incredibly sloppy, so I think that I am exploring new avenues of awful. I took a right turn at Neckless Street, bumped into Hands Crescent, and finally went for a joyride down Apathy Boulevard where it crossed Background Lane and crashed dead on into the lazy tree. Now I'm passed out and broken, waiting for the life to slowly drain from this body that's just lying there all sprawled out and bleeding incredibly shitty pictures all over my friends' list.
Okay seriously I tried to make the dialogue something nice or witty but nothing was quite as succinct as what I ended up with. So here is my half-hearted (hehe) attempt at a Valentine's thing concealed behind a cut so you don't have to look at it if you don't feel like seeing a picture hacked out in a few minutes with minimal effort. Marvel as I obfuscate my flaws with one hand and describe exactly what I'm doing with the other. Presumably the other has two eyes drawn on in and likely a tongue on the thumb or something, and I'm moving it to imitate speech motions as I speak aloud. The point is that this is a fairly regular thing for me. I cannot resist the urge to explain jokes, and this "taking refuge in apathy" is kind of a funny thing that I frequently do. Uhhh my lazy picture is behind the cut.
( when I put effort in sometimes I make things that look good! This is not one of those times. )
Someday I am going to come back to these entries and want to smack myself for abandoning all form and writing entirely string of consciousness. This is not a good way to convey ideas, what's wrong with me. And when did grammar become the enemy I hope this phase passes soon.
Feb. 24th, 2010 @ 10:35 pm
I'm suddenly surrounded by artistic media and I have no idea what to play with! Trap got back from being repaired so I've got Photoshop and Corel Painter at my fingertips. Then I bought Adobe Flash*, a dipping pen, and a new sketchbook half a week ago and they're all awesome. The fact that I'm terrible with every one of them does not detract from their awesomitude. |
Anyway, I turn to you, dear friends, for direction! Which should I work with? What should I do with it? Give me ideas and I'll give it a shot, though if it's an animation it'll probably take me roughly a year. :V
And just so you're warned, I'm pretty much the laziest person ever. My pictures look like this or sketchier most of the time. CLEAN ART IS FOR
PEOPLE WITH TALENT SUCKERS ANYWAY
*Which I have been lusting after for roughly half a decade. Buying it directly from Adobe is around $600, though, and I am never ever game for that. I found a place that sells the program for around a quarter of that (downside being that you don't get any disks, tutorials, etc) and jumped on it. I hate spending even that much, but I don't spend a lot most of the time so I guess it's okay. Just this once. hadshg
Hideo Kojima A "Huge Fan" Of Twilight!|
I DON'T UNDERSTAND. TWILIGHT DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE NUKES OR RUSSIANS IN IT. SOMEONE WHO'S READ IT TELL ME, DOES MEYER LOVINGLY DESCRIBE EDWARD'S BUTTOCKS AT SOME POINT OR SOMETHING? BECAUSE THAT MIGHT DO IT oh Kojima i don't even.
I keep on having these random urges to play characters from all over. Dahlia Hawthorne and Ini Miney from Ace Attorney, Dilandou from Escaflowne, and Rossiu from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann seem to be the big ones at the moment, plus another Pokemon OC. I was shocked to discover that no one makes icons of Claydol for some reason! Might go with a gijinka this time, anyway, though I'll probably have to draw it myself. And I'm not really any kind of artist, sooo.
Ah, well. I don't have the time to be playing any new characters, anyway. D| People are probably sick of me throwing in a tag or two every day and dragging things out for ages. I finally wrapped up a thread that started around two weeks ago over in pokedressing. And then in bubblevoid I'm in one that started on the 10th. It's a good thing that being slow and backdating is normal there, and it's kind of excused by being in log format between three people.
( Oh yeah, speaking of drawing! )
Sep. 3rd, 2009 @ 11:54 am
I bought a tablet a while back, and I have been practising with it. I think I'm improving, but it'll take time.|
Also purple is my colour of choice to sketch in. Don't you judge me!
( i am still getting the hang of this whole photoshop thing )
Aug. 21st, 2009 @ 12:44 am
So I'm pretty sure that getting a pixiv account has given me brain damage. I just wasted hours and now ship all kinds of horrible things.
hnnnrgh that was pretty much the worst weekend ever but my fat stupid Religious Studies term paper is done so that's that. It is possibly the second worst essay I've ever written, but oh well it's only worth lots. :||
Seriously, I didn't go outside yesterday this is so unhealthy. TWELVE HOURS SITTING IN THIS STUPID CHAIR. I'm kind of impressed though by how hard I worked.
So I finished Metal Gear Solid 3 a while back. I think this appropriately summarizes my feelings regarding The Boss:
( Durhhh ) AND THINGS JUST GOT WORSE FROM THERE.
Also Eva is awesome too and clearly I have horrible issues. :>
Right, I picked up a couple of inking pens. With just my old one I couldn't do expressions at all because it was so thick, but this new one has a teeny little thing so uh that's good. :B
asdgah I feel awfully brain dead. SO SICK OF SCHOOL. It's a good thing that I don't have anything major left to do.
Feb. 24th, 2009 @ 06:40 pm
Today I am filled with goodwill.|
This is art; I made it.
[men with arms]
[lady and ferret]
It would be nice to have a scanner of my own along with some image editing software someday.
Sometimes I find things that are wonderful on the internet and then forget about them. I am trying to start bookmarking them now for when I need to smile. This comic is one of those things: [Theasaurus]
My music lately:|
Edit: Ah, fair warning, there may be spoilers in the videos, if they are from something that you want to see or play.
Fly Me to the Moon by Olivia Ong.
Still Alive from Portal (big spoilers, by the way).
L'Autre Bout du Monde by Emily Loizeau.
Komm, süßer Tod from The End of Evangelion.
Far Off Promise & To Good Friends from Chrono Trigger. The guitar arrangement is really lovely.
Sora by Yoko Kanno. It's actually a pretty good AMV for KHII, as well.
Rikku's Theme from Final Fantasy X.
Ai no Uta by Strawberry Flower.
Namida Ga Afureta, its companion and my favourite of the two.
You're Not Alone from Final Fantasy IX.
This song. Eight Melodies, I think? I don't know if it's a compilation of more songs or what. I assume so. ...I am so very upset that there is no way for me to play most of that series. It is just so beautiful and quirky and augh :< "No crying until the end."
Aheh, I don't have the time for this. I've got to write a ten page paper for the twenty-fourth that I still need to do a lot of research for. I am strangely unmotivated, today. Fortunately, Charlotte was able to arrange for me to get Saturday off from work so that I can work all weekend.
There's so many important things happening in the next little while that I need to do!
Here's something I drew a little while ago. As I said in the description, it's as honest as I could manage to draw. I could list what's wrong with it (I just backspaced exactly that, actually) but to be honest I think I did an alright job.
Current Music: :B
I had a weird, surprisingly brutal dream last night, so I |made myself late for class took the time to write it down as soon as I woke up.
Basically, three characters- two friends (we'll call them X and Y) and an enemy of X, who they come across wounded. Let's call him Z.
( Wooo, violence )
( 'Let us then walk around the heavenly pillar and meet and have conjugal intercourse.' )
( Okami )
( Hallowe'en )
( Things to watch, play, and read )
( Religious Studies (applying to anime, derpderp) )
( What art and exercise have in common )
Hah, this has been a really long, dorky entry, hasn't it? IF YOU SKIPPED IT, I DON'T BLAME YOU IN THE LEAST!
May. 20th, 2008 @ 07:28 pm
Found while randomly poking around LJ:|
If I were to die this week of falling or collapsing dinosaur or one too many static electric shocks or a combination of all of the above? Do avenge my death, OK?
I have no plan for how you may seek vengeance on a dinosaur. Perhaps eat a lot of chicken."
I <3 you, whomever wrote this. I didn't save your username, but I am impressed.
Okay! ( I'm going to post about my work now, and it will be boring. )
If I can ever make Sarah's scanner work, I'll upload some little sketches that I did at work. The nice thing about being a repair place is that when there's no customers, there is nothing to do! I wasted a bit of time pulling apart the practice watches, but eventually I just went and got my sketchbook.
ALSO: OH MAN WTF THIS COMIC. I can't even tell if I like it! 8| Reveal your secrets to me, comic. Let me view your very soul.
Isn't it unfortunate that by the time I'm reflective enough to write in this thing, I have to go to bed for work tomorrow? I've truly been meaning to write something ever since graduation. Not yet, it seems.|
Oh well. Have one of my favourite works of art.
( By Rene Magritte )
I may buy Pokemon Pearl tomorrow. :o We'll see.
Edited to place it behind a cut.
It's been long enough since the cool kids started doing this that I feel secure enough to start it myself. We'll see if I do more than two or three. I think I'll take the list to school and doodle during math or something.|
I don't really want to forget this.
100 IMAGE MEME............................
The point of this challenge is to test and improve your skills of an artist. After 100 pictures, who wouldn’t be better? Please forgive me if this in any way excludes you from taking the challenge.
1.) Make 100 pictures each picture having a theme listed below. Each picture should have ONE, and only ONE, theme to it for it to count.
2.) No time limit.
3.) The main picture should be drawn but not limited to.
3a.) Pictures should be of own artistic ability. You may not edit photos (unless they are your own). Your pictures can be anything from sketches and doodles to great masterpieces. Just have fun with it.
4.) The list below is to be placed somewhere in your journal for others to see:
a.)that you are in the challenge
b.)what you have completed
5.) Make sure to update this list, checking off what is done and making a link to the picture.
6.) In the comments for your art work note it is part of the list and which ONE theme it is.
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
42. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
76. Broken Pieces
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
84. Out Cold
86. Seeing Red
89. Through the Fire
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
We'll just see how long it takes to forget these. :)
Oh yes, and I got through all of today believing that it was Wednesday. When I got home from work, I realized. And felt sad- I missed out on math help. Ho hum.
thinking tum tum
Current Music: Mestistopheles' Return- Beethovan's Last Night (The Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
In Biology today, two girls saw me drawing and complimented me while chattering away to each other so much that I couldn't even thank them. It was a sketchy quick drawing, done in just a few minutes, but I liked it. One of them said something about how some people try to make it all perfect, but my picture looks good even with the rough, scribbley lines. The other commented that it was like a friend of theirs art, and they started talking about unusual topics of art that that friend had apparently drawn. One that springs to mind is a cat-bean or something. Unusual, no? They told me that they had sweet friends, and I only had time to laugh for a second before the bell rang. It was sorta nice, to think that someone I don't really know (I've spoken to only one of them, and even then only twice, I think) thinks that I'm a decent artist. It's really nice.|
Current Music: Bike Music! Doo doo dee doo!
Current Location: Route 40 :D Mooooving right along!
Okay! I didn't post for a while because I had nothing interesting to say, really, and then a few days ago my world was suddenly ACTIVE LIKE WOAH!|
"What? Aren't you the most boring person on earth or something," you say? Well, have I got a story for you!
"What?! But you're a terrible story-teller!"
Right then! On (Hmm... was it) Thursday, a picture randomly fell off of our kitchen wall while my mother and father were sitting there minding their own business(es?). They thought that that was somewhat peculiar, and so decided to investigate. So it began.
After a quick look at the wall from which the picture fell, it was determined that it was dripping wet. A further investigation led their eyes up to a discoloured patch on the ceiling. Indeed, water had soaked through from somewhere above!
A call to the unfortunate man who had fixed our roof over the summer had him on his way to my house, eager to see what the problem was. He and his friend wandered around, examining the walls and ceilings around the house. The news was not favourable- water had leaked through the roof, somehow, and made it's way through the walls all the way down to the ceiling of the lowest level. In a four-level split house, that's a lot of water. His friend returned from checking out the roof and said that he suspected that the tar and shingles had pulled away from the chimney, allowing water to get in.
Well. Here we are in the middle of winter when there are not contractors to be found, with a leaky roof. What's more, the wet areas need to be exposed within seventy-two hours for insurance purposes. The past few days, people have been ripping drywall down, cutting holes in the ceiling, and generally tearing apart the house.
The only bedrooms remaining in the house belong to my brother and myself, who are lucky enough to 'live' on the North side of the house, which remains ultimately untouched by the water. Mom and Dad are taking over the deep basement, where the television is. This means that there is no way I shall be able to be on the computer at all hours of the morning, as is my custom, because they will almost certainly see the light from under the door.
It also means that there will be little to no Christmas in this house! Although we have already put up exterior lights and our tree, the remainder of the house will remain largely undecorated due to the fact that there is little left that will remain available for decorations.
It also means that a New Years party is out of the question, breaking a tradition. Fortunately, I have already been invited to a different party, so this is not a tremendous problem.
Oh! On a completely different track, I have completed watching the entirety of Digimon: Digital Monsters (Digimon Adventure) on YouTube. This show means more to me than is decent anywhere and I am a dweeb because of it. It's actually affecting my drawing (well, scribbling in the margins of my notes, really), and I am unsure whether or not this is a good thing. I was trying to nudge myself away from the stereotypical anime art, but this is pulling me right back in. Whatever, though. Art'll go wherever it wants to, and I won't stop it.
One of these days, I shall write up what exactly about Digimon appeals to me so very much. Probably.
So! Christmas is coming up! Today was my last day of school until hm, January eighth. I shall enjoy the break in my usual fashion. I wish everyone a very merry Christmas! :) And beg forgiveness from my friends who will be getting belated presents due to a mix of unoriginality and a lack of time.
There was something else I intended to write about, but it'll have to wait for another entry.
In the words of Geordie and Beth of years past, Peace Out.
Current Music: Halls of Abandonment (OC Remix)