wist: (Bouncing dots)

You’ve got the power, Blog.
The power to make art. Art and really bad references to good songs.

Actually, the art is pretty bad too. Well okay, slightly above mediocre — but that’s just because I’m being charitable.

Still, I can’t help but have a soft spot for this silly picture; and before you ask, yes. Yes, that is a platypus with broccoli growing on it. Also, yes, I did misspell ‘broccoli.’ What are you gonna do about it? Laugh?  Are you going to laugh at me, Blog? Choose your next move wisely, and don’t think I can’t see that smirk. But remember, Blog, which of the two of us is it that brings home the bacon, snouts, and pork knuckles? That’s what I thought.

Back on track though (or at least as on track as you can be when the subject is a broccoli-Playpus) I did this solely using touchpad and this vague notion of having absolutely no idea what I was doing with myself. I thiiink I was taking random prompts and that’s what’s to blame for this absolutely off the wall mash-up , but then it was done a year or so ago, so I can’t say with absolutely confidence. Not that it matters, ultimately. 

Just like tattoos are suppose to represent where you were at a very specific moment of your life, I like to imagine this was…. oh who am I kidding, this was probably some really bizarre call for a very specific type of help.   I can’t think of any alternative.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

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It’s finally done! FINALLY!

I present to you: Melonboat McSlices. Even though this didn’t turn out the way I had planned, I still think it’s kind of cute. Also, not bad for my first time using only the pen tool and the gradient tool.

(This picture is way more adorable when it’s squished horizontally, so I’ll leave it formatted the way it is. Click to see the original.)

 

This big guy is a combination between a:

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So a : Shark + Watermelon + Venus Flytrap + Sundew (which is a gorgeous name actually)

Now I can finally move on to other things that pull at my conscious less.  One down, only 999,999,999 left to go! Yeah! We can do this, Blog! If we stick together and believe in the power of love, friendship, and forgoing the sweet embrace of sleep, we’ll be able to get ‘er done!! Onward and tally-ho (etc etc)!

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Bouncing dots)

I kind of feel like a tool with that last WIP sitting at the top of my blog since I’ve been working on this image every single day after posting that last entry. While my computer’s in for repairs I’m forced to use a friend’s, but I can only do so for 20 minute stints at a time. It’s rough ’cause I just want to get this done so I can finally mail it off. On the bright side I’m at the home stretch now, and the current file is sitting pretty much 97% done. Didn’t have that file on hand, so I’m just throwing this one up here. When I was at this stage it was probably around 78 % done.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Bouncing dots)

Continuing the adventure of trying to quickly finish a drawing using only the pen tool and gradients. And what an adventure it is — an adventure in not shoving my hands into a blender! I can’t tell if it’s the fact that I only get to work on this ugly baby of mine toward 1 AM (since I need to borrow a photoshop capable computer — and it is hardly capable at that), or if it’s the unintuitive practice of using only the pen/gradient tool, or the most likely scenario; my sheer fumbly fail-ness that is making this so difficult. But whatever it is, this image — which was supposed to be a speedily done thing — is taking forever.

It certainly doesn’t help that I can’t figure out underwater lighting nor volume. Seriously, a shark should not be this difficult to map planes of light on. Sharks don’t even have that many wobbly, sticky-outy, finangly parts. I dunno what my problem is. (Like always, sleep dep. is an industry standard acceptable answer).

 

Oh, and PS: can you tell it is 5 AM? Because I can. I can just feel my coherency jumping out a window. Anyway, updated my WIP gallery with this guy, whined a bit, and gave you a quick touch base, my dear Blog. Now it’s off to bed with me, so we can have another lovely day full of awkward English, typos, and regrets tomorrow! Goodnight, my dear!

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Bouncing dots)

See, Blog? I didn’t leave you again. We’re still here, and we’re gonna be okay. You can trust me for just a little while longer, Blog.  I’m not going anywhere, and I’m going to keep talking to you in this vaguely creepy fashion for a while yet, so you don’t need to worry. Everything’s going to be okay for a little bit longer. Relax and just watch this nice .gif I made for you. Shhh, just relax, shhhh.

Final image can be found here.

So I really like making animations apparently. I hope you guys don’t mind them too much, either. Ovbiously there’s considerable colour loss when things are shrunk down into .gifs, but overall, these are kind of neat, right? … Right guys?

Oh. Looks like it’s just you and me, Blog.

You’re all alone. With me.

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In other news, pretty sure this makes me sound like a Blog predator or something. Hide yo’ tumblrs and dreamwidths. (Speaking of, I’ve ported my LJ over to DW, so you’re free to follow me there if you’ve got an account. Never fear though! I’ll still be hanging around LJ, and the updates will keep coming, but if you were part of the mass LJ exodus too, let’s be buddies and commiserate together. Also, anyone wanna be tumblr pals? Got me one (or three) of those.)

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Bouncing dots)

Oh hi, Blog, I didn’t see you there.  What’s that? You’ve been here all along? Well, I’m really sorry about tha–… and you’ve been standing there outside my window this entire time? Gee, Blog, I don’t know what to tell you. On one hand that’s just hella creepy, and you’ll never make any friends that way, but on the other hand I do sort of blame myself. I mean, I did tell you I’d let you into my heart that one time… roughly 4 months ago. I just can’t believe you’ve been waiting patiently out there this whole time. Man, lucky for you the weather’s been so mild this year, huh? What? No! I’m most certainly not making light of your situation! I’m just, well.

You know I actually am truly touched you waited me. Aw, don’t make that face. C’mere you, let’s hug it out.

And tell you what, kid, I’ll make a post right now, just for you. How’s that? It’ll have a picture and everything.  And who knows, if you keep up that marginally upsetting borderline stalker good behaviour,  maybe I’ll even have a post waiting for you tomorrow.

Now on to the less psychotic stuff that doesn’t imply I talk to all my needy street urchin friends this way good stuff.

Oh look. It’s my first finished picture of the year! I’d say this calls for a congratulatory nap, until you realise that I started this picture back in 2010. And oh look, I was promisingly my everlasting devotion to my Blog back then too. (It’s an annual thing, Blog understands, and Blog accepts me for who I am. Flighty airhead and all).  Anyway, I can’t take all the credit for the image since the lines were done by my pal, Mouse. This further compounds how sad it is that it took me two years to finish, since I didn’t even do half the work.

Here are her lines, by the way:

Yeah, it was inherently adorable. I had nothing to do with that.

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Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Nyx icon)

I am dying on my feet tired today and I’m not entirely sure why. Yesterday was super busy and quite an adventure with the dangerous as hell roads, (no, my mistake; when I said “roads,” I really meant ICY CHASMS OF DEATH) the business meetings, the business dinner, the business lunch, the parties and the mint tour, but these usually don’t tire me out this much even in conjunction. Furthermore, I’m pretty sure I went to sleep yesterday, so I have no right be this fatigued. Ah well, it’ll stay a mystery I guess.

Arble Garble, but I have so much stuff I need to get done this weekend and it’s already 1 AM. So instead of doing the smart thing like studying, working or getting me to bed, I’m going to prove I’m not a fibber.

I keep telling people I like photography and have been meaning to post up some of my experiments in the field for, well, years now. So, here goes. Links go to my new photography account on Deviant art.

Autumn Lantern

Take it, and let it light your way back to us.

After the Spider Party

It was a delicate but beautiful wedding.

What Summer Days Feel Like

A good day to be a Seagull King

You too will be Glorious.

Soon. Soon.

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Bonus:

Mass Effect OCs and a plant-shark named Watermelon.

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Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Nyx icon)

More pictures under the cut.

Dear Blog,

When I told you that I wanted to “Focus on work [and my social life],” I was being honest. But our time apart has taught me many valuable lessons. I’ve also come to realise I’ve missed being with you so much. Really. I’m sorry about all those things I [may or may not have] said. I [probably] didn’t mean them. Please, Blog, please take me back. I think I’m finally ready to take our relationship to the next step like you had originally wanted. I may be a working, studying, immensely talented and super hot young person* but that doesn’t mean I’ll have to push you away this time. I can make this work. Honest.

Blog, baby, I don’t know how else to say this… but I think I love you.

On a different note.

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Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (monkey puppy)

Or alternatively; Spot the goldfish.

pluraslist

Did you find the goldfish yet?

This was done with pencil crayons, oil pastel, markers, and lots of crayons from my elementary school days.
I’m not entirely satisfied with this, but at least I finished it right and proper. I was at the university till 1 am pretty much. I hit all the required points for this assignment and ho boy, if I don’t get a rockin’ grade on this baby, there will be hell to pay plenty of indignation and argument forthcoming.

In other news, I had a bit of a blues period which now seems to be over. Good job Angela-self. Now I’m just angry. This is actually good news, because maybe now I’ll harness my rage!energy™ (300 horse power) and get a whole bunch of partying work done this weekend.

Mirrored from http://wisterium.xepher.net/comic.

wist: (monkey puppy)

I haven’t been very active here on my blog for the last week, but I plan to remedy this.

Today I’m posting random WIPs and sketches from around September of this year –so new-ish stuff.


My shoe. I forgot I needed to have a still life drawn for class which was due in about 8 minutes. Whipped this thing up in  6. Graphite stick? (red filter on gimp because it was boring.)

Just a warm up sketch done in class. Wished I had had more time to work on this, I liked where it was going. Graphite stick again, probably.

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Ok, now for the naked people. These are just linearts, no shading was allowed.

My first time drawing live nudes. It was pretty fun, this guy is apparently the city’s best model. Pretty shoddy camera photos though. All gesture drawings. Various materials. The last full body picture is probably my favorite; it was around here that I started getting into the swing of the exercise.

Second model, still line arts,  first woman model. This lady had a whole bunch of body modifications (that I didn’t draw): decorative scarring, tattoos and piercings. She did have some pretty awesome hair though.

First model again. I liked the way I managed to use just lines and still describe plane shifts on the body.

Mirrored from http://wisterium.xepher.net/comic.

wist: (Default)

sự biến mất

I really like this one guys.
This dragon is disappearing and appears to shift depending on what angle you see it in.

I wanted it to seem like you are just catching a glimpse of something, so the beast’s head is out of the picture and its in the midst evanescing before your eyes.

Here you can see the details of the dragon better. In real life the painting acts a bit like an optical illusion as well. The camera was set to flash and it absolutely murdered the colors here though.

Here is the painting before I added the beast. I really liked the background.

Details of the water’s surface

Details of the coral

This piece is a mixed media : pencil crayons, acrylic and a lino bloc print on canvas board.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Default)

sự biến mất

I really like this one guys.
This dragon is disappearing and appears to shift depending on what angle you see it in.

I wanted it to seem like you are just catching a glimpse of something, so the beast’s head is out of the picture and its in the midst evanescing before your eyes.

Here you can see the details of the dragon better. In real life the painting acts a bit like an optical illusion as well. The camera was set to flash and it absolutely murdered the colors here though.

Here is the painting before I added the beast. I really liked the background.

Details of the water’s surface

Details of the coral

This piece is a mixed media : pencil crayons, acrylic and a lino bloc print on canvas board.

Mirrored from http://wisterium.xepher.net/comic.

wist: (Default)

Way back when I only had pencil crayons and paper as art supplies I tried to draw a tiger. It was all going great until I realized the sketchbook paper was too small to finish drawing his head. T_T Alas, what could I do. Its a real shame though, since I really liked where this picture was going. There’s not much I can do with it at this point, so I might as well share it.


tiger

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (Default)

Way back when I only had pencil crayons and paper as art supplies I tried to draw a tiger. It was all going great until I realized the sketchbook paper was too small to finish drawing his head. T_T Alas, what could I do. Its a real shame though, since I really liked where this picture was going. There’s not much I can do with it at this point, so I might as well share it.


tiger

Mirrored from http://wisterium.xepher.net/comic.

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