wist: (Nyx icon)

It’s still January, so that means the new year’s still new.

I’m back for another semester at commerce school and not yet behind in anything, so the horizon is bright and inviting. For me, there’s still this hopeful feeling permeating every single day. You can be productive, I’m telling myself, and better yet, I’m believing it. 

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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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5,704 in 73

Feb. 4th, 2010 05:05 pm
wist: (monkey puppy)

Hey, that’s a pretty big number. What’s it for?

So, you know how one of my new year resolutions is to take more photos? Well, I was going through my external hard drive to find out how many older photographs I still have laying around and waiting for me to do something with. That is what I’ve found.

I have to wade through 73 folders and 5,704 pictures. I’d totally forgotten about all these. I expect most of them to probably be rubbish anyway, but there might be a few good shots hidden in there. Right now I’m digging through the folders and trying to sort, delete, and save things. And wow, this is actually sort of difficult! I have this strange compulsion to squirrel away even the most sub par of photos. I’m surprised how hard it is for me to just rip through the mess and delete everything that is less than mediocre. I mean, yeah, the worst are gone in a snap, but the rest sort of hang around like awkward teenage wallflowers at the year’s first dance.

Anyway as I work through this mess, (and try to work on the website in my spare time), have a gander at the continuation of my first illustration of the new year. It’s still Coraline, and I was going to make her a giraffe. I got up to the strange little antennae-horns and then promptly forgot what I was doing. I’m not completely happy with how this turned out, but oh well. It was good practice in drawing leaves or something. Why is she hanging out in a rain forest / greenhouse / conservatory ? I don’t know. I wanted to stay away from drawing flowers, but given her personalty , I probably should have. Oh well too late now. If I get bored enough, I may color this yet. Otherwise, she’s staying a ballpoint sketch. Also, at one point, she did have hands and the rest of the upper torso; I just got bored.

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

wist: (Nyx icon)

Normally I don’t make resolutions because I believe that if you’re going to improve yourself you should start in the moment you decide to do that. This year is an exception for me because I really needed to kick myself into doing more things that I want and should be doing.

  • Draw moar.
  • Write more. Already know this isn’t  going to happen.
  • Do better at school. Work harder at work
  • Send more letters this year
  • Learn CSS / more web design stuff I assume this won’t happen either.
  • Take classes during the summer
  • Get more upper body strength and tone out the rest of me.
  • Go skating more (and do more winter activities)
  • Be more positive
  • Take more photographs
  • Go to more free lectures

This whole webcomic business is supposed to help me with that first bullet.  And while I do also write everything in Sleep Pending, it’s the drawing part that is hardest for me.

Anyway, in my effort to draw moar, I tried to sketch Coraline (not Gaiman’s ) at a lecture I was at tonight. Coraline is another minor character from the Sleep Pending comic. Zoe, her best friend calls her Cici. There is a reason for this, but it’s more of a little buddy thing than really relevant to any plot (mostly).

This sketch isn’t very fabulous or anything, but it isn’t that bad either. I’m tempted to continuing the image (read: overkill) just because I haven’t had a drawing laying around in a long time.

Gosh, I miss drawing for drawings sake.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

wist: (monkey puppy)

I’ve obviously been  preoccupied with Real Life events, and have neglected this site. This fact has made my heart weep like you wouldn’t believe.

The good news is that I haven’t abandoned this project.  In fact, I’ve scanned in the next page and all I have left is the photoshop bit. Unfortunately this part takes a while and the process isn’t made any faster with my latest problem.

This problem would be the bad news.  My laptop has caught a bad case of the death, and is now permanently out of commission. I would say that this would slow me down, but since I haven’t updated in forever, I don’t think it’s really of consequence. Actually, I’m going to take this opportunity to try to draw up the next few pages. Since the hardest part of making a page is the bit that I do by hand, I’m hoping that the lack distraction that comes with a PC will help me get back into the swing of things. I certainly hope so, I’ve missed Sleep Pending.

Another admission: I’m pretty sad to admit that I haven’t had much time to draw this past year.  Last, the amount of sketches I did could be counted on one hand. Of these very few images, I haven’t finished any. That said, my new year’s resolution was to draw moar.

This is obviously still a WIP, but it’s the only thing even vaguely  resembles a real picture that I did in 2009.  Anyway, have a gander. I know it has all of 300 errors and such, but this place needs an update. Also, I just wanted to see how images work in the ‘blog’ section of my site.

The bloke in the picture is called Sébastien, and he’s a very cranky French Canadian Spy. More on him later if I ever finish the picture.

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

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