twenty

cemoiOn Saturday, I left my teenage years behind and, for the first year in many, felt older upon waking. The birthday celebration was moved to the end of this week rather than the actual date, for several reasons – one, I was/am recovering from a vicious round of the flu, and two, my sister Maralie, her husband Jake, and their son, Silas, moved in with us for a month. They’ll be moving back to the Northwest, but they’re living here until they find a house to move into.

So, while I untangle myself from the flu’s grasp, I’ve been doing a lot of reading – and an unexpected amount of drawing in color. It’s only taken me twenty years to finally experiment with colored pencils – a friend gifted me with a full set of Prismacolor pencils, and another friend gifted me with a sketchbook – so I went to town! Here are some pictures to illustrate my last several days.

My space. I spend a great deal of time tucked in this corner.

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Various and sundry sketches I’ve put forth.

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Since I never did a ’20 before 20′ checklist, I’m doing something a little different and giving you ’20 for 20.’ Here are 20 things you may or may not already know about me.

1) I’ve been blogging for seven years

2) I get highly emotional about the character Scar from Alien vs. Predator

3) My hair wasn’t always curly

4) I have quite a lot of small moles, which I rather like. Moles and freckles remind me of constellations

5) I enjoy almost every kind of movie except most labeled ‘heartwarming’

6) I’ve never read a Jane Austen book straight through. They make wonderful movies, but as literary fare I find it dull and I’d take Heyer any day

7) I look terrible in orange and yellow

8) A while ago I passed out of my ‘everything korea/japan!’ phase, and they have been placed on my ‘fond of’ shelf

9) I’ve never played a console video game, although I’ll read storylines all day

10) I never only read one book at a time; generally speaking I’m reading three or four. I’m currently re-reading Harpist in the Wind, as well as sinking my teeth into Carl Jung’s ‘Man and His Symbols,’ Le Morte de Arthur, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer, and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.

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Merry Christmas

So tomorrow is Christmas Eve, which makes today Christmas Eve-Eve, which makes it perfectly acceptable to give you something I made. I can’t give it to you, of course, but I drew it for you. Think of it as a Christmas card! I wanted to let you all know how much you mean to me. Every time you comment, you make my day. The fact that this blog is still going strong after almost seven years (although it’s switched domain a few times) is proof of your enthusiasm and dedication as readers. I love you guys. I hope your Christmas is absolutely joyeaux! And here’s my Christmas card to you: Azrael, Rooney and Eridanus (aka Rusty) asleep on the couch. Even a wysling’s gotta get 40 winks.

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Sketchdump

So I’ve been scribbling away lately – but this week, it’s been more art than writing. My pencils are probably screaming for help, but I thankfully I can’t hear them and they’re thusly ignored. The drawings are mostly my favorite musicians and singers at the moment – because hey, if I like a face, I want to draw it. I hope you have fun – these aren’t exactly polished, but anyway.

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‘Calm Envy’

Ah, the smudginess >.< I love how he turned out, though; especially his hand and hair. And just so you know, his lips are the hardest to draw. Ever. Next to Aoi’s. Looks simple enough, but boy.NotaMonster

…I’m not exactly sure what’s up with this one. It’s more like lineart than anything else.

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‘Ruki’

His lips are too dark, but other than that I think I captured his face pretty well.  

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‘Painkiller’

My character Ariel from Painkiller. I’m very verrry happy with this one.

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‘Wakaremichi’

So you can’t see Aoi’s guitar, but he IS playing it. I’m happy with how this turned out, though! ^.^

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‘Andy Sixx’

Sooo this one didn’t turn out as well as I’d like, but it isn’t disgusting, either.

Anywho, there we have my sketch dump for the day. I hope you enjoyed it, since now and then someone asks me why I haven’t posted any artwork – HERE YOU GO!! *chortle*