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This year is the first time I will be 'stationed' in London over the holidays instead of going on holiday myself with family. I'm excited to send out a proper batch of holiday cards like a grown-up, as previous attempts didn't go so well orz

So: send me a private message with your name, mailing address, the holiday you celebrate (Christmas, Chanukah, Winter Solstice) and a prompt (optional) and you will get a card from me. Um, I can't guarantee it'll arrive by December 25 though ^^;
perevision: Howl drawing a spell (howl draw)
I wrote 1000 words last night on the interdimensional Mughal-era Benedictine nunnery YA novel. This is more words than I have written for it in literally years. I really need to work harder on these projects I supposedly really care about. I also began to sketch out a watercolour illustration which is going...about as well, considering I am terrible at lighting in illustration.

Besides that I actually have been writing stuff, mostly journaling and reviews, because when applying to be a copywriter it might help to have some writing with my real name on it that isn't for my awful former vanity-press employer. However the stuff I post on the semi-serious writing blog is taking an alarming turn for the personal. Maybe I'm too self-involved. Not sure that bodes too well for my origfic, or is that actually what origfic is supposed to achieve? Not self-involvement, obviously, but something personal that I don't really have to confront or get to play with when I'm writing fanfic.

Speaking of origfic, I may have forgotten to post the other watercolour illustration from the merboy story. See below. )
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I wrote 1000 words last night on the interdimensional Mughal-era Benedictine nun YA novel last night. This is more words than I have written for it in literally years. I really need to work harder on these projects I supposedly really care about. I also began to sketch out a watercolour illustration which is going...about as well, considering I am terrible at lighting in illustration.

Besides that I actually have been writing stuff, mostly journaling and reviews, because when applying to be a copywriter it might help to have some writing with my real name on it that isn't for my awful former vanity-press employer. However the stuff I post on the semi-serious writing blog is taking an alarming turn for the personal. Maybe I'm too self-involved. Not sure that bodes too well for my origfic, or is that actually what origfic is supposed to achieve? Not self-involvement, obviously, but something personal that I don't really have to confront or get to play with when I'm writing fanfic.

Speaking of origfic, I may have forgotten to post the other watercolour illustration from the merboy story. See below. )
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Reading William Gibson's Distrust That Particular Flavor at the moment. He mentions reading reviews of albums in Melody Maker as if they were SF novels, and it clicked in my mind.

I like a huge variation of different recording artists over different styles and genres. What is the thing that they all have in common? Narrative, of course...so many musicians and composers are storytellers, but what kind of story attracted me more strongly than anything else? My favourite artists tell stories with strong images, that bring out colours and pictures in the mind, even when I don't understand the words. So I thought it would be a fun exercise to match up some of my most-listened albums with some very distinctive comic book artists.

warning: image-heavy! )
Okay, your turn! What are your favourite albums and who would you want to draw them?

(Note: where sources are not indicated, pics scanned from copies I own)
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Watched the HitRECord livestream at Sundance last night with all possible glee and fangirlishness. Woke up angry this morning, full of belated rage. Why? Because at every pop culture mass event I have ever been to, there's always a douche who tries to start up the Hipster debate. Only this time Joe, a guy I usually trust to cut other people's bullshit, actually gave him the mic. Unleashing a stream of wank about how 'indie means flannel' and 'hipsters are those guys who dress like artists but don't actually make anything'. Well what the fuck do artists dress like, then? Tell me so I can obey this instantly decoded norm.

why hipster is not a fucking swear word )
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I spent the whole day reading coffee table books about window displays and now all I want is a fic where Arthur and Eames are window dressers and Eames keeps having recurring dreams about Arthur in window displays.

I even drew art for it, what the hell )

In possibly related news, my art is also in this video, which makes me weirdly happy. I drew the dinner. JGL is eating my turkey.
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Oh, Iceland. Why is your music so lovely?

It's not like I didn't love Björk already, even in her more experimental modes, but when my friend introduced me to Sigur Rós it was like a completely different world.

Then my illustration teacher got me into múm. While Sigur Rós is operatic and emotionally devastating in its delivery, listening to múm feels more like spending a drizzly winter morning snuggled under your duvet with someone you like very much, who's humming nonsense love songs into your hair. Comforting doesn't begin to describe it.

And now Jónsi's got his solo album, and it's so gorgeous I have to do a painting for each one of his songs. Here's one I did a few months back. I've been working on the third one for ages; I keep screwing it up.
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Oh, Iceland. Why is your music so lovely?

It's not like I didn't love Björk already, even in her more experimental modes, but when my friend introduced me to Sigur Rós it was like a completely different world.

Then my illustration teacher got me into múm. While Sigur Rós is operatic and emotionally devastating in its delivery, listening to múm feels more like spending a drizzly winter morning snuggled under your duvet with someone you like very much, who's humming nonsense love songs into your hair. Comforting doesn't begin to describe it.

And now Jónsi's got his solo album, and it's so gorgeous I have to do a painting for each one of his songs. Here's one I did a few months back. I've been working on the third one for ages; I keep screwing it up.
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Um, so I am desperately excited for this Tinker Tailor &c that is coming out. So I did a fanart.

Cross )
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I think I had my wangst out about this on dreamwidth last night, but now it is daytime and I am feeling a bit braver.

Still, have a picture, and some thoughts.

thought balloons )

Also [livejournal.com profile] angelthorn linked to some beautiful videos that make me want to travel again, or at least write about it.
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Last two parts of Sara's model sheet, in colour.

semi-nude pics behind the cut, nothing terribly racy )

Also a test strip to try out colouring styles and Scott McCloud's "masking effect": cartoonish character in realistic background.

strip 1 )

Also am experimenting with making art posts public. Nothing to do with copyright fears; I just feel shy about my work, is all. Don't mind sending it out in applications, just uncomfortable with not knowing exactly who (aside from my flist) is seeing it online.
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I was extremely bored and Teen Vogue is extremely boring this month, so I thought I would take a couple of girl models and draw them as boys.

Read more... )

Do you know what would be so much fun to do this with? American Apparel ads!
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No really, it IS. He is. [gender-neutral but person-specific pronoun] is.

Read more... )

first post

Jul. 13th, 2009 02:39 pm
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Yay for Dreamwidth and having a mostly public blog again!

I celebrate with Art!

playing with stamps )
perevision: (howl anim)
Ok, I miss drawing so much. Soooooooooooooooo much.

I've been so uninspired. A lot of things have been more immediate, and there's things that need to be done before I can get to work. I can't draw unless I have space, and I won't have space unless I clear my desk, and I can't do that until I clean up elsewhere....

But my drawing hands are starving. STARRRRRRRRRRVING.

Dammit I will draw something tonight if it kills me.

laaaaate

Oct. 5th, 2008 01:32 am
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I do have work tomorrow, but I've just re-installed the driver on my Wacom tablet and I had to try and test it.

Experimenting with Photoshop colouring and my perpetual love of the Smudge tool, I wanted to work in a more conventional, sort of comic book style. Doesn't harm the fanart either!

shiny! )

It does take forever to do though...I could fiddle with different brushes, colours and permutations of the smudging for hours. This bit alone took at least half an hour...
perevision: (working)
What's the name of that toasted bread-type Asian snack with the yummy paste in the middle? I think there's a similar cartoon character that [livejournal.com profile] angelthorn showed me once. The Korean store near my work is selling them 3 for a pound, and I may be growing addicted...

I am going to staff this event from Wednesday! AND I have been allowed to go in COSTUME!!! :D Unfortunately the best events aren't free even to staff, so am paying for things like the premieres and the all-nighter.

I also have a non-fannish reason to go this time )

Edit, 2 days later: ANIME ALL NIGHTER IS FREE. And my friend Donna is coming with me. OMIGOD OMIGOD SOOOOOOO EXCITED \o/
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When I saw this ) on [livejournal.com profile] zakobushi's blog, I thought it was pretty amazing but just a novelty article. "Oh cool, someone's made a movie Bumblebee out of paper and card." Then I went to check out his blog. Apparently he was a crazy fan of Transformers when he was a kid; especially struck by the production quality of the toys...

However, other toys cannot be mentioned in the same breath. Because its materials, style is far beyond to compare. Even I was shocked that the logo of Transformer could change its color, which is the clearest memory on my mind till now. I cannot believe that a transformer toy can be made in such an excellent level.

But because he couldn't afford a proper toy, he made race cars using boxes of pencil lead. Then after experiments with paper, he made a full model of Starscream, from scratch. Nothing to copy except the TV series. I'm not kidding. the process in his own words )Then, like me (and many of us), he forgot about TF while busy growing up, until he watched the movie...

Freezing Enthusiasm has been ignited again. People can be easily influenced, but something in one's heart cannot be changed. The first time I saw the foreshow [sic: trailer?] of the transformer, I felt that my feeling comes back. The moment I enter into the cinema, I feel that my dream will soon come into true. According to familiar names, strange faces, classical actor's lines, and fashionable and brand-new Camoro, I exert myself to recall things in 1988. Something just appears and then dies away silently. People always touched by recalling. I'm touched and excited during watching film. It's time to do something to express my true feelings. For I know that I'm still passionate.

Just LOOK at his designs. He made those from MEMORY. From watching the movie a few times.

Go read the whole thing. Seriously. I know it seems like just a fannish thing, and it is, but it's such a fannish thing that...to me it goes beyond Transformer-specific fandom and touches the heart of all enthusiasms and true inspirations. It's like watching my own childhood over again--"if I watch this, then I want to make this, and making this makes me want to do this and..." Plus, English translation aside, his actual writing is really touching. I welled up when he talked about his excitement during the movie, because it matched my own...it wasn't what the movie was, but what it awoke in us that we loved so much. The fact that a movie based on a cartoon based on some "toys that transformed into some other toys indistinguishable from the first set of toys" (to paraphrase Gaiman and Pratchett) could spark so much crazy productivity from a bunch of otherwise reasonably sane and mature people...it awakes a kind of hungry ambition in me. I want to do something like that, or help to do it. That's why I'm doing what I do, after all. This IS my life: not one specific fandom, but the whole of it, the continued perpetration of it, whether through fan work or my own work. Fan work is like getting into practice for what I REALLY want to do, which is make more reasons for nerds to spend days at a time on the Internet. :P

I am now scrambling through the guy's blog to find some of his original work, but am thoroughly lost as it seems to be in Chinese. Help?
perevision: (mask)
I went to this today.

Read more... )

wintersmith

Feb. 1st, 2007 02:21 pm
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Reading the new Terry Pratchett in between installments of Ariyoshi Kyoko's Swan. Might be a mistake as when I reached the end I wondered if maybe Tiffany Aching has turned into your typical shoujo heroine...

Re-drawing the comic, and beefing up the design folder this week. Finished script for the third Invisible Cities animation. Also what with all the property magazines I've been looking at lately, have started compiling a scrapbook for my ideal house. Doesn't hurt to start building a picture in my head :)

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