[Catch-up] Inktober - Day 19 (Cloud)

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:49 am
goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
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I always seem to be a day or two behind on these... :b

Title: Cloud
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairings: Serenity
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 19, word prompt: Cloud. Serenity soaring above the clouds. ^___^ Painted with Indian Ink, using a combination of regular brush work for the clouds and the Ink Drop technique for all the rest. I've included a second version with slight digital tint.

I came across another really cool tutorial type vid: PAINTING MOONS with Indian Ink, and it inspired me to try my hand at this piece.

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out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
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Because I enjoyed these and you might too.

First, a sweet little first date story (Mycroft/Lestrade):

Stigma (12299 words) by Mystrade_Dispatch
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade
Additional Tags: first date story, First Kiss
Summary:

"Stigma (n): A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

Stigma (Lepidopterology): A patch of modified scales on the wings of males of some butterfly species that release pheromones during courtship."

Thanks in part to his own daring, Greg gets to know a whole different side of Mycroft.





Second, a Torchwood/Sherlock crossover in the five things type format that was charmingly fond of both Mycroft and Ianto:

A Good Many Family Trees Are Shady (6519 words) by blackkat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Torchwood, Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ianto Jones & Mycroft Holmes, Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones, slight Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Jack Harkness, John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Ianto Jones
Additional Tags: Family, Angst, Humor, Tragedy, 5+1
Summary:

(Or, five times Ianto Jones called Mycroft Holmes 'Tad', and one time Mycroft called Ianto 'Son.')

goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
[personal profile] goss
Title: Graceful
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Characters/Pairings: Korra
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 17, word prompt: Graceful. This is my very first attempt at using India Ink with a paintbrush. I found the following video on YouTube to be particularly helpful: How to Draw and Paint Animals with Water: Ink Drip Technique.

The ink drip technique is SO COOL! I only have black ink right now, but would love to get my hands on other colours. So in addition to the original piece, I've also included a digital blue-tinted version below, which I rather like. :)

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out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
[personal profile] out_there
These days, to get me reading a series you have to sneak it in. It has to start with a good story that stands on its own, that makes me want to read more and that can be read in relatively small chunks. While this series is 200K, the longest story is the first at 38K and the rest are a very comfortable 5K - 20K per story. I enjoyed the Greg POV mostly used for this story, the insight into living around a job that comes with a security detail and secret overseas trips, and I always love stories where Lestrade plays a meaningful role in younger Sherlock getting clean and staying clean.

I've been reading this series for the last week, on and off, and really enjoyed it.



Puppet on a String (38518 words) by kazvl
Chapters: 9/9
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes/Gregory Lestrade, Mycroft/Greg
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Gregory Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes, OCs, Anthea
Additional Tags: references to drug abuse, case files
Series: Part 1 of Fire and Ice
Summary:

"Afraid I'll embarrass you?" mocked Sherlock, looking up suddenly, his stare spearing Mycroft where he sat.

Sherlock was too thin, too dirty - it was always a bad sign when he neglected personal hygiene - and he looked as if he hadn't slept for a week.

"Oh, that ship sailed some years ago. You've been vocal enough about what you don't want. So tell me, brother dear, what is it you do want?"

"You to leave me the fuck alone," said Sherlock venomously.

Several heads turned. Mycroft ignored them. He took such incidents for granted when he was with Sherlock and had never cared what strangers thought - unless required to do so by his job.

goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
[personal profile] goss
Title: Fierce
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: MCU, Thor: Ragnarok
Characters/Pairings: Valkyrie
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 14, word prompt: Fierce. Drawn with a grey and black marker. This one is based on a promo pic of Valkyrie from the upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok, but is also somewhat inspired by Beyoncé. *g*

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This past week has been SUPER busy, but I'm glad I got the chance to at least work on a couple pieces. Hope to continue with these next week, but I'm thinking maybe I should switch up from marker to another form of inking - maybe do some brush work...
goss: (Flash)
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Man, I got SO HIGH ON BLACK SHARPIE MARKER colouring the background. :b

Title: Shattered
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Characters/Pairings: Captain Cold (Leonard Snart)
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 12, word prompt: Shattered. Drawn with a grey and black marker. Continuing from the day before, with the second half of my m/m ship. I wanted to try to get an icy texture with marker. Turns out it was a lot harder than expected. I got tired halfway through and just kinda half-assed the rest of it. So I'm not 100% happy with the result, but at least it was an interesting texture exercise.

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goss: (Flash)
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I stumbled upon a whole bunch of Flash/Captain Cold fic recs over at [community profile] recs, and IDK just fell down a well. LOL. Just read these two fic by the same author, with a word count of 178K and 276K, back-to-back. O_O

Title: Run
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Characters/Pairings: Barry Allen
Content Notes: Created for Inktober - Day 11, word prompt: Run. Drawn with a grey and black marker. I saw this photo of a girl running and just loved the effect with the perspective distortion, and apparently I have Speedsters on the brain, so this was the result. *g*

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I'll try to post more catch-up drawings later this afternoon...
karanguni: (Default)
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holy moly assignments are here

Inktober - Day 9 (Screech)

Oct. 9th, 2017 09:05 pm
goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
[personal profile] goss
So I decided to switch things up a bit this week, and work with markers instead of ballpoint pen. Played around a bit with positive-negative space with this one. Also added a brownish digital tint.

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Yuletide letter placeholder

Oct. 8th, 2017 02:27 pm
petronia: (Default)
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This will be up in about a week. XD 

The Incomprehensibility of the Other

Oct. 7th, 2017 11:03 am
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I had two banks when I was living in the States; one fairly large mainstream one whose account I'd held since I was 11, and a credit union that was connected to my work. The latter was definitely the one I preferred as an organisation, but it had – and still has – a small but crippling weakness: its customer service clerks are bafflingly clueless.

The first instance of this was when I tried wiring a lump from my account there to my Canadian bank, when I was leaving the country. Every last detail of the information on the transfer has to be perfect or it won't go through: not just the account numbers, but the address of the bank, the name on the account (which is a tricky one in my case), even punctuation has to match exactly. You can't do this yourself online, you have to do it with a representative over the phone, so I relayed this information in painstaking detail, double-checking everything, and yet the transfer didn't go through. It took a few days for notification of this, though, so I had to call them back and go through it again – and that didn't work either. Finally the third time, less than 24 hours before I took off for the UK, we managed to get something that worked. I understand human data entry can be prone to error, but you'd think a bank would be halfway decent at filling out financial transaction forms.

I still have that account, in part because many American online retailers don't let you use a bank card with a non-US formatted address. But when I tried to use this card it kept getting declined, which made no sense – all I could figure was that the address I was inputting didn't match the address on file, somehow. I'd changed it to my parents' address in Utah, which has unusual 'grid plot' addresses: for example your house will be 654 South, and your street 3200 West. As I'd had to do this over the phone, again, I thought maybe the person at the other end (in Florida) had written it differently than I would write it (654 s 3200 w) – spelling out South and West maybe, or putting a period after the initial, or not putting a space – who knows? I had an important transaction to make on Thursday, though, and no matter how many different iterations of the address I tried, I could not get it to work. Not wanting to make a phone call if I could help it, I signed onto the bank's help-chat, which miraculously is staffed by human beings (or else really, REALLY elaborate bots) and coincidentally got someone who was actually from Utah to check the address. It turned out the street address was fine, the discrepancy was in the zip code.

The zip code.

Five numerals, no punctuation or abbreviation, only ten digits to choose from instead of 26 letters, and that's where the mistake had come in.

It's a problem when computer engineers get other engineers to test a new product – they can only imagine how someone who knows how it works would think of trying to break it. You try to make these sorts of things as idiot-proof as possible, but frankly I don't have the scope of imagination to anticipate where the idiot is likely to strike.

Well, it all got sorted out in the end and the card worked, but it's yet another lesson that I can never underestimate – or understand – how others' minds work ... especially when they're in Florida.

Inktober - Day 6 (waves)

Oct. 7th, 2017 01:00 am
goss: (Messy paint hands)
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Practicing some more with water - this time with ocean waves. Drawn with ballpoint pen, with a very slight Photoshop tint.

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I did get in a tiny bit of drawing for Day 5, but it was just a bunch of random doodles on a page, while watching tv. I'll probably post the doodle page whenever it gets totally filled up.

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