When Kristen visited we sat down and she did a watercolor demo with me. I'm glad. I am a control freak!! So bing able to watch someone have horrible things happen with paint and just shrug it off and make it work really helps.
I still am a control freak....
The weird black on the blue of her fur coat is because I added flocking to it. And have totally pet it off her....
orry to say that I've slacked off a bit what with wisdom teeth, a near miss job, and of course the resume of teaching and helping mom paint the house. The good news is next year I get to go to ComicCon and HHN is so gonna rock this year!! THE YEAR OF FEAR BABY! XX! The night me and Kristen are going even SciFi's Ghost Hunters will be there. Also, viva the Florida Resident Discount!!! <3
Other news.... Working on an art project with Kristen and also on Midnight, trying to get some of it scripted/plotted.... Also trying to finish pencilling out Abracadabra Book 1. Well the first story to go in the book anyway.
Anyway some silence while I work on things for classes. I swear I'll at least get the daily drawings up.... Once I catch up. :(
I'm pretty positive I spell that wrong but I don't care. It's more like Vikings then and I like to think it's as awesome as the Norse people at stopping my face pain. Hi, my name is Trish and at age 35 my wisdomteeth that came in perfectly and were my pride and joy since age 17 TURNED ON ME and despite flossing and brushing and mouthwash got a case of the rot so yesterday morning I had them removed from my being and placed myself in a land of Jesus my face hurts and what do you mean I can't enjoy pizza for dinner but you can goddamnit!
Life is tough all over. In z case of serendipity, my friend Cheryl all the way in Texas went in on the same day for the same thing. Nutty! Then I had to call my cc company cuz they were afraid the charge for my teeth was fraudulent and the kind American lady told me she was going in tomorrow fir hers! What is this an outbreak???
Mind your teeth y'all, and remember to floss properly or the next cleaning you get will leave you looking like you lost a fight!
So... Apologies are in order. The only stamp designed by me is of course the constable. Totoros all come from some Totoro stamp set I can't afford so I pirated it. The bug, flower and button come from various stamp selling sites who never mention who made them anyway but I can't afford a $10 stamp man. I can't. The shark is courtesy of Lexuswolf. Now... Courtesy of don't mean I asked... I just took. I stole. I pirated. But these aren't for sale, I just liked the shark man! Shark Week!!! :( Ditto for Workparty's Toothless. But... What can I say? I wasn't at AX, if I had been I would have straight up bought it. I'm not though so I just pirated my own.
As an aside, the Japanese stamp carving material is so much better than my Speedball SpeedyCarve. I can't even tell you! Also, The more I carved Totoro the more creepy he started becoming to me. His smile started becoming more and more psycho as I went.... It's because he's all 8D !! D:
I love things like... Perspective. And information.
Repeat the above like a million times. I would love some of that in the news media.... In any media.... I mean my god does anyone else feel a bit like we are living in the second coming or Hearst and Pulitzer with yellow journalism everywhere? The only halfway decent research I see in media is in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS??? Come on... :( Anyway... The title ought to link to where I got this handy infographic from. IF THIS IS ALL LIES... Well put me up for a Pulitzer. :| And I will thank/blame the BP, the republican party, the democratic party, and the WWE.
BTW new season of Psych is as wonderful as Warehouse 13.
I know I know... But you scroll down and look at that crown and you will understand why I got behind on this stuff AND why some of them are crappy... Well some are crappy just cuz... I am not a morning person. :|
All of these, my own ip! Midnight studd and then a bunch of Security stuff.... I had forgotten how to draw everyone but Agatha, Lan, and Moth.... :( Sorry Mu.... Enjoy battling that random octopus....
Urgh.... These two suck... I will weep.... And do better....
Also the phrase "baby bump" makes me vomit in my mouth. :|
So most people probably just want a nice clean "comicbooky" font when they do comics. OK. I do want nice and clean but... I want a font that seems to suit what is going on. Why? Hell if I know. If I don't make everything ridiculously hard on myself I'm apparently not happy at all. So... These make me happy. Lame....
I've also hurt the hell out of my ankle/foot. WTF. WTF Karma???
I finally finished my epic Wonderland Project for Kristen. I'm never giving a monthly present thing again. Never! It sort of just... Anyway. This is the very first tiny crown I have ever made. I know the tiny tophats are all in fashion but.... Crowns are cool. Next I will try and make a tiny head-present like in Tinier Me and a tiny birdcage if... I can get over my fear of my sodering iron. IT BURNS!!!!
So... This crown is not made of metal (terror) but paper. I have secret ways of shaping cardboard and next time I will use those skills on the bent arms BEFORE I spraypaint it.... Isn't the silver nice? It's not that glaring I'M EFFING SILVER silver but brushed nickel... I dunno I like it. I was also really attracted to the graphite metallic and some really bizarre color that.... wouldn't've worked at all but I still wanted it!!! I was lucky that Kristen likes color ranges like I do - blues and dark colors. Lucky! typing decorative boys is bs hard. I feel horrible for florists who have to do it all the time. The gems are those handy swavorski crystals. Thank god for coupons but even then this was a costly enterprise!! :T Not to mention how many times I burnt the living shit out of myself on the hot glue.
My fingers still hurt. :(
I also sent her a nice stamp carved on some of the precious precious Hankeshikun which is indeed as marvelous as everyone says. Sure held up to the tiny kanji unlike the blasted SpeedyCarve!
Ho Ho Ha Ha... I got them scanned in. Sorry for the repeat! :| Ok not that sorry. <3
I just started reading Shitsurakuen. I have to say, for a story about some bizarre ass school where boys get to abuse girls and use them to fight in a real world virtual game (only in comics!), the school is full of some real psychopaths and who would send their daughter there?? WHO?? I mean damn!
OS4 for my ipod destroyed all my notes and research and carefully kept scenes for my comics.... They're gone and I'm regathering the various scraps of paper things were jotted on before I got the ipod and what little I can remember.
I mean come on I write stuff down because I can't remember everything as fresh as two seconds ago. :(
Cursed technology... Don't be so useful if you plan to crap out on me!
Day one, I drew the first thing that came to mind. Especially since it was the first thing I did that morning. But during the day I thought I would rather put in things I don't commonly do... Fanart! So... Enjoy some Fanart. I'll post up a scan of the two page spreads as I get them done.
BTW - I *LOVE* D.Gray-man. Seriously. Love that Allen Walker!!
Also the Bobby is asking the dog to let him see his license.
Forgive all errors, I totally draw these first thing when I wake up.
Blah blah blah. I am so lazy in summer I am lucky to breathe with any regularity. Here's the tiny bit I've done. Mostly I have been reading the Mistborn Trilogy. It's really good and in 30 pages I'll be done.
I don't understand her pose. It just happened that way. I think she might be about to hit something.
Trent bits... I have two guys named Trent... Well.... It's the same guy but in two different storylines... If that makes sense? He's a chef in both but in one he has a more mystical important role. A rework of Agatha I hated, and some Algernons.
Rough thumbnails for Midnight. I had a short burst of inspiration but... Yeah he's so puking a lot.
Artie from Warehouse 13. I LOVE that show. It's hard to find a scifi fantasy show I don't love (ok I loathe Stargate Universe, and the new Battlestar Galactica was not wonderful to me at all... Sorry if you're a fan!) The other is Perfect Tommy. Do you know Perfect Tommy? He and Rawhide were my total favorites... I almost want to do a fancomic...
Lastly, Sheldon. I still can't draw him as well as I did Horowitz but... I love Sheldon. I love Big Bang Theory. But I especially love Sheldon. Awwww Moonpie... <3
Happy end of June! I'm seriously trying to be more productive...
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I'm an artist who's slacking her way though a jellyfish existence. I had an awesome job at a video game company but lost it to the economy of doom. I am seeking any sort of employment which won't make me stab out my eyes with my own thumbs. While I wait, I am adjunct teaching at a local University. I am also teaching myself Flash very slowly, planning my usual grandiose plans and very quietly sliding down the path to ruin without the benefit of alcoholic beverages.
Sort of makes the name of this blog a sick joke huh?