June 18th, 2005

artistic

I've Got Nothing to Do Today But Smile

At Lut points out, I have a number of other plans for today -- there's an MMORPG wedding this evening in Puzzle Pirates, I want to go to the art supply store today and pick up some more things, I'll spend an hour or so exercising, and I'll probably do some writing and/or drawing today.

But this line from a Simon and Garfunkel song keeps going through my head nonetheless. My vacation started yesterday, and I ain't got no plans and ain't goin' nowhere, so I'm just relaxing and smiling.

I scanned in my third and, for now, final attempt at Striped Person with Tendril-ly Hair. The icon version looks good, I think, although the full-size one is lacking a certain something. Not enough black in the background, perhaps. Or maybe I should've taken tuftears suggestion and done hatchmarks for the trendrils instead. And colored the lips red.

Anyway, I'm declaring this one Done. queenofstripes, feel free to snag it if you like it, and replace the "halfmask" one unless you really wanna keep that. :)



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And the Odd Question for the day: Why do I always draw figures facing to their left?
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Lut took me to a couple of art supply stores today, where I bought Yet More art supplies, in preparation for my plan to do a 24 hour comic on Tuesday. I decided I didn't want to burn the whole weekend on it, which is why I'm not doing it today. I considered doing it Monday, but I don't want to feel obligated to go to bed early on Sunday. Plus, Tuesday is the summer solstice, and that seems like an auspicious day for a project.

So instead, I've been encouraging barbx's author in pursuit of a similar-but-different challenge today -- trying to write the entire prequel to BarbX's story in 24 hours. I've read the story so far and the writer is doing a good job. It's quite impressive for a creative work done on a deadline; you can tell a lot of thought has gone into it.

Now, I think I'll either play a game with Lut, or go play with my new art supplies.