Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Worry About My Head

There's good news and there's bad news.

The good news is that I'm working on starting a little webcomic, mostly so I'll have to do something with my art or people will show up with the torches and pitchforks for lack of updates. It won't be shmancy at first but who said I had to be fabulous before posting anyway?

The problem is, I have no idea where to begin. I'm fairly certain I'm going to do something semi-random a la Awkward Zombie ( ), in that somethings will connect, other things will be experiments and random crap that comes to my head. But from there, I'm not sure what I'm doing.

How do I find a place to host the comic?

Should I include original work, or fanfiction...or both? And which ones should I do?

How often should I update?

I think my head may go splodyboom!

So, any ideas?

Also if anyone knows who did this lovely image, I would really like to know so I can internet hug them. This is a recent fandom of mine and this picture is quite possibly one of the best I've seen for it. N and Touko from Pokemon Black/White is seriously adorbs!

Who drew you, beautiful picture?!

Monday, November 19, 2012

A "Shoot Me Now" Day

This isn't going to much of an update simply because of the kind of day I've had.

In Short:
- Couldn't get out of bed this morning.
- I thought the washer had died.
- I tried to wash some blankets in the tub. I succeeded but I couldn't wring them out well so the dryer couldn't handle them.
- My husband fixed the washer in two seconds...just needed to hit the reset button on the outlet.
- I'm horribly tired despite getting enough sleep, so much so I couldn't even work out today...

Dinner went well though.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Artist Media Revelations

*** Warning: This post contains a little bit of drawn/painted nudity in the form of a man chest and the back of a nude woman, so there's a butt shot. These were meant simply as anatomy practice, but its not for little ones or those who would be offended by this. ***

Hello all!

I wander around the internet a lot, usually to things on Pinterest or links from the blogs I read. I'm also trying to find new ways to improve my art process. And that's when I discovered that I actually like watercolors. 

For years I belittled watercolors as something you used if you couldn't afford other paints. I didn't mean to be like that, I just hadn't seen how beautiful watercolor could be with the work I already do. Pinterest is full of art like that. I have been humbled. 

And then I remembered I still had some watercolor sets from high school and I went crazy! I think I'll be incorporating watercolor into my sketch process more often.

This one looks better in the sketchbook. Less bruised...
She's the best one I did. And the first. I'm not sure I improved or not.

This was the last of my face studies. I think I was getting tired because she's way messier than I'd normally let happen. By the way, this is my character Firestorm.
This is Ayseirah.  I did her before Firestorm and she was turning out really well until I did the hair behind her face. Don't get your paper too wet...
Here's my character, Lark. I'm bummed the picture turned out really blurry because she is the best one of the bunch, especially since she has white hair. The blue worked perfectly as the shade color.

This is Laine. I'm most proud of her because she's not a dark brunette like most of my lead females and it worked fabulously.

Yay Meira has green eyes! She was the first one face I painted. I really struggled with her hair when I drew it and then again when I painted it. Curse you fauxhawks!

This is my Fluttershy cosplay redesign in color. Unfortunately, the color was eaten by the digital process.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Patience When "Wait" is Akin to an Expletive

Anyone who has read any of my post may have notice I'm not a patient woman. I've even blogged about it before. I'm realizing it may be worse than I previously thought.

You see, there are two things that stand in the way of my husband and I having children, not counting the biggest one which is God's timing. Obviously, if He doesn't make it happen, it won't. But there are two things fully withing my power to change. Namely, my desire and ability to keep a home and the thorn in my pudgy side, my weight.

So why is this bothering my impatience? I have been far more diligent working on both of those aspects of my life. I'm doing really well. So of course, I stupidly think that means we should be having kids right now because I've managed to keep the house in order for two weeks. Yep that's right, I think that I have made LIFE ALTERING PROGRESS from two weeks of success.

Two weeks of success is definitely an improvement for me though. Usually when I try to make something a good habit, I manage it for about three days and fizzle out, only to find myself doing nothing but scouring Pinterest and wondering why I can't accomplish anything.

I need to keep waiting, even if I was raised to think wait is the same as profanity. Rather than sit there and wonder when my husband is going to say I've done enough ( goodness I love him for being the sensible half of us!) I'll keep moving forward, establishing laundry as a habit rather than a chore along with many other things I "forget" to do.

God's really working on me with this one. He keep putting awesome Christian moms' blogs in my inbox that are amazing and convicting. These are ladies that share many of my view on raising children,  like homeschooling in a way that doesn't create socially awkward weirdos, but confident people with a love of learning, serving truly nourishing food so that my whole family is healthy (saves on doctor bills!), and creating the kind of home life God wants me to create for the family. Wow...that was quite the sentence. Don't throw things at me!

Going back to the point, it's been great to have daily reminders of what I desire to see in the future of this crazy little family of two. Please pray/ send good vibes my way that I continue exercising patience while we wait for the right time to have little ones and that I continue to make homemaking a habit.

I shall leave you with this:

I came up with some strange things back in the day.