Saturday, 11 August 2012
Well, I'm almost set for vacation, maybe.
I went to do the laundry and there were no free washers. So I had to wait about 10 minutes before a load finished, and then that person wasn't there so I took their clothes out and put them on the next washer and threw mine in.
Went back later to dry clothes and found that there were now MANY free washers but no free dryers. One lady was taking her stuff out, but there was another woman in front of me who had to dry like 65 thousand pounds of clothes, so you know she was going to take the dryers before me. Sigh. Yeah, I think I shall continue doing laundry on Sundays. There's rarely anyone there on Sundays.
So I put all my clothes back into the laundry bag and went back home. I hung some of it up to dry in the dining room by the fan but I know that will take approximately 8 years to dry, so I'm going to bring the stuff to Mom's to be dried.
I packed my clothes that is clean, and gathered up the rest of my stuff. I have thus far packed my Kindle (downloaded the first four books of the Game of Thrones series, so that should keep me occupied) and its charger, my new sketchbook (since the current one is nearly filled) and some pens and pencils, and my notebook with the still-untitled-work-in-progress Dragon Story I am writing. Mustn't forget to grab Clue on the way out.
Before leaving I must also do a bit more last-minute cleaning (including the litter box) and take out the garbage, then feed the cat. Oh, I just remembered I wanted to pack my bathing suit. Hold, please.
Okay, back now. Still need to put my laptop in my laptop bag, as well as its charger because it would be awfully silly to not have the charger. (And yet that is the sort of thing I might possibly do ).
Where was I?
Oh yes, the point of this post was actually to post some things that I have been drawing and so here they are.
I would probably post art slightly more regularly if I wasn't so lazy about hooking up the scanner to scan things in.
These are some random post-it note drawings that I did at work with pens while waiting for the spinny thing to stop spinning. Sigh. The orange lady has inspired me to draw something a bit more in-depth and detailed and with pencils and legs and such, but it's not finished yet so I am not sharing it.
I titled this Cecilia, I'm not sure why. The book about the English lady in the Turkish harem in the 1500s had a main character named Celia, and then Paul Simon wrote a song called Cecilia which is very catchy and I put in a playlist once. I'd link to it but that would take energy and time and linking so you can look yourself.
What, oh yes, the drawing. So it's very boring to just color one big-ol' skirt with pens and so this skirt is layered. I'm really not sure what I was going for. The ruffles are sort of like The Partridge Family? or maybe some 19th century bodice where they did that sort of thing (see the Little House novels, the illustrations in the ones I remember reading had that sort of thing). But the open collar sort of is more reminding me of a man's shirt in the 70s where they left it open to display the outrageous amount of chest hair they had.
But the layered thing doesn't really fit with that sort of style. So yeah, I dunno. I just drew it, I don't know where it came from.
This one, okay, I had this idea in my head for some crazy reason about this demon, right, and then there is a wizard or something who somehow manages to defeat and subjugate the demon and force it to be good, but then keep using it as a weapon for him(her?) self because wouldn't you do that if you had a subjugated demon? And when the demon has been subjugated it looks sort of like an innocent little girl and the only indications of the demon inside would be these sort of bindings on the wrists and ankles and the collar on the neck. And then when the wizard type dude(tte?) decides to make the demon fight, he/she would temporarily release one of these bindings, allowing the demon to unleash more of its destructive power.
This is a combination of ideas from a number of different sources. There's the novel Sabriel, by Garth Nix, in which this terribly huge and fearful demon is forced into the body/shape of a somewhat reluctantly helpful talking black cat. At some point, the main character, Sabriel (hence the title), has to unleash the demon's power in order to do something, I forget the plot. And at the end manages to force the demon back into being a cat, and the thing that makes him stay a cat is that he has a little collar with a bell on it. In that book, bells are very important because they repel or attract other demons and do other magical type things.
Also an influence is the anime Chrono Crusade, which I am nice so here is a LINK to the wikipedia page. I haven't watched in in a while, but the dude is actually a demon who has managed to be subjugated by this woman and helps her fight other demons. However, each time he uses his demonic powers, her lifespan is cut down.
Anyway, all that sort of combined in my head and so there up there is a doodle of what I suppose would be the demon's subjugated form as a powerless-looking little girl.
Gah, too much words for picture post.
Here is a lady who is dressed in pink and has an Attitude. She is probably angry that I spent so many words babbling and did not get to show her picture until now. Sorry, sorry!
Anyway, I really like her pose and her expression.
This lady is a bit more demure. I used both colored pencils and colored pens in this drawing, which is like, whoa, radical, dude. Well, maybe not. But I think it works. So I hope you don't hate it, or if you do you at least don't say you hated it.
Thanks, I much appreciate it.
Anyway, that's all for today, I'm off to pack things up and feed the cat and head to Mom's for dinner and sleeping before departing tomorrow for Nowhere, Maine.
Do have a pleasant week, folks. :)