The new semester started today at my school so I decided to just go with it and update my underdeveloped lj. Poor thing, I didn’t even make a layout, just can’t get a decent inspiraton. Besides, it’s -13°C outside (hasn’t winter ended?), my flatmate hasn’t returned yet and I have nothing else to do. Maybe I should draw a little, got so many
unfinished pictures to do, both CG and traditional – especially the traditional ones, considering my art teacher told me to finish my holiday portfolio already. It’s been two years… yeah. Maybe later(?).
Speaking of art, I signed up for Seasonal Spuffy
! I got super-excited the moment I did that so I had my art almost finished the day after. As usual with us the procrastinators, it still requires some work but so far it turned out quite good, surprisingly. I’m not talking about the composition, because I vehemently suck at it, but I got Spike’s likeness, so yay for me, I say. Buffy is the trickier issue, I wanted her with her eyes closed and I’m not sure she really looks herself. Especially with her nose. You know how it’s easier to draw people’s faces that have strong, characteristic features than just traditionally pretty ones? The key to the latter is to get everything
as close to original as possible and with SMG … it is hard. I’m not sure I will change what I’ve already got, but I suspect there’s something not right about the shape of her face too, but whatever. I simply want to finish the whole picture so I can waste my time deciding what colours it should have. The temptation to do something crazy is particularly strong, on the other hand, they may distract from the work I’ve done on the likeness of characters and I wouldn’t want that (I’m needy that way). On the other other hand, isn’t the overall look of the piece most important? Drama ensues. Anyway, as soon as I ‘m done with this post I will go back to drawing, just writing about it got me all inspired. Then I can do another one. Urgh, I can’t wait to publish it already.
Also, I recently got into vidding. Well, not recently exactly, as I had a soft spot for AMV ever since I started watching anime seriously. Remember that “Bachelorette” Utena
video? Stunning – it was the first one I saw ever since I have the Internet. And now I’m exploring the Buffy side of vidding and I already have lots of ideas about the vids I could never make. It’s frustrating, how you want to release the energy but you just don’t have skills and/or motivation. I mean, sure, downloading the trial version of Vegas is easy. What is harder is to plan the whole thing, from start to finish – let alone actually doing this. But I remembered this awesome song which would fit Buffy arc in late S5 to S6-7 and maybe I just wish to see somebody else do it instead so I can watch and melt. The lyrics, the music… all perfect. Quite long though and that’s what is stopping me from committing to the job full time. Could I live with myself if I had it done halfway and let it lie there unfinished for years? I already have so many started pictures that I can’t finish because they got very complicated and demanding after I reached a certain stage. For instance, my Charlotte (from The Princess and the Frog
) fanart which could be done long time ago if
I wasn’t such a perfectionist and got stubborn about doing the background. Hell, if anyone’s curious, I can show it to you. ( Collapse )
See? Almost done but not complete without the mirror. Of course, one could be like “let’s assume that there is
a mirror somewhere, the artist just didn’t have patience to actually draw it”. However, I’d love to earn some money on my works and I can’t really advertise myself with something this imperfect. That’s what my sister says, that it doesn’t have to be this polished all the time – and my rough sketches look better anyway (but I like kitsch… in my own works that is). Another thing I have to work on.
I wanted to rant about Skip Beat
latest chapters too, but I’m saving it for separate post. Nobody seems to read it anyway so I should probably lj cut the entire post about it. Also, it’s going to be a rant. I find it harder to fangirl loudly about stuff I like than to rant about stuff that I don’t. Or like less. And Skip Beat
is really… rant-worthy nowadays.
The last thing: we (our very underground band – so underground that nobody will ever know us) finally booked a studio for recording! In March! I’ve been waiting for it ever since I started singing. Now I’ll have a proof that we exist. Well, the boys have two EPs recorded with their previous vocalist but now I get to do it. Thank God
I’m starting singing lessons this Thursday so hopefully I won’t embarrass myself. Which I do on regular bases, especially since we do a lot of concerts lately. I always complain about lack of any exciting stuff we could do and now boom! Concerts, recordings, new songs... It's getting so busy I'm starting to worry a little, with my new projects, let alone schoolwork. I better learn to organize my schedule.