Date Report Card
Name of Date: Ubercorn
Date Location: Jet Pad
Date Activities: Netflix and Chill; we ate pizza and listened to music; somehow I don’t think Ubercorn approved of my tastes.
Date Pros: Kind, Caring, Confident, Funny.
Date Cons: Long distance relationship, wildly different tastes (He wanted peppers on the pizza, ew) his talk of travelling made me feel a bit like a left out lemon, comes with attachments.
Second Date?: Wouldn’t be adverse to the idea, but I am not expecting that phone call anytime soon.
Just reposting the “First Date” pictures on here with their report card~
*remember to update, remember to update, remember to update*
Jeez, one of these days it’ll go in!
So, on the whole Fangirly front, I might be back in action again? I don’t know.
I’ve been drawing a series of ‘First Date’ pictures with Jenn, my fursona. I’ve been active on dA again and seen that most of my friends on there have a canon x oc pairing. So they have characters in relationship with characters from various media/fandoms (Resident Evil, Casper, Mortal Kombat, Fallout, etc.) And, I am just playing in my own settings; which I love, but it’d also be fun to play away sometime too.
So, I hooked Jenn up with a couple of guys~
Some of the characters don’t translate well to my style of drawing. Like Captain Barnacles from Octonauts – who looks like he is closely related to Pedobear when I draw him.
I’ve also written some date report cards up for Jenns thoughts on her dates as well, which I’ll share in individual posts (and schedule them) in a little while.
I just wanted to share these with everyone, seeing as my last update was a while ago again. My bad.
Todays efforts where it comes to drawing knights. It wasn’t really my intention on drawing this guy – but I hope he looks the part all the same. Somewhere along the line I decided to turn my sketch in Jorah Mormont.
Initially, I had a bit of a falling out with season 5 of Game of Thrones. The viewing of it on Now TV with adverts through each episode and having to wait a week for the next instalment really killed the season. Which was a real shame, as I was a pretty big fangirl of the other offerings of the seasons. I was brought season 5 on DVD for my birthday and have recently settled down to watch through it again.
I know some people have issues with what happened in the season with Sansa Stark and Ramsey Bolton and the views that everything happened for shock value, etc. But you know what, re-watching the season, it’s really not all that shocking! Rape is rife in Game of Thrones, and if it took until season 5 to get offended by it then you actually did pretty well. I don’t find Sansa and Ramsey any more shocking than Joffrey and Ros in earlier seasons. More shocking was seeing Shireen Baratheons fate, actually, but there we are. Going back to Sansa and Ramsey, so what if that ‘doesn’t happen in the books.’ It’s been confirmed by Author George R R Martin that both book and TV series have diverged from one another and become separate entities in their own right. They aren’t even going to end the same ways apparently! I think that’s why things say ‘Based on the book’ rather than ‘Faithful adaptation of the book.’
I’ve ranted about book/TV conversions somewhere on my blog before – and I didn’t want this post to turn into that rant over again – but what I am trying to say is that I still actually like Game of Thrones, regardless of if things happen for ‘shock value’ or not. But I was still surprised to see Jorah turning up on my sketchbook. He’s a character that, although I like, I didn’t think I’d ever fan-art.
Also managed to draw another Space Marine bust today, which was pretty fun. I didn’t really want to draw another grumpy Space Marine, so here is Sergeant Rafen, grinning like a loony!
I am having a bit of a proud moment over here. If you do an image search for “Captain Rhodes” you find a picture of my Original Character Kiz and Rhodes (Day of the Dead) before you find anything of Warmachine. I don’t know why, but this makes me feel rather happy!
Rhodes has been a part of my life for the longest ever time now, and he’s always haunted a part of Kiz’ life, regardless of whomever she is with. He’s there, lurking in the background; alive or dead. He is that much of a jerk to her.
What I like about the two of them is that they don’t have a conventional relationship. While I could draw them all lovey-dovey. (It’s not impossible) I just don’t see it as them. Not really. There is too much of a power struggle and abuse in their relationship and Rhodes just refuses to ask nicely for anything; we can see this with Sarah in Day of the Dead, never once does he ever use her name, always calls her ‘woman’ or ‘lady’ and I never once thought that he would ever treat Kiz any differently. Kiz just doesn’t have endless strength to keep denying him – it’s the epitome of a love/hate relationship.
I don’t know, I guess that I have had the two of them in my head for so long that it feels really strange to watch Day of the Dead and Kiz isn’t in it!
The picture in question
Another prompt title from The Daily Post
Lately, I have been doing a bit more engaging with the Resident Evil fandom over on DeviantArt. This is mostly due to a couple of friends on the website opening up a Resident Evil Original Characters Jam – A collection of people drawing, writing and generally being creative with and for others in the Jam.
It started a bit before I gave birth and as such I wasn’t really in the mood to contribute; mostly due to feeling like a beached whale. Since settling into Motherhood and knowing what sort of time I do have available to me after various daily tasks I am happy to say I still have time to get some drawing done. As such, I can give back to my fellow zombie outbreak survivors in the form of a few headshots of characters involved with the Jam.
(Burke, ORLY, Blanky, Kiz, Kilgore and Shakahnna – For various people over on dA)
Its just been damned nice to be able to find my stride with drawing for others and (selfishly) myself again. I was worried about not having the time or the inclination to do any drawing once my child was here, and I am over the moon that I am able to get a few artsy things done. Especially for those friends that I rather neglected in the weeks before and after giving birth.
Actually, I am rather honoured to have some of these people as friends, as they’ve always been the understanding sort. Whenever I have needed a break from the internet they’ve been encouraging and supportive of that fact – which is great to know. It means they’ve always been there waiting with open arms when I’ve returned.
It’s an absolute pleasure to know people like that. Relaxed enough to understand that life happens beyond this here internet, but close enough to be friendly.
It’s people like that, that make life that little bit more survivable.
Seeing as I have more time, I shall try and update the blog more often. I have a couple of things I would like to say already.
I am so far out of practise drawing with a pencil it’s not funny!! I’ll have to try harder to keep up with things, this is just getting silly!
These are some sketches from the other day.
The top one, obviously, Hicks – because I am still on a high of him!
The bottom one, I thought to myself that I only really draw the marines from Aliens, why never anyone else, why not give some of the other characters some lovin’.
Well, while drawing Burke, I realised that was because I mostly hate him and he doesn’t really deserve fan art. He’s just has the sort of face and hair style that reminds me of my old friend Matt, so he was all I could think about while drawing him. It brought up some bad stuff. That and Burke is a grade A burk! I guess the name says it all for me with him. Still, it was pretty good to draw someone other than a Marine for a change!
Other characters, Ripley for example, I should pay more attention to really. She is awesome!
What the past 12 years looks like in the form of artwork!
It’s rather exciting, I’m in the process of moving house from rented accommodation into my first ‘real-home’ as such my husband and I are going through the house tidying up and sorting everything out ready for our move in date. Something I have wanted to do for a while now is buy myself a collection of folders so that I can migrate my artwork into it. Rather than having a heap of tatty lever arches that have been through several moves already and spent some of their time in a shed to save on space.
So during my work-break on Monday I tottle over to W.H Smiths and buy their collection of folders (more or less) struggle to carry them all to the counter – dropping several on the way. Today I managed to migrate all the artwork into their pretty looking new homes
(Apart from Bulletfuck, but that won’t ever move from the Pimp my Ride folder)
Don’t they look wonderful.
And it got me thinking. This has been about half of the artwork that I have done since I first picked up the pencil again back at college. The other half is digital artwork. In these folders is all traditional sketches, coloured images, gifts for others, personal artwork, sketches of characters that never made it, finishe art of those that did. It doesn’t look like much, but each one of those folders is full. Some of them, I admit, do have print outs of inspirational images and a few gift pieces from others, but it’s mostly all my own work.
And to think, I thought about giving up on art at one point in my life!!