Archive | September 2014

New Image: Pact

I should have posted this days ago. I finished it days ago. Here’s what I said about it on Facebook:

This is my late Talk Like a Pirate Day tribute. There might be a better version of this coming when I stop being mad at the scanner. These are two characters my sister and I created when we were kids, Avion and Tara. Avion was the former captain of the Sea Stallion, but (due to circumstances yet to be determined) has become a ghost (I tried to make him slightly transparent in the image) who must haunt the new captain of his ship– which happens to be Tara.

I developed a fondness for pirates when I was seven, after watching Pirates of Penzance. I didn’t have a clue what was going on, but I loved it. The Pirate King had a place in my heart long before Jack Sparrow. Then just throw Muppet Treasure Island into the mix, and my view of the lot has been completely… theatricized. That’s how I like it.

I am almost satisfied with how this picture turned out.

 

 

It’s got a different sort of feel to it. I think it’s the pallet that does it. And the sky, perhaps. It’s a boring sky. A pale sky. And yet, that’s what I was trying to go for. All in all, I think it works, I just think it would work better if I had other stuff going on. But never mind. I think it was worth producing.

 

Other news: I got my rejection letter for my Creative Writing final project. I never wanted to submit the thing in the first place, so I’m not broken by the rejection.

Moreover, I’ve started yet another writing project. This time, however, I have a good friend eager to see my progress, so I might possibly keep up with it until the finish. In the meantime, I’m also cutting fabric squares for a service project that my church is doing in collaboration with other churches. I’m glad I get to feel useful and apart of something bigger than myself and my own creations.

New Image: Discovered

Well, I finished this yesterday and not long after I got it up on Facebook, our electricity went out along with our internet. This also meant we had sandwiches for dinner. Yay.

 

I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out. I certainly didn’t expect something this good for my first project in three quarters of a year. I wonder what projects I’ll start working on next.

 

 

I’m not feeling well today. There’s been a cold going around in my family, and my head feels really hot and heavy, which makes life a bit more boring. Still, I hope to do something useful.

 

In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the artwork. One of the reasons why I do artwork is because I hope that it does something to brighten somebody’s day. Maybe next artwork, I’ll have more to say about the story behind the image.