"Hey SEM, whatcha thinkin’ ‘bout?"

"IDK not about how Newcastle hasn’t replied to the two e-mails I sent with a correction to my reference’s e-mail and my reference can’t respond if that’s not corrected and my acceptance kinda hinges on this or how Leicester hasn’t fully accepted me I now have to write an essay for them that would’ve been nice to know a while back and I can’t apply for my student visa until I get acceptance or rejection for sure ahahaHAHAHAHA NOPE NOT THINKING ABOUT ANY OF THAT"

"Hey SEM, whatcha thinkin’ ‘bout?"

"IDK not about how Newcastle hasn’t replied to the two e-mails I sent with a correction to my reference’s e-mail and my reference can’t respond if that’s not corrected and my acceptance kinda hinges on this or how Leicester hasn’t fully accepted me I now have to write an essay for them that would’ve been nice to know a while back and I can’t apply for my student visa until I get acceptance or rejection for sure ahahaHAHAHAHA NOPE NOT THINKING ABOUT ANY OF THAT"

26
Jul
I started painting my Micro Trikky according to the design I whipped up a while ago, I’ll probably finish tomorrow after work
I don’t know how acrylics work haha help me

I started painting my Micro Trikky according to the design I whipped up a while ago, I’ll probably finish tomorrow after work

I don’t know how acrylics work haha help me

26
Jul
I finally finished my Myst-inspired Byzantine-bound journal, this one had a more intricate carving and I am kicking myself for not using my metallic inks on weirdcitysights' journal, I’ll just have to bring my gold ink with me so I can fill in the design and my signature on her journal as well
The spent a long time thinking of a four-word phrase using the Narayan symbols present (I came up with a lot of test designs and phrases), and I settled for “Survival Growth Spurs Questions” which means something personal to me but I suspect is somewhat cryptic or nonsensical to others. At least it looks lovely

I finally finished my Myst-inspired Byzantine-bound journal, this one had a more intricate carving and I am kicking myself for not using my metallic inks on weirdcitysights' journal, I’ll just have to bring my gold ink with me so I can fill in the design and my signature on her journal as well

The spent a long time thinking of a four-word phrase using the Narayan symbols present (I came up with a lot of test designs and phrases), and I settled for “Survival Growth Spurs Questions” which means something personal to me but I suspect is somewhat cryptic or nonsensical to others. At least it looks lovely

25
Jul

Here are the two watercolor postcards I did over vacation, I decided I wanted to try my hand at seaweeds (which I learned are like… algae and not plants WHAT A WOLRD WE LIVE IN I totally did not know that)

As best I can tell what these two are is Iridescent seaweed (probably) and Nori (I’m a lot surer about this one).

I’m sending off the Iridescent seaweed one to this bookstore in Pike Place Market so I figure I should just take pictures of these and then when I get around to making more I can take pictures and upload those later

25
Jul
thesem:

It was asofterbucky's birthday llllast week I want to say but I was on vacation and stuff anyway here's my excuse to draw weird hair things as kokoshniks and women in weird sarafan armor things holding swords Illyana Rasputina aka Magik
I discovered that at least according to my sources “Illyana” isn’t really a Russian name…? So I sort of just bastardized the Cyrillic form of Ilya to make Illyana (and then found out on like the Marvel wiki or something that apparently whoever looked up the Cyrillic for her name did the same hahaha yes fantastic). I’m putting my abandoned Russian minor to good use here, at least it’s getting some use other than rambling at people about things I learned, haha, that’s nice

[Speaking of putting my Russian minor to use I always put a bar on my lowercase т because in cursive they look like, well, m’s, and then I’ll also put the bar below my ш to help distinguish them because Russian has a lot of uh… up and down things in cursive…? Haha yeah]

thesem:

It was asofterbucky's birthday llllast week I want to say but I was on vacation and stuff anyway here's my excuse to draw weird hair things as kokoshniks and women in weird sarafan armor things holding swords Illyana Rasputina aka Magik

I discovered that at least according to my sources “Illyana” isn’t really a Russian name…? So I sort of just bastardized the Cyrillic form of Ilya to make Illyana (and then found out on like the Marvel wiki or something that apparently whoever looked up the Cyrillic for her name did the same hahaha yes fantastic). I’m putting my abandoned Russian minor to good use here, at least it’s getting some use other than rambling at people about things I learned, haha, that’s nice

[Speaking of putting my Russian minor to use I always put a bar on my lowercase т because in cursive they look like, well, m’s, and then I’ll also put the bar below my ш to help distinguish them because Russian has a lot of uh… up and down things in cursive…? Haha yeah]

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24
Jul
It was asofterbucky's birthday llllast week I want to say but I was on vacation and stuff anyway here's my excuse to draw weird hair things as kokoshniks and women in weird sarafan armor things holding swords Illyana Rasputina aka Magik
I discovered that at least according to my sources “Illyana” isn’t really a Russian name…? So I sort of just bastardized the Cyrillic form of Ilya to make Illyana (and then found out on like the Marvel wiki or something that apparently whoever looked up the Cyrillic for her name did the same hahaha yes fantastic). I’m putting my abandoned Russian minor to good use here, at least it’s getting some use other than rambling at people about things I learned, haha, that’s nice

It was asofterbucky's birthday llllast week I want to say but I was on vacation and stuff anyway here's my excuse to draw weird hair things as kokoshniks and women in weird sarafan armor things holding swords Illyana Rasputina aka Magik

I discovered that at least according to my sources “Illyana” isn’t really a Russian name…? So I sort of just bastardized the Cyrillic form of Ilya to make Illyana (and then found out on like the Marvel wiki or something that apparently whoever looked up the Cyrillic for her name did the same hahaha yes fantastic). I’m putting my abandoned Russian minor to good use here, at least it’s getting some use other than rambling at people about things I learned, haha, that’s nice

24
Jul
Messing around with my Titania and Oberon designs because I haven’t drawn jack in a while and I dunno what to draw though I have things I need to draw but I don’t feel like drawing them… at the moment… or because it’s too hot out and our A/C is broken still because of vacation and the repairperson won’t be out here until Monday and I worry about warping my paper with sweat and aaaaahhhh
What are hands what is posing what even is happening oh well
After events of the play, maybe before, but not during haha
Edit: More thoughts on designs here

Messing around with my Titania and Oberon designs because I haven’t drawn jack in a while and I dunno what to draw though I have things I need to draw but I don’t feel like drawing them… at the moment… or because it’s too hot out and our A/C is broken still because of vacation and the repairperson won’t be out here until Monday and I worry about warping my paper with sweat and aaaaahhhh

What are hands what is posing what even is happening oh well

After events of the play, maybe before, but not during haha

Edit: More thoughts on designs here

24
Jul

Designing Princess outfits because I wanna and they’ve been on the brain

The styles are like… completely incongruent haha listen if I want to do like flowy fantasy dress and then Victorian-inspired riding habit I will

I should probably try to make the Victorian-inspired riding habit match the flowy fantasy dress a little better but that’s a design challenge for another day

28
Jun
He-heeeyyyyy folks there’s big news in my life which means I have to share the info in the only way I know how: comics I just wanted to get done so they’re kinda full of errors like my bracelets are are the wrong side because in Manga Studio I tend ink stuff when it’s mirrored, FOILED BY LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN
Haha anyway grad school will be a thing and in the UK and probably at Newcastle University and part of me is excited to just get on with my life and get out of Colorado because I need to get out of this state if not country and part of me is just kind of screaming forever because what am I doing infinite paperwork I’ll never hack it if I mention grad school before things are finalized everything will be rescinded etc etc just infinite screaming wheeeee
Cool, cool, SEM go to sleep

He-heeeyyyyy folks there’s big news in my life which means I have to share the info in the only way I know how: comics I just wanted to get done so they’re kinda full of errors like my bracelets are are the wrong side because in Manga Studio I tend ink stuff when it’s mirrored, FOILED BY LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN

Haha anyway grad school will be a thing and in the UK and probably at Newcastle University and part of me is excited to just get on with my life and get out of Colorado because I need to get out of this state if not country and part of me is just kind of screaming forever because what am I doing infinite paperwork I’ll never hack it if I mention grad school before things are finalized everything will be rescinded etc etc just infinite screaming wheeeee

Cool, cool, SEM go to sleep

26
Jun
I’ve been working on my graphite portfolio piece over the past few days, today I got things transferred, made the label, and laid in some loose shadows with carbon dust and that took longer than I wanted it to so I put it up for now and will work on it some more tomorrow

I’ve been working on my graphite portfolio piece over the past few days, today I got things transferred, made the label, and laid in some loose shadows with carbon dust and that took longer than I wanted it to so I put it up for now and will work on it some more tomorrow

25
Jun

I made some more palettes for fun (from photos which are © SEM, who is me)

I still need to try drawing something with one of these, so I’ve no idea if they’re any good, but I like making them

Apparently I like a lot of similar colors in flowers

21
Jun
I wanted to try out the color set I made so I drew Bea Arthur because Golden Girls was on, plus Bea Arthur is my lady of sarcasm and idol and queen, so
The palette is probably suited for painterly things more than straight inkwork but eh, still fun to play with, I like it

I wanted to try out the color set I made so I drew Bea Arthur because Golden Girls was on, plus Bea Arthur is my lady of sarcasm and idol and queen, so

The palette is probably suited for painterly things more than straight inkwork but eh, still fun to play with, I like it

20
Jun

I did a couple more practice pussywillows, in graphite and colored pencil, because I wanted to test out some paper I had and I wanted to see how much I remembered about using graphite (which I can do well enough) and colored pencil (which I am terrible at) in preparation for working on my portfolio

19
Jun
"I’m going to quickly sketch some stupid things for my Force Trio, it shouldn’t take too long" I think to myself six hours ago hahaha
I dunno what’s up with Force Trio but I had been thinking about their respective guardians or whatever and researching some ideas over the past day or so (if I start bringing up Wookiepedia you can pretty much assume I’m doing research for something related to Force Trio not gonna lie) and welp
I was going to try and like attempt to make Star Wars names for Judi Dench and Helen Mirren (the fact that there’s Jedi Master Judi Dench was inspired by this drawing I had done some time ago) but then I realized “eh fuck it I’m already making characters for a heavily licensed universe if I want to cast Judi Dench and Helen Mirren as themselves as aliens I can do it it’s a drawing” so I did who’s going to stop me
Anyway
Pon Hedu’s Aunt is a Nautolan and pretty obviously not actually a blood relative but was her guardian for a time before her demise. [Bonus half-colored in tiny Pon Hedu]
Jedi Master Judi Dench is Zabraki (and yes yes facial tattoos listen I was too tired to really deal with that if I do more stuff with this which I shouldn’t but probably will I’ll worry about that then) and was Dalvah Din’s Master
Jedi Master Helen Mirrenn is Mirialan and was Jiljo’otarkona’s Master
That’s all I feel like saying for now who knows what I’m doing with this I really need to write more for other stuff so I might finish a thing and yeah
Sleep
Need sleep

"I’m going to quickly sketch some stupid things for my Force Trio, it shouldn’t take too long" I think to myself six hours ago hahaha

I dunno what’s up with Force Trio but I had been thinking about their respective guardians or whatever and researching some ideas over the past day or so (if I start bringing up Wookiepedia you can pretty much assume I’m doing research for something related to Force Trio not gonna lie) and welp

I was going to try and like attempt to make Star Wars names for Judi Dench and Helen Mirren (the fact that there’s Jedi Master Judi Dench was inspired by this drawing I had done some time ago) but then I realized “eh fuck it I’m already making characters for a heavily licensed universe if I want to cast Judi Dench and Helen Mirren as themselves as aliens I can do it it’s a drawing” so I did who’s going to stop me

Anyway

Pon Hedu’s Aunt is a Nautolan and pretty obviously not actually a blood relative but was her guardian for a time before her demise. [Bonus half-colored in tiny Pon Hedu]

Jedi Master Judi Dench is Zabraki (and yes yes facial tattoos listen I was too tired to really deal with that if I do more stuff with this which I shouldn’t but probably will I’ll worry about that then) and was Dalvah Din’s Master

Jedi Master Helen Mirrenn is Mirialan and was Jiljo’otarkona’s Master

That’s all I feel like saying for now who knows what I’m doing with this I really need to write more for other stuff so I might finish a thing and yeah

Sleep

Need sleep

18
Jun
Trying to get ahold of Ruby from ye old cyberpunk RP
Need bigger shoulderpads all the shoulder pads infinite shoulder pads but otherwise I’m alright with this super messy work sketch

Trying to get ahold of Ruby from ye old cyberpunk RP

Need bigger shoulderpads all the shoulder pads infinite shoulder pads but otherwise I’m alright with this super messy work sketch

17
Jun