I come crawling back to you guys with some nostalgic music (for me at least). This is Cascade with Tokyo Darling.
Back in ye olde days before you could rip everything from Youtube and ‘torrents’ just described fast moving water I used to frequent mp3 rotations a lot. This is basically where someone would upload a few songs (usually around 5 or less) and you just had to download them and trust that they were good songs.
Well so today I suddenly remembered this song! I haven’t listened to this since… 2000? It has some nice riffs going on and the guy’s voice is pretty unique :D (I actually used to wonder if maybe it was sung by a woman :P)
Also, Zwei has a new album out! It’s called Re:Set and features a lot of their anime songs, but it has a few new songs as well (at least, I haven’t heard them before).
As far as ‘arting’ goes, I don’t really have any sketches to post that aren’t part of my ‘secret project’, which is a children’s book I’m illustrating for, which is also the reason why I haven’t been around. I actually haven’t been on tumblr at all so if something HUGELY IMPORTANT happened, feel free to inform me, haha XD
I feel like I should at least post something to let you all know I haven’t faked my own death, again o_o
By now you guys have probably noticed that I’m not one to blab on about my personal going-ons online. Since I haven’t been in the mood to draw lately because for some reason these final weeks at my job have been draining me completely there wasn’t much to post. But, I am alive, I am entering my final week of employment (YAAAY) and have a very fun illustration job going on that I can’t talk too much about yet. I hope you guys have been well while I tried to hibernate the weeks away! ♥
Also! The kitty is fine again! Important stuff XD
Look at this sad little thing. We just had to take her to the vet! Her hind legs were suddenly very weak and she was mewling like she was in pain, so we got a taxi and had her looked at. At the vet she pulled her usual “I’m at the vet”-routine, pretending she’s a lovely cat and not really displaying her symptoms. She got a little shot and she’ll probably be ok again in a few days. The vet thoroughly checked her legs and didn’t think there was anything seriously wrong with her, it might have just been her being bad at cat and spraining something.
Now she keeps trying to jump on stuff and failing (even more than usual) which is sad and adorable XD
Dusted off the ol’ Cintiq and am doodling on the internets, feel free to drop by and call me names or something. I’ll be working on the mockup comicthings I posted earlier this week, so it will be a study on how not to do comics, mostly. I already have all 3 of my imaging programs open haha XD
My body does this cute thing sometimes where it goes “I DON’T NEED NO SLEEP” and I wake up at ungodly hours, wide awake. Today is such a day. At the time of writing is it 4:48 in the morning. So I’m just going to catch the 5:37 train and get to work super early so I can leave early too XD
We work independantly so we can start pretty much whenever we like and as long as we put 8 hours of work in they’re fine with it. One of the perks of being an office drone for a webshop, I guess. Still very much not regretting my decision to quit though, only a few more weeks left :D
This is what the sketches for my personal comics look like. I can’t believe I’m not working for Marvel yet.
This isn’t a legit thing (yet), I’m doing this because I felt I should have some recent examples of comicings for things I’m applying for. So I sketched out this mockup scenario that I’ll finish and polish featuring Maire, Dadu, Swordgirl, Notangra and Cail (I swear they all have actual names now too though!). Maire is in there mostly just because I’m comfortable with drawing her and didn’t want to put in a random new filler character.
I’ve been kind of working out something that involves the four others though. Maire would fit right in. Crap. I’ll probably change my mind about them again soon~ (this would be Cail and Notangra’s 4th scenario change XD)
Maire in some fancier new duds. Being a character of mine is basically being in a neverending makeover show.
This is actually not very different from her 2nd costume I guess, just a bit more decorated, covered up and pantaloooons~ The colorings though… Now that there’s gold in the blue vest they’re really reminding me of a specific historical military uniform, but I can’t remember which country :P
Today at work I was making Kitt help me pick out a name for Notangra and I think I’ve settled on one. Let’s give it a few days and see if it sticks before I start editing all the tags. This joyous occasion warranted an expression sheet though, with the bottom one feeling completely ooc. I redrew that face a million times and it still feels like… ech. Notangra has to be serious and broody (or derp), I won’t accept it any other way XD. (S)He’s channeling Eddie here a little I think. The hair is also getting worryingly more erratic each time I draw it.
Anonymous asked: Hey yeah, why don't you have more amputee diversity
*gasp* you’re right, brb chopping off all my characters’ limbs and noses
So that anon from this morning made me think of my other non-white characters out of which Maire is my dearly beloved. (depicted here whitewashed out of laziness, I didn’t want to cross-hatch her skin and mess her up)
She is seriously overdue for a reboot, wardrobe-wise. Out of all the themaor cast I enjoyed drawing her the most and she was the most frequently favorited by amputee fetish galleries, an easy achievement given the fact that she’s the only amputee in the main cast, but an achievement nonetheless.
I’m sort of rubbing all my oc’s together to try and get something new out of them. (like mutant babies) I also should do more stupid sketches like this on workdays.
I will learn to properly draw you as time goes by, my lady. Unless your game sucks.
So, I’ve mentioned how I truly love Drakengard and Nier with my INNERMOST SOUL before, either here or on my previous sketchblog.
Drakengard 2 does not exist. The developer for these games, Cavia, died, so any hopes for another (good) sequel were dead. Except that they’re totally making Drag on Dragoon 3 now. With the guys from Drakengard and Nier. And the composer from Nier (AAA!). The guy responsible for the horrible darkness and tragedy of Drakengard and Nier is writing (AAAAAAA!). The rest of this entry could go on like this: AAAAAAAAAAAAA∞~!
If/when they localize this, I will buy a ps3. I’m not kidding, I will pick this game over Dragon Age 3 if I had to choose only one.
Just remember that I love you okay? Youre art is lovely and while everyone can always improve, youre doing great.
cypheroftyr replied to your post: ressentimentiste replied to your post: …
Anon needs to learn to stop being such a prick and grow a pair. If you cant put your name to your words, dont send them. >:| I think your art is awesome rory!
You guys are so awesome! I wan’t upset or anything but you’re totally making my day :DD
… considering a lot of what you draw is highly stylized or in SD / chibi / anime style im having a hard time seeing how everything is blatantly caucasian?
moodymarshmallow replied to your post: so whenever you draw a poc its just a caucasian with brown skin huh&
I always thought that Dadu looked more Indian that anything else. I didnt think his features seemed out of place for that. Anon is really rather rude, though :/ I mean, seriously.
It might be a same-face thing? I never put much effort into diversifying the facial features of my oc’s huge amounts. Since the majority of what I draw is fair-skinned people I guess you could say my default style is caucasian peeps.
As for Dadu being indian, that might be influenced by the clothes I put him in? Kitt mentioned she thought Notangra was mongolian, both are pretty specifically what their concept costumes are based on XD
Original anon, I haven’t heard from you anymore and I’m not sure if you were trolling or hoping for a legit reaction, but please (and this goes for anyone) always feel free to give me feedback on anything. I get that the way people of color are portrayed is a really big deal to some people, even if I don’t give it much thought myself (being a silly white girl from the Netherlands).
Also this was my first rude-ish anon! I feel like I’ve unlocked a Tumblr achievement~
Anonymous asked: so whenever you draw a poc it's just a caucasian with brown skin huh...
Wow anon, I’m really sorry you feel that way. Please understand though that this is not me being racist, and more a product of my artistic limitations than anything else.
I guess this comes from the Notangra and Dadu pic I posted yesterday? And maybe the Dadu spam before that? They are people from a fantasy setting though, and not meant to really reflect any particular race accurately. For me it’s more about “how do I make this character look cool and interesting”.
(I’m replying from my phone so sorry for any autocorrect errors that may have snuck in)
Here’s how my Tumblring goes: *post post post* *disappear* *post post* *disappear* *post* *disappear*
The blame is on Skyrim this time which has been a horrible distraction. I started a new mage but after putting one point in destruction I decided that sneakythief was more my style and ended up a with a stealthy archer.
Anyway, Notangra and Dadu, grumpy grumps. Quick doodly because I wanted to see how they looked together.