July 12th, 2011

Arts!

As ever, click to enbiggen.

Bees! This is "Busy Bee", weilding a hammer, and "Bee-autiful", with a flower. D'aww. I'm working on "Bee-have" (police bee? haha) and "Bee mine" at the moment, but I've run out of bee-based puns, now.
They're sort of a "cute"-reworking of my Danata, just for the sake of being cute. ^^


This of course is Mirii, albeit with four arms and a scary tribal Mayan-esque look. The papyrus in the background is real, with real stitching; it originally was a sort of "lotus" design but I note it looks more like wings, right now. The image is marker and inks, digitally cut out and "pasted on". I'm probably going to re-draw the character, but keep the papyrus, as I'm not 100% satisfied with the picture - the clothing in particular, not so much the anatomy of the character.

This is technically another of my book cover attempts, hence the big title. (You'd think finishing editing the thing would be a better idea, right?) I need to strip the thing down to its bones and rebuild it, essentially. Mirii's story was mostly fluff - weird for weird's sake, I suppose? - with a lot of parts that didn't really seem to add anything to the story. I need to give Sunstone a more consistent personality, too. I might use the "record cards" type technique to edit it, it might be easier to visualise where I'm taking it.
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The work "Megadiary"

    This is my "mostly work but also other stuff megadiary; as in, I'm useless at keeping diaries, BUT I can just about cope with a month to a page so... voila. I designed the pages myself, got it printed, then cut, punched and spiral bound it. I covered it in fabric to protect the spiral bindings, when it's getting bonked about in my work bag, but it still opens flat.

    I was thinking of offering these as like custom sketchbooks, or "art journals" (with lined paper and stuff in) - so people can have a mixture of different papers to play with. You pick your types of paper, number of pages, and your cover, corners, decorations etc, and I put it together. Opinions? I'm putting a webpage together with the details.

    Incidentally, yes, it's not JUST a diary; there's a "Nanowrimo" page for me to record my word-count in November, an adresses section, a page for mandatory training (as there's so MUCH of it now, I can never remember when I've done it all) and a place to write down when I've been on-call. I used fairly good quality sketching paper so it was a bit more durable.