The last couple of months have been hectic! I know it’s expected around the holidays, but come on, life. I have commissions to do!
Where you been at?
Terrible grammar there, but I’ll take it.
I’ve been spending time with family, and getting my computer all set up!
Computer? What’s up with that?
My boyfriend (have I mentioned Zach? Well, it’s Zach. Has been for almost 7 years now) got some new computer parts for me for Christmas! I’ve been working on reinstalling everything and getting things back to normal, but crashes and other associated weirdness have kept me from doing much art. Until I can totally zero in on what’s causing the crashes, I have to be super careful. I’d hate to lose someone’s art. Hell, I’d hate to lose my art, too.
I also have yet to purchase Cataclysm, which I’m 100% sure will totally consume what little time I have lately. I’d like to say I’m not going to buy it until I get some of these commissions done, but oh man. Goblins are calling to me. Must resist. D:
So why are you even posting?
I do have some art to share, though. It’s just…different.
And now, the setup:
It was a cold December. No wait. Maybe it was the spring semester. Whatever. It doesn’t matter.
The semester before my last semester in college, I decided to take a Beginning Fiction Writing class, because while I’m great at writing, (we’re talking research papers here. I can do those alllllll day) I’m lacking in the story department. Also probably in the style department. Seriously, I write like I talk, all jumbled and way too wordy.
So I took Fiction Writing
for Dummies. While I didn’t really gain any confidence in the fiction writing department, it was a fun class, and it forced us to write stuff and read it out loud in front of everyone. Ohmygod.
We also read short stories in class. Our final project was basically our choice. Whatever we wanted to do with any of the authors or stories we read in class. You better believe I drew stuff. You also better believe I got an ‘A’. Yeah. *flex*
The following drawings are my own illustrations for the story Astro Pig by Seth Borgen (full story at the link, if you care to read. It may be a little NSFW? If like, your boss reads over your shoulder or if he’s not actually an adult who can handle a couple of fuckwords. Oops. Well, if he isn’t, then I’m sorry. Good luck finding the new job of your dreams!)
These are done in Sharpie and Prismacolor pencils. Please ignore the smudges. I seriously kept these things pristine until we had to present in class, then everyone just had to touch them. Also? I’m not going to narrate the story here, but I had to come up with a graceful way to not draw the little boy equipment that was described. So now my pictures are vaguely safe for work! Maybe!
Figure 2. The wild Astro Pig. It is only through his death that we may fully understand this majestic creature’s life. Check out those badass scanning errors! you can see all my pencil lines and also whatever was laying on the scanner under my picture. It’s like 3-d! Or something!
Okay seriously, If I knew a better way to do dream sequences and memories other than putting them in fluffy clouds, I’d do it.
And the last one! The blue was so heavy and thick by the end that it started taking over the entire image :c I totally should have sprayed these, but they’re on cheapo copier paper and also I’m lazy. I don’t remember if there were planets in the story. Probably not. My favorite part of this image is the crispy Astro Pig on his Viking funeral pyre.
So there you have it! Art from like, over a year ago probably! My instructor’s friend wrote this story, and after we finished presenting, he asked if he could have copies of the pictures to give to the author. It was the best compliment I could have gotten! I scanned these in and turned the originals in with my folder on finals day. The whole ordeal made me reconsider my degree in something other than art, but I was invested at that point, dangit!
And then there was this:
For real. That’s the way it happened. I sat down to watch TV one night and saw my neglected Sculpey sitting there. A couple of hours later, there was Bitey. Don’t judge him based on the crappy phone pictures! He really is a cutie.
So anyway, there’s some stuff. Enjoy! I’ll hopefully have some more stuff to post once I get this computer thing all sorted out 🙂