erin_c_1978: Screencap from Noein; icon by mechaphilia; Karasu and Haruka saying goodbye (karasu&haruka)
Am having massive amounts of fun on vacation with [profile] thecert! We had a blast at AWA yesterday and I've got bunches of pictures of amazing cosplayers and also some cool swag. Got to see [personal profile] ghostfire again and bought one of her beautiful bookmarks!

I have my laptop with me buy Cathy doesn't have wifi, and I'm having a little trouble with her computer interface, but that's still not stopping me from getting up another doujinshi page, woo.

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6th finished page of my Noein doujinshi, "Close", based on my fanfic of the same title, which can be viewed here at fanfiction.net. Drawn in pencil, lightly edited and put together in Adobe Photoshop. I have most of my roughs for the rest of the doujinshi already drawn (can be seen in my scraps), and I very much want and intend to finish this.

I'm starting to see a bunch of minor errors in my previous pages; once I'm finished with the comic and possibly before, I'm going to go back and upload new versions.

Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 1
Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 2
Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 3
Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 4
Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 5
Noein doujinshi: "Close", Pg. 6

Downloadable version -- legal size (8 1/2" x 14") at 300 dpi.


Noein Doujinshi - Close, pg. 6 by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART
erin_c_1978: Screencap from Noein; icon by mechaphilia; Karasu and Haruka saying goodbye (karasu&haruka)
This is a screenshot of Haruka Kaminogi, from the anime Noein.



This is Haruka Kamipony, in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.



I created this using Photoshop's vector tools. NOT recommended if you have access to better vector drawing software.
erin_c_1978: Screencap from Noein; icon by mechaphilia; Karasu and Haruka saying goodbye (karasu&haruka)
In La'Cryma, Haruka confronts Karasu. Fanart for for sinemoras09's wonderful fanfic "Watch Her Burn", which can be found here at fanfiction.net. I was going to do a more final version of this, but I think the roughness of it has its virtues. pic behind the cut )
erin_c_1978: Screencap from Noein; icon by mechaphilia; Karasu and Haruka saying goodbye (karasu&haruka)

Another Noein fanfic.

Title: Shattered
Fandom: Noein
Word Count: ~1450
Characters: Karasu, Haruka
Genre: hurt/comfort, angst, friendship
Rating: PG-13 (flashbacks to violence)

Summary: Picking up the pieces. Once again, thanks to thecert/certs_up for the beta and moral support!

On AO3 / DW / LJ / FF.net

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You can tell how long we take to play, given that I had time to do this between turns. (Not that it's really all that super-detailed.)

sketch behind the cut )
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1) Secretariat, both the horse and the movie. Everyone knows how the story turns out, but I still had tears in my eyes at the end. What a magnificent horse -- a magnificent ATHLETE. I haven't added to the collection of Breyer horses standing atop my bookshelves since high school, but now I feel like I kind of need a Secretariat model.

2) This all-natural spray-on mosquito repellent I've been getting from the beeswax guy at our local farmers market. It doesn't just not reek and feel awful on my skin like some of the commercial products; it actively smells nice, kind of lemony, and doesn't cling at all, later. And most importantly, it seems to work just as well!

3) Washable cloth maxi pads from Lunapads and Fuzzibunz. (Another thing that is awesome: the name "Fuzzibunz".) They have taken chafing off the list of things I hate about my period, the "overnight" size Lunapads give me better coverage than any disposable pad I've tried, in the long run they're saving me money, and unless I'm traveling, I don't have to worry about not having restocked my supply.
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A couple months ago at anime club I did a couple sketches of some of my fellow club members.

sketches behind the cut )
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I'm trying to puzzle out what on earth I could have gotten into my hair that a thorough shampooing hasn't gotten rid of. I've got at least three separate stuck-together locks of hair on the back of my head, and whenever I try to get hold of a bit of what's sticking them together to figure out what it is, I just succeed in pulling out more of my hair. My brush just catches on the sticky bits. This shit, whatever it is, is really, REALLY sticky.

So let's see:

* I haven't been crafting or otherwise using glue or craft adhesive.
* I haven't been chewing gum.
* I have been working with artists tape, which isn't that sticky anyway.
* I pulled a sticker off my new portfolio, but 1) it wasn't that sticky, and 2) I don't remember it catching in my hair.
* I could theoretically have been crapped on by a bird while I was out walking, but 1) in my experience, I notice the splat and 2) bird crap doesn't act like this.
* A possibility that just occurred to me -- tree sap? We do have a lot of broken branches down after the storm, so it's not beyond the realm of possibilities that one of the many broken-off branch stumps leaked sap onto me.

Whatever it is, I hope it washes out tomorrow night. *grump*
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I'm actually mildly proud of this shot, not because it's all that but because it's pretty decently composed considering I took it from inside my car while stopped at a traffic light.

photo of LARGE BABY GEESE behind the cut )

Photo dump

Jun. 18th, 2011 12:42 pm
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From several recent walks.

photos ahoy )

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A tiny butterfly that quite kindly sat still for me. Have looked at butterfly identification websites and still don't know what it is. (I don't know what the flowers are, either; they look a little like white lilacs but smell much worse.)


Butterfly on Flower 2 by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART
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I finally managed to go through all the blurry pictures I took of my finished (and hung, finally!) wall art to dig out the ones that were something resembling clear. And here they are!

The full effect (I should clarify that the wall scroll on the right side of the full-wall photo is NOT my own work):


Wall Art -- Full Effect by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

Some closer views )
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My million bells drawing, FWIW. I'll try not to yammer on and on being ultracritical of this, as is my wont, but unlike so many of my recent efforts, at least it came out looking pretty respectable.


Magenta Million Bells by ~erin-c-1978 on deviantART

Edit: Going through my Prismacolor Verithins, this is a reminder to myself that I need to order 12-packs of White, Tuscan Red, and Dark Umber, because I've got about two inches left of each. I use those colors a LOT, and it's one color I actually probably will use a 12-pack of over time, unlike, say, Light Aqua (to give an example of one color not found much in flowers outside of dyed carnations on St. Patrick's Day). I also need to hide all my green colored pencils that aren't Olive Green and Apple Green, because every time I use them I discover all over again that they're too garish for leaves.
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I started a botanical drawing tonight that is actually, finally, going well. It's admittedly a very small drawing (like 2" x 2"), but it would make me very happy indeed if I manage not to make a hash of it, because every plant drawing I've started over the past two weeks (at the least) has pretty much (sorry) died on the vine. Which has been depressing as hell.

I had to stop tonight because it's getting too dark to see -- it's a tiny sample of a plant called "million bells" from one of my mom's outdoor hanging baskets, and those don't come inside unless you want all sorts of insect life to come in with them -- but I'm holding out hope that tomorrow night I'll be able to finish it off to my satisfaction. Please, universe?
erin_c_1978: Screencap from Noein; icon by mechaphilia; Karasu and Haruka saying goodbye (karasu&haruka)

Just a short little ficlet I wrote today.

Title: A Warm Summer Breeze
Fandom: Noein
Word Count: ~550
Characters: Haruka
Rating: PG

Summary: First crushes come when you least expect them.

On AO3 / DW / LJ / FF.net

As always, thanks to thecert/certs_up for the beta and moral support!

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This is a sweet, strange little story I saw on the news while getting my car emissions tested a month or so ago, so of course I had to dig it up on YouTube. How very like a goose to show affection in part by chasing away anything that looks like an intruder.

http://youtu.be/0czs_OtqrLA
http://youtu.be/TnAp2Bp4qBI
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdmd5fenroU

I love how the first kitty is startled anew with each tick, while the second kitty is just mesmerized.
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I've wanted to do some custom art for the wall above my bed for a while now. Having ordered the Stampbord Blocks (yeah, that's really the spelling) off eBay months ago, yesterday I finally sat down to try and implement my plan.

more behind the cut )

I might shuffle the order slightly, but this about what the final positioning will look like on my wall. With a few reservations, I mostly like how they turned out, but I'm also kind of embarrassed -- I know a lot of people would find this sort of thing kitschy as hell, not least of all some of my art professors in college -- and maybe it is, but they're going to go really well with my quilt, and I think they'll be peaceful to look at.

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vague spoilers for the ending of Katanagatari )

Am bummed that we couldn't see Occult Academy because Mike brought the wrong episode, but I'm really starting to like Gosick (what a name). I had a nice conversation with both Mike (our club pres), and Mary (the only other woman at anime club), which was both nice in and of itself and something of a confidence booster.

Summaries of the aforementioned anime:

  • In Katanagatari, the shogun's strategist (can't recall the precise time period) searches out the heir to the swordless school of swordfighting to help her seek out the lost Deviant Blades of master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki, but all is not as it seems. Beautiful computer-enhanced animation that's NOT 3-D, but has a bit of a paper cut-out effect.
  • Occult Academy is about an academy of the occult run by its deceased headmaster's daughter, a tsundere who is trying to stop doomsday with a time-traveling twerp. It's really silly, really nicely animated (Studio Bones, I think), and I've gotten very fond indeed of the cast, even Bunmei, the aforementioned time-traveling twerp.
  • Gosick takes place in 1924 at a boarding school in the made-up European country of Sauville, in which a young Japanese exchange student whose classmates think he's the grim reaper or something meets the "Golden Fairy of the Library", a young girl locked on the top floor who is basically Sherlock Holmes. I didn't think I'd like this, but it's turning out to be enjoyable, and I quite like its art nouveau sensibilities.

At Willowbrook Nature Center, I took some photos of the critters in care.

Read more... )

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