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If I can replicate it now, that is. XD
Cut to save flists )
imbecamiel: (We Have Dragons)
I have finished another Avenger!dragon. :3

Dragon!Fury under the cut. )

Also, somewhat belated, but - happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] cairistiona7! I hope it was a really great one. *hugs*
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From time to time, I tend to work on paintings that're kind of... a study in all the things I can't do. XD A lot of them wind up getting abandoned partway through, when I run out of patience, or get thoroughly fed up with my inability to master certain skills... or realize that I've done something technologically stupid which is going to prevent it from working out the way I wanted. 

But anyhow. I've been really wanting to get better at backgrounds, perspective, and fine detail work (among oh so many other things), so I've been plowing away at this painting over the last month or so, trying out different techniques, and now I'm actually fairly happy with it. And I thought I'd post it here. ^^
Big pics under a cut, to avoid killing friends' pages. )
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Forgot to post this here earlier! Got the baby version of the Black Widow dragon finished. ^^ 



(Big version's here.)

And... yeah, that's about it. Too tired to have anything particularly interesting to say, I guess. XP

Man, though, I seriously need to get more writing done. I keep getting frustrated with my current stories because I'm so stupidly slooooow. Wish I had the talent for occasionally knocking out just a short, fun one-shot. :/
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Dragon version of Coulson is done!

Pics under here! )
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While on vacation, Neffie and I saw a couple necklaces that gave us ideas for things we wanted to try, one of them being a little journal-on-a-chain-type thing. Only we decided to make it smaller, should be a bit sturdier because of the way it's constructed, and, of course, we had to give it a little aged, steampunk touch. *g*

After finally gathering the materials we'd need, we had our first trial run on making them today, and it's looking promising! 

book1_collage

\o/ Heheh, the process of figuring out how to do it all was pretty time-consuming, and we definitely need to get some proper leatherworking needles (I think my poor fingers have more holes in them than the leather does XD). So this one's a little rougher than I'd hope future versions would be, but still. Yay for teeny things! We've already got a couple more partially completed, in different colors, so here's hoping the final assembly on those goes a little more smoothly. 
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Got the baby version of the Thor dragon done! LOL, Mjolnir looks kind of ridiculously big on his tail, but... I dunno, it seemed to work. 



(Big version's here.)

I think the next adult one done may be Coulson. Or maybe the polished version of Captain America. Or Fury. XD But I have some ideas for Coulson, so it'll probably be him. 

And a bit of an update on the Cap-puppy, because I can't resist the urge to post a picture. *g*

Ramblings about Captain )
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I've finished the Black Widow dragon! :D Couldn't quite work out the pose I wanted, but I'm happy with the overall design. 

'S kind of long, so I'll put it under a cut, here...

Natasha! )
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Art projects got a bit delayed between 1. Intensive puppy training. and 2. Weird problems with my tablet. Thought I was going to have to get a new one for a while there (Um, tablet, not puppy. XD), but between my brother's troubleshooting and reinstalling software a few times it seems to be up and running again. \o/

So, I've had a few partially finished ones in progress here, and just got this baby version of the Hawkeye one done tonight:



(Bigger version here.) 
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Yay, finally got the Thor dragon done! And I figured out how to do lightning! Sort of... I need more practice. XD But hey, it didn't turn out as badly as I'd feared it was going to, so. ^^



(Big version is here.)

I think either Black Widow or Nick Fury will be up next... we shall see which sketch chooses to cooperate first. 
imbecamiel: (Naptime)
I was thinking about doing this sometime after I did the adult Captain America dragon. Buuut... then I was having major anatomy problems with my Thor!dragon, and the babies are quick and easy, so I had to take a break and work on this one.

Baby Captain America dragon:



(Bigger version is here.)

And on an obviously totally unrelated note, have I mentioned that our new puppy's name is officially going to be Captain? 
imbecamiel: (Useless Reptile)
Wheeeew. This one was so much harder than the Loki dragon. XD 

Partly because I wanted to base it on movie-verse Hawkeye, but his outfits in Avengers don't provide so much in terms of instant recognizably. So... I ended up pulling in a bit of a nod to the comics version of his suit as well.

Also? I really, really wanted to find some way to make it distinctive enough without actually including the bow. Because it's not so logical without giving him much more human-like forefeet and shoulders. But I just couldn't make it look him enough without it. So... can we just pretend that jerry-rigged thing makes some kind of sense? /fail

(ETA: putting this behind a cut, 'cause it's long.)

Hawkeye dragon here! )
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I don't know, maybe there's no good explanation for this. But. Well.

Yesterday, I spent the morning in our church nursery, taking care of a bunch of darling toddlers and babies. Then, as [livejournal.com profile] nefhiriel mentioned, we went to our breeder's house to see the puppies, and finally found out which one she's almost certain is going to be ours. And, just - puppies. *flails* So we stayed until the puppies all finally wore themselves out and fell asleep. And then, on the way home, we stopped to see Avengers again, because Neffie and I really wanted to see it once more in theaters but it's not showing anywhere near us, but there was a theater close to the breeder, and they had $3 tickets. And then we had pizza for dinner.

And apparently the happiness-overload did things to my brain.

I've been working on my other Avenger!dragons, and I thought that Hawkeye would be the next one finished. But then instead: 

This is what happens when Loki says, "Yeah? Well I'm gonna turn myself into a dragon, and then you'll all be sorry!" Only then the whole "big, scary, intimidating" part of that whole plan... doesn't quite work out as anticipated. On the plus side, it's still pretty effective, as defense mechanisms go.

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(Slightly larger version here.)

Really, though, in fairness, wouldn't your brain melt into a puddle of gooey, fluffy happiness if you knew this little face was going to be coming home with you in a couple of weeks? ;D
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Right.So. Been working on those full sketches for Avenger!dragons. Ironically, Loki was the one who decided to be most cooperative when I was working on concept doodles, so, he gets to be first. I could poke at these things forever, but... I think I'm gonna call this one done now? 



(Click here for fullsize picture.)
 
I've been having a lot of trouble with the lightness setting for my computer lately, so... please do let me know if it looks super dark or super light to you. XP
imbecamiel: (We Have Dragons)
I may have mentioned once or twice my recurring frustration at being unable to manage decent fanart, because I Can. Not. draw people? And my tendency to deal with that frustration by... turning characters into dragons? 

Yeah. Have Dragon!Captain America and Dragon!Iron Man.



Kinda rough, and I ran out of paper space, but it was fuuuun. So fun I now want to do proper polished versions. And the rest of the team. And maybe Fury and Coulson too, because I'm a dork like that.  

So...

Jan. 25th, 2012 01:34 pm
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On a happier note than my last post... D'you know what these are?

Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

A pair of the new dragons just released on the Dragcave site, that's what. And while new releases there always tend to cheer me up a bit, this one's different. Why? 'Cause these are ones that I did all the pixel art for. :D

So yeah. I'm an official site artist now! Yay!

Except now I'm all nervous, waiting to see what people over on the forums think once they're grown up. XD

Jewelry!

Oct. 14th, 2011 07:05 pm
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So... life has been not-so-great lately. Particularly since I'm apparently in one of those injuring myself phases again. (Heh, including managing to burn every finger on my left hand the day before yesterday. :P) But! I'm all out of whining for the time being. How about some handmade jewelry instead? 

Steampunk under the cut! )
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Decided to try out that accent-identifier quiz that [livejournal.com profile] cairistiona7 posted earlier. ^.^

Meme, and stuff. )
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Meh, I feel like I'm being terribly uncommunicative lately. Lots of big and little craziness!stuff that adds up, not so much to an actual total lack of time to do things as to  general distractedness and inability to focus on anything. So much writing I want to get done, both my own and in comments, and yet... *so much fail* 

But yeah, lots going on, even setting aside last-minute Christmas preparations! Among other things, the masons came to tear out the whole stone front of our fireplace, which has caused a fair amount of chaos...

And of far more interest, and the best possible chaos - I have a brand new great niece! Baby Elle arrived last night! *so excited* There were a fair amount of complications during the labor, which was the cause for some anxiety, but both momma and baby are safe and healthy now, if quite exhausted. And Elle is adorable. Not that I'm at all biased. ;D

And Lexie is, naturally, continuing to be an adorable little princess herself as well. She's missed her mother terribly, and so when she arrived she cuddled up next to Ashley and just repeated "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy..." over and over in the happiest tone of voice - not wanting anything, just so happy to be with her again. So. Cute. 

Just a couple pictures (yes, I shall resist the urge to spam y'all with them ^.^) -

Baby! )

(Why yes, we did spend quite a bit of time at the hospital today. There aren't that many good, fun reasons to visit a hospital, but boy, when they're good they're really good. *g*)

So yeah, even when I've had time on my hands it seems like I've had the worst time actually getting anything done. Yes, in a couple days the holiday craziness with be settled and it'll likely be much easier, but still. *feels bad*

Heh, as so often seems to happen, though, when I'm having trouble focusing either because of sickness or busyness, the one thing I can easily do is art. And as Nef's got me started on a little art spree (literally as well as figuratively)... A few things I've done.
Leetle art-ish stuffs. )

*ded*

Nov. 30th, 2010 10:00 pm
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30006 / 30000 (100.02%)

Thirty. Thousand. Words. I did it. I have never written that much in a month, ever. Longest story I've written was just over 30,000 words - and that one took me about six months. Not that that was necessarily the only thing I wrote on during that time, but yeah. So happy! :D
 
Heheh, I actually came surprisingly close to not making it at the last minute, though. Today and yesterday I was pretty much fighting every step of the way, with absolutely no motivation, and grinding out those words was painful. Although, surprisingly, I actually do really like what I got done. And I got through several really tough spots in the story, too! (Heh, which, yes, could have a leetle something to do with my lack of eagerness to get at it. :P) If it hadn't been for the knowledge that falling less than 2,500 words short of the goal at that point in the game would be well and truly pathetic... 

I am just really pleased with the overall progress I managed, though. 

General summary of accomplishments. )

Also got a bit of arty stuff done recently, so I think I'll post a handful of pics while I'm here. ^.^
Few art stuffs. :3 )


Tomorrow - time to start catching up on the other things I haven't been keeping up/commenting on lately. *g*

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