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Wherein Jean Babbles About Writing and Art

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by Jean, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    This is probably mostly going to turn into a place for me to complain about trying to write/art, but also there will be snippets and sketches and such!

    Edit: Anyone who feels like it is invited to babble back!
     
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  2. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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    This project is a christmas present for someone who doesn't know about this account. I've been working on it, very slowly, for like a year. Once the rest of the ribbon I ordered gets here -- because of course I picked the one shade of white I had no extra spools of -- I'll do the rest as quickly as I can make myself. I'm not sure what I was thinking starting this, honestly; while I love the idea of it, I find all forms of sewing dreadfully boring in actual practice. Still, I think this is turning out pretty okay, except for the M.
     
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  3. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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    This sketchbook has a multimedia cover specifically so you can design your own cover, so I decided to cover mine in an ink montage of angry women fighting evil. So far, I have Hermione Granger's head.
     
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  4. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    !!!
    So, my birthday was a little while ago, and my brother made me a journal/sketchbook, which he gave me yesterday. It's fantastic.
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  5. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    On an unrelated note, I am s l o w l y making progress on my giant ink project.
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    Please forgive my phone's camera.
     
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  6. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Drawing feet is hard.
     
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  7. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    So I'm not the greatest at drawing people dancing together. By which I mean that this is my most successful attempt.

    So! These are my characters Catherine (left) and Hyacinth (right). They're stepsisters and ballroom partners. They originally didn't have a story but I realized that the future of my steampunk-vaguely-supernatural verse is solarpunk. And then I realized that these two are perfect to be the spiritual successors to Elizabeth (actress, consulting detective under the name Edward Temple) and Claire de Lune (merchant's daughter and also his accountant, would be a lawyer if women could in the time period, Elizabeth's lover), the main characters of the steampunk story (Moonlighting Justice, because Elizabeth moonlights as a detective and Claire de Lune) (...I just realized that that sounds like I superhero/vigilante novel). Although their relationship isn't romantic and their personalities are quite different, they fit perfectly to (metaphorically) pick up where they left off.

    I may have made Hyacinth too tall; she's meant to be about 5'4". Also, please ignore Catherine's foot.
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    Catherine is a little too made-up, although she does wear dark lipstick on a daily basis.
     
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  8. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    My best friend -- I have no idea if she would be comfortable with me using her name, so let's call her A -- writes both ofic and fanfic -- like I do, but better -- and she's writing a canon-divergent oc-insert Naruto fic. Which I have begun illustrating. As you do. Anyway, here's Ino in her alternate outfit:
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    The dress will have a subtle flower pattern eventually.

    The "belts" at her waist are urumi.
     
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  9. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    So I have become addicted to genderbends recently, and of course I am nearly as in love with the batfamily as I am with Homestuck, so here's a little bit of a timbart genderbend fic I've been writing (fem!Tim is Anthea; fem!Bart is Iris):
     
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  10. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    On the subject of batfamily, have a Tim!
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  11. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Someday, I will successfully draw all 40-somethng of my in-use characters. For now, here's some pictures of Genrah/Jesse/Yishai, whose name changes depending on what world he lives in.
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    Here is his fantasy (main), history major, and DnD incarnations. Girl Genius-universe type construct is missing, but I'll draw that eventually.
    I drew the first one when I was like 17, the last two a couple months ago, and the others somewhere in between.
     
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  12. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Here's Sakura's adult design from my friend's fic, plus added details on Ino.
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  13. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Also, I finished my little cousin's present!
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    The water bottle is mine, I just put it in there to show what it's for.
     
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  14. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Ceaseless Watcher

    I lov that detailing on those draws (plus i just love flower detailing)
    And cool container!
     
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  15. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Thanks! :D
     
  16. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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    Hyacinth in her makeshift lab. She got the leather apron on clearance and sewed the pockets on herself. Watercolor.
     
  17. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Ceaseless Watcher

    Is the pic just not loading for me or maybe the upload didn't work?
     
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  18. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Hmm... It was loading just fine for me earlier, but now it's not. Huh. Well, I'll have to try and fix that. Later, when I'm not on my way out the door.
     
  19. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Trying again.
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  20. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Kelly Mukhopadhyay, in color for the first time! The positioning is awkward and she's too thin, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with this. Except that I forgot her tattoos.
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    I may have listened to S.J. Tucker's Witchka on repeat while drawing this. It's just such a Kelly song...
     
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