December 20th, 2010

Steph Pensive

Interesting drawing.

I just drew this:

It was supposed to be Pi1 (svaenohr), but didn't turn out anything like him. Okay, the ears are closer than I've ever gotten them before, and he does have green skin in his true form, but beyond that... I mean, he's humanoid in his true form! It's very annoying that I can't draw him properly. Some day it may get even more annoying, seeing as I plan to have a member of his species in a Lyria story at some point.

Made it with Corel Painter Essentials 4, which came with my graphics tablet. And, of course, the graphics tablet.

1 = The info in that link is OOOOOOOLD and rather outdated.

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Little Girl in rain By lj user never_end

Poetry fishbowl now has poems to sponsor!

I wrote a bunch of poems today for my first poetry fishbowl, the theme of which is Weird Things (which you can still give me prompts for). There are three $5 poems and five $10 poems so far. Here's the list, if you see any you want to sponsor (that is, "give money to get it published"):

Poetry Fishbowl Poems that are written, awaiting sponsors. All have at least "weird things" as a theme, even if they don't say so:

"The Way The World Turns" - Themes/prompts: alien intelligences, differently civilized people. I like this one a lot! 16 lines, $5

"I'm Glad I'm Not A Giraffe" - Theme/prompts: giraffes. 12 lines, $5. SPONSORED: Click here to read it!

"Hooray and Hoorah!" - Themes/prompts: weird things, Chippendale acrobats in front of the pope. (Very bizarre.) 12 lines, $5

"Mother She Loves Us" - Themes/prompts: weird things, humans with inhuman intelligence, differently civilized people. 20 lines, $10

"The Many-Angled One" - Themes/prompts: tentacles, weird things, an invading species with no body. 28 lines, $10.

"The Baobab Tree" - Funny poem! I think Molly influenced this one. It's more like a song than a poem, too. Nice whimsical, playful attitude. This is my favorite of the lot. 20 lines, $10

"A Burning Love" - Themes/prompts: alien intelligences, it wasn't his heart she set on fire, the argonaut has a detachable penis. 20 lines, $10

"What Defines Sentience?" - Themes/prompts: alien intelligences, animal culture. 24 lines. $10

And here is the button to give me money! If you want (a) specific poem(s), you should tell me in the "comments to seller" area, or email me at telling me your username/PayPal name so I know who you are! That's so I can properly credit you as being a sponsor. :-) Funds donated with no specific poem specified will go into a general fund for everyone to later vote how it will be spent.

Anyway, here's that button:

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Drawing prompts please?

I need drawing prompts. Molly can think of stuff for her drawing fine, but me... I need ideas.

Now, I *have* entertained the notion, now and again over the past few weeks or so, of having an Art Fishbowl (like Poetry Fishbowl, but for drawings). But I haven't decided for sure yet. For now, just give me ideas for something to draw other than monsters, profiles of people, or profiles of my deities, please? Thanks in advance!

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