Art (Wonder Woman)

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:18 pm
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Title: Bulletproof
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: DCU, Wonder Woman (2017)
Characters/Pairings: Diana
Content Notes: This is a quick one, sketched with pencil. Don't have the time to do a proper watercolour painting job as yet. So in the mean time, I've added some digital tinting in Photoshop, as well as played around with the lighting. I actually like the results. ^___^

Created for the [community profile] drawesome Weekly Challenge #3: Song Lyric Prompt. Inspired by Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia (Ricochet, you take your aim, fire away...).


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  1. Google No - DuckDuckGo

    So I saw via Tumblr this week that Google did this sneaky thing where they have quietly dropped the ban on personally identifiable web tracking. Meaning: Until now, Google collected your data, but did not attach your name to it. Now, they can, and will. O_O

    There are helpful instructions at the link on how to opt out of this, which I went ahead and followed. Furthermore, I decided to make DuckDuckGo my default search engine, since its main feature is that it is a Non-Tracking search engine.

  2. Stay Motivated

    Here's an article (via [personal profile] umadoshi) on How to Stay Motivated in an era of stupidity, which is worth the read, especially as artists and creators in fandom. We could all benefit from reminding ourselves that the act of creating has merit and value to ourselves and each other, now more than ever.

  3. Art Challenges

    • Defenders Big Bang:
      Have to remember to get started on this one! Art is due on 1st August. I was holding out to read the author's completed story, but since I have an idea of what direction I want to go in from the initial draft, I think I'm going to go ahead and start on the artwork this week.

    • Weekly Challenge #3 - Song Lyric:
      This week's prompt at [community profile] drawesome is a Lyric from one of your favourite songs. I got Wonder Woman (2017) on my mind, and there are so many songs on my playlist that make me think of her bravery, strength of character, and general awesomeness. I am fangirling that movie SO HARD, so this is the perfect incentive to do a bit of WW fanart.


    Jul. 10th, 2017 04:26 pm
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    So Teen Wolf fandom is having a meltdown over the new trailer for the final episodes of Season-whatever. Apparently Tyler Hoechlin is back! Derek and Stiles might actually be in the same room together? IS THIS THE REAL LIFE??

    Trailer on YouTube )

    I stopped watching when they killed off Erica, Boyd and Allison on Season 3, but never left the fandom. My shippy heart is stuck on Sterek for life. ♥____♥ THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!! \o/ ...Actually, no - it's probably going to SUCK :b , and Stiles and Derek might only share screen-time for those 3 seconds shown in the trailer:

    But who cares?? Fandom will come through! I am already anticipating AO3 being flooded with fix-it fic, and whole epics being written around those 3 seconds of interaction. :D :D :D

    Art (Captain Flint - Black Sails)

    Jul. 10th, 2017 12:13 am
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    Title: Me A Monster
    Artist: [personal profile] goss
    Rating: G
    Fandom: Black Sails
    Characters/Pairings: Captain Flint
    Content Notes: Drawn and shaded with watercolour pencils, with watercolour paint applied to the background. Created for the [community profile] drawesome Weekly Challenge #2 (Word Prompt: Villainous).

    Title taken from a particularly memorable line by Captain Flint: "They took everything from us. Then they call me a monster?". I find the show's examination of good guy/bad guy, and its running theme of "heroic" characters carrying out villainous actions, to be quite fascinating.


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    Mail | Icon | Crafty

    Jul. 9th, 2017 10:29 am
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    1. Mail!

      Thanks for the awesome Doctor Who themed postcards, [personal profile] misbegotten! I looooove them. ^___^

    2. Icon

      I saw this pair of pretty amazing gifs (from the animated Avengers Assemble tv series, I think) via Tumblr the other day... Steve Rogers: Artist in Despair )

      ...and could not pass up the chance to make myself an icon. It is quite literally /o\ . Hee.

    3. Craft Project: Class gifts

      I found this really great idea on Pinterest for gifting my class with an End of the Academic Year token: a Student Survival Kit. It's a collection of items like pen, eraser, paperclips, etc., but with a little meaning behind each one. Here are 2 pics showing the gift bags I made up for each student, with the items listed in the front: 2 Photos: Student Survival Kit )

      I decided to add my own spin to it, and make it a cute, interactive, bonding experience for the class. The really special part had to do with the last item: the puzzle piece (To know that you are an important part of the picture). I found an inspirational poster online, and Photoshopped in some stars, the class name, and an overlay of a puzzle template. Printed on bristol board, cut out the puzzle pieces, labelled each one with a student's name and added the individual pieces to their gift bags.

      And then waited for them to open up their bags, find the puzzle piece and then slowly realise it might be part of a larger picture. I sat back and enjoyed watching them scramble to get together and contribute all their pieces, eager to solve it. Delight at seeing their class name form and touched by the message. There were lots of Awwwww's and sentimental mush. LOL. It was a nice moment, and worth the lack of sleep and painstaking work of cutting all those puzzle pieces the night before. :b

      Photo: Class Jigsaw Puzzle )
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    1. FIRST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION! \o/ \o/ \o/

      Actually, I'm meeting a student in an hour, and will be helping her to complete an art project over the next 3 days, and then I will be working 9-to-5 on a job marking papers for a national exam for the next two weeks. Plus I agreed to run the Art-and-Crafts section at a kids day camp that starts next weekend., haha, not so much with the vacation. :b But! After all that is over, I might still have a week or two to myself! Maybe? /o\

    2. It's a good thing that I spent some time last weekend, not just moving my Photobucket pictures to a new space, but cataloging which posts they came from. More and more images in my journal turned up with broken links this week. And then I read how some people couldn't even access the pics in their Photobucket account.

      So I went in and saved all the pics I had on there from before 2007, and with that done, I deleted my Photobucket account for good. No sense in having broken images with that stupid Photobucket ransom note all over the place. I'm hoping to restore the original images over the summer, and maybe even update my website with new artwork from the past 3-4 years. :b

    3. I continue to be delighted by how things are shaping up with the [community profile] drawesome community. I have always looked to Fandom as a place to fit in and interact and do fun things with other fan artists, and over the years with the dwindling activity on LJ, all of that had dried up for me.

      So it's exciting to think about once more having a place, here on DW, where I can get that sense of Fannish Art Community that I miss a lot. And I can't express how happy it makes me, that so many other Fan Artists are on board with this. ^___^ People often say "Be the change you want to see", and after so many years, I'm so glad I took the plunge to create the comm. And thanks as always to all you guys for the support. :)

    4. And related to #3, this week's Drawing Challenge at the comm is a word prompt: VILLAINOUS. Which, so cool! I'm thinking about like, grey area villains - Maleficent (the movie), Elphaba from Wicked, Loki, Smallville's Lex Luthor, Irene Adler, The Master from Doctor Who, Dottie Underwood from Agent Carter, even Captain Flint from Black Sails. EEE! Plenty possibilities with this one. :D :D :D
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