I've posted my application! Woo! It's out of my hands now.
And so, I finally have time to do all those pressing things that need to be done, such as ironing, sending my details to the student loans company, emptying the bin, drawing a new Clematis page, writing love letters to all my friends, and also SLEEPING.
Sadly, I've neglected to do any of those in favour of drawing fanart. I don't know, I seem to be on some sort of fanart binge at the moment; I can't help it. Today I drew the gentleman with the thistle-down hair from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
Very quickly drawn, inked and coloured (any problems with the inking may be due to my horror when I realised that I have no tipex):
I had no idea how to do his hair; it seems that he's quite fashionable in appearance, but somehow the description of his hair sounds like he should have longer hair than was in fashion at the time...
Can I just say that I am loving this book. My favourite time of the day is lunchtime, when I can sit and read for an hour <3
When they reached the house in Harley-Street the gentleman took a most affectionate farewell of Stephen, urging him not to feel sad at this parting and reminding him that they would meet again that very night at Lost-hope. "...when a most charming ceremony will be held in the belfry of the Easternmost Tower. It commemorates an occasion which happened - oh! five hundred years ago or so - when I cleverly contrived to capture the little children of my enemy and we pushed them out of the belfry to their deaths. Tonight we will re-enact this great triumph! We will dress straw dolls in the children's blood-stained clothes and fling them down on to the paving stones and then we will sing and dance and rejoice over their destruction!"
"And do you perform this ceremony every year, sir? I feel sure I would have remembered it if I had seen it before. It is so very...striking."
"I am glad you think so. I perform it whenever I think of it. Of course it was a great deal more striking when we used real children."
I have to say that I very much dislike the fact that the book comes with illustations. I feel like I've been robbed of the opportunity to use my own imagination. This is especially true of the gentleman with the thistle-down hair; the illustration was placed so that I saw a picture of him just before I read of his appearance. I felt cheated that I had somebody elses interpretation forced upon me, before I'd even had a chance to make one myself. It might not be so bad to have illustrations, but these are not very good at all. I feel bad for saying so, but they are rubbish drawings, and they do ruin the story. And so, I suppose I drew my own picture in retaliation (even if it's not very good itself).
I have also NOT been drawing fanart of Code Geass. In no way have I been drawing fanart of Lelouch
in a swimming costume, because I haven't. I'm still enjoying Code Geass far more than I should be. I don't really care about the plot at all, but the show becomes much more interesting once you find out what Lelouch wears underneath his Zero costume!
More fanart which may happen in the near future: Horitsuba! The new horitsuba drama CD was great and funny. I now need to draw Doumeki in a maid outfit ASAP.
Comment from: Member
I have no idea what is up with the comments, they seem to go all over the place, rather than in consecutive order.
I shall email my address to you, just to make sure.
Oh, the link I gave you is not to an anime, but just to an audio drama (that’s why you need the script as well). Also, you don’t need bittorrent for this one, it’s a direct download from a free server \o/
Comment from: Marisha Visitor
or you can put Doumeki, Mokona and Yukko (not Himawari-chan though) into the maid outfits. BTW there is a scene in “Master & Margarita” where Voland’s maid opens a door to a getlemen who has no clue who Voland is, wearing an apron (the short kind) and not much else ;)
Speaking of books, murder of children not the main point?! blast it! what kind of reaing is that?! I still want to read it anyway
PS can you re-send your address to me, I just want to be 100 % certain I got the right one. Thanks.
Oh, and thank you for that link. I wish I had time (& the ability to set up the bit torrent) to match your anime viewing
Comment from: Member
It is probably best to post it to my home address, that way I can pick it up when I get back home, or my parents can forward it to me.
WWYW, sounds nice, I can’t wait to see it. (I’m really excited in fact)
When I first started reading the manga I tried to think of everything in terms of WWYD, because Yuuko is all kinds of awesome. It didn’t last to long though, because it seemed that generally what Yuuko would do consisted mainly of drinking extortionate amounts of alcohol and showing lots of leg.
Ooh, xxxHolic, I shall see what I can draw-up this weekend. I warn you now, it may turn out to be Doumeki in a maid costume LET’S HOPE IT’S NOT.
(btw, let me refer you here for the xxxHolic/Tsubasa drama CD and here for the translations. It is a drama written by CLAMP, where the characters are all at school and Yuuko is the head teacher; it’s lots of fun.)
Oh, I should probably point out that killing children is not a main part of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, in fact it’s not a part of the story at all (I would hate for you to read it only for the murder of small children and then be disappointed) :D
Comment from: Marisha Visitor
Great picture - I think that the expression in his eyes came out especially well.
I like your idea of exchange - how about something inspired by xxxHolic for me ^^) I actually just finished a piece for you (getting it to the post office is a different story). it’s abstract but not Pollock-esque. It was inspired by origami paper / kimono patters. (WWYW? What would Yukko wear?) I had to explain this to every member of my family who poked their nose in, so be ready for questions should you decide to display it. Can you remind me where I should mail it to?
PS “throw the children off the tower” ritual sounds so exciting - now I want to read this book.