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.