Jan. 7th, 2019 03:46 pm
auronlu: (Haz A Sword)
[personal profile] auronlu
... I'm back from visiting family up north, laden with pokemon gleaned from the frozen wastes. I now have even more respect for those still playing this silly game in rural areas with no gyms and maybe one pokestop within a several mile radius.

Those were wonderful walks in the snow. I snapped some amusing photos of various mons jumping about in real wintry landscapes, as well as photos of real critters like chickadees and my parents' redoubtable cat in the snow, but I'm glad to be back in the warm.

Visiting parents gives me almost no time to do anything creative (or at least, by the time I have time, it's late and I am out of spoons for anything but mindless gaming).

For one of the chapters I posted while I was away, I treid to draw a Dramatic Auron Combat Pose. Apparently 3 years of drawing/painting still life has not adequately prepared me to draw dynamic action scenes... yet. His pose wasn't too bad, but I crashed and burned trying to draw the iron giant and forest behind him.

I am itching to try again, and also to redraw the ship in last Friday's illustration, which I could probably do better. But I should move ahead before redoing things already done.

Besides PGo, I've been pecking away at FFRK but no longer worry about using up all my stamina points. I'm bummed that I misread the deadline for a relic draw and amassed the 50 mythril needed for it just after the draw for Lulu's ultra weapon closed.

Looking on my reading page, I see several friends doing a "Snowflake" prompt of some sort that includes fic recs and other fandom-related stuff. I'm randomly seconding [personal profile] owlmoose desire for more Paine/Nooj, which is a ship she taught me to appreciate many years ago. Also, [personal profile] sarasa_cat has some good shortfic writing community recs.

On hellsite, Tumblr has finally given us a tool to see which posts it's flagged, and I'm amused to report that "I am happy Walter wants to arouse me" got flagged (but was unflagged on appeal).

Date: 2019-01-08 12:24 am (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
Iron Giant: *idly picking unseen nose in background*

Date: 2019-01-08 12:53 am (UTC)
alwaysbeenasmiler: <user name=hiraethe> (Duke☆Animals and children tell)
From: [personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler
Oh goodness, a rural town with very few pokestops. My husband would totally cry-- because he is an avid player and we live in Louisville where there are at least several pokestops on every street

Date: 2019-01-08 11:07 am (UTC)
cumuluscastle: (fat pony)
From: [personal profile] cumuluscastle
Drawing characters in motion is the hardest thing and something I feel that everyone can always work on. I am not great at it. Once you add a lot of things in the background in the mix it's really difficult.

Some really great advice I read on it lately is to draw what looks right, even if it might be a little disproportional or whatnot. I think this is good advice, because often what happens to me is I start with a decent drawing and in the process of perfecting it I 'kill' it - it loses all its dynamism. I think over-working action scenes can be the worst thing for them.

Date: 2019-01-09 02:21 am (UTC)
lassarina: (Paine)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
I always run myself out of stamina in FFRK and come back to it later, lol.

Nooj/Paine! Maybe I'll write some for my bingo card.

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