Monday, January 31, 2011

Trying to get the Artist in me BACK!

It's a new year, but I've been so emotionally burned out by drama with work, money, trip planning, cleaning, drama with a former art client, etc...I've had no desire and even less time to put into doing anything artistic. Thankfully the few creative juices I do keep in reserve have been going into costuming. Nicolette's Mara Jade and my officer are back into production...? With Robert's Starkiller done and looking crazy awesome and his thoughts on selling his very unfinished RC, he's started thinking about making a Mandolorian Merc costume. That's cool, but I'm kinda like "ohhh....I've got too much on my plate already!" Regardless, I love him and sketched out a paint scheme for him. He wanted to do camo, but the mandos have rules against that, so it's kinda green tiger stripes. I've also gone back to using my lunch time at work to paint more troopers. All the GT guys and gals have been so encouraging. I love you all!

Other things I've been doing is going to the gym twice a week, one of those being a training I can get from 26.8% body fat to <20% and look super awesome in spandex so I can make and feel comfortable wearing an Aurra Sing costume! She was in Ep. 1 briefly, watching the pod race, but is best known from the comics, the Clone Wars show and the Star Wars dance off at SW weekends at Disney World. As true to my sense of things, I started to obsess over the character (as I did with scouts, but I haven't with my officer).
I drew Rummy my fursona as Aurra and a sweet pin-up with gel pen(though the lower body looks kinda odd). George Lucas, please don't sue me, but there totally should be a Ladies of SW pin up book, and not by the GTG gals, cuz they're bitches (yes, I'm still bitter about them dumping me).

I also finished another ballpoint pen on colored paper sketch behind the register. It's kinda beat up looking because my manager crumpled it up and threw it in the recycling and it looked like bleach got spilled on it. I finished it and like it a lot! I did 5 others a few years back in the same style. This one was on display during the "Winter" show at Atlas restaurant (RiP) and it sold!!!

I also drew a tyrannosaurid, cuz dinos are awesome and I have this pipe dream of contacting the people at IDW comics and telling them how much I love the new Jurassic Park comics but how much the interior page artist sucks and how I'll draw the comic for FREE just so it doesn't suck. I'm not saying I'm the best dino artist ever (that would be James Gurney in my opinion) but STILL!!!

Happy year of the rabbit everyone1 Good luck, skill, love, etc. No more crazy pills for me and Europe in 2 months! Come what may!


Blogger Kat the Leopardess said...

I encourage you to get your inner artist back. If you see mine, ask her to pop back into my zone evne just for a bit. You and I seem like we have so much to catch up to but time is a fleeting commodity, even for a 20+ months unemployed gal. Too bad I cant join you at the gym as thats where girl bonding can happen all the while feeling great from those endorphins.

PS: So glad you only had to go on the depression drugs temporarily. I think they are great if used as an aid to get you back on track, but not as a full crutch to limp on forever and ever.

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