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So, more pics of hunks, mostly


Same situation as before. I didn't work on the illustration, I kept on drawing anatomy studies (and a portrait, for good measure) and I started mixing a bit the techniques, but not much because I'm not that adventurous. Just my old, trusted ink + charcoal + chalk stuff. And some watercolour with pastels, but it's the same thing, really.

I've been pretty productive these days, though, so I've also been working on my photography and, of course, I went to see the volcano. Twice. I might have planned a third visit this week. IT'S JUST TOO COOL, DAMMIT. I'll post pictures at some point.

But, until then: hunks.

 

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So, what I've been doing (pic heavy post)

 

Which is, of course, not what I should have been doing. But well, what's new. So, in a desperate attempt to defeat my anxiety about an illustration project, I've been making studies of... well, everything. Okay, not really, but still. I've been drawing skeletons and undead people and action scenes and then I realized that I don't really know how the human body is built, so I decided to study some anatomy. I had the skeleton covered already, so I dove into muscles. And models are kind of lifeless, so after drawing some and understanding from where to where each muscle head goes, I jumped to body builders. So, here are some for you.

 

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FIC - Saiyuki: Things to drink for


Ha, ha, remember when I asked for prompts to write drabbles? Well, it wouldn't be the first time I wrote a ficlet instead, but today I overdid it and it became a full-fledged fic. Who knows, maybe next year it will be a fucking epic.

So, yeah, this happened. Thank you to [personal profile] daegaer  and [personal profile] 7veils  for the prompt ("drinking with elves") and the support!

Edited: Now betaed thanks to the magnificent [personal profile] avierra! Hope you like it!

  

Title: Things to drink for
Author: Lauand
Beta: Avierra
Rating: I don't think it even reaches PG-13
Warnings: None
Pairing: 58
A/N: Written for the Christmas prompt “drinking with elves” provided by the lovely Daegaer and also approved by 7veils. Thanks, as always, to Avierra for her amazing beta-ing.

 

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Okay, let's look at the bright side


I tend to complain a lot (I'm a ranter and a whiner at heart, it's what I do) about Iceland because I'm fed up with fake or manipulated news making it look like the fucking Paradise and it is most definitely not. There's corruption, inefficiency and rudeness like in every other place in the world. My general experience with Icelanders is definitely positive, but not everything is perfect here. Also, the weather sucks and the darkness in winter is soul-withering. But I must give credit where credit is due and Iceland has many, many good things, too.

So, today I learned that the Church here launched a campaign to attract kids to Sunday school WHERE JESUSCHRIST WAS DEPICTED WITH BOOBS DANCING UNDER A RAINBOW. I KID YOU NOT. Of course, not everybody is pleased. But I am. Here's the link: https://sputniknews.com/society/202009161080470520-iceland-church-shocks-public-with-big-breasted-rainbow-jesus-in-new-diversity-campaign/

Also, there is, IT EXISTS, a webpage where you go to ask if it's Friday already ("föstudagur" in Icelandic) and they tell you if it's Friday or not. Here's the link: http://erfostudagur.is/ (In case you were wondering, "já" means "yes" and "nei" means "no".)

And I've got a great recommendation from dr_zook to watch an Icelandic movie that sounds really, really promising.

So, yeah. Not everything is bad here.


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Omfg. I'm alive. Also, a pic.

 

I HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE POST SINCE FEBRUARY. OMG.

In a desperate attempt to get over my anxiety about an art project, today I decided to draw something unrelated. Just to remind myself that I'm not that terrible at it and I can do it, goddammit. Kind of. Sometimes. So, here, birds.

 

 

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So, this happened again


On Sunday I was invited to a burlesque show. I actually liked it a lot, performers were having tons of fun expressing themselves with their bodies and mixing saucy with circus numbers; I find it highly contagious when people on stage are having fun. The audience was also extremely responsive, so the ambience was very nice and positive. Since I'm a very awkward person and I suffer when I'm in the middle of an event that, but nature, should be social (and I was alone, I had only gotten one free ticket), I decided to bring my stuff to draw some sketches. Unfortunately, I didn't want to bother other guests, so I took a seat in a very dark corner and I was unable to see the paper, so I couldn't really draw. But afterwards, this happened.

 

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So...


...I've got like two thousand tons of things I should do and another two thousand that I don't particularly have to but I'd like to also do, so I'm considering holding another "let's get shit done" fest in March (because it's definitely too late for February, but I have high hopes in myself and my ability to do shit on my own this month, too). Would anybody be interested?

Also, I've kind of gotten a Tumblr account, which is like... man, you don't have the time to set it up, to post or to even browse other people's stuff, why did you think this was the right time? Well, I have no answer to that, I just did it on impulse. I'm "lauand-dw" there, because some fucker got my LJ/DW handle registered even if they are not posting anything. As I said, I can't afford to waste time on it right now, but if you are also on Tumblr, please, let me know the name of your accounts (and a hint about how to follow you) and, at some point in life, I'll do something about it.

 

And, well, that's it for now, I think.


 


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PIC, PIC, PIC!!! (Saiyuki)


Okay. The thing is that I tried the other day to finally get around to do my Christmas Cards, something simple and printer-friendly, but one thing led to the other and I ended up with full fledged illustrations, kind of seasonal but also kind of melancholic and most definitely not printer-friendly, so I'm afraid I'll have to say my Christmas Cards are a bienal occurrence and not necessarily to happen in Christmas, because I don't think I have the time/energy/will to work on them right now.

So, let's say that I wish you all are having a great year? And here, have some fanart.

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And, well, that's pretty much it.

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