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13 February 2013 @ 09:28 pm
Progress and Tomrrow's Valentine's  
I mostly worked on art today. Did inking for most of the day. I have started to ink Quetzalcoatl's second head. I think this pic will be pretty awesome. And I got a bit more progress on Solan too. Gosh, I feel like I'm not getting anywhere but I am. I just have to keep chipping away at everything. I scanned in the pic of Malidicus so I will probably start inking him tomorrow too. That will be three ink projects at once. Woo hoo! My "favorite" stage. *Sarcasm* After that, I drew three more faces of Ophidius. I'm almost done with that, then I get to ink those. At least those are easier and faster.

So tomorrow is Valentine's. Yikes, it snuck up on me. Even though I ate a heart candy today I just didn't think about it. I work so hard to decorate for the holidays and then they just kind of sneak up on me like this. I was really reminded when some of the people I watch on DA posted Valentine's pics. I want to make one this year. I haven't made one since the Sorath Sacrifice one from years ago. Of course now I want to make one with Ophidius, or more accurately with Quetzalcoatl and a heart sacrifice to him. But, there's no way I could draw one, ink it, color it nicely with a fancy background and have it done in time for tomorrow. It's just not going to happen. Besides I'm still not comfortable drawing him. I haven't really learned how to draw him yet. So I drew a raptor with a heart instead, but it came out crappy. I'm not feeling well. Since I've been drawing so much my right side is acting up and I had to stop today. Mostly it hurts in my thumb and my neck/shoulder. And I'm on fire too. I hate it when I am doing well and want to draw. But I have a feeling this will be another year I don't have a pic for Valentine's. Darn it! Because I am "bereft" of ideas hehe. Seriously I'm not coming up with anything good enough to share online....that can be done in a reasonable amount of time. So my mind is turning to thoughts of Easter as I have never ever done an Easter art piece of anything. Same problem. I have no ideas, but at least I have time think about it. I think. Unless it's right around the corner too waiting to jump out unexpectedly like an evil leapa.

The weather's been great but noooo, this Friday I think it will be a cold night so everything needs to come back in. And it will be cold for few nights straight again. Darn it already, I declare it Spring so no more cold. It needs to get lost forever.
But yeah, I've drawn so many great faces! I can't wait to show you guys once they are all done. I hope I will be as good at drawing Quetzalcoatl as I am at drawing Ophidius. Some more character development for him too. This is from his bio that I put up on DA.

Ophidius's weapons of choice are a pair of stilettos. Every night he cleans the blades then gently bites them with his fangs. The venom dries into a thin residue so his knives are envenomated and can be used for multiple strikes. This way Ophidius doesn't have to resort to biting unless he's disarmed or has no other choice.

I am looking forward to drawing him with his knives.

Looking at the dates and my lack of transportation, I don't think the Great Backyard Bird Count will happen for me this year either. I don't like counting the birds in my backyard. There aren't many and they are common boring species.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Drawingsilvolf on February 14th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
I barely got my valentines pic done. I have two other pics that need to be done for a set time as well. A banner for [adult swim] and a set of bookmarks for Dad's birthday. Arrghhh and I want to draw for myself!!! Something bad happened in Redakai and I wanted to draw Deamon Silvolf kicking Lokar's butt for de-ranking Zane. But meh, need to get the time limit things done first. I have today and tomorrow to spend doing nothing but drawing anyway.
I need spring!! I'll get some nice weather in South Africa at least. It will be their end of summer.
Ophidius has an interesting weapon, I look forward to seeing him with it too.
Des: Drawingthagirion on February 14th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh man, well I do hope you get time to draw for yourself. I know what it's like when you can't.
I think that will be a nice trip. Take lots of pics.
Thanks. I have an idea for a pose of him holding them out.
kabuldurkabuldur on February 14th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
Valentine's Day snuck up for sure. There was a bit of a gesture towards it in town, but not much, thank goodness. We don't go overboard with it here.

And the first Easter ads were in the paper today, Gah! I'll bet it will be Easter before we know it, too. How about drawing a dinosaur with eggs? Maybe some hatching out? Just a thought.
Desthagirion on February 14th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
I love that all the holidays are big deal here. It's great.
I won't put out my Easter stuff until the start of March since it's at the end of the month. I like it best when it's in April. Then March gets St. Patrick's all to itself.
A dinosaur with an egg is a possibility.
actipton80actipton80 on February 14th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could do something budgie-related for Valentine's or Easter. Have you ever done any chicken art? Especially since chicks are a common theme in Easter decorations.

I'm tired of cold. It was disgusting yesterday with cold rain. It was okay today, but I still got cold working outside.
Des: Owen in Slytherinthagirion on February 14th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
I thought about a budgie drawing but still didn't come up with too much. I'm just not going to do a valentine's pic this year. It's too late now. I've never officially drawn chickens, but yeah they are a common theme for Easter which is why I do not want to do that. I like doing art that's totally different but still distantly related. I'm just going to keep working on all my projects for today.

It started raining yesterday and now we've got that ugly cold rain too. It should be over by tomorrow but then we'll be sorry because it will be cold.
Cheezey: Splatter Tired Artistcheezey on February 16th, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, it's a shame when you feel your inspiration but can't act on it for one reason or another. That's so frustrating!

It'll be cool to see you make something for Easter, especially since you didn't do an Easter themed pic before.

Des: Drawingthagirion on February 16th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
I think Easter stuff is harder because you can't be as creative with it for some reason. I finally thought of a Valentine's idea and hope to get that done by tonight. I hope.
Yeah, if I can come up with something I'd love to do my first Easter piece.