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29 September 2017 @ 05:05 pm
Terror in the Lost World  
I just finished. This took me two days which is normal for an "easy" drawing in full color. I'm quite happy with this and like the wingless version much better.

So Scary Fear is now very close to Mt. Roraima in South America Venezuela. He's looking forward to exploring the summit and the strange plants and animals that live up there. This is the mountain that the original Lost World is based on where they go up and find the dinosaurs and bring back the sauropod to London. Now as I have mentioned Fear can dismiss his wings but it's something he would rarely ever do but this pose is so nice for him. I would love to go to this mountain one day so his happiness here is my desire to be there.

And here is the winged version. The wings look ok but yeah it just covers him. And they turned out more like budgie wings which I'm not too happy about but making them even bulkier as raven wings would cover him even more. So yeah I just don't think this one is as good.

I got some new plants shipped to me recently. All nepenthes. N. raffelesiana squat, N. eustachya, N. raffelesiana x sibuyanensis. I was going to put in a large order for a few more since all the stores just got some amazing shipments in. And I have discovered some new stores with great quality and prices. BUT it was time to renew the website so I ended up paying for 3 years of hosting and on top 1 year for the domains. It was expensive. More than I had planned for my budget. So I can't buy anything and of course this is when I want stuff that's kind of high end. I hate renewing the website each year. The first time I got it I paid for three years which was nice to not have to worry about payments for such a long time. I need to rebuild the whole thing anyway and I'm moving from my .org to the .com. I'm not even sure how I want to lay out the site or what it will be about other than my art and stories.

I had been looking into buying some nice new headphones too. That's definitely on hold now since that's expensive too. But here's what I have it narrowed down to.

Sony SB950BT in blue

Now I tried these out in Best Buy and like how they feel. They are comfortable and they sound pretty good. See I liked the cheap white ones I took on my trip but felt they could have done better. The sound wasn't as loud as it should have been on a plane and these have noise canceling which will help if I ever do more plane travel. Though the sound problem was more with my tablet I think since I watched movies on the plant's monitor and it was better. Still those are $15 headphones but still good. My next choice is

Sony h.ear on MDR100ABN in Viridian Blue.

I LOVE the color of these. These have great reviews. BUT the only thing these weren't in the stores. Headphones are something you have to try yourself. Chris showed me the high end ones he likes and they were heavy and too big for me. These are more expensive and I'd love to get them but am afraid that if I order them sight unseen that when I try them on they will be heavy or will not be comfortable for my little ears. I wish I could try these in person somewhere first. Otherwise I may go with the 950BT's.

Well after the website fiasco I can't do anything so there we are.
actipton80actipton80 on September 29th, 2017 09:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure which drawing I like better. His wings look like Izzy's in terms of shape so that amuses me about the winged version of this drawing.

My plant has all kinds of crap in its pitchers right now. Probably all the ants that have crawled in there and gotten trapped.
Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on September 29th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
They are drawn well and properly but I drew the wrong type and I'm not happy. yes they're definitely budgie wings. I had budgies on the brain when making them. But like I said if I had drawn them as raven wings he'd be even more covered. I prefer the wingless drawing because you can see him and his body language of how happy he is to be there.

Oh good it's been catching so many bugs then. I have to show my new ones soon. I'm glad yours is doing well.
Samantha Falcosamanthafalco on September 30th, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
It turned out really great and I like the wingless version better. Such a beautiful landscape and it's cool that you did that in such a short time.

I used to prefer headphones but now I use earbuds instead. I have a pair of Beats which are expensive but they were given to me as a gift. They work really well and they're comfortable. I like to lay down and listen to music so headphonesmake that awkward for me because of the pillow.
Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on September 30th, 2017 11:16 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you like that one too. It's more colorful and just shows him better. Yes I've been wanting to do something that would only take a short time so this worked out great. Fear is easy to color and I find I can do some landscapes pretty quickly.

I can see that being a problem. I have issues with the little flap on my ears so I can't have things in my ears long or it starts to hurt pretty bad. So headphones are the only way to go for me and even then I still can't wear them as long. So I have to find some that are very comfortable.
jokerforeverjokerforever on September 30th, 2017 03:50 am (UTC)
These turned out very good. I myself am quite drawn to the winged version since he looks more complete yet his pose does look nice in the wingless version. The cloud effect and plants are done very well too.

That's cool you got new plants shipped to you, nepenthes are interesting plants. I've been looking in to new plants myself as I intend on gradually making all my animal enclosures bioactive, starting with my red eyed tree frog.

As for the earphones both look quite nice yet I don't know which one I'd like better.
Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on September 30th, 2017 11:21 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you like them. Huh, it seems most like the winged version. Chris likes that one better too. I like that you get a sense that he's tall in the wingless one. Thanks. I'm very happy with all the plants in this.

I highly recommend an easy to grow nepenthes though they don't do so well in terrariums. They like partial sun and high humidity so they'd do well outside most of the year but have to be brought in for winter as they shouldn't be out once things hit 40. For first time growing I recommend Nepenthes ventricosa, Nepenthese sanguinea, Nepenthes alata or Nepenthes x ventrata. These are all easy beginner and forgiving species and hybrids. All of these can be grown on a sunny windosill too.

Yeah I'm still undecided. It would be great if I could find the h.ear on and try it. Then I would know.