Update: Life and Books (Dec 2023) + One Last Art

Update: Life and Books (Dec 2023) + One Last Art

I feel like I'm supposed to start this post by saying, "Happy New Year!" but that would feel disingenuous. This year isn't going to be any happier for me than the last one was. But this post isn't about the new year, so ha. Take that, 2024! It's about what I did in December. And one of the things I did was make art! And I'm so happy with how it came out. Seriously, this is what I was...
 
Update: Life and Books (Oct 2023) + Gay Frankenstein Art!

Update: Life and Books (Oct 2023) + Gay Frankenstein Art!

I forgot to keep track of anything this month, and now I don't know what I did. I guess I played more Moonstone Island? I've already posted my review, it's a really cute farming sim / creature collector game! Oh, I got a little ghost cat in Cats & Soup! It shifts between opaque and translucent, it really is cute. I'm also still watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. I'm on Season 3 now. It's...
 
Update: Life and Books (Sep 2023) + I Drew More Things!

Update: Life and Books (Sep 2023) + I Drew More Things!

So a bit of real life... My energy levels have been worsening for a while, and I felt like I was spending more and more time in a haze, struggling to focus, trying and failing to keep my eyes open. I thought my illness was just worsening. Turns out I've been living with CO2 poisoning from a poorly ventilated room. Which is good, to have figured it out! But also bad because there's no good...
 
Update: Life and Books (Aug 2023) + I Drew a Thing

Update: Life and Books (Aug 2023) + I Drew a Thing

I always feel like I should announce it in the title when I make art because it happens so rarely, but I'm not that enthused about this one, so it felt weird to draw attention to... Anyway, I played some more games. I mentioned giving up on Brookhaven Grimoire last time, but I went back to it and ended up finishing the game. There was a frustrating lack of guidance for the player, but I loved...
 
Update: Life and Books (June 2023) + Vampire Art

Update: Life and Books (June 2023) + Vampire Art

Making art for Mermay got me back into an art mood, so I set to work on one of the numerous started-and-paused drawings I have. I struggled with it a lot and am not entirely happy with how the drawing came out, but I do like the coloring. It had been a long time since I'd done a portrait with semi-realistic coloring (as in, not cel shading or watercolor splotches). Anyway, it's Jacobin and...
 
Update: Life and Books (Dec 2022) + Final Art of the Year

Update: Life and Books (Dec 2022) + Final Art of the Year

I made art! I have to excitedly announce it every time because it happens so rarely anymore. Last year I drew Rudolph the reindeer centaur, so this year I drew Cupid. He has albinism, which is why his hair, brows, lashes, skin, fur, hooves, and antlers are all light. I couldn't find a definitive answer on whether albino reindeer have lighter antlers though. I might still work on it some more, but...
 
Update: Life and Books (Oct 2022)

Update: Life and Books (Oct 2022)

I cut my hair! (And bought a pirate shirt!) That's my big October news. I also made some art! I bought Rebelle 5 Pro because it was on sale for $20 (normally $150) and mimics traditional media like watercolor and oil paint. I can't use traditional media because it takes energy, money, and space that I don't have, so this has been fun to play with! I love the idea of controlled randomness like...
 
Update: Life and Books (June 2022)

Update: Life and Books (June 2022)

I don't even know what I did this month. I played a couple games, which I'll mention below, but other than that, just survived, I guess? Honestly, I'm tired. I'm tired in every sense of the word. But anyway... Those games I said I'd mention! I played two pretty short visual novels (like six hours or less to complete). ScreamCap is about a paranormal investigation team, and though the story...
 
Update: Life and Books (May 2022) + Mermay Art!

Update: Life and Books (May 2022) + Mermay Art!

I promised you art last month, so here it is: a starfish merman pole dancing! I think I like the bent arm better, but I made both, so I might as well share both. I struggled A LOT with the drawing of this one, but I love how the tail makes such interesting shapes, and I feel like coloring has gotten less stressful and more fun for me. I like to imagine there's a band nearby playing some pretty...