*STROKES MOUSTACHE CHARMINGLY* Thanks Anon, you made my day! <3 <3 <3
Sketching from yesterday.
A couple of months ago I started writing a science fiction story. It is OH SO INCREDIBLY derivative right now, mostly of C.J. Cherryh’s Alliance/Union Merchanter books and a bit of Karin Lowachee’s Warchild books, but I’m okay with that; it’s first draft, I’m still figuring out the shape of the story and the characters.
The really awesome thing is the friends who are cheering me on with this— nezumiko, gunmetal-blue, saunterleftside, iamtehzuul, and, as of last night, leiaham! Everybody’s given great feedback and suggestions and ideas, but leiaham really went above and beyond. She asked idly last night what I thought the ship fatigues I’d described in the story looked like, so I hauled up some examples of pictures I’d saved, and thought nothing more of it.
THEN SHE DREW THIS!
From the top, that’s Gendou, ship’s pilot; Ki-tae and Jianmin, engineers/cooks/gunners/muscle; and Ryuusei, refugee and stowaway. Captain Riy Sambar is unseen, which is probably good because I switched her gender about 10 minutes after Leia drew this. Muscular lady spaceship captains for the win!
:D :D :D
*has nothing to say but is beaming very widely*
IT IS SUCH A COOL AU GUYS. You should also totally go look at all their writing at ANBU Legacy if you’re into Naruto. :D
Things are looking up!
… which has no bearing on how happy my drawings are, apparently. (Also please ignore my disembodied finger, I no longer have access to a scanner. Once I do I’ll post up actual sketchbook pages! ;A:)
*continuation, somehow it restricts my reply* anyway.. HEY WE CAN PLOT FIELDS TOO. OAO!!! but its okay, chinese girls tend to have witty names that have to do with knowledge! i guess that balances. :< orwecanjustbemuscularflowers.
I DON’T WANT TO BE A MUSCULAR FLOWER THOUGH. But yes, historically all the field-tending is probably all them farmer’s and their sons. It’s okay it’s just my misguided resentment at the character lol. XD
justalittle-bit replied to your photo “Yuu. So there’s a project I’m working on (still in the plotting…”
haha its not just you! I find them really similar too since they both share the word “力“ in them!
YES it’s basically the same character with the added thingy on top (yes my Chinese has not improved any ;A;) It always brings to mind the assumption that female names seem to be pretty and gentle and fertile, and boys get stuff like courage. D:<
I think Chinese is less like this than Japanese, though, in terms of naming. (Okay to be fair I am a little sore, someone recently asked if I thought ‘Women were capable of honour’ like HELLO PLEASE GO AND BE ELSEWHERE.)
totally belated rebelling to my guniang upbringing but I digress.
But, like, don’t name me flower, name me strength.
As it turns out I cannot draw Levi very well. He always looks too young when I draw him? ;A; Titanfall would be a good name for a band, I think. *mentally saves the name to list of graphic typography T-shirts I want to print* Also I’m not sure how hipster is hipster, but to me hipster is glasses and cardigans.
Also, I watched the live-action Kuroshitsuji on the plane, which made me want to re-watch the anime series. Perhaps I shall!
So there’s a project I’m working on (still in the plotting stage, though) where names have meaning and power, and that power can be harnessed by some people.
So this is just a tryout. Yuu, a girl who was born Yuuko (夕子 evening child) and got pissed off with it and changed her kanji to (勇 courage - which is also primarily a boy’s name, if you omit the 子 at the end.) She also gets a lot of flak for wearing T-shirts with her Hakama.
…I’ve always never liked that the character for courage is also really similar to the character for male (男). But that’s probably just me.
<3 I will do my utmost. Thank you for your encouragement! :)
:/ Hope everything turns out fine for you! Hold Strong!
Thanks Tim! ;A; Will do! :)
It’s been a rough week, so some sad painting it is. It’ll probably be a while before I can answer any requests, I hope that’s okay. I really like lotuses, they make me happy.
Ohhh ohh my goodness. ;A; I was staring at this forever trying to formulate a response. Thank you so much for your kind kind words. Messages like this really make me happy - that somebody out there likes my work, that what I enjoy is also something others enjoy, I’m incredibly grateful and happy. Thank you, so so much. Please have an amazing day, week, forever. <3 <3 <3
In-flight doodles! I wanted to use the wifi on the plane but it didn’t get along with tumblr. Greetings from Narita airport instead!
I keep thinking about black hair, though sometimes I think of Taisho-era costumes, too. Sketching like this is the most relaxing! (5 days more till my flight to America! I’m all sorts of excited and nervous for Art School!)
So I got this in my inbox the other day! Thank you for your kind words! /)>///<(\ I tried it out, even if it doesn’t really look much like Itachi… ;__;
But um yes, young punks at Konoha Gakuen! I had a lot of fun with Bancho!Sakura. <3