goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
All right, so in the interest of forcing myself to draw more, I've taken up a bit of a 30-day drawing challenge. The challenge is as follows:

1) Draw a new picture every day
2) Use a different original character or fanart for each one
3) Experiment with something! A different technique, perspective, composition, etc.
4) Try to make each picture look completely distinct from all the others

Here's my effort for day 1:

WARNING: Spider drawing behind the cut )
goldengrimoire: (Noriko)
Since there's a group of people going around getting fanfic removed from (warning: there's some pretty nasty screencaps of reviews left by these individuals on that page,) I've decided to mirror all of my fanfic over at Archive of Our Own (AO3.) My AO3 account is [ profile] goldengrimoire.

I've been thinking about easing back into writing fanfic for a while, so I may just do that as part of this process. I'm going to be revising at least some of the things I posted before and possibly continuing some of the unfinished ones. I do have a few ideas floating around in my head lately as well.

Funnily enough this impulse is coming even when I've been getting gradually more and more disenchanted with the Naruto manga over the years; I still enjoy most of my favorite characters and pairings, but I'm getting really tired of the retcons and the general plot and thematic direction. Maybe it's that dissatisfaction that's making me want to write fic again, since my fic is pretty much all AU after a certain point, or AU from the outset, and that lets me sort of 'rescue' the characters from the direction canon has taken.

I don't know, I haven't felt much of an impulse to write fic for another fandom. There are a lot of fandoms I like, but not many have engaged me on that particular level. Naruto had a great setting and great open-ended characters that both really grabbed me but had room to explore. Maybe I just need to shop around for some new fandoms and I might find The One again.


Oct. 19th, 2011 09:55 pm
goldengrimoire: (Default)
GG/Grim here. I've set up this Dreamwidth account to serve primarily as a backup for my Livejournal account. I'll be mirroring all my fic here.
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
Felt like sketching something today, so here's Hinata. Done in SAI using the Legacy Brush, which I quite like since it's very smooth to sketch with.

I think this is the first girl picture I've posted in a while; I actually used to only draw girls for a long time, it's only more recently that I've been drawing dudes.

Maybe I'll make an icon out of it later...

Full size at DeviantArt
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
Okay, so I kind of disappeared down the black hole that is RP for a while there (which I'll probably elaborate on further in another post,) but I'm still drawing and stuff. I recently picked up Illustrator CS5 for my birthday, and I've been puttering around with that a bit. It's quite a step up from the old version of Illustrator I had (8, which wouldn't install under Vista,) and a lot of the interface has changed so it's going to take me some time to learn all the features. I'm going to be picking up a book for this purpose shortly, but here's the initial fruits of my labor thus far:

Full-size version at DeviantArt.

Obviously, small Sasoris and giant donuts go well together. It's a strange idea that popped out of nowhere so don't ask me to explain it...
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
My intial response to this was "Hentai ship. *pause* tentacles? 83c"

Which eventually resulted in the following after some percolation through plurk:

Cthulhu/Sasuke OTP. They're rosy-cheeked and enjoying some delicious hot cocoa after ice skating.

Edit: ffff now with the actual freakin Roleplay secret link.

goldengrimoire: (Sasori Lizard)
I made a plurk. Now everyone will see what a mental spaz I really am.
goldengrimoire: (Sasori Flowers)
So yeah it's been forever since I've posted anything over here. Quick summary of recent events:

- To celebrate our wedding anniversary, I went to Italy with my husband at the beginning of April for a week, and it was amazing and lovely! I walked my feet off but I had an incredible time. Pics and a proper writeup about the trip will be forthcoming when I finish going through the pictures I took (and i took a lot!)

- My fic writing efforts aren't dead! I'm still working on Shogi, slowly...and when I have things a little more in hand I'll see about getting out a couple other almost-done oneshots I've had sitting around on my HD forever.

- In RP land I was enabled heavily by my RP partner-in-crime, the lovely [ profile] oceanica , (among others,) and picked up Sasori over at [ profile] a_facility . I'm obviously completely nuts to take on three games at once.

- Semi-related to the above, I really, really need to draw some Sasori/Kankuro fanart because damn it there's like...none. This is vexing.

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