Thursday, March 24, 2011

You know, I only just realized...

I state myself as being a writer before illustrator in my Google bio, yet aside from the rambling and the commentary here and in Sugar Bomb Blog, I have no examples of my writing in my blogs. Well, let's fix that. Here is a silly short screenplay I did about nose picking ('cause I'm made of wit an maturity), this is my profile at, and I'll start posting things in here of poetry and drabbles that I decide to put up on neither site.

For now, here's a performance poem that was never performed:


Thine is the mask I wear
Concealing my sex and
Preserving false

Like Hero with her blushing cheeks oh so like Diana in her orb and not a bit coquettish in her


An unearned and invisible habit I don and shun the company of men


At night

In my own bed



The memory in and out of my loins.

Cesario is the mask of lusty, confusEd Olivia.

I'm guilty of liking Shakespeare quite a bit, if you couldn't tell. Also, there appears to be formatting issues here... ugh. I'm going to upload this to Fictionpress and pray the same issues don't lie there as well.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

On Japan

I know we're all watching the news and e-mailing our friends/families/idols/shopping services people who are in Japan right now, and some of us are donating. I'm posting quickly to state that I firstly recommend 1000 Cranes for Japan as a way that you can help out. As those of us on the more weeboo side of things know, there is a belief in Japan that folding 1000 origami cranes will give you a wish. This group is selling crane earrings and bookmarks and sending the profits to the Red Cross. Giving is great, but it's a cynical truth to life that most people tend to be more willing to give when they get a present than not, unless they're directly cornered with guilt or are somehow directly effected by whatever we are donating for.

On top of that, they are also getting artists in on the project where the artists pledges that they will send a drawing to whoever gives $10 to the Red Cross and e-mails them proof of their contribution. I've decided to help out in this effort by contributing ink and limited color drawings for $10 donations to the Red Cross with an email to me (at showing proof and your address. I'm considering drawing a full color print for $15 contributions as well. I'll be doing this with the 1000 Crane project until April, which is how long they're doing the donations. I'll be updating on this later tomorrow.

UPDATE: The print, alas, is not happening, at least not before April. However, I will still be doing ink drawings for anyone donating and emailing me proof. The drawings will be black ink on 6x6in bristol with limited color touches.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I finally scanned that other piece I did and now it's up on hitRECord. It's a pretty simple drawing, so the size there is clear enough that I'm not going to repost it here for details. I might edit the curves or something. The glare of those doves in the center didn't show up on the monitor I scanned it with.

By the way, watercolor on craft paper is a pain in the ass, but I like the effects. The hitRECord image was with cheap Sakura opaques, but here's a piece from this morning's class that uses my good transparent watercolors (though I also used the Sakura back and white).

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Looking again at the hitRECord formating, I'm realizing that the drawing I just put up on there (the other still needs to be scanned), is pretty small in resolution. So, I'm posting it here as well. Do remember that it's on hitRECord, though, so while it's still mine to display and sell independently if I wish to, it is licensed as collaboration material within that company. It also does use two other sources through hitRECord; the wings are partial traces from photographs (it's a time saver and I found the wings in those photos quite lovely).

Anyhow, here it is:
The RECord itself is here.
Woah, I disappeared there again. Well, I'm still working on those other images. And catching up with school. But I just churned out a sketch and an experimental drawing for, so check it out! I'm ChrisStorms there.