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Sometimes I make Artbooks. Image heavy under the cut.

Let's Make Art in Our Artbooks, 2015 02 )

Yay art!

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Way back in...2010?, the Art Institute of Boston hosted a new little event called the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, or MICE for short. I went both because I really really like comics and because my totally rad roommate0 had a booth. It was one of my first exposures to the wonderful world of teeny-tiny zine like comics, mostly miniature autobio comics about gender, or things made of three sheets of printer paper stapled together and titled "The Dewey Decimal System is Decadent and Depraved"1, or a rare full colour whopping sixteen pages...still printed out on a home printer and stapled together by hand.

And at one point Ria was in desperate need of a food and so I wound up manning her station for a bit, and oh hey, a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 and a pen just happened to be at hand.

So I stole a line I had seen some of the REAL 2cartoonists using on Twitter around then, and tore the paper in half and folded it up into a little book (six pages, front and back cover) and titled it "Let's Make Art In Our Artbooks!" I fucked around, drew some stuff, and that was that. After Ria came back, I stretched out on the floor with a pencil, and attempted to make a second one (musing on how difficult it is to draw when you can actually erase your mistakes.)

And that was that, except then the following year at MICE, I had the good sense of mind to make another little artbook. These weren't to *show* anyone, oh gods no. They were just little personal comics to stick in my bag and feel good about later --it is so rare that I complete physical projects, even small ones, I must protect the ones I do.

Except then there was a ...thing4 and I found myself making another edition of Let's Make Art in Our Artbooks, this time around a theme. It made for a charming yet goofy little comic, extremely self-centered, but when have I ever not been thus?

And a few days later at work, I was subbing for an art class, and had nothing much to do for a couple periods. So I bent my hand to making an artbook for the hell of it, about my current State Of The Art.

And then today, I was subbing that class again. And so I made a conscious decision to use my free time to make another little Artbook (this one about pirates).

And oh help me, because these are glorious entertainment and only take me about two hours to complete or so (maybe even less? It's hard to suss out exactly.) They are probably much less interesting to you, because again, I am self-centered, but I have scanned them all in, and am posting them here. For posterity, perhaps, or more likely because I am proud of them and would like you to see them.

It's amazing what a fascinating little burst of creativity can be assembled from a single sheet of paper. Anyways: (Image heavy under cut)

Let's Make Art in our Artbook: Art Style )

Let's Make Arrrrrrt in our Artbook )

So yeah, I have made art, in my artbooks even. Given that I already have three, I would like to see if I can average one a week (for this month), so if you have any ideas, or things you'd like to see, toss 'em out there.


0: Ria is my totally rad roommate from college. I had six other roommates, but I identify them using other signifiers. (Nurit and Genni are my totally rad roommates from post college.)

1: This is a real thing. I own this. I should read it, but I'm afraid it would be a letdown after that title.

23: web

3: Isn't this the most delightfully awkward use of footnotes I've used in a good long time?

4: On my sexyfilter? See my next post (which won't be posted until late tonight)! Not on my sexyfilter? Sucks to be you!
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It's worth noting that I generally draw much better than that --this was quick, in pen, and when I'm out of practise. Rest assured, all Katstarter drawings will be much more polished.

Goddammit, I wasn't expecting this to work!! How am I supposed to be ENDLESSLY CYNICAL about the universe if you lot surprise me by being sweet and generous and making me feel worthwhile?

My jaw seems to be somewhere on the floor around here, if one of you could find it for me, that'd be just awesome.

Wow. Now I am in danger of bursting into tears for a whole different reason. *love!*

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Three years ago today, it was 2006, and I wrote what was pretty much a completely solid entry. It had me arguing with myself (denoted with italics), discussing my day, crypticness, and a totally amusing location:

Juicebox! ...Hoorah for Zaphesque behaviour

((Of course, now all I can think of when I see "location: juicebox" is "My location is...bookshop."))

So, one of the more complicated denizen stories is that of Zaphod. For a very long time, Kat and I were both very very obsessed with Hitchhikers, and for whatever reason, she had a version of Ford1 running around in her head, and I had a version of Zaph. A fair amount of fan art got drawn involving these two, and us, and varying combinations thereof.

For some reason, somewhere along the way, she drew a picture of Zaphod, where he was casually drinking a juicebox with one head. The juicebox was just a detail, it didn't have anything to do with anything, but it immediately and totally felt perfect for his character. (I think it was this one, though I feel it was older)

Soyeah. Zaphod likes juice boxes.

Also, Ford looks damn good in a kilt.

Unrelatedly, "Quite Athwart goes All Decorum" remains the most wordporny sentence Shakespere's ever written, I do believe. *shivers happily*


1The other day I totally used "Sarcasm, Ford." on Emily. It made me smile.
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So, a proper report of the last few weeks!

On the fourteenth, I got my drivers license, because I am rad.

On the fifteenth, I flew Home and went to Arisia )

Nineteenth was Monday of Arisia. While packing, I think to check the internet, find out what time I can move into my dorm. I mean, last year I could doso just post Arisia, it seemed sensible to expect the same out of this year.


"Hey mom? It says I can move in at noon. On the twenty-fifth."

Luckily, I had a handy dandy Magus who I could beg into giving me crash space for a week, so I did that.

Twentieth through the twenty fourth, I hung out with Magus, caught almost all the way up on Doctor Who (just need to watch the Christmas Special!), had a grand old time of things, and did a few other things, like harassing j7y more (it is a hobby! Also, we watched Mighty Boosh!!) and babysitting. And maybe I had a teeny tiny breakdown somewhere in the middle of All That, and had to spend a little bit of time righting my brain.

Twenty third was Friday of Vericon )

The twenty-fifth I skipped Vericon completely, moved in eventually, hugged my roommates, and got dragged to a lesbians house to watch a movie called "Wristcutters: A love story". I kinda want to write fanfic about that setting, though I think I'm not emo enough. Good movie though, very light and fun and reasonably fluffy. And romantic, of course.

The twenty sixth was today, and I'll report on all my classes once I've had the other two. Can I just say EEEE, CALCULUS! though?

And now food and dance. Ta!


1: Conner? Connor? *shrugs*


Jan. 27th, 2008 02:18 am
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Gyuh, I haven't even finished the conreports for the last con, I can't already have 'em for this one!


Vericon is awesome. Eeee, holyshit, I now have original Randall Munroe and Jeph Jacques art up next to my original Randy Milholland. I also now own something incredible, which is secret for the time being.

Anyways. The Vericon Masquerade.

It was a bit like prom, if prom had been filled with geeks and the DJ had known what he was doing, and all the music was fabulous.

*thinks a minute*

I take it back. It was nothing like prom.

But I was completely sold on the idea of a bouncy geek club-masquerade dance thing when the DJ played 'Yatta'. And then I was COMPLETELY sold on the idea, when the very next song was "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun"

Ahem: Eeeee!!!

Things of note: I taught a guy to waltz to "A Little Priest" (And missed my clone terribly while doing so), I learned how to 'chain' (grab hands, run in a really big circle, repeat), I watched Dr. McNinja and Pheonix Wright dance together (I lawled) I got a chance to do the dance from the music video of "Birdhouse in your Soul", I danced to Skullcrusher Mountain and Code Monkey, I pretty much agreed to join HRSFA*, I joined in a wonderful congo line for "King of Spain" (Yay Moxy Fruvous --thanks Eric! (As opposed to OtherEric or Eric (in elevators) or Eric the tomato or Eric-who-likes-my-hat, or Erik)

Other stuff happened too, but afterwards it was a general 'lets go sit in this building and chill for a while'. I wound up teaching Fluxx to a bunch of people, which was nice.

And, while it is definently trickier to go to a con without anyone else I know, by the end of tonight I was discussing sex and drugs with random people, so I suspect I'm doing it right.

Anyways, I'm going to try and go to sleep, but I suspect I won't get very far, what with the clone thing. Also, Jeph is built like a linebacker (even though you'd suspect him to be built like Martean), Pete is terribly nice and easily confused (I signed this book already! Yes, when my mom bought it for me. Now you're signing it for ME!) and Randall is still comprised win and more win. And sex.

That's all.


*Harvard Radcliffe Science Fiction Association. Harvards skiffy club. I'm totally allowed to join, even though I'm not a Harvard student, which is really good as I think if Lesley tried to start a skiffy club, there'd be like...eight of us. Total.
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"If trapping someone in your closet isn't "owning" them, I don't know what is."

Katters, in reference to my babblings on This Picture.

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Hokay, so. Sweeney Todd.

I went to see it again last night, and dragged along my sketchbook. My original plan was to do some sketchies in the theatre, but this fell to pieces. Instead, I made a big long list of Things, scenes, and charecters I ought to draw from the Sweeney Todd movie. (Also, here be spoilers) )


These notes are, of course, mainly for my own use, but if you see something you desperately want me to do and soon, let me know.

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Ha, I am done done done done DONE with reading livejournal, all caught up my flist! Only took me...geeze, when did I start? Six days ago?

So, uhm, yeah.

In other news, I have a New Years +6 days resolution (Because I had a Katters for six days already this year, and it's hard to make resolutions when the world is in the same state of slightly different it was when you ended the last year.) Anyways, I have this lovely new sketchbook that I bought that I actually really like --the cover is nice and sturdy, and silver and says "Create" on it. Create is a good word for the Sorcy.

It's a nice sketchbook. Spiral bound, which is great for drawing, since I can flip the book around and lean it against my knees or whatever, and about 150-200 pages. Which brings me to my New Years resolution: I want to have filled the sketchbook by the end of 2008.

The ulterior motive for this is to become a better artist --it annoys me slightly that OtherKat can just pull out a pencil and draw something fabulous in seconds. Butyes. One sketchbook, full by Dec31st 2008.

You can watch my progress on deviantart, which will update much more often when I have access to a working scanner, or you can wait for me to post here, because I really like showing off stuff I've drawn.

I've got other halfassed general resolutions (including "give blood 4-6 times", which is actually an awesome resolution) but this is the one I'm actually working on at the moment. Really, once you've made a Mission101 list, you don't really need to focus on resolutions so much...

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Soyeah. I've been drawing a bunch in the past two days, and scanning a BUNCH so I have a massive art update of assorted arts.

First off, yesterday I was randomly asking people on AIM what I should draw (I still am, so if you're in a conversation with me, I'll probably ask --sn is the same as my elljay name). While I haven't gotten around to drawing Tho, and VW minibuses appear to be beyond my current skills, I did manage to draw a lovely picture of meat for Keira.

Next is a couple of Highly Random fanarts for Sweeney Todd, both of which are indirectly the fault of OtherKat. She told me to draw something with pie, shoes, and pirates, so I drew Mrs. Lovett throwing a pie at a shoe stealing pirate and a picture from when I visited her, of Tobias Ragg being cute and tiny like a hamster.

Couple of old stuff from tenth/eleventh grade got scanned, including a picture of a zombie girl, and a sketch of my charecter Elektra Elliot.

Random crayon superhero doodles from an Access project: Tomato Eating Girl!, Werewulf, Master of Momitude! and Useless Girl!. And a non-superhero crayon drawing of me holding a nice big sledgehammer.

And, randomly, another picture of me holding a nice big sledgehammer. I may have mentioned this picture in my journal, it's from about a month ago, when I was pulling an all nighter for my last final and frustrated with the world.

Some random sketches and doodles from while Katters was visiting me -- an image of The Katters looking scared, some Glompage, The Katters as mixed with Bernard Black, and a very goth looking katter.

Last two pictures are illustrations to a somewhat creepy story Katters is writing about fictional!Katters, one for each of the chapters she's done. Warning, some crappily drawn blood and whatnot. The first one -- 'Reliving Old Memories' and the second one -- 'Because I have to write'.

That's all for now, but I'm on both drawing and scanning binges right now, so I'm sure you'll see more before too long.

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I am suddenly, irrationally, tempted to draw chibi versions of everyone I know.

Does anybody specifically want to see themselves chibified via my crap art skill?


ETA: Holycrap! Lots of you want chibis! Groovy. I'm just going straight down The List )

Once I've scanned your chibi, I will link to it above and in reply to your comment. If I see you in real life sometime in the next two months, I will give you the original then, if not, I can hopefully mail them.

ETA II -- Hokay, I don't have access to a scanner, but I do have a webcam. So me and my crappy webcam will take a pic of your chibi, so I can post it over in my dA gallary, and then I will send or hand you the original at a convinient time. If it's after I go home for the holidays, I will scan it properly too.
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Right at about the point where my mind uttered the sentance "Tears make lovely hand lotion" (Which I swear was followed with "...I cannot believe you just said that.") my brain kinda snapped back at me.

You know that noise in Geetar Hero, the final chord before the main menu comes down? That is *exactly* the noise my brain made. It made that noise, and shoved me bodily out of the forest of emo onto a stage and said "SPONTANEOUS METAL INTERLUDE" really *really* loudly. REALLY loudly.

And my brain demanded that I draw. So I shrugged, and pulled out my pen, and drew a picture of myself on a stage rocking the geetar.

And then I drew my dinosaur and KateMonster (Also known as \m/etal-Kate) in the audience, throwing up the horns.

And they looked lonely, so I drew pip-pip and what was meant to be Randall Munroe, but turned into black-hat-guy from xkcd.

By the end of sociology class, I was rocking out, with Gabe and Alis as my band (Gabe on keyboard and Alis on drums) and an audience of 22 assorted people in my audience, all but four who are comic-charecters, the oldest of which range back to fifth grade. And did I mention that the entire picture is in stick-figure form?

Soyeah. It is the greatest thing I have ever drawn in my life, second only to when I redraw it on a bigger piece of paper, so I can include more important people in it like Ksatyr and mom and Aly and Veronica. And more of my OC's.

You will get far more backstory and babbling then you ever needed when I scan and post it. Oh, and it WILL get posted. This is "the most rightous thing I have ever drawn in my life \m/".

*salutes* Ta!



Sep. 4th, 2007 08:27 pm
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Today was the wandering around day --everyone either wound up walking the freedom trail, doing some sort of community service, or (what I chose) having a "Day of the Arts" which meant we went to a couple of spifty museums.

Also, the pinnicle of spiftyness today is that my student ID can get me into the Museum of Fine Arts for free. Score!

The first museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem, was basically this huge old house filled with art. Apparently this eccentric and obscenely rich woman bought all this art and filled her house with it, and then, in her will, made a provision that none of the works she had installed could be replaced. I just wish I had that much money to decorate with --it almost looked like something out of the sims!

We didn't get a lot of time to poke around the MFA, but as it costs only $2.40 for the subway fare (I have a CharlieCard now!) I'll probably go back. The absolute coolest thing I found was this scrolling LED installation, that scrolled different messages from this womans work. She apparently wrote these books that were collections of slogans or something, and the LED thing ran a sixty minute loop of these messages. I walked away from it feeling particularily shaken --It all felt very much like I was recieving subliminal messages. Sometime when I've got a spare couple of hours, I may go back and watch the whole loop.

I rode home with the twins, Madeline, and newfriend Jess. We skipped the Harvard Square stop, where everyone was getting off, so that we could go down to Porter Square and poke around Porter Exchange some more. We wandered into this awesome Japanese grocery store (Which sells pocky, which I'm sure will make SOMEONE on my friendslist happy) and attempted to get lost in the basement.

We meandered home, slinking in and out of a Hollywood Video and History, which is a vintage clothes store. History has the GREATEST pair of Union Jack pumps in the window --of course, they cost something like $180. *sigh*

And, I mean, I don't like shoes. But they're really cute.

I left them reading books in there so I could go get my final transcript and bring it back to Porter Exchange. I stopped to slack on Seren a bit, and caught Magus being bored. Being as he promsed me ice cream, the two of us agreed to meet up at Porter Exchange and wander around Cambridge some.

blabla, boring transcript stuff, met up with Magus, who has a far superior photojournalists vest (Although his doesn't have romantic backstory, I suspect) and the two of us wandered around Mass ave and Porter/Davies Square, and got ice cream at this little store in Davies Square that I have totally forgotten the name of. >.<

Eventually, we wandered back to his place so I could meet his housemates, which was nice and only a little bit "" The three of them walked me back to Porter Square station and ran off on the T to go to some dinner party, and I wandered my way home. (Dun worry --it was still light out. I totally wasn't raped.)

Then I came home and slacked online for something like an hour and a half now. Yepyep.

Tomorrows grand schemes involve not having to go to any classes, meeting Jarne around twoish (So if I get kidnapped, Raped, and Murdered, you'll know why. Because, to quote him :
The short, wimpy rapist.
Who rapes people.
In bookstores in the middle of the day.
That would be impressive, actually."

(Yay for choosing big full bookstores to meet internet people in.)

Around sixish, I'm going to abandon him (if we haven't parted ways sooner) and meet up with the Bawston Dave and Diane for dinners.

And then I will go sleep more and have classes the next day.

I'm out


Quote of the Day: "Excuse me, child. Are you from the internet? "I'm an internet predator, y'see. I can only rape you if you're from the internet." --Jarne

Quote of the Yesterday: "The only dance I do is proceeded by the word 'chicken'"
--...Heather? One of the otaku girls.
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Yah. So, this weekend, instead of slacking and catching up on shtuff, I went to Camporee! Camporee is a big girl scout tradition, where a whole heap of troops all go to camp and chill in the same spot and hang out/do activities together.

Which happens to be seriously fun. BUT, because us awesome Troop 999 girls got old without noticing or something, it was the last Camporee we got to go to as girls. Which was sad, and made both me and Veronica ([ profile] drama_angel3189) cry most pathetically.

Babblings/Trip report )

And yeah. I'm beat. And at three-thirty or so, I'm booking for a party. Aieee.

In the meantime, I suppose I'll be slacking around online though. Catch you kids, kats, kittens, STGs, and...other folk later!

~Sor MOOP!
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(To finish the quote from the title: "I think you can in Europe!")

I have 318 messages to clean out of my elljay inbox.
I have 245 messages and 477 deviations to clean out of my devart inbox.
I have 699 unread messages to clean out of my gmail inbox.

All this in addition to the slowly diminishing giant pile of papers to deal with in my room, all my laundry and stuff, the fact that I have to get rid of all my junk before I leave the state, etc.

And, of course, I've been ruthless-like ignoring my clone for weeks (*whimper-whine!*) which is completely doubleplusungood. And ignoring other people as well, like V and Tho!

AND, I still owe Tho his exmass presents and V her exmass and birfday presents. And I gotta wrapandsend Katters' birfday presents.

And I have an AP exam on my clones birthday, which, by default (by which I mean, "facts I just pulled out of my arse") is also my birfday. So that sucks.

Camporee is this weekend. When I get home on Sunday, I will be going almost immediately to a birthday party for a friend of mine (Who, coincidentally, I still haven't bought a present for)

School's almost over, which means I gotta start figuring out what to study for my final exams.

I have no free time. I really, really need some free time. And money. I need free time and money, because I am broke something fierce.

Anyone wanna pay me to sit on my butt and get stuff done? Yeah, didn't think so. :p

Annnnnnd that's all. I gotta scan some stuff or draw or work on all of the above or something. Hard to tell.

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Last senior meeting before I graduate was today. Because, you know, I'm totally ready to end the thirteen (counting kindergarden) year process of public education.

More drawings. I'm planning on actually inking/colouring these before I post them, so none for you.

I need a catch-up on everything day. *sigh* Not *this* weekend, certainly. Saturday is prom (I have a dress finally -yay!) and Sunday I'm going out to Luna's.

Ksatyr forced picasa onto my computer. I haven't played with it much yet, but I certainly don't mind it. The problem is that it's a bit erratic about grabbing my files --It didn't grab a single icon I have on my machine, for instance, and I know they're in the right folders. Does Picasa ignore things if they're a certain size?

I may have it do-over and only pull actual photos. We'll see.

Annnnnnnd I gotta go clean my room. Needless drama today, WAY too much overdue drama on's been a bad week, apparently. And that's completely ignoring the fact that thirty-three perfectly healthy people are suddenly dead. *sigh*

On the plus side, Veronica got nominated for the Best Actress in a Play cappie. Yay for her!!

Off to the room. Bai!

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Yeah, this is just an ArtDump. But it is an artdump of AWESOME!!

First up, we have a loverly sketch of Magus in all his Hippie Pirate glory. Why am I drawing Magus? I don't actually know, especially as A) I don't draw real people very well, and B) I haven't seen him since New Years.

Thirdly is me being WAY loopy after Giving Blood. Just a cute little doodle.

Secondly, fourthly, fifthly, and sixthly are all pictures of Hyde in one fashion or another. He has INVADED my HEAD!!! Well, my muse at least. He is fun to draw though, so I don't object. Anywho:

Just one of those Mornings... which is mildly graphic -a few dead corpses scattered around, made milder by the fact that I can't draw corpses. Besides that, this is a really excellent picture --Hyde turned out WAY Spift.

Hyde's Room is just me sneaking into Hyde's room to draw him curled up reading, which he does a phenomenally high amount of the time. Amusing for his "To Do" list.

Be Careful What You Wish For. is Hyde surrounded by babes and the most Femme Zaphod I will ever draw in my life. I swear, nothing I could do could make him look like a male, and I wasn't about to give him a raging boner. (Or two. Whatever.)

Like a MADWOMAN! came about when I told Ksatyr I had been drawing Hyde like a madwoman. Being the silly boi he is, he immediately wanted to see this picture of Hyde as a madwoman. So I had to draw it. NOTE: I suck at drawing cheesecake-chicks like woah.

Annnnnnnnnnnd that's all! Have a good day.



Dec. 4th, 2006 06:38 pm
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Effing Elljay eating my effing posts.

Anywho, I have been drawing a lot, both for Holiday card designs and othercrap. I will not do as elaborate a post as last time since I'm pissed, so just here it is.

Card Designs:
1: Cheer Up Emu Kid
2: Dramallama

Sketching for card designs:

Really morbid and a bit creepy crap that I must've been really pissed to draw:
1: Anger

Old: Dante
New: Lini

Lini is probably the best of the lot. If you need anymore reason to go look at her, she has a very excellent set of breasts. They look very good.

Now, I am off to make Secret Holiday Polls. Ta!!



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