It just seems weird to have a bunny OC and draw him for Christmas and not Easter, so. Happy Easter!
Every aspect of my life is going horribly right now, and while I can’t do anything about RL and sports fandom, I’m seriously reassessing just how much time I’m supposed to spend on the B/C because no matter how much I bleed all over that, it’s never enough for some people. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
Last December, when I got my CCH, I’d intended to do a whole series of little kemonomimi kids in cute clothes, with the base sketches done in LayerPaint. It didn’t happen because, as it turned out, I suck at designing clothes. This is the only one that made it to completion (whaddya mean flats aren’t completion?), a pouty little Cocker Spaniel girl. I don’t know why she’s sulking - maybe because her clothes are so frumpy. Q_Q Yeah, it was probably for the best that series died in infancy. I had a sketch all prepped for a catgirl next, but, four months later, it’s starting to look a little unlikely…
Can you tell I keep forgetting to update my Tumblr
"How did I come all the way here just to be a rabbit? Why couldn’t I have been a praying mantis?"
"I think…I would be a snake with ears."
"…Thanks for addressing my existentialist crisis."
Fursuenas - for when fursonas aren’t enough: maxxdick's melanistic naguar, and my buntis. ಠ_ಠ Maxx said he might colour them, so I ain't gonna.
The Unnecessarily Long Analysis of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #27 - Chromedome and Prowl ‘Reunion’ Scene (aka. Surprise! We don’t have to change our Chromedome/Prowl FST after all though now we might need a “Hatefuck” EP)
A month ago, I asserted that “Maxx and I have gone back and forth over Chromedome and Prowl’s hypothetical reunion so many times that, no matter what happens here, we’re almost inevitably going to be severely underwhelmed” - the moment finally arrived in MTMTE #27, and, to my surprise, we were not severely underwhelmed (though if the Dark Cybertron finale doesn’t pick up the threads, we will be - so we probably will be). Somewhat baffled, slightly frustrated, mildly intrigued - but not severely underwhelmed, which must be some sort of improvement. To set the scene - as the two sides converge, Prowl stresses the urgency of combating Shockwave to Bumblebee, who tells him to first mingle: ”There has to be somebody you want to say ‘hi’ to,” “Actually…I suppose there is.” While Chromedome turns down Ultra Magnus’ request to utilise his mnemosurgical abilities, wandering away from the Lost Light: ”I promised Rewind I wouldn’t. Not anymore. I’ve had enough with memory problems. Solving them - or causing them.” Which, half an issue later, brings us to this. Let’s unpack all this entirely, page by page.
"Aren’t you in the wrong medium?"
"They sort of killed me in the comics. I’m hoping for a job here?"
The wonderful moggietoes drew us amazing suprise!Christmas presents, and I jumped at the chance to art trade it - especially since what she wanted was Loki. Free-reign on Loki. Since she enjoys both movie and comics Loki, my mind immediately jumped to shoving Movie and Kid Loki into the same picture…and…this…happened.
The terrible thing is that I took two whole friggin’ months to finish the lines on this. Two whole friggin’ months. I am just never to be trusted with art trades ever again. Q_Q
Once My Lover, Now My Friend (What a Cunning Way to Condescend)
i.e. The Chromedome and Prowl Show
01 Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up to Dry
02 Frightened Rabbit - Be Less Rude
03 Gentleman Reg - I Could be What you Wanted
04 Death Cab for Cutie - Debate Exposes Doubt
05 CHVRCHES - Tether
06 The National - Start a War
07 London Grammar - Metal and Dust
08 The Swell Season - Once
09 The xx - Sunset
Hidden Track: Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer
A “visually-aided” FST released before Transformers: More than Meets the Eye 27 can drop and (probably) shatter any currently relatively-legitimate headcanons we might have expressed in this fanmix. Panels judiciously excerpted from issues 1, 9-11, & 14 to…interpret the Chromedome/Prowl relationship portrayed in MTMTE to date.
"We also play off a bit of a Chromedome-Prowl, you know, erm, partnership, you know - relationship. And it’s uh, you know, it’s left ambiguous, but there’s, there’s sort of a - they’re partners, but there’s sort of a stronger, uh, stronger bond between the two of them, I guess." - James Roberts, “The Underbase Deconstructs Shadowplay”
Have a bonus track in visual form…
Finally! Finished! Those Loki lines, so: sketch drivel. Every time I do this, I think, “That’ll teach me not to use a ref!” It usually does. :\ Sort of this, season 2 - more cut, not a rookie anymore.
I can never do another art trade, I can’t be trusted with them. QAQ 1½ months in and I’m still here.
Transformers: Robots in Disguise #26 - Dark Cybertron 9 Preview
Maxx and I have gone back and forth over Chromedome and Prowl’s hypothetical reunion so many times that, no matter what happens here, we’re almost inevitably going to be severely underwhelmed. Which, to be fair, is how we’ve felt about pretty much everything that’s been done with Prowl in RiD so far. I know there was no way he could have been on the Lost Light Crew, but, argh, the little glimpses of MTMTE Prowl (characterisation and art) have hurt. We’ll see who’s writing this bit, I guess - though I wish the issue arrangement could have pushed this part into Milne art.
Unless nothing happens. Betting pool is still odds-on nothing happens.
Update: Well, nothing happened. Rinse and repeat post for next issue.
Super-quick sketch in LayerPaintHD again. So quick, in fact, I completely neglected to draw in forearms. Definitely one of those pictures not to be looked at too closely, to say the least.
Maxx and I had been talking about how much we missed the pre-boot Red Robin and this eventually resulted. For some reason, we’ve collectively drawn quite a bit of ‘Tink’ Drake over the years.
Thanks for the follows on my reblog Tumblr! Once again, go follow @maxxderailed if you haven’t already. And if you haven’t followed Maxx’s actual main Tumblr @maxxdick yet, you are missing out, my friend.
Some people who aren’t even following my main Tumblr are following my reblog Tumblr now! I’m not sure if that counts as a success or a failure, but it should count for something. :V
I’ve started using my reblog Tumblr, @jundenial, again, though it seems I’m largely using it for pastel food…
…but to be honest, the reblog Tumblr you should really be following is Maxx’s, @maxxderailed. He curates.
Also: I tend to forget, seeing as most of my ‘followers’ seem to be spam blogs, but - if I know you and should be following you, please tell me! QAQ
For the first time ever, an art collab of ours (lines me, colour Maxx) has exceeded a hundred notes…and it’s on an ‘RP’ art blog that we can never really claim direct credit on.
Oversketch, Undersketch - or: how you can tell the moment I gave up on life because it’s when I started undersketching all my faces like this.
Maxx keeps telling me to post this because he thinks it looks like something from Fuan no Tane in context, and I keep telling him there’s no point because I’d be posting it out of context, but he usually wins these arguments anyway. I generally refer to them as my kodama-muppet undersketches. These months, every time I have a few minutes to ‘srs’-draw at the table, on the computer, I’ve been very slowly working on this Loki art trade. It’s been very slow-going, partially because I have no time, and partially because I have no idea what I’m doing. Q_Q But that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is Fuan no Tane kodama-muppet.
Oh, yeah, and Happy Chinese New Year!
I’ve always been a sucker for 63!Oblio.
Culmination of messing around in LayerPaintHD over a few nights. It’s super frustrating for someone like me to work in such a limited environment without the advantage of refs (and the program freezing every time I try to move a line - not sure if it’s the limitation of the CCH in general, or my 16gig version), but it’s also the only way I can grab a few minutes of sketch time every other night right now, and I might as well be honest and admit I wouldn’t post anything otherwise anyway.
Life is not living very well right now. I am in a sort of panic-crisis-shutdown-denial mode these days, but existence persists.