April 26, 2009

Laptop Withdrawls

Not having my own computer, in my own room, with my own programs, bites so badly.
It's been 2 and a half weeks since I sent my comp in for servicing and still not a peep, not a squeek not a clue.
No way to contact them in a manner that they'll reply to since it'd classify as a "request for estimated time of repair" which they have a policy of not responding to:

"We will not respond to requests for turnaround times, eta's or fault descriptions"

No email, no phone number either.

"We regret that we cannot provide estimated repair times."

I want my damned laptop back :(

I have a few new sketches to upload as well but i'm just lacking in any sort of motivation to post them right now.


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April 20, 2009

PE drawing and STILL NO LAPTOP

Since having to go back to natural media lately i've been picking up things I haven't used in forever, thus the rustiness.
It's nice using inks again. :D

This was a picture done for a character exchange.
I had to draw their character, Nian, as merman/aquatic creature person, heheh much fun.

And a detail shot for those so inclined ^_^ :



Character is (C) it's respective owner
Images (C)2009 V.Silva/Veronica Silva/Albyon/whatever other name I decide to use :D

April 9, 2009

Some Sketches in Pencil or Lamenting the Loss of Lappy

Yes, my laptop is still in Brisbane.
One week and a day after it conked out.
It is supposed to be in Victoria getting fixed by now, this makes me sad.

So I revert to doodling in ye olde sketchbooks.

With my obsession with all things Heian, it was only a matter of time before I created a character from that period.
Pardon the darkness of the image, it was sketched in my brown paper sketchbook and scanned in B/W.
Meet Akiko.



Also, this was doodled for a rather impatient friend who wants to see a particular character of mine drawn in a particular era/style. For now, this doodle will have to tide you over, N. ^_^




Man, blogger is been a real @$$ to work with today :/

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April 7, 2009

Laptop-less For A While

My computer stopped working last Wednesday and i've been silently suffering without. I make no excuses about my addiction to the digital realm and without my programs, internets and music (which is ALL on my comp) I may as well be without a limb.
I am making do with spartan use of my mother's computer, though it is clunky, missing favoured and what i consider, necessary, software, it is still a little lifeline of escapism I need.
Today, I gave in to my digital sketching addiction by installing GIMP on this poor RAM deprived machine and gave it a good go.
Like a friend said, it's no Photoshop *sobs* but it will do for now, at least until I get Laptop back.
This is what I managed to doodle in GIMP.
It's a very close program to photoshop in regard to options and specs but there's just something missing about it, I can only say it's the fluidity of use, or something, and perhaps the sensetivity of the brushes themselves that feel different in a very noticeable way. Eh.
Blah, enough rambling. Get to the arts.

I agree, it's no Mona Lisa, but whatevs.
It was also meant to be Felicien when I started it but... no. Sigh.


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