Man, three CGs in a row. You must think I have a major project I'm procrastinating from or something. That's pretty much how it is. A 15-page senior seminar paper is staring me in the face so I'm retreating into a corner with my tablet to draw characters from slice-of-life youkai-befriending anime. But soon, soon I will have to do that project and then I will be DONE with it and basically done with college...
During my conversation with Chloe yesterday, she asked me if I wanted her to draw anything else, so I said, "sure" and asked her to draw Erin here. The result, while not impressive, comes less than 24 hours later. Not a bad pace by the both of us, if I do say so myself.
After about 95 hours of gameplay, my party finally beat the last boss of Tales of Vesperia. Overall, it was a really satisfying game with great characters and lots of good party interactions. I wanted to play as most of the party members, but each character is individualized enough that in order to get good enough with any one, you can't really spend time learning the others, especially later on when each character has a variety of different tricks and commands thanks to the huge array of skills available. Perhaps later on I'll replay the game on the PS3 with different friends, and get to try out something new... or perhaps I'll get to play Estelle again. She's good enough that I don't mind either way. I'm looking forward to hearing her voiced in Japanese and seeing the new story points of the PS3 version. But for now, in celebration of finishing the game, I made a new CG of her even though I've been absurdly busy lately.
Some things just tick me off. One of those is when people seem to think that science fiction cannot be literature, which is the position of my present creative writing professor. It's kind of a killjoy when the professor tells you that the kind of thing you like to write, you shouldn't bother with because she thinks it's a waste of time. Makes one tend to get rather bitter, and feel like the rest of the class is a waste of time. Anyway, I was in quite a funk yesterday on account of that and a few other points. For some reason, this made me want to draw. First thing I did was a sketch of Natsume (of Natsume Yuujinchou), based on a reference frame from the anime. Well, I was so surprised at how well it turned out, I did another drawing, Nakiami from Xam'd: Lost Memories, and colored it within less than half a day. Amazing how that works. (As for the Natsume pic... I'll probably color it eventually, but I want to spend a little more time on it than this one.)
About a day and a half ago I posted an image I had finished coloring as a result of procrastinating from writing a story for my class. Not much later, Chloe (who had drawn the image about 2 years ago) scoffed at my efforts and told me to color something newer. Such as an image drawn to my request immediately. I thought a bit, settled on MISAKA Imouto (a nice design and one fitting for Chloe's art style) and no sooner said than done, a PSD lineart file had found its way to my inbox. Of course, I had to write a story first, which got dismissed as "just sci-fi" by many of my peers and by my professor, and ended up getting hardly any sleep... but after I was finally done with my long day of classes, I sat down and colored myself a picture. I quite like it.
There is nothing like work that I must do to make sure that I do work that does not need to be done. I have a new coloring of an old drawing of Shiori from Kanon in the gallery.