Art (Wonder Woman)

19 Jul 2017 21:18
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Title: Bulletproof
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: DCU, Wonder Woman (2017)
Characters/Pairings: Diana
Content Notes: This is a quick one, sketched with pencil. Don't have the time to do a proper watercolour painting job as yet. So in the mean time, I've added some digital tinting in Photoshop, as well as played around with the lighting. I actually like the results. ^___^

Created for the [community profile] drawesome Weekly Challenge #3: Song Lyric Prompt. Inspired by Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia (Ricochet, you take your aim, fire away...).

Preview:


Click here for entire artwork )
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This is inspired by a place by my work that does something similar, but with pear compote.

Ingredients:

* Sharp white cheddar (mine came from CostCo, the Coastal stuff)
* Rosemary bread (mine came from Trader Joe's)
* Lemon curd (another thing from Trader Joe's)
* Butter (I did unsalted, the cheddar is plenty salty enough)

Tools:

* Toaster Oven
* Frying pan and oven

Steps:

* Lightly toast one side of the rosemary bread in the oven
* One one slice of rosemary bread, put a pile of chopped up white cheddar chunks on the toasted side. Put it back into the toaster oven until the cheese gets pretty melty.
* While that's going on, spread lemon curd on the other piece of bread, on the toasted side.
* Put a pat of butter in your frying pan and melt it
* Take your melted cheesy bread out of the toaster oven, put both pieces together so the cheese of one side is against the lemon curd of the other
* Put your sandwich into the pan, swish it around, flip it to the other side--this will make sure that both sides have butter as you pan toast.
* Toast both sides of your sandwich in the pan with the butter, flipping as necessary. When it's toasted to your liking, put it on a plate.
* Tada! Fancy grilled cheese.
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  1. Google No - DuckDuckGo

    So I saw via Tumblr this week that Google did this sneaky thing where they have quietly dropped the ban on personally identifiable web tracking. Meaning: Until now, Google collected your data, but did not attach your name to it. Now, they can, and will. O_O

    There are helpful instructions at the link on how to opt out of this, which I went ahead and followed. Furthermore, I decided to make DuckDuckGo my default search engine, since its main feature is that it is a Non-Tracking search engine.

  2. Stay Motivated

    Here's an article (via [personal profile] umadoshi) on How to Stay Motivated in an era of stupidity, which is worth the read, especially as artists and creators in fandom. We could all benefit from reminding ourselves that the act of creating has merit and value to ourselves and each other, now more than ever.

  3. Art Challenges

    • Defenders Big Bang:
      Have to remember to get started on this one! Art is due on 1st August. I was holding out to read the author's completed story, but since I have an idea of what direction I want to go in from the initial draft, I think I'm going to go ahead and start on the artwork this week.

    • Weekly Challenge #3 - Song Lyric:
      This week's prompt at [community profile] drawesome is a Lyric from one of your favourite songs. I got Wonder Woman (2017) on my mind, and there are so many songs on my playlist that make me think of her bravery, strength of character, and general awesomeness. I am fangirling that movie SO HARD, so this is the perfect incentive to do a bit of WW fanart.

    STEREKKKK

    10 Jul 2017 16:26
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    So Teen Wolf fandom is having a meltdown over the new trailer for the final episodes of Season-whatever. Apparently Tyler Hoechlin is back! Derek and Stiles might actually be in the same room together? IS THIS THE REAL LIFE??

    Trailer on YouTube )

    I stopped watching when they killed off Erica, Boyd and Allison on Season 3, but never left the fandom. My shippy heart is stuck on Sterek for life. ♥____♥ THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!! \o/ ...Actually, no - it's probably going to SUCK :b , and Stiles and Derek might only share screen-time for those 3 seconds shown in the trailer:



    But who cares?? Fandom will come through! I am already anticipating AO3 being flooded with fix-it fic, and whole epics being written around those 3 seconds of interaction. :D :D :D
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    Title: Me A Monster
    Artist: [personal profile] goss
    Rating: G
    Fandom: Black Sails
    Characters/Pairings: Captain Flint
    Content Notes: Drawn and shaded with watercolour pencils, with watercolour paint applied to the background. Created for the [community profile] drawesome Weekly Challenge #2 (Word Prompt: Villainous).

    Title taken from a particularly memorable line by Captain Flint: "They took everything from us. Then they call me a monster?". I find the show's examination of good guy/bad guy, and its running theme of "heroic" characters carrying out villainous actions, to be quite fascinating.

    Preview:


    Click here for entire artwork )
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    Collected from my twitter feed per a friend's request, so I haven't read them all. 'ware the tags, etc, etc. Includes some Blackhawks fic, just FYI.

    To Do Wrong (14385 words) by thedeadparrot
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
    Relationships: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
    Characters: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards
    Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Cyberpunk, Alternate Universe - Blade Runner Fusion, Established Relationship
    Summary:


    The years of doing this -- the same case files full of replicants, the same days and weeks of hunting them through the streets of LA, the same whistling of the kettle when the water's ready -- they're all sitting on Mike's shoulders, weighing him down.


    Careful Fear and Dead Devotion (9302 words) by othersideofthis
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
    Characters: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Tyler Toffoli
    Additional Tags: 2014-2015 NHL Season, Established Relationship, Depression, Career Ending Injury
    Summary:

    “Why put yourself through any of this?”

    “Because it’s you,” Jeff says, like it’s really that simple, and maybe it is. “It’s always been you.”


    Everyday Travesties (17676 words) by ionthesparrow
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Mature
    Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Relationships: Nick Bjugstad/Kyle Rau
    Characters: Nick Bjugstad, Kyle Rau, Jonathan Huberdeau
    Additional Tags: Florida Panthers, Established Relationship, Humor
    Summary:

    A comedy about the tragedies of everyday life. Starring Nick Bjugstad, Kyle Rau, Kyle Rau’s family, Jonathan Huberdeau, assorted Florida Panthers, and a rookie that everyone has agreed is better left nameless.


    Put On Some Red Lipstick and Live a Little (1088 words) by angelsaves
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Corey Crawford/Johnny Oduya/Marcus Kruger
    Characters: Corey Crawford, Johnny Oduya, Marcus Kruger
    Additional Tags: Lipstick & Lip Gloss, Feminization, Threesome - M/M/M
    Summary:

    In which Corey Crawford gets in touch with his pretty side, with help from his two Swedish boyfriends.


    #getonyourknees (2000 words) by angelsaves
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF, Canadian television personality
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Maripier Morin/Brandon Prust/Brendan Gallagher
    Characters: Maripier Morin, Brandon Prust, Brendan Gallagher
    Additional Tags: Threesome - F/M/M, Dom/sub, Kneeling, Orgasm Delay/Denial
    Summary:

    Brandon Prust and Brendan Gallagher were a little too sassy to Maripier Morin on Twitter the other day. She thinks they need to be taught a lesson. They're not opposed.


    Includes D/s (D/s/s, perhaps?) elements, kneeling, and orgasm delay.


    Bet That I Can Make You Believe (1677 words) by angelsaves
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Mature
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Duncan Keith/Brent Seabrook
    Characters: Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Nick Leddy, John Scott
    Additional Tags: Sex Magic
    Summary:

    Obviously, what the Blackhawks need to turn their slump around is some good old-fashioned sex magic. In which Brent Seabrook convinces Duncan Keith to do a spell with him. Nick Leddy might need some brain bleach.


    Everyday Electricity (the Everyday Travesties remix) (5469 words) by othersideofthis
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Nick Bjugstad/Kyle Rau, Lawson Crouse/Travis Konecny
    Characters: Jonathan Huberdeau, Adrian Kempe
    Additional Tags: Remix, Alternate Universe - Dystopia, Soul Bond, Science Fiction, Established Relationship
    Summary:

    Nick and Kyle met in the North. They were just kids, but when they saw each other, they knew.


    capital c (1787 words) by othersideofthis
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Joe Thornton/Joe Pavelski
    Additional Tags: Established Relationship
    Summary:

    Pavs stops him after the first practice, curls one hand around Joe’s wrist. “This doesn’t change anything, you know.”

    His hand’s cold, that’s what Joe focuses on. Five freezing little knife points, digging into his skin.


    Broke my heart to leave the city (2305 words) by othersideofthis
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hockey RPF
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Nick Leddy/Brandon Saad
    Characters: Nick Leddy, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw
    Additional Tags: Epistolary, Social Media, Post-Trade, 2014-2015 NHL Season, Long-Distance Relationship, Multimedia, Embedded Images
    Summary:

    This is his Nick, but it’s not -- this is a Nick who is finally playing the minutes he deserves, this is a Nick who has new teammates and a new family, this is a Nick who is going to tear it up in blue and orange. Brandon feels off-balance until Nick smiles, and he remembers: this is a Nick who whispered, over and over when he thought Brandon was sleeping, I don’t want to go anywhere you aren’t and I would stay, for you, if I could and I love you, I love you, I love you.

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    I have realized that I will never again fit into some of my suits.  If anyone reading this knows someone starting a professional career who could use a bunch of blazers, skirt suits, and pant suits in women's size 6, let me know; if not, I will give them to my local Suited for Change, which helps women with professional outfits.

    Mail | Icon | Crafty

    9 Jul 2017 10:29
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    1. Mail!

      Thanks for the awesome Doctor Who themed postcards, [personal profile] misbegotten! I looooove them. ^___^

    2. Icon

      I saw this pair of pretty amazing gifs (from the animated Avengers Assemble tv series, I think) via Tumblr the other day... Steve Rogers: Artist in Despair )

      ...and could not pass up the chance to make myself an icon. It is quite literally /o\ . Hee.



    3. Craft Project: Class gifts

      I found this really great idea on Pinterest for gifting my class with an End of the Academic Year token: a Student Survival Kit. It's a collection of items like pen, eraser, paperclips, etc., but with a little meaning behind each one. Here are 2 pics showing the gift bags I made up for each student, with the items listed in the front: 2 Photos: Student Survival Kit )

      I decided to add my own spin to it, and make it a cute, interactive, bonding experience for the class. The really special part had to do with the last item: the puzzle piece (To know that you are an important part of the picture). I found an inspirational poster online, and Photoshopped in some stars, the class name, and an overlay of a puzzle template. Printed on bristol board, cut out the puzzle pieces, labelled each one with a student's name and added the individual pieces to their gift bags.

      And then waited for them to open up their bags, find the puzzle piece and then slowly realise it might be part of a larger picture. I sat back and enjoyed watching them scramble to get together and contribute all their pieces, eager to solve it. Delight at seeing their class name form and touched by the message. There were lots of Awwwww's and sentimental mush. LOL. It was a nice moment, and worth the lack of sleep and painstaking work of cutting all those puzzle pieces the night before. :b

      Photo: Class Jigsaw Puzzle )

    trope-bingo card!

    8 Jul 2017 12:38
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    ROAD TRIP HAPPY ENDING AU: SUPERNATURAL MATCHMAKER AU: OTHER
    HUDDLE FOR WARMTH BETS/WAGERS SECRET TWIN/

    DOPPELGANGER
    TELEPATHY/

    MIND MELD
    HANDCUFFED/

    BOUND TOGETHER
    AU: HISTORICAL RARE PAIRS FREE SPACE CHOSEN FAMILY RIVALS TO LOVERS
    IN VINO VERITAS/

    DRUNK FIC
    META FICTION AMNESIA LOVE TRIANGLE AGAINST

    ALL ODDS
    AU: ROYALTY/

    ARISTOCRACY/

    FEUDAL
    CROSS DRESSING/

    COSTUMES
    FAKE

    RELATIONSHIP
    COMING OUT

    (OF THE CLOSET)
    FORK IN

    THE ROAD
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    1. FIRST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION! \o/ \o/ \o/

      Actually, I'm meeting a student in an hour, and will be helping her to complete an art project over the next 3 days, and then I will be working 9-to-5 on a job marking papers for a national exam for the next two weeks. Plus I agreed to run the Art-and-Crafts section at a kids day camp that starts next weekend.

      ...so, haha, not so much with the vacation. :b But! After all that is over, I might still have a week or two to myself! Maybe? /o\

    2. It's a good thing that I spent some time last weekend, not just moving my Photobucket pictures to a new space, but cataloging which posts they came from. More and more images in my journal turned up with broken links this week. And then I read how some people couldn't even access the pics in their Photobucket account.

      So I went in and saved all the pics I had on there from before 2007, and with that done, I deleted my Photobucket account for good. No sense in having broken images with that stupid Photobucket ransom note all over the place. I'm hoping to restore the original images over the summer, and maybe even update my website with new artwork from the past 3-4 years. :b

    3. I continue to be delighted by how things are shaping up with the [community profile] drawesome community. I have always looked to Fandom as a place to fit in and interact and do fun things with other fan artists, and over the years with the dwindling activity on LJ, all of that had dried up for me.

      So it's exciting to think about once more having a place, here on DW, where I can get that sense of Fannish Art Community that I miss a lot. And I can't express how happy it makes me, that so many other Fan Artists are on board with this. ^___^ People often say "Be the change you want to see", and after so many years, I'm so glad I took the plunge to create the comm. And thanks as always to all you guys for the support. :)

    4. And related to #3, this week's Drawing Challenge at the comm is a word prompt: VILLAINOUS. Which, so cool! I'm thinking about like, grey area villains - Maleficent (the movie), Elphaba from Wicked, Loki, Smallville's Lex Luthor, Irene Adler, The Master from Doctor Who, Dottie Underwood from Agent Carter, even Captain Flint from Black Sails. EEE! Plenty possibilities with this one. :D :D :D
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