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Monday, 23 August 2010

Falling for Firefly

I have a confession to make... I'm falling in love with Nathan Fillion! I have just started watching Firefly, and I LOVE it! I am so glad I chose to buy the complete series! I watched a trailer for it on YouTube and it looked good, now I am completely hooked! I am itching to search the net for more info and fansites of Firefly, but at the same time I don't want to find out what is going to happen next! Catch 22!

So I am now trying to resolve myself saving just some pictures and enjoying watching the series! I just don't want to risk seeing what will happen, but Nathan is just so gorgeous! I just have to have a gorgeous picture of him on my desktop wallpaper... sigh. I think I'm in Firefly Heaven!

Monday, 16 August 2010

New Sketch - Lady Hawkmoth

I've started my 'Lunchtime Sketches' again! Here's a new sketch I've just finished of a fairy. I've been looking at Amy Brown's art, and thought I would have a go at emulating her style of doing fairies and see how I did at it. So I thought about doing a sketch of a fairy dancing, I expected to do Amy Brown style clothing on her, with the striped tights that I love so much. But as I started drawing her, she seemed to take on a life of her own. I started thinking more and more how my fairy would dress, then how I wanted her wings - I've now discovered how difficult it is to draw the wings, trying to get them even in size and shape, and as symmetrical as possible. I've now decided that if they aren't symmetrical, not all things in nature are, so it makes her look more natural! :)

I love Hawkmoths, so used them as inspiration for the decorating of the wings. At first I was going to have the wings behind her, so you would only see the tips, but then I thought as she was dancing, she would probably have them out on show, a bit like a Peacock does when trying to impress a potential partner. So maybe this is the dance of love, and she is trying to impress a potential fairy partner?

I'm having fun inventing my own fairy world to play with!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Who Am I?

Name: Sketching Girl (I like to keep my real name private)

Age: 28

Location: England, UK

About Me: I live at home with my parents, work in an office part time to allow me the time to work on my hobbies!

Hobbies: Creating Pencil and Colour Pencil Art, Writing Fiction & Screenplays, Creating Dolls House and Miniature Scenes, Reading Comics, Watching Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Tarot,

Interests: Fantasy Art, D&D Miniatures, Collecting Action Figures, Paganism, Occult, Witchcraft,

TV: Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Primeval, True Blood, Earth 2,

Music: Within Temptation, Muse, Tarja / Nightwish, Evanescence, Nickelback, Ben's Brother, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Idina Menzel, Enrique Igleisias,

: X-Men 1, 2, 3 & Wolverine Origins, Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, Dawn of the Dead, The Mist, Silent Hill, Waterworld, The Bourne Trilogy, Aliens, Alien Resurrection, Aliens vs Predator, Hellboy, Ghost Rider, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Elektra, Daredevil, and many Marvel Comics movies.

About My Journal: I post about my art, my writing, movies I've recently watched, music I like, my Dolls House Miniatures, Action Figures, Craft Projects, Goals, and Things I Want to Achieve.

What I Write/What I Don't Write: I like to write anything with a supernatural element, either fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, dark fantasy, the sort of thing I would like to read. I do like to write some fanfiction, but not usually more than just a short piece on it, a paragraph or two. I get really excited about creating my own characters and fantasy situations. I also love to dabble in movie script writing, I love watching the making of movie documentaries when they talk about how they came up with the idea and how they started to write the movie - I would so love to write for movies!

What I Read: Anything sci-fi and urban fantasy. Two of my favourite series are Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, and Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin.

Could I Edit Someone's Work: I could, as I can correct spelling, some grammar and punctuation, but I often struggle to find time to write, so would definitely struggle to find time to edit. Sorry!

What I'm Looking For: New friends, people I can bounce ideas with, and plenty of encouragement to write from like-minded individuals!