Have a tonne of icons laying around waiting to be posted (mostly Avengers :P) but in the meantime here's a little something I finished about a week ago - not quite in time for the release of The Dark Knight Rises, unfortunately (though I did go to the trilogy marathon at midnight and it was awesome. There was a costume, but that one's going to stay behind closed doors... :P). Took me freakin' ages and at times I thought I was being far too ambitious, but it turned out pretty epic in the end! It's based off the cover of Detective Comics 619, and as much as I didn't want to part with it, it now belongs to someone special (happy graduation, you!).
Been ages since I posted anything! Life's getting crazy again - the job offer fell through (boo!) so I've started on a Masters (as you do...). It's mostly online/distance, but this week I head to Sydney to be on campus for a whole 2 weeks - I'm wavering between insanely excited and ridiculously anxious... (mainly paranoid about getting lost - I really should get a phone with GPS one of these days)
Many, many assignments to do before I head down, but here's some Supernatural icons for sprntrl20in20. :)
Papercutting basically involves cutting intricate designs out of paper, usually with a craft knife ('X-acto' knife to any Yankees out there). Basically:
The Japanese call their version Kirigami; the Germans have Scherenshnitte (bless-you!); the Mexicans have papel picado... there's a tonne of amazing paper artists out there - and a few hanging around LJ, too!
I've really started to get into the craft, ever since I did that Christmas Wreath two months back. It's a lot more fun and less tedious than I thought it would be - the most frustrating part for me is actually designing the image rather than cutting it...
So. It's December. I figured I'd better put something Christmas-y up in the apartment... only seeing how this is my first Christmas away from home, I pretty much have no decorations. Being the person that I am, I figured I'd make something rather than buying - and being the cheap person I am, I decided to make that something from paper... So I sketched out an idea. Something small - a Christmas wreath:
(Please excuse the crappy image quality - I'm a bad photographer)
1 Free Saturday, 2 sheets of A3 paper, 7 Hours and 3 episodes of Stargate Atlantis (damn you S4 finale cliffhanger!) later:
(The yellow ruler is 15 cm; click through to see the large version)
Blehhhh! NOTE TO SELF: Next time you pick up a new hobby -- save yourself the insanity and start with something simple! Can't feel my fingers -- but I think it was worth it!
I'd really love to do something to say thanks to everyone for leaving awesome comments this year. This was my 'icon year' - I've mucked around a lot with colours in particular and y'all have been amazingly encouraging. I still geek out whenever I get that message that says someone's... (I was going to say 'watching me' but that's kinda creepy)... added me to their watch list. If I was super-organised I'd do something like lemonpunch's Christmas Palooza... but I'll leave that to the professionals ;)
Leave a comment with your TUTORIAL / Q&A request and I'll do my best to fill it! ♥
[+] I use The GIMP, but I think most things should be translatable. [+] I'd also appreciate it if you could choose from the more recent graphics posts - I'm a forgetful pers... What was I saying again?? [+] I'll be putting up separate posts for icons and wallpapers in the next couple of weeks, too :)
I guess everyone is doing a Supanova recap, so I figure I'd better, too, for posterity - it was my first 'con', after all... AND I DRESSED UP AS MERLIN, ZOMG. How did that even happen?! (Yeah, first con and first 'cosplay' - probably not the smartest idea!)
ETA: Now with photos! Click to enlarge.
Note: Skip the Panel part to avoid spoilers (up to 4x04).
Yeah, it was that 'The Project' thing - the camera cut me off BUT I WAS THERE, DAMMIT!! It was a tiny bit awkward but so worth the wait. (No one really knew what was supposed to happen and there was a part where we all had to stare at the camera and not say anything for about 2 mins, which we - later! - found out was because they were shifting through live segments in other parts of the country.) Colin was of course charming and polite; he had a quick chat with the few of us who made it - it was kinda last minute, I gather, and there was a venue change at the 11th hour... Met some other fans - a couple from interstate, which was cool. I kinda felt like I wasn't 'fan enough' to be there, lol.
And I got a photo and didn't actually have to pay $40 for it!!! Hell yeah! Now all I need is an autograph... *fingers crossed*
(Thinking about showing him the Amphigory?? Good idea or terrible?)
Oh, and he said he'd heard about the support from Aussie fans, which is pretty awesome. And he said he's keen to meet Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future's Doc Brown). =)