radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I did some fan art for Abbie's The Prophet of Panamindora.

Chance is my favorite character from the novels. He is a high ranking officer in the kingdom of the Fauns who have been at war with an invading race, the Wolflings (a race of half wolf, half human people). I always found him a tragic character, too focused on winning the war that he has forgotten how to live.

I honestly feel this is one of the best pieces I've done in a while.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
I think I'm loosing interest in doing art for fanworks. Not sure why exactly, but the problems I've had with contacting authors, authors dropping out, and being inspired by the latest works has something to do with it. I am currently only in the Teen Wold Big Bang, and I'm not really sure I'm going to enter any more. This is the first year in 4 (5?) years I haven't joined the Supernatural Big Bang.

Actually I'm like 8 episodes behind on watching Supernatural. And I kinda miss it, but life is just too busy and stressful to bother with trying to keep up with shows. I'm almost up to date with SHIELD, Flash and Arrow, but TV in all seems like too much work. If I have free time, I try and read, and I don't have time for that any more either. I've been on the first Shanara book for a month now, 700 some pages should not take me that long.

I think I'm just worn out in general, and I don't see that getting better for at least a year.

Wow, that's an unhappy thought.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I'm trying to decide how many art fests I want to sign up for. I currently have:
1. Teen Wolf Rare Pair, due Feb 27th - done, but I should look at it one more time before submitting
2. Teen Wolf Remix, due March 14th - I have my idea and reference pic, but have not started
3. Teen Wolf Reverse Big Bang, due April 5th - I have an idea, not started, will be four characters though
4. Sciles Mini Bang, due May 1st - I have been paired with an author,but haven't seen the fic yet

I'm considering grabbing a prompt from the HP Horror Fest from the HP Dark Arts group on LJ. A few of them are really interesting. However, it'd be due April 4th. Do I really want to add another to that list? Not sure yet. Mixing up the fandom might be nice though.
radlilim: (gay NOH8)
Art Title: Temptation
Prompt Number: S1056
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] jkivela

Fic Title: Temptation
Author: [livejournal.com profile] julesblackangel
Fandom/Genre: SPN, Horror
Pairing(s): Adam (biblical)/Eve (biblical), Sam/Eve(biblical)
Rating: R
Word Count: 2,846
Warnings: Dub-con?
Summary: Once again an instrament for Lucifer, Sam brings the first sin to man kind.

Art Link(s): LJ | AO3
Fic Link(s): LJ

This is my submission for the Supernatural Reverse Big Bang for 2014. I was hesitant to do it again, since last year I had two authors drop out on me. But I decided to give it one more try, at least.

I'll post links to the fic when they go up.

I went with a lucifer/sam/temptation theme.

radlilim: (gay NOH8)
Fic title: Dead Gods
Author name: [livejournal.com profile] wonderfulwrites
Art Genre: gen
Art Rating: G
Link to fic: http://wonderfulwrites.livejournal.com/183872.html

I joined the Supernatural Big Bang again this year. I really enjoyed the story, cool tie in with a few smaller characters and I loved the mix with the Greek/Roman gods. Check out the story above.

Click for art )
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
So update, been a while.

I moved to this position, in charge of the online order database for the POD department, about 8 months ago now. I left two very capable women in the Collection department. However, the more experienced one is now moving off to the Twin Cities for a new job for her husband. The newer woman isn't quiet to the point where she can train new people. They asked me to split my time between current job and training / shadowing the new Collection Project Managers. One guy is moving internally and we'll hire a third. I will have to get up to speed on all of the projects the person leaving has going on, refresh my memory on how to do that job, and figure out a training/shadowing plan with the new people. I'll probably be doing this for 3-4 months. Stressful and adding a lot to my plate, because it's not like my current job will slow down, but it's another sign of the company's trust in me. And I am wrapping up my latest initiative in my current job, so as long as I don't start a new one, I have some time.

Along with this, the Wear house manager we had hired 6 months ago was let go last week. So I'm taking on some of his responsibilities. They might hire a replacement, but not for a while so we can see if we really need one.

They did reward my willingness to take on all of this with a nice raise, so I'm happy about that.

Otherwise I've been doing art for the Teen Wolf Mating Games fest. It's a 6 week fest, with a new challenge each week. Plus there is a bonus challenge and you get points for voting on the entries. At first I was stressing out about it, both because of the deadlines and the competition part. Seeing some of the art (it's mostly fic) and feeling like a looser because it's better than mine. But I've moved past that, realized it's all for fun and if i can't get an entry in, while it causes my team to loose points, nothing is riding on it, this should be enjoyable. Plus I've met a ton of awesome new online friends.

Other things are figuring out the summer vacation plans and when I can go north to see Laura and her family. Otherwise just trying to keep the weekends fun. Paul and I are exercising and eating healthy again, mostly so he can be fit for seeing his family in California this summer. And I'm really, really missing volleyball. The gay club here has put in two courts and the gay league I was in plays there now. Next summer I'm dropping softball (we've played all of 1 night in 5 weeks due to rain) and doing that instead.
radlilim: (FF Shiny)
I helped make a thing.

Joined the Teen Wolf (6 days to start of 3B) Big Bang this year. Partnered with an author for a Scooby-Doo like story. I made three pieces of art for it.

Here is my AO3 post: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1080116, links to the story as well.
radlilim: (NOH8)
Ok people, I need help with my next art piece.

Basically I need a list of community theater type plays/musicals that a very common and easy to identify from their costumes.

Like West Side Story would work, or Wicked, etc.

radlilim: (gay NOH8)
Fic title: The Heart Has No Bones
Author name: [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound
Artist name: [livejournal.com profile] jkivela
Pairing: Dean/OMC, brief Dean/OFC
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: minor character death, some violence/gore, minor infidelity
Summary: With Sam at Stanford and John on a case of his own, Dean goes on the hunt for a creature that leaves loved ones without the memories of its victims. He doesn't manage to find the monster but in the meantime he does manage to meet an attractive young woman. Dean spends the night with her, but the next day he discovers that it's her brother he is is most attracted to. However, hunters don't stay in one place for long, and with no case to keep him in town, Dean can only imagine what could have happened between them. Almost a decade later, in another town in another state, Sam and Dean find themselves on a case that seems familiar to Dean. When he sees a familiar face, he thinks it can't be a coincidence.
Link to fic

Notes: This is my submission for the 2012 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fest. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wandersfound for including me on this project, she was a delight to work with.

Read more... )
radlilim: (Default)
I signed up for the [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry fest this year. Ended up doing two different art pieces. Both were done on my tablet with a stylus. I drew and colored them there, and then did some clean up in Photoshop.

It was an anonymous fest (which means I probably shouldn't have signed them, oh well), so here is the reveal post: http://dracotops-harry.livejournal.com/172174.html

My two were, Parseltongue Tied (I love nagas) and Scars.
radlilim: (Default)
So this is one of the things I'm working on these days. A wiki / worldbook for my friend Gwen's world from her books. Not much going yet, but it's being worked on.

The picture from me in the screen shot is more tablet drawing. Still liking it, just need to figure out how to rest my hand on the screen... I wonder if a glove would work?
radlilim: (Default)
Kinda of a general update.

Last week/weekend Paul and I ripped up the carpeting in the living room. It makes the place seem much more clean and open than when it had the shag carpet. The floor needs work, the previous owners decided to paint things on it before putting down the carpet, so there are lines from painting trim and circles of paint from the bottoms of buckets. We aren't going to tackle that yet.

Last Saturday we went to Ikea, my first trip there. Crazy big. Took all day. We got a few odds and ends and have some plans for renovating a few of the rooms in the house.

Work has been a roller coaster of business. Monday I was here for 12 hours trying to get everything done. Today I don't have much to do (of active work, there is always busy work to get done).

We are finally registered for softball. Time kinda slipped by. I think we pick teams in two weeks. And I missed the last few weeks of volleyball for some impromptu date nights. Now that is off for a few weeks before Summer session starts.

I have lots of art projects lined up. No pressing deadlines, so it's been hard to force myself to do them. When the due dates get closer I'll be able to get my butt in gear.
radlilim: (SN Dean approves)
Chatting with [livejournal.com profile] tryslora today I realize I never actually reviewed my second stylus on here yet. I think I was waiting until I did a few pieces with it. And now I have done two art pieces for the [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry fest and I think I can review it. I'll link to those pieces after they are posted.

The Jot is a nice stylus. The tip is a clear plastic disc, with a small connective dot in the center. So it has a very fine point, but won't scratch the screen or protector. There is a bit of skipping, but it's not that bad. There is a cap that you can screw onto either end for protection (protect the disc when not in use, put on the back for storage while you are using it). It's only $20 on Amazon, and totally worth it. I've also started using my finger for a bit of touch up work along with the stylus, which is working well and I don't see a problem with at all (they are at least clean when I'm done, unlike with pencil or charcoal).

I have seen more expensive stylus' that you can make it the only thing that will affect the screen while in use. Which I'd like. It's hard to draw without resting my hand on the tablet.

Part of the success of using this stylus and my tablet for art is the app I bought. I tired out the free SketchBook Plus for a bit, and liked it enough to buy the Pro version for $5. It has up to 6 layers, which is a major asset on drawing (one figure is out of proportion with another, just work on the bad one; Want to layer colors for shading, no problem). It also has a ton of brushes, right up there with Photoshop, so I can use them as needed--I really like air brush for shading. I hear Photoshop is coming out as an app soon, but while I'm sure it'll have tons more features, it's like $20.

I'm hoping with these two items I'll be producing more art, more often.
radlilim: (NOH8)
First post to LJ from the new tablet. I'm trying to move all web stuff to it, and the old mac powerbook will be just productiin stuff. Some hurdles, not everything I want to do has an Android app yet, but work arounds are possible.

Ingeneral, I love having a tablet.

Next goal is to get a stylus that works well for drawing, then I can hopfully do more art. I'm very excited to combine pem/pencil strokes and styles with digital editing.

Also, the app made by LJ dosen't seem to work on my tablet.
radlilim: (Default)
My art piece for the [livejournal.com profile] hp_tarot fest won an award. Kinda specific, but still fun to have.

It was also nominated for "Harriest Harry".

radlilim: (Default)
My art piece for the [livejournal.com profile] hp_tarot fest won an award. Kinda specific, but still fun to have.

It was also nominated for "Harriest Harry".

radlilim: (Default)
My entry for the Ianto Big Bang was posted today. Still working out the issues on comic book style. Not sure if I like it more than sketch and color though.

Check it out
radlilim: (Default)
My entry for the Ianto Big Bang was posted today. Still working out the issues on comic book style. Not sure if I like it more than sketch and color though.

Check it out
radlilim: (Default)
My art for the [livejournal.com profile] hp_tarot has been posted. Not my more detailed or best piece, but I was going for a simpler style anyway.
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My art for the [livejournal.com profile] hp_tarot has been posted. Not my more detailed or best piece, but I was going for a simpler style anyway.

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