Title: Some breathing space
Date: June 28th 2008
This week I had a some time off from my master thesis. I've come to a point that the text is
pretty much done (in my opinion anyway). I just need to create the appendix and sort out the
lay-out. That meant I had more time to draw this week! So I managed to create a small buffer
for SoL and add some new pictures to the galleries. My to-do-list is finally starting to shrink
I've also added some new links to the links page. Boy, that
page is seriously started to get out of control. There must be about a hundred links on
that thing. I really should redo the links page one day. In fact, there are many things I
ought to redo on this website... Oh well, better focus on my art for now. Oh, and this week
will be your last chance to vote for your favourite human SoL
character. So go for it! :)
Title: It's all so... German...
Date: June 21st 2008
Well, I survived the trip to Essen. Don't ask me how. At least I didn't have to drive there
myself. We (all the Dutch researchers) carpooled together. Before we went, I had to pick
out an outfit, of course. So I went with classy brown jeans and a mint-colored top and jacket.
It looked classy, especially together with my brown leather shoes. But wouldn't you know it?
I didn't have any matching socks! So I spent 10 minutes digging through my closet to find matching,
or at least neutral (white) socks. When I couldn't find any, I had two options: 1. Change my
outfit, or 2. try to find socks that more or less approached the right color. I didn't really
want to change my outfit, so I wanted to find suitable socks. The problem was that the most
suitable socks, which best approximated my minty-brown (mint-chocolate?) outfit were...
Purple... with pink and cream stripes...
So I wore those socks anyway and hoped for the love of all that was good, that my pants would
cover my socks anyway. Unfortunately, life can be cruel. I don't know if my pants have slightly
shrunk in the laundry or something, but they certainly didn't cover my festive socks. So I stuck
my feet far beneath my seat and hoped nobody would notice.
When we arrived in Essen, all the other researchers there were all German. And they were speaking
a lot of German. In fact, they looked at me (who really sucks at German) as if they had never
heard someone speak English before. I was the only one to present my paper in English too. Most
of the discussions were in German. Lunch (which was HUGE, by the way) was in German. Even the
cityscape was all German, and we weren't really all THAT far from the Dutch border, let me tell
you. So yeah, felt a little lost.
But I survived to tell the tale! And update the website, of course. I got two new fan art
pictures, which were part of an art trade. I've also uploaded the Girafarig tutorial. Boy, that
thing was HARD!
Even though a new slot has opened, you can't request any tutorials right now. I want to get
the other five done first and after that I need a break. They're not as much fun to make after
you've done so many. I know I may sound a little whiny, since I'm producing these things
rather slowly right now, but I also want to spend my time doing other stuff than just this.
Anyway, keep those contest entries coming. You still have a lot of time to work on them. And
while you are at it, please also consider joining the
Disfunctional Pokémon Adventure Contest!
There are great prizes to be won, and only a few entrants at the moment! DPA is an affiliate,
so I'd really like you guys to pitch in, if you would. Thanks a bunch!
Hahahah! I'm such a clutz. I'm doing this art trade with Lunewen, and we agreed to first do
a sketch trade, followed by a full-color trade. So I finished both trades somewhere mid May and was waiting for the
return art. Today I was browsing through DA and I saw that Lunewen had already uploaded her
return art for the sketch trade on May 19th. I had just totally overlooked it! Of course, I'm
not psychic, and since I hadn't been told about the sketches I had no way of knowing they were
up. But I still feel rather silly. So here are the sketches (yes, plural) I received
from Lunewen! Thank you so very much!
Title: I need a vacation
Date: June 14th 2008
Seriously. I do. Stupid master thesis... I also got volunteered to present a paper during a
symposium in Essen (Germany) next Tuesday. That's not a typo; I really got volunteered. Oh well,
I guess it'll get be out of my room for a day, so whatever. I don't think I've ever been in Essen
either. *Sigh* Anyway, there are three new pictures in the galleries, most of which were on my
to-do-list on the status page, so I'm glad they're done:
Don't forget to take the popularity poll, if you haven't done
so already, and please also consider entering my contest.
Oh, and don't forget to read this week's SoL!
Title: Wow, June already?
Date: June 7th 2008
Time flies! It's June already. I'm still working on my master thesis, but I hope that will be
done by about the end of this month. Hopefully, this will leave me with a decent summer
vacation, unlike last year...
Anyway, there are two new sketches in the galleries and I've received a fan art picture,
which was my prize for winning one of the contests, I entered a while ago:
I've also added the artist's status page to the menu. Lately,
I've been getting quite a few questions about when I'll be doing/finishing what, art-wise.
From now on you can just check out the status page to see what I'm doing, what I am going to do,
or what I've recently finished. I'll update this page whenever there is something to update
about, so there's no need to ask me anymore.
As you can see, there is a lot for me to do, so I'd really appreciate it if you guys would
lay off the requests for a while. Thanks. ;)
Also, don't forget about the contest.
I have received a few entries already, but so far there have only been entries for the Uncia
and the Fakemon categories. It would be kinda weird to have a SoL contest, without any entries for
the SoL category, now wouldn't it? ^__^
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