Monday, March 28, 2011

Babies and Maple Syrup

My sister, Ashley, has gone into labor. Granted, she's only dilated 1cm currently, therefore not hospitalized. I spend the remainder of my spring break in anxiety. I missed the birth of my nephew, I have no intention of missing the birth of my new niece. This may mean I miss school, or even get taken out halfway through the day. Enough of that, though. The more I think about the more I begin to hyperventilate (Hahaa...).

Onto things unrelated to the birth of my second niece.

You see, I'm a huge fan of Hetalia: Axis Powers (Or is it Axis Powers Hetalia now? Or was that before it got dubbed? Ah, danggit...). It's an anime about personified countries. It follows the characters/countries through major events in the world, such as WW2. Currently, my favorite characters in the series are Russia, Canada and America. Being the good little fangirl I am, I took it upon myself to learn how to draw them. I haven't gotten around to America yet, but I have made a reference sheet for Russia and Canada. Russia was easy.

Have any of you tried to draw a maple leaf? Like the one on the Canadian flag?

I fear the people of Canada may sue me for defiling their national icon.

Everything was going fine until I tried to draw the leaf. Who'd have thought it was so hard? I still can't get the dang thing to look right. 

Heres a look at what I've accomplished:

The first picture is Russia (Ivan Braginsky), the second Canada (Matthew Williams). You can see a few of my crappy attempts at the corner of Matthew's page... uhg. Stupid leaf. Since these are reference sheets for myself, the figures on the left of each paper aren't... original. I basically copied pictures the artist published, so I could get a feel for the characters. Everything else, I did myself. Especially those maple leafs.

...I hate the maple leaf.

It's about time to bring this to a close, since I have school tomorrow. And a sister in labor.

Oh, anxiety.


The Thing I'd Never Do

I started a blog.

[Enter gasping audience here]

Ahhh, yes. The ramblings of nothing from someone who, really, has nothing to talk about (I repeat myself for effect). And this is just the introduction! Whomever decides to read this, I apologize. Don't waste your life, do something productive like... finding the cure to cancer?


I suppose I should use this space to warn anyone what they're in for, if they were to read the things I have to write. First, I'm a nerd. Specifically, an anime/manga nerd. Some would call me an 'otaku', but when you know the true meaning of the word, it just doesn't seem to fit. Second, I'm an artist (hence the name of the blog). I'll more than likely be posting pictures of my art, whether it be for input or simply to show what I'm working on. Third, I have no intention of writing properly. I realize it's 'wrong' to address the reader, buuuuuuut I plan to do so. Granted, I doubt there will be many readers. Finally, I tend to type only half of what I'm saying. The rest, which is still in my head, I think I've typed or that you all will understand (since you're all in my head, right?).

Well, I'm out of rambling. So I think I'll end this here.

(And if you haven't noticed, I'm comma happy.)