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Yes, I am aware that it has been a while... - BLOOD, DESTINY AND KARMA
All I ever wanted
Yes, I am aware that it has been a while...
Yay life and all the other things that get in the way of drawing. Sadly, my bus journey is nowhere near smooth enough for full-on drawing, but at least I can make epic doodles that become real pictures later. Hence, this:

Give The Dragon What He Wants (doodle)
 Becomes this:

Give The Dragon What He Wants (unfinished)

(Which is unfinished, but hey, I can share right?)

And this:

Passion Play (doodle)

Becomes this:

Passion Play

Which I am really pleased with :) It's still a little rough, but I like how the hands and face came out. The nose needs a bit of work, so maybe more facial sketches are in order soon.

Have scanned a load of other stuff, but here's a little selection for you, lest I break LJ trying to upload it all:

Another attempt at draconic courtly dress, this time taking inspiration from the Petshop of Horrors manga and Tales of the West Wing, illustrated by Guo Guo.
Gojun Official Attire Idea
Some original characters too; this is Kio (blue) and Kaon (black), a pair of Icelandic dragons that work in a bar/club in Tenkai. Why? Because I say so! They are dancer and barman/bouncer respectively, and a cute couple too. Kaon reminds me of Nemi's squeeze from the newspaper cartoon strip...
Icelandic Dragons Kio & Kaon

Another original dragon character, this time a half-dragon son of a human (maybe) woman. His father is the prince of the cave dragons of India (nagas?) and he has the ability to travel between shadows, a feature his weapon shares which makes attacking him... unwise. He's a sweetheart really, and loves his mama.
Nesshin Character Sheet

And finally a bit of suited Gojun because I was bored one day :)

Suited Gojun (minisketch)

In addition to all of that, been taking inspiration lately from a few sources; Loveless, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter and Alphonse Mucha to name the main ones. That could all combine for a very interesting picture...

Current Mood: creative creative

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evilchuckles From: evilchuckles Date: June 16th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
God, those are effing beautiful!
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 16th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Thank you! I'm getting back into drawing, possibly because of the sunshine :) Gonna have to do something Mucha-inspired soon, maybe with Gojyo? We'll see! Thank you for your comment though :)
helliongoddess From: helliongoddess Date: June 16th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
OOOHHHHH!!!! Mucha plus Gojyo = LOVE Please do!
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 16th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh, and an appropriate icon to boot! You spoil me! Will work on it!
lauand From: lauand Date: June 16th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, call me stupid, but I really love Tenpou's face in your first doodle. He's like "OMG!" or something.

Also, very nice hands in the second drawing, they're Hell for me to draw!
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 16th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahahaha, yes, he will look very stunned indeed once I actually get around to finishing him off ^^;;; Hands are hell for me to draw too - I have to construct them very carefully before fleshing them out or I get frustrated with them. I actually drew the hands very shoujou-esque to begin with (damn you Loveless for all your pretty!) and had to man them up a bit otherwise it would all end up looking very girly ahahaha...

Edited at 2013-06-16 06:30 pm (UTC)
lauand From: lauand Date: June 23rd, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, ha, I still haven't been able to shake off that way to draw hands! Tapered fingers that go on forever and could pluck out your eye without an effort!
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 23rd, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got no problem with lovely tapered fingers, just with how girlified I always seem to make them! They're supposed to be man hands for goodness sake!!
lauand From: lauand Date: June 23rd, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, yes, it's the same for me. It's not that I want to make them that way, it's that I have to choose between that and sausages, so I go for girly everytime, XD!

(But I must confess that CLAMP made very lovely tapered fingers and I worshipped them for that. Well, mostly for their storytelling, but still.)
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 30th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Ahhh, it's been too long since I read something by CLAMP - I must get myself the whole of both Chobits and Love Hina at some stage!)
helliongoddess From: helliongoddess Date: June 16th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMFG They are ALL wonderful. But that.... middle one... you know the one, THE one... just... GUH. Beautiful, nosebleed-inducing, GUH!!!!!

p.s. VERY good to see you again! ♥
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 16th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you like ;3 Here. Have a tissue. And glad to be back - may it be a bit more sustained this time! I have lots of bus doodles to convert into proper pictures, though I should probably finish off the Ao Family Portrait before it's continued squat on my computer gives it the properties of life and it comes to take unfinished vengeance upon me...

Edited at 2013-06-16 07:16 pm (UTC)
cornerofmadness From: cornerofmadness Date: June 16th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
these are just wonderful
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 22nd, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
rachel_reicheru From: rachel_reicheru Date: June 16th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great pics :) and welcome back it has been a while. Have you been well?
purpleicicles From: purpleicicles Date: June 22nd, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has been soso long, but I'm glad that at least something is starting to dribble from brain to paper again.

I have indeed been well - got engaged amongst other things, and summer looks like it's trying to make an appearance, which feeds the soul greatly. Work is a roller coaster of good-bad-good-bad, but there's been a couple of changes recently, so hopefully things will improve :)

I have to admit to giggling as little when I saw your latest post - organizing things is one of the joys of life that is difficult to surpass! Especially that sense of satisfaction you get once you're done, because my goodness isn't it a mess about halfway through!

Edited at 2013-06-23 08:04 pm (UTC)
jedishampoo From: jedishampoo Date: August 13th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm late, but great stuff! Thanks for sharing the arts. :)
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