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31 December 2007 @ 04:09 pm
Cautiously toeing the threshold between 2007 and 2008  
O Happy, Happy New Year, all!

In honor of the dusk of one year and the dawn of another ...

Dusk is just dawn going backwards, and vice versa.

Actually, that's not at all what I had in mind when I was drawing the above graffiti (but oh well). Rather, I've started reading and enjoying Neil Gaiman's comic series The Sandman, and I thought I'd try my hand at an art style outside of my usual anime/manga-influenced comfort zone. (To any other Sandman readers out there, a virtual holiday noisemaker to you if you can identify the precise panel I used as the reference for drawing the angle of the face!)

Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: Epiphany -- Sweeney Todd OST
wednesday childewedschilde on January 1st, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
love you.... happy new year
Lillithginghamcherry on January 3rd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
You know, I actually read the Sandman at one point. I only liked the ones that Jill Thompson drew. Some of the other art was kinda freaky.
Lovely illustration though. Did you do that with your tablet?
sheuzheiproihsheuzheiproih on January 4th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Jill Thompson's the one who did the Death: At Death's Door manga-style follow-up, right?

It's true that I'm reading Sandman more for its intriguing story than the art, which mostly isn't my kind of thing. However, sometimes a particular panel will catch my eye, a particular tilt to a character's face or something like that, and I'll think, "I need to learn how to draw that," so I pull out my tablet and start doodling and practicing in Facebook's Graffiti drawing application until I get it right. ^_^
M M L: Hm...maajaml on January 4th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful!
sheuzheiproihsheuzheiproih on January 5th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! I've drawn three more in the same vein, if you'd like to see: http://sheuzheiproih.livejournal.com/6195.html

Happy 2008!
M M L: Batmanmaajaml on January 7th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Wow! Do you still write fic? You're awesomely talented.

The girl is Superman's secret daughter with Wonder Woman, right? I can't quite remember the comic.

Happy 2008 to you too! :)
sheuzheiproihsheuzheiproih on January 14th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! No, I haven't written anything in a while now; I've been reading in some new fandoms though, and since one of them is WayneCrane batslash, your icon makes me smile. :)

If you are referring to Hippolyta, the daughter of Wonder Woman and ... um, someone, I haven't read far enough in Sandman yet, then yes, she was one of the references for the other graffitis, along with Death, Desire, and even Dream (for the red one). The main ref for this purple one was Desire, though.

Oh, and sorry for the late reply; school just started again. Woohoo.
M M L: Nemimaajaml on January 14th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Have you read the Wayne/Crane pairing essay in ship_manifesto?

I'm into Superman/Batman slash myself (jen_in_japan writes really good).
sheuzheiproihsheuzheiproih on January 15th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
:) Yes, indeed I have read that essay. 'Course, my belief in the pairing was pretty steadfast to begin with. (It jumped out at me the very first time I watched Batman Begins, and THEN I went looking for an LJ comm for it ... and was pleasantly surprised.) Yay for dark and twisted and remarkably angsty pairings!

I should check out more comic-slash though, now that I'm getting into the DC/Vertigo multiverse. Perhaps I'll give Superman/Batman a shot.