12 string setup for Paul’s daughter Nova. Nova is recording this weekend and Paul asked if I could have three guitars done by the weekend. I said I’d try but made him aware that I have a backlog to work through, so they might be done right before she needed then. We ended up being insanely busy today, and because of talking to customers I wasn’t able to finish some of my bigger, more involving projects, so I decided to just throw Nova’s instruments on the bench and get them done early. This Martin, like many 12 string acoustics, played like a bear with super stiff action. I straightened the neck, shaved the tall saddle down, and now it’s so much better. Hell yes. Also, Nova is an amazing name. (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other..."

“If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. This is because not very many happy things happened in the lives of the five Stark youngsters. Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon Stark were intelligent children, and they were charming, and resourceful, and had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky, and most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. […] And just like that, the Stark children became the Stark orphans. I’m sorry to tell you this, but that is how the story goes.”

- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


If this ask was of a purely technical nature, the answer is that I vary, depending on what kind of picture it is. I’m not very impressed by the eyes I usually make; they mostly seem to consist of five lines or so. 

The thought process for them is more important to me. That way I can at least try to get a good variation and give each character their own snowflake look. Above is a very boiled down version of what goes on in my mind when I draw the eyes. I’m more sure about some characters than others…

Alex, Martin and Aaron belongs to xhakhal
The rest are mine.

(Yes, that’s me)