We are at the fourth year anniversary of this blog and once again I will be celebrating by reblogging my favourite pieces from the past year. It’s been a busy year! I returned to university and have been scrambling a bit to get my posts scheduled on time - hopefully not too many of you noticed the days when I put things out late.
Also: appreciation for the wonderful artists whose unique skills give us such a range of mermaids. I hope you have followed links and explored their other work too!
Also also: thank YOU for giving this blog your time - I appreciate you <3
7. Show us at least one picture you drew or sketched recently that you did not put on a public site.
Oh gosh… I don’t think I have too much to show. I almost put everything up because I have a deep seated craving for attention and very little time so what I do do gets thrown up regardless of anything ha :’D
I’m not sure if I showed this one… and it’s from last year I think. I was playing around with a new sketch book to test out how it handled inks. I’m thinking of using it for Inktober this year.
8. What is your favourite piece that you have done? 9. What is your least favourite piece that you have done?
I’m going to answer these together because generally speaking my favourite piece is something I have recently done and my least favourite is anything I did in the past. The longer ago it was, the more likely I am to dislike it. I can’t even look at some of my old work. So that generally means the pieces I like are constantly changing, provided I keep making things. I am able to pick favourite and least favourite from particular sets, like my favourite from Inktober last year was Day 18 and my least favourite was Day 2, but overall I just like what I’ve done and don’t like what I did before hahaha
do you have a favorite piece of artwork? (yours or someone else's)
Ok I have a couple! I have two favourite paintings and a favourite illustration.
This is from a book called ‘East O’ The Sun, West O’ The Moon’, that was illustrated by P.J. Lynch who is an Irish artist! I just think the lighting is stunning, and I’ve had this book since I was very young
‘Danae’ by Gustav Klimt. Klimt is my favourite artist right now, his work is beautiful, soft and romantic and I love it!
‘Meeting on the Turret Stairs’, by Frederick William Burton, who is also an Irish artist. (Éire abú!) I’m honestly a sucker for medieval romance paintings and that’s it….
And my favourite drawing I’ve ever done is probably the one I did of Fire and Brigan, from the Graceling trilogy.. I don’t know why I like it so much because I’ve improved so much since doing it, like, it’s almost a year old at this point. I just think it was one of the first times I really got the emotion right for the drawing so it’s almost sentimental to me. The full drawing is here
Another little“Star Wars”piece. This time based on our favourite traitor FN-2187. This was one of my favourite scenes from “The Force Awakens” so I’m surprised it took me really this long to finally get around to doing a design based on it.
I don’t really have much to say about this piece other than the fact that I REALLY enjoyed putting this one together. I’m quite proud of the results.
I’ve always loved old video game art, so I’ve decided to take some of my favourite examples over the next little while and make 3d versions of them! This piece is from the instruction booklet of A link to the past, depicting the tower of hera, one of my favourite dungeons. I’ve used my OC Chu as a stand in for link here, as I was too lazy to actual make a new model for him. The whole piece was made using blender. The animated version can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KY_ceJ6gCo&feature=youtu.be
This one is probably my personal favourite from the stream, commissioned by the mind behind livvyplaysfinalfantasy. I don’t know why, but all the details in this picture were really fun to draw, along with her attitude. Though I think the hair and shoulder armour are probably my favourite things about the piece.
Spill the beans, folks. Ok, thanks to previous memes we know each other’s fave drink and fave number, but the really important questions have not yet been asked. Here’s a new questionnaire to get to know you guys even better :)
…umm…Cause calls me Lizzers; not really remarkable though, is it? My Dad and my Auntie call me Snooks?
2. Odd jobs you have done during your school/college/uni days?
I didn’t really do odd jobs except one during my gap year where I did a temp job alphabetising old insurance files (fun!). Then I did ‘work experience’ (just what they called it - I got paid) for a couple of weeks in a corporate legal department before doing vacation clerkships with various legal firms and a volunteer internship with a legal not-for-profit. 3. Farthest you have travelled from home?
If we’re talking purely distance, I think maybe Inverness in Scotland. I think that’d be further from Melbourne distance-wise than anywhere I’ve been in the US.
4. Places you’ve visited that left an impression?
Scotland – loved it soooo much. So beautiful, so much history and so much landscape reminded me of places in Australia. And Edinburgh is a really cool city.
New York City: love NYC – and they say you either love it or hate it. It’s just always buzzing and there is so much happening – again it makes me think of Melbourne in the city: just much bigger (NYC’s population is about twice Melbourne’s)!
China – in particular the Summer Palace – so so beautiful and tranquil – the Great Wall was just wow – and the humongous sign counting down the hours minutes and seconds til Hong Kong went back to China (I was there in 1996) in Tiananmen Square was absolutely freaky.
5. Next traveling destination?
Boring – don’t currently have one apart from my trips down to Phillip Island. But I would love to go to Tuscany.
6. Movie you’ve watched more often than any other movie?
Gosh, I’m not sure – I watched The Sound of Music again and again when I was little. I’ve watched The Fifth Element a lot. Also Notting Hill, the original Star Wars trilogy, Ever After, True Lies. 7. Instrument you play?
Nothing now. I played French Horn in high school.
8. Your favorite (actively practised) sports?
I don’t actively practice any sports at the moment. I played basketball when I was a kid. And I was a water baby, but I didn’t doing any kind of competitive swimming. I like Aussie Rules football and cricket.
9. Three (conventionally edible) things you’d never eat?
I don’t know if I’d say never eat since I’m not allergic to anything and I have eaten a lot of what people often identify as ‘icky’ (like brains). Ooohh…but I’m hopeless with hot/spicy food, so I’d never eat a whole chili (I can manage something mildly spiced with chili). Otherwise, two things I really don’t like are cucumber and tuna (pretty sure I disliked it already, but tuna automatically makes me think oh horrid sandwiches in hospitals).
10. Add a picture of some fine art that you connect with:
Monet is my favourite artist, but this painting by Renoir – Luncheon of the Boating Party – is my favourite piece of art: