i love you to pieces and pieces

Little do you know I know you’re hurtin’ when I’m sound asleep
Little do you know I all my mistakes are slowly drowning me
Little do you know I’m tryin’ to make it better piece by piece
Little do you know I…
I’ll love you til the sun dies…
So lay your head on me…

Keith’s nightmares in S2 got me thinking…

okeedokees  asked:

I've just discovered you and I love your work! Would you mind sharing your approach to composition and thought process on it? Are there any artists you reference? Thank you!

Hey! you found me! Thanks!  

 I reference from photos for stuff I can’t visualize on my own, and artists like bouguereau, rockwell, leyendecker, mucha for mind fuel

Composition: 

Whenever I do a piece, the objective I have in mind is to not get bored, because once I lose interest, I lose the piece.

So for me, the composition has to be distinct enough to avoid echoing an early piece, and to immediately be recognized due to its layout. It’s gotta be new for me, and new things are fun and exciting, right? (yes they are) 

I think about the subject, the action, the actual format (whether it’s allegorical, objective, subjective, i.e. is it a symbolization, a certain scene, would you find it in real life? I tend to avoid the latter, because I find it dull and uninteresting and I hhhhhhhate that) I place priority on the human form, it’s versatile and expressive more than anything else, in my opinion. 

Here’s an example. Normally I don’t post my sketches since they’re just glorified chicken scratch, but this is the best example I could think of at the moment. It’s St. George (for my series sanctus), and normally, you’d see him like this 

(Saint George and the Dragon by gustave moreau, 1889-1890 )

or

(Saint George and the Dragon by raphael, 1504-1506) 

this.

It’s a pretty common depiction, since it goes back to medieval times. The similarities are that he’s on a horse, he has a spear/lance, there’s a dragon, and he’s attacking it.

The big picture (haha pun) is that I wanted to also have my subject be st george (side note, it’s kind of the theme of the series), but different enough from past artworks where I’d know it wasn’t enormously reminiscent of the traditional depiction. So I aim to keep the basic idea, and see what goes on from there. 

This is the first sketch I did, it was okay, I knew I’d never drawn anything like that, which is good, but composition was lacking. I wasn’t so hot about this, so I dropped it. I kinda like it so I might revisit it .  Additionally, though, it strayed a little too far from the main idea. 

Above was the second sketch, after I’d finished roughing it out, I knew immediately it wouldn’t do. I was satisfied for about 2 seconds, then I got disappointed and stayed that way.. If I put it side by side with the other million or so paintings of st george, I doubt I could tell it was mine. It was practically the same: horse, lance, dragon. The action was too similar to other portrayals.  

Definitely….nah

It’s not as similar as the previous one was, but I didn’t like it. That’s a good indicator too, whether you like it or not. I’d tried to fuse the first and second sketch because I did like the first one somewhat, but it didn’t really work for me. It’s just so awkward … 

So I left the piece for a while, and came back and did this. It was different, simpler (which can improve a piece more often than not), and I liked it. After I did most of the sketch, I said great job u idiot it only took you a week to come up with a sketch the hell is wrong with u, went to bed, and woke up happy, and normally it doesn’t take me 3 actual sketches or something to come up with a good piece, and I was getting pretty fed up before the last sketch, but good thing I didn’t give up (this time. hah) This is basically how I go about my pieces for now.

tl;dr Don’t give up! (haha I lied, go back and read)

Masterpost

I am fairly sure I no longer have a soul after all of this, but finally, here is a masterlist of all of my fics that I have written. I will link the tumblr link and the AO3 link for each piece. I have worked hard on writing the pieces, putting them online, posting this list - so enjoy!

I have checked each of the links myself and they work for me, but if for some reason any of them are broken for you, please let me know immediately! I will check and fix what I can.

Prinxiety

I Won’t Say I’m In Love

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AO3 

Ruined Shirt

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AO3 

Meant to be Mine

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AO3 

Three Spaces AU

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AO3 

Physical Space

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AO3 

The Sash

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AO3 

Weak

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AO3 

Don’t Take My Sunshine Away

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AO3 

That Can Be Arranged

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AO3 

Teasing

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AO3  

Doubt

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AO3 

Of Idiots and Ink

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AO3 

Not About Angels

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AO3 

The Netflixing and The Chilling

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AO3 

My Love

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AO3 

The Switch

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AO3 

The White Hoodie

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AO3 

Analogical

Collide

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AO3 

Enchanted

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AO3 

Flesh

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AO3 

Aftercare

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AO3 

Still Get Jealous

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AO3 

No Bounds

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AO3 

Moxiety

Beauty

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AO3 

My Honeybee

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AO3 

“I haven’t cried over you. I don’t feel the need to. But tonight I did. I thought about how you made me laugh. You still make me laugh when I think of things you said or did. I like thinking of the good times. Because during those times I thought you were good. You were the person I wanted you to be. But then I stop those thoughts. It was rare that you were good. Maybe I laughed so much because it was so much better than being hurt by you. The highs were high and the lows destroyed me. You destroyed me. But I’m putting back the pieces and understand them better than I thought possible. I cherish those pieces of myself that you couldn’t love. All you knew how to do was destroy, and then make me laugh about it.” -An entry from my journal
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📸: David Savoie

anonymous asked:

Hi Rey ^^ I'm not even a fan of YOI (I watched the anime when it aired, but it didn't Hook me) but I chanced upon your story the other day when I was listening to a particular video of Por Una Cabeza on Youtube and saw the comments. I decided that whatever someone who has such great taste (I absolutely love that piece) in music writes is probably worth my time (Also, gay figure skaters smut with a lot of heartbreak so why not, right?). I was really impressed, moreso after visiting your tumblr(1)

so I couldn’t resist the temptation to drop you a message. Keep up the good work, Rey! And all the best for your upcoming papers! (2)
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Thank you so much! And I love that piece as well :D

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Local Man Ruins Everything™ 

my @iwaoiexchange gift for lichi - the prompt was fluffy domestic iwaoi! i hope you like it!!

Without hesitation, Hanzo grabs Jesse by the front of his blue and white gingham shirt, and he crashes their lips together. He fists the shirt and presses himself against Jesse’s body, suddenly desperate for contact. His cowboy tastes of the spices Ana used in her jerky and sweat from a long day’s ride in the sun.

– Chapter 19 “Constellations” of Petals on the River by bamfbugboy and @ijaat

This commission art was done by @Kazimo. Please check out their artwork and consider commissioning them! Kazimo captured this moment so wonderfully, and we are so touched by the thought and care that went into this piece! Thank you very much!!

Happy 15th Anniversary, Kingdom Hearts!!