midtime

midtime asked:

4, 7, 8, 43, and 44, if you don't mind?

I don’t mind at all! I’ve already answered 4 

7. Are your OCs part of any story or stories?

A few. Taq and Ruby are the only two with a completed story behind them. Most of the others, ehhhhh… I tend to get carried away inventing people and then get totally stuck for a story. 

8. Do you RP as any of your OCs? If you do, introduce one of your RP OCs here!

Not really- I tend to puppeteer Sophia sometimes, but only in the informal “we were talking about our OCs and suddenly it’s an RP how did this happen” kind of sense.

43. Do you have any certain type when you create your OCs? Do you tend to favour some certain traits or looks? It’s time to confess

I absolutely do. 99% of my OCs either are or begin life as the embodiment of an abstract concept. The Rubberneckers, for example, are the personification of malicious rumor and misinformation. Anthony is the fear of mortality. Sophia, Bobbin, and Coria started out as Past, Present, and Future, combined with the Maiden, Mother, and Crone, respectively. And to a good extent, they still follow those patterns, though in a slightly less heavy-handed sense. Slightly. 

Basically, I love personifying abstract things, and it shows in my characters. Self-hate, and the power of belief in abstracts tends to be a bit of a theme too.

44. Something you like about your OCs in general

I love the opportunities I have to make up ironic or fitting details based on their driving concept. Avery (Averice) doesn’t feel comfortable unless he’s holding a possession of his. Sophia’s favourite flowers are forget-me-nots (she can manipulate memory, and often is asked to induce amnesia). Little things like that.

midtime asked:

★★★★★ I hope this is welcome!

Friend, it is always welcome.

★ Coria has hurt both Sophia and Bobbin very badly on at least two distinct occasions.

★ Bobbin has a slow, casual flirtation ongoing with the woodworker who fixes and replaces her frame as and when it wears out. It’s never going to come to anything, but it’s enjoyable for the both of them. 

★ Avery is completely hollow.

★ Gordon Knott is completely and utterly unmemorable. You won’t notice this unless he wants you too, unless you’re like Avery, who knows exactly what he owns, and that includes his memories.

★ Verity knows exactly when someone is lying too her.

ladylier asked:

Hello!! Yes I arrived because of Wicked, but read your advice post and fell in love ;) I want to draw stuff, do you have any advice as to where to find ideas or prompts to start? I am saving to enroll in some drawing classes and in the midtime I am doing some scketches but I don't know what to draw that is not that complicated. Any advice?!! Also good luck on the last exam :D

Okeedokee! Start practicing with basic 3d shapes. Cubes, pyramids, cylinders, thick, skinny, long, short. It’s OK for them to be sketchy, sloppy–your sketchbook is for practicing, not for finished peices. It it ok to mess up.

Pick an object from your house that’s pretty simple–a mug or a pair of glasses. Now draw that object in a bunch of different ways. On it’s side, looking down from above, turned around, that sort of thing. Put many drawings on each sketchbook page–fill up the blank paper! do it for 3-5 pages

Next day, find something a little more complex. Maybe a figurine, a toy, or small appliance (like a drill or a blender). Remember back to the 3d shapes you practiced and see if you can find those in your object. Draw it from many angles, 3-5 pages.

Finally, the hand. The human hand is great to practice with. You can pose it so many ways! Fill up 3-5 pages with your hand, friends and family members, anyone who wil pose for you. Try to find real hands instead of Google search at first, just to practice turning 3d objects into 2d instead of drawing from 2d reference.

With the hands, focus on finding 3d shapes–the palm as a flattened cube, fingers as cylinders.

Send sketches to hair.of.gondor@gmail.com anytime–I’d love to give feedback!