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I just realized that all three are fic-based this time around. What.

But mostly I just like drawing fabric. And really girly guys.




A couple weeks ago I kind of, uh. Invited myself to continue illustrations of [livejournal.com profile] manipulant's Into The Woods (the first one being Second To Last Afternoon two art posts ago). Because she's awesome, she gave me the go-ahead, and because she's really awesome, hopefully she won't mind the continuation of gratuitous creative liberty I perpetually take with her stuff. Hopefully. (If it's way too out there, no worries, we can just pretend this never happened. Or, alternately, let me know if you want the file emailed)

This is for the Rapunzel chapters. I promise the next one (if you're still cool with me continuing) will be way happier.


This, like Sunshine Machine, started out as a doodle based around mental images of Gerard Way. Because apparently Gerard Way is what I draw when nothing else will do. But then BBB happened and I got derailed, and really, all I'd wanted to draw was scarves. So I finished BBB and went back to draw some fucking scarves.

Very. Very. VERY. Loosely based around the idea of [livejournal.com profile] bexless's I Have Been All Things Unholy, or rather, her whole Unholyverse trilogy. Gerard Way is a Priest. Frank Iero gets the Stigmata. Pete Wentz is attacked with a soul-sucking demon orb. Ray Toro makes organic hair products. It's expertly researched and rife with Buffy references. ♥

Gravity (A whole garden, a whole storm*)

Inspired very directly by [livejournal.com profile] jukeboxghost's Hey Gravity! and its sequel, An Inch From The Ground.

I can't even. Just. My heart.

It's that thing again that I do, where I have an all-consuming compulsion to try and articulate some kind of abstract, written metaphor into a single static image. It makes me crazy. I spent like, a month doodling on napkins and the backs of receipts and my hand and stuff before I could even try to do anything about it.

*There’s a whole garden blooming inside his chest, curling around his ribcage, queasy shiver of strings in his belly when they’re alone together, champagne rush of nervous anticipation that he’s content to just bask in.
Hey Gravity!

They pull apart and smile at each other, Spencer’s sweet and lighting his face, and Brendon’s chest is a whole garden, a whole storm. He thinks, there. He thinks, fuck. He wants.
An Inch From The Ground

Thanks to the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-is-a-train that is grad school, my free hours to draw suddenly have an expiration date, so I'm going kind of crazy right now. I've been drawing in pretty much every free second I have left to me, at work and otherwise, and I'll probably keep on doing it until the hour I leave for Chicago. I'm re-developing raptor-hand; an occurrence that's lain dormant since my last term at SCAD. It's kind of thrilling.

[livejournal.com profile] regonym, I still owe you an Elizabethan ruff. I haven't forgotten.

And, as is my usual routine, now I'm going to sit around and fret about whether or not to actually show the non-Rapunzel two to the authors who inspired them. Or I could just continue to skulk around like a huge creeper.

As usual, I'll email/whatever full versions upon request.

Date: 2011-05-31 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jukeboxghost.livejournal.com
Wow, hey! I got linked here by pingback and dude, I love it! So joyful.

Date: 2011-05-31 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Woah, wait... did it ping you when I tagged your username? Oh goodness, now I really feel like a creeper.

Well hey, wow, thank you! Yeah, you have no idea how happy those stories make me. ♥

Date: 2011-05-31 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jukeboxghost.livejournal.com
I don't really know how it works! Actually, I didn't know I even had it activated, but I'm totally glad because otherwise I wouldn't have seen your drawing and it really made my day. It's so adorable and jubilant.

Thank you.

Date: 2011-06-01 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Guh, I'm so glad you like it! Your fics are happy and jubilant and wonderful, and I'm glad I could get some of that across.

I'm not really active in fandom or anything, so I always feel super awkward just being all, 'Hi you have now idea who I am but I drew stuff for you! :D'. I just. It's kind of ridiculously exciting to get to share it, so I guess I'm glad LJ is apparently I giant enabler. (and I always offer authors I draw for, if you ever want a larger version of the image, let me know, I'm more than happy to share)

Date: 2011-05-31 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquidis.livejournal.com
Haven't looked closely yet but: AAAAHHHHH YOU FINISHED IT OMG

Date: 2011-05-31 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Well GO LOOK CLOSELY, THEN. (Yes, yes I finished it. ...You have no idea.)

Date: 2011-05-31 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquidis.livejournal.com
It's beautiful. Can't wait to see the original. ♥

Date: 2011-06-01 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yeah, that one, I think, is the one that's gonna tip the scale and make me organize a website. ♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2011-06-01 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regonym.livejournal.com
I love that Hey Gravity one, it's frickin' fantastic. ♥

...Gerard should be wearing the ruff. Yes.

(also, hiii, I just got back from Germany and have been away from the internets, how are you? *snorgles you*)

Date: 2011-06-01 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yeah, I'm pretty excited about it.


(omg hi! I was wondering if you were like, dead or something. I forgot about the Germany thing. How was it? I missed youuu! you should totally get in on the stupid comics action, a few of them were made with you in mind. jsyk)
Edited Date: 2011-06-01 04:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-01 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regonym.livejournal.com
I was just reading back and looking at all of them! :D :D :D They are fantastic, I'm glad I got to sort of marathon them all at once. ♥ But now I want to start at the beginning and read them in the right order and spam you lots. This may have to wait until after I sleep. Boo.

Germany was awesome! I got to ballroom dance lots, and eat lots of awesome food, and have picnics in the park, and get a leetle bit drunk with my sister, and I saw lots and lots of pretty pretty architecture and train stations and cute dogs. I learned some new vocabulary! (my German is dismal. Dismal, I tell you.) I hope to have pictures up fairly soon, if you ever happen to check the Book of Faces.


Date: 2011-06-01 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Yeah, not that I'm self-promoting or anything LOLLLL not at all.

YAYAYAYAYYYYY! Sleep or whatever, no rush! I gotta go to work in 15 minutes, anyway. SPAM ME LETS, BABY. SPAM ME LOTS OKAY?

Omg dude that's so awesome! Guh, I'm jealous. My school has a study abroad thing during the summer where I could take two classes in Rome, and I'm not sure how it'd work out with my MASSIVE MASSIVE INTERNSHIPS OMG THEY ARE MASSIVE, but I wanna go soooo bad. I'd love being able to do some interning in Rome, but somehow I don't see that happening. Sigh. SO JEALOUS. Architecture! Train stations! ...There should be Skyping at some point y/n?


trying again

Date: 2011-06-01 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manipulant.livejournal.com

look, just. how about we set something up to where you just draw things for my fics all the time and I pay you in cupcakes and drunken LJ comments? TOTALLY MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

Actual response: *____________* IT'S SOOOO PREEEEETTTTYYYYY. And creepy, AND I LOVE THAT ABOUT IT. hngk. Words. Words are HARD and YES the file would be super awesome so I can ADD IT TO THE POST OF AWESOME.

Seriously I love how you draw knees and shoes. And his poor eyes DDDDDDD: god, that's so awesome.

(tonight at the M&G I was freaking out a bit before we had our excruciating Personal Moment With The Band [seriously it was like those hideous three minutes on Jeopardy where Trebek has to talk to the contestants and I was one of the contestants hogod], and I tried to will one of the glass chandeliers to fall on me and [livejournal.com profile] shinshan overheard and said that it was too close to Spencer and I would be responsible for inflicting bodily harm on Spencer Smith and I said "...well. I mean I made him blind once already.")


Re: trying again

Date: 2011-06-01 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com

So I'm totally on board with this plan, although really I don't need any kind of compensation since I am having WAY TOO MUCH FUN doing this omg dude you have NO IDEA. But that said, I'm basically a huge attention-seeker so MASS AMOUNTS OF LJ COMMENTS ARE GREAT. DRUNK OR OTHERWISE. I love that you keep encouraging me, it gets me way too excited. My shift partner is trying to talk to me about Judge Dredd and I'm just sitting here grinning like a lunatic. You know what you should do, though? While mutual enabling is in effect? You should write that cut scene with Spencer WEARING THE FUCK OUT OF SOME DRESSES. All I'm saying.

HahaWHAT does [livejournal.com profile] shinshan know about your fic? I'm assuming so, otherwise I can see there being some questions. Oh. AND. You aren't allowed to die under a chandalier. Or at all. Who the fuck else is gonna put up with my drawing their face off this way? Next up is Frankelstiltskin, I think. But if you like the creepy thing, you should enjoy my ideas for the Pea Episode and Little Red. (I'm so glad you're on board w the creepy. I can only do so much cute/sad) Oh, and I'll send the file as soon as I get home! I assume you got the other awhile back, yeah?

I like that you appreciate the little details like shoes and knees. Thanks for that. ♥

Re: trying again

Date: 2011-06-01 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manipulant.livejournal.com
aw damnation. You're right, I SHOULD write that. especially since there is no way in hell Imma be able to sleep tonight.

lolololoLOLOLOLOL, no, I just told someone who had no idea that yeah, I made a band boy blind this one time. But then he got better. That would've been a much better story, actually :\ FRANKELSTILTSKINNNNNNN. STOKED. ALSO PEA EPISODE AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (if I am allowed a favorite chapter, it's the Red Riding Hood chapter. I like that wolf).

I did! I edited the swag post for ITW to include them all, and of course fucked all the htmls so now I get to try to redo everything, but it's whatev. your awesome drawrings are still there. there and AWESOME.

Re: trying again

Date: 2011-06-01 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
wait, you'd actually- OH MY GOD YESYESYES DO IT. YESSS. :D

STFU I wasn't sure if maybe you met her there or something WAY TO MAKE ME SOUND NEW. I always end up meeting random people at shows. At the MCR show I started talking to the chicks ahead of me in line cuz they were watching over my shoulder as I tallied up shoes. YOU NEVER KNOW.

We know which chapter is my favorite, I think. In case the flashing red boldtext wasn't clear enough... And hey, while I have your attention on the subject- there were a couple of things I was curious about regarding the dream sequence of the Pea Episode. If that's okay.

I'm so glad you like them! I'll go look at the bonus material thing when I get home and glow over it. ...Should I be posting my stupid comic doodles anywhere more public? I half the time I feel like they're really obnoxious.

Re: trying again

Date: 2011-06-01 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com
Hey, you know what? I'd TOTALLY FORGOTTEN that you work in a cupcake shop.


Fuck humility.


Date: 2011-06-04 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zolac-no-miko.livejournal.com

Date: 2011-06-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] look-alive.livejournal.com

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