January 12, 2008

Kevin’s Bretonnian Men-at-Arms

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Filed under: Miniatures,My brother's corner — Tags: , — Illinia @ 8:38 pm

We just washed our clothes

We just washed our clothes


That's why they're so brightly coloured

That's why they're so brightly coloured


And the banner too

And the banner too

bretmaaconv

We even improvised

And we like frogs

And we like frogs

We like frogs a lot

We like frogs a lot

Unfortunately, washing everything...

Unfortunately, washing everything...

...makes some of it rust

...makes some of it rust

But that's okay because it was cheap anyway

But that's okay because it was cheap anyway

Kevin’s Bretonnian Men-at-Arms
painted Fall ’06
posted Jan 12, 2008
(382)
cedricav2I… Wow, that’s a lot of pictures. Which one is my favourite…I think he’s the one with two individual pictures of him, at the bottom right. These models were painted by me, and it took me, let’s see… about three years to complete, so they’re my longest taking unit. Of course, I’ve only done three units, and this is the largest. I’m working on some knights right now, and if I work hard (which I won’t) then I’ll maybe finish them in one year since I started them. New Record! I’m making a total map of the Star Wars Galaxy, but I only have about 178 systems, so I haven’t gotten very far.

cenirotirediconWell, I finished all the gallery sidebar links. The picture links I haven’t even started yet. Diligence is not a priority except in piano. And history (ugh)

The other big announcement is that I’m changing the official update schedule to that which it has been since I started school: whenever I have time and feel like it.

Right now I am sick, but I feel like it. So I’m not sure if I have time but I don’t care at this point.

When next I put up pictures, the picture shall be a Photoshop image. Of flamethrowers. Exciting. Maybe.

Then I’ll start posting my current sketchbooks.

I was going to say lots of things, but now I don’t feel like it anymore. Suffice to say that Flairé was in my dream last night, I asked some nice people to play something I wrote last year, and Star Wars Battlefront has taken over the house. Also the orchestral reduction for Prokofiev’s third piano concerto is very difficult, and I really like Knights of the Old Republic – but I wish they’d develop the Carth/female lead relationship more. Also I’m sleeping earlier and waking up earlier, and surviving at school without buying muffins and yogurt, and…. stuff. Oh. I’m practicing piano… diligently. Yes. I am. Which is good because I have a competition thing in about a week. And one of my pieces isn’t memorized yet. Okay, I’m going to go sniffle somewhere else now and clean stuff and practice. And eat.

September 13, 2007

Kevin, with cracker

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Filed under: Pencil,Uncategorized — Tags: — Illinia @ 10:45 am

Chomp!

Chomp!


Kevin, with cracker
drawn May 25, ’06
posted for Sep 13, 2007
(277)
carlnmarkiconI decided to do a little realism. I wanted to do my brother. He insisted on posing with a graham cracker in his mouth and his elbow on the box. So I put it up today TO EMBARRASS HIM MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Okay, seriously, this doesn’t look like him at all. Phooey. On the other hand, nice ear.

Thursday I played my Beethoven concerto cadenza like mush – and that was the good part of the concerto. The rest is ‘in shambles’. Then my teacher very nicely drove me to the art gallery where my composition teacher wanted his class to see the ‘beautifulbeautiful artificial field’, an exhibition by an artist who makes sculptures out of fluorescent lights, basically. I liked the photographer’s gallery better, but the other guy was giving a talk on his stuff. I also got a little time to see the Japanese textile exhibition. My heels started to really hurt, but I saw a ‘light sculpture’ that I immediately dubbed “My Tornado is Resting” (look at yer Windows Media Player) because I couldn’t hear what he called it. I also came up with the idea to write a piece for Theramin, lights, and fans. I think I’ll write a nice piece for Theramin first, though.

June 18, 2007

Damsel Eloise

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Filed under: Miniatures — Tags: , , — Illinia @ 10:00 pm

Lady on the Beach

Lady on the Beach

Oh, look, bad guys

Oh, look, bad guys

Damsel Eloise
finished ’05
posted for June 18, 2007
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waterdancericonMy grandparents came over this week, so that’s why I didn’t update.

This is Kevin’s Bretonnian Sorceress, which I painted because I wanted to. I had trouble with the saddle, but again, I like the dress.

The Macaroni Grill makes me full. I don’t think I want to eat there again – it’s too good.

March 24, 2007

Bretonnian Knights of the Realm

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Filed under: Miniatures,My brother's corner — Tags: , , — Illinia @ 11:44 am

Jousting beside a wall

Jousting beside a wall


Bretonnian Knights of the Realm
finished Summer ’04
posted for Mar 24, 2007
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cedricav2Kevin: My knights! Spray-painted silver, and then handpainted the rest of the way. I only have two because there were only two in the old boxed set, but I have about ten more in a large box that someone gave us, that also came with an opposing Lizardmen army. So I will paint them to join the unit soon.

I made peanut butter cookies, but there were only 28 so I want to make more next week.

esgalwenavatarJen: Today I slept in really late and my brother made peanut butter cookies. I am happy.

Although, I did dream I had a credit card that kept trying to make me pay about 100x more than I had to… I was buying a $10 pencil case (?) and the cashier said it said $1000. >_<7

Ooh, and look! I got off my lazy bum and finished the Horse chapter! Now if only I could do the same thing for my composition!

Also, I’m not updating in huge batches at a time even though I’m a week behind, because I am putting up my own Warhammer guys next, and they’re special. Special special, not like my lame sketches. (hugs elfs)

Bit of a hassle finding today’s picture. I searched under ‘bret’ and under ‘knights’ but I only found it under ‘kev’ because it was titled Kevin’s Desktop.

March 23, 2007

Bretonnian Archers – take 2

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Filed under: Miniatures,My brother's corner — Tags: , , — Illinia @ 11:40 am
Fire at Wil! (Wil the FE archer: Yipe!)

Fire at Wil! (Wil the FE archer: Yipe!)

Bretonnian Archers – take 2
finished Summer ’04
posted for Mar 23, 2007
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cedricav2Kevin: Well, it’s really Jen writing this, because Kevin is too busy to write anything here (like the fact he’s playing Star Wars Battlefront II…). Anyway, he wants to say that these are obviously his archers again, but this picture was taken later and they’re in a different formation. So, cool.

Also, we unpacked our videos at long last – VHS, you know, videotapes. Not DVDs. And we found the Kevin and Jennifer show (the first ten years of my life + the first five years of his) and the Material and Form show, a partially televised art course recorded at Emily Carr by some guy named Tom Hudson. It’s pretty nifty, and we both enjoy it a lot.

rinakoavatarJen: Today was wet out. I don’t like walking outside in the wet because there are drowned earthworms all over the sidewalk. Blech.

I think my brother has become more interested in Zela suddenly. (I think it’s because he was a character in the unrevised Book 2). This is rather encouraging, but still, when he doesn’t understand something, it’s like he refuses to understand and then we start screaming at each other. “It’s like this!” “But I don’t get that!” “It’s so obvious!” “No it’s not!” and so on and so on.

I really need to work on my Kalmairic grammar. This morning I decided that their worst ejaculation/expletive/swear word would be “I am not happy about this”, only in about two syllables. Probably something like infinitive present (this doesn’t exist, but I’m making it up!) of ‘be’ and ‘unhappy’ all mixed up, with some dropped sounds/vowels-and-or-consonants/syllables. Marked conveniently and correctly by apostrophes.

I need to work on my grammar because as soon as I do that, I can work on ‘generating’ words. After I have the language, I can name places in Zela’s world and then I can make a real map, and then the story will be written with sense.

I discovered an artist who likes drawing funny pictures. She draws pictures of the Alice-in-Wonderland/Mad Hatter pairing, and some LotR, and some Matrix, and some Pirates of the Caribbean, and one wonderful Harry Potter.

I don’t get half of the Matrix one, and it’s getting boring for me because my brother likes it so much, but Elrond in sunglasses is cool. I like the way she draws the twins.

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