August 2, 2008

Marth and Sheeda II

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Filed under: 4. Fire Emblem fanworks,Fire Emblem 1/3/6,Pencil,Photoshop — Tags: , — Illinia @ 10:35 pm


Marth and Sheeda II
drawn April 11-12, ’07
posted Aug 2, 2008
fireflykayakiconThe final sketch of yesterday’s picture. Marth’s face didn’t turn out so well as in the practice (isn’t it how that always is…) but if you want to see the little bit of it that I coloured – last month – here it is! The colours I was going to use were… Marth in his usual blue tunic, Sheeda in her usual red dress, Marth lying on a red blanket, and Sheeda lying on a wierd blue cloak thing with fluttery bits all over it. And then a green strip of grass in the middle.

Yay for blueheads?


Today at work we reorganized the office. It was fun. Cleaning is fun sometimes.

Did I tell you I discovered I had a recording of my Franck concerto? I can’t remember. Anyway, it was on a 2CD set of Grieg, of all things, so now I know we have a recording of the Grieg concerto too. Glee! I had about three piano concertos (Grieg, Franck, Rach2), the Chieftains, the Cherubini Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, and I forget what else in my head all this afternoon. And last afternoon. And before that, too, but today it was very insistent. I think the Haydn Harmoniemesse was in there too. Who needs iPods?

Is it really that you just save a 16×16 image as favicon.ico and it will appear next to the address at the top of the page? Because it didn’t work in my test. Meh. D’you think it’s worth using Javascript to keep the sidebar links updated? How about the category buttons? Who uses those? Would you miss them if I took them away? How about if I just put a link to the specific category page? Is there any way to update the linking mechanism so that for picture n, the next button will automatically link to picture n+1?

E-mail me the answers to any or all of these questions elfinessewebsiteathotmaildotcom! No hurry; you won’t see any of the proposed changes for many months. I work slowly.

I have to go play Stronghold Crusader with my brother now. XP

July 30, 2008

Marth and Sheeda

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Filed under: 4. Fire Emblem fanworks,Fire Emblem 1/3/6,Pencil — Tags: , — Illinia @ 10:32 pm


Marth and Sheeda
drawn April 6, ’07
posted July 30, 2008
sangbactdanceiconThis is a practice sketch of Marth and Sheeda lying on cloaks on a grassy lawn. They are not naked… I just left the clothes out of the picture. But they’re not naked.

This was going to be practice for a site redesign, but I decided not to use Marth and Sheeda mainly because they’re from Fire Emblem, which is a franchise not owned by me! So, while I was planning to do a graphic redesign for the whole site for whenever I posted the next picture (which might have been tomorrow!) I decided not to. I know you must be getting rather bored of this one after two years, and since I didn’t hook it up to a CSS it might take me a while to fix (and since I’m using Netscape Composer from Netscape 7 the HTML is all wonky so it really might take me a while to fix!) However, fear not! I’ll do it someday. Until then, I will try to work behind the scenes and secretly fix everything offline so I can put up Elfinessé2.0 all at once.pants

Bonus picture for today… I was watching the woodwind class in Festival or something… and I decided I didn’t really like these pants that were really tight around the crotch, at least not on women who don’t have really slim hips. ‘Cause I don’t like this look. I like the shirt. Forget the pants.

Speaking of slim hips, I’m getting back into the excercise habit… too soon? I know Mom wants me to look good in my slightly-expensive cute new bathing suit, or… well, in absolute truth she wants me to be ‘healthy’, which means less than 132 lbs which is where I am right now. The bathing suit is a side effect. But I’m afraid of starting too soon and then running out of motivation halfway through the school year. (Btw, L, you haven’t answered my running question yet…?) I am getting the urge to go faster to work and back, and to do sit ups… but is that a natural (and good) thing, or is that from reading four of Mom’s running magazines in the past week? What happens when I run out of motivation; when those magazines get old, even brand new issues? …Anybody want to be my running partner? I already have a coach… he’s accounted a Hero where he comes from… a Hero of Time… (cough cough) Which reminds me, I should move his picture back out of the hobby room where it’s been for the last year or so… I’m not getting around to painting my plastic Link statue anytime soon! Oh, but did I tell you, I finished my wooden Fokker D-VII airplane model I’ve had since I was eight when I glued the machine guns on upside down? ^_^7 I also finished my cut-out Egyptian masks book, saving Horus, my pretty birdy, for last… So that’s a couple of craft projects done. Oh, and I did a Sculpey sculpture of Rana!! Eee!

But on the subject of motivation, organizing sites haven’t really been inspiring me to pick up my room and be useful for the last month or so… though my organizing bags arrived from the Lazy Organizer! Now if I could just remember what I wanted to put in them… besides Tsubasas… and Nausicaas… Oh well, they’ll come in useful sooner or later!

Speaking of useful, I found the Microsoft Office Calendar on my laptop. I think it might come in handy, recording excercise and scheduling. I already my schedule is going to be well-nigh impossible next year, so maybe that will make it easier!

Oh, gosh, I love tenors… listening to our Haydn Mass in Bb+ from last December, and got to the Quoniam tu solus santus or however it’s spelled section… those guys did a fantastic job despite being only about an eighth of the choir (instead of a quarter). Can I fit in beginner voice lessons next year to my crammed schedule? We’ll see! I hope so! (seriously, I’ve scheduled every half hour from 7:30 to 11:30 every day except for weekends) And then I can’t forget about my organ… as soon as my Dad finishes watching his football game, I’m going to break out the BWV565 Fugue and the Buxtehude…

November 17, 2007

Marth Comic Page 11

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Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 11

Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 11

Marth Manga pg 11
drawn Nov 4, ’06
posted for Nov 17, 2007
rinakoavatarWhoo! The Marth Manga is finished!

I told you I can’t draw kissing that works.

Art contest! Take a look! Deadline extended to Dec 24!

October 30, 2007

Marth Comic Page 10

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Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 10

Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 10

Marth Manga pg 10
drawn Sep 25-26, ’06
posted for Oct 30, 2007
esgalwenavatarThis is quite a good page, despite its obvious drawbacks. Yes, I know you’re saying: what kind of comment is that?!? It’s the way I think. I found the Japanese quotes from a GameSpot FAQ.

The translation is:


Kyou mo ikinobiru koto ga dekita
Today, I have survived.

Kurushii tatakai datta
It was a tough battle.

Their other quotes sound so like them! I wish I were Japanese and had been able to experience them in all their original Fire Emblem glory! Oh, well. They’ll be around again sometime.

Just one more page of this thing!

Art contest! Take a look! Deadline Dec 1! I forgot to add prizes, but they’re here now!

October 20, 2007

Marth Comic Page 9

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Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 9

Weak Arm, Strong Heart Page 9

Marth Manga pg 9
drawn Aug 26, ’06
posted for Oct 20, 2007
zelaavatarsm2This story is almost done! Hooray! It finishes with the end of this big sketchbook. On this page, I started getting a little smarter about the words. I just drew the pictures. LinT must have been inspiring me! So the words have been 100% added in Photoshop. Marth look incredibly stupid in frame 9. But I like frame 6, marthmangapg9detail and also frame 4 isn’t bad but it was drawn about a month later. And that’s quite possibly the best kissing scene I’ve ever drawn, since they aren’t actually kissing.

So far today, I watched my brother play Lego Star Wars II and the beginning of Star Wars Ep III (up to the part where they crash on the runway). The beginning of that movie is really brilliant. If only it were done with X-wings and TIE fighters, and Mon Cal cruisers and Impstars, and if ONLY HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN WERE A BETTER ACTOR, and one or two fewer dumb one-liners, then it would be Star Wars perfection incarnate.

But so much for my resolution to be a good student and practice at 9 in the morning like some people. Okay, so they go to orchestra rehearsal. That doesn’t change the fact that they’re practicing. But, I am planning to do piano after I’m done here, and then go on a walk around the golf course in the first time since school started, and then I’m going to finish theory homework and start on history homework!

Art contest! Take a look!

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