doctorconquest: (tatami galaxy - campus coloured)
Markers! I've been trying to learn how to use them.

First, a quick self-portrait I did to commemorate my 20th birthday! L-LOOKIN' GOOD .__.;; The lights in this room heat it up really quickly so I am usually in varying states of undress when working. Also I just prefer not wearing clothes to wearing clothes, screw clothes, I don't have time for that shit.


The hat I got to wear with my plague doctor mask/Anime North costume--it's like wearing a small black hole on your head! Good for keeping the sun out of your eyes, though.

Then I learned that it is VERY VERY IMPORTANT to use the right kind of paper with markers or else everything will go heart-breakingly wrong.

This I did on paper that was thick and soft and fibrous and it ruined two of my markers and turned out blotchy and horrible. Experienced XTREME!! frustration trying to make the sky not be all streaky (as you can see I did no succeed).


Clearly the best way to acquaint oneself with a new medium is with FIVE ZILLION LEAVES, yeah?


Outfit for Anime North (and whereever else I feel like going dressed as an anachronistic-magpie-nightmare) involves wings that will hopefully look and function rather like this (but more magpie-ish), so I've been making feathers and... making more feathers. SO MANY FEATHERS. I must keep telling myself it is worth it, haha.

Some of the iridescent secondary feathers:

aaand I need to get my ass back into gear and PAINT MORE FEATHERS. You guys it is not a very stimulating or fulfulling task. WINGS WILL BE AWESOME, WINGS WILL BE AWESOME, KEEP TELLING MYSELF THIS....

EDIT: OH ALSO, not that I haven't mentioned this before, but this is my tumblr, I post a lot of nonsense.
doctorconquest: (oglaf - creative block)
WHOA HEY LIVEJOURNAL. I've been doing some things. Pictures!

We've nearly completely redone my little art kitchen--new paint, new floor, new contraptions screwed into the walls. Here's what the wallpaper looked like before:

And here's what the walls look like now:

PRETTY CLASSY HUH. Stripes make everything cooler.

And I have a nice system now for storing all of my colourful paper--

It's becoming a very nice room. I have a lot of mixed feelings though, because on one hand it's like YAY A PRETTY ART ROOM I CAN GET LOTS OF WORK DONE but on the other hand it's like OH GOD I AM GOING TO BE STUCK HERE FOREVER I WILL NEVER MEET ANOTHER PERSON OR HAVE FRIENDS AGAIN SEND HELP IMMEDIATELY.


On a related note, I still can't decide if I want to go to Anime North this year. I'm not sure if I can expend the money/energy. I wish I could just...teleport there? No, I wish I had a hotel room to stay in like the good ol' days. It's a lot more fun when you can to and fro from a room and treat it like a mini vacation, haha.

Anyway what was I saying? Oh yeah I've done things. I'VE DONE MY HAIR. With indigo! It was the messiest thing ever, much worse than henna, and most of my belongings are stained with blue and green. Also stained with blue and green: most of my skin.'s washing off. Slowly.

Hair colour before and after:

As you can see, it's super effective!

Poorly lit phone photo before and after:

Please note that the indigo DYED MY EYEBROWS. This was not intentional, it just happened as the dye was rinsing out of my hair. Also: the rest of my body hair. ALSO THE REST OF MY BODY. Guys I don't recommend doing this if you have a social life in which temporarily looking like a fresh-water mermaid is unacceptable. The eyebrows are kind of nice though? I mean, they look twice as big now and I may have to apply the tweezers, but they match the hair? :'D

So, yes, I may now acquire some magic bells and leave home to fight the walking dead.


It occurs to me that I never posted these Doctor Who split pin people here, so

My mom made them the TARDIS. I tried to make a TARDIS but it was not square and my mom did not approve of the inaccuracy.

I recently got a bunch of Copic markers which were hella expensive but definitely worth it. The downside is that I'm allergic to them and can only use them with a surgical mask or dust mask on. Because life would be too easy otherwise.


The wind is howling so strongly that I fear for my safety. What happened, weather? Yesterday the grass was green and the windows were open, now we are covered in snow again. ):

/monthly life update

let's go

Feb. 19th, 2011 11:03 pm
doctorconquest: (birds - no exit)

oh hey ladies, what're you up to there? oh, you're opening a portal to another dimension in the pages of my notebooks? well that's cool I guess I'll just uh... leave you to that then.

hello 2011!

Jan. 2nd, 2011 01:11 am
doctorconquest: (quotes - to do)
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I made a list of some of the most pressing issues!

I figure maybe if I listen to this song on repeat forever then I might actually be able to accomplish some stuff:

bah bah bah BAH BAH BAH bah bah bah BAH BAH BAH

Anyway, obligatory festive New Year's Eve photo.

hell yes.

Well, I hope everyone has an okay 2011! I distinctly remember the beginning of 2010 when I did really stupid things with acetaminophen and French Cross wrote about about how horrible 2009 had been. 2010 was pretty horrible too, but in a less dramatic way--a lot of its horribleness was dealing with the leftover horribleness of 2009 and previous years. 2011 is either the year when things start to get better or the year when I curl up and die, and I'm bloody well not ready to die so there's really only one option!

PS, I am rereading Garth Nix's Abhorsen series because it is always fantastic and I am really annoyed that "disreputablebitch" is one character too long to be an LJ name. IT IS THE PERFECT USERNAME FOR ME GODDAMN.
doctorconquest: (beaton - skitter skitter)

the slightly surreal picture I made for Ad as a Christmas present. PS, THESE CATS ARE THE CUTEST CATS:

Also, my grandmother sent me wireless headphones for Christmas so now I can wander the entire house without repeatedly dropping my iPhone/getting tangled in headphone wires. My quality of life has significantly improved.

me + you

Dec. 2nd, 2010 01:27 am
doctorconquest: (tori - better be big)

skipping school.


tiny silhouette people are the most fun. it's nice to make things that look like things without having to draw in every detail, haha.

also, grey cat photo of the day:

Tagger sunning himself under a lamp.
doctorconquest: (art - peekaboo)

It is this little knife with the tiniest blade ever that I use for cutting paper! However, what the zombies don't know is that according to the package it came in, this knife contains chemicals known in the state of California to cause cancer. FUCK YEAH, CANCER KNIFE?!

Also it swivels so it can like, cut round corners and shit. Bring it on, zombies!
doctorconquest: (beaton - dudes & swords)

In the dim light early Wednesday morning takes place a duel of honour! Beautiful Lady Catherine's fiancé Lord Harold has challenged beautiful Lady Catherine's lover, the notorious non-traditional-gender-role-conforming lesbian Charlotte Thynne to a fight to the death! Clutching her handkerchief, Lady Catherine looks on in what appears to be horror and fear for her beloveds, comforted by her closest friend, Lord Harold's elegant sister Euphemia. However, unbeknownst to Lady Catherine, Euphemia has had a hand in the morning's spectacle--harbouring a secret love for her friend, it is she who told her brother of Charlotte's involvement with Lady Catherine and provoked him to the challenge, in hopes of eliminating her competition and knowing Lady Catherine will surely turn to her for support in her grief. But what is that look behind the picturesque dew of tears in Lady Catherine's eyes? Could it be...a glint of excitement? A sparkle of delight? A hint of derision? Fools! she thinks, as she feigns a swoon into Euphemia's arms. Who are they to claim to fight for me? As if I were a prize to be won and not an adult capable of making my own decisions? Listening to the clash of the blades she poisoned herself she knows that soon, free of both their stifling attentions, she will leave this place forever and live finally as an independent woman.


so I got some of these metal paper fasteners today with the intent of using them for poseable paper dolls, and instead I sat down at the kitchen table and did this.

I do have a compulsion to make everything into people. it is almost certain that, were I to find myself trapped in a room with a cabinet full of canned goods, I would immediately become the mayor of Can Town.
doctorconquest: (art - seated woman with a parasol)

I have come with my mustard seed
--I cannot accept that she will be taken from me.


as usual, I frustrate myself by making things that can't fit in my scanner.


Oct. 31st, 2010 11:22 pm
doctorconquest: (mononoke - stopped me in my tracks)
mostly I slept through it! my stomach is misbehaving and I seem to be fending off a potential UTI (whyyyyyy). anyway, I did nothing but listen to the dog bark repeatedly as kids came to our door and I wore no costume because I am saving my costuming funds for

future plague doctor cosplay!!

plague doctor outfit will not involve witch hat or awesome crop-top hoodie, but it will involve syringes and possibly roping others into my cosplaying madness.

also, when will I stop listening to Gaba Kulka's cover of "London Calling" on repeat? NEVER, because it is the best thing and she is amazing.

doctorconquest: (tori - when i come to terms)
I was just informed via [profile] cupofearlgrey's journal that there is a super awesome fun Florence + the Machine concert for me to attend on November 3! I am a bit crap at paying attention to things and I hadn't realised what day it was on until now.

so that's cool but also a little bit of an annoying interference, as my plans for November 3 were to sit around all day crying and listening to "The Beekeeper" on repeat.

what does it say about me that I'm annoyed at not being able to sit around feeling miserable? DAMMIT LIFE DON'T MAKE ME HAVE FUN I JUST WANT TO BE USELESS AND UNHAPPY...!

but anyway the concert will be great.
doctorconquest: (birds - okay man whatever)

here is something I started a long time ago; it was meant to be a quick and easy thing to get me back into acrylic painting but it ended up taking SO LONG because I kept putting it aside for weeks or months to do other things. MY ATTENTION SPAN, IT IS NOT THE GREATEST. anyway, I recently ruined my main reference photo by spilling a glass of water on it (clever!!) so now I can never finish this properly, but you know what, you know what, I think the point comes across alright as it is and I want to just move on now to something actually interesting and relevant.

seriously, this was ages ago, my hair is like twice that length now.

I just remembered that my copy of The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls will be getting here soon! HOORAY FOR A SUPER UPSETTING BOOK.
doctorconquest: (tori - drizzle to the rain)

there she goes.

little illustration of Father Lucifer. I have a small pile of them. as usual, I don't notice how crooked things are until I scan them. FUCK STRAIGHT LINES WHY DO I EVEN TRYYYYY.

saran wrap is not the most fun thing in the world.

hello LJ, I have not completely forgotten you.
doctorconquest: (emilie autumn - close your eyes)


I mean she keeps saying this tour will be even better than the last but I'm having trouble imagining what could be more awesome than dancing with a hula hoop ON FIRE.

also Bohemian Rhapsody.

look at that stripey violin, it sounds like a fucking electric guitar and it's cooler than you.


/crawls back to tumblr
doctorconquest: (hetalia - canada; for sure eh)

100% truth

EDIT: OH YES ALSO I'VE BEEN MEANING TO SAY, I have this tumblr thing now, I use it to post songs and pretty things, kind of like this LJ only with even more frequency and disregard for other people's interest. so it's here at doctorconquest. yes.
doctorconquest: (beaton - hmm)

gosh, you know, if it weren't for Etsy, I might never even notice my sudden overseas teleportation.
doctorconquest: (art - in the doorway)
went to a textile museum with [profile] flumpitt a few days ago (WE ARE EXCITING PEOPLE WE DO EXCITING THINGS) and there was no one else around so we got goofy pictures.

at a loom!

giant naked fabric man!

and another!

note that halfway through this outing I realised my tight belt was causing acid reflux (fact: in my body, everything causes acid reflux, even thinking too hard about acid reflux), but when loosened the skirt was trying its best to escape from my body for the rest of the day. CAN'T WIN.

terrifying stuffed horse!

"I must say I enjoyed the horse": best guestbook comment ever.
doctorconquest: (art - soon the rain)
you know, when I bought the LIGHTS album I cried for six hours straight because I missed Shannon so much? but for some reason it didn't occur to me that the same thing would happen while it was RIGHT THERE BEING PERFORMED LIVE. 8|a I did not properly prepare myself for that. "Saviour" broke me.

anyway, Lilith Fair was uh... wet. and exhausting. and fun in that there was cool live music when I wasn't crying through it? but yeah. I think that experience completely ended my love of rain. I couldn't even listen to my soothing thunderstorm to help me sleep, haha.

also: ADORABLE LESBIAN COUPLES EVERYWHERE and so many cool ladies I wish the rest of the world looked like those grounds did. >:

by the way

Jul. 21st, 2010 03:51 pm
doctorconquest: (beaton - dudes & swords)


oh my goodness it will be so amazing. even if it is only a quarter as amazing as the comics it will still be amazing. AND COLOURFUL HOLY COW

when I first saw the actor playing the shogun I was annoyed since she seemed too young and cutesy and not nearly >:| enough but now that I've seen her in costume she looks pretty darn awesome.

my biggest hope is that it does well enough for sequels as the story of the next two volumes would make a really great movie and features many awesome ladies. for a series about the majority of the male population being wiped out by a plague and women taking over traditionally male roles the first volume is very much about the dudes.

the very pretty dudes in pastels.

SPEAKING OF OCTOBER, hey Ad! we're going to see Emilie Autumn at the ~MOD CLUB~ on October 28! BE THERE (ideally with ID because the tickets are in your name). maybe my dress will be here and I won't concuss myself! :|a



I don't care what anyone says, my fear of drive-by shootings is completely rational. :(
doctorconquest: (art - seated woman with the parasol)

things are getting kind of gross.

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