Illustration Friday: Steam

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Playing around with straight digital drawing here for Illustration Friday. I prefer to draw by hand but it’s good to practice some stylus control occasionally and learn (and abuse) some unfamiliar techniques.

Illustration Friday: Steam

This one started with the steam–> tea association, too, and got here via samovars.

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A Tragic Day

In bad news:

  1. Coffee, the only readily available hot non-sweet beverage (excluding tea: I try to avoid paying $3.50 for a teabag and hot water) seems to be having undesirable effects on me – now where am I going to get most of my writing and sketching done? Or how can I get more cafes to make chai lattes with tea leaves instead of syrup (tastes like syrup) or powder (tastes like ants)?
  2. My beautiful cherry-red ikea desk chair is not working out (one of the reasons for working in cafes) and (a) I don’t know where to buy a cheap kneeling chair and (b) I’m worried that if I try to get up from one in a hurry I will cause extensive destruction.
  3. I went for a vigorous walk last night to OfficeWorks to ogle mini pcs. I had pretty much convinced myself I would get an Asus Eeepc. This had taken me many ogling-trips to decide. AND THEY DIDN’T HAVE ANY.
  4. I submitted a short story (“E&tF”) to an anthology and am feeling the loss.
  5. I have written over 30,600 words for NaNoWriMo, one of my favourite characters from the original inspiration is turning into a paranoid psycho (well, several of them are, actually) and at this rate I am not going to know what to do with myself for the end of the month.
  6. I can write 1,667 words in less than 45 minutes which leaves me with no excuses, generally.
  7. I have no story to submit to One Book One Brisbane because “The Splendour Falls”, which was going there next, wasn’t rejected after all but has found a home!!!!

Short Update

  • Tickets to Vanuatu for three weeks. No guarantee will hit what aim for with hammer.
  • Sepia sky.
  • A moralistic and mouldering old book with beautiful cover.
  • An unkept bathroom.
  • Thespian judiciary.
  • Sick headache probably my own fault.
  • Back to blogs for pleasure not duty.
  • Coconut rice.
  • Cheap offcut of scraperboard.
  • Tea universal panacea. Am aware of tautology but sounds better that way.
  • Rain in the kitchen.
  • Realised I have April reviews to do.
  • Debate on correct disposition of commas.
  • Early night.