Mar. 27th, 2017 03:57 pm
silailo: (belldandy blue)
I got my little ceramic Belldandy coin bank in the mail today. It's even better in person. Because it's an older style of Belldandy, I had to have it, because this version is one of my favorites. I bought it almost on a whim when I saw it listed, and I had money in my PayPal account to blow, so I put a bid on it and no one bothered to outbid. Maybe it was the price. I saw that it had been relisted a few times.

Finally something to lift my spirits, because lately...yeah.
silailo: (belldandy)

Large picture under the cut! )

Okay, so my shading was really lazy. Sue me. I guess I just got sort of bored. The hair was my main interest.

Trying to be all pretty with the background but it looks like a studio background. XD Yes I colored her hair purple.
I also just now realized there should be more of her extending back, but I used a photo as a reference and that part of the picture was cut off.
silailo: (Default)

So I've decided I don't like the solid coloring. Also the lines near the knees were an accident. This is the second time I've drawn this chibi. The first one I experimented too much with her hair color and the shade turned out awful. I'm not crazy about the paper texture, either.

I have another drawing I've had sitting around that needs finishing. Also Belldandy. I should do Urd next.
silailo: (Mingchao gun)
Still making my way through Freedom of the Mask. I don't know why I keep reading these books, they are incredibly violent and graphic. I don't usually gravitate toward stories like that, but I guess the author does a pretty good job of sucking me in with his characters. And his nonviolent descriptions are absolutely wonderful. I wish so much I could write like that! (It's Robert McCammon in case anyone is wondering.)

I bought three more volumes of Oh My Goddess! because I am so far behind on collecting the series. I have this big gap between Volume 13 and 21, and then after 37 things get spotty because I was buying whatever I could find cheapest. I am such a massive tight wad it makes me sick spending more than $10 on anything. But I splurged, only because I'm worried the individual volumes are going out of print as the omnibus editions come out. Every time I wait until something goes out of print I can't find it anywhere for a halfway reasonable price. This happened when I didn't pick up the whole of Twin Spica when I had the chance. Now I have a hard time finding any of them that isn't a used "library copy" because most of the higher volumes are insanely priced. So now I feel like I have to buy all the rest of OMG before it's too late. But then I'm probably worrying for no reason. Plenty of manga titles go out of print and stay pretty cheap, even in new condition. However, I did make sure to buy all of Children of the Sea in one sitting.

I somewhat regret selling off my Trinity Blood manga because I actually liked it way more than the anime and tons more than the novels (must've been Tokyopop's translation, yeeeeeaach). And I enjoyed the artwork and some of the characterizations. But I started losing interest after Tokyopop went kaput and stopped publishing them, and the only way I could keep collecting the newest releases was by ordering English versions from Singapore at twice the cost. So I decided I didn't love the manga that much and I chose to sell them. Hardly got back what I paid for them. [/bitter]

It's snowing like the dickens out there right now, oh my gosh.

silailo: (perfume)
I figured I should post my finished bottle cap magnets.

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