1. Screw you LJ, I was writing this huge post all sodding day and then you eat it right when I'm about to hit post.
2. If I write down some of the stupid ideas I have rattling around my head, do you think they will leave me alone for a while so I can concentrate on doing sensible adult things like going to work and remembering to cook dinner before
midnight? Probably not.
(anyone caught encouraging these will receive a good spanking)
Fecking Eagle stuff first:
Hibernia face-painting illustration. carmarthen
has discovered that the way to get me to draw something is to simply tell me to, for I am as biddable as Marcus in the bedroom. Getting the two very different types of lighting (fire/moonlight) correct is going to be HARD, but at least I can hide all the tricky background stuff in darkness. And I can finally put my giant costume history book to use, for it has lots of super illustrations of Celtic clothing. *dances*Happy gay (modern) farmers part II. S is for Sith Academy
convinced me that I can just about draw interior perspective and clutter, so I'm thinking of a kitchen scene full of shameless farming stereotypes with an Aga, a cat on the Aga, Kath Kidston teatowels and old battered inherited Le Cruset pots (yes there may be some fantasy-fulfilment going on here, but in my defence I didn't come up with half of that list). And Marcus making tea and trying to be affectionate while Esca's all "piss off Marcus, can't you see I'm trying to read my Classic Tractor
magazine?" Um, I may be a little in love with this AU.Centurion Marcus.
I just really want an excuse to draw Marcus in that gorgeous armour, because I've had a Roman uniform kink since I was 6 years old thanks to Asterix (seriously. I even had a crush on the crocodile from Fantasia because he had a swishy red cloak and then he took it off and I was SAD) and I really want to paint a big epic landscape with Marcus gazing into the distance with his cloak billowing around him and thinking YES I AM A MAGNIFICENT MANLY ROMAN. If I can work in Esca somehow, even better, though I might have to poke sineala
until she lets me illustrate her Army AU for that to make sense. I think I'll put this on the back burner for the moment while I sort out exactly what I want to do with it, and in the meantime I'll doodle Roman armour at work and claim they're preliminary sketches.Marcus being ruled by Esca's thighs.
She who is responsible for this knows who she is. Stupid Alexander/Hephaestion comment. At 3am this morning I came up with an picture in my head that would suit this, and it's also the reason why my performance in our 9am lab meeting went along the lines of "Uhh... this week I'm doing... something with proteins? I think? Btw, what's a protein again?" So, the idea was Esca all sprawled out and Marcus curled up between his glorious thighs, worshipping them as he should. Might be revised depending on whether I can find the anatomy references I'll need - while I'm getting better at not having to rely so much on references, the amount of nudity I have planned means I probably shouldn't try pulling it all out of my head unaided.Biology PhD students!Esca/Marcus AU.
I swear to Mithras I have not been looking around my lab for places/equipment they could do hot, sweaty things against. I SWEAR.Something gen with Uncle Aquila and Stephanos, because I may be a little in love with these two.
I am a little smitten with with this photo
and want to do something similar. Problem is, the setting is too similar to the current cuddling painting, so either I wait a few months or I use it in another fandom. Dunno what, though.
This fandom, WHAT IS IT DOING TO ME? It's a really good thing that all the prompts on the kink meme that interest me have been filled already, or this list would be even longer. Okay okay, here are some non-Eagle things:Padme/Breha for the alphabet challenge prompt W.
Those naughty girlies again, this time rolling around in bed half-naked. I kinda want to give them big fancy hairdos, or at least half-undone big fancy hairdos, but I doubt that would make for comfortable sleeping. But then again, Padme's nightdress in ROTS was that ridiculous blue thing with strings of pearls along the arms, and that couldn't have been comfy either. Maybe she's used to it.Mark Antony/Lucius Vorenus.
I have no idea where this came from, but I really want to draw lecherous!Antony (uh, is there any other kind?) eyeing up poor Vorenus (in his lovely armour that he gets after being made Evocati, because did I mention the uniform kink?) with a smirk on his face, and Vorenus is looking very worried. It's rather sad that that out of all the things I could do with these two (I mean, I love Vorenus and Pullo as much as the next person, but I have such a hard time buying them having a more-than-brotherly-love relationship because Vorenus is just so damn Roman
. Vorenus/Antony however - Antony is much more depraved and has more power over Vorenus than Pullo does so yes, I could see that. Um, this parenthesis is getting awfully long) I pick something so tame and family-friendly. Hm, Antony in toga, Antony in uniform, or Antony in Egyptian clothing and eyeliner?
URGH. And the second I complete one of these, another dozen will spring up to take its place. I suppose I don't really need that masters anyway.
3. The state of the WIPs.Qui-Gon/Tahl.
Looking awesome, even if I do say so myself. If I can convert just one person to Tahl or carrots, I will be a happy girl. With the exception of two hands, most of the hard stuff is done and I just need to tidy up the bodies and paint the vegetables. Hopefully I should get this finished some time next week.Sappy Esca/Marcus cuddling.
FINALLY got Marcus's face looking how it should - he's a bit less handsome now but that is all Channing Tatum's fault, not mine. Now watch me attempt to paint all those blanket folds without having a brain haemorrhage. Nekkid Morgana.
This stalled at the initial colour blocking stage - I'll probably return to it once one of the above are finished. The deadline isn't until August so I'm going to take my time with it.
4. Barely in time, but happy MMoM!
Bet you thought I'd forgotten, swcajolings
. Perhaps next year I will be a little more organised and offer you something more than a 5-minute photo study.( Very NSFW sketch )