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Snowflake Challenge - Day 12

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Day 12

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a podfic, an icon, a sketch, a meta, or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Cross stitch. Draft an essay about a particular medium. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of book you love, a ship manifesto, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Create something.

Now, this challenge was preceded by this text: "Today's challenge is one of the hardest for me. I’m a podficcer by trade, so every year I attempt to write fanfic, with words. I scream and cry and tell myself to STOP DOING THIS BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL MAKE FUN OF YOU AND THINK IT’S TRASH. Then I take a deep breath and close the Google doc. However, today, I’m going to be brave like all of you and post a fanfic that I wrote on Tumblr and tidied up a bit."

I believe that this day's challenge is meant to encourage you out of your comfort zone, to create a fanwork that you normally wouldn't go near. So, I am going to post an artwork.

As you all know, I'm a fanfic writer. You might also know that I play in concert band (not well; as Lionel described the theatre community in Perth in "The King's Speech", I'm just "enthusiastic"), so I do some music. What I don't do is art. I'm not a visual person: I don't think in those terms and don't express myself in that way. I'm very interested in art history, but for the history part, not the art part.

However, one day a few weeks back, I picked up my sketch book (for some reason, I buy sketch books, use about two pages, then lose them; I swear 60% of the storage space in our house is taken up by unused sketch books) and a pack of cheap marker pens, and drew the following free-hand from one of my favorite images off Google. It came out rather well (for me), and I'm rather proud of it.

Bonus: I've used three pages in that sketch book!



( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 12th, 2018 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hi, here from Snowflake - I like the shading and the way his face is so intent. Happy creating, pronker
Jan. 13th, 2018 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I was so pleased with this, especially his face - it kinda looks like David Tennant. :)
Jan. 12th, 2018 05:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, I think that's really cool!
Jan. 13th, 2018 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was certainly tough to do. :D
Jan. 13th, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
Kudos for going outside your comfort zone AND using three pages in your sketch book! *g* <3
Jan. 13th, 2018 08:22 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna try for the fourth today! :D
Jan. 14th, 2018 12:15 am (UTC)
I really like your drawing. Freehand is not easy. Well done!
Jan. 15th, 2018 03:59 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
Jan. 14th, 2018 10:09 am (UTC)
That's amazing, and it really does look like David, plus you absolutely nailed the shading.
Jan. 15th, 2018 03:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! You have me grinning from ear to ear, that it looks like DT. :)
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