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Ali
03 September 2014 @ 10:11 am
Further to my recent re-interest in painting, I felt inspired to do a fanart painting of Michael from Dominion:

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This was painted with acrylics on a canvas board. Am quite pleased with it. :)
 
 
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Ali
08 August 2014 @ 11:38 am
I'm still in shock, I think.

So... yeah.

I stayed up (till gone 5am in the end!!) last night to watch the season finale live and join in the live tweet with everyone else, including cast and crew. The live tweet was such awesome fun - something I've never done before - and we totally got #Dominion trending on twitter, which has to help persuade SyFy to renew the show. :)

And the episode. Wow. The episode. So. Much. Feels. Don't even talk to me right now. Actually, no, do. I need to talk extensively about this epic freaking episode and all the plot twists and drama and feels.

I'm gonna rewatch and comment my way through it. :D There WILL be spoilers in the comments to this post folks.
 
 
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Ali
04 August 2014 @ 09:37 am
So, as previously mentioned, I am in the throes of a new fandom addiction. :)

And Dominion has inspired me to get ficcing again (more on that later) and also drawing.

First up I did a pencil drawing of Tom Wisdom as the archangel Michael:

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I was really pleased with how this came out. It was a bit of a bear to draw as there is a lot of contrast and a lot of white space, giving very few points of reference to get the features in proportion. I took my time with this and worked on it over the space of a few days.

And, best of all, after I posted it on tumblr, someone tweeted it to Tom Wisdom!!Collapse )
 
 
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Ali
31 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm
It's called Dominion. And it's awesome. :D

I am so hooked on this darn show, it's got me making fanart and even writing fic again!

If you've not watched it, it's based on the movie Legion, starring Paul Bettany, in which the archangel Gabriel tried to destroy humanity and the archangel Michael chose to try and save humanity by protecting a particular child, who is destined to save humanity. Dominion is set 25 years after the events of the movie - mankind was decimated in the War of Extinction, 25 years previously, in which the lower angels joined with Gabriel, possessing human bodies (the humans call those possessed by angels "eight-balls" as their eyes turn completely black) to wage war on mankind. With Michael's help, the human's won the war, fighting off Gabriel and his armies, and those remaining now live mostly in fortified cities such as Vega (previously Las Vegas) where Michael now lives, watching over humanity... and, as it turns out, the Chosen One, who, unaware of his true nature, has grown up to be a soldier in Michael's elite archangel corps - Alex Lannon.

The show follows not only Alex's journey of discovery as his status as the Chosen One is revealed, but also the political machinations of the ruling elite of Vega, Michael's attempts to protect and to train the Chosen One, and Gabriel's ongoing plotting to destroy humanity/turn the Chosen One to his own purpose.

There's a lot of ridiculously gorgeous people in this show and gratuitous amounts of epic wing porn. As per usual, when I get hooked on a show, there's one character in particular that I fall for and this time around it's the archangel Michael, as played by Tom Wisdom.

I mean, just look at the guy: :D









Not only is he rather gorgeous (and the showrunners, bless their hearts, seem to manage to find reason to have Michael shirtless at some point in nearly every episode :D), but the character is sooo intruiging. He's deliciously enigmatic and stoic, definitely feels strong emotions but seems to struggle to understand human emotions, has a slightly androgynous feel (and yet has a penchant for human women and has been known to indulge in the occasional orgy!), and Tom Wisdom portrays him beautifully, giving him an unnatural stillness that gives him a real quality of "otherness", of being not quite human. He's also a bad-ass fighter using dual swords... and did I mention the epic wingporn?









In short... I love this character and I love this show (and hey, we got Michael whump just 3 episodes in! :D). If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend you give it a go - it airs on Thursday nights on SyFy in the US (not showing outside the US yet). Episode 7 (of only 9 in the first season! Eeep!) airs tonight and the mythology is just starting to get rrreeally interesting and events are rushing towards a climactic finale. The show has yet to be renewed and I, and many other Dominion fans, are desperately hoping for a second season!
 
 
Ali
10 July 2014 @ 04:50 pm
So in recent months I have been getting more and more into drawing and painting, rather than crafting, and as part of that I decided to look into joining some kind of art or painting class and I managed to find a painting class that was held on one of the days that my DD2 was at nursery (meaning I was kiddy-free for a few hours that day and could actually attend a class!).

My class has now finished (it only runs during school term time) and unfortunately I won't be able to go back next term because DD2 will be starting at the local school nursery then and going for 3 hours every afternoon instead of going for full days as she does at the moment at her private nursery. But I have really really enjoyed this class and am really pleased withthe work I have produced.Collapse )
 
 
Ali
20 March 2014 @ 12:56 pm
So there's a fun kinda meme thing I came across on tumblr called "Draw Yourself Series" where you ask people to suggest things for you to draw yourself as. And I thought I'd had a go. And so far I've had one suggestion, which was to "Draw yourself as though you were on Doctor Who, (companion/monster/Time Lord/whatever)". Which sounded like lots of fun.

So here's me as a Time Lord. :)

Ali Timelord-Manual

I rather enjoyed this and want to have a go at more ideas. Anyone wanna give me another suggestion? :D
 
 
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Ali
11 November 2013 @ 10:14 pm
Well, I drew Ichabod so it was only fair that I draw Abbie as well, right?

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Ali
Chapters: 1/1
Word count: c. 750
Rating: K
Characters: Ichabod Crane
Genre: Character Study
Spoilers: None
Summary: "Everything about this era is unutterably alien to him."

Just a little idea that I had to get down on paper about just how different literally everything must be for Crane... even though he doesn't show it.

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Ali
10 November 2013 @ 01:32 am
Ooh, I almost forgot, this fandom has hit me so freaking hard that not only has it got me writing fic again, it's even got me making fanart! My limited skills don't even compare to some of the amazing works that I see being posted on tumblr but nevertheless I got my pencils out and did this sketch of Ichabod Crane. :)

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I think I want to draw Abbie next...
 
 
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