Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Moleskine

I bought a new moleskine a few weeks ago, a hardcover one. I have a soft one, but I just can't get into it. I like the hardcover because I can draw anywhere with it, but with the soft cover, it bends and whatnot so it makes it difficult to draw if I don't have a table or a flat surface.

Anyways, the first page of a moleskin is a "In case of loss, please return to..." page. Usually I just leave them blank or put a little lame doodle, but this time around, I actually like what I've done with it.
Under the name section, there's a blank for a "reward"... I don't know anyone who would go out of their way to return a sketchbook to someone, reward or not.

I've always wanted a doodle of myself I could use consistently as an icon on any social networking site... but I'm never happy because I change my appearance every so often and I feel that doodles become obsolete. It's the same with a photo, I can take one and be happy for the time being, but over time I feel like it starts to look less and less like me.

I decided to color this doodle in Photoshop.
And just for the hell of it, here's the outline:
Feel free to color it or something and send it to me :3

Lucky Star Ep. 2

Snow White

Last week, my friends and I went to Buffalo Exchange... I spent way more money than I had planned.
The blue dress is American Apparel, and it was about $22.
The heart purse was $9.
The yellow/white oxford heels were... about $20.

I went to work wearing this outfit, so I brought a pair of flats to change into. I usually don't like wearing flats when I go out... I love heels because they make me taller and they make my legs look longer (I'm only 4'10").

The belt is from Forever21, I got it because it came with a skirt. I'll admit I wear this belt way more often than I do the skirt that it came with.
The earrings are from Charlotte Russe, the store was having a deal on earrings "Two for $8", and I'm a sucker for anything "geometrical" if that makes any sense. I love stripes/lines in clothing and accessories, vertical stripes are one of my favorites.

My boyfriend bought me this "Milestone Mickey" from Goodwill because he's a sweetheart. The legs are a little bit torn up, but other than that it's in pretty good condition!


So on a whim, I decided to get all of the episodes of "Lucky Star", and the OVA as well. I haven't
watched anime in a long time... I think the last one I saw was "Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan".

Another one of my favorite animes is "Rozen Maiden":

Although I've still yet to see the second season, I love it! I love the character designs and the style that the dolls are all drawn in. It's very gothic-lolita~ Shinku is one of my favorite characters. Speaking of favorites, this series by far has one of the best "filler" episodes I've ever had the joy of watching.

Anyways, back to Lucky Star:

The style that the characters are drawn in is horribly adorable, I really enjoy just looking at caps of the show just because the colors are so bright and soft. The show references a lot of Japanese culture so some jokes might fly over your head when you watch it, but if you're an otaku~ then you'll probably enjoy it~ º3º

Here are some screencaps I did of episode 1... I'm on episode 6 (I think), but I'm going to be screencapping a few "moments" from every episode.

IRL I am Konata~ º–º

I know how you feel, Kona-chan~ :(