Thursday, March 26, 2009

An April Day and Story

An April Day
By Longfellow

When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs
The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,
When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell
The coming-on of storms.

From the earth's loosened mould
The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;
Though stricken to the heart with winter's cold,
The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and colored wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along
The forest openings.

When the bright sunset fills
The silver woods with light, the green slope throws
Its shadows in the hollows of the hills,
And wide the upland glows.

And when the eve is born,
In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,
Is hollowed out, and the moon dips her horn,
And twinkles many a star.

Inverted in the tide
Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw,
And the fair trees look over, side by side,
And see themselves below.

Sweet April! many a thought
Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed;
Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought,
Life's golden fruit is shed.

I put the poem up because it's my inspiration for a name and it's a beautiful poem. I love every verse. I might use a poem for the summer...except I think I was doing the name of a song...

I put the picture of Edward up because...well, no reason, actually. :P He looks Spring-ish, though. And I like his clothes. :P

Well, thank you for reading!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


"What does snow become when it melts?"
"Do you think I'm some kind of idiot?"

"It will become 'water' of course."
"Wrong. It becomes "spring"!"

-Fruits Basket, Chapter 12.

This is my favorite phrase in Fruits Basket. And it is strange and wonderful that this actually happened this week. At the beginning of March, it snowed. And then one week later, it's 72 degrees and sunny. So when the snow melted, it became spring!

Oh, Hatori's story is so sad. But I won't go on and on about him, because I could probably take up a whole post :P.
No, the real reason of this post was the fact that I need a spring name for my blog. Spring will officially be here March 21 or something, so I would really like to have a few ideas for the name before Spring does get here.

Any suggestions?


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mysterious Boy-Or is he?

Well, about 30 minutes ago my little brother Simon came up to me and wanted to show me a picture he had drawn. So I put on the usual 'very nice sweetie' smile and leaned down to see.

The original picture is on the right. He then asked me(without waiting for the 'very nice') whether gray eyes were mysterious. And I told him yes, proceeding to tell him that anime people with gray, purple or red eyes were usually mysterious. Those are mysterious eyes, I told him. Then he asked whether blue hair was mysterious. And I told him that mattered what color the eyes were. I studied the odd coloring of the drawing while Simon jumped around like his feet had springs(the way he always does). I was very intrigued by the gray eyes of his 'Mysterious Boy', so I asked if I could draw one even more mischievous. He said yes, and so I did.

Second 'Mysterious Boy' below.

Yet, while I drew my mysterious boy, I was thinking of Fruits Basket, and little Hiro Souma. I was thinking espeically about wanting to draw Hiro. So this guy looks a tad bit like him, along with being about 11 or 12, Hiro's age.

My little character is about 41/2 heads tall, counting he if he had legs, and that is why there is a 41/2 beside his head. I didn't try too hard on the inking at all, I was just giving myself a break from being so serious about inking and did it sloppy, which in my opinion made it look better. I only lightly colored his shirt and pants and barely even touched his hair. But I emphasized his big gray slanty eyes, full of sarcasm and some small amount of mystery. His little smile adds a good touch.
Sounds like I just described Hiro. Oh, well. I shouldn't have been thinking of him, but this is a good start to actually drawing him.
More pictures-

Thanks for looking!