It's been a while. I really should do this more often!
Thanks to everyone that faved or put my recent food pics in their collections! It means a lot!
I'll continue with getting used to the camera function of my iPhone. It seems to be slowly getting better than the pics I took with my digital camera. Although, I might still use that in the future.
And, I might have the option of getting 2 more digital cameras. Apparently, they're both an 'upgrade' from my current one. They're my parents' digital cameras. My mom passed away a couple of years ago, so no one's really using hers.
My dad is debating whether her iPhone 6 plus is better than her camera. And, she's leaning towards the iPhone being better. So, in a way I might have a pick of 3 of them...Great.
I hope to take more pics of my own cooking in the future. Hopefully not just food I've made for the holidays. I do love to cook.
I'm still writing out my 2nd novel. It's a short story nightmare anthology. Each story is based on recurring nightmares I've had. Some are a lot more twisted, some there's just no way to make it even more twisted, some ended up totally different, etc. It's been fun. (Although, sometimes I feel like I'm 'reliving' them as I type them out.
) I'm on the last story right now. Thinking of stopping it after 12 of them. 13 would be too cliche, and that number's actually a lucky number in Judaism. (I'm Jewish if you couldn't tell...) I was going to stop it at 11, but decided to have one more based on something that's happened to me in real life. I guess parts of that one will feel more 'real' than the others, but I don't know...
It's a little different. Each story seems to really stand out. I still get nightmares, but these were the most frequent. One of them is of my earliest nightmare that I can remember. I was around 2 when it happened. Someone told me a while back that I should write down those nightmares. I've told a friend about a couple of them a long time ago, and she screamed for me to stop. She thought I might be possessed.
Hopefully people will enjoy them when it's published.
I'm about to post quite a bit of my drawings soon on here. I haven't done that in a while. I'm still editing a drawing meme at the moment featuring my oc Junko from my first novel, Alliance. It's an exaggerated expressions meme. It was kind of fun at times to draw out. I think I'll be done with that soon. So, look forward to it!
I also just finished a drawing that has my oc, Shadow (my main character in Alliance), looking on in amazement at a lit up menorah. It's Hanukkah-themed. I did start it about halfway through Hanukkah. I was going to make more Hanukkah scenes that had my oc's in them, but didn't really have time. Maybe next year...
I might do some Passover-themed ones in the future. It's just an idea for more drawings. I was also thinking about somehow making wallpapers with my oc's, maybe some scenes from the story, and more. I colored this one with colored pencils. I haven't colored in my drawings in a long time. I tried to get the shading right, but not sure if I did. I think so. Also, he's in a different pose than what I usually draw him in. So, that was fun and new. I think perspective was good. If anything it was all good practice. I'm still having a bit of difficulty with his hair.
I also finished up drawing and coloring in the outfits and accessories that my oc's wear in the story. It was kind of for me to get a better picture in my mind of how they look. Some characters have awesome looking outfits and accessories. Some are kind of plain. But, I think that's the way it'd be with a group of people in real life, too.
Some would be stylish, and some wouldn't care or have never thought about it. Makes it fun, though. I also colored them in with colored pencils. I technically have 20 characters in total. 2 of them have different 'versions' of themselves, and have another set of outfits/accessories for them. Another 2 don't have names. I introduced them pretty late in the story, but they have major roles. One of them told the main character he has to earn the right to find out that character's name...
So, even I don't know currently. Some characters had a lot of accessories. Those were interesting. Anyways, I'll be posting that soon too. Not sure if it'll be one at a time or a page at a time. I ended up using 5 pages for them...We'll see.