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It's November!

While that generally means a lot of things for me, this year it especially means National Novel Writing Month.

I went to bed at 8:30 last night, woke up in time for the start of the Nashville area online write-in, and then wrote from midnight to 3am.  I'm amused that, in 3 hours, I wrote three days worth of words (to get 50k by month's end, you need to write at least 1667 words/day).

I am very excited.  I obviously don't expect this to come out of the process as a MASTERPIECE, 'cause that's what editing is for.  :P  Nevertheless, I'm going to try my hardest to reach the goal--or, better, get the first part of three finished.

Unfortunately, I have a Metaphysics paper and a Japanese skit due on Monday, so a weekend I would have used to meet up with others at school who are also doing NaNo will be spent memorizing something in Japanese and writing about the conflict between the omniscience of God and various theories of time.


Eh, I can't be picky.  Japanese is love and Metaphysics (along with Anthro of Religion) helped me better formulate some ideas in my story, so I should stop complaining.

Also, THIS PLAYLIST.  I've spent months making a NaNo playlist, and HNNG.


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Nov. 10th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
i mentioned pictures...



Nov. 10th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice.

Also, HANDS. I hate hands. How do you go about drawing hands?
Nov. 10th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
lololol tl;dr
i love hands :|

but yeah, find someone's you like and use theirs as a model over and over and over again until you know how it looks. or if you're not a creeper like i am (or if you are, i have recommendations!), use your own.

a good tip to remember is that fingers are a series of 3 joints, and each section in between each joint is - for all intents and purposes - straight. they operate like a ball-and-stick model, not as one sort of sinuous curve like some people draw it. remember that fingers frequently hide each other because they're so close together. proportions are important; remember how long fingers are in relation to one another. nailbeds take up about 75% of the first knuckle (at least ideally)

the palm is a sort of upside down, blunted triangle and not particularly flexible, so the only thing you really need to consider is the angle you're drawing it from (foreshortening, all that). remember that knuckles exist.
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