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I'm grateful that I didn't hear any heavy rain last night, so I didn't have to get up and bail. Me carcass is sore enough already.

     And I didn't just finish one art project today--I finished two! The foreground render for my 'One Shining Day' illustration ran for 8 hours Sunday night (since I screwed up one tiny thing when I ran it Saturday night) and I was able to assemble and tweak the wallpaper sized version Monday morning before work. I e-mailed it to my mom first along with Saturday afternoon's long test render, since I told her she should see the illustrations to her story first. It's so wonderful to have decent-looking hair and fluffy wings for Night-Yearning thanks to last week's glorious discovery. I'm quite enjoying having it as my wallpaper at work for this week. (As well as getting rid of that last red 'x' on my Portal Page!)

     And then, after work, I finished up my Council Hall illustration. 'Called a truce' might be a better term, since I had to compromise on so much and I certainly don't like it enough to post on Elfwood. Still, feels good to not be pulling my hair or banging my head against things struggling with it anymore. It's tolerable, and that's good enough!

     Got some craft painting done this evening too--all that remains is the last and most challenging stage (since I've never worked with interference paints before). Lovely to be rolling ahead!

     The good stuff wasn't just limited to before and after work today. No, because I found out my pay raise already! And it was a fair bit bigger than I was expecting. Goes into effect September 1st, thank you God!
Emotional Status:
tired sore and tired
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On August 21st, 2007 09:48 am (UTC), saiena commented:
I love her hair! It looks so sleek and strokeable - and those wings ^___^ So very cute. All that dander fluff. That looks gorgeous, as always, I love t'DoL's fledgling wings. Wonderful, I'm so pleased you managed to get it done to your satisfaction.

I love the atmosphere in the Council Hall one, the shadows with the light falling on the seats, and of course the glimmer of the fulmar. Especially with Geren walking in. Gives a real feeling of secrecy to the whole thing. Also, loved the spirally arms on those chairs - as well as seeing t'Dol's chair on the end.

Glad to know you didn't have to do anymore bailing, your poor back and arms. And triple yay for your pay rise! That's excellent news ^_^
On August 21st, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'm so happy about the wings; even if the fluffiness doesn't show up in the little Portal Page version, I know it's there. So wonderful to have the fledgling's hair looking as it should now instead of a yellow streaky blob.

Glad you like it! I've wrestled with it so long I have no idea what 'atmosphere' it might have. Maybe I can do the mirror trick on myself...

Thanks for commenting!
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On August 21st, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! That looks gorgeous, me dear. *joins in the hair-loving* Huzzah for getting things done to one's satisfaction. The result was certainly worth it. *will one day learn to leave proper comments on art, but that one day is very far into the future*

And the Council Hall is quite lovely as well. *smiles* Granted, I don't know the scene it's from, but that doesn't stop me from knowing the rest. Very secretive as Becca said, but all the more lovely because of it.

Sorry, my brain's fried and refuses to be more useful for you. Huzzah on such delicious progress, no water bailing and pay raises! *grins* And thank you for distracting me from staring at my inbox like a frightened hare for a little while this afternoon. ^-^
On August 21st, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! =D I'm quite happy with how that turned out, especially with finding a way around the crashing issue. (My computer couldn't handle having both them and all those pine trees together in one scene, so I had to split it.)

Ah, but at least you do know what the Council Hall is. Some (very far off) day I want to do the fledgling in there with Hu-Halle and Haliuk. *crosses fingers*

Sorry to hear you're still awaiting some e-mail. =( I hope you get whatever it is you want!
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On August 23rd, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Catching up on your posts. As you already know, I love the wall paper illustration
for ONE SHINNING DAY!
I checked out your Council Hall one. It has a secretive
air to it. Glad you got it done.
But I afraid, I prefer the Council Hall in day time.
CONGRATS ON YOUR RAISE. SD
On August 23rd, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I've gotten very fond of it too--thanks for saying it again!

Heh, that's my biggest problem--it IS daytime. Trying to get it light enough to see something without having it look washed out and foggy gave me no end of misery--in the end I had to 'cheat' to wind up with what I got. I think I'm sticking with outdoor scenes for a while!

Thanks!
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On August 24th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Er... This is regarding your Aug 21 post...
Ahh, those pics are gorgeous!! I was looking at one gal's gallery a few weeks ago; she has pegasii and unicorns colored like big cats. Her leopard one was especially gorgeous.

I'll have an albino gryphon in Hunted eventually, but maybe I can squeeze a black one in there too ^_^

Doh! I just realized your Aug 21 post doesn't have a comment option, so... I'll just post here, if that's okay... I already have my comment all typed out and I'd hate to just delete it =(
On August 25th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: Er... This is regarding your Aug 21 post...
I've seen leopard-unicorns and the like on CafePress--wonder if it's the same person. I hope she does a calendar in 2008...

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On August 24th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Argh!!! And I thought for sure I'd commented on this entry!!!

Love the pics!! I love seeing the Council Hall as how you see it, and the way I see it in my head isn't much different at all, thankfully! Very nice--love it! [can almost feel the slab of warm sunshine coming in]

Aw, and the pic with Twilight and his sister is just adorable! She must be having a blast getting a lift from her big brother ^_^
On August 25th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Glad to hear your mental image of the Council Hall was close to mine!

She's enjoying it, but she'd much rather be flying on her own. =)

Thanks!