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Hi folks!

Hahaha sorry I haven't like... updated this journal since last June... mea maxima culpa...

I've been doing my Masters in Museum Studies, the courses are over so all I have left are an essay that's due Thursday (for me) since I'm leaving Friday for a three-week vacation in the States, then the dissertation and a work placement back in the UK

I'll be at ECCC, though only on the Sunday. If you're going to be there, drop me a line, we can meet up!

Otherwise uh... I haven't been doing a lot of art lately, just idle doodles, I'd like to finish something, but no idea when that'll happen, sorry.

SEM out, later days!
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My tumblog, SEM Rambles Here: thesem.tumblr.com/

On the slab:
1. Essay
2. Everything else???

My sister: :iconmusesnuzie:

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Teela-B
SEM
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I've got a bachelor's in geology and I'm certified in botanical illustration. I'm working on my master's in museum studies and I'd like to be a museum curator one day.
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Doodles as of 7 May 2015 by Teela-B
Doodles as of 7 May 2015
I... have a lot of doodles... sorry

First is a large piece I'm working on to prove to myself that I can still do large pieces... so there's the sketch and value study and color test and stuff haha...

Uuummmm next to it are my Starbound characters and their pets

A sketch of Alex and Ariel

Beneath that some costume work and stuff

Mica, an old Firefly fan character quickly sketched and inked in B&W one day

Utena sketched in B&W one day

A forest spirit quickly sketched in color, inspired by a blackbuck

Gambit because a friend challenged me to draw Gambit (his face is inspired by Christian Kane because I still think he'd make a great Gambit)

Me, Ian, and Dogmeat from Fallout

The Crystal Gems group dancing to form Alexandrite because why not, inspired by Botticelli and Matisse

The cast of KOTOR in a wild west AU because of a thing from Tumblr (more info here: thesem.tumblr.com/post/1160528… and thesem.tumblr.com/post/1164710… )

My cats as people (red sketch)

Crab ladies, my Traveller species, interacting. I need... to give that species a better name...

Lots of Guild Wars 2 sketches, including when I found goggles and a dude's random charr called her pretty, mesmer!SEM thinking that she can't not fuck Doern, some shit with my characters and Gritch and Dollwife who needs to be made canon, Thekka Thessem and Rhea, some mesmer!SEM shit, Motdolen and the white stag, Idris in some holy fire

DnD stuff including Kitrhi and Oorr hatching A MASTER PLAN, Koori Wordpainter (a goliath whom Aukun left behind when he went to die in the woods), Not Your Business Jones who is chibiwonder's character, and then my four new DnD characters in that card thing I'm definitely still doing ahaha no no I'm not but let's pretend

So many sketches mea culpa
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Ship of Fools 2 by Teela-B
Ship of Fools 2

So sometimes I make Lego People and they more or less all reside on the Stultifera Navis. You can see and read about those Lego People here. Here’s 3 new ones! Let’s read how they’re connected to this Ship of Fools.

Kealoha

Kealoha makes power crystals. This doesn’t explain the green splotches on her lab coat… or perhaps it does. No one but Nergüi is entirely sure of her process for making power crystals, nor why she wears one in her hair, but she’s very good at it. If the Stultifera Navis ever leaves dry dock it’ll probably run on them, these mysterious pink crystals. She gets along well with Nergüi, but tends to steer clear of the rest of the crew. She can’t stand Aram, which Nergüi agrees with on alternating Tuesdays. She’s on the mad side of “mad science” but it’s hard to argue that she doesn’t produce results. And it seems that she is, on the whole, harmless. At least so far as anyone can prove.

Janellys

Janellys lives on [REDACTED] in the Caribbean where the Stultifera Navis has been dry docked for a little while for reasons beyond the ken of everyone except Rita, Tavish, and perhaps Nergüi (but it’s hard to discern what she knows). Janellys, being the top-notch investigative journalist that she is, wants to know why. Problem is she can’t seem to get a straight answer out of anyone, not from the jittery local cop she’s seen hanging around the ship (she’s noted his change from black coffee to what is practically milk that may have seen some coffee beans) to the actual lookout she’s seen in town trying to pick up local woman (does he do anything else than tan and strike out she’s wondered). She’s made it on the ship a couple times but things on the inside seem to change every time. Something is up. Something is definitely up.

Almas

Almas is a witch. They’re also pretty young, probably being about 15. They speak Arabic as well as English (and maybe other languages), but haven’t disclosed where they come from to anyone. Rita hasn’t figured out exactly what to do, since Almas is a minor, but every attempt to locate or contact Almas’ parents has ended in abject failure. Maybe they don’t want to be found. Maybe someone doesn’t want them found. Rita can’t decide, and Almas seems to be fine on their own. They’ve taken a shine to Nisha and Ty, citing their “very lovely auras.” The pale at the sight of Nergüi. Oddly enough, the normally unflappable Nergüi does the same around Almas, causing them to avoid each other when possible.
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Kithri and crew by Teela-B
Kithri and crew

SO UH listen the DnD Elemental Evil thing like… part of it was released as a free add-on like they’ve been doing… and since Kithri is no longer in the group of 12 I just couldn’t work her in… and the add-on add four new races… I’m not made of stone… I’m not made of stone…

Kithri is still like a green knight I mean I haven’t futzed with her costume at all. Though I do draw her in plain clothes a bunch and I imagine those being more naval since her background is a sailor… so like the cream top and navy-colored pants and brass buttons and stuff… but yeah her gear is different…

Oorr the Aarakocra, he’s puffin-based because I love three birds hahahaha also I guess I thought it hilarious that a species based in the air and gliding would look like a puffin a bird that literally cannot glide. You can see my attempt at an albatross but I thought that too absurd looking I KNOW AMAZING. He was a shaman (which I’m reading as Druid) but was kinda… exiled… for reasons… possibly for blasphemy I’m working on some ideas so he’s trying to find one of the thingies that’s in the description so he can be unexiled. Haha I love Oorr. He and Kithri have been hanging out for a few years now. Since Oorr is based off of a puffin and puffins are coastal birds I wanted to incorporate those… and his background is like a shaman (disgraced, probably) I wanted a fancier outfit… stuff with gradients and patterns… something that signified a higher position within the community, basically.

Deep Gnome/Svirfneblin Ivridda Rockhewer. She’s a spy. Sometimes. She also mines. She might be responsible for the birth of Crystalfist I haven’t decided yet. Mostly she just keeps her head low and her eyes on the prize and tries not to draw attention to herself. Ivridda’s a rogue and I wanted a tiny bit of color hence the sash… but I wanted it to be faded… sort of a byproduct of living underground most of the time and it being older I guess… I also wanted her outfit to be like an old miner’s outfit since she was a miner at one point… like by faded I might mean “saturated with mineral dust” or something but like “no longer pristine or as bright as it once was” is what I am trying to get at

Earth Genasi Crystalfist was born when their Deep Gnome parents met with a surge of elemental earth power. They are on the taller side (being more human-sized like other Genasi) but have gnomish features like large eyes and gnome ears. They were abandoned, but found by Ivridda who took them to a monastery maybe and kept tabs on them. Crystalfist is a clan name, but also an accurate description of what their fists look like. They’ve not taken a first name. Crystalfist’s outfit I wanted to be like a decorated stole/vest/whatever the term is… since they’re a monk practicing like the way of the four elements I wanted something like that… I’ve been meaning to expand into that… more intricate clothing designs… they’re the sort of person who never wears shoes because they don’t really need to being like half earth elemental or whatever the genasi are, exactly…

They two of them will eventually leave to go to the surface, probably at Crystalfist’s behest 

Aukun “Twistedlimb” Vaimei-Laga is a Goliath with no clan anymore, but I gave him a clan name anyway deal with it. His nickname was the last nickname he had before leaving his clan. He lost his arm to gangrene after an improperly set break he got while hunting. Goliath have an odd sense of community and “fair play” where everyone has to pull their own weight, even if they are incapable of doing so. Aukun felt as though he had little choice but to leave and see what fate befell him, but Kithri and co wasn’t having any of that. Even if she is less than half his height. His problem is more mental than physical and hey she’s a fucking Halfling there’s still a lot a one-armed Goliath can do that she can’t. It’ll be a fun time all around. Aukun’s outfit I wanted to be simpler and like… open sky/mountainous in a way. When I think mountains I tend to think blue skies haha… I was very keen on blue… and leather, for natural stuff… I tried to add small designs that would be like etching in the metal and leather, mostly triangle-based that could be like mountains but also like a compass…? Since he’s a ranger… I also figured this would be simplified from his previous gear when he was living with his clan, like this was the gear he could get on with one hand and stuff… Also I gave him freckles because the book was going on about how like the Goliath are like stone and blend in with the mountains and like continental crust is granitic and makes mountains so I thought freckles would be a cute callout to that… also makes him look younger which is what I want he’s actually not very old… early 20′s, probably…

I DUNNO rough thoughts but yeah… maybe I’ll write some stuff with them eventually, figure out some backstory stuff…

Characters © SEM

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  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Eating: Pretzels
  • Drinking: Apple-Raspberry juice
Hi folks!

Hahaha sorry I haven't like... updated this journal since last June... mea maxima culpa...

I've been doing my Masters in Museum Studies, the courses are over so all I have left are an essay that's due Thursday (for me) since I'm leaving Friday for a three-week vacation in the States, then the dissertation and a work placement back in the UK

I'll be at ECCC, though only on the Sunday. If you're going to be there, drop me a line, we can meet up!

Otherwise uh... I haven't been doing a lot of art lately, just idle doodles, I'd like to finish something, but no idea when that'll happen, sorry.

SEM out, later days!
___
My tumblog, SEM Rambles Here: thesem.tumblr.com/

On the slab:
1. Essay
2. Everything else???

My sister: :iconmusesnuzie:
Salamanders and Pig Iron by Teela-B
Salamanders and Pig Iron
For my group project for my master's I did some art for our exhibit, specifically salamanders and pig iron. If you're in the Leicester area, you can visit the exhibit at the School of Museum Studies building at the University of Leicester from now until June, and you can see my pics of the exhibit here: thesem.tumblr.com/post/1140886…

Images © SEM
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