Okay, so I’ve kinda neglected this blog/site for a while (been busy writing a combination of Arrow reviews and Olicity fics…).
So I thought I’d come on and post that I’ve updated my Olicity fic, ‘When The Sun Goes Down’. I originally posted it here, but when I was encouraged to continue it, I moved it to Archive of Our Own — which is where I’ve been posting the additional chapters.
The latest is Chapter 4 — “Be Strong, The Truth Will Be Uncovered”.
For Chapter 4, go here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1127543/chapters/3725651
If you haven’t read it, here it is from the beginning: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1127543/chapters/2273653
I’ve got another 2 chapters planned out, so keep checking back on there for more. And leave a comment too! I’d love to know what you all think! 🙂
Over the last couple of days, I did these two drawings for someone on twitter. The real challenge when drawing Oliver’s (& Shado’s) dragon tattoo is really how damn complicated it is. Not just in design, but also it’s position on their bodies, the fact that it (especially in Oliver’s case, which is the version they’ve shown more of) is riddled with scars, and the fact that they never show it in full and at a good angle. These all made it nearly impossible for me to copy it accurately. In the end I had about 5 or 6 screencaps open, flicking between them in order to piece together as much of the design as I could. Not my finest piece of work, but… best I could do given what I had to go off of. I intentionally left off a lot of the top section — the top of the dragon’s head — as it was impossible to get every detail since the closer shots always had lighting obscuring that part, and then the angles I could see it were the wrong angle so I couldn’t get it all out. And yes, I’m aware that one eye looks bigger — that’s because it is in the tattoo.
And the second is Oliver’s Bratva tattoo. Which I should point out took me less than an hour to do a rough trace, then fill in the details & colour. Pretty damn impressive, really, since most of my Olicity ones take me days even weeks to do. (although I did do a non-Olicity/Arrow one the other day in less than 24 hours and it’s far more complicated than this…)
Excuse the photography — I took it on my phone, with the clipboard I had the paper on sitting on my lap propped against my desk. Not the best quality but I don’t care.
No images of Olicity for the episode, but here’s two of my favourite photos. Roy being trained by the Hood. The first time we’ll see Oliver training in his green leather.
I wrote a review of Blast Radius, which you can find here:
And since it was crammed full of good Olicity moments, here’s a pic spam of them through the episode.
Amell has been shooting island scenes with Caity Lotz (Black Canary/Sara Lance). Lotz has been posting photos on Instagram today, as well as Amell posting other photos and even a video featuring Lotz.
Seems like episode 15, The Promise, is not only a ‘revelation’ episode but the island flashbacks are tough going. Over the last few days, Amell’s been very active on his Facebook page — posting photos and even taking time out during filming to answer fan questions.
And lets not forget this:
Okay, so originally I was going to colour this in. But it’s not working out the way I hoped, so I’ve tidied up the original scan (because the scanner picked up a lot of the erased lines on it) in Photoshop Elements.
It’s tagged as I don’t want people to take it. So PLEASE RESPECT THAT. You can reblog & share it, as long as the tag remains.
Other than that — enjoy! And comment! 🙂
I got bored, and thought I’d fiddle round with some Three Ghosts screencaps in Photoshop Elements (since I’m currently unable to gain access to Photoshop, but I’ve survived having just PSE for years so I don’t care). And then this ended up happening.
I was planning on putting some text on it, except I don’t know what to put now that it’s done. So any suggestions you have are more than welcome. Even if you think it doesn’t need text.
PLEASE CREDIT ME if you want to use it. Click on it for a larger version.
WordPress is messing with my upload — it doesn’t seem interested in having the bigger version. Since I don’t know why, here’s an alternative link — to my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100644410@N03/11382008326/sizes/l/
Edit: Okay, now it does let you click on it & it loads. Might’ve been just Firefox messing with it — Firefox did just crash on me moments later… so… yeah. Will leave the Flickr link up anyway, as there’s more sizes there.