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Spring is in the air along with rain, frost, and 50 degree (Fahrenheit) afternoons—wait, what?!

Well, my calendar says it's spring at least...

Moving out of my dorm last Thursday went fairly smoothly, and once I got home, I launched into a saga of cleaning. It has truly been epic. Not only am I cleaning my room, but I've also been ruthlessly weeding out books from my collection and going through my area of the attic. I've been so busy that I didn't even set up my computer until days after I'd returned home. o__O There is also slight family craziness going on, but nothing too serious; seems to have quieted down for the moment.

I surfaced from the deluge of boxes on Tuesday to make use of a few Barnes & Noble coupons and get a few new articles of clothing. I hardly ever go clothes shopping so it was high time I get a few new things, especially considering how much weight I've lost since last year. Then today my mom and I did some grocery shopping (an outing we seriously enjoy, haha).

Also the wild turkeys have returned; I saw one meandering around in the misty afternoon. It does my heart good to see turkeys wandering through my backyard again.

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And, of course, there is art too. God knows, it's languished enough waiting for me to post it! Here we have two sketches for a Thermidor AU fic where horrible things don't happen to Robespierre and Saint-Just (you'll notice in the images behind the cut that Robespierre's face was only grazed by the bullet that was fired at him).

I've also included two sketches of the lineart. I don't always do detailed quarter-page drafts before I start a drawing (usually I stick with thumbnail-sized stick figures, lol.), but the ideas for these came during a car trip so I had plenty of time to wile away.

click for images [WS] )

Hopefully they will both look nice when they're finished. I've never colored a French Revolution pic completely with colored pencils so this should be fun!

...I am going to try really, really hard to finish both the art and the story by Bastille Day.
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This was technically for yesterday (whoo! Bastille Day!), but when I went to post, LJ was down for maintenance. o_O So here it is a day late: a mildly slashy Saint-Just and Robespierre comic. Short, sweet, and didn't take too long. The script for this thing was lying in my notebook for ages, but then last week I came across it and decided to (finally!) draw it. This turned out to be an okay comic. Please excuse the lame furniture/background though. -_-' But when in doubt, throw a coat over it! XD *points to Robespierre's chair*



Fandom: French Revolution
Pairing: very mild Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rated: PG
safe for work, images 922x1200

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Happy 18th Birthday, cherie! To celebrate, I drew you some Robespierre/Saint-Just watercolor!

clicky )
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On this day, July 28, 1794, Saint-Just and Robespierre were guillotined. They helped shape the course of history, and I admire them greatly. Hopefully they are happy in whatever afterlife exists.

Citoyens, I salute you.

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Happy Bastille Day, everyone! *confetti* Vive la Révolution!

What a lovely day it's been. *purrs* Work was nice (pay check! w00t!), and afterwards I went to the grocery store and got fresh fruit and various French products. So once I'm done posting this, I'm going to go make a light late dinner (while listening to Edith Piaf) and then watch the A&E Scarlet Pimpernel. ^_^

Oh, and even if the plotbunnies never bit, the artbunnies sure did. Although originally I wanted to draw something patriotic, I guess a little Saint-Just/Robespierre slash works too.

Title: s'Accrocher (To Cling To)
Fandom: French Revolution RPS
Pairing: Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rating: PG-13
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, 01 Micron ink pen, and colored pencils.
Notes: Hmmm, I'm rather fond of this. I might make it into a lay-out.

Clickity-click )
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Revolutionaries have to get their groove on too. Unfortunately, I was never able to find that Saint-Just/Robespierre pr0n drawing I was working on. *irritated sigh* However, I was feeling inspired, and ergo I have a new pic. Not too pr0ny though I'm afraid. Anyways, there are a few parts I don't like and may try to fix, but overall, I am pleased with how this came out.

Title: Mon Amant Cher (My Dear Lover)
Fandom: French Revolution RPS
Pairing: Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rating: PG-13
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil

Mmmm, virtue... )

For a much nicer version, one can go to my devART account where I have the pic posted here.
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Okay, I bring art where Robespierre is not abused in any way for a change! In fact, he looks rather adorable.

Title: Quill
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil
Isn't he cute? )

Larger version can be found here on my devART account.


Hmmm, some of my friends in French class think he looks like me with a powdered wig. I wonder if that's good or bad...?
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Because apparently I haven't tortured Robespierre enough yet.

Title: I Don't Want to Hear It
Fandom: French Revolution RPS
Pairing: unrequited Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rating: PG I think…
Summary: There's something Saint-Just needs to tell Robespierre.

Are the rumors true? )


And here's the ficart for my little story. Originally the drawing was going to have a quote from a French Rev book, but I like this better.

Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, some colored pencil, 01 Micron ink pen, and text in PS.
Clickie )

Better version to be found on my devART account here
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As far as Mondays go, today wasn't so bad. *smiles* Anyways, when my dad gets home, I'm hoping to work on my new bookcase some more. It's about two feet wide and at least seven feet tall, and I can hardly wait to start putting books in it! *swoon* I spent most of the weekend on it, and so far it's been sanded and stained, and now just needs a couple coats of varnish.

In other news, Taylor had the most brilliant idea. You may remember she's the "vive le roi" Royalist-y friend who also shares my French 3 class. Anyways today during a meeting of the school's literary magazine staff she suggested that for Halloween this year she and I should dress up as a French Rev aristocrat and revolutionary respectively. This will probably happen, and boy, would it be fun as hell! XD Not many people would know who we were, but who cares? I'd actually have an excuse to run around in public dressed as a Jacobin. ^__^

And speaking of French Rev stuff, somehow it escaped my notice earlier, but my oh-so-sharp observation skills have finally registered that my deviantART gallery has over 1, 000 hits. So I drew a semi-chibi Saint-Just wielding a sword and proclaiming my gratitude.

Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, o1 Micron pen, and colored pencils. Touch ups in PS.

Saint-Just! )
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My computer is plotting bizarre psychological warfare against me. Grr. My Virus Scan software came across a couple Trojan's, and then I ran virus scan which took 4 HOURS!! -_-' Damn my large accumulation of files. And I still have to run disk clean up before bed. *headdesks*

Anyways, in happier news, it recently came to my attention that while I had drawn Saint-Just and Robespierre having sex, I had not drawn them kissing yet. Ironic, non? So obviously, I knew I had to fix that since normally I draw plenty of kissing but hardly any sex. Thus I present this. I am immensely pleased with it, and isn't the bottom pic so cute? *pets poor surprised Robespierre* Anyways, I think I may be drawing Saint-Just blonde from now on. The look has really grown on me.

Title: The Kiss (Wow, how original… *sarcasm*)
Fandom: The French Revolution
Pairing: Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rating: PG
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil and some colored pencil.

Read more... )
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Whee! 'Nother drawing. This time it's Camille Desmoulins and blonde!Saint-Just, two gents from the French Revolution who couldn't stand each other. ^^ Overall, I prefer Saint-Just/Robespierre, but I still really like how this turned out.

Title: I Dare You
Fandom: French Revolution
Pairing: Saint-Just/Desmoulins, Saint-Just/Robespierre
Rating: PG
Summary: Saint-Just jumps to conclusions.
Notes: Just a random little snippet. I couldn't decide on a good location for this to take place so I'm sure there are plenty of historical inaccuracies.

Camille looked up, startled. Standing in the doorway was Louis Antoine Saint-Just. )


And the drawing: here )
Larger version here.
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Meh, pretty good day. Math is evil, but what else is new? In French, I tried to convince my teacher that we should watch The Scarlet Pimpernel in celebration of Mardi Gras. Yes, I'm aware the two have nothing to do with each other, but let's ignore that, mkay?

Anyways, my friend Taylor commented that A Tale of Two Cities is better to which I replied that I was a fan of the Wishbone version. XD We both admitted our silly Wishbone love (that was such a cute show), and then she said anything with the French Revolution was good in her books. Then I said (obviously) "Vive la Revolution." Well, it turns out Taylor is a Royalist. Not that she believes in monarchy, but she was more inclined to side against the revolutionaries than with them. Leave it to Taylor. *ruffles her hair* Our mini-debate was very entertaining though, and French class will certainly be amusing for the rest of the year.

Then Katie-chan joined the conversation, and the three of us all decided that the guillotine was the most aesthetically pleasing execution/torture instrument followed shortly by the Iron Maiden and then the rack. Fear our interior decorating skillz. XD

No really, you should be worried. Katie and I are both kind of pyros too. 'Specially Katie. *grin*


In other news, here's some Robespierre/Saint-Just dancing because the French Revolution rocks, and I have a weakness for dance. Originally I was trying to draw Hamilton/Lafayette doing the minuet for [livejournal.com profile] lacecravat, but then Saint-Just demanded he be allowed to tango, and really, how can one refuse him? So once I was thoroughly distracted, I surfed Google for some cool tango pics to use as reference, and then started work on this. It was a royal pain to draw some parts, but overall, I'm very pleased with it.

Oh and please ignore the so unimaginative title... -_-'


Title: Tango
Fandom: The French Revolution
Pairing: Robespierre/Saint-Just
Rating: PG (for slightly suggestive dancing)
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, 01 Micron pen, and a bit of yellow colored pencil.

Read more... )

Btw, as usual detail shows up better in the larger version that I was able to put here on my deviantART account.
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My scanner/printer/copier is waging psychological warfare against me. The printer and copier work fine, but for some reason it refuses to scan anything directly to my laptop. My dad and I eventually tried plugging my USB stick into the damn thing, and at least my scanner still worked for that so it's definitely a software problem. *sigh* Hopefully I'll be able to fix it in a few days. *goes back to reading manual*

In the mean time, I have another drawing of Louis Antoine Saint-Just of the French Revolution: here )

From left to right, top to bottom the expressions are arrogant, angry, sad, happy, shocked (aka "OMG, Maxime, you're breaking up with me?!"), and irritated. I'm not too keen on the bottom right one, but I really like how the others came out. I'll probably do some Maxime Robespierre expressions soon too.

Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil
There's a larger version here on my devART account which shows a lot more detail.


Also, Robin Hood: Men in Tights has to be one of the funniest movies ever. XD
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For some reason, I didn't put these two French Revolution drawings in my lj sooner. Some of my flist has probably already seen them on deviantART, but I felt like posting a bit of revolutionary art spam first thing in the morning. ^^

Apparently it's not bad enough that I slash my own country's history; I seem to have to mess with other histories as well. So the first pic is Robespierre/Saint-Just although the slash is pretty mild. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out except that Saint-Just looks kinda like he fainted. >.< Oh yeah, funny/horrible side story: In the original version I mixed up the red and blue on the flag, and by the time I realized it, it was way too late to fix it. Anal retentive creature that I am though, I traced the whole drawing over on a new sheet of paper and re-did it. o__O

Title: Vive la Revolution
Fandom: The French Revolution
Medium: 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, 01 Micron pen, and some colored pencil.
Pairing: very slightly Robespierre/Saint-Just
Rating: PG

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Just Louis Antoine Saint-Just this time. Youngest of the revolutionaries, he played a prominent part in the Reign of Terror. Handsome and supposedly chilling, he would eventually be known (posthumously) as "Angel of Death", "Archangel of the Revolution", and variations of those. This image was floating around my head for a little while after I first heard this nickname, and of course, I wouldn't mind any excuse to draw Saint-Just with angel wings. :D Overall I'm very pleased with this drawing.

Title: Saint-Just: Ange de la Mort
Fandom: The French Revolution
Medium: 01 Micron pen, 0.7 mm mechanical pencil, and some colored pencils.
Rating: PG

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Meh, have spent the day sick and out of school. I have the most evil sore throat, fever, and headache ever. I almost tried to push myself to go to school today, but I couldn't quite manage, not even with Advil. Grr. >.< Thankfully though I was able to get some sleep for most of the morning. A bit later I got up and put on the History Channel's The French Revolution DVD (which I bought 20% off yesterday. w00t!).

It was really good imho. It wasn't particularly biased in anyone's favor, and I ended up sympathizing with pretty much everybody at some point, even the revolutionary, Danton (whom I hate) and Marie-Antoinette. Robespierre in particular was portrayed very well. Whoever did the casting chose a great guy for his part. *grin* Sadly, Saint-Just wasn't in it at all save for a brief mention.

While it was playing, I also sketched this little doodle of Robespierre. It was spawned by this quote by him: "Virtue without which terror is murderous, terror without which virtue is powerless. Terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice; it flows, then, from virtue."


Also, I finally finished a Hamilton/Lafayette picture which was requested by both Jestana from deviantART and [livejournal.com profile] lacecravat

Title: "Pleased to make your acquaintance."
Fandom: American Revolutionary War
Pairing: very mildly Marquis de Lafayette/Alexander Hamilton
Rating: G

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