Sunday, October 21, 2007

Shoot The Brain. It Won't Shut Up.

The problem with only having time to work on costume plots at night is that night goes into the early hours of the morning far too quickly for peace of mind.

Ergo, currently. It's 3.30am, I'm supposed to be up for a full day at about 8am, and my brain refuses to shut down because I started work on the costume plots for the Christmas play at about 12 midnight. I'd have done them earlier but I honestly didn't have time till after rehearsals tonight.

This is what I have for the general meeting tomorrow - a really off-the-wall eclectic mix of styles that include the last Dr. Who season with Christopher Eccleston, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Mad Max, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Gackt the Japanese rock star, the 5th Element, and Britain's SAS.

Yes, I'm mad, why do you ask?

This chap's a character design for a piece of writing. No, I don't know why I named him Tequila, but his sister's named Voodoo Vivaldi, so my brain must be in 'generating punk band names' mode already:

And now, dear heavens, I stumble off to try and SLEEP before I wake up like death warmed over...


Anonymous said...

*hug* I'm glad to hear things are going so well for you!

Are you doing NaNo this year? I actually have an idea, so I'm going to take a whack at it to prove last year wasn't a total fluke.

Anonymous said...

i cant wait to see the end product girl. i'm excited to see what's gonna happen for christmas this year. job well done! :)

Marcelo Vignali said...

Nice costume sketches!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

shuku! crazy..i was thinking of your singing lessons when you left me that comment :D
by the way, nice activity to do between midnight and 3 in the morning, for some reason i too have those kind of "momentum" right in the middle of the night...! eh, what can we do ;)
have a nice week!

Ken said...

nice costume designs!

I heard of some crazy artists in the oldy days who used to starve themselves of food and sleep bcause they felt it made them draw and paint better, more inspiration or whatever.

Did u feel more inspired? :D


Cool Sketches!

Marcos Mateu said...

These are very nice Shuku, I like the tato detail in the arm of the lady.
Now, you staying up late to work? now that's a surprise!
Anyway, good to see you are doing well and busy with things that fulfill your time in a more creative way after what was going on before.

constance wong said...

hey shuku!!! I've been so caught up with a lot of things and have not been able to post or visit....

but I'm really really glad to have finally met you the other day! You know what, you have a beautiful voice and I really think you've made the right decision :) Really happy for you! Hugs!

Are you writing a book as well? Oh my goodness! You can sing, draw,design costumes/characters, play the piano....I'm really nothing in comparison! :D

(been having problem posting comment....maybe it's blogspot problem?)

Shuku said...

Thank you so much for visiting, everyone!

Almeda: Oh lord, no NaNo for me, I'll DIE, I swear! When I come back from Jakarta I'm going to be hipdeep in Christmas prep already...

Cheryl: You have so much more faith in me than I have in myself! I'm excited but scared to death, honestly. So much to DO.

Marcelo: Thank you! You know...I wonder what -you'd- design for something like that, call it curiousity but I'd love to see what you come up with.

Ale: I just got done with singing lessons tonight and we were learning an Italian song - the name of which escapes me but I'll give it to you when I get the score!

Ken: Thank you for visiting and your kind comments! As for inspired...well, I kind of don't eat and don't sleep when I'm working on this stuff as well so count me inspired by the fact that I'm emulating the Ancients? :)

Antonio: Thank you! I love your blog too, and all your sketches!

Marcos: EEEEEE YOU'RE BACK! Yes, isn't it shocking, I'm staying up late to work...

Constance: CONSTANCE! Oh I was so happy to meet you the other day finally, am SO glad you were able to come! No no, I just dabble in tons of things and not necessarily good at any but now you are making me blush. :) I do think Blogspot's been a bit wonky though, and so has Gmail.

Unknown said...

love it,your design are fantastics,like so really