2010-03-21 humynoid: yo, hello from hki! found yr art on elfwood first, and now i'm totally hooked on yr Tales of Kyerrion stuff! Just read through parts 1-3, impatiently waiting for more... Gotta say though, lotsa room for improvement throughout the text - the feel is somehow a bit schematic/mechanical/flat sometimes. But i guess there's also good sides to not being all romantical-poetic-ecstatic about things. Gives a certain touch of real-life awkwardness to the sex scenes :)
But that's just the surface, the real reason i like yr stuff is your world/setting creation - it's outrageously great throughout! And the sex/gender stuff was exactly what i needed to see/read!!!! [mode:endless appreciation&gratefulness!!!!] I also keep looking through the pics again and again, they almost carry the story by themselves (and who can resist endless streams of cuddling/nude androgynes...). To give some constructive criticism again, i think they have a wee bit much of this cartoonish 'cleanness' and 'flatness', and light/shadow is often a bit weird too, giving it all a slightly-too-smooth-to-feel-real feel. It's like the light & weather is always the same & no-one/nothing never get dirty! (Even the ppl in water look quite dry:) ) Get physical! Well whtever, i really am in no position to criticise, so might as well shower some more praise: i admire yr abilities with facial expressions and drawing story scenes (because i feel so lousy at those things myself)! Keep up the good art!
2010-03-21 humynoid: some more constructive criticism re: the drawings: maybe it's just the imaginary physics of yr imaginary races, but i think you usually emphasise muscles & tendons a bit much. Take it easy with those anatomy books...
2010-03-21 [Veltzeh]: Thanks!
I've been working on not being totally clinical about descriptions and my writing in general, but I'm not sure how much (or little) I've progressed... I can't even tell. I think there's been some improvement but I still need detailed advice on writing better.
And well, lots of the drawings are sketches so I didn't really put time into drawing them that properly, heh. I definitely have issues with lighting and different materials so I'm going to work on those ...eventually. Once I stop being busy and procrastinatin
Either way, I'm glad you specifically liked the setting and the sex/gender stuff!
2011-06-16 [Kiddalee]: You just updated those??? I was thinking of continuing reading this without having to reread the beginning. :O
2011-06-16 [Veltzeh]: Oops? X) I don't think the updates were so drastic that you'd have to reread them though. :)
2011-06-26 [Kiddalee]: Speaking of lots of sexes... My man just got a hold of The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin; I'll never be able to keep up on my reading...
2011-06-26 [Veltzeh]: Awesome! It's a great book. :)
2011-11-09 [Veltzeh]: Hm?
2011-11-09 [Kiddalee]: Maybe he means the Spivak pronouns: so sensible that the Oxford people won't touch them.
2011-11-09 [Veltzeh]: Heh, maybe!
2014-07-27 [Veltzeh]: I don't think so; there are sexually explicit parts.
2014-07-27 [Stephen]: There's no rule against nominating stories with explicit parts.
I should ask about that, actually..
2014-07-28 [Veltzeh]: Yeah, better ask first.
2014-07-29 [Stephen]: Well, we deemed you can nominate NSFW things as long as it's tagged NSFW in the feature. xD
2014-07-29 [Veltzeh]: Well, if you do think it would be a good idea to nominate this, go ahead.