Custy’s Socks 🍮 requested by someone from dA
A Creative Activity…
“Command and control of armed forces is an art, a creative activity based on character, ability, and mental power … Mission-oriented command and control is the first and foremost command and control principle in the army, of relevance in war even more than in peace. It affords the subordinate leader freedom of action in the execution of his mission, the extent depending on the type of mission to…
I wanted to draw Emily in dark academia type clothes. Idk if I got the atmosphere of DA though. Still, I really like it!!
I got the trial period for Clip Studio Paint Pro since I’ve heard it’s good and has nice features and I wanted to try out other programs. I like the end result but I still have barely any idea how the program works lmfao, guess I’ll keep practicing then.
there is nothing funnier than the fact that dndbeyond, a website dedicated solely to aid creation of characters in a high fantasy games about dragons and orcs and evil cubes made of jelly, has an irremovable spellcheck function.
This one was a part of a #secretsanta event in #deviantart - for Demonmongrel (and their #character) And once again I had fun even if this is quite far out my usual themes. Tried out a new rougher #watercolourpaper
I absolutely love how he portrays Willie - and it honestly caught me off guard (which I am totally okay with!) See the last thing I watch with him in was Lab Rats Elite Force after rewatching it last year (a show with A LOT of problems) - and I really didn’t like how he played Roman in that. He was very, what I like to describe as, ‘Teen Disney Villain’ in my opinion.
Now, I’ve been meaning to do a full post on this since my Elite Force posts last year - to explain what I actually mean by this - because it probably makes no sense. But basically, in the Disney shows, most of the teen villain/goodies-gone-bad I’ve seen are played in the same over the top/overly angsty way - which I find kinda cringey and annoying. These portrayals just aren’t very interesting or compelling - the villains are just ‘The Villains’ instead of being emotionally developed multi layered characters. That’s just my opinion though - so feel free to disagree.
With Elite Force being the last thing I remember from him - all I could think when I saw he was in JATP was that performance which I didn’t like. (Side note - he was decent in Descendants - but he wasn’t given nearly enough content to leave a lasting impression on me - mainly because they turned it into the Mal show - which is why I’m not commenting on it. Also I totally lost my love for it after the 3rd film.)
Anyway, he blew me away with his performance in this show and it makes me so happy!! He is definitely very talented - and I’m never gonna doubt that now. His portrayal is so real and natural and powerful. I love it so much. Nothing is over the top, or cringey, or annoying - which is so easy to do when doing the romance storylines - because the content is so cliche in how it’s written. It’s no different in this show, they use so many cliche moments for a number of things - but most especially for Alex and Willie interactions - yet amazing they never feel tacky or overused like they usually do.
They actually made the hair flipping moment work so well without making either Booboo or Owen look stupid - which I think is unbelievable and a massive credit to the pair of them as actors for pulling it off.
The other part that was brilliant was the emotion - especially in the scene where Willie reveals the truth about the jolts. Emotions are running high for everyone in this scene - there’s hurt, anger, confusion, betrayal, guilt, fear, regret, some other stuff, and love. The connection which has grown between Alex and Willie is sourced by a growing love which makes them emotionally affected by one another’s actions - this is what makes Alex feel so betrayed and Willie feel so guilty. In this moment we have the (sort of) ‘love confession’ - which is another cliche - where Willie officially admits his feelings for Alex - and the emotion plays out beautifully.
Once again it isn’t over the top, it’s controlled, Booboo creates vulnerability without needing to be overly expressive with his physical/facial performance. It’s all in his voice. You can hear the intensity of his guilt towards hurting Alex, his voice is on the verge or breaking as it raises just a tad higher than his natural soft tone. That’s why he switches to using shorter sentences with more pauses between them - to try keep control of the sound he releases and avoid any vocal cracks from being heard by the others. The emotion rises exponentially after he reveals his feelings for Alex - he opens himself up, which comes at the risk of him revealing too much and losing control of his composure - which he doesn’t want to do as he leaves soon after.
I think Willie is a bit like Luke, where he tries to avoid emotional situations because he himself isn’t comfortable being emotional in front of others. So the fact that he does let himself open up for Alex just highlights how impactful they have been for each other. Willie is willing to be vulnerable in front of Alex which means there’s a trust there that (maybe) hasn’t been for a very long time. All of which is perfectly illustrated through Booboo’s masterful performance.
Now there’s probably other stuff I’m forgetting but I’m calling quits on this post for now. (I’m sick of it being in my drafts.) I’m hoping to do some character based stuff for Willie and Alex at some point, as well as express my thoughts on the narrative structure of their relationship in regards to the overall structure of the season. (I may have a slight issue with how it concluded.)
But we’ll see what happens…
Until then, do tell me your thoughts on anything I’ve said or not said - I’d love to hear.
And thanks for reading! 💛
look what I did
it’s echowhisper again
played around with lighting and actually really like how this turned out
drew all her scars cause they look cool
badly drawn ginger cat is her mate that I need to rename because reasons
all her scars and eye flecks don’t line up with the timeline I made for her but oh well
God I’ve never drawn anything like this and I’m thrilled.
Trying to do something different in terms of stylization and using Kieran as my subject to do so. Def enjoying the grunge feel and want to do more. Even made it my new avy lol
Quick look back… ☕️