The theme for this week's Derby is "Cardinal Sins." I thought it was interesting, although I can't help but wonder if they need to even bother offering any of these in the kids' sizes. LOL. After my immediate thoughts of Full Metal Alchemist, the first of the seven that I thought of was lust. I don't know if that means anything, but oh well. If it does, it does. *evil grin* I pictured a very attractive woman with hair of flames. As I drew it I thought it would add to the composition if she were actually part of a candle. I also wanted to reference evil temptation somehow, so I incorporated the snake with the fruit in the candle holder. Then at the end I really wanted to drive the symbolism even further by placing the design in front of the heart, so I had to mirror it. Anyway it was funny doing this because as challenging as it was, I wanted both genders to be able to wear it. As I would post my WIP, the girls were telling me to be more conservative while the guys would tell me to lose the clothes--ha ha! It was very entertaining. Hopefully I managed to achieve a happy medium. Here's the design process.
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On a different topic, I occasionally enjoy a good anime, and recently I watched the series Gurren Lagann on Sci Fi. It was phenomenal! It's a short series, but it's complete. It didn't feel like it drug on with filler episodes like some shows do. This one kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. One thing I liked about it, besides the rich character development, artwork, plot, soundtrack, etc. (haha) is that it has elements that both genders can enjoy. It has explosions and fighting and violence as well as emotions, dialog, and love. Did I mention the soundtrack? I cry every time I hear this song. Check it out if you like opera AND hip hop. :) Oh and it's much better with a subwoofer.