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Cenobite 3 by FervidColt
Cenobite 3
Here I am accepting £50 prize money. I felt rather subconscious doing that in front of all those other people, but they had voted so it's only fair, I suppose. I think the DJ was impressed with the superglue thing, and had probably assumed they were actually stuck to my face. Some people asked me if they were actually in my face, i.e. piercing my flesh. Do people really go to such lengths for a costume? Arrrrgh!
Also, note the EXPOSED HAIR on one side of my cap! Bloody thing! You had ONE JOB!
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Cenobite 2 by FervidColt
Cenobite 2
Here I am being nominated for Best Costume at The Scene nightclub. It was getting on for half-twelve at this point, so all the blue had rubbed off my lips, and the neck wires were becoming a nuisance. Still, I'd managed not to impale myself or anyone else, which was my biggest worry. (Although it would have been a relatively interesting way to die - impaled upon my own Hallowe'en costume.)
Also, note the corset which is, once again, doing a very poor job of keeping my stomach in. To be fair, I had cut this one up.
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Cenobite 1 by FervidColt
Cenobite 1
Here's the finished costume!
I wasn't 100% happy with it in the end. My bald cap split, so I had to clumsily patch it up (thank God for the PinkStylist video that showed me how to do that). I managed to secure the neck wires to my cheeks with superglue - they bonded to the latex, not my face! But they weren't so rigidly secured to the collar, so they swung hither and thither a bit. But apart from that, it came together very well!
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Female Cenobite - Costume in Progress by FervidColt
Female Cenobite - Costume in Progress
Just need to apply some paint and liquid latex, secure the neck wires and, obviously, get a bald cap. I did already order one, but the eBay supplier sent a 'Where's Wally' hat and glasses in its place. BOO-ERNS.
I'm sorry to present this in the form of a heavily filtered mirror selfie - it goes against all my own principles - but assistance  and good lighting were not forthcoming.
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    Yup, for the last three weeks or so, I've been employed as a manual notetaker at the University of Lincoln. ...Bloody hell.

        I can hardly believe I've found a day job which is actually enjoyable and fulfilling. I'd always pictured myself in future years hunched behind the service window at a drive-through somewhere, plotting world domination and hating everything. For a start, I had no work experience (for various reasons) and no clear identifiable skills. The jobcentre was struggling with me, I could tell.
        But if there's one thing I'm good at, it's the whole lecture thing - turn up, take notes, then piss off to the uni canteen for a sandwich. Thanks to the notetaker role I've been assigned, I can do that every day - the only difference is that the notes are more comprehensive, and I don't get to keep them.
        Also, the lectures I'm required to attend are in different subjects, like Law, Business and Criminology. It's rather different from what we covered in my drama degree, but in terms of levels of academia, they're all about the same, and I can mostly keep up. All I struggle with is technical language. (What the hell is an ombudsman anyway? Sounds like a tomato juice brand. Ombudsman's Finest Tomato Juice! 100% organic!)
    
        There are only a few downsides to the job, and I should know better than to complain, but sometimes it's frustrating being so close to the student environment again, yet totally unable to participate. I am no longer one of them. What's more, the students don't talk to me much, if at all, and my support worker status has already come up in seminars when a lecturer's tried to include me in group work. It's also rather a boon that I am so fascinated by the law lectures but can never apply my knowledge in the way these students can. But, again, I'm not complaining. 

        Has anyone noticed that my creative output has ground to a halt, as of late? Well, it has. I haven't had any sort of urge to draw, even though I have lots to do: the OFFS comic, page 2 of Horace, a tattoo commission, two hand-drawn portraits for competition winners on Facebook, a painting for a friend... I haven't done them. 
        And the weird thing is, I don't really want to.

        I'VE LOST MY CREATIVITY!

        How could this have happened? Am I emotionally fatigued from venturing into work every day? Is my hand strained from constant writing? Am I going through some kind of dissociation? (Am considering this more seriously now that I've spent 3+ days in odd, dream-like state). Or am I just turning into a lazy arsehole?
        Well, I'm not about to nag you to nag me to get on with making art, because that's not up to you at all. But I'd like to ask a question, if I may: At what point did you begin to feel obligated to those who support your work?

        (I'm mainly directing this question at artists with a significant following. For the record, I don't flatter myself that I have a fanbase. Anyone who liked my SKUL-MAN comics were fans of the original Skulduggery Pleasant series, not me. Anyone who likes OFFS is either a close friend, or an already well-established artist, apparently sympathetic to one so unpractised and unnoticed in the competitive, stormy aether that is deviantArt. Ahem.)
  • Mood: Dazed
  • Listening to: Calvin Harris - Blame ft. John Newman
  • Watching: Autumn Asphodel videos
  • Eating: Oreos
  • Drinking: Lemonade, mostly
    Yup, for the last three weeks or so, I've been employed as a manual notetaker at the University of Lincoln. ...Bloody hell.

        I can hardly believe I've found a day job which is actually enjoyable and fulfilling. I'd always pictured myself in future years hunched behind the service window at a drive-through somewhere, plotting world domination and hating everything. For a start, I had no work experience (for various reasons) and no clear identifiable skills. The jobcentre was struggling with me, I could tell.
        But if there's one thing I'm good at, it's the whole lecture thing - turn up, take notes, then piss off to the uni canteen for a sandwich. Thanks to the notetaker role I've been assigned, I can do that every day - the only difference is that the notes are more comprehensive, and I don't get to keep them.
        Also, the lectures I'm required to attend are in different subjects, like Law, Business and Criminology. It's rather different from what we covered in my drama degree, but in terms of levels of academia, they're all about the same, and I can mostly keep up. All I struggle with is technical language. (What the hell is an ombudsman anyway? Sounds like a tomato juice brand. Ombudsman's Finest Tomato Juice! 100% organic!)
    
        There are only a few downsides to the job, and I should know better than to complain, but sometimes it's frustrating being so close to the student environment again, yet totally unable to participate. I am no longer one of them. What's more, the students don't talk to me much, if at all, and my support worker status has already come up in seminars when a lecturer's tried to include me in group work. It's also rather a boon that I am so fascinated by the law lectures but can never apply my knowledge in the way these students can. But, again, I'm not complaining. 

        Has anyone noticed that my creative output has ground to a halt, as of late? Well, it has. I haven't had any sort of urge to draw, even though I have lots to do: the OFFS comic, page 2 of Horace, a tattoo commission, two hand-drawn portraits for competition winners on Facebook, a painting for a friend... I haven't done them. 
        And the weird thing is, I don't really want to.

        I'VE LOST MY CREATIVITY!

        How could this have happened? Am I emotionally fatigued from venturing into work every day? Is my hand strained from constant writing? Am I going through some kind of dissociation? (Am considering this more seriously now that I've spent 3+ days in odd, dream-like state). Or am I just turning into a lazy arsehole?
        Well, I'm not about to nag you to nag me to get on with making art, because that's not up to you at all. But I'd like to ask a question, if I may: At what point did you begin to feel obligated to those who support your work?

        (I'm mainly directing this question at artists with a significant following. For the record, I don't flatter myself that I have a fanbase. Anyone who liked my SKUL-MAN comics were fans of the original Skulduggery Pleasant series, not me. Anyone who likes OFFS is either a close friend, or an already well-established artist, apparently sympathetic to one so unpractised and unnoticed in the competitive, stormy aether that is deviantArt. Ahem.)
  • Mood: Dazed
  • Listening to: Calvin Harris - Blame ft. John Newman
  • Watching: Autumn Asphodel videos
  • Eating: Oreos
  • Drinking: Lemonade, mostly

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FervidColt

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United Kingdom
Age: 21
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Occupation: "Freelance illustrator"
Education: BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Professional Writing
Mode of transport: Train/bus
Ambitions: To become a best-selling author/successful cartoonist and illustrator
Prejudices: Refusing to talk to people who are self-proclaimed 'sporty'
Good points: Diplomacy and generosity
Bad points: Reckless impulsiveness, poor organisation and tendency to ruin a night out
Attitude to life: It'll be all right on the night
Favourite foods: It varies
Drinking habits: Occasional
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:iconraygirl789:
Raygirl789 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you very much for the favourite! :-)
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Ghoulian Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the lama!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Curt-Rabbit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the lama hun!
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da-amazin-mongoose11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the llama mate
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DelightfullyQuirky Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama, dearie!
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Kikithehedgehog1275 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the llama!
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kittyface18 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for da llama. :3
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chickaablet Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thanks for the llama~ 
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FervidColt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! x x x
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NemoAves Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks for the llama badge.
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