- Read more Homestuck.
- Stared at next page of Rita for a while.
- Roughed out script for parts of the next three pages. Hated everything I did in terms of poses for R4 on the next page.
- Just missed my bus on my way out for tattooing. Worked out much better poses of R4 for the next page and the one after it in my sketchbook, and did rough sketches/dial for R2 over the next few pages. Which was the other thing I was staring at the page and blocking on.
- Had the fifth tattoo session. 1: right wing lines. 2: left wing lines. 3: right wing black/brown. 4: left wing black/brown. 5: leading edge of both wings. (Which was done in robin’s egg blue – we’ll be doing some more blue in that shade later on so I want to not forget.)
Having the leading edge of the wings colored in should clear up any doubt about what’s going on; it’s not a henna tattoo, it’s not the scabbed-over results of a horrible accident. It’s pretty clearly A TATTOO now that there’s this long line of screaming electric blue down my arms. Here is a shitty phonecam shot of the right arm; the left looks pretty much identical except for a slightly different pattern of black/brown at the trailing edge.
And now I think I’m going to lie around a while – ON MY FRONT – and be very low energy while my body works out how to deal with another insult to an entire percent or two of my skin. (Actually it’s probably less than that; a visit to a body surface area calculation suggests that I have around 4154 square inches (2.68m2) and the entire tattoo will be around 88 in2, or 2%ish. Maybe .1% was covered today?)