OC Tag #1 Ethan McIntyre

Jillbg, on The Grey Witches, has kindly suggested that I do the OC Challenge. I found the idea outstanding.

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The rules:

  1. Pick a character you’ve created.
  2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were that character.
  3. Tag at least four people to do this meme.

1. What is your name? Ethan McIntyre.

2. Do you know why you were named that? I believe Ethan is a name that my father fancies. My family is very large, by the way, and a famous relative is Liam McIntyre, an Australian actor who played Spartacus.

3. Single or taken? Right now, I’m taken.

4. Stop being a Mary Sue! Mary-Sue? I don’t consider myself one, I used to be rather flirty before I moved to Sunset Valley.

5. What’s your eye color? Green.

6. How about hair color? It’s as black as night.

7. Have you got any family members? Right now I’m happily married to a stunning blonde, Jamie and we have two kids, Dillon and Connor. Last year, I tried past life regression therapy and I found out that in one life I had a redhead as girldfriend and in another, I was a gay magician that adopted a redhead (Hmm, actually, that adopted girl was my girlfriend in the other life!)

8. Oh, how about pets? Nope, but I had a dog when I was a kid.

9. That’s cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don’t like? I’m not much for those drama books, I prefer something funny. I also hate routine, that’s why I’m self-employed.

10. Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do? Books are my life! I do enjoy spending an afternoon at the library, reading and writing. I also appreciate being with my boys.

11. Have you ever hurt anyone in any way before? Physically? No way, but, I must admit, I used to be pretty wild in my youth. When I lived in Starlight Shores, I tried to have ten different girlfriends and for each of them, I would write a book. It didn’t last long, I got tired after the second. I bet I hurt them at the time of the break-up.

12. Ever… killed anyone before? No way! Never would I kill anyone… except for characters in a book!

13. What kind of animal are you? I’d be a monkey, smart and funny.

14. Name your worst weaknesses. My wife complains that I never take things seriously. I believe we must enjoy life and avoid negative vibes.

15. Do you look up to anyone at all? I’d say my best friend Connor Frio is someone to be admired. He’s an amazing journalist and his books are out of this world.

16. Are you straight, gay or bisexual? I’m straight, but I don’t know what would’ve happened if I hadn’t met my wife.

17. Do you go to school? I haven’t been at a school in ages. I work as a writer, though. I hope one of my books will be studied in a school one day.

18. Ever want to marry and have kids one day? As a matter of fact, I’m already married and I’ve got two kids.

19. Do you have fangirls/fanboys? There are a few people that send me e-mails talking about my books.

20. What are you most afraid of? Dying and letting my family stranded. I want the best for them.

21. What do you usually wear? I like black clothes, so I have this awesome denim shirt. I prefer bermudas to pants as well.

22. What’s one food that tempts you? I like pasta: pizza, spaghetti, lasagna…

23. Am I annoying you? It’s fun, actually. I bet you’re one of my fans, aren’t you?

24. Well, it’s not over! Okay, I’m ready for more!

25. What class are you (low class, middle class, high class)? I believe I’d be considered middle class.

26. How many friends do you have? Not many. Connor Frio is my best pal and his wife Becky is really fun.

27. What are your thoughts on pie? My grandmother used to bake this delicious strawberry pie!

28. Favorite drink? Nothing beats a cup of black coffee!

29. What’s your favorite place? The library, of course! However, admittedly, the one in Starlight Shores is outstanding.

30. Are you interested in anyone? I have eyes only for my babe, Jamie.

31. That was a stupid question. Let’s face it, I’ve said that three times!

32. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean? I do fancy swimming in the ocean. My family and I always spend a day at the beach in the summer.

33. What’s your type? I don’t have a specific type.

34. Any fetishes? Jamie likes when I dress up as a thief and steal her undies. I’m not sure why… I have a feeling she started having this ideas after we were robbed.

35. Camping or indoors? I prefer drinking a hot cup of coffee by the fireplace while working on a new novel.

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I tag:

And YOU, if you feel like doing it.


The Artist in Me – 2018.03

So, March is close to its end and what makes me feel really sad is that “Rick and Morty” won’t be available on Netflix anymore.

I didn’t produce as much Art as I thought I would. I realized that creating with business in mind spoils all my desire. That’s something I must sort out this year. How can I have fun with pencils and paper?

I finished those youtubers’ photo and it also meant the end of trying to put a portfolio together. I don’t want to force myself to do these things. I’ll keep on doing stuff for myself.

Board sketches are still very useful, though.

The McIntyres – Part 9

A thief had broken into the McIntyres’ house!

The police managed to catch the burglar for Jamie’s relief. The neighborhood had been getting more and more dangerous. Her family might as well consider moving out.

They spent most of the winter indoors and, since it was the last day, Jamie and Ethan settled on having some ourdoor fun with the kids.

First stop: Grocery Store. While Ethan was getting ready to get into, Jamie was chatting with a neighbor.

When he came out of the store, she was keeping an eye on Dillon. That didn’t last long as someone started feeling ill. She had to drop everything she was doing so as to help the poor soul.

Dillon found his new friend Liam. They spent quite some time together building an igloo. Should he become and architect in the future?

Ethan also found his best friend Connor and they spent the rest of the time talking about books. Once Jamie was through, it was time to go back home. She was drained!

That was an eventful day! The couple was ready for the new season. The boys would be growing up soon, plus, Ethan’s birthday was just around the corner.

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The Artist in Me – 2018.02

February is close to its end and unfortunately I wound up getting caught by routine. Class preparation, laziness… Frankly, I was expecting that. Even though I didn’t produce much as an artist, I went out with friends, played boardgames and traveled to São Paulo to attend a great party. Sooner or later I’ll be able to balance my activities and set up my priorities.

This is a WIP. They’re two famous youtubers in Brazil, Nilce and Leon (They’re the hosts on “Cadê a Chave” and “Coisa de Nerd”). This drawing is meant to be part of a group I’m working on so as to present as a service. I got stuck with her hair, there’s something missing, plus I need to work on his beard.

As I said in my previous post, I’m here focused on giving voice to all my artwork, including the illustrations I make for my students. All these animals were done in order to teach some expressions such as “as wish as an owl”, “as brave as a lion” etc. Can you name all of them?

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I know I still have to finish my sims story. I have the intention to finish off Ethan’s adventures in Sunset Valley and stop there. I haven’t been in the mood for games in a while, probably because I’m into playing the most difficult game ever: real life.

Okay, I’ve been playing Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on my cell phone, plus, from time to time, I turn on my SNES.

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The Artist in Me – 2018.01

One of my main skills that became dormant during the last 5 years was my artistic one. Drawing, Painting, studying Art… all of these things were connected with pain and shame. It’s time to change it and I want to document my commitment in bringing out the artist in me. It’ll be a monthly post giving voice to all aspects of my art production.

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I had these frames for a year without something to fill them properly. I created an abstract background and those silhouettes were cut from a pair of jeans.

“The Little Tree Sparrow”

Chinese Ink with watercolor. Initially it was supposed to be black and white and then I used the watercolor on it.

“Bridge over Bode River”

Another watercolor, I decided to experiment on landscapes. I have a couple of books that teach how to paint (they’re focused on oil on canvas), but I decided to use them as reference for improving my way of using the mediums I’ve got available. Even though I read some tips here or there on how to work with this medium, I decided to let myself experiment and find my own style.

“Colin O’Donoghue”

I also purchased a new Wacom Pen Tablet and this is the first portrait I created using an old style I used to work on. I love how I worked with the textures, it’s somehow or other the same idea used on those dinosaur sillouettes.

“The Sims Wedding”

My first work based on my sims, I used the same idea of drawing over the original picture in order to create this one. I’m not happy with the color scheme and how I created it, however, it’s here and it’s a beginning.

“Gamer Splicer”

Finally I managed to depict what a gamer splicer would be like. This may look weird, but it’s an awesome self-portrait. First of all, it’s me. Black hair, plump, hairy, going bald.

Secondly, it celebrates things I like, the pose it was based on is from my mummy in The Sims 3, the Jurassic Park shirt refering to dinosaurs, the SNES controller -my first video game- and the concept of splicers from my favorite game, Bioshock.

On the other hand, it criticizes how I deal with my hobbies. I mostly use them to get away from reality but once I come back to it, I am disheveled! (He’s not evil, he looks desperate, almost trapped) It’s time to pursue more balance and stop boycotting and shunning myself!

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This W.I.P. is another landscape in watercolor.

I’m also back to DeviantArt, if you want to follow me, here’s my profile.

The McIntyres – Part 8

Dillon’s time as a toddler was over and they celebrated his birthday with a modest cake.

When it was Snowflake, Jamie and Ethan got an invitation to celebrate the holiday at the Wolffs’.

That was when Dillon met the one who would become his best friend, Liam Wolff. The kids became friends fast and soon everyone was around the dining table for a hearty meal.

The following days were full of work and the family managed to get along well.

Unfortunately, nothing is perfect and they indeed had a serious issue.

Blasted thieves!

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The McIntyres – Part 7

Since Ethan was a writer and could work at home, he also took the role of stay-at-home-dad. He took care of the house and the babies while Jamie was out at the hospital.

Jamie tried her best to keep around and help the kids grow.

Winter was harsh and cold outside, but it wasn’t a big deal for the family.

Little Connor’s birthday was on the corner and he grew up into a cute little toddler.

Jamie and Ethan were still inseparable. Luckily, they had time for them even with the kids and work. Of course, Ethan’s books were getting slower and slower and Jamie was responsible for most of the family’s income.

Ethan’s birthday was just around the corner and he decided to celebrate it at a bar. They hired a babysitter to look after the boys and headed for it.

The place was pretty crowded and most of their friends were there.

Dillon was growing fast and he was very smart and active. He would age soon which means that they needed to keep an eye out for a school and new furniture.

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