"Well now," said Dernhil. "A brilliant young musician who can’t read or write, and a week to teach you. What a conundrum! Where shall we begin?" He looked at Maerad as if she could tell him the answer. She looked down, feeling rebuked. "There is no shame in not knowing something," he said gently. "The shame is in not being willing to learn."

The Naming (pg 142) by Alison Croggon

kinda-sorta a redraw from 2009

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

rendering is time-consuming but fun

I usually avoid doing complicated environments, but I figured I’d better start facing my fears.


"[Hem] hated what had been done so wantonly to these people with every fiber in his being. He was no stranger to rage, but for the first time his feeling was tempered by compassion, and he discovered a patience within himself that he had not known he possessed."
-The Crow by Alison Croggon

india and gold ink on paper

"[Hem] hated what had been done so wantonly to these people with every fiber in his being. He was no stranger to rage, but for the first time his feeling was tempered by compassion, and he discovered a patience within himself that he had not known he possessed."

-The Crow by Alison Croggon

india and gold ink on paper

quick doodles, tryin’ to stay loose or something

quick doodles, tryin’ to stay loose or something

Toothless had his arms wrapped around Astrid’s waist, and was holding on far more tightly than he actually needed to. No one spoke for a long time. Ru had to fly high, and slower than he would have liked in order to keep his wing beats as quiet as possible.

Eventually, Astrid noticed that Toothless was actually shaking against her. At one point, the clouds melted beneath them, and for a few moments, they could see the distant ocean surface glittering below. Toothless tensed, his arms hugging Astrid tight enough to hurt

-Umbreytingu Ch 17 by elfpen

Another update, another drawing. Dangit, Elfy.

I kept Ru’s design really simple because I’m lazy and have mediocre dragon drawing skills. I also didn’t double check details so it may or may not be off from the chapter but oh well.

half-assed sketch-paintings for my geology poster thing. We’re supposed to use, like, scientific visuals, but I’ve got those and a bunch of space to fill and a teacher to impress

wow I’m tired

some viking-pirate-esque doodles

tryin’ out different coloring/rendering techniques (despite the stiff/inaccurate poses ‘cause no references \o/)

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I’ve been watching Fairy Tail. Here’s a gender bent Natsu (which didn’t start out as a gender bend, but oh well).

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