Elves and Such

On January 8, 2018, I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what to draw.

So, I started sketching the outline of a human face in my sketchbook.

Slowly but surely, it morphed into a kind of ethereal being, adorned with delicate jewelry and simple makeup. This was the finished product.

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I decided that she was some sort of elf. Overtime, she began to capture my imagination, and became obsessed with sketching these beautiful elves.

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My second elf. I really enjoyed working with her hairstyle and circlet.

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This might be my favorite out of all of them. I especially enjoyed the thorn-like piercings at the top of the ear and the feather woven in her hair. I imagined that it might be from some sort of hawk or falcon.

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This one sorta looks like she has KISS makeup. Oops. 🤘😜

She’s also the only one of the elves who has…

…drumroll, please…

…eyebrows.

I don’t know why, they’re kind of prettier without them. With this particular one, I felt that it kind of fit, but otherwise, I nixed them out of the other drawings.

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I really enjoyed this one’s expression-curious and a little pensive at the same time. I also used the same technique for the curly hair as I did when I drew Annie Clark and Dustin Henderson.

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My final elf, so far. I thought of giving her more of a flower crown, but I decided that the whole concept was rather overused. The little blossoms and petals in her hair and the twin roses on either side seemed better, anyways.

 

Have a favorite? Feel free to comment! I hope you enjoyed my elves!

 

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GUESS WHO’S BAAAAAACK? (This is Me from Now On)

That’s right, the octopus girl I mentioned a few months earlier has RETURNED! (See I Know You’re Sick of my Weird Mermaid-Like Things By Now, But…)

Oh, and did I mention, she has a name?

Pearl.

 

So anyway, I’m assuming you guys really want an explanation as to why the heck Neon Cheetah has been replaced as the header image.

As time went on since I first adopted the name and character, I started to realize that Neon Cheetah didn’t really…fit. I’m rather salty, introverted, and a bit reserved, and somehow, an anthropomorphized cheetah with rainbow spots and dyed hair didn’t quite match up. And I had started having more and more fun drawing Pearl in her various forms, that I thought that she might be better for me anyway.

So Neon Cheetah isn’t dead or anything, don’t worry. I just feel that I needed a bit of a change.

Also, the rainbow, leopard print background on here kinda hurt my eyes after a while. Yeesh. You couldn’t even see the home button.

 

So now, here are a few Pearl portraits I’ve done since her last blog appearance.

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Currently on my bulletin board. This is pretty much where she first had clearly visible gills.

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The lyrics here are from Car Seat Headrest’s “America (Never Been)”. Beautiful song, if you haven’t heard it already.

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I might’ve been a little heavy-handed on the tilt shift on this one, but heck, I’m still proud of it.

 

I also ended up making a Christmas ornament of Pearl, as well as a bookmark with her on it, along with the Betty Smith quote, “The world was hers for the reading.” She’s also involved in another project I’m working on currently. That’s all I’ll disclose for the time being.

 

Until next time, everyone!

 

 

 

Sir! We’re detecting a massive amount of Fan Arts emerging from hyperspace!

*Death Star noises*

Yeah, that’s right, I’ve got some more FAN ARTS! WOOT WOOT!

Be warned, most of it’s just Star Wars…because that’s how my brain works. Yep. Enjoy!

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The Angel of Death (Hellboy II-The Golden Army)

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A porg! (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

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Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (Star Wars)

(and no, I’m not drawing him shirtless.)

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Maz Kanata (Star Wars)

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Abe Sapien (Hellboy)

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Johann Krauss (Hellboy II)

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Rey and a couple o’ porgs (Star Wars)

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Will Toledo *swoons, and then faints like an old woman*

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Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

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Kubo (Kubo and the Two Strings)

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Harry Potter, the Boy who Lived (Harry Potter)

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I would’ve put this on my sign for the Women’s March in Denver last Saturday (which, by the way, was SPECTACULAR), but I doubt anyone would’ve gotten it! So here’s Liz Sherman!

 

 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my geeky barrage of ink-pen! See you soon!

But wait! There’s more…FAN ARTS!

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CONTAIN A FEW MINOR STRANGER THINGS SPOILERS.

 

Yeah, that’s right, peeps…

…I GOT MORE FAN ARTS!

I know, it’s been two months, but I’ve been drawing less and less fan-art-y stuff lately, and more of *the octopus thing* has been showing up in my sketchbook. And for I while, all I could really draw was Stranger Things, because, y’know, SEASON TWO WAS MIND-BLOWINGLY FANTABLOUS. JEEZUS.

Anyway, I’ve finally got some more for ya! Enjoy!

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Eleven (Stranger Things)

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Mews (RIP 😿) (Stranger Things)

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Princess Nuala (Hellboy II-The Golden Army)

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Wonder Woman! 🙅‍♀️

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Mike Wheeler (Stranger Things)

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Kali (008) and Eleven (Stranger Things)

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Linh Song, the Girl of Many Floods (Keeper of the Lost Cities)

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Liz Sherman (Hellboy II-The Golden Army)

 

 

I drew the last one last night. My dad and I re-watched Hellboy II on Saturday, to my great delight, and I was inspired to draw Liz again. God, I love that movie so much…

Also, I still haven’t stopped watching the “fockused” clip on YouTube, and I was trying really hard not to crack up really loudly/quote every single line of that scene when it played on the TV.

“That word? ‘Fockused’? Yeah, with your accent? *shakes head* I wouldn’t use it that much.”

-Hellboy

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my art/extreme nerdiness tonight! I’ll be back tomorrow with a book review!

I know you’re sick of my weird mermaid-like things by now, but…

Okay, so last month, I was feeling a little bored. I had no idea what to draw, but I started drawing anyway. Eventually, I came up with this vaguely feminine creature that had octopus tentacles instead of hair, blue, rectangular pupils, and blue, slightly large lips. Oh, and did I mention, she’s also dripping wet.

This was the process of drawing her.

 

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First pencil…

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…Then traced over with ink pen…

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…and finally, colored in with marker-pens.

 

Since then, this octopus girl has oddly captured my imagination. I then began to draw her everywhere-she’s found her way into my Spanish notebook, on the edges of data sheets for Science class, a few sticky notes, and most importantly, my sketchbook. I’ve drawn, inked, and colored her twice more since the first drawing. Both times, I’ve dressed her in a Car Seat Headrest shirt (with the album art of Twin Fantasy) and faded, ripped jeans for no apparent reason. I’ve also added some song lyrics to the drawings.

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I did this one just last weekend. The lyrics are from what recently became my new favorite song, “Beautiful Freak” by Eels.

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I finished this one yesterday. This one’s got some lyrics from “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire.

 

I’ve yet to see where this octopus girl will take me next, but it should be interesting.

 

 

 

I can’t think of any other creative ways to say that I have a bunch more fan arts

So yeah…

My drawing amount has slowed slightly after my last fan arts post (See Fan arts, fan arts, everywhere), but I’ve still got a bunch that I’m super psyched to show you guys! Here you go!

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Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent, my favorite singer!)

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Dustin Henderson* (Stranger Things)

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Eleven (Stranger Things)

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Ms. Marvel (Ms. Marvel)

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Courtney Crumrin (Courtney Crumrin)

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Millie Bobby Brown

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I drew this while in Vail last weekend among the beatiful aspen trees. What I’ve sort of surmised is that this is some sort of tree-elf-fairy thing. I still really don’t know.

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Barb Holland (Stranger Things)

#JUSTICEFORBARB

 

Aaaaaaanyway, thanks so much for looking at my art! See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*fingers crossed that I spelled his last name right…can’t remember how 🤦‍♀️

Fan arts, fan arts, everywhere

I’ve had quite a productive summer as far as fan arts go. In just about four months, I’ve filled up almost half of my sketchbook (OOPS). Maybe that’s just because I crank out drawings like a flippin’ machine, or maybe it’s because I had way too much time on my hands. But anyway, here are EVEN MORE fan arts for you to see! 😁

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Madman!

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Johann Krauss (Hellboy)

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Maleficent (Maleficent)

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Is there Life On Mars? (David Bowie)

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Abe Sapien (Hellboy)

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Frank Einstein (Madman)

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Hellboy (and some kittens, because why not)

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Will Toledo (main singer of Car Seat Headrest, whom I have an insane crush on 💘💘💘)

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(I mean, LOOK AT THIS GUY!!!!!)

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And finally, Sophie Foster (Keeper of the Lost Cities)

 

I hope you enjoyed my geeky drawings, and have a great night!