Oh. Apparently I had my Anonymous Asks turned off. Oops. I’ve turned the option back on if you guys feel more comfortable chatting with me undercover. :)
(I don’t bite)
Anywho. Working on a Silver Patron spoof label for one of my NCOs leaving the squadron. We’re really sad to see him go, so we have a few surprises in store for him. Hoping he loves the Patron bottle riddled with our section quotes and bomb and missile graffiti that we have printed out and posted on the back door of our section. I’m honored that I get to do this for him! C:
And I also have a brand new watermark in the works that I can’t wait to showcase on my next piece. Double image watermarks are the coolest <3
supaslim said: hey can you make a post letting us all know what you think about it? It’s a purchase I’ve been waffling over for ages, it’s a lot of money to spend blindly
I can definitely do that for you all! C:
In a couple of months I’ll have a Cintiq. I’m gunnin’ for you, 13HD!
So I’m in an art mood.
- Not even on base atm
First world problems.
Voodoo for blu3doge!
I hope you like him in my style! C:
I just stored about… 70+ images on my DeviantArt — but don’t fret! I haven’t deleted anything from my FA account. So if you want to see all of the images that I cross-posted (which is most of them) you can still find them there. C:
And with THAT I am about to sit down and start working on one of my big full illustration commissions (which is turning out really well!). Cx
Might stream, it depends entirely on whether or not my internet connection doesn’t fart out after a skype call.
Note to self for morning arts:
His name is Adolvogos.
/rubs hands together
Geezus, I’ve been getting major Sartuk vibes lately, and the Tar-heel (Tar’heel? Tarheel?? I don’t know how they prefer to have that name spelt in English) have started to slowly rise up out of the murk. ‘Tar-heel’ roughly translates to ‘oil skin, night scale, or aether-torn depending on region and context.
'Oil skin' is more derogatory as the Tar-heel have a bit of an infamous tale surrounding the species. They predate the Sartuk (they're one in the same save for general appearance) and originally saw the aether wells as a source for their own well-being rather than the living planet's (Aeris) lifeblood. Down through history the Sartuk split from the Tar-heel due to differing ideologies after witnessing the corruption of lands due to aether abuse. Siding and receiving aid from the Aeryx (true dragons), the Sartuk were able to reclaim the wells after many bloody battles and skirmishes. The Tar-heel had since slinked away to the ends of Aeris, practicing their religion and ideals without disturbance. The only telltale sign of their existence for thousands of years were the rare pockets of twisted and deformed landscape. So it begs my attention as to what could they be up to now..?
May have to draw one of the Tar-heel figureheads soon as he’s quite distinct even for a Sartuk! And he challenged ME in my last dream. ME. The freaking Creator of their world, their gods, and their deities. Does he know that I prefer not to directly meddle with events? Because if he’s trying to make me rewrite the ancient past he has another thing comin’.
If you’re wondering why I never talk about my life in the military anymore — it’s really quite simple!
1) Certain people had been reblogging every military post I made. That is a major red flag. I’ve banned one account that was cross-posting to a word press.
2) OPSEC (operational security). None of you need to know where I work, what I do, the shifts that I’m on, so on and so forth. Especially given my AFSC. I have to protect myself as well as my work place and those in it. I’ve already gone back and deleted many posts that gave away a little too much information to my liking.
TL;DR - I’m just being safe. :)
An Oriental Bay Owl Dragon! (sporting a blind right eye)
Someone posted an oriental bay owl on their tumblr today and the inspiration just hit me like a truck! I’m exceedingly shaky with color as this was a great first-step to reintroducing myself to it. So here you have it, a semi-speed paint as I fought with a particularly finicky brush that I decided to use for the first time! It’s really messy and sloppy, but I enjoy the result nonetheless. c:
Thanks for lookin’!
Dug this thing out of the dust!
I’ve only started to really sketch these dragons out, but so far Kroxxis (crow-sis) is roughed out. Her mate, Obreille (oh-brail), will get the sketch treatment next followed by the poor, nameless, and incinerated dragon in the middle. I call him ‘Swampy’. Kroxxis is the dragon I’m thinking about bringing to Agrondrae, if she’s approved. She’ll need a reference sheet. ;)
I would have had this all sketched out tonight and ready for detailing and color but Flight Rising released a new gene today so I’ve been intermittently stalking the marketplace to no avail, haha.
And for those curious, this is 33% actual size. I’ll bump the image size even higher when I begin to paint over the sketch and line work!
Anyway, thanks for lookin’!
Edit: Alternative title - Swampy’s Bad Day
"Haunt" - Dream Aspect of that feeling of cold, calculating dread
She’s the ‘dream aspect’ I took the form of in a dream I had the other night. You can read about it here. This is the best look I had of her face. She’d phase in and out of the shadows as a silver whisper, hunting her adversaries in a shadowy, frozen arena. I’ve come to call her ‘Haunt’ because of that unshakeable feeling of being watched just when you think you’re alone in a cold, dark room.
She and Big Blue, I’ve inwardly searched, are different aspects from each other. Twins manifesting somewhat polar opposites. Where Big Blue is pompous and proud of her power, Haunt stalks from the abyss, playing with her prey and feeding on its fear.
Yay, dream talk!
Turned into Big Blue in my dream again last night! Boy, have I missed that dream aspect. :D
I was fighting mages in an ice arena this time. I guess that makes sense given she bellows gouts of flame? Except she wasn’t quite the same color this time around.. Nor was her breath weapon fire, but frost. Where on the image I drew of [Big Blue] she has wonderful yellows and hints of greens, this version had grey and white mottling. She had a very silvery dressing to her deep blue scales. I’m guessing her element changes depending on the dream. If I can dream as her again in a different setting maybe that’ll be the final nail in that coffin.
Or maybe she’s a different aspect sharing identical physical traits sans coloration? I felt immensely calmer, calculating, and defensive but the predatory drive was still there. Hm.
Okay, show of hands — who thinks I should refine and actually finish this?
(Full color illustration)
Snarly Imperial dragons, whoa.
Cross-post from my FR blog. Should I finish this - Yay/Nay?