I’m sorry to do this, but I have to put the blog back on hiatus for a few months. My day job doubled in February (I am totally not kidding about this) and left me with no time to do art at work and no energy to art with when I get home. I had hoped things would have quieted down before now, but they haven’t and I don’t want to leave you all hanging wondering wtf happened to me.
Things should settle down around May/June, but until then, I don’t have much to post and February and March already ate the buffer of posts I was using to stay ahead.
I will be back as soon as I can. Better. Stronger. Hopefully more financially stable.
Your patience is appreciated while I deal with this crazy mess. 🙂
Because taking prompts literally is incredibly boring 😀
Some of these prompts are obviously steering you towards such uninteresting results Why draw a normal pointy-hatted cackling witch when you can draw a kick-ass rollar-derby witch instead?
This lovely lady is definitely going to see some Photoshop love later, but for now, here she is 🙂
Her derby name is Wicked Witch, and yes, her real name is Glenda. Because I’m a dork 😀
As background: While I’m passingly familiar with lolita fasion, I had to do a lot of research to get the look down, and while I was looking I noticed a pattern. Most of the poses I found were bland ‘kick up one foot and try to look adorable’ poses (aka: cheesecake). Frankly, I didn’t want to do anything that boring and just draw someone in a fluffy dress posing and trying to be cute.(Honestly, what would be the point? You can find about 100000000 photos and at least as many deviant-art posts of that exact thing all over the internet.)
SO, instead this pose is based off an American Ninja Warrior contestant scaling a wall… because I can. 😀
This is Tiffany. Tiffany REALLY likes to stay in shape and push her body to its limits – and she really really likes getting dressed up in floofy, lacy, cutesy outfits. She really gets a kick out of doing things like this while in full lolita dress, just to blow tourists’ minds. Tiffany has an entire Pintrist board that is nothing but photos of her doing insane stunts in her outfits, posted by people who happened to be nearby at the time.
She also dresses up her raven familiar, Mimi, because if there’s anything Tiffany’s more passionate about than absurd feats of human fitness, it’s fashion and proper accessorizing.
And, since I promised my FB followers that I’d put up some in-progress images from this one, here you go!
Here’s the original sketch of the pose, just getting the walls and the braced position right:
This is the more refined version with the raven added in, a basic poster layout, and roughed in clothes:
The finished linework, before shading/touch-ups were added:
And then the finished piece:
Tiffany here will definitely be getting full-color photoshop treatment later, as will most of my ladies.
(The prompt just said ‘blood witch’. It didn’t specify what she was -doing- with the blood.)
Yasmine donates regularly, and since she’s a blood-witch, (here meaning she has blood-based magical abilities) she can change her blood-type to pretty much whatever she wants, so she can always give what hospitals need the most. All the nurses in her city now know her on sight and send her handwritten cards for every holiday.
Is she a tiny witch sewing regular-sized clothes, or a regular-sized witch sewing giant clothes? YOU DECIDE.
This charming lady will be appearing on Cool Chicks from History‘s page on Tumblr soon, but for now, here she is: the first black woman to own property in Boston, and one of the first in the US. Her Wikipedia page is here, if you’d like to look more into her story.
If you liked this image:
I’m always up to draw awesome ladies from history, so if you like this image and you have suggestions for more excellent ladies that need more love, please send them my way. I’d love to add more awesome historical ladies to this blog.
This is Edna Flabbergast III. She’s a well known witch that’s been in the biz for decades, and has hordes of admiring fans. She also just so happens to be obscenely wealthy, after some very strategic spell patents started paying off.
And if she wants to have that miniature pony her parents would never buy for her when she was a child as a familiar? Well, dang it, she’s going to.
I figured it’d be boring as hell to draw some 20 something lady in a skimpy dress posing for cameras. Other than tossing a hat on her head, she’d basically just be a Kardashian… Which… no. Just no.
SO, Edna came about. She’s an eccentric old witch with a flair for the dramatic and a tiny pony at her heels. Because that’s waaaaaaay more fun and interesting all around.
Maddie here has a very special method for not bruising her peaches, even though she harvests tons of them every summer. The key is a very gentle hovering charm and a little TLC. After all, the less mangled her fruit is, the better pies it will make. And nobody bakes a peach pie like Maddie Brown.
(Yes, the spider is her familiar. Her name is Coco.)