...But with what, pray tell? I'm kinda crazy busy and then when school starts up I'll be freakishly kinda crazy busy.
So I guess this'll be another art post to tide you over until I write a criticism of something, or an end-of-the-year-new year-goals blog listing.
Ta-dah! I make digital drawings when the stress of everything makes me want to go kaboom. Since I've been exploding so much lately, I honestly think it's done me some good in the art department. I think I'm getting better with drawing and coloring. I still have room for improvement but I was pleasantly surprised with my art once I finished with it.
Anyway, this is a character not of my creation, but by DA artist Rento-X-Akatsuki. The character's name is Zen Xin Luan Caolt and he possesses a magical ability to transform into a fire serpent. And that's all I know about this character. I found about him because Rento and I agreed to do a Christmas card exchange in the mail. I thought it'd just be cards but she mentioned actually making something ...so I was like, "Crap, I have to draw something real quick!" And I scrambled a couple days ago to make this. She doesn't know about this art yet, but I feel safe posting the image here because I'm pretty sure she doesn't read this blog. Anyway, I mailed her card today with a special art print of the image below. When I know she's received the card, I'll formally upload this image to dA and hopefully my watchers will like it.
Zen Xin Luan Caolt--The Fire Serpent by Kristina Elyse Butke
|(c) 2012. All rights reserved. Usage of this artwork is restricted.|
|(c) 2012 By Lego Vasavouchi. All rights reserved. Usage of this image is restricted.|
This artist is completely committed to exquisite detailing. She put alchemy symbols all over Andresh's jacket, for example, which is just freaking awesome of her and a great surprise. You can read more about her design choices here. What's extra awesome is that I won a free commission from her, so my next art from Lego will be of Demon-Shadow Andresh. Woohoo! How many times can I use the word "awesome" in a single post?
Last but not least, I put up the Christmas tree again this year. I like my tree, but I got sick of using the same Christmas ornaments three years in a row, so I braved Mom's garage and climbed the ladder to the storage area, and whipped out 20-year old Christmas decorations we've held onto all this time. Here's the tree, in a moment of zen:
2012 Christmas Tree! Sugar Plum, la la la!
And finally, finally...I wish everybody joy and peace. I am so sick of hearing awful news and terrible tragedies, and knowing that people are scared and suffering out there. God bless everyone! My heart goes out to you.