The last couple of books I’ve read have been really creepy science fiction and fantasy books, and I’ve found myself sketching some of the book’s protagonists while at work.
First, Sonmi~451 from Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Some of the book’s interweaved stories I liked more than others, but the disturbing dystopian story about a mass-produced Korean clone gaining sentience was my favorite one.
Next, Arha (also known as Tenar) from Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea book The Tombs of Atuan. Arha is a girl stolen from her family to serve as a priestess for the ancient nameless gods that sleep in the lightless maze under her temple. It’s a middle-grade book that handles some pretty mature themes about losing one’s identity and faith.
And finally, Lilith and her alien guide/partner, Nikanj, from Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler. Wow, you guys. After a war renders the Earth uninhabitable, Lilith and other survivors are rescued by an alien species who agree to restore the planet and help the human race survive… if they accommodate the aliens’s need to merge with them, genetically. It’s eerie and extremely well-written.
I was inspired by the PokeBro post Magnolia made last week, so as an exercise to get myself back in the drawing groove, I did one with myself and some of my bros. (Sorry if I missed you! Or if I drew you badly! Just sorry in advance for any offense, really.)
That’s me in the middle with Turtwig. Starting from the bottom left and going clockwise are George with Snorunt, Abby with Sentret, Ovens with Jigglypuff, Medibot with Sneasel, Blue with a shiny Zubat, and…
…and then Josh showed up with his cat, and things just got weird.
(For the colors and outfits, I used the game sprites for reference, so some of them look kinda silly, haha!)
AHAHAHA that is exactly me. Me and good ol’ Pocky. Thanks, Diana. B3
hi look another art done wooooh only at the cost of my knees and back
I really love O Human Star right now too uou
Sulla (O Human Star) and Keouna (OC), just two synth beings who’d prolly be super good friends if they ever met
Yellow outlines are such a good idea.
Thank you so much!
Steven gets a hold of a magical time travel device and does what any kid would do - he uses it to make jokes. But toying with magic draws trouble to his sleepy beach town and Steven has to step up and save the day - with more jokes.
Go watch Steven Universe, guys! It’s great!
THIS WAS AWESOME. OMGOODNESS. ALL THE GEM GIRLS. SO AWESOME.
EVERYONE IS JUST DOING SUCH COOL THINGS
hehehehe i worked on this too.
P.S. We are expanding and refining everything from this short for the ongoing series. get hype!!!
I am doing backgrounds for this! None from this first episode, though! I’m mostly drawing *~magical temples~* !! It’s been really cool helping develop and define the look of the world.
oh, hi. i’m boarding on this and i love it. everyone’s working so hard to make this amazing. i can’t wait for everyone to see the episodes we’re working on :D
I literally lost count of how many times this short made me gasp out of sheer joy. It’s exquisitely designed and a lot of fun. It even has the purest staple of a Rebecca Sugar-directed work: a ukulele song!
Some real quick, colored doodles I did when taking a break from homework. The gal on the left is Sulla from O Human Star, and the (curiously shirtless) fellow on the right is Oswald Dytel from Knights Errant.
Someday I will do large, complicated illustrations for both webcomics, but at the moment I have Identity Design stuff and client work to get back to. *slinks away*
aaaaaa look at the cute
And that reminds me to reread Knights Errant, ‘cause Oswald’s a badass.
Photographer Gillian Laub’s portraits of punk rocker Laura Jane Grace, her wife Heather, and their daughter Evelyn. These photos and the accompanying Cosmo article marked one year since Grace began her MtF transition after years of performing under the name Tom Gabel.
This family is so cute I could die. Literally the only thing that could make these three cooler would be if they balanced their rock ‘n roll lifestyle with doing some vampire hunting on the side. Moms in black, daughter in a pink tutu.