I cannot draw.
Well, not really. It takes me FOREVER to draw anything worthwhile. I can do some cartoons (my favorite being a half-hobbit, half-boy wizard that I call "Harry Baggins"), but not much else. This fact was reinforced to me yesterday, when I decided I was going to get myself a sketch pad and some pencils and go to town.
I never really "went to town," so much as scribbled aimlessly and gave up.
The experience did, however, remind me of something I've been meaning to talk about on this blog.
I know (and by "know," I mean "know through the internet") a wonderful artist who has recently done some sketches of the main character in that long-ass fanfiction Elise and I wrote. THEY ARE FANTASTIC. Every time I look at them, I get warm fuzzies. It's just so amazing to see a character that I helped create come to life in some way.
I have no idea why I haven't mentioned the sketches before now - I can hardly stop looking at them. The next step is to show them to everybody I come in contact with, right? So that's what I'll do:
Anyways, I guess the point of this entry (other than mentioning that I cannot draw) is to say that Astriex (otherwise known as the arteest who is responsible for all the awesomeness) is FRIGGIN' OSSUM. And I think she deserves some major props for her skill. I very much hope to get more commissions in the works with her soon, because she is just damn fantabulous.
If you like her work, she's got plenty more. Here's a shameless plug to her deviantart profile: http://astriex.deviantart.com/
Check it out, if you know what's good for you!