Monday, May 9, 2011


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:

This is the second of the sketches, entitled "Ridiculous Shoes," and it's based on a scene from Two Captains in which Ryenne (the main character)... well, I'm not going to explain it. If you don't know what's going on, you should read the story yourself! (Links are on the sidebar to your right.)

This was the first sketch, named "Captain Caelar" after our main character. I love her expression. Someone described it as, " intense yet ambiguous, like you don't know if she wants to hit you or kiss you." That pretty much sums up Ryenne perfectly. :)

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:

Check it out, if you know what's good for you!


  1. Oh my gosh! Wow, I feel special. I'm in my chair over here getting all blushy and giggly. Thank you! I'm so glad you love them! The plan is to ship them out to you tomorrow! :D

  2. I really do love them! And you should feel special.

    So there.