Hello everyone! I wanted to get in one more blog post before I start college on Monday. In the last post at the beginning of August, I mentioned that I hope to release book merch someday and make my own art for it as well. I finished two more of those pieces this month, so I’ll share those in a bit! (Scroll down to the end to see them if you don’t like reading words.)
First, I’d like to talk about my blog schedule. With school starting, I don’t think I will have enough time to do weekly posts, but I will attempt to do at least one post per month. Thank you guys for all the support on my blog thus far, even with my inconsistent schedule. It means the world. ❤
Another thing I’ve been up to recently is watching the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies! I have always wanted to see them, and a friend was kind enough to let me watch them with her. The extra scenes added so much to the characters and the story and I wish they could have been left in the final version somehow. (Well, except for some of them… There are always those scenes that you kind of wrinkle your nose at like “oh yeah, I see why they cut that one.”)
In honor of that, I did this little photo shoot with the Evenstar necklace I received last Christmas. I haven’t had the opportunity to wear it, but it’s so beautiful. I do quite enjoy dressing up, so perhaps I will do an Arwen cosplay in the future. Who knows?
And finally, my art! This first piece depicts Adrian, one of the antagonists in my first book. A secretive, confident fellow, he goes on his own journey of self-discovery throughout the story. I sometimes wonder what my book might have been like if I had written it from his point of view! Very different, that’s for sure. I would love to write a short story from his perspective someday.
Next is Zoey, the forest fairy from my book who fills the role of both eccentric mentor and comic relief, if you can believe that.
This piece required many hours of toil to create. And I didn’t even finish it in one or two days…it took me a week. It was incredibly frustrating to position each detail exactly where it needed to be. The hair was the most complicated part. Due to me not knowing how to draw braids, I went through about three different versions before finding one I was happy with. I also struggled to draw her signature purple glow without it looking weird. My compromise was to give her skin a magenta hue. It still doesn’t feel exactly right, but I think it will do for my purposes.
If you want to see more of my art, you can check out my new @lemonade.popsicles account on Instagram where I’ll hopefully be posting more pieces like this in the future.
That’s all for now! Until next we meet, friends.