In the Neighborhood

‘Tis a silly place.

I need to actually map out where everything is in this universe.

Not everyone lives in the immediate neighborhood – Cleo and most of the Paw Pioneers, for example.  And the mermaids, of course.  Unless they had a saltwater swimming pool.

Also pretty sure the Seasons live somewhere else, but they just like to hang around.  Especially Spring and Summer.

Mummy

Been keeping this drawing under wraps. (I’m sorry) (No I’m not)

Had a dream a few nights ago about a mummy guy.  So I decided to draw a mummy guy.  And here he is.

In the dream, though, he had a “curse gun” – a gun which literally fired curses at people, like a swarm of bugs or sandstorms.  Which I promptly avoided drawing because that would involve having to draw a gun, which, like cars, I find kinda hard.

May give a go someday, though.

Selkie Boy

When he’s not wearing it, his seal skin comes in handy as a nice blanket.

See, without his seal skin on, Selkie Boy doesn’t seem like a Silver.  He looks more like something else.  Roan…?

You know what, I’m gonna stick with that.  His name’s Roan now.  Silver’s just Clark’s nickname for him.

Also I want to stop drawing rocks instead of backgrounds for the Mermay drawings, but that would mean having to draw backgrounds.  Or water.

So rocks it is!

DTYS: Arcane Doodles

What a charming group.

These are not new characters – they belong to a different artist, the same one whose Christmas challenge I participated in this past December, IG Doods.  I’m participating in a Draw This in Your Style challenge on Instagram, so these are his characters in my style.

Felt like I had to, ’cause witches, so here they are.

Also, holy crap, I actually posted three times in a week.  What is this nonsense.

Celestial Characters

Oooooo, COLOR…

What do we have here?

Drew, actually on track to posting 3 times in a week?

Attempting something with colored pencils?

The answers to these questions are: an entry for a contest on Instagram, hopefully, and yes.  It’s kind of a mess, but yes.

So, an artist I follow on Instagram, Crimson Chains, is hosting an art competition.  The challenge: creating an original character based on the theme Celestial Court.  The winner gets to have their original characters drawn in Crimson Chains’ style.

Do I think I’ll win?  I dunno – probably not.  But do I think this is a good exercise in trying something else?  Yes.

So, here are my characters – the Stardusters.

Soleil Saff is a Starduster – basically, she collects star dust and creates artwork.  Objects made from star dust have extremely high value, along with other mystical properties.  People would pay out the nose in order to get their hands on a star dust object.  However, it is a very rare skill, so Stardusters are far and few between.  So Soleil is in high demand.

She can often be seen darting around scribbling down new ideas, or hunting down deposits of star dust around the galaxy.  She’s a bit messy, a bit scattered, but very good at what she does.

Acting as her assistant/bodyguard is Capricorn Cole.  His main job is to make sure Soleil doesn’t end up in any dangerous situations – which, given her single-minded goal of finding stardust, can happen frequently.  He’s very strong, despite his size, and is definitely the more grounded of the two.  Both are known for leaving trails of star dust, again not being the most polished members of the Celestial Court.

I’ll be posting this on Instagram shortly – so let’s see what happens.

Gloomtober, Days 29+30 – Cauldron/Moon

The perfect time for some magic.

Well hey – here they are!  Miranda and Stella, witching it up in time for Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everybody!  Hope it’s as sweet or as spooky as you like.  And hope it’s a safe one, as well – I for one plan on spending mine watching horror movies and stealing leftover Halloween candy.

Gloomtober, Days 27+28 – Antlers/Black Flowers

They started blooming soon after the accident. But he can’t bring himself to make them stop.

There we go – some truly gloomy stuff for Halloween Eve.

How delightful.

Also, I had to at least bring some characters back from last year.  I feel weird for not having drawn Miranda and Stella or the Cthulu family at least once this October.