Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Late-November-to-December-ish Art Dump!

Ehem, why do I always leave the intros until the last moment...? 

Oh well.

(P.S- A reply letter to my 'Slightly Younger Self': Aw, you're too kind. I needed that.)

(P.P.S- A letter to my 'Older Self': You're doing okay with art now, mebbe you should practice writing a little more because sheesh. Just like art, writing skills deteriorate over time when not used... But y'know... keep drawing just to keep yourself sane-- I mean what?)

The amount of drawings I have done of Agent Ember Bellucci makes me laugh and cry simultaneously.

Why laugh? (Because why not?) Because there is just so darn many of them.

Why cry? There's so many of them because I can never get her to look like how I see her in my head.

Some of the others just to prove my point:

And these are just the sketches.... I have another bunch of
digital drawings of her around the place.

A treehouse on a magical, floating island.

...Basically my dream home. ;P

Basically ten minutes later:

 (For those of you who *gasp* don't know who that is-- her name is Sabine Wren, she is a Mandolorian, and she is from the TV show 'Star Wars Rebels'... So... yeah. *throws confetti and runs away*)

Introducing my steampunk OC, Soren Halvorsen! 

My sweet, mischevious orphan who makes it her goal in life to make the lives of the wealthy incredibly difficult. Which is... surprisingly easy if you have a mechanical ring that gives you the ability to freeze time... Just sayin'.

One of the rare occasions in which she has her hair up.

Eyyy, look at that-- another OC! (I have way too many, send help.)

A lil' bit about her:

So this is Althea! She's 14 years old and around the 4'9" height range (no shorter than that though xP). She has been apprenticed to the well-known and very skilled healer, Ramona Amaranth, ever since she was four years old. When she isn’t studying medicine or learning the many ways of healing the common cold under her mentor, you’ll most likely find her outside in their secluded garden behind the building, tending to the many, many plants or just reading. She also hates it when people call her 'cute' or 'tiny' to her face.

Just playing around in Krita and this happened... :P 

Looks like a glowy marble or an evil snowglobe. *shrugs*

Sooo yes. That's all of the (good) drawings I've done this month-ish. I have plenty more hiding away in folders that I either never finished or just didn't like how they turned out... But anyways. :P 

I dunno if this is my last post for the year but eh, we'll have to wait and see I guess.

OH YEAH-- IT'S ONLY FIVE DAYS-ISH (if you're an Australian) 'TILL CHRISTMAS GUYS. Hope you all stay safe and have fun during the holidays. <3

Imma go and live in the fridge now. (As of writing this post, it is now 38°C ...and it's potentionally going to get hotter. So yeah. Byeee for now!) 

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

✰ The Christmas Tag ✰

So. My little sister decided to start a tag and now, because she tagged me and I'm her sister... I'm now twice as obligated to do it. xP

So yes, without any further ado, onto the post!

Ze Rules

1. Thank whoever nominated you.

2. Answer all questions.

3. Add 21 of your own (questions).  (I can't think of 21 questions! xD)

4. Nominate one/two people only once.

Well, thanks Jas!

Would you rather, real tree or artificial tree?

I think a real one would be really cool... but then again, there's the clean up afterwards...

I dunno, maybe I'm biased because my family has had an artificial tree (the exact same one) for nineteen years now. So yeah, as long as it's green, I'm quite happy for a Christmas tree to be artificial.

What was the weirdest thing you've been given for Christmas?

A can of (sour cream and onion) Pringles in my stocking thing.

Not that I was complaining... :P

Favourite Christmas Carol?

I'm not sure if it counts as a carol... but 'I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day' by Casting Crowns would probably have to be my absolute favourite.

Some honourable mentions are: Feliz Navidad, Little Drummer Boy and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

Do you have a Christmas family tradition?

Ooooh. Mum loves to get us kids a new Christmas decoration each, for when we move out and get our very own Christmas tree. ^-^

This year, my special decoration was a lil' house that is just so cute, aghh.

So cuuuuuuute.

From 1-10 how would you rate the year?


Eh.... I'd give it a 5/10.

Way better than last year though... I rate that one a 2/10 all up.

Favourite Christmas joke?

Er... I dunno?

I kinda had to cheat just now to look some up, and to be honest I didn't think any of them were really all that hilarious. I guess my sense of humour is just more based around cleverly placed puns and sarcasm these days. xP

Do you like the smell of cinnamon candles? (if you don't... well..I guess that's fine but man, you're missing out!)

To me, scented candles are just another thing that gets me really confused. ("Mmm, smells like some one is baking a cake-- oh wait. it's just another candle.")

So... yeah. I don't really care much for scented candles in general. (Sorry to disappoint.)

Would you rather gift bags or wrapping paper?

Wrapping paper. All the time. :P

Favourite Christmas movie?

I really like the Muppet version of 'A Christmas Carol'.

The amount of comedy, random singing, and fourth-wall-breaking was perfect, in my opinion.

(Go and watch it :P) 

Would you rather a small group of friends and family for Christmas or the whole family?

Ooh. I don't know. Do you mean 'whole family' as in, the entire family? That'd be... interesting.

We've had a lot of years so far when it's just been two families visiting (at the very most), so I guess that counts as the first option... Hm...

I think it'd be kinda nice to have the entire family over for Christmas just once.. Where on earth we'd put them all, I have no clue... But maybe if it was just for one day it'd be do-able.

*Ahem* But in the long run, I'd prefer the small group of people. Y'know... Being my lil' introverted self and all.

Funny Christmas story?

One time when I was a tiny kiddo, I found one of the presents with Dad's name on it and so I gave it to him... not knowing it was lollies. When he opened it I saw the lollies and apperantly I just went up to him and started saying--innocently but also earnestly-- that we should share.

Sharing is caring after all. ;P

Direct quote is, "We share! We share!" while also gesturing like a mad woman. (Because approximentaly 14-16 years later, my family still won't let me forget it... And Dad also got it on video.)

On a scale of 1-10 how do you rate the Christmas lights around your area?


There's this one guy who really goes all out with the Christmas lights (and they are sooo pretty to look at) but the rest of the area nearest our house doesn't really bother... considering most of the houses have super long driveways and are hidden from the road anyway.

(*cough* Not that it matters very much *cough*)

Who do you think has it harder during the holidays? The kids or the parents?

The parents... Definitely.

Think about it... SPOILER WARNING-- Highlight empty space to keep reading:

Considering Santa isn't real and delivering presents in his sleigh, that means it's up to the parents to...

a) Find, buy, hide and wrap the presents...

b) Teach the kids the true meaning of Christmas and help them understand the whole gift-giving thing...

c) Help plan the family reunions and then deal with having a whole heap more people in the home than what's normal...

d) Deal with whatever else needs to be done at that time of year (taxes, health related stuff, the kid's end of year school stuff (if they go to school *cough cough*), and so on)...

e) Not to mention they also have to deal with the whole commercialization of Christmas...

So yeah. I really think the parents have it harder than the kiddos.

Favourite Christmas dinner?

Any Christmas dinner is fine with me, as long as it's not cold ham and a thousand different salads ever again. :P

Best Childhood present? (ever)

Egh.. Why did this question have to say 'childhood'? xD I can't really remember that far back so...

The best one I can think of (that I remember) is the beautiful pocket watch that my older brother gave me. He took it to a jewellers to have my name engraved on it (in Gallifreyan! Because I'm a crazy Doctor Who fan.)

So yep, I thought it was really, really awesome and thoughtful gift. xD

Do you like gingerbread? Why or why not?

I like it.

I don't know why.

Someone help.

Are you excited for this new year?

Yes and no.

Reasons why not: We've got a scary thing coming up that would be kinda bad if it doesn't get done. Annnnd not related to the scary thing, I'm also turning Eighteen in March. Yay... Adulthood... *dies *

Reasons why yes: Who knows what great opportunities could suddenly pop up.

But yeah, a lot of things could go downhill, on the other, things might stay calm. Only God knows. :P

PHEW. That's done.

I think I shall tag... KendraQuinleyJane and MiddleEarthMusician!

Because I'm such a rebel with the tagging-people rules.

Here are your questions. ^-^

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you since last Christmas?

What's your top-three favourite Christmas Carols?

What was your best Christmas ever? Why?

Funny Christmas story?

Tinsel or no tinsel on your Christmas tree?

What’s the most meaningful Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

What was the most appreciated Christmas gift you’ve ever given?

What was your favourite Christmas tradition as a child?

What is your favourite Christmas tradition now?

What do you do to try to keep Christ in Christmas?

Are you excited for this new year?