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It’s been quite a while since I did any traditional artwork–all of my inking and coloring recently has been digital, with a pen tablet. So the other day, River sketched a few things out for me and I sat down to try my hand at doing things the old-fashioned way.

This was actually my first time inking something traditionally. It was a little nerve-wracking, honestly, but also weirdly zen at the same time–there’s no Ctrl-Z button if you aren’t happy with a line, so once you’ve put something down, you have to leave it. I tend to redo lines a lot when I’m inking pictures digitally, trying to get everything just right, so I end up spending a lot of time on a single piece. Inking this only took me about 10 minutes, and the entire drawing was finished in a couple of hours. And while I’m not wholly satisfied with how everything turned out, I think trying this taught me a few things.

Here’s a close-up. I think you can see the colors a bit better in this picture.

A few more drawings are in the works, so once I finish I’ll post about them, too. See you then!

~Cloud

What do you guys think about traditional vs. digital art?

Of Dress up Dolls and Silliness

So I was playing around with this game, by Rinmaru Games, and just for fun I tried my hand at depicting a character of mine. She’s known for her stoicism.

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Ta-da!

Then I got to the hands section, and while all of the selections are lovely, most of them…did not fit her character. Silliness ensued.

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She’s totally humoring someone. Who, I’m not sure, but someone.

lycoris-pikachu-i-choose-you

*deadpan voice* “Pikachu. I choose you.”

lycoris-gaming

What’s she playing that has her so nonplussed? The world may never know…

lycoris-a-rose-by-any-other-name

“A rose by any other name…would have thorns just as sharp.”

lycoris-across-the-interrogation-table

I call this one ‘Across the Interrogation Table.’

lycoris-unamused

“You see this face? This is my ‘unamused’ face.”

lycoris-what-is-in-the-glass

“What’s in the glass? Nobody knows. Care to try a sip?”

Aaaaand, last but not least:

lycoris-it-is-too-early-for-this

“…It’s too early for this.”

That one might be my favorite. ^w^ Anyway, hope you enjoyed the dash of silly!

How about you? Do you guys like dress up doll games?

~Cloud

Haiku. Just Because.

River came up to me today and said, “Let’s write haiku!”

So we wrote six haiku together, and split them up to post on our respective blogs.

Enjoy~!

Chocolate for a Valentine

Sweet dusky velvet

Cocoa, vanilla, and cream

Chocolate for you ❤

Flowers

If I had no words,

these would carry the message

I would send to you.

Breeze

Whispering secrets

Only trees will ever know

Laughing caresses

If you’re in the mood for poetry, why don’t you go check out River’s three as well?

~Cloud