Silly sketches abound. Most of these were done while away in Taiwan. It’s been fun to draw things outside my normal ‘style’, learning a lot, especially in letting go and keeping things loose!

Why are you in Taiwan so often?
Anonymous

My husband’s family lives in Taiwan so we try to visit them now and then! The last few times have also been to take care of personal medical problems that I had a hard time getting seen to in the USA C:.

Just got home from our visit to Taiwan and probably won’t have time for the next few weeks for much of anything but playing catchup. So I figured I would share these now. A couple of sketch collages for some lovely people’s birthdays done while in Taiwan. Thank you to both Lynn(digitalis) and Mearu for your continued friendship and the wealth of inspiration that comes with your friendship.

Top: Gift art for JC for always being so kind to us when we visit Taiwan. sketch is of her character and Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service regarding each other’s attire warily. Thank you JC for all your kindness!

Center: Sketch compilation from the last month. Pictured left are caricatures of “BLT”, a bear, tiger, and lion that were raised together, story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/lion-tiger-bear-negligence_n_4374091.html

Bottom: gift sketches for the wonderful Ajie whom is always so generous and sweet when we visit Taiwan. Thank you Ajie for all the smiles and for sharing your amazing art with us!

Water practice for now.

Water practice for now.

nymski:

scifi-fantasy-horror:

Sands of Creation by balaa

Aww yeah, got the print of this purchased from balaa on my wall

Awww hey thanks for the feature guys! So strange to see my own art pop up in my feed. And hey a cool new tumblr to follow!

nymski:

scifi-fantasy-horror:

Sands of Creation by balaa

Aww yeah, got the print of this purchased from balaa on my wall

Awww hey thanks for the feature guys! So strange to see my own art pop up in my feed. And hey a cool new tumblr to follow!

do you sell your art anywhere online?
Anonymous

Hi there! I do! I sell prints and assorted other art related goodies over at my store: http://spiramirabilis.storenvy.com/

Thank you for asking!

Top is a sketch done for a visiting friend, Tsareia, some weeks ago now. Bottom are quick personal visual musings done around the sametime (the seed of which was planted by the wicked cool art of Vantid

My husband’s family is known as the Bear family. A few months ago I visited Taiwan to get medical diagnosis for a longtime ailment and eventually surgery. It was a trying and stressful time and I felt horrible for being such a burden to folks that really owed me nothing. His family was so terribly kind to me that I really could not begin to thank them for all that they did for me during that time. While I was tethered to a bed after my surgery, I just watched the day to day life of the family and couldn’t help but channel the observations into some thank you doodles. The depth of my gratitude is still beyond measure and I hope one day to repay them for it in kind <:.

Couple of sketch commissions taken via twitter. Thank you both for your patience and for the beautiful characters to illustrate.

I don’t think I ever shared this fella here but this was the result of a creative weekend spent with Thornwolf sometime back. We decided to attempt to make art dolls from start to finish over the course of a weekend, though we ended up coming up short for time by a bit! We used mainly leftover supplies I had laying around from other projects (glass eyes, faux fur) and super sculpy. I used 3 diff white furs on this fella, though it’s hard to tell from the photo and iridescent paint on his face and paws C:. I have to say I love how her doll (nicknamed Atrox) came out much better than mine who has perpetually saddest eyes.  But the experience and the memory is something I value above all. Creating with a friend while watching horrible 80’s movies and cartoons and eating junk food and laughing is one of the best things there is!

So in short meet Nautilus and Atrox. Check out Thornwolf's art to see more pics of her art doll and her amazing art beside! And if you are severely hopelessly smitten by Atrox (as I am) she is actually willing to part with him for the right home.

Recent batch of sketch commissions and a bit of gift art for someone lovely:

-. Woven of Light .- for

-. Painted Patterns .- for Utunu

-. From Starlight .- for Noma

The Painted Moon and the Girl in the Blue Shoes
" The sky wore a pale dusky cloak adorned with a single magnificent encrusted orb. In it swam all the colors and patterns she had ever known in a living kaleidascope. The myriad shapes beamed at her as the colors swam around them and filled themselves in in great washing strokes. Like a great heaving chest the moon swelled, rising and falling with living breath, the colors playing the characters on the vast canvas of pooled light. 
Any sane person would have doubted this imposter to the moon but for some peculiar reason Anya was certain this moon was the very same moon she had always known. It was merely as though she had never looked close enough to see that there was more to it than a splotchy landscape of wiggly shadows and tracing light. That beneath the dull silver frock was a puzzling and enticing world, rampant with color , a life all it&#8217;s own and a grand story to tell. &#8220;
One of a number of story ideas toiling in the further reaches of my mind. These are the very first visual conceptualizations of the characters that play in this story. Textures borrowed from Hibbary and a bit of Gustav Klimt snuck in the background there as he is one of the main inspirations for the visual flavor I&#8217;d like the story to inherit.

The Painted Moon and the Girl in the Blue Shoes

" The sky wore a pale dusky cloak adorned with a single magnificent encrusted orb. In it swam all the colors and patterns she had ever known in a living kaleidascope. The myriad shapes beamed at her as the colors swam around them and filled themselves in in great washing strokes. Like a great heaving chest the moon swelled, rising and falling with living breath, the colors playing the characters on the vast canvas of pooled light.

Any sane person would have doubted this imposter to the moon but for some peculiar reason Anya was certain this moon was the very same moon she had always known. It was merely as though she had never looked close enough to see that there was more to it than a splotchy landscape of wiggly shadows and tracing light. That beneath the dull silver frock was a puzzling and enticing world, rampant with color , a life all it’s own and a grand story to tell.

One of a number of story ideas toiling in the further reaches of my mind. These are the very first visual conceptualizations of the characters that play in this story. Textures borrowed from Hibbary and a bit of Gustav Klimt snuck in the background there as he is one of the main inspirations for the visual flavor I’d like the story to inherit.

Last 2 sketch commissions.

'Sultry'. For Anyare.

'Surveying the Stars'. For NewEinstein

For the one and only Bloodhound Omega of her original character Bloodi. I had a grand time with this piece and was happy to entertain a variety of new subjects. I&#8217;m quite terrible with bird anatomy but I really wanted to have some aquatic inspired alien birdlike critters in the composition from the very start. The flowers are heavily inspired by our real world counterparts: puya alpestris (Introduced to me by Leiptailurus)

For the one and only Bloodhound Omega of her original character Bloodi. I had a grand time with this piece and was happy to entertain a variety of new subjects. I’m quite terrible with bird anatomy but I really wanted to have some aquatic inspired alien birdlike critters in the composition from the very start. The flowers are heavily inspired by our real world counterparts: puya alpestris (Introduced to me by Leiptailurus)