Just started playing Okamiden which my dear friend Thornwolf gifed to me along with her old DS. This game is too adorable!!! Also some other cute things!

A little while ago my beloved Lorien was away for a week visiting with family. While I missed him terribly, the time alone swept away the years and took me back to where we first stood to face each other. Whether it was on a whim or not, one day as many years ago now, he sent me a note on Deviantart. In it, he introduced me to the most clandestine place in his heart and I fell in love with the story and all the souls that populated the world that he had been building. Little did I know then that our road ahead would be fraught with peril, potential dead ends and many a wrong turn. But through it all, we remained friends and maybe even because of the journey itself. But I still most fondly recall the unlikely beginning and while he was away, I took time to revisit the world that we, now together, seek to bring to life.

This painting is a very rough concept of a dream sequence idea I had while he was away in which the protagonist dreams of those things that he has lost from both within and without. My greatest failing in art being over thinking and over detailing, I aimed to keep the painting loose leaving the sketch lines visible. The wondrous sky is borrowed from NASA. The concept doesn’t get near to what I imagined but it is as good a starting point as any!

I keep forgetting to share this little fella with you guys though he was created a while ago now.  This is a collaboration with one of my dear longtime and wickedly talented artist friends, Wicked Sairah. She sculpted and painted all the body parts and I made the body. It was incredibly fun to work with another artist on a collaboration like this and hopefully we will be doing more going forward!  (looove his up-do!)

I keep forgetting to share this little fella with you guys though he was created a while ago now.  This is a collaboration with one of my dear longtime and wickedly talented artist friends, Wicked Sairah. She sculpted and painted all the body parts and I made the body. It was incredibly fun to work with another artist on a collaboration like this and hopefully we will be doing more going forward!  (looove his up-do!)

My submission to the 2015 Werewolf Calendar! The calendar is coming back for it’s 8th year (wow has it really been that many years?!) and I am so excited to continue to be a part of this project!  
Pre-orders open on Sept 1st, 2014 at midnight US Pacific time. If you have never heard of this project, give it a gander at our website or visit us on Facebook and/or Twitter to get more behind the scenes look at how this Calendar is coming together.
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This piece was inspired by the wonderfully vibrant ceremonial dress of the people of Papua New Guinea! This fella is adorned with plumage of various birds of paradise native to the islands. It was such a pleasure to paint and figure out how to paint all these unique elements. I saved this piece along the way so will be posting a walkthrough down the line!

My submission to the 2015 Werewolf Calendar!
The calendar is coming back for it’s 8th year (wow has it really been that many years?!) and I am so excited to continue to be a part of this project! 

Pre-orders open on Sept 1st, 2014 at midnight US Pacific time. If you have never heard of this project, give it a gander at our website or visit us on Facebook and/or Twitter to get more behind the scenes look at how this Calendar is coming together.

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This piece was inspired by the wonderfully vibrant ceremonial dress of the people of Papua New Guinea! This fella is adorned with plumage of various birds of paradise native to the islands. It was such a pleasure to paint and figure out how to paint all these unique elements. I saved this piece along the way so will be posting a walkthrough down the line!

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.