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I haven’t drawn these people before. They aren’t my characters - they’re from Fistantdantalus's wonderful Chronicle of the Sages series. I would say 'read it, read it now' but it's not published yet, so you can't. Haha, I am one of the fortunate ones :)Left to right we have Talia Renn, Zerek Aleandria and Lorenzo, whose last name I’ve forgotten. Dammit. Anyway I’ve been wanting to draw these three for a while and I’ve finally got around to it :DThis is supposed to be the bit when Zerek is leaving town and Talia and Lorenzo remind him that they were going to leave town together. Jeez, Zerek, abandon them why don’t you?Something about Lorenzo’s face is bugging me but eventually I had to stop trying to fix things.

I haven’t drawn these people before. They aren’t my characters - they’re from Fistantdantalus's wonderful Chronicle of the Sages series. I would say 'read it, read it now' but it's not published yet, so you can't. Haha, I am one of the fortunate ones :)

Left to right we have Talia Renn, Zerek Aleandria and Lorenzo, whose last name I’ve forgotten. Dammit. Anyway I’ve been wanting to draw these three for a while and I’ve finally got around to it :D

This is supposed to be the bit when Zerek is leaving town and Talia and Lorenzo remind him that they were going to leave town together. Jeez, Zerek, abandon them why don’t you?

Something about Lorenzo’s face is bugging me but eventually I had to stop trying to fix things.

Because what this story clearly needed most was more minor characters with needlessly detailed backstories, I made some more people. One of them is here on the right, and her name’s Cynthia Peroni. Who would have guessed? I definitely did not steal the surname from a beer. No siree. The others are Princess Ashma - Pedro’s older sister - and Opal. You might notice some similarities between Cynthia and Opal (at least, if I’ve done my job right) and that’s because Cynthia is actually Opal’s older sister. They grew up apart because Opal was taken in by the magi at a young age. Cynthia doesn’t have any magic herself. Their father was from Padanna, but he moved to Aiyur where he met and married their mother. They fell out after the mother agreed to send Opal away to learn magic, which the father didn’t want to do, so he left and went back to Padanna. He and the mother never truly reconciled - they stayed civil, if cold, towards each other and Cynthia would fly out to Padanna to spend the school holidays with her father. Going back and forth between the two places, Cynthia grew up fluent in Padan and Aiyuran, as well as Aerith Standard, the language of the cities, which is taught as a compulsory second language on the moons. Since she had a knack for languages, she learnt a few more and began a career in translation and interpreting. Among the languages she learnt was sign language, and this got her a job interpreting for a deaf robotics expert, Rita Ditorro. After the job was over, Rita and Cynthia became friends and started working together designing translation robots. Cynthia then learnt to program - surprisingly well - and she and Rita became permanent partners. In more ways than one, actually; after working together for a few years, they eventually fell in love and got married.Cynthia had never been especially fond of space travel, but after losing her right arm in a spacecraft accident, she developed a fear of flying and never left Aiyur again. Luckily, Rita made her a robotic arm as a replacement, and Cynthia was left-handed anyway, so she didn’t suffer too much from it. The fear came less from the loss of the arm and more from the effect of the shock on her already nervous disposition.Opal is there to see her because Princess Ashma, who she has been protecting, has survived an assassination attempt by a robot which has been traced back to Cynthia and Rita’s company. She and Cynthia then realise they are related. It’s actually Cynthia and Rita that get Annika her robot arm.So yes, the main point is that I get too into random minor characters and everyone being related.

Because what this story clearly needed most was more minor characters with needlessly detailed backstories, I made some more people. One of them is here on the right, and her name’s Cynthia Peroni. Who would have guessed? I definitely did not steal the surname from a beer. No siree. The others are Princess Ashma - Pedro’s older sister - and Opal.

You might notice some similarities between Cynthia and Opal (at least, if I’ve done my job right) and that’s because Cynthia is actually Opal’s older sister. They grew up apart because Opal was taken in by the magi at a young age. Cynthia doesn’t have any magic herself. Their father was from Padanna, but he moved to Aiyur where he met and married their mother. They fell out after the mother agreed to send Opal away to learn magic, which the father didn’t want to do, so he left and went back to Padanna. He and the mother never truly reconciled - they stayed civil, if cold, towards each other and Cynthia would fly out to Padanna to spend the school holidays with her father.

Going back and forth between the two places, Cynthia grew up fluent in Padan and Aiyuran, as well as Aerith Standard, the language of the cities, which is taught as a compulsory second language on the moons. Since she had a knack for languages, she learnt a few more and began a career in translation and interpreting. Among the languages she learnt was sign language, and this got her a job interpreting for a deaf robotics expert, Rita Ditorro. After the job was over, Rita and Cynthia became friends and started working together designing translation robots. Cynthia then learnt to program - surprisingly well - and she and Rita became permanent partners. In more ways than one, actually; after working together for a few years, they eventually fell in love and got married.

Cynthia had never been especially fond of space travel, but after losing her right arm in a spacecraft accident, she developed a fear of flying and never left Aiyur again. Luckily, Rita made her a robotic arm as a replacement, and Cynthia was left-handed anyway, so she didn’t suffer too much from it. The fear came less from the loss of the arm and more from the effect of the shock on her already nervous disposition.

Opal is there to see her because Princess Ashma, who she has been protecting, has survived an assassination attempt by a robot which has been traced back to Cynthia and Rita’s company. She and Cynthia then realise they are related. It’s actually Cynthia and Rita that get Annika her robot arm.

So yes, the main point is that I get too into random minor characters and everyone being related.

A picture I drew of Annika and Pedro while listening to As Long As You’re Mine from Wicked. Great song. Terrific song.I just thought it fitted them quite well.Kiss me too fiercely, hold me too tight I need help believing you’re with me tonight. My wildest dreamings could not foresee Lying beside you with you wanting me Just for this moment As long as you’re mine I’ve lost all resistance And crossed some borderline And if it turns out It’s over too fast I’ll make every last moment last As long as you’re mine Maybe I’m brainless, maybe I’m wise But you’ve got me seeing through different eyes Somehow I’ve fallen under your spell And somehow I’m feeling it’s up that I fell Every moment As long as you’re mine I’ll wake up my body And make up for lost time Say there’s no future For us as a pair And though I may know I don’t care Just for this moment As long as you’re mine Come be how you want to And see how bright we shine Borrow the moonlight Until it is through And know I’ll be here holding you As long as you’re mine

A picture I drew of Annika and Pedro while listening to As Long As You’re Mine from Wicked. Great song. Terrific song.

I just thought it fitted them quite well.

Kiss me too fiercely, hold me too tight
I need help believing you’re with me tonight.
My wildest dreamings could not foresee
Lying beside you with you wanting me

Just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ve lost all resistance
And crossed some borderline
And if it turns out
It’s over too fast
I’ll make every last moment last
As long as you’re mine

Maybe I’m brainless, maybe I’m wise
But you’ve got me seeing through different eyes
Somehow I’ve fallen under your spell
And somehow I’m feeling it’s up that I fell

Every moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ll wake up my body
And make up for lost time
Say there’s no future
For us as a pair
And though I may know
I don’t care

Just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
Come be how you want to
And see how bright we shine
Borrow the moonlight
Until it is through
And know I’ll be here holding you
As long as you’re mine

Remember Judy? I’ve changed her design slightly - now she has curly hair, which she hates because her mother always told her it was untidy. That’s why she always wears it in a plait, even to sleep. Except in the bottom left picture, but the Judy in that picture has given up caring what her parents think because they’re never going to be satisfied and her hair is fabulous.

Top left, Judy is eating sushi. Or… not eating sushi because what the fuck is this weird ass food even supposed to be? Yeah, she’s not a fan of sushi. Top middle is just a kid picture. Top right, Judy’s got bad exam panic. She always freaks out. And that’s my invention of an armband pen-holder. In-universe it’s Judy’s invention, and, like Emmet’s double-decker couch in The Lego Movie, everyone thinks it’s a stupid, pointless invention. Then bottom left is a quote from the Megamind trailer. Never actually seen the movie (Is it good?) but it sounded like something this version of Judy would say. Also the dress is supposed to be sparkly. Then bottom right is Judy yelling at Lily for being messy. True, Lily does leave mess everywhere - usually hot sauce, which she puts on all her food - but Judy is also super picky. I was going to make a whole comic strip about this argument because the amount of hot sauce on the paper is tiny and Judy’s only written a couple of sentences. What a drama queen.

I can’t really say Annika’s got a new outfit, because she’s wearing the same damn clothes underneath. And it’s brown. She only ever wants dark coloured clothes -_- Anyway, it’s meant to be big and baggy because she wears it during to first few months of her pregnancy to hide it from people.

I can’t really say Annika’s got a new outfit, because she’s wearing the same damn clothes underneath. And it’s brown. She only ever wants dark coloured clothes -_- Anyway, it’s meant to be big and baggy because she wears it during to first few months of her pregnancy to hide it from people.

Pedro gets yet another new outfit because I was bored on holiday and my sister suggested I design him some more clothes. So here.

Pedro gets yet another new outfit because I was bored on holiday and my sister suggested I design him some more clothes. So here.

Here’s Annika and Pedro just when Annika has just ‘disappeared’ to hide the fact that she is expecting teh babbus. She and Pedro are worried they aren’t going to pull this off. But they’ll be fine. Juuuuust fine. Ha. Ha ha.My sister captioned this picture:"Pedro, did you just change outfits again?”"It’s fashion. You wouldn’t understand.”And that became Pedro’s catchphrase. It’ll end up being a thing like Opal and forks.

Here’s Annika and Pedro just when Annika has just ‘disappeared’ to hide the fact that she is expecting teh babbus. She and Pedro are worried they aren’t going to pull this off. But they’ll be fine. Juuuuust fine. Ha. Ha ha.

My sister captioned this picture:
"Pedro, did you just change outfits again?”
"It’s fashion. You wouldn’t understand.”
And that became Pedro’s catchphrase. It’ll end up being a thing like Opal and forks.

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squiddleprincess:

Improving on some old art. The crappy pictures are from Easter 2010, and the new versions were drawn today.

Does this count as ‘Throwback Thursday’? Whatever.

The characters are old OCs called Ava (the one with long black hair) Carline (the one with the ponytail) Callista (the other blonde one) and Marta (the short-haired one).

Reblogging here because it’s my art :)

Remember Quinn? Opal’s teacher/mentor? Well, here she is as a student, something that nobody asked for or needed. I don’t care. I drew her anyway. Quinn was always a big-picture, think outside the box sort of person. She tended to view many mage rules and traditions more as guidelines; she didn’t make a habit of breaking them like certain other people I could mention *cough Annika cough*, but she was always finding ways to bend and work around them. Quinn always encouraged Opal, who was slightly more traditional in her outlook, not to let the customs of the past dictate her view of the present. They had a good relationship, though they weren’t without their disagreements.

Remember Quinn? Opal’s teacher/mentor? Well, here she is as a student, something that nobody asked for or needed. I don’t care. I drew her anyway. Quinn was always a big-picture, think outside the box sort of person. She tended to view many mage rules and traditions more as guidelines; she didn’t make a habit of breaking them like certain other people I could mention *cough Annika cough*, but she was always finding ways to bend and work around them. Quinn always encouraged Opal, who was slightly more traditional in her outlook, not to let the customs of the past dictate her view of the present. They had a good relationship, though they weren’t without their disagreements.

Recently I’ve drawn more of the older characters, so I thought I’d give the second generation characters some time in the spotlight. Top left, Hannah is wondering why she always gets roped into stupid ideas with crazy people.Then there’s Lucy quoting a line from a sitcom I can’t remember the name of. Just to clarify that an omission is, in fact, a lie. Lucy is tired of your bullshit. At the bottom we have Lucy and Lee. She’s injured, but recovering, and he’s just being a teasing brother.