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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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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. 

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My Grandma let me use her watercolour paints and pencils, so I did this picture of some truffula trees from Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Not great, but it’s something different so I thought I’d share it.I think the yellow one’s the best.

My Grandma let me use her watercolour paints and pencils, so I did this picture of some truffula trees from Dr Seuss’s The Lorax. Not great, but it’s something different so I thought I’d share it.

I think the yellow one’s the best.

Here’s something I drewat my Grandma and Grandad’s house. My grandparents bought me a pencil crayon with a Russian doll decoration on the end and I wanted to test it out, so I drew Lucy in her snow gear. Then my sister lent me hers and I drew Annika in orange to match; for the setting contrast, I decided she was on Kebaka, the volcano moon. Also, my sister pointed out that Lucy is looking up and Annika is looking down, and asked if it was meant to be ~symbolic~. It can be if you want.

I haven’t posted any pictures from this story in a while. I guess I’ve been too busy writing it. Yeah, Opal was born on Aiyur. Her name actually reflects that; I’ve got a name patterny thing going on. Names ending in -l, usually with a vowel (e.g. Beatricel) but not in the case of older names (e.g. Yentl) are Aiyuran, whereas people from Padanna with have names ending in -a or -o depending on their gender (e.g. Ashma, Pedro). On Thrist, names ending in h are common (e.g. Hannah, Jesseth). Where Annika grew up, male names end in -k, -ko or -ku (e.g Samik, Touko, Torek) while female names end in -ka, -ki or -ke (e.g. Annika, Sayaka, Miki). -ku and -ke are generally less common. Any other name (e.g. Quinn, Adrienne) is probably a city name (although the two big cities, being central hubs, have picked up variations of all the naming traditions). So you can all probably make a guess at the origins of ‘Alana’, ‘Aryul’ and ‘Jonah’. I’ve put too much thought into this rubbish.

I haven’t posted any pictures from this story in a while. I guess I’ve been too busy writing it. Yeah, Opal was born on Aiyur. Her name actually reflects that; I’ve got a name patterny thing going on. Names ending in -l, usually with a vowel (e.g. Beatricel) but not in the case of older names (e.g. Yentl) are Aiyuran, whereas people from Padanna with have names ending in -a or -o depending on their gender (e.g. Ashma, Pedro). On Thrist, names ending in h are common (e.g. Hannah, Jesseth). Where Annika grew up, male names end in -k, -ko or -ku (e.g Samik, Touko, Torek) while female names end in -ka, -ki or -ke (e.g. Annika, Sayaka, Miki). -ku and -ke are generally less common. Any other name (e.g. Quinn, Adrienne) is probably a city name (although the two big cities, being central hubs, have picked up variations of all the naming traditions). So you can all probably make a guess at the origins of ‘Alana’, ‘Aryul’ and ‘Jonah’. I’ve put too much thought into this rubbish.

Funnily enough, all three of these pictures are of the same person; her name is Judy Arnold. They look different because the one on the top left is a child and the one at the bottom has a cooler outfit and l’Oreal hair.

Judy starts out as the annoying kid that nobody likes. She acts like she knows everything, she tells tales on everyone and she’s such a wannabe teacher’s pet that even the teacher doesn’t like her. See that badge? She made that herself. Her school doesn’t have a hall monitor. She appointed herself hall monitor so she had an excuse to lecture people in the corridor.

But luckily, she grew up to be… the annoying adult that nobody likes. Oh. Yes, still convinced she’s going places when really, she’s going nowhere. Still tells everyone off and sucks up to authority figures. At least she hasn’t appointed herself hall monitor again. Yet.

Anyway, she and her sort-of-friend, sort-of-enemy Lily fail to prevent the end of the world (Yeah, the end of the world! Didn’t see that coming, did you?), but before the world actually ends, they’re sent back in time to somehow fix what went wrong so their future selves will be more competent (And co-operate. A lot of the fail is caused by them arguing instead of getting anything done). The trouble is, they don’t know what it is they’re supposed to be fixing.

But clearly, they do manage to fix things somehow, since More Competent Judy is there on the right - though whether she’s actually improved enough to save the world or if she just looks cooler is to be discovered.

Not really gonna do anything with this story yet, but there might be a couple more drawings. Maybe of Lily. Oh yeah, and despite the fact it’s about the end of the world, it’s supposed to be quite a light-hearted story. That’s not to say horrible things won’t happen. It just means that if they do, they’ll probably be played for laughs.

Her last name was going to be Summer and Lily’s was going to be Winter, as shorthand for ‘check out these people who are opposites’, but then I scrapped it because it sounded kind of lame.

Just another thing with Annika and Opal. A lot of you can probably guess where the pose came from, but if you don’t know, this is inspired by the poster for Wicked. Which I still haven’t seen, to my immense disappointment :( I haven’t thought of a specific thing Opal is whispering to Annika. But Annika’s probably smiling because Opal wouid have to be standing on tiptoe for her mouth to be level with Annika’s ear.

Just another thing with Annika and Opal. A lot of you can probably guess where the pose came from, but if you don’t know, this is inspired by the poster for Wicked. Which I still haven’t seen, to my immense disappointment :(

 I haven’t thought of a specific thing Opal is whispering to Annika. But Annika’s probably smiling because Opal wouid have to be standing on tiptoe for her mouth to be level with Annika’s ear.

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I’m so invested in this story I’ll probably never finish that now there’s stories within the stories. Yeah, you heard me. These three characters are from an old story that the magi tell. (In case you’ve forgotten, the magi are those peeps in robes. Opal’s a mage, Annika’s a mage, Quinn’s a mage. Mage mage mage.) The magi tell this myth, but none of them believe that these people literally existed. They’re all there to represent something. The mother - the one in the middle holding the planet in her hands - represents life, nature and the natural magic of the universe and is pretty much True Neutral. Her children are twins and they represent good and evil. The reason they’re represented as twins and the children of ‘life’ is to symbolise the ability of life and nature to create both good and bad. The mother is holding the world (that’s planet Aerith - the small circles are its moons) and they each have one hand on it, representing the constant battle between good and evil. I tried to make the girl’s hand seem more like she’s trying to dig her nails into the world, while the boy rests his hand on it gently because good, evil, yada yada. This is all looking pretty black and white, and that’s what I intended. That’s how the magi think magic works. They must all be Sith lords XD They have other stories too, which I might mention later. I haven’t decided on the exact story of this myth yet, but it most likely involves the girl killing her father out of lust for power and drinking her mother’s blood to gain immortality. Her brother is unable to defeat her permanently but manages to hold her back, stop her from killing her mother also and prevent her from gaining too much power. As a result of what he does to stop his sister, the brother almost dies but his mother revives him and bestows immortality on him willingly. Because he was given his eternal life and did not steal it, he retains his sanity while his sister is driven mad as punishment for stealing life from her mother. Brother and sister are then locked in a constant struggle for eternity. This might change if I have a better idea.

I’m so invested in this story I’ll probably never finish that now there’s stories within the stories. Yeah, you heard me. These three characters are from an old story that the magi tell. (In case you’ve forgotten, the magi are those peeps in robes. Opal’s a mage, Annika’s a mage, Quinn’s a mage. Mage mage mage.)

The magi tell this myth, but none of them believe that these people literally existed. They’re all there to represent something. The mother - the one in the middle holding the planet in her hands - represents life, nature and the natural magic of the universe and is pretty much True Neutral. Her children are twins and they represent good and evil. The reason they’re represented as twins and the children of ‘life’ is to symbolise the ability of life and nature to create both good and bad. The mother is holding the world (that’s planet Aerith - the small circles are its moons) and they each have one hand on it, representing the constant battle between good and evil. I tried to make the girl’s hand seem more like she’s trying to dig her nails into the world, while the boy rests his hand on it gently because good, evil, yada yada.

This is all looking pretty black and white, and that’s what I intended. That’s how the magi think magic works. They must all be Sith lords XD They have other stories too, which I might mention later. I haven’t decided on the exact story of this myth yet, but it most likely involves the girl killing her father out of lust for power and drinking her mother’s blood to gain immortality. Her brother is unable to defeat her permanently but manages to hold her back, stop her from killing her mother also and prevent her from gaining too much power. As a result of what he does to stop his sister, the brother almost dies but his mother revives him and bestows immortality on him willingly. Because he was given his eternal life and did not steal it, he retains his sanity while his sister is driven mad as punishment for stealing life from her mother. Brother and sister are then locked in a constant struggle for eternity. This might change if I have a better idea.