More Cardcaptor Sakura fan art from my high school sketchbook!
The Fly card is one of my favorites, and it’s one that Sakura uses often, too. I loved that it gave the staff wings, and later the Sakura Card version gives Sakura herself wings in a beautiful two-page spread.
Gosh, I just love her expression in this one. I’m not sure what happened that she is hanging off of the Fly staff, but I suspect one of her friends is in trouble down below. Kero’s expression is cracking me up, too.
In the very bottom corner you can see I signed it “Mei-Mei.” I’ve been going by this pen name for at least half my life now! 😀
I hesitate to actually call this fan art, because it’s an original drawing and not actually fan art. But all my sketches have gone under this series heading, so I guess this one can too. 😉
In any case, I hope you all are getting into the spirit of the season!
Kiri and I will be back soon with our Star Wars coloring book. In the meantime, have a picture of the most famous dark elf ever.
In college I went through a summer where I read every Forgotten Realms book by R.A. Salvatore featuring his most famous creation, the drow Drizzt Do’Urden. I blame my husband for getting me hooked (he lent me all of them). You can clearly tell this is Drizzt because he is dual-wielding scimitars.
I haven’t kept up with the Drizzt books from the past 10 years or so, though Salvatore is still writing about him. I kind of lost interest after a dozen plus novels. But Drizzt still has a special place in my heart.
Kiri and I are postponing our coloring book pictures this month, so I’m bringing you an original drawing. Just as with Cardcaptor Sakura, I enjoyed drawing Queen Amidala because I could invent elaborate outfits for her. This one seems a bit medieval-inspired. The writing says “Queen Amidala” in Japanese katakana, though I made a small mistake in “queen.” The date is 2006, when I was at university. I was beginning to study Japanese and probably practicing the characters I was learning.
I discovered the Goo Goo Dolls after their hit song “Iris,” and was fairly obsessed with them in high school. They are still among my favorite bands.
I also enjoyed writing “song fics” where I took song lyrics and made fan fiction (or original stories) with them. This is what I would call a “song sketch,” where I took the opening lyrics from the Goo Goo Dolls’ song “Black Balloon” and drew an image. I don’t think there’s a story that goes with it, it’s just an impression I had based on the feeling from the song. I was also practicing perspective obviously lol.
Baby’s black balloon makes her fly