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
A fun little sketch of Li Meiling from Cardcaptor Sakura enjoying the summer sun on the beach. You can see the outline of a beach blanket. I apparently did not finish her hands lol.
Another sketch from my high school notebook. I don’t know why these Chinese and Japanese characters from Cardcaptor Sakura are celebrating the US Independence Day, but hey, I gave them cute costumes. Li Syaoran is Uncle Sam, Sakura is the Statue of Liberty, and Meiling is doing acrobatics in a festive parade-watching outfit.
I hope you all here in the US have a great holiday weekend (if you’re really lucky this year it’s four days :)). Even if our country’s not perfect, we have a lot to be proud of and thankful for. We can celebrate and look forward to an even better future together.