Fan Art Friday: Drizzt Do’Urden

Drizzt

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.

 

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Fan Art Friday: Queen Amidala

Amidala

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.

 

Fan Art Friday: Black Balloon

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

Fan Art Friday: Happy 4th of July!

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.