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Posts tagged “fantasy

Little Diana of Themyscira WIP 2


A few hours work later… been loving working on this between morning (glorious Saturday) chores… have to go and do more chores, don’t want to leave this lovely, heart-warming painting, but look forward to getting back soon. This is, of course, gorgeous wee Diana, and her stunning mummy, the Queen of the Amazons… there are so many fabulous woman in this movie, I just love it to bits! The soundtrack for this painting has been the gorgeous album The Very Best of the Ronettes… glorious, chugging, soulful R&B/Rock & Roll (:



The Mage


The Mage WIP


My favourite character from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (:


Arya WIP2


This Little Chicken WIP


I fell in love with this little chicken from the moment she first appeared in Game of Thrones, and she is, by far, my favourite GOT character. I actually disliked Sansa for a while, till she showed some backbone against that repulsive monster she was married to, but I adored Arya from the start; intelligent, funny, clever, tough little warrior-girl, how could she not steal my heart?  I thought the whole season spent with the faceless man was kind of boring and vague, and it didn’t really explain how she became the awesome little ninja she is now, but, who cares, she is what she is, and its fabulous… like, who ever would have guessed she could kick the amazing Brienne’s ass!?

Anyway, I like to show these crappy rough first-passes, because I know the end result will be fabulous, and it’s always sooo much better than these first few minutes of work, almost unbelievably so. It took me years to learn to persevere past these initial stages… for most of my life, I’d get this far, then just quit, not knowing I had the skill to get where I wanted to go, if only I’d just kept working at it. Now I know (:



For several nights before the Sprite caught up with the bad humans, they were having scary dreams… in these dreams, something unstoppable, with burning eyes, was coming through the trees to devour them… she hadn’t caught them yet, but, even at that distance, she was in their heads (:



This is ‘Thorn’ (Black Thorn of the Blood Rose). Thorn is the child of a Human nun who was raped by a demon. Thorn is a demon with a soul, a good soul. She lives only to wipe out demons. The black thorns sticking through her armour grow out of her spine.