Day 24: CHOP

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Fish Girl is contemplating chopping her hair short and trying out a new look. Squiddy doesn’t like it. The very thought makes him shiver. It’s all a bit too drastic for his taste, and it takes forever to grow back, but then again, he’s never been too fond of change.

What do you think?

Day 23: MUDDY

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The mud just appeared, he swears it on his long floppy ears. He has no idea how it happened. He absolutely was not jumping around in a mud puddle wearing those brand new shoes. Would that face lie to you?

It totally would.

Day 22: EXPENSIVE

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This was so much fun to make. I’m always one for fine patterns, and rendering the hair as well as the jewelry and zardosi work on the border of the sari were utterly delightful. In short, when I thought ‘expensive’, I thought fashion. Clothing, jewelry, really good makeup and hair care. Ye gods. So much fun to window shop, so painful to buy. And thus we have what started as a cover for Vogue, and ended up as something in between a photo ad for Acqua di Parma shampoo and a jewelry shoot. That necklace was intended to be the centerpiece. I like it anyways.

Anyhoo, the making is showing right here below! Check out my channel to see other makings. 🙂

 

Day 21: DRAIN

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This turned out more literal than I would have liked, but it is what sprang to mind when I thought ‘drained’. Falling asleep where I stand, dissolving into a puddle, wilting flowers, the key on my back gone stuck and rusting. Generally…drained.

I’m gonna go get some more coffee kaythanksbyeee.

 

Merch Merch Merch!

Guys. Guys. Guuuuuuuuuyyyyyssss.

I GOT A SHOP!

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I am now officially on Redbubble, and you can get plenty of merchandise based on the digital speed paintings I was putting up last month in my 31 Days of Speedpainting Challenge. There are art prints and tote bags and shirts and pouches and clocks and throw pillows and lots of other stuff, all based on select pieces.

So, just follow the link below here:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/soo-nathan?asc=u

and you can follow me there to get updated whenever I put up new stuff! I’ll also notify you here though, promise. 🙂

Day 20: BREAKABLE

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Everything is breakable (except Bruce Willis, which in retrospect, I notice as a wasted opportunity).

Glass, people. Mirrors, visions of ourselves. They splinter and crack. Pieces fall off. When they break, they change us and the way we see who we are. At the end, there is something new. Something different, perhaps something that wasn’t there before that we have to live with. Whether we like it or not, we carry it with us. It’s better than throwing the broken things away.

 

Day 19: SCORCHED

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They’re back, they’re back, they’re back, they’re back, they’re baaaaaccckkk!!!

I’d missed these two. Fish Girl and Squiddy had been my companions for most of Inktober 2016, and while I’d seen them on and off, along with two of the bunnies who usually travel with the Three Tailed Fox and Little Tree, I’d missed them. So since fall is properly rolled in and it’s creeping into negative temperatures where I live, they’re making s’mores!

As for the dragon, that one is mine. Evangeline usually does small deliveries from time to time, usually things like food or little gifts to friends, but he’s quite terrible at the job. Always gets distracted around sheep and orange soda, which is why it’s hell to send him over New Zealand. Ye gods. Anyhoo, he’s not particularly fond of the cold, so I’ve let him take a vacation. That boy never tells me where he flies off to (I usually get angry or bemused calls from stranger about the strange dragon in their backyard or perched atop their scarecrow). Turns out he’s been hanging out with friends and helping them make s’mores. I’m glad he’s having a good time.

I miss you, Evangeline. Come home soon.

The making can be watched here!