[ORIGINAL WORKS | UPDATES] I Finally Started Drawing an Actual Background (and Two Character Designs!)

So, I finally did some artwork today.

I was trying to do some work last week, but I got the sense to take the rest of the week off and that I would be doing my work later this week instead. Today (well, July 29th) was that day.

At the time of writing this, I didn’t really do too much. Only artwork and now this Ramble.

The first piece I worked on was Kelly in what I call her “Mythical Princess” form. I’ve had the piece in my head for a few days now – Kelly sitting at a table, surrounded by willow trees, drinking tea, and having it all happen on top of water.

Yes, on top of water.

I don’t know why.

I more or less drew what I saw, although Kelly’s tea-drinking changed to her reading a book (because she’s not a tea-drinker) and practicing magic. Other than that, it’s pretty much as close to what I saw in my head as I can possibly get it.

I was going to color it, but I decided against it for today only. I hit a good stopping point, I didn’t want to get bored, and I figured the video I recorded was looooong (it is! Almost 3 hours!).

I didn’t really want to write my stories today (yet), so I decided to go ahead and finally draw Prince Atrum and his right-hand man, Severin, when they’re about 14~15 years old (although their designs are probably more or less the same even until around when they’re 17 years old).

For Super Advanced Trainees, you can go read the in-progress first draft over on Stories now for Severin’s story. For everyone else, you’ll just have to wait for the full unedited first draft to be released.

One of the things that has been bothering me for weeks has been wanting to draw Prince Atrum and Severin, but not having their designs done. And that sucked. I just want to draw them, even during their teens, dang it! It makes sense too why I want to draw them – they’re in a story I’m currently writing.

I am, for the most part, satisfied with both of their designs.

I feel like I need to tweak Severin just a tiny bit because he’s missing his allure a bit to me at the moment, but other than that…he’s good.

Honestly, if I wasn’t so sleepy right now (my sleep schedule is off right now because I’ve been in full-blown night owl mode and then I went to a job interview this week), I probably would start drawing some Prince Atrum and Severin pieces.

I guess that’s what tomorrow is for.

Okay, so this is off-topic, but I wanted to address this since this post is just being posted live without having it be available to those who want early access.

I am still deciding everything that is and isn’t going to be early access or exclusive content.

I think maybe brief updates like these might end up public just because they let you know exactly what I worked on, if anything, even if I don’t go into details.

If you are upset by this, I really don’t blame you! Although, maybe by the time you read this, I will have already figured out what the heck I am doing. (It’s July 2022 as I’m writing this, for reference – what month and year is it for you?).

Thank you for your understanding!

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