art-books

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This is a set of sketches and a story I did senior year of College for a small book I wanted to make as a personal project. It never came to completion but I have adapted the themes into a concept for a 2 part anthology I plan making someday in the future. I called it dissociation, which essentially means a disconnect between two things because I’ve always felt that my thoughts, actions, and emotions function in a lot of different pieces rather than one whole working mechanism.

this is tugtupite, my new gem bb

summary: Tugtupite has healing properties like a rose quartz, but unlike being limited to saliva or tears, he can heal with the simple touch of a hand and a few moments of focused meditation (the worse the damage, the longer the meditation process). Although unable to have too powerful of an effect to cause mental or emotional healing, the presence of a tugtupite almost has the effect of a minor aphrodisiac, causing comfort and a mild euphoria to anyone within range. They’re very enthusiastic and supportive gems and much like rose quartzes (or at least our rose) they value the love and kindness in the world and are drawn to it like a moth to a light. However during the gem war, many tugtupites were used as medical aid to fallen soldiers on earth. My tugtupite was one of the few to be abandoned during the homeworld retreat, but he did so willingly, choosing to stay behind and tend to those who could not flee on their own in an underground make shift gem hospital where they avoided corruption. (Also random fact, tugtupites have fluorescent speckles along their face and shoulders in darkness since tugtupite stones glow in UV light irl)