This is… well, I’m not 100% sure on a name for it, but I’ve been calling it Yukeon, because “yuki” means snow, but I’m open to other name suggestions.
(Also don’t mind the bad shading lol)
The Frost Pokémon
Magic Guard: The Pokémon only takes damage from attacks.
Ice Body: The Pokémon gradually regains HP in a hailstorm.
Snow Warning: The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
The ribbon-like appendages present in Sylveon have morphed into a scarf-like structure on Yukeon. When it encounters a trainer in the wild, it will make them a scarf identical to its own as a gesture of kindness. The methods it uses to do this are unknown.
Its large, glassy eyes are unnerving to some, cute to others, but all find them entrancing. It uses its ability to hypnotize others to guide them to safety in dangerous climates, such as blizzards and icy mountains.
Okay, I just drew it at three a.m. so… It’s really messy. But I once thought that Jack and Tooth would be great airbenders (now that air is the element of freedom).
And then I created Jack’s story. He was at first a reckless airbender that died in some way trying to protect his little sister (nothing different here). And that’s when - for some reason I still didn’t figure out - he was kind of revived by a water force and became a water bender (with white hair and everything). He didn’t remember anything about his past life as an airbender and even though he can bend water, he still has a strange affinity with air, now that every time he gets into real trouble or has strong emotional moments (such as anger) the wind gets strong and “saves” him. Thus said I can sleep……. (Who am I kidding?)
“Five funny fairies, Fond of fairy-cakes
Flying far from fairyland, Foraging for food
Five fairies feasted, on flowers full of fat
Freesia, Fuchsia, Fairy-fluff, frosted with fig fudge
Five fat Fairies, full of fairy food
Floating back to fairyland, flying far from fast.” - Nick Bagnall
1768. A group of muggleborns sneaking into the prefects baths a couple of times a month with bags filled with bath bombs, bath melts and bubble bars from Lush. Pure-bloods get really jealous as they don’t know where the muggleborns keep getting these products from. Occasionally the 1st year and 2nd year muggleborns will be seen trading their Lush products with older students for sweets from Honeydukes and other products from Hogsmeade.
I have always enjoyed viewing a persons painting or artwork just before its finished or during its creation. Viewing it in this state is always a great reminder of what goes into creating a piece of artwork and that they do not just popup out of thin air.
Something I think a lot of people tend to forget these days when you can buy so much so cheaply, at least that what I think anyway.
These are a few of my paintings before and after shots
Once when I was at art college I had a teacher tell me they preferred the colour samples I do on the side of my paintings more that what I paint :/
There are plenty of Dreamworks movies out there that never got the recognition they deserved. Prince of Egypt. Megamind. But there’s one that (at least in my opinion) is absolutely criminally neglected.
Rise Of The Guardians.
No one I know thought much of this movie from the (very few) previews it got. An emo-kid looking Jack Frost? Bo-ring. OK maybe the Santa looks cool. But giant bipedal Easter Bunny? Ew.
But this movie is SO GOOD. And I don’t mean just because it’s funny. It’s actually NOT a comedy, which for animated Dreamworks films is something of a rarity these days. There’s humor, yes, but it’s not a central theme.
I can’t think of any other kids’ movie that deals with the traditional Western mythology figures (Santa, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, etc) the way ROTG does. They’re literal beings in the movie, yes, whose power is linked to childrens’ belief in them… but they are also concepts. The movie is very clear about that. Santa outright says he is “wonder”. The Easter Bunny is hope and new beginnings.
Jack Frost, the main character… he’s laughing in the face of fear. Specifically the fear of death in winter. Turning the cold, life-threatening ice and snow into something fun so that children can live without fear. I mean come on, that’s great!
On top of all that, these are just… great characters with wonderful backstories. Some are only hinted at - but oh my god, scratch the surface and it’s beautiful.
Not to mention the art is GORGEOUS. The details, the designs… everything about this movie is just rich with visual interest.
Back at “Bobbin, the Bold” I have been concentrating on the floating notions and adding a dash of magic to the gesture.
A couple of days ago I set down a base of sheer white “light” with Shiva Paintsticks. Being oil based, they needed 24 hours to dry. Today I added more highlights in metallic Tsukinenko inks and then ironed down my floating notions.
I knew I wanted Bobbin to be holding a ‘magic’ star (being a challenge quilt, one of this year’s requirements is a star block somewhere on the quilt), but I hadn’t settled on the design. After playing with several options this morning, I finally chose to do a fused 8 point star (also called a Lemoyne Star or a Lone Star) in an old standby fabric (silver Fairy Frost by Michael Miller).