kaysha siemens

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[shameless repost for the weekday crowd]

#80SAESTHETIC YOI, COMPLETE WITH ROLLERSKATES (u know they would)

This was waaay too much fun, help how does anyone draw these two without just laying down on the floor and giving up from adorable overload, just this alone destroyed me

BONUS:

Yurio disapproves, he does not understand the appeal of this aesthetic (clearly the 90s are where it’s at), he’s ashamed and you should be ashamed, what the hell are you even wearing, god you’re so old

Woooo, finished~ :D  Oh Clint, what a special guy.  I love that I get to do stuff like this as commissions.

I won’t lie, I’m a little more proud of how this turned out than it probably actually merits, and I’ll doubtless see plenty of things to tweak (it’s done in copic, but photoshop is a magical thing ohyes) about three minutes after I post it, but hey, such is the way of tumblr. |D

I’ll have prints of this next weekend at Yama-con in Pigeon Forge, TN, and thereafter at other cons.  Let me know if anybody wants me to put it up on Etsy too~~

Probably hardly anyone will see this!  I always post at bad times of the day, whoops.

Anyway, as anyone who knows me might have predicted, I couldn’t resist drawing T’challa - I really like not-desired-but-not-shirked leader/king narratives, men who are allowed to cry and have compassion, and pretty pretty eyelashes, what can I say. I’m so glad I managed to finish this - scraping in juuuuuuust in time to get some prints of it made for Animazement this weekend.  Look for me there, at table C06!  I’ll post a proper announcement and map later. :D

Arha looked down at her with a dark steady gaze. She did not understand. She felt that she had never seen Penthe before, never looked at her and seen her, round and full of life and juice as one of her golden apples, beautiful to see.

- Ursula K. LeGuin, The Tombs of Atuan

My contribution to Ladies of Literature Vol. 2. Totally forgot that I’d never posted it here in full!  One of my very favorite scenes, from early on in the book.

I keep forgetting to post this!  It’s been finished for a while.  More oils practice, featuring Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler.  I loved how adorable baby!Kurt was in X-Men: Evolution, and definitely went with that sort of young vibe for him here, albeit in a different costume.  Mixin’ things up~~

10x14 inches.  Original is available if anyone is interested.

(Why is he swinging from a rope?  I was thinking of pirate Kurt from the comics, and ship rigging came to mind.  Just go with it, okay. XD)

Man I love it when I get PAID to draw stuff like this.  Seriously, this commissioner was awesome: she asked for ‘Thor and Loki hugging and meaning it, the sort of embrace you sag into with relief because you may not even realize until that moment just how badly you’ve needed it’.  Feel free to imagine my face and subsequent inability to say anything but YES.

It’s sappy and unrealistic and will probably never happen in canon, but hey, that’s what fanart is for.  Now excuse me while I go continue to have feels over these two jerks.

[copic with photoshop nitpickery]

My super late art for the Silmarillion secret santa!  Here is Galadriel for @lets-march-april-may - you mentioned you loved her intro in the book, and that got me thinking of her youth in Valinor, when her mother-name was Nerwen because she was just as tall and strong as her male playfellows, and tended to do the same not-traditionally-feminine things for fun.  And somewhere it’s mentioned that it was from Celeborn seeing her with her hair pulled up in a wreath around her head for said activities that he gave her the name Alatáriel (’maiden crowned with a radiant garland’, Galadriel in Sindarin), and she liked it so much she was like ‘Yeah cool I’ll just go by that from now on.’

So here you go, Galadriel having a grand time wrestling (or something, idk, how do I draw actiony things, help), and looking fabulous while doing it.  Watch out [insert your favorite annoying Fëanorion cousin], she’ll kick your butt.

(Col-erase pencils on paper, a bit of photoshop for lighting)

THOR!

I posted a hipster instagram teaser of him a while back, and he’s finally finished!

As with Loki: I’ve again used the same runes (Anglo-Saxon runes, which I know differ a little from the Elder Futhark, or Old Norse runes. It’s a deliberate choice.), and they read:

:: you must never give up :: you must finish what you have started :: you are my brother :: you come home ::

(Cobbled mostly from movie quotes, focusing on the aspect of mcu!Thor’s character that most makes me want to squish his face and hug him really hard: his unending belief and hope.)

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Glimmerwings

Oil on illustration board, 14x21 inches.

Finally posting one of the things that’s had me so quiet for so long – I’ve been interning with a well-known book cover artist (I’ll say more about that in another post, probably) since late spring, and this is the first major new thing I managed to get done under his instruction.  Not for an actual book, just meant to feel like it should be. :) Re-learning oils has been a big challenge and struggle, but worth it!