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“Cause I don’t know how it gets better than this. You take my hand and drag me head first, Fearless. And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress, Fearless."  - "Fearless” by Taylor Swift

IT’S DONE IT’S DONE IT’S DONE. I’m so happy with it, but I’m so insanely tired right now. Over 20 hours in two days. But I think they both turned out well, especially Zuko. Hopefully I’ll be able to make this into a print soon. Thanks for all your input guys, I really appreciate it. And now it’s BEDTIME.

BTW- I really think adorkable Zuko is well, adorable. I can only imagine what’s going through his head right now. (And someone should totally write a fic about this. I’d adore you.) ZUTARA FOREVER!

The water was sparkling, the moon was full, and he was more than a little bit nervous. After releasing the small paper lanterns into the water, Zuko sat and waited in the dark.

But he didn’t have to wait long.

She rose from the water in a patch of moonlight, the glow catching her silver scales. And he realized he’d never seen anything more beautiful than Katara, the girl with the ocean in her eyes and a smile that took his breath away.

PLEASE VIEW THE HIGH-REZ VERSION! :)

I’m so beyond happy with this! I went all out on the background, I hope you guys like it~

And I’m also turning this in to a 11x17 inch poster print - it’s available for preorder on my StorEnvy account in anyone is interested. (And if you preorder you get a free Zutara bookmark~)

Title inspired by Taylor Swift’s song, “Enchanted”.

“All we are is skin and bones - trained to get along. Forever going with the flow…but you’re friction.” - Taylor Swift’s “Treacherous”

Tasertricks for EVERYONE! :)

Can I just say that these two were more fun to draw than I had originally planned? So instead of a sketch you got lines…that I will probably color…eventually? I fully blame this on all the Darcy/Loki fics I’ve been reading lately. SO ADDICTIVE.

Loki might be God of Mischief, but he’s never met anyone quite like the Queen of Tasers. The world may not yet be ready.

“This hope is treacherous, this daydream is dangerous. This hope is treacherous, I-I-I like it. ” - ‘Treacherous’ by Taylor Swift

You can tell by Loki’s smirk he’s up to no good. Or maybe Darcy’s up to no good, and he’s a bit proud? Either way, I ship these two so hard it’s not even funny <3 The God of Mischief is backing up his Queen of Tasers!

My first Loki/Darcy pic, and I have to say - I am beyond pleased with this! I drew the lineart a while ago ok wow January lol and just got around to coloring it. I decided I really wanted to color this in a semi art nouveau style! I’m a HUGE Mucha fan, and wanted to give a go at it. It was a bit daunting, but I think I managed a nice blend of both it and my own style~

I have prints of this up for sale in my Etsy and Storenvy stores, and will have it up on Society 6 tomorrow! (And if you remember my previous post - there’s a sale for a limited time on my Society 6, read and check it out!)

Hope you enjoy it! Night all <3

ZUTARA LINEART IS DONE. I hope Katara’s clothes are believable. Both are supposed to be around 20ish, so I figured she’d need something more age appropriate? Zuko’s firelord outfit was altered a little bit again, added a few more details and swirlies, and ended up scrapping the cape. I don’t particularly like the topnot look, so thus his hair remains down :)

BUT - I did incorporate his crown in to the HAND DRAWN UMBRELLA. Pretty nifty and fire-nationy. I was going to cover it in turtleducks, because howfuckingadorable would that be, but I don’t think it’d do well for the Firelord to walk around with small animals on his umbrella. I want Katara’s boots.

Let’s see if I can get this colored tonight? And if I’ll hate myself in the morning for going so detailed.

“I need a man who’ll take a chance, on a love that burns hot enough to last. So when the night falls , my lonely heart calls.” - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston

It looks like Mermaid!Katara found a piece of Fire Nation clothing floating about and decided to keep it. And as she’s taken an interest in a certain exiled prince, I can only imagine who it belonged to…<3

Had way to much fun with the tail. I gave her a blue on silver koi pattern, I thought it suited her. I actually like the background too. Sketch in pencil, color in openCanvas took about 4 hours.

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“Look at me, and tell me what you want is what you see. And hold me close, and make it feel like you won’t ever let me go. Yeah give me some kind of sign, to show me that you feel the same way that I feel inside.” - “Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me” by Chris Cagle

I had a couple free minutes in between commissions and sticker orders, so I thought I would do a mermaid!Zutara doodle…and it almost turned in to a full out drawing. Almost. Posting all three versions because I like them all, but I think the second is the best?

Zuko should know by now you can’t tell a mermaid you got her something and not expect her to be just a little curious. She just wants a better look, haha <3

This is dedicated to  bulletproofteacup and beanaroony, because they always keep me inspired by their Zutara goodness on my dash and I totally wish I had a fraction of their awesomeness~

And in the spirit of giving and receiving and being thankful with your loved ones, Happy Holidays everyone!!! :)

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They’ve finally passed the testing stages! Ladies and gents, I do believe we have shipping keychains :)

You can buy them on my StoreEnvy account here –> LINK

We have Draco and Hermione (Harry Potter), Korra and Mako (ATLA: Legend of Korra), Zuko and Katara (ATLA: The Last Airbender), Orihime and Ulquiorra (Bleach), and Fionna and Marshall Lee (Adventure Time). Making the Dramione, Makorra, Zutara, Ulquihime, and Fiolee ships! MWAHAHAHA.

Keychains are $5 each, and come with their own cellphone strap with a lobster clasp. If you buy 2 or more, you get a free heart charm for each one~

I had a blast with these, so GET TO SHIPPING <3

When she beckoned to him with a grin, he glanced over both shoulders. Then he hiked a thumb at himself with his cleft chin proudly raised. And Carrow thought, I think I just fell into like with him.

Ok ok, it’s finally done! And I’m so happy with how it turned out! Gya! It looks better in high-rez view!

This is Carrow Graie and Malkom Slaine from Kresley Cole’s “Demon in the Dark”, part of the Immortals After Dark (IAD) series. And it’s my absolute favorite series ever. And if someone made me pick my favorite book in the series, I might pick this one. …at least I think I would. Truly? I love them all and it’s so hard to choose just one because they’re all fantastic.

And I just adore Malkom and Carrow! I decided to have them portal hopping between Earth and Oblivion. I hope I got Oblivion right. Thank you, Lanthe, for your portal making goodness~

Hope you guys enjoy! <3

Lineart - here

WHY AM I UP DRAWING AT 6AM.

A SessKag sketch I’ve had in my head for a while now. Lots of things to fix, but I’m liking where it’s going. Hopefully I’ll get to ink it soon, eh? I’m still torn between leaving Sesshomaru in a mens kimono or putting him back in his normal attire and armor *sigh*

There is a song behind this one, if you want hear the inspiration for it (and where it’s going). Sorry for the photo quality, my phone is grumpy.

(BTW- I blame youkaiyume for my SessKag addiction - her beautiful art got me addicted to them long, long ago. You should go check her art out <3)

You know those times when inspiration just hits? Yeah, this was one of those. I’m just sitting there, minding my own business and packing up boxes, and then this happened.

I guess I felt like drawing Prince Zuko? A more realistic version, I ‘spose.

I hate how much better my sketches turn out than my time-consuming drawings.

Sorry if the scan isn’t good, my scanner is already packed so I had to use the one in my printer/scanner thing.

“Enervate is a spell that is used to restore a person to consciousness especially if he/she has been stunned.”

OMFG. DONE. IT’S DONE. I DREW FOR 12 AND A HALF HOURS STRAIGHT TO FINISH THIS. I’m exhausted, but it was so worth it. I think this is the best piece I’ve done to date! And featuring Dramione, of course <3 Please full view in high-rez.

I’ve been considering making this a poster, and I think I will with how well this turned out. Stay tuned for more info on that if you’re interested ;) But for now…bed time. I’ll post this on dA tomorrow. Night shippers <3

THIS IS NOW FOR SALE! Check out my Store Envy page and buy it before the pre-order runs out! Plus, with pre-ordering you get a free Dramione bookmark~

Well…it’s getting there :3

After I started coloring this, I came to the realization that I haven’t got a single clue how to draw/color underwater scenes. Like, at all. Not even a little bit. And I can’t seem to find any tutorials on it. So uh, this is going to be interesting? *nervous laughter*

Heart shaped bubble? On purpose? Perhaps. ;)

Why Granger? See something you like? lulz

I really…have no idea where this came from. I suppose I can blame the Draco and Hermione here on Tumblr? When Hermione first started the deal of working for Draco, one of the very first days she ran into him in only a towel after a shower. She was upset, and he mentioned she blushed very badly.

BTW, I suck at dialog. If you think you can come up with something better, here’s the wordless version ;) http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/Tae-/dramione2dn.png Let me see what you guys can come up with!

Draco and Hermione, on their first date~~~

At least how it looked like in my head ;)

When I asked how I should draw the lovely couple next, ConfessionsofaSlytherin suggested their first date! Which again, for those of you who follow Draco and Hermione’s tumblr, just happened a few days ago. Thanks for the idea!

So, what’s going on here? I think Draco said something witty, and whilst laughing about it, Hermione tries to suppress a smile. She doesn’t want to encourage him, you know.

This one took a little bit longer…30-40 minutes maybe? Enjoy? I totally did it at work - It kinda got crinkled on the way home in my bag though…

Just a gift for Hermione and Draco here on tumblr, following recent events.

They’re TOO CUTE, aren’t they?! :)

Yes, I know she could easily fix his bruise with her wand. But I think it’d be cute if she doctored him first, the muggle way, you know? Maybe it’s just me…

Sketched in pencil…uh…maybe 20 minutes?