singer's delight


I really wanted to try doing a more realistic portrait again so I used my beloved DnD character, Marf the Monk. 

TONS of new experimenting in one drawing! Especially coloring, brush use, and lighting. I’m really hype because I finally got the “colorizing a black and white painting” to work out and while the grayscale may have taken ~10 hours to shade, it only took about one hour to color! I’m definitely going to practice this method some more because I’d love to be able to offer examples of this style for commissions.


The scene in the train station where a young boy smiles at Cyclops and he smiles back was unplanned. The boy was a huge X-Men fan, and Cyclops was his favorite. The scene originally called for Cyclops to look at the train schedule, but according to Bryan Singer the boy could not stop smiling at James Marsden. Finally, during one shot, Marsden just looked back at him and smiled, much to the boy’s delight. Bryan Singer liked the idea so much, he kept it in the film

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Ariana Grande to sing at One Love with Manchester schoolchildren, including survivors of the attack

Ariana Grande, who is returning to Manchester this weekend to headline a benefit concert in aid of the victims of last week’s terrorist attack, has personally selected a group of local school children to sing alongside her on stage at the event.

Twenty-four pupils from Parrs Wood High School, who recorded a version of Grande’s My Everything last week to raise funds for the victims, will perform with the star on Sunday evening at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground.

Their teacher and musical director, Daniel McDwyer, has said he is “delighted” his singers will be involved. To continue reading the story from The Telegraph:

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😥 But Natasha Self will be a ⭐️ some day.

The most esteemed citizen of Laair Station

This song concerns
A drastic reversal of fortunes
In which the singer became
The most esteemed citizen of Laair Station

The singer was born to a lesser house
And prepared herself for the Aptitudes
In just and proper fashion
But two uncivilised people
Disrupting the proper running of the community
Provoked her to uncivil behaviour
Her mother was concerned
And advised her to seek a new assignment.

The singer thought this was unnecessary
But her mother kissed her
And made gifts of tea and soft cakes
To pay for her reassignment
So she deferred to her mother’s wishes

The singer was delighted to find herself
On a ship sipping tea from a delicate rose glass bowl
She speculated that the conditions of her reassignment
Might be beneficial after all.

But she feared the strict and demanding etiquette
Of the prestigious houses
Would be stifling and oppressive
So she awaited her arrival
With trepidation

As she departed the transport
An ancillary approached her and spoke her name
She hurried away anxiously to the shuttle bay

A shuttle was arriving from the station
Decorated in a jovial way
That was familiar to the singer
So it was with a sense of relief
That she boarded

Alighting at the station,
She thanked the transport pilot with a bow,
And surveyed her new domain of responsibility
The journey had been long
Yet now the singer had arrived
To assume her just position

(collaboration with @syntheticmodularity)