My studio unfucking! I lost track of how many 20/10s this took (as well as a trip to IKEA). I started with my desk just to gain some traction in this area. Even when the desk was clean there was a ton of junk piled to the side.

The other issues I had were things like my paints - a huge mess that I had to figure out a way to organize. I also, in theory, had a place for supplies but it was these really deep drawers made of corrugated plastic. They were hard to open and everything was just dumped in there.

That’s where the trip to IKEA came in. I swapped the old chest of drawers for these customizable stacking ones. They’re pretty awesome, you pick a drawer size you like and just stack them however you want. They said not to stack them more than three high but I’m a rebel like that (not really).

I used a small version for them to make colour-coded paint drawers for the paints, and larger ones for the rest of my supplies. I know exactly where everything is now! It’s amazing. Thanks UFYH and fellow UFYH folks for helping me tackle this slowly. It seemed too daunting before but now it’s going to be a much better place to work.

I’m probably going to spend some time unfucking those shelves too but for right now it’s functional and a lot better and that’s what matters.


I just wanted to draw some “not based on in-game character models” draenei after the April Fool’s fiasco. The top one ended up looking a bit like Millya but isn’t. Older lady draenei doesn’t have time for your bullshit. Asymmetrical horned draenei at the bottom is super happy because she just slaughtered her enemies on the battlefield. And random scruffy dude is just a bonus.

Free painted, no sketching. Watercolours awww yis.

I wanted to draw something for myself today, and also try out my new Copic markers (never used ‘em before). They don’t scan quite as dark as the ink I use for From Draenor With Love (alas) but they were very nice to work with!

I haven’t decided whether I will colour or do anything else to this yet. Anyway, this is Vidyala and Vosskah. I don’t know if I’ve ever drawn them together, so I just wanted to do a sweet father/daughter drawing, which in their case means he is trying to give her a noogie.

They spent so much time apart that at first they were tentative with each other but over the years they’ve realized they have many similarities. They are both very physical and so they roughhouse and Millya doesn’t understand it at all so she just rolls her eyes. You’d think it would bug Voss that his daughter is a Vindicator but it doesn’t, he’s so proud of her.

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(note this isn’t FDWL canon because Rades KILLED VOSS in FDWL canon, haha)


Male draenei drawing practice! Two warriors: Matthew Rossi’s grizzled veteran and Vosskah, who is younger but not exactly young. He just wasn’t that old on Argus.

I still want more practice, maybe next time more drawings and I’ll try to do them more quickly. Maybe Matt will forgive me for drawing his warrior running from a hunter pet the first time, haha. ;)

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I really wanted to do this art summary thing before it was too late to do so. Anyway, mostly I picked watercolour character art for this summary. I may do a From Draenor With Love one at some point.

This is mostly accurate in terms of the months but I had to fudge it a bit at the end because I did a ton of art between August-October for Blizzcon and since then I haven’t done a lot of painting.

Anyway, happy new year! Here’s to another year of improvement. :D