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Finished up as a gift for a good friend of mine, who (as of a week ago) is in process of re-imagining her life in beautiful, sunny Florida, closer and closer to beautiful, sunny Disney World. So everyone wish her good luck, and I hope this hangs in her new home soon, with love and good juju!

That said, I am SO glad I got to finish this. Many many thanks to my amazing wife for the rose paper in the background, that came together perfectly after a few fated snafu’s. And yes. The beard is canon. This is truth.

I just found this remake so inspiring. I hope that Disney keeps on the trajectory they’re on, things keep getting better and better.

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Getting back into the swing of things, commissions and trades-wise. Starting with this lovely for MustLoveFrogs at dA.

Her “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” work is just so much fun, especially her comics, and when she asked me to draw Babs Seed and Twist being all smooshy romantic, I was happy to oblige. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this pairing, and I don’t get to do as much fanart as I’d like, so yay for the opportunity ❀

Thanks again Frog, and please everybody, go check out her work!

(Also, happy early Valentine’s Day!)

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For my Minion-loving sister-in-law for the past holiday season and her birthday recently. It was originally just a lineart, but she asked me to finish it for the next gift-occasion, and now it lives in glory in this frame.

Gotta love these little guys, and unicorns in general.

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For some reason I’ve been having trouble getting back into the swing of things, art-wise, so I finished up this teeny sketch I did last summer.

OTP time is important too, anyway. And while I totally respect and am impressed by the openness of their relationship, the idea of these two beeeeeeee-yoooooteeful ladies someday getting hitched warms my hopelessly romantic heart.

Original is roughly 2 inches by 4 inches, btw.

So I’ve recently been introduced to (and positively inhaled) the Blythewood Series by Carol Goodman. It was wonderful, and though I’m technically done reading it and don’t have a lot of spare drawing time right now, I had to get some of the characters – and the feel of the fantastic world – down on paper. I have a feeling they’re going to be with me for some time, and I am very grateful and inspired.

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From top left, clockwise (hah) – Avaline Hall, Raven, a couple that may stand for any number of loves in the story, Helen van Beek, Nathan Beckwith, Daisy Moffat, and Featherbell. And throughout, the Shadows, of course.

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From left to right – Miss Lillian Corey and Miss Vionetta Sharp.

β€œBut how could I have even thought such a thing, when the only person I ever want to be with is you?”

If you’ve never heard of the series, seriously seriously go read it. It’s like Harry Potter, but with an all girls’ school and faeries!!!

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Characters Β© Carol Goodman. Fanart by me, of course.

So now that I’m getting back into the swing of working on things after Gnome and Fairy Fest, here’s a little teaser of what’s coming next!

I still need to be catching up on commissions again (almost done!) BUT on top of that is a project for the restaurant in the hotel I work at – Kilpatrick’s, the only Irish pub in Ithaca, which is participating in this year’s Wizarding Weekend.

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This mural decorates the dining room, evoking the Irish countryside. So of course, the head Chef and restaurant manager want to Hogwarts it up πŸ˜€ And I am fortunate enough that they asked me! (They’ve also got me doing a coloring page placemat design for the Kids’ Menu, with Irish faeries, but more on that at a later time.)

I’m going to be putting Hogwarts castle on the hill there, of course, and a dragon flying in the background too. Measurements and plans are done for both of those, as well as actual drawing progress on a certain Professor and his ill-fated (but rescued) companion:

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They’ll be standing in front of the cottage, of course.

More on this as I get more done! Hoping to be finished with the drawings by the end of the week. In the meantime, please check out the event’s website. Its quite literally magical fun πŸ™‚