Sabbat Sketches – Mabon (Persephone)

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Blessed Mabon everyone 🍂

In my practice, this is when Persephone heads back to the Underworld – not fully in Her power as Queen there, yet, but beginning Her descent and Her reunion with Hades.

Life is a part of Her, the rebirth and the green, but so is the harvest and the falling leaves. The oncoming cold and the care of lost, broken souls. She must miss that part of Herself.

May Her reclaiming of that role be smooth and welcome, may Her Bountiful Mother let Her go with acceptance, if not understanding.

And may Their love be strong as ever, and be our reminder to take care of each other.

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SVE2018, Meditation Practice

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I was lucky enough to get to sign up for the Scarlet Vision Exchange this year, and this is my gift for artemisgeria on Tumblr. One of her prompts was Wanda and Vision interacting with Doctor Strange, MCU-verse, and I was immediately inspired to do something about Wanda’s mystical training (I so very hope they go this route in future movies. You know, once they fix the Snap damage. Hint hint nudge nudge Marvel). 
So here’s Strange, visiting the Avengers Compound to train Wanda in the arts, specifically meditation for focusing her powers. Vision tags along out of curiosity, and thus our witch finds herself distracted. I imagine Strange banned Vision from participating after this ❤    
Thank you again, Carrie, for the opportunity to draw this scene! I’ve drawn Wanda and Vision before, but getting them specifically MCU-accurate was very fun, and getting to draw Doctor Strange was a very welcome challenge. Really really hope you love it!

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Sunday Gnomedays 8-26-18

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🎶 All you need is Love 💗 All you need is Love 💗All you need is Love 💗 Love is all you need 🎶💗🎶  – The Beatles (of course)

Happy Sunday Gnomedays everyone. Be kind to yourselves today, okay?

(Featuring Tock the Gnome. She is a sneaky person who sneaks herself into things even when I don’t intend her to.)

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Fanart Friday – ‘My Ocean, My Sky’

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Happy Fanart Friday! Have some Haruka x Michiru schmoop (this page in my sketchbook has some complimenting Korrasami on it too, but they’re not done yet, sooooooo posting this anyway).

Outfits specifically from some bonus/promotional art of them from the 90’s anime – 🌟if you know which one, show me by messaging it to me and I will give you a fan-appreciation 30% off discount code for my shop! 🌟

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Sunday Gnomedays 7-15-18

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Something unexpected this week – I actually had two other ideas in mind (Tock with her Goddess Carwen from “Tock the Gnome,” or more Gnomish Persephone love with Hades maaaaaaybe) but this ended up demanding finishing instead.

So. “Beren the Gnome.”

A little while ago I treated myself to a copy of “Beren & Luthien.” Lord of the Rings is one of my fandom passions, and I wanted to see how the amazing Alan Lee set about illustrating this delicious tale, and I must say I fell in love with it upon the first telling (there’s several different versions/evolutions of it in the book, and I love the first one so much that I haven’t even gotten through all of them yet).

Most importantly. And even though I know this is not what the great Tolkein meant …….originally, Beren’s people were Gnomes.

(That sound you hear is me shrieking in delight, still resonating from when I first read it months ago.)

Again, I know that was not the intention. In that first telling, he seems to have meant an Elf-like race of intelligence and wisdom, from “gnosis” …..but how could I have read that and NOT run with it?

So here’s Beren, the Gnome, and Luthien (who herself is quickly becoming my favorite LotR lady), with his “hat” above them (the story didn’t specifically mention these Gnomes wearing hats, but still) and the Silmaril that he is sent to steal for Luthien’s hand. The pawprints around them reference the hound Huan, who sheltered and aided them much.

I hope to draw more of them soon – I know, I know, but I am ~*absolutely*~ headcanoning Beren’s Gnomishness 😀 – but in the meantime I do highly recommend checking the book out. Tolkein’s world building is always inspiring.

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Sketch – ScarletVision nose kiss

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(Creative title is creative.)

As I mentioned yesterday, I’d had a lot of trouble getting drawing again after the push of show prep and actually doing the festival itself. I did get working on the Tock WIP I posted, eventually, but what really got me drawing again is this.

Moral of the story: When in art-block, start drawing your OTP.

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