Best of

🇩🇪 Das neue Jahr ist natürlich wieder voll Karacho in die erste Arbeitswoche nach den Feiertagen gestartet. Dies bedeutet, ich sitze zwar bereits wieder an neuen Zeichnungen dran, habe diese aber noch nicht vollendet.

Das ist aber insofern von Vorteil, als dass es mir die Gelegenheit gab, den Jahresrückblick 2021 nun endgültig abzuschließen. Denn eine Collage fehlte noch: Die Best of 2021.

Wie auch in 2020 findet ihr hier meine persönlichen Favoriten über alle Themen verteilt. Die meisten davon habe ihr bereits in den anderen Rückblicken gesehen, folgt ihr zu der oben genannten Seite, erwartet euch jedoch auch dieses Jahr ein etwas tieferer Einblick zu den jeweiligen Bildern.

Hier gehe ich nicht nur darauf ein, was auf den verschiedenen Bildern zu sehen ist, sondern ebenso auf deren Entstehunsgeschichte, besondere Herausforderungen beim Zeichnen, sowie kleinere Geheimnisse und Eastereggs, die sich im Bild wiederfinden und die ihr vielleicht noch gar nicht entdeckt habt. Da sich außerdem ein guter Teil Fanart unter den Bildern befindet, solltet ihr jedoch mit Spoilern zu The Owl House, Amphibia und Arcane rechnen:

🇬🇧 Of course, the new year has started full speed into the first working week after the holidays. This meaning that I’m already working on new paintings, but I haven’t finished them yet.

Still, this is an advantage insofar as it gave me the opportunity to finally conclude the recap 2021, one collage still missing: The Best of 2021.

As in 2020, here you will find my personal favorites across all subjects. Most of them you have already seen in the other recaps, but if you follow above-mentioned link, you will get a deeper insight into the respective paintings.

I’m not only going to explain what can be seen in the various paintings, but I also will talk about their creation process, challenges in drawing them and small secrets and eastereggs that you may not have discovered yet. As there is also a good deal of fanart among the paintings, you should beware of spoilers about The Owl House, Amphibia and Arcane:

  • Digital Painting, Comic style: Two young woman, Crissy Faith (short purple hair, big round glasses) and Potato Delta (long brownish red hair) in Crissy's flat in pajamas on a couch which has been transformed into a bed, sitting on rose, and brown blankets and cushions, Potato holding a glass, Crissy looking sideways down, pressing her stuffed water bear towards her belly, blushing, bowles and bottles around them, pizza boxes on the floor, a table with more bowles, an aquarium, a slate, a notebook, light bubls hanging from the ceiling; huge, wide windows in the background, the scenery showing zeppelins, clouds and a huge building with a blue glowing clock tower in front of a night sky
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight, character of the tv show The owl house, purple, hair, black dress, red trousers, seen from the front, a medallion with a descending moon's sickle, holding her staff in the air. She is wearing a round bottle at her belt. On her right side ist floating the form of a sword, purple striped and glowing, lilewise a form of a shield on her left side. Staff and Amity also are glowing. A darker shadow and sparkles hint the way from the bottle to the sword and the shield. The background is of tones from green and dark green
  • Digital Painting, a collaboration project in comic/anime style: The Arcryla City OCs Potato Delta, Conway, Crissy and Paula on the dancefloor, Crissy/Paula to the left, Potato/Conway to the right; Conway is a huge guy in a blute coat and a dark tophat with white-blonde hair, holding Potato tight who is leaning against him with closed eyes, Potato is wearing a golden and blue shoulder free dress with golden frills, she has orange short hair, two long strains falling down her cheeks; Paula has short, light green hair as side fringe, purple lips and is wearing a bellyfree button-down shirt without sleeves, platform boots and a skirt with frills, all clothes are green, she also wears black bands around neck and wrists; she is holding Crissy tight and leaning over her while Crissy is leaning backwards; Crissy has short purple hair and big round glasses, she wears a bellyfree corsagelike purple top, a short light purple skirt and purple toefree boots, she is blushing; in the backgrpund people at tables and a big window with flying glowing fish; to the right there are mechanical music instruments which are playing themselves, a pipe, a saxiphone, a cello and a violin; in the foreground two chanedeliers and the contours of people
  • Mermay1, "Bottle", digital painting, comic style: A mermaid with the tail of an electric eel sitting on a little isle in a swamp, putting a paper slip in a bottle with the left hand, in the right hand she is holding a reed stalk with ink on its tip, ob her tail there is a letter signed with a heart and a tiny blue octopus. Her hair is dark green and she wears water lily's leaves as bikini top, title: "Love Letters"
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a poster of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Mermay 16, "Shiny", digital painting, comic style: A green skinned fish or amphibian like woman sitting on a little isle in a swamp, the left knee rised, the other leg bent. On her right knee is a tiny blue octopus, holding an empty bottle. The woman is holding a rolled up letter, hold by a shiny ring, text: "More Tales from the Swamp"
  • Digital painting, comic style: Marcy Wu, a supporting character of the TV show Amphibia in a black and purple armor, she is a girl of 13 with black, short hair, green gleaming moss is growing on it, the hair and both hands are covered by a light green glow, the right hand is a fest, her brows are wrinkled, the hair is floating in the air, green lights are surrounding her had, pushing shards of a not recignisable object away, ten washy firelike eyes are adjusted to these shards, a 11th on is on her chest, bothered by another green light and a gem like contour, light green text "Knowledge is power" and light text "Well ... I'm back".
  • Digital painting, comic style: Vi (right) and Caitlyn (left), charactes of the TV show "Arcane" in side view, showing the heads and necks; both are youn women; Caitlyn has long, dark blue hair, she is from asian read phenotype and has a rather light skin colour, Vi has a sidecut, the hair falling to her right face side, she has one tattoo on her neck in form of a cogwheel and one on her cheeck saying "VI", she has two ear piercings and one nose piercing, there is a scar on her eyebrow and two on her lips, she has slightly visible freckles; they are exchanging glances, the lips and the noses are close together, the edges of the painting are diffused.
  • Digital painting, comic style: The character Terri from the show Amphibia, a young woman with short blue hair and freckles, wearing a shirt under a sleeveless sweater and a lab coat, there is a badge in the form of a slice of pizza with the Pi symbol on it; her left hand is in her hip, the right hand is rised to head level and is holding a lab ID card.

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Merry Fanartmas!

🇩🇪 In der vergangenen Woche war ich auf verschiedenen Ebenen, auf die ich nun nicht einzeln eingehen will, einigermaßen gefordert. Dafür befinde ich mich nun im (hoffentlich wohlverdienten) Jahresend-Urlaub.

Somit möchte auch ich euch allen frohe Feiertage wünschen! Bis dahin ist es zwar noch ein paar Tage hin, aber just heute war es mein Turn, einen Beitrag für den SchleFaZAdventskalender zu leisten, den einige von uns SchleFaZianern dieses Jahr realisiert haben:

🇬🇧 In the past week, I have been somewhat challenged on various levels, which I will not go into more detailed. But: I am now on my (hopefully well-deserved) end-of-year vacation.

So I would also like to wish you all happy holidays! It’s still a few days until Christmas, but just today it was my turn to contribute to the SchleFaZ advent calendar, which some of us SchleFaZians realised this year:

Hatte ich letzte Woche bereits ein „Best of Crissy“ erstellt, habe ich dasselbe diese Woche mit meiner Fanart 2021 getan. Bis letztes Jahr habe ich eigentlich selten Fanart gezeichnet, dann jedoch angefangen, The Owl House zu (binge)watchen und dazu gehörige Werke zu erstellen, um meine Gedanken zu der Sendung zu verarbeiten. Gleiches widerfuhr mir später mit Amphibia und Arcane.

The Owl House war jedoch „die Erste“ und das spiegelt sich vermutlich auch in meiner Collage wieder – 6 von 9 Bildern sind The-Owl-House-bezogen:

Having already created a „Best of Crissy“ last week, I did the same this week with my Fanart 2021. I rarely drew fanart until last year, but then I started (binge) watching The Owl House and creating related works to process my thoughts on the show. The same thing happened to me later with Amphibia and Arcane.

Still, The Owl House was „the first“ and this is probably reflected in my collage – 6 out of 9 paintings are The Owl House related:

  • A collage made of 9 paintings of my fanart 2021 (square, 3 x 3), all paintings digital paintings, comic style, left-right, top-bottom: 1) "Abomination" - Luz Noceda (The Owl House) disguised as abomination, shaken by Amity Blight 2) "Stay away" - Amity Blight (The Owl House) from behind, facing a dread in the dark 3) "Grom Dance" - Luz and Amity dancing holding hands in her Grom dance dresses in front of a bright crescent moon 4) "Knowledge" - Marcy Wu (Amphibia) returning from her current state of being possessed by smashing the helmet through her calamity powers of wit 5) "Oil and Water" - Caitlyn and Vi (Arcane) looking blushing in each others eyes 6) "Terri" (Amphibia), scientist in front of a energetic powering device, showing her ID card 7) "Amity Grapes" - An embarrassed, blushing Amity Blight (The Owl House) 8) "Amity Knight" (The Owl House) - Amity in heroine's pose, as sword and a shield both made of abomination goo at her sides 9) "Err ..." - Luz Noceda (The Owl House) embarrassed, holding one finger up into the air
  • Digitalzeichnung, minimalistischer Comicstil, das Bild zeigt die Protagonistinnen der Serie "The Owl House": Amity Blight (grüne Haare mit einem Rest braun am Stirnhaar), knieend auf einem Tisch, wie sie Luz Noceda (kurzes, dunkelbraunes Haar) aus einem großen Kessel zieht. Luz ist mit violettem Schleim bedeckt, verdreht die Augen und die Zunge hängt ihr aus dem Mund. Beide befinden sich vor einem hohen Fenster, durch das man einen orangenen und roten Himmel sehen kann, dahinter ein verwaschenes Grau vor einem hellen Beige als Hintergrund. Digital painting, minimalized comic style, featuring the main protagonists of the series "The Owl House": Amity Blight (green hair with a rest brown at the forehead's hair) kneeilng on a desk, pulling Luz Noceda (short dark brown hair) out of a big pot, Luz is covered with violett goo, she is twisting her eyes and the tongue is hanging out of her mouth, behin them is a big windowh through which you can see an orange and red sky. the background is a washy grey in front of a light beige.
  • Digital paintig, comic style: Amity from the show "The Owl House" (green hair, waving coat) seen from behind, tow purple circles around her hands, in front of her zwei bright turqoise light an a bright white and purple one before a black and orange background on light beige
  • Digitalzeichnung, minimalistischer Comicstil, Fanart: Luz Noceda (braunes Haar) und Amity Blight (grünes Haar mit einem Stück Braun am Stirnhaar), Protagonistinnen der Zeichentrickserie "The Owl House", Hände haltend vor einem leuchtenden Sichelmond tanzend, Luz trägt sowohl Anzug wie auch einen rosanen und einen violetten Rock, dazu braune Stiefel, Amity ein dunkelrosanes Kleid mit einem dunklen Oberteil und Halbschuhe mit dunkelvioletten spitzen und Absätzen, der Hintergrund ist ein leuchtendes vor einem dunklen Violett auf hellem Grund
  • Digital painting, comic style: Marcy Wu, a supporting character of the TV show Amphibia in a black and purple armor, she is a girl of 13 with black, short hair, green gleaming moss is growing on it, the hair and both hands are covered by a light green glow, the right hand is a fest, her brows are wrinkled, the hair is floating in the air, green lights are surrounding her had, pushing shards of a not recignisable object away, ten washy firelike eyes are adjusted to these shards, a 11th on is on her chest, bothered by another green light and a gem like contour, light green text "Knowledge is power" and light text "Well ... I'm back".
  • Digital painting, comic style: Vi (right) and Caitlyn (left), charactes of the TV show "Arcane" in side view, showing the heads and necks; both are youn women; Caitlyn has long, dark blue hair, she is from asian read phenotype and has a rather light skin colour, Vi has a sidecut, the hair falling to her right face side, she has one tattoo on her neck in form of a cogwheel and one on her cheeck saying "VI", she has two ear piercings and one nose piercing, there is a scar on her eyebrow and two on her lips, she has slightly visible freckles; they are exchanging glances, the lips and the noses are close together, the edges of the painting are diffused.
  • Digital painting, comic style: The character Terri from the show Amphibia, a young woman with short blue hair and freckles, wearing a shirt under a sleeveless sweater and a lab coat, there is a badge in the form of a slice of pizza with the Pi symbol on it; her left hand is in her hip, the right hand is rised to head level and is holding a lab ID card.
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight of the show "The Owl House" in 3/4 front viewe; a teenager with grape purpled shoulder long hair, she ist wearing a black dress with sleeves and an eclipse amulette around her neck, the ears are pointed; she is blushing, one hand is hidden on the back of her head, the other hidden behind her back.
  • Digital painting, comic style: Amity Blight, character of the tv show The owl house, purple, hair, black dress, red trousers, seen from the front, a medallion with a descending moon's sickle, holding her staff in the air. She is wearing a round bottle at her belt. On her right side ist floating the form of a sword, purple striped and glowing, lilewise a form of a shield on her left side. Staff and Amity also are glowing. A darker shadow and sparkles hint the way from the bottle to the sword and the shield. The background is of tones from green and dark green

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Hot, hotter, smart!

🇩🇪 Endlich konnte ich das seit mehreren Wochen angekündigte Arcryla-City-Bild fertigstellen. Dieses hat seinen Ursprung darin, dass zu der Zeit, als das Mayor-Prompt auf besagtem Discord-Server aktuell war, irgendjemand im Scherz meinte, wir könnten unsere OCs in „hot“ zeichnen.

Die Idee blieb in meinem Hirn hängen und diese Woche habe ich sie endlich auch fertigstellen können.

🇬🇧 Finally I was able to finish the Arcryla City painting that I had been announcing for several weeks now. Its origin is that at the time when the mayor prompt was the newest thing on said Discord server, someone jokingly said that we could draw our OCs in „hot“.

The idea stuck and this week I was able to finish this art piece.

Lunchtime

After a hard morning’s work in the mechanical entrails of Arcryla City, Crissy sat down for a lunch break. But wherever there is a screw to tighten, Crissy will fix it and even forget about her cheese lettuce tomato egg and mayonnaise sandwich.

  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a poster of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Digital Painting, comic style: A painting of a photo of my OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.
  • Digital Painting, comic style: My OC Crissy Faith seen in 3/4 front view, a young woman with short purple hair an big round glasses sitting and repairing something above her head, she is sitting on her mechanic's coat, a pocket watch dangling from her hip, to her side a handkerchief with a cheese, lettuce, egg and mayonnaise sandwich which she already had started to eat; the upper body is free except for the top which only covers chest, breasts and the back below her shoulders, hear skin is glaring due to the sweat covering hair, face and body, there are dirt and oil spots on these as well, so are on her coat, in the background a big grey cogwheel.

Da ich vor zwei Wochen sämtliche Folgen aufgeholt habe, bin ich inzwischen wieder im aktuellen Amphibia-Flow drin. Kaum hatte ich gesagt, dass mein Lieblingscharakter Marcy ist, tauchte vor einer Woche dann ein weiterer Charakter auf, der mir ausnehmend gut gefallen hat: Terri.

Auch von ihr fühlte ich mich dann bemüßigt Fanart anzufertigen:

Since I caught up with all the episodes two weeks ago, I am now back in the current Amphibia flow. No sooner had I said that my favourite character is Marcy than another character turned up a week ago who I really liked: Terri.

She urged me again to do Amphibia fanart:

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Knowledge and Power

🇩🇪Die letzte Woche hatte es auf der privaten Bühne in sich. Auch deshalb hatte ich mir letztes Wochenende eine kleine Auszeit genommen und sämtliche bis jetzt erschienenen Staffeln Amphibia gebingt. Als The-Owl-House-Fan hatte ich auch von dieser Serie immer wieder schon etwas mitbekommen, war neugierig und wollte nun endlich einmal reinschauen. Nebenbei hat sich das auch positiv auf meine kreativen Kräfte ausgewirkt, sodass ich in der Folge meine erste Amphibia-Fanart gezeichnet hatte.

Da es sich einerseits um einen Spoiler handelt, anderseits um eine Hoffnung meinerseits, seid gewarnt:

Möglicher Spoiler voraus!

Mein Lieblingscharakter der Serie ist eindeutig Marcy Wu. Ich kann sie so gut verstehen! Die Tollpatschigkeit, die Probleme, Anschluss zu finden, der Drang, diese Welt zu verlassen und neue Welten zu erkunden, das alles kenne ich nur zu gut (in ihrem Alter hatte ich sogar davon geträumt, eine Maschine zu bauen, mit der man in andere Welten reisen kann).

Wer weiß, was mit ihr am Ende von Staffel 2 und im Verlauf der letzten Folge geschehen ist, oder auch nur die nicht wenigen Bilder gesehen hat, die ebenso herumgehen, wird das folgende Bild von ihr hoffentlich einordnen können:

The last week was a busy one regarding personal stuff. That (among other things) is why I took a little time out last weekend and binged all the seasons of Amphibia that have been released so far. Being a The Owl House fan, I had already heard about this show, I was curious and finally I gave it a try. Besides, it also had a positive effect on my creative powers, as result I drew my very first Amphibia fanart.

On the one hand it is a spoiler, on the other hand perhaps just wishful thinking, therefore:

Warning! Possible spoiler ahead!

My favorite character is Marcy Wu. I can realte to her in so many ways. the clumsiness, the struggle to socialize, the urge to leave this world and explore other ones (I even dreamt of building a machine to do this as I was her age).

Everyone who knows what happened to her in the end of season 2 and in the most current episodes or even only saw the pictures which are going around, hopefully will be able to place this painting:

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