Bridge Work

A Bridge between Worlds4WeeksMermay Week 3

Because I didn’t was at home this weekend, this week’s PaintLog is online little bit later than usual. It was a rough week anyways and I am behind my time schedule of preparing for week 3. Luckily, week 3 only has 6 prompts and the first one already has been prepared. So, it hopefully won’t be that stressful after all.

However, I actually managed week 2, see the progres You will find the progress in my Instagram gallery, on Ko-fi, Twitter and on this website’s 4WeeksMermay page. Plus, again there were some amazing entries from other artists. Check out their work under the respective Hashtag on Instagram.

A Bridge between Worlds

The past week’s painting took some efforts. It was an exercise likewise in perspective as well in background and water details. Especially getting the water right with all the movement and the reflections was hard.

We again followed one of my very first Mermay mermaids, Engineeriel. You already saw her in week 1, as tiny dot in the background, though. She escaped the Kraken succesfully and unscarred, although her friend an assistant Founder as usual got the damage. Now, safe and sound back again in less dangerous waters, they turned to a new project.

The idea of a bridge connecting the mermaid and the human world came to my mind as I looked over the prompts Potato and I so thoughtfully collected to create our 4WeeksMermay. „Steampunk“ and „Bridge“ connected immediately, likewise the fact that I a) already had an engineering mermaid OC and b) I even before the start of creating the prompt board I planned draw my Steampunk mechanic Crissy in a mermaid version.

Some more remarks about Engineeriel and Founder. They both first appeared in Mermay 2019. Quite soon Founder got injured in an accidant with a merdroid, so Engineeriel made him a cyborg fish to save his life.

Bot are references to „The Little Mermaid“, obviously, with a twist. Therefore I originally named them after the names of the German synchro of the movie. Only one and a half year ago I learned the there is a difference to the English ones. I easily could switch Engineeriels name towards the English form but Flounder is called „Fabius“ in the German version („Fabricius“ in my own one). I learned about that only some months ago. To keep the spirit of the name and also keep him recognizable for English readers, I from then on went with „Founder“.

Btw: I hate it when German syncs do those things, why can’t they just keep the names? Nobody would have thought of the washing soap „Ariel“ which is popular in Germany, and „Flounder“ quite obviously is NOT a flounder. We are not THAT dumb and the majority know how flounders look like.

Sorry for my wandering thoughts but it had to be said and hopefully gave you an insight not only into my drawing process but also into the thought accompanying the development of my OCs.

Still, there also were some design changes since Enginneeriel’s humble beginnings. In 2021 I gave her a full engineer’s overall built by her hip fins to emphasize her occupation. I did similar with Crissea, my OC Crissy turned into a mermaid but this time the strings are opened to put a glimpse of variation into the composition.

  • Digital painting, comic style: Engineeriel in sideview, a mermaid with brown skin and brown hair, sitting on a swing holding Founder, a blue and yellow cyborg fish; Engineeriel's fish tail is building an overall-like fin, below she is wearing a bellyfree beige top and on her head goggles with a light rod; Founders one red eye slit is sending a laser beam towards a brown metallic contraption, trees in the background; text: "Mending wounds - New week, new scars".
  • Mermay 27, "Nautilus", digital painting, comic style: A wrecked submarine (the Nautilus) seen from far, Engineeriel and Fabricius diving towards it, a dark shadow in the foreground, title: "Engineeriel - Her Greatest Discovery"

So, as with Engineeriel, Crissea’s overall is actually a combination of parts of her body, of her fins. You also will find that her fish tail loosely has a sea dragon as reference, this giving there the stability to float almost unaffected by the moving waters of the river.

The stripes on her tail are of course the same ones she has on her working trousers and then there is the watch. If her creator doesn’t forget ist *cough*, she always has the watch with her. But what kind of watch does a mermaid carry around? I simply thought of a Water Watch, a watch driven by water and telling the time by water (you may spot it if you zoom in).

Plus ther is a water bear around, the kind of water bears my compromised fantasy came up with and which doesn’t have to do much with real water bears. To put the fork in Crissea’s pocket was some kind of makeshift to check another prompt from the prompt checklist.

Digital painting, comic style: My OC Crissy Faith (here: Crissea) in a mermaid version; young woman, short purple hair, big, round glasses, yellow top, black and yellow striped mermaid tail, the fins around the waist are building an overall with open strings; her butt is out of the water of a river, she is working on a contraption which stays on the river's bottom, beside her you can spot a small bear under water; text: "Co-Workers - Crissea joins the team".

As with Paula … one of the prompts was „The Guardian“. What Guardian did I want for these two workers? Then, Paula came into my mind. It would’ve been a nice thought to mermaid her too. It also would be her full character trait to guard her girlfriend … or rather to do the watcher’s job. So, she is guardian and if you look where she is you will see, she is glancing at Crissea’s butt.

To meet her personality I also gave her the tail of a pike, a hunter, a predator, fast and agile, preying on other fishes (mermaids). Ther also it the proverb in German that literally translates to „stunning pike“, referring to a person (usually a man but I won’t mind using it for any sex and gender) who is attractive and sexual active to a large extent.

Btw, while thinking about mermaid Paula’s fishtail I also thought about her name and finally, she got a suname: Luce – from „Lucius“, the Latin name of the Northern Pike. I first thought of calling her „Paula Pike“ but, well, that would’ve been a name for a Disney cartoon character, so „Luce“ it is!

Week 3: Lake

Where the waters started running.

For the third week we again prepared a cutout. This time we changed the style to a blur with clear parts, so it hopefully will look better.

We also are plannning to give again an introduction to the prompts but it isn’t ready, yet. I will share them here as soon as this is the case.

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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Memory Night

🇩🇪 Finally! Das lang geplante, lange angekündigte Follow-up zu unserem Arcryla-City Sleepover-Artwork ist da!

Ein weiteres Mal geplant, umgesetzt und vollendet zusammmen mit Potato_beta (Instagram-Link). Nach Veröffentlichung des Sleepover-Bildes war ich neugierig, was ihr OC Potato Delta wohl noch zu Crissy gesagt haben könnte.

Wir beide haben das Geschehen jeweils aus der jeweiligen Sicht unserer OCs beschrieben, meinen Teil findet ihr hier, Potatos auf ihrem Instagram-Account:

🇬🇧 Finally! The long planned, long announced follow-up to our Arcryla City Sleepover artpiece is here!

One more time planned, realised and completed together with Potato_beta (Instagram Link). After the Sleepover painting was published, I was curious to see what else her OC Potato Delta might have said to Crissy.

We both described the events from our respective OCs‘ POV. You will find my part here today, Potato’s one on her Instagram account presumably in the course of the next week:

Zeppelin Night Ride

„Girl, you are in love!! And I’m going to help you out!“, Potato’s words from the sleepover still were echoing in Crissy’s head the next day. „Okay, it’s decided, we are going to a double date. We are going to get you a girlfriend!“

Everything was going faster than Crissy ever had expected or even planned. She actually had been too overwhelmed even to object. Now she was standing in front of Paula and stammered along her lines:

„Err … uhm … I got free tickets for a Zeppelin Night Ride … for two … perhaps … uhm … you want to join? … With some friends? … There is a gallery from which you can watch the engines, they have self-playing insturments … err … and they offer Jetbike Rides!“

There also would be a dance but Crissy didn’t dare to mention it, she was blushing red enough as it was.

„Huh, with friends?“
„Potato and Conway?“
„Conway?“
„Her … err … her boyfriend …“
„Oh, I see … Jetbike rides, you say? Count me in! – When?“
„Err … today evening? It’s overnight, we will be back tomor…“
„You’re hot, Coralhead.“
„What?!“
„Your ears are gleaming … see you later, Sweetie.“

And later … everything was going faster than Crissy ever had imagined.

Da das Jahr nun zu Ende geht, habe ich dies außerdem zum Anlass genommen, eine Collage aus 9 meiner Lieblingsbilder mit Crissy zu erstellen, die letzte Reihe solche aus Kollaborationen mit byeolnine und Potato_Beta (Instagram-Links):

Since the year comes to and end I created a collage of nine of my favourite images with Crissy too, the last row being those from collaborations with byeolnine and Potato_Beta (Instagram links):

Eigentlich war ich gerade an einem anderen Werk am Arbeiten, als mir die Idee zu einem weiteren The-Owl-House-Cartoon kam und mich auch diese Woche zurück ins Thema Fanart brachte. Sowohl zunächst Amity, dann auch Luz stellten sich ebenso als mehr als taugliche Bilder aus eigenem Recht heraus:

I was actually working on something different when the idea for another The Owl House cartoon came up, so I came back to fanart again this week. Both Amity and Luz turned out to be more than suitable paintings in their own right:

Just couple things …

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Oil and Water

🇩🇪 Letztes Wochenende hatte ich mir ein weiteres Binge-Wochenende gegönnt und in die derzeit (u Recht) hochgepriesene Netflix-Serie Arcane rein-, durch, zu Ende und gestern noch einmal zweitgeschaut. Als Resultat entstand am selben Tag noch das folgende Stück Fanart und die entsprechende Unterseite nun leicht überarbeitet und ins Englische überführt.

Falls ihr die Serie noch nicht gesehen habt (meine Empfehlung: Tut es!) oder noch nicht bis Akt 2 vorgedrungen seid, lest lieber nicht weiter, da es sich durchaus um einen Spoiler handelt.

🇬🇧 Last weekend I allowed myself another binge weekend and started, enjoyed, finished and yesterday rewatched the currently (and rightfully) highly praised Netflix show Arcane. As a result, the following piece of fanart was created the same day and the corresponding subpage has now been slightly revised and transferred into English language.

If you haven’t seen the show yet (my recommendation: do it!) or haven’t made it to Act 2, don’t read any further as this may well be a spoiler.

Oil and Water

Dass ich – passend zum Steampunk-Thema – ebenso die Arcryla-City-Seite neustrukturiert habe. ergabt sich halbwegs aus Zufall. Diese hat letzthin immer weiter an Größe und damit an Unübersicht zugenommen, sodass ich deren Inhalt, auch im Hinblick auf kommende Werke, nun auf mehrere Seiten aufgeteilt habe.

Auf Crissys Seite findet ihr nun alle Hintergrundinformationen sowie die diversen Charakterbögen, das Summer Festival 2021 beinhaltet alle Bilder zum diesjährigen Sommerfestival und in Tales from Arcryla City finden sich Bilder abseits dessen, die Crissys Geschichte und die ihrer Freunde weitererzählen.

That I have likewise restructured the Arcryla City page – also matching the steampunk theme – was half by coincidence. It recently grew considerably in size and thus in complexity, so I now divided its content into several pages, also with a view to future art pieces.

On Crissy’s page you now will find all the background information as well as the various character sheets, Summer Festival 2021 will show you all the pictures related this year’s Summer Festival and in Tales from Arcryla City you will find further paintings which are continuing Crissy’s story and the ones of her friends.

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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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A Linktober to the OC’s Fanart Emoji

🇩🇪 Ihr habt es gemerkt, der Oktober ist da! Und wie jedes Jahr begebe ich mich auch in diesem auf eine tintige Reise. Schon im letzten Jahr bin ich über den Linktober gestolpert. Damals war ich bereits in zwei Challenges involviert und der Oktober ohnehin fast zu Ende. Dieses Jahr werde ich aber von vorne bis hinten mit dabei sein.

Oben links könnt ihr tagtäglich die Fortschritte nun mitverfolgen. Um die ganze Geschiche zu lesen, empfehle ich aber auch, diese auf der entsprechenden Themenseite nachzuschlagen.

Auf Abenteuer geschickt habe ich meinen Zorca-OC, die ihr bereits aus dem Jahr 2019 und dem Redraw im Rahmen des Mermay 2021 kennt. Nun hat sie endlich auch einen Namen erhalten – Navarra.

You’ve noticed, October is here! And like every year, again I’m going on a tinty journey. I already stumbled across Linktober last year. At that time I was already involved in two other challenges and October was almost over anyway. This year, however, I will be into it from start to finish.

At the top left, you now have insight to the daily progress. To read the whole story, however, go to the themed webpage.

I sent my Zorca OC on the adventure who you already know from 2019 and the redraw in Mermay 2021. Now she finally has been given a name – Navarra.

  • Day 1 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text in The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild Font: Headline "Linktober 2021", In the upper left corner three filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 0; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "OC Champion + Fairy"; the picture showing a single Zora (based on an orca) with a spear and a fairy based on a flying fish, illuminated by light, below her the text "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!"
  • Day 2 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text in The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild Font: Headline "Linktober 2021", In the upper left corner three filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 0; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "OC's Island / Home"; the picture showing a single Zora (based on an orca) with a spear and a fairy based on a flying fish, illuminated by light beside a fountain with an orca as statue and a closed seashell
  • Day 3 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text in The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild Font: Headline "Linktober 2021", In the upper left corner three filled hearts, below them a gemstone and a number changing from 0 to 100 in a way digital ciphers will do it; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Islands Vehicle / Mount"; the picture showing a single Zora (based on an orca) with a spear and a fairy based on a flying fish, illuminated by light beside a fountain with an orca as statue and an opened seashell with a gemstone in it as well as a fish with feetlike fins

Außer der Linktober-Challenge habe ich mich in der letzten Woche aber auch noch am Erstellen von Emojis z. B. für Discord-Server versucht. Das hat sogar so gut funktioniert, dass ich sie ab nun als Willkommensgeschenk und Treue-Bonus in meine Patreon-Benefits mit aufgenommen habe.

Eines davon ist zugleich auch ausgewachsene Fanart geworden: Zoe, eine der Personen, denen man im (sehr intensen und nahegehenden und deshalb schwer zu empfehlenden) Videospiel Road 96 auf dem Weg zur Grenze begegnet.

Apart from the Linktober Challenge, I also tried creating emojis for example for Discord servers. This turned out so well that I have now included them in my Patreon benefits as welcome gift and loyalty bonus.

One of them even became a full scale fanart piece: Zoe, one of the characters you meet on the way to the border in the (very intense and touching and therefore highly recommendable) video game Road 96.

#MeetMyOCs ging in die dritte Runde. Neben Navarra hat nun auch Crissys Crush endlich einen Namen erhalten und Emil emilt fröhlich vor sich hin. An dieser Stelle werneut der dezente (*hust!*) Hinweis, dass ihr das Template mit transparentem Hintergrund auch über Patreon oder Ko-fi beziehen könnt.

#MeetMyOCs the Third. In addition to Navarra, Crissy’s Crush likewise finally has been given a name and Emil is emiling happily. At this point, I would like to discreetly (*cough!*) point out that you can also get the template with a transparent background via Patreon or Ko-fi.

Und schließlich das, was bereits seit mehreren Wochen angekündigt war:

Gestern Abend (Morgen nach pazifischer Zeit) gab es ein weiteres Arcryla-City-Showcase. Meinen Beitrag kann ich euch hiermit nun endlich präsentieren.

Last but not least the event announced for weeks:

Yesterday evening (morning after Pacific time) there was another Arcryla City showcase. I finally can present my entry:

„Midnight Snack“

Crissy’s pets are water bears. They usually are not bigger in size than one millimeter. Therefore, Crissy constructed a mechanical water bear so she can take them for a walk, equipped with a projectoscope to watch them living their little water bear lives. Every so often she has to feed them algae, of course.

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🇩🇪 wie Revidieren … Denn dies muss ich, und zwar meine Aussage von letzter Woche, dass gestern ein weiterer Arcryla City-Showcase stattfand und ich euch deshalb jetzt erst das nächste Bild von Crissy zeigen kann. Da ich ein komplettes Wochenende verpeilt und gedacht hatte, der 02. Oktober sei gestern schon gewesen, müsst ihr somit nun leider noch eine weitere Woche auf das September-Event warten.

… wie Redesign. Ihr habt es beim Aufruf dieser Seite bereits gemerkt: Ich habe diese eine, größeren Designwechsel unterzogen. Das alte fand ich inzwischen doch ein wenig langweilig und altbacken und das neue hat einige Features, die ich an dem alten vermisst hatte.

Zum Beispiel findet ihr nun einen Google-Translate-Button rechts oben, mit dem ihr euch jede (Unter)Seite übersetzen lassen könnt. Ich werde dennoch weiterhin bilingual schreiben bzw. das Projekt „Übersetzung ins Englische“ vorantreiben, da die Ergebnisse mit dem Google-Translator teils zu recht skurrilen Ergebnissen führen. Insbesondere betreffs der älteren (deutschsprachigen) Seiten und Beiträge bringt er euch hoffentlich zumindest eine Idee, um was es auf diesen geht.

… wie Redraw. Nicht nur meine Webseite hatte dringend eine Überarbeitung nötig, ebenso hat sich mein Charakter Luca im Laufe der Geschichte um Cedrakon in den letzten anderthalb Jahren unablässig verändert. Ihr aktuelles Design wich inzwischen doch deutlich von jenem Bild ab, das ich als allerallerstes überhaupt für diese Geschichte gezeichnet hatte.

Deshalb war nun auch hier dringend ein Redraw nötig:

🇬🇧 like Revise … Because I have to. Last week I told you that another Arcryla City showcase took place yesterday and that I can therefore show you the next picture of Crissy today. Since I didn’t took into account a whole weekend and thought that 2 October had already been yesterday, I am sorry that I have to tell you hat you will have to wait another week for the September event.

… like Redesign. Surely, you already noticed: I did a major design change of my website. I thought the old one was a little bit boring and old-fashioned and the new one has some features that I missed on the old one.

For example, you now will find a Google Translate button at the top right to translate any (sub)pages. I will continue to write bilingually and to push ahead with the project „translation into English“, though, as the results with the Google Translator sometimes lead to funny results. Especially with regard to the older (German-language) pages and articles, hopefully it will at least give you an idea of what they are about.

… like Redraw. Not only my website was in need of an design upgrade, but my character Luca too changed constantly over the course of one and a half years during telling The Tale of Cedrakon. Her current design noticaebly differs from the painting I drew as very first painting at all in preparation for this story.

Therefore a redraw was required:

Starting 1 October 2021

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Coming soo…now!

🇩🇪 Angekündigt hatte ich es bereits vor zweite Wochen, jetzt ist es endlich fertig und ich kann es euch hier präsentieren:

Schon während des Arcryla City Summer Festivals (🇬🇧) kamen der talentieren Potato Beta (Instagram) und mir die Idee zu einem Kollaborationsprojekt, in dem ihr Arcryla-City-Charakter (Potato) meinem (Crissy) Tipps in Liebesangelegenheiten gibt. Crissy sozialisiert sich nur sehr zurückhaltend, einen Anknüpfungspunkt fanden wir trotzdem sehr schnell:

🇬🇧 I announced it already two weeks ago, now it’s finally finished and I can share it here:

The idea of a collaboration project struck the talented Potato Beta (Instagram) and me already during the Arcryla City Summer Festival. This idea was about her Arcryla City character (Potato) giving mine (Crissy) advice in matters of the heart. Crissy doesn’t socialise easily but we soon found a starting point:

Sleepover

Sooo, Crissy met Potato after her Ring Toss photo shoot, as she asked Crissy to build an Anti-G Device, so they could fly. They quickly became good friends and this evening they planned a girls‘ night!

They decided to make a sleepover, which took place on Crissy’s flat as Conway is currently living in Potato’s house and they didn’t want someone overhearing their conversations.

They ate a lot and talked a ton, and after some fish drinks true feeling came to light…

Crissy: “ So who was that guy in the photo shoot?“
Potato: “ Ummm… he was… my…. childhood friend… but now, he’s… SO I saw you flying the other day with someone who is she??? Is she your CRUSH??“
Crissy (instant blushing): „Err … Paula? … No … I mean … yes … no … perhaps …“
Potato: „Oohhh Paula… cute name! You make a nice couple! Do you plan on confessing??
Crissy (going full tomato mode): „Con… err … no … umm …“ (mumbling around) „Just a customer … don’t know … don’t think … isn’t interested in me …“

Neben diesem Bild befindet sich noch ein zweites bereits in der Zielkurve, an dem ich die letzte Woche am Arbeiten war. Da dieses jedoch für einen weiteren Showcase auf dem Arcryla-City Discord-Server bestimmt ist, werdet ihr es erst nächste Woche an der bekannten Stelle (🇬🇧) finden.

Apart from this painting there also is a second one in the final bend on which I worked last week. Because it is supposed to be presented on another Arcryla City showcase, you will find it on the known site next week.

This October!

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Another year gone

🇩🇪 Diesen Absatz wollte ich eigentlich letzte Woche bereits schreiben, doch wäre es wahrscheinlich der Crissy (🇬🇧)-Overload geworden.

Mein DTIYS (🇬🇧) auf Instagram läuft nun schon ca. ein Monat lange. In dieser Zeit sind auch schon ein paar Beiträge eingegangen, auf die ich an dieser Stelle – mit einem kleinen Kommentar dazu – verlinken möchte. Vielen lieben Dank an alle bisherigen Teilnehmer!

🇬🇧 Actually, I planned to write this paragraph already last week but this would’ve meant to be a Crissy overload.

My DTIYS on Instagram now is going for ca. one month. In this time there already has been some entries which I’d like to link you to – with some short comments. Many thanks to all of the participants so far!

General overview.

A cute first entry by Et_Meli, I was enchanted by the single screw an Crissy’s expression.

I love how xeunbeex included Crissy‘s stuffed Water Bear!

And the design of the glasses, the pendants and the haircut drawn by xoxotoki.

Perfectly depicted by Pocket_Andrew: Crissy is ready to work!

🎶 „Und wieder geht ein Jahr“ 🎶

(„Another year gone“)

Mit unter anderem diesem Lied haben wir Anfan der Woche den Geburtstag eines meiner Lieblings-Streamer, dem Moep0r, gefeiert. Zu diesem Anlass hatte schnell noch mein Bearthbound-Bild von Anfang des Jahres aktualisiert. Ihr fragt euch, was die Zitronenrollen und die 40 % zu bedeuten haben? Dann kommt zu ihm in den Stream!

With this song among others we celebrated the birthday of one of my favourite streamers, Moep0r, in the beginning of last week. Thereofre I updated my Bearthbound painting from the beginning of this year a little bit. You are asking what the lemon rolls and the 40 % mean? Join his stream to find out!

Coming soon!

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Crissy x 5

🇩🇪 Die Preise sind da!

Hatte ich euch letzte Woche nur ein Bild präsentieren können, ist es heute gleich eine ganze Galerie Crissys.

Crissy 1: Letzte Woch hatte ich euch mitteilen können, dass ich beim Arcryla City Summer Festival (🇬🇧) den dritten Platz gemacht habe! Für diesen gab es natürlich auch einen Preis. Unser Council-Mitglied Vannie Ven hat einen Emote erstellt, den ich auf dem Arcryla-City-Discord-Server benutzen kann, und der meinen Originalcharakter Crissy (🇬🇧) abbildet. Ebenso habe ich die Erlaubnis, dieses zu posten wo immer ich möchte:

🇬🇧 Prices incoming!

Last week I worried to present only one painting, today it is a whole galery Crissies.

Crissy 1: Last week I told you that I made the third place at the Arcryla City Summer Festival. And there were a price! Council Member Vannie Ven created an emote which I can use on the Arcryla City Discord Server and which shows my original character Crissy. Of course I am also allowed to post it wherever I like:

Crissy 2: Seit einiger Zeit verfolge ich die Simply Silly Comics und unterstütze diese ebenso auf Patreon. Eine der Vorteile, die man erhalten kann, wenn man diese auf Patreon unterstützt, ist, dass man monatlich eine freie Commission hat und diese auch dazu genutzt werden kann, eine Zeichnung zu erhalten, auf dem der eigene Charakter mit jenen aus dem Comics interagiert. Diese Belohnung habe ich nun eingelöst.

Bekanntermaßen hat Crissy einen Crush, die dessen aber offenbar vollkommen ahnungslos ist. Silvia, der Hauptfigur der Simply Silly Comics geht es genauso. Während Crissy aber zu introvertiert ist, um überhaupt auch nur einen Versuch der Annäherung zu unternehmen, ist Silvia da zumindest in der Theorie zielstrebiger (scheitert in der Praxis aber ständig). Deshalb formte sich das folgende Bild in meinem Kopf, das die Zeichner im Simply-Silly-Team dann auch umgesetzt haben:

Crissy 2: Some time ago I started following the Simply Simply Silly and I am also supporting them on Patreon. One benefit of supporting them on Patreon is the reward in the form of a monthly free commission. This comission can be used to get a painting in which an own character interacts with one of the Simply Silly characters. I chose to go for this kind of commission.

As a well known fact Crissy has a crush one someone who doesn’t even seem to know about it. Likewise Silvia, the main character of the Simply Silly comics. But as Crissy is to introvert to even try an approach, Silvia is more determined, in theory at least (in practice she is failing constantly). So I got this picture in my head which the Simply Silly artists painted for me:

Crissy 3 + 4: Einmal mehr habe ich den Charakterbogen (🇬🇧) aktualisiert. Mehr noch, Potato Beta, ein Mitglied auf dem Arcryla City Discord-Server, hatte ein eigenes Template zur Verfügung gestellt, das wir ausfüllen durften. Ich habe so ausgefüllt, als würde Crissy selber die Fragen beantworten:

Crissy 3 + 4: One more time I updated Crissy’s Charakterbogen. Moreover: Potato Beta, a citizen of the Arcryla City Discord Server created a template to use by us for free. I filled it in as if Crissy herself answered the questions:

Crissy 5: Es ist vollbracht! Ursprünglich hatte ich diese Bild als Beitrag zu den allgemeinen Prompts (🇬🇧) des Summer Festvials geplant, jedoch recht bald gemerkt, dass ich es nicht mehr vor der Deadline fertigstellen würde können, sodass ich das nun bekannte „Fairy Dreams„-Bild (🇬🇧) eingereicht hatte. Nun ist dieses dann also zum „High T“ (🇬🇧) geworden.

Erinnert ihr euch noch an meinen Beitrag zum Mayor (🇬🇧)? Hier findet ihr die Ursache für den Wind, der uns den Blick auf seine Bauchmuskeln gegönnt hat:

Finally! Initially I planned it as entry for the Summer Festival’s General Prompts but I noticed that I won’t make it before the deadline. So I changed it to the already known “ Fairy Dreams “ painting. Now, this one became „High T„.

Do you remembwer the Mayor prompt? Now you can see the cause for the wind which presented us a peek on his abs:

„High T“

Crissy taking a ride home – she should’ve kown better.

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