Side Glances in the Garden

Secrets in the Garden

Another … well, I don’t want to introduce my PaintLog with „Another week went by“ but I think, you catch the tone. I’m really looking forward to my vacation planned for mid to end of August.

Last week I mentioned another of the Arcryla City Summer Fantasy Festival general prompts that almost was finished. In the beginning of the past week, I finally was able to share it.

Side Glances

However, before I’ll start with that one, I’d like to draw your attention towards the entries to my Moonlight Magic DTIYS challenge.

There already have been some beautiful art pieces. Please go to Instagram to the hasthtag #Kritz200 and give them some love!

Secrets in the Garden

As soon as the general prompts and the setting of the Arcryla Citiy Summer Fantasy Festvial were announced, this image came to my mind with the wishing well and Crissy and Paula approaching it in their respective very own style.

Paula tossing the coin on a string of course is inspired by all those cartoons depicting characters exactly doing this with all kinds of machines, may it be vending machines, gaming machines or just the mechanism of the entry lock to a public bath room.

Althought I don’t know, if this ever worked with any of these machines, I’m sure, it can’t fail when tossing a coin down a well shaft. – Leaving aside the if a wish actually will become true when pulling the coin back on a string afterwards.

Crissy, not believing in superstition or anything supernatural, is sceptical, if a coin actually can fulfill wishes. Of course, she knows that they are in a fantasy realm and she has experienced magic. So, her critical mind is exploring the possibility that it may work. But she is overthinking, whereas Paula doesn’t bother at all, she just goes for it.

The easiest part of this painting at the same time was the one that took the most time. There are enought references to paint Crissy and Paula. I actually took the one from the second main challenge prompt (that itself was taken from the Phone Call painting earlier this year) to paint Crissy and the fantasy version character sheet to draw Paula.

But, you know, the more details the longer the shading process. Therefore, it took several days to render Crissy. Plus: Half way through the lineart process, I noticed that I draw Crissy’s right hand the wrong way around.

Background and foreground were a one to two days work but most of them were last-minute decisions and a lot of experimention. I didn’t have to think about the grass on the floor right from the beginning, it already was in the initial image in my mind. The grass in the foreground also came quite intuitionally, blurred of course.

Still, as I started the rest of the background for a short moment I was lost. Should it take place on the festival ground? As another showplace of the festival? Then I (re-)discovered that I’ve got some nice tree brushes, oh, and brushes for leaves (for bushes), too.

In my first attempt, the trees stood that narrow to the well that it was hard to spot that Crissy is holding a coin in her hand. Trees and bushes already has been blurred but luckily, I was able to shift the ones in the left part of the painting further left without doing any harm.

Next issue was that, now that the place evolved to be „a hidden garden“, I had to get a shadow over Crissy. Normally, I would have done a clipping layer above the Crissy folder and filled it with black with an opacitiy of perhaps 5-10 %.

However, by coincidence I realised that the multiply effect creates an even more shadowy, err, shadow. After noticing this, I experimented with a leaves brush in the same manner to get a nice leaves pattern. Initially, it didn’t work the way I thought (by erasing part of the shadows) but in the end I was quite proud of the result.

The next problem was that the sky looked so empty (sounds familiar, huh?). I didn’t want to dig out the petals in the air again, at least not as only „air filler“ but I rememered a painting that got added some birds in the sky to make look it better. So, I searched for some bird brushes and I found some. I had to choose between flocks of birds and only a few ones. I chose the letter ones since together with the petals, they are not only dividing the sky in handsome bits, they are also leading the eye from Crissy to Paula in the background.

And as last problem, I had to answer the question „Overall blur or no overall blur?“.

I did an overall blur over the painting, but in comparison, the non-blur looked better. Since the foreground already has been blurred and so has the trees and bushed in thebackground, there was no further need for even more blur.

Secrets in the Garden

After entering a hidden garden, they discovered an old wishing well. While Crissy – a strong believer solely in physics and stuff – still being skeptical about whishing wells at all, Paula had her very own approach to it.*

*Artist’s note: For some moments I also considered to put the text into the painting (party to also fill the sky), but after adding the birds and petals, it just didn’t fit anymore and it wasn’t necessary, too.

Moon Dancers

Moonlight Magic (II) | A Familiar Face
(DTIYS Kritz‘ 200) | (Main challenge prompt 3)

Another week went by, another weekend is almost over. On the every day’s life front there is nothing new, I’m just looking forward to my vacation in three weeks.

At least I could host my DTYS by now, finish the third main challenge prompt and I’m almost done with another of the general prompts.

Moonlight Magic (II) – The Background

As promised last week, today I want to take a closer look at the background of the Moonlight Magic DTIYS painting.

The full moon you already know from the „Weaving Magic“ painting should be background again, even bigger, even shinier. I got several full moon brushes but they all are looking like I cut the full moon out of a photo or something alike, whereas I wanted to be painted in my style again.

So, the full moon brush just served as reference layer for a clipping layer on which I followed the colors and shadows to create „my“ moon. To distuingish my OCs better from the bright moon, I added another yellow glow.

Well, the painting was big enough to add the announcement text of the DTIYS, too. However, this led to the problem that without the text there is definitely too much space in the upper half. I tried to fix this a little bit by adding the flying petals.

Although this worked in some way, it’s still a lot of space that isn’t filled and draws the attention from the two protagonists of the painting. Therefore I also did a cut version of the painting.

I like this a lot more and somebody said, it looks like a scene right out of a movie. Tbh, I can’t disagree.

Leaving the background behind, I also added tome text sheets to the DTIYS. The first one describing the terms of the challenge, the other two giving information about Raven and Samandra.

  • Text sheet, the announcing painting as faded background: "Draw my OCs, Raven Frogfeet and Samandra Elvennewt, in your style; Use the hashtag #Kritz200, feel free to tag me (@DerKritzelFaZke), so I can see and share your artwork; You can change pose, actions, background or other things, just keep them recognisable; You can draw both or only one of them, honor points, if you draw or add their amphibian forms*; No deadline, no prices, just for fun; *More information, lore and reference pictures on the next slides, in my gallery and on my website".
  • Text sheet, the announcing painting as faded background: "Former thief, now witch apprentice; A light rune mage, she's a special knack discovering, inventing and combining light runes, this way - in theory - able to conjure nearly everything - if she remembers the correct and often quite complex combinations; Since her witch once turned her into a frog, she (or parts of her) still occasionally turns into one unintentionally; Her raven amulet is the only thing that's left from her family, to not to lose it, her friend Samandra bewitched it to become part of her frog body whenever Raven changes forms; More details on: https://zumkritzeleck.com/raven-frogfeet/ ".
  • Text sheet, the announcing painting as faded background: "Samandra Elvennewt; Witch apprentice, originally a fire salamander turned into (and raised as) human being; A fabric mage, found her knack in bewitching clothes, textiles, technically any kind of thread and tissue, in theory even the fabric of space and time - if she ever will be able to mastet this level; Her spots are gleaming when she's doing magic; She (or parts of her) still occasionally turns back into salamander form unintentionally (although she has better control of it than Raven); More details on: https://zumkritzeleck.com/raven-frogfeet ".

You by now get to know what Sam actually did with Raven’s amulet in the „Weaving magic“ painting. Following this, I also had to update the character descriptions on the subpages and (som e of) the paintings showing Raven in frog form.

A Familiar Face

Yesterday, the third main challenge of the Arcryla Citiy Summer Fantasy Festvial took place. This time we had to do a collab challenge, randomly picked by the admins. I did a collabd together with _ghostbam00zled_, featuring his OC Raven (painted by me) and my OC Crissy (painted by him).

He also did the background whereas I added the people in the foreground since I found a handy brush to do this. Additionally, I laid a blur over the background and added some glitter.

It was nice to be forced to draw an OC I wasn’t familiar with. There were enough refernence pictures around but I struggled a little bit with the colors of the clothes. Plus, I first didn’t really know what to make of this white vesty thing around the taille since the reference pics only show Raven’s upper body. Same applied to the trousers.

Another challenge was to adjust the style so the two OCs don’t look too different. Therefore I had to do the lineart in black, not in the darker tone of the base color as usual.

I also had to shorten the narrative POV text regarding Crissy so both POV text’s lenghts are more or less even. The long version (in comparision to the one you’ll find below) is this one:

After the encounter with the mangogoes (and after she took the water bear shaped one with her), Crissy arrived at some kind of dancing area. Before she could retreat – and despite her lack of dancing abilities – she felt dragged into the crowd. Suddenly, she realised that the guy she was dancing with was Raven. She’d seen him one time or the other back in Arcryla City and had been fascinated by the mechanism of his mechanical wings. She didn’t dare to tell Paula, though, fearing she’d wanted to try them out by herself. The wings didn’t seem to be around today, instead there was another threat: She had to dance in public!

A Familiar Face

After the encounter with the mangogoes, Crissy arrives at some kind of dancing area and before she can retreat she feels dragged into the crowd. Suddenly, she realises that the guy she is dancing with is Raven, the merchant with those mechanical wings which Paula surely would love to try out by herself. The wings doesn’t seem to be around today, instead there is another threat: She has to dance in public!

From dealing with customers all day Raven heads out and ends up with a crowd dancing! He is pulled to the center realizing Crissy is right next to him feeling a bit embarrassed. To lighten the mood raven dances and encourages Chrissy to join along!

Enchanting Moonlight

Moonlight Magic
(DTIYS Kritz‘ 200)

Tbh, I miss the home office. We still are allowed to but to a smaller extend. I notice how much less energy I’ve got after one day in the office with all the community travel before and after. This also affects my art creating process, I just can’t keep my planned time schedule anymore because of … zzzzzzz.

Still, I finally finished the painting I created to host the DTIYS I planned to celebrate 200 followers on Instagram. There are still preparations to be done before I can host it, but at least I can give you early access to the painting. It features my two main characters Raven Frogfeet tale.

Moonlight Magic

Perhaps I chose those two to catch two birds with one stone. I created them a short time before this year’s Mermay. I always wanted to continue their tale as soon as possible but every time something else interfered (and I only managed to draw the unicorns for Samandra’s Fabric Journal). So, the 200 followers event is a welcome opportunity to draw them again.

It’s the first time I draw them in sideview. This always feels a little bit weird because it creates an unfamiliar shape that at the same time is supposed to be recognisable as the same person. Regarding Sam, I think, I managed this quite well. Regarding Raven, the sidecut was an additional challenge.

Before I started drawing, I actually thought of switching places to avoid the strands that fall over her right half of the face. However, this is a challenge, to me too. So I kept the first approach.

I placed Samandra’s salamander tail in the center of the foreground because I one more wanted to show her „ability“ to change back into a salamander. Same should apply for Raven who occassionally turns into a frog. But because she cannot do magic in frog form, the hand conjuring the light runes couldn’t have been in frog from. Therefore, I added the second hand.

As for the magic, I finally came up with the light rune magic for Raven. It’s similar to the glyphs and their combinations in The owl House but she can conjure the runes by herself in light illusion form. She still has to combine them and first she has to find them and to learn the combinations. Apart from this, she – in theory – will be able to conjure nearly everything.

Honestly, it tool me a while before I came up with a fitting type of magic for her. And then I noticed, it was right before my eyes all the time, since she already conjured light runes in her very first painting, by accidant, though. I remember at this time I already wanted to paint them gleaming blue but it didn’t fit into the (given) color scheme.

This said, it’s no coincidence that the light rune magic also resembles the hex magic (especially the portals) of the show Arcane. Sam’s fabric magic on the other hand are supposed to resemble some threads weaving tissue. Only quite late in the drawing process I noticed tht the threads also form a shape reminding of a heart. Well, I left it that way because it isn’t that wrong, it fits for reasons not to be mentioned yet.

As for the background … I will come back to this one next week – when the DTIYS will be hosted.

Challenging

4 Weeks Mermay 2022Reaching OutMelis 300

Some weeks are more challenging, some are less. On the private field, last week was quite since I was on leave and didn’t have to bother with my bread and butter job and similar stuff.

This gave room and energy for doing work in the creative field. So, I got time to finish three works I’m not shy to say that I’m quite proud of, each one standing out in its own rights.

4 Weeks Mermay

I hinted at it before and althoug strictly speaking it was the last of mentioned projects, I am so happy to announce it first!

Mermay is coming and as announced earlier, again I was planning something. No, we were planning something. This year I teamed up again with Potato Beta (Instagram). You remember our Arcryla City collabs? Yes, it’s her again.

Together we came up with our own Mermay Prompt Board. Although I somehow always managed to draw every day during the last 3 Mermays, it can be really tiresome and a lot of pressure.

Therefore we created a Mermay which gives prompts for weeks, not for days. Of course you can paint every day but you also can do only one painting for a couple of days with as many prompts as you like.

Of course you can paint every day but you also can do only one painting for a couple of days with as many prompts as you like.

Plus: There is a Joker prompt which allows you to turn any (non-mermaid) character into a mermaid version. And yes, there is a reason why a „Steampunk City“ also is on the Prompt Board. Speaking of … since it’s Easter, there are 3-4 Easter eggs hidden in the drawing. Some of them can be found by knowing earlier paintings of Potato and me (hint: Arcryla City), other ones are not that easy to find but knowing about us and Zelda games may help.

I again adjusted my website and now you not only will find a countdown but also an own 4Weeks Mermay subpage. There you will find the Prompt Board, the guide we wrote and finally my own entries as soon as Mermay starts.

We’d love to welcome you to our Mermay!

Prompt Board + Guide

  • A prompt board for the 4 Weeks Mermay 2022 Mermay challenge; a landscape characterized by four bodies of water (from top to bottom): The ocean with its beaches, a river flowing through the landscape, coming from a lake which transforms into a Swamp, the prompts a drawn into the landscape, the names of the prompts of each category coloured in the same colour; each category is attached to a week; Week 1 Ocean (1th-8th), Deep Sea, Beach, Coral, Seal, Star Wars, Octopus/Kraken, Island; Week 2 River (9th-15th), Fork, Steampunk City, Bridge, Salmon, Waterfall, Swing, Guardian; Week 3 Lake (16th-23rd), Night Sky, Nessie, Love, Axolotl, Cenote; Week 4 Swamp (24rd-31st), Snake, Frog, Water Plants, Spa, Witch, (Un)Dead.
  • The guide to the 4WeeksMermay Prompt Board, the background is a pale version of the prompt board, the logo of the 4 Weeks Mermay + the word "Guide" on top of the guide, text: "First of all: Have fun!; "This prompt board, these categories and these prompts are suggestions to travel together through this year's Mermay. They are not supposed to feel like a duty but like fun. We also know how big time pressure can be during those challenges like the Mermay, but we are not on the run, everybody shall do their Mermay in their own time; Keeping this in mind, we thought of the following guidelines: 1. There are 4 categories of water bodies (ocean, river, lake and swamp), 4 topics for 4 weeks in Mermay; 2. Every category has 6-7 prompts (+ the waters as prompts themselves + the Joker Prompt); 3. You don't have to draw every day one prompt, you can draw one every couple of days or only one per; week, you can combine as many of the prompts as you like. You even can swap prompts between categories.; 4. There is also a Joker Prompt: "Mermaided - Draw a character as a mermaid"; This can be any character, an OC of yours, a fanart of a character you like or a painted version of yourself, the twist being to draw them in a mermaid version.; You can draw them in any week, you can use the joker prompt more than one time, flood your Mermay paintings; with your best mermaid self - we'd love to see that!; Use the hashtag #4WeeksMermay22 alongside the #Mermay and #Mermay2022 hashtags, so we can see your entries; Feel free to use the prompt board as second slide and to tag us in your posts and in your stories, we are; looking forward to see what you made of it!; #4WeeksMermay22; By @Potato_Beta and @DerKritzelFaZke".

Reaching Out

Strictly speaking I should have shared this one in this PaintLog already last Sunday. However, I was too short of time to do this and you know what I’m saying „It’s always good to have another painting up you sleeves for the next PaintLog“.

The Saturday before, another amazing episode of The Owl House aired. This led to a new painting of mine depicting the most intense scene of this episode.

I didn’t expect this painting to become my new top posting on Instagram (>70 likes currently), but here we go …

The painting refers to the last few minutes of mentioned episode. You will find a full review on my The OwlLog pages. which of course is spoilery. However, I don not consider the painting itself spoilery, if you know, you know, if not you don’t. Still, please be aware that I will referring to details of the episode while sharing the thoughts I had when painting this art piece.

„Probably doesn’t work that way“, well, doesn’t it? I immediately noticed how the colours of Amity’s adomination goo balloon and Camila’s vase matches each others and there are even the same kind of flowers (but for the colour, obviously).

In a symbolic, metaphorically way it does work, althought not in a strict physical sense, of course.

In my painting I intended to emphasize this symbolism even more. I not only put balloon and vase with the flowers straight one above the other, I also drew the vase’s neck thinner than in the episode, even more, the whole form of the vase basically is just a copied and mirrored form of the balloon.

Apropos mirrored … same applies for the stars in the background. They are exactly the same stars, just seen from the other side, symbolizing that Luz as well as Camila still are walking under the same (mental) sky though divided by dimensions.

But not only balloon, flowers, vase and stars show there connection despite division, I also painted in a band of flying blossoms. They are the blossoms of the Grom tree Luz and Amity created together in season 1 and the scene shows them flying away with the balloon.

At first, I only wanted to paint them into the top panel but then I thought „What if …?“ and this „What if …?“ turned out to create said band connecting both realms.

Honestly, I’m glad that I met the mood of this scene so well.

„Probably doesn’t work that way.
But it’s a nice thought, right?“

  • Comic, 2 panels, digital painting: In the upper panel a balloon made of purple adomination goo in front of a dark purple night sky, some pink flowers are tied to the balloon, pink blossoms flying through the bottom rigt corner of the painting, start of the text: " 'Probaly doesn't work that way. "; bottom panel: a purple vase with a single white flower in front of a dark blue night sky (the positions of the stars are inverted in comparison to the first panel), in the bottom left corner some fading blossoms.
  • The 1st (upper) of 2 comic panels, digital painting: In the upper panel a balloon made of purple adomination goo in front of a dark purple night sky, some pink flowers are tied to the balloon, pink blossoms flying through the bottom rigt corner of the painting, start of the text: " 'Probaly doesn't work that way. "
  • The 2nd (bottom) of 2 comic panels, digital painting: A purple vase with a single white flower in front of a dark blue night sky (the positions of the stars are inverted in comparison to the first panel), in the bottom left corner some fading blossoms.

Melis 300

Last but not least, one of my mutuals on Instagram, Et_Meli, reached the milestone of 300 followers. Therefore, she hosted a DTIYS I participated.

So first of all: Congratulations to 300 followers, Meli! They are well deserved. Ever since I first saw your art, I loved how cute and how adorable it is. Watching your paintings and your progress makes me happy every time.

In this painting I saw life, I saw vitality, joy and fire, I saw ladybugs and fly agaric. I tried to put all of this into my version.

Along the way I wondered why I saw ladybugs despite white dots (not black ones). Still, I kept this impression but at the same time mentioned fly agaric came up, so there were both.

If you know me, you know that I always try to do something unique with a DTIYS original. This time, I changed the pose slightly. Not only to emphasize the vitality but also to practice painting feet in perspecives I am not used to yet.

I also changed the hair, I shortened it (what could I say? I simply like short hair) and gave it the fire of the sunset.

Because of mentioned impressions, I changed the earring too. First I thought of an earring in the form of a ladybugs but the black dots didn’t show well in this small scale. So, it became a fly agaric, matching the white dots of the shirt.

I had struggles with the baqckground, though. Sunsets usually are fruitful backgrounds, easy to paint, great lighting to gain, you cannot do much wrong with sunsets, especially if you use a gradient layer.

However, I had problems to find the right colours. They had to be as pale as in the original but then they lacked contrast. You wouldn’t have sees the woman this sharp, if I’d stuck to the original colours. So I divided the background colour scheme in two halves with an orange part in the middle and I added a rim light et voila – perfection!

The Adventures of Linktober

🇩🇪 Der Oktober ist morgen offiziell zu Ende.

Erst kürzlich habe ich erfahren, dass der Oktober auch Dysautonomia Awareness Month ist. Bis dahin kannte ich dies selber nicht, nun hat jedoch Potato_Beta auf Instagram ein DTIYS zu dem Thema ausgerichtet, an dem ich ebenfalls teilgenommen habe.

Wenn ihr selber gerne an DTIYS teilnehmt oder auch wenn nicht, empfehle ich euch, ihre Challenge einmal anzuschauen.

🇬🇧 Tomorrow October officially will come to an end.

Only recently I learned that October also is Dysautonomia Awareness Month. I didn’t know it until then but now Potato_Beta on Instagram announced a DTIYS about this topic in which I participated.

If you like to join DTIYS’s or even if not, I’d like to recommend to check out her challenge.

Mit dem Oktober steuert auch der Linktober nun auf seinen Showdown zu. In der letzten Woche hat Navarra Winter Island aus den Fängen der Frost Fairy befreien können.

Doch die größte Herausforderung wartet noch: Ganon!

With October coming to an end Linktober does likewise. Navarra was able to free Winter Island from the clutches of the Frost Fairy.

But the biggest challenge still is waiting for her: Ganon!

  • Day 24 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 6 filled hearts, 36 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords and two showing a penguin and a young woman, these two with parts circles around them showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Winter Armor"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a fiery spear and wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side; they are standing at the beginning of a bridge over the sea, to the left Fall Island with wind, leaves and buildings formed like pumpkins (in one of them carved ijn the word "shop") under a fall wind, Epzora, a fish with feetlike fins is standing on the land; to the right sheets of ice under a winter wind and snow flakes
  • Day 25 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 2 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords, of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up, Penta fully encompassed by blue light, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Warm Food"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear and wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are in an old shack, cooking fish in a pan on an oven which is heated by the Flamelet, a rupee is lying on a broken bed; outside the shack a rack with some frozen fish and other buildings in the process of collabsing under snow and ice, a ghostly, blue Penta is pointing in a specific direction
  • Day 26 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 2 filled blue hearts and 3 filled yellow hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up, Gworria fully encompassed by blue light, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Icy Townsfolk"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, carrying Flamelet in a glass bottle on her back and wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are in the centre of some buildings in the process of collabsing under snow and ice, a fading ghostly blue Penta is pointing towards a big hole in the ground; there are ice blocks in the snow around them, some filled, some empty, an antropomorphe walrus is attacking Navarra and she is fighting back, two other of them has lost some ice crust and now are standing freezing in the snow; three yellow hearts are flying towards Navarra and a ghostly Gworria floats above her
  • Day 27 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 5 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up, Gworria fully encompassed by yellow light, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Heat Weapon"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, carrying Flamelet in a glass bottle on her back and wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern on a crust of snow and ice, beneath this crust there is lava, dyed dark at the surface, icicles are hanging towards the lava, on some rocks which are rising above the ice crust is a stick and a bucket with something hot in it
  • Day 28 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 5 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Fire/Ice Champion"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, carrying Flamelet in a glass bottle on her back and wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern on a crust of snow and ice, beneath this crust there is lava, dyed dark at the surface, icicles are hanging towards the lava, on some rocks which are rising above the ice crust is a stick and a bucket with something hot in it; on the right edge there is a hooded ghostly figure floating in the air and on the surface of the lava a portal
  • Day 29a - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 4 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up, Pengrito fully encompassed by green light; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Giant Frost Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern on a crust of snow and ice, beneath this crust there is lava, dyed dark at the surface, icicles are hanging towards the lava, other ones are hanging from the ceiling of the cave; at the left a giant grinchlike beast with butterfly wings and reindeer antlers (the Frost Fairy), on the right Navarra jumping in the air, swinging a stick with a bucket and this way throwing a fire ball which is bouncing from an ice shield the Frost Fairy produces, making a hole in the ice crust above the lava; an ice cloud is flying towards Navarra whose fading track of haste as well as the ghost of Pengrito you can spot; a ghostly hooded figure is hovering over a portal on the surface of the lava
  • Day 29b - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 3 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Giant Frost Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern on a crust of snow and ice, beneath this crust there is lava, dyed dark at the surface, icicles are hanging towards the lava, other ones are hanging from the ceiling of the cave; at the left a giant grinchlike beast with butterfly wings and reindeer antlers (the Frost Fairy), on the right Navarra swinging a stick with a bucket and this way producing a fire shield to protect her from falling icicles and from a frost cloud the Frost Fairy produces
  • Day 29c - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 1.5 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Giant Frost Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern with a crust of snow and ice at the bottom with several holes in it, beneath this crust there is lava, dyed dark at the surface, icicles are hanging towards the lava, other ones are hanging from the ceiling of the cave; at the left a giant grinchlike beast with butterfly wings and reindeer antlers (the Frost Fairy), looking surprised, on the right Navarra standing on a rock next to a wall with horizontal icicles, swinging a stick with a bucket and this way producing a fire ball which hits the part of the ice crust where the Frost Fairy standy and producing a steam cloud
  • Day 29d - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021", upper left corner showing stats: 1.5 filled hearts, 30 rupees; upper right corner a symbol of a woman with two swords (Gworria), of a penguin (Pengrito) and of a young woman (Penta), parts of circles around them showing up; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic, the words "Giant Frost" crossed out, building the new topic "Winter Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora holding a spear, wearing a warm winter coat as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from the side, over the whole place a winter wind and snow flakes; they are standing in a cavern with lava at the bottom, only half of it covered with a crust of snow and ice, the lava is partly dyed dark at the surface, icicles hanging towards the lava, other ones are hanging from the ceiling of the cave; reindeer antlers are peeping out of the lava, a big Fairy (the Winter Fairy) is rising, sending a full heart towards Navarra who is standing on a rock next to a wall with horizontal icicles, holding a stick with a bucket with fire inside; a hooded ghost figure is floating in the air
  • Day 30 Part 1 - Digital Painting, blue monochrome ink style, all text Breath of the Wild Font: "Linktober 2021"; in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar"; five squares, one in each corner and one in the center, in each one one of the Season Fairies and one of the ghosts of the Champions; from left to right and top to botton: 1) Winter Fairy and the Subrosian Champion (hooded figure) 2) Fall Fairy and Gworria (from the desert women Gerudo tribe) 3) Spring Fairy and Pengrito (antropomorphic penguin) 4) Summer Fairy and Penta (young woman) in the square in the center the view from above on four islands and a triangle in the center, two islands very close together, pathes are going towards the triangle and meeting at its corners

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Horror’s Awakening

🇩🇪 Zur Abwechslung beginne ich diesen Oktobersonntag mal nicht mit der Oktober-Challenge, sondern mit einem DTIYS, das ich diese noch schnell dazwischenschieben konnte. Ausgerichtet wurde es von Et_Meli auf Instagram, der ich auch hier noch einmal zu 100 Followern gratulieren und ganz offiziell eine Folgeempfehlung aussprechen möchte!

🇬🇧 For a change, I’m not starting this October Sunday with the October Challenge, but with a DTIYS that I was able to quickly squeeze in. It was hosted by Et_Meli on Instagram, who I would like to congratulate once again on 100 followers and officially recommend to follow her!

Auf Navarras Linktoberreise hat diese inzwischen das herbstliche Horrorhouse durchgequert, ist der Herbstreckin Gworria begegnet und hat die Puppetmaster Fairy besiegt. Nun gilt es, den Weg nach Winter Island zu überbrücken.

In the meantime, Navarra’s Linktober journey has taken her through the Fall Horror House, where she encountered the Fall Champion Gworria and defeated the Puppetmaster Fairy. Now it’s time to bridge the way to Winter Island.

  • Day 17 - 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 thwo filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 22; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Fall Horror House"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a fairy based on a flying fish in front of a scary haunted house, batlike and spiderlike creatures creeping over its roofs and wall; a night sky and a red full moon as background and flying red amber in the foreground; likewise in the foreground in the water is Epzora, a fish with feetlike fins
  • Day 18 - 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 4 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 69; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Haunted Favorite Character"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house with several walls and corridors; monsters are around and charred spots on the ground; in the upper left the ghost of another Zora, Mipha; a green trail of of the form of Navarra is leading to her position, the scheme of a green penguin ghost floats in the air; in the right side Penta's, a young woman's, ghost is pointing to the corridor leading to the right
  • Day 19 - 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 3.5 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 81; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Mask Shop"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house with several walls and corridors; monsters are around and charred spots on the ground; in the upper right the ghost of another Zora, Mipha, in another corridors, heading upwards; they are standing in a room with a counter, the ghost of a shopkeeper behind it, on the wall three masks: Of a penguin (Pengrito), of a young man and of a young woman (Penta), above them an inspription not legible.
  • Day 20 - 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 2 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 66; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Mask Enemy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house with several walls and corridors; monsters are around and charred spots on the ground; in the right the ghost of another Zora, Mipha, heading into the room in the centre; Navarra is leaving this room upwards, chased by two flying masks (the mask of a penguin and the mask of a young woman), there is a counter in the room and an inscription on the wall not legible
  • Day 21 - 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 1.5 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 66; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Undead Champion"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house; in the lower left the ghost of another Zora, Mipha, heading to the right; Navarra is standing in a graveyard with 8 graves which are facing a stage with holes in it; there is an angelic statue and in front of the statue Gworria, member of the desert woman Gerudo tribe, holding two swords; she is a zombie but filled by a yellow light
  • Day 22 - 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 1.5 filled hearts and 3.5 hearts which are partly filled with light blue, below them a gemstone and the number 66 and below this the faded symbol of a bomb and the number 20; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Mutated Link"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house; they are in a graveyard with 8 graves which are facing a stage with holes in it; there is an angelic statue and in front of the statue Gworria, member of the desert woman Gerudo tribe, holding two swords; she is a zombie but filled by a yellow light; there are ghostly forms of clothes, boots, a sword and a shield around of Navarra, filled by a blue light, the eyes gleaming red; she is facing the ghost of another Zora, Mipha, who is lifting the spear which is covered by blue light
  • Day 23a - 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 4 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 66 and below this the faded symbol of a bomb and the number 20; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Puppetmaster Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house; they are in a graveyard with 8 graves which are facing a stage with holes in it which show two pupils; there is an angelic statue and Gworria, member of the desert woman Gerudo tribe, holding two swords; she is a zombie but filled by a yellow light; there are ghostly forms of clothes, boots, a sword and a shield around of Navarra, the eyes gleaming red; out of two of the graves are coming 1) a sock puppet of Penta, a young woman (eyes gleaming red), 2) a sock puppet of a giant poisonous slime blob
  • Day 23b - 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 3 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 66 and below this the faded symbol of a bomb and the number 20; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Puppetmaster Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house; they are in a graveyard with 8 graves which are facing a stage with holes in it which show two pupils; there is an angelic statue and Gworria, member of the desert woman Gerudo tribe, closing the lid of one grave again; she is a zombie but filled by a yellow light; there are ghostly forms of clothes, boots, a sword and a shield around of Navarra, the eyes gleaming red; she is hitting a giant sock puppet of an Octorok coming out of a grave; another sock puppet of a young woman is lying on the ground, the hand cutted from the arm's stump; in the centre of the graveyard a giant mouth with a long shadowy tongue reaching towards Navarra; several other graves are open
  • Day 23c - 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 1 filled hearts, below them a gemstone and the number 66 and below this the faded symbol of a bomb and the number 8; in the upper right corner a symbol showing a penguin with a part of a green circle around it showing up, left of it a symbol of a young woman, a part of a blue circle around her showing up, in the lower left corner the text "Quest Calendar", in the left edge the topic "Puppetmaster Fairy"; the picture showing Navarra, a single Zora (based on an orca) holding a spear with fire on the top and a mask as well as a fairy based on a flying fish seen from above in the inside of a haunted house; they are in a graveyard with 8 graves which are facing a stage with holes in it which show two pupils; there is an angelic statue and Gworria, member of the desert woman Gerudo tribe, closing the lid of one grave again; she is a zombie but filled by a yellow light; there are ghostly forms of clothes, boots, a sword and a shield around of Navarra, the eyes gleaming red; two sock puppets (of a young woman and of a penguin) are lying on the ground, the hands cutted from the arm's stumps; in the centre of the graveyard a giant mouth which is inhaling; there are two bombs coming from Navarra flying to this mouth

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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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Celebrations

🇩🇪 Gestern endete die Frist zur Einreichung der Beiträge für die general prompts des Arcryla City Summer Festival (🇬🇧). Unglaublich, dass das doch ganze 9 Wochen waren, in denen ich fast durchgehend für diese Festivität gezeichnet hatte.

Als einen letzten Beitrag hatte ich kurz vor dem Ende der Frist noch einen Beitrag zum Stichwort „Fairy Floss“ eingereicht. Die Geschichte ist jedoch noch nicht zu Ende geschrieben und es werden sicherlich noch weitere Bilder folgen, seien es weitere Prompts, seien sie von diesen unabhängig.

🇬🇧 Yesterday, was the deadline to submit the entries for the Arcryla City Summer Festival’s general prompts. Amazingly, full 9 weeks of painting almost permanently for these festivities.

As last entry before the deadline I submitted one for the prompt „Fairy Floss“. Still, the story didn’t come to an end, there will be more paintings in the future, prompt related or of an independent nature.

„Fairy Tale“

Whenever Crissy gets used to the thought to forget about her crush she turns up at unexpected times in unexpected places and does things to raise hope again.

Einige befinden sich schon in Planung, doch auch darüber hinaus gehen meine selbige weiter:

Bevor ich diese jedoch angehe, habe ich auf Instagram ein DTIYS gestartet, um dort sowohl 100 Follower wie auch mein Einjähriges zu begehen. Hierzu habe ich extra eine Unterseite (🇬🇧) angelegt, auf der ihr, solltet ihr nicht auf Instagram sein, die Details ebenfalls nachlesen könnt. Gerne dürft ihr ebenso teilnehmen, am einfachsten auf Instagram oder Twitter, prinzipiell jedoch über jede Plattform eurer Wahl, über die ihr mich erreichen könnt. Auch hier noch einmal mein Dank an alle 100 Follower!

Some already are in the making but there will be other ones too:

Before doing all of this I started an own DTIYS on Instagram to celebrate 100 followers as well as my first Instagram anniversary. You will find the details on the page I created for this occasion. You are invited to participate, of course. The easiest way being via Instagram or Twitter but in general, via any platform I am available at. Thank you again to all of my 100 followers!

Résumérmay

🇩🇪 Vier Wochen sind rum, in denen ich jeden Tag eine Meerjungfrau gepostet habe, sieben Wochen Vorbereitung insgesamt, in denen ich (fast) täglich an einem Meerjungfrauenbild gesessen habe. Im letzten Jahr hatte ich mich auf „einfache“ Monochromzeichnungen beschränkt, da ich aus 2019 noch in Erinnerung hatte, wie stressig es sein kann, jeden Tag eine farbige Zeichnung präsentieren zu wollen.

Dieses Jahr hatte ich mich trotzdem wiederum daran versucht und konnte glücklicherweise Anfang April mit den ersten Bildern beginnen und Mitte Mai knapp zwei Wochen Urlaub nehmen. Andernfalls wäre das Ganze kaum schaffbar gewesen. Aber auch so habe ich stellenweise gezweifelt, ob ich es wirklich schaffen werde, für jeden Tag im Mai ein Bild zu zeichnen.

Am ersten Bild saß ich mehr als eine Woche, das zweite hat ebenso mehrere Tage gedauert und das dritte ging gefühlt viel zu langsam voran. Dann gab es wiederum Bilder, die ich an einem Tag gezeichnet habe und die Bilder für die Tage 28, 29 und 30 entstanden sogar alle am selben Tag. Zuweilen habe ich ein wenig getrickst und das Setup der Bilder von vornherein so aufgebaut, dass ich große Teile für einen weiteren Teil verwenden konnte.

So kam es dann auch, dass ich tatsächlich gut eine Woche vor dem Maienende fertig war.

Trotz all der Arbeit hat es dennoch großen Spaß gemacht. Ich habe die Geschichten bekannter Charaktere fortführen können, neue Charaktere sind dazugekommen und der eine oder andere Ansatzpunkt für eine Fortsetzung im nächsten Jahr wurde angelegt. Auch habe ich beim Zeichnen der Bilder einige neue Techniken und Vorgehensweisen ausprobiert, habe herumspielen können und schauen, wie es aussieht, verworfen, neu ausprobiert, Erfahrungen sammeln können.

In jedem meiner Mermays gibt es außerdem ein paar „geheime Achievements“, die ihr vielleicht, vielleicht auch nicht bereits entdeckt habt. Dazu gehört z. B. die jährliche Spongebob-Schwammkopf-Referenz. Mit Bild 17 habe ich diese dieses Jahr erreicht. Nicht erreicht habe ich hingegen, das Urzeit-Meerjungfrauen-Motiv, das ihr sowohl im Jahr 2019 (mehrmals) und im Jahr 2020 (einmal) entdecken konnte. Wir werden sehen, ob ich sie nächstes Jahr wieder schaffe.

Als Dank auch an euch fürs gemeinsame Durchhalten, findet ihr auf dieser Seite heute auch bereits Tag 31 (auf Patreon seit gestern schon). Zudem habe ich die „freie Woche“ genutzt, um an einem DTIYS auf Instagram teilzunehmen (Originalbild siehe dort), das ihr hier ebenso weiter unten sehen könnt:

🇬🇧 Four weeks passed, a time I posted a mermaid day by day. Seven weeks of preparation with working (almost) every single day on a mermaid painting. Last year I painted monochrome since I remembered of 2019 how stressful the goal can be to present a coloured painting day by day.

This year, though, I tried it again. Luckily I could start with the first paintings in the beginning of April and I got a vacation from work in the mid of May. Otherwise, this output wouldn’t have been possible. Nevertheless I sometimes doubted if I will gain the goal to prepare a painting for every single day.

The first painting nearly took me week, the second one several days and the third also felt as if it took much too long to be in time. Whereas there were paintings which only took one day and the paintings for the days 28, 29 and 30 I painted on one and the same day. Sometimes I cheated a little bit by arranging the setting of the painting a way, I easily could reuse wide parts of it for a followup painting.

So, I actually finished the last picture one week before the end of May.

Albeit all this work and stress it was a lot of fun. I continued the stories of my familiar Mermay OCs, new characters turned up and the one or other sequel for the next Mermay has been indicated. Additionally, I tried some new technical features and drawing techniques while preparing the paintings. I played around just to see how it turns out, abandoned it, made new experiences.

Additionally, I’d like to tell you that every Mermay there also are some „secret achievements“ which you may have or may not have discovered already, e. g. the Spongebob Squarepants reference which I achieved this year with painting number 17. What I didn’t achieve this year is the prehistorical mermaids motif which you can find in Mermay 2019 (several times) and 2020 (one time). Will I achieve it next year? We will see.

To thank you for following me on this way through Mermay, you will find the Mermay 31 painting right now on this site (on Patreon it already it has been online since yesterday). Finally, I took advantage of the „free week“ and participated in a DTIYS on Instagram again (original painting see on Instagram) which I also present you here:

Mermay voraus!

Leider komme ich mit Cedrakon schleppender voran, als ich es gehofft hatte, zumal sich ja nun auch bereits der Mermay ankündigt und ich hier bereits in Vorarbeit gehe (hierzu weiter unten mehr). Dennoch will ich mein Versprechen von letzter Woche einlösen und euch mein „drittes Comicprojekt“ (eigentlich ist es das erste und eigentlich sind es bislang nur zwei, eins ist ja schon abgeschlossen) vorstellen:

Während ich an der weiteren Übersetzung der Cedrakon-Story saß, fiel mir letzte Woche genanntes Programm zur Erstellung von Comics in die Hände. Eigentlich zuerst nur zur Probe stoppelte ich ein paar Bilder zusammen und versah sie mit Sprechblasen. Im nächsten Moment (err … verteil über zwei Wochen oder so, um genau zu sein und nach der einen oder anderen Änderung) hatte ich die ersten paar Seiten eines Cedrakon-Comics vor mir. Sobald ich die Zeit finde wird er hier wie anderswo auch veröffentlicht. Ihr werdet also rechtzeitig davon erfahren!

Auch die zweite Frage von letzter Woche werde ich nun aufklären (sofern ihr nicht ohnehin bereits Dank Patreon Bescheid wisst), darum hier erneut eine mehr oder weniger spoilerbehaftete Sneak:

Instagram watete diese Woche erneut mit einer DTIYS-Challenge auf, die ich diesmal sogar am selben Tag noch fertig bekommen habe. Mit diesen Challenges ist es (leider) so eine Sache. Täglich sehe ich so einige sehr schöne DTIYS und manche beginne ich auch. Wenn ich sie aber nicht am selben Tag fertigstelle … stelle ich sie nie fertig. Zugleich war es eine Gelegenheit, einmal auf die Uhr zu schauen, wie lange ich für solch ein Bild tatsächlich brauchte. Dieses hier hat genau sechs Stunden gedauert. Um 17 Uhr rum hatte ich es begonnen, um 23 Uhr war es fertig:

Den Originalbeitrag findet ihr hier.

Auch das Glas voll Ideen hatte mich diese Woche wieder auf eine Idee gebracht. Godzilla wurde gezogen! Zusammen mit „Zahnbürste“. Das war insofern interessant, als dass ich nicht nur irgendwann selber einen Godzilla-Vorschlag für die Challenge eingereicht hatte, sondern dass wir an dem Tag ebenfalls eine gemeinsame Godzilla-Sichtung mit Austausch über Twitter geplant hatten. Für meine englischsprachige Bubble habe ich zudem auch noch eine englische Version kreiert:

Außerdem gibt es Neues zum Mermay. Inzwischen habe ich eine Promptliste gefunden (Instagram, Twitter) und befinde mich nun in der Vorbereitung. Das erste Bild ist sogar schon fertig. Aber nicht zu neugierig sein: Veröffentlicht wird es selbstverständlich erst am 01. Mai!

Trotz aller frühzeitigen Vorbereitung merke ich, dass ich mich mit den Bildern zum Mermay 2021 ranhalten muss. Deshalb überlege ich, die Cedrakon-Pause für Mai, die ich ohnehin geplant hatte, vorzuziehen. Was hoffentlich gleichzeitig heißen wird, dass ich auch vor Ende Mai aus selbiger wieder zurückkehren kann. Aber wie so oft kann ich nichts versprechen oder wenn ich es verspreche, wird es doch anders kommen …

Zumindest schreitet meine kleine Reihe auf Instagram mit dem Rückblick auf die vorherigen Mermays weiter voran. Diese Woche waren die kleine Seehexe und die Begegnung im Sumpf dran:

(Instagram-Link)

(Instagram-Link)