Woody Anticipations

The WoodycornAnticipations

As you can see the today’s PaintLog is online a little bit later (and perhaps a little bit shorter) than usual. I had to work yesterday morning and just didn’t find the time afterwards.

The Mermay gone on the one hand it felt a little bit like a delight. On the other hand a little bit hollow since I’ll have to orientate myself again on which of my OCs and topics I shoul work next.

Technically, there were a whole weekend plus a holiday last week but I didn’t really find a start into „not drawing mermaids“ again.

At least I managed to do two new drawings in the end and a third one is in the pipeline right now (it will be published on my birthday on Thursday).

The Woodycorn

This painting is an entry to vitranas_arts Junicorn challenge, featuring the first week’s Earth theme and accompanying subtopics. It’s one approach out of three.

The first approach would’ve been a full scale painting I didn’t feel I’d manage at this time and in time. It was similar to this one whereas the 2nd approach would’ve been totally different, just depicting some mini unicorns on the ground level of a forest.

Right at the start I had the idea of a scene with my OCs Raven and Samandra. For this third approach I kept this thought but transferred it towards a journals‘ entry.

Being a fabric mage means knowing where to get your magic stuff to weave into your clothes. So, Samandra wrote down any bit of information she got to look it up again whenever the need arises.“

Anticipations

Amphibia and The Owl House spoilers ahead

In the last two weeks I did two Amphibia x The Owl House (x Gravity Falls) crossovers. Because of the fun ot it and because there were even more ideas, I created one more crossover shenanigan.

This time a spoiler warning and a CN tag seemed appropriate (although most of the fans probably woulde have watched both shows/seasons finales by now).

I’m following a lot of The Owl House and Amphibia accounts on Instagram and Twitter and it’s always exciting which anticipations the fandom is coming up with. I often don’t know where they are getting those ideas from in the first place but their reasoning always seems logical enough to (almost) follow them.

In these cases there were a wildly spread fan theory that Anne (Amphibia) would lose an arm during her show. At the same time there was one that Luz (The Owl House) would get possessed by The Collector (or rather The Collector in theis physcial form can only exist by possessing somebody (and this being Luz)). So, this painting again is dedicated to all the fans who expected one of those two things happening but got … err … disappointed will be the wrong word … again, it (luckily) just wasn’t meant to be canon (yet).

Animation Crossing

Mermay recapCrossovers

As hinted last week, I’m going to bring this year’s Mermay to a close. As much as I love the Mermay as glad am I not to draw only mermaids for a change. Still, although I actually did some new paintings since last Sunday, we are not quite there.

Therefore, for a last time this year this PaintLog (the first half of it) will deal with the Mermay, the recap I promised you.

With the second half we are getting back to fanart again. Amphiba came to an end, so did season 2 of The Owl House. Additionally, I made use of my short vacation by binge watching the show Gravity Falls.

You will find the results of this combination below and on the respective pages, of course.

Mermay Recap

The main thing was: To have fun!

And fun I had. I enjoyed to create the prompt board together with my collab partner Potato, to draw the prompts, to come up with the texts, the ones for the general board as well as the ones for the weekly introductions. Thank you Potato for co-hosting this Mermay!

Goaling four major paintings and sharing one small detail every day turned out to be exactly the right thing. This way I managed to come through the Mermay quite well despite tigh working schedules in May.

Mentioning these … yeah, at some points in time it was stressful. I started around Easter with the first drawing and until the second week I was way ahead of the calendar with my preparations. Still, from week 3 onwards it initially often was a day by day drawing. Only the vacation of the fourth week were able to fix this.

However, it was a delight to finally see the paintings coming together. Which one is your favorite? Tbh, I like „The Heart inside our Caves“ the most. Like in last year’s Linktober, I created some short clips that will show you the drawing progress of each painting and there also is a collage with every painting shared this Mermay.

Looking at the four paintings in retrospective, I come to think that you clearly can spot how my time schedule influenced the work progress. The first two already were quite elaborated before their respective week even started, I just had to hide the details I didn’t want to share on the particular days.

Week 3 is starting with Nessie, the background came quite in the end. Week 4 starts the same way (with the Little Sea Witch) but as soon as I found the time, the whole background was on its way and only needed slight alterations.

Last but not least a shoutout to everony who participated in our 4WeeksMermay. It was the first time we were hosting it and perhaps there will be another one next year.

It was great to see all the other entries, the fantasy and imagination you put into the combinations of the prompts.

Thank you so much!

We would be happy if you’d join next year again!

Mermay 2022 paintings

  • The whole painting; digital painting, comic style: Merindiana Jane, a mermaid resembling Indiana Jones, dark blue hair, a stingray as hat, looking determined, holding a deactivated Light Sword (Star Wars), swimming towards the right upper corner of the painting, dragging Ceratia with her, a mermaid bases on and anglerfish including a light bulb on a rod originating on her forehead; above both a seal diving into the water; in the background a dark bottom and the wreck of the Nautilus (submarine), two divers apporaching the wrack in front of the shadow of a giant octopus; next to this wrack a giant black dead starfish; in the right corner a submarine hill with corals and sea anemones, two shadows in the most right bottom corner; there are schools of fish in the water; in the right upper corner a yellow part of land with the back legs and the tail of a giant turtle, a red and white striped lighthouse and a palm tree on top of this island with a black flag showing fishbone; text: "The Return of the Merindiana Jane".
  • Digital painting, comic style: A swamp and trees; a mermaid based on a manta ray in a deckchair made of plants; violet eyes, chin long straight violet hair; the ray's fins are buidling a cape; a black starfish as pendant on her chest; mud in her face, left eye covered with a cucumber disc, she's lifting another one from her right eye, looking tired to a plant's stalk carrying half of a coconut with a drinking straw in it, magical light floating from her finger tip to it and encompassing it; to her left a staff built from a long belemnite, a hat-like squid holding a sign "Wytch on Vakatin", an "o" added subsequentl, is thrown over its top; left to the sign floating in the air a pink ghostly starfish (Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants), wearing green trunks and red water wings; on her left on some lily pads a small pink frog and a salamander, watching sceptically her doings; in the background behind the trees you can see two giant undead snakes, creeping out of the shadows, rays from the magical light leading to the first one, forming its tongue, eyes and nostrils; text "Wytch on Vacation".

Crossovers

Amphibia, The Owl House and Gravitiy Falls spoilers ahead

As mentioned above, last week I felt the fanboy vibes again – threefold!

It all started with the finale of The Owl House’s 2nd season finale (but is rooted back to the one of Amphibia too). In the final scene we see a newspaper article featuring a picture of Anne Boonchuy and the question if her being lost in a frog world has been a hoax.

The same moment the image of Camila contacting the Boonchuys jumped to my mind, and this way Luz finally meeting Anne. Luz of course would be enthusiastic about a world with giant snakes in it (the very first episode of her show introduced her by throwing snakes).

For Anne’s part, however, it may be important to know that it felt like half of the fandom shipped her with one or the other of the other two girls who were stuck with her in Amphibia. But it wasn’t meant to be canon up to the end whereas Luz, of course, came back to the human realm with her girlfriend Amity.

It was the first time I drew Anne. I drew Luz before and even other Amphibia characters, but not Anne. I tried to do this in my own style but to keep the „Disney roundness“. Because in the show the eyes (in her normal form) are just little black dots, I had to search the internet for information about their colour and in the end it turned out that they are brown. The Amphibia Wiki didn’t mention which brown, so I chose a tone of the same brown she has as hair colour.

The same time I came up with this idea, already another one sneaked into my mind but I wanted to share the Amphibia x The Owl House cartoon first.

There are several references to Gravity Falls in The Owl House as well as in Amphibia, Stan and Soos have versions of them in both realms and it’s as good as canon that he ince was married to Eda Clawthorne from The Owl House. So, we can assume, Gravity Falls is part of the same uni/multiverse.

This being a great basis for my second crossover cartoon. Things to know if you don’t know the show: Dippper (the guy to the left) actually never had to leave the human realm. On the other side, almost hte whole show he had a big crush on the girl Wendy (who was 15 at this point in time while he was nearly 13). Of course, he didn’t came back from Gravity Falls with a girlfried.

Because by now Dipper and Mabel would’ve been almost 23 years old, I tried to paint them a little bit older than in the show. Dipper got some hair on the chin and I shortened Mabels hair. I also abandoned the ribbon. However, she is wearing a pig ear pendant, referring to her pig Waddles, of course and to once more underline her weirdness.

As with Anne I had to investigate on the eye colour. With Dipper (and mabel) it was brown again and this time I chose the same brown that I used as basic hair colour of Anne. I also noticed that Mabel and Dipper have got the same basic skin and hair colour, making things quite easy for me because I already had the whole colour palette at hand.

More of Save the Owlhouse

Digital painting, minimalized comic style: Amity Blight (left), green hair, grey clothes with purple sleeves and trousers, and Luz Noceda (right), dark brown hair, blue and white hoody, greay shorts and dark blue leggins, both kneeling on the floor of a building, looking upwards to a sphere of light

🇩🇪 Die ersten beiden Wochen haben meiner kreativen Ader ziemlich zu schaffen gemacht, sodass ich diese erst einmal wieder mit anderweitigem Zeug auffüllen muss(te). Dennoch lag vergangene Woche ein Ereignis an, für das ich etwas vorbereitet, das ich ohnehin schon länger geplant hatte.

Gut 10 Monate ist es her, dass ich begann, Szenen aus der Disney-Serie „The Owl House“ in einem minimalistischen Stil zu malen, die im Verhältnis der beiden Charaktere Luz Noceda und Amity Blight wichtige Meilensteine darstellen. Meine erste Zeichnung war die des Grom Dance (Episode 16) gewesen, später hatte ich mir jedoch vorgenommen, diese der Serie chronologisch gemäß zu zeichnen. Kurz darauf war somit die „Teenage Abomination“-Szene (Episode 3) dran:

🇬🇧 The first two weeks hit hard my creative streak, so I have/had to recreate by doing other stuff. Still, there was an event last week for which I prepared something that I had been planning for a while anyway.

It’s been a good 10 months since I started drawing scenes from the Disney show „The Owl House“ in a minimalized style, which represent important milestones in the relationship between the two characters Luz Noceda and Amity Blight. My first drawing had been that of the Grom Dance (episode 16), but later I had resolved to draw it chronologically according to the series. Shortly afterwards, it was the turn of the „Teenage Abomination“ scene (episode 3):

Letzten Montag, am 11.01.2022, jährte sich schließlich die Erstausstrahlung der Show zum zweiten Mal.

Für diejenigen, die dies noch nicht mitbekommen haben: Irgendein Marketingheini bei Disney hatte entschieden, dass die Serie nicht zur Marke des Konzerns passen würde. Aus diesem Grunde soll nach der dritten Staffel Schluss sein und diese auch nur in Form von drei etwas längeren Episoden stattfinden.

Ob sich etwas dagegen tun lässt, weiß ich nicht, jedoch gab und gibt es vielfache Fan-Aktionen, um Disney darauf aufmerksam zu machen, wie wichtig diese Serie für uns Fans ist. Sie ist in der Tat eine sehr schöne Serie, eine meiner Komfort-Serien, mit einem Grad an Repräsentation in einer Kinderserie, wie ich ihn mir in Serien meiner Kindheit und Jugend gewünscht hätte.

Eine dieser Fan-Aktionen fand letzten Montag zum Jahrestag wieder unter den Hashtags #SaveTheOwlHouse und #MoreOfTheOwlHouse statt. Um mich daran zu beteiligen, habe ich nicht nur die Serie noch einmal auf Disney Plus geguckt, sondern ebenso das Bild gezeichnet, das ihr weiter oben findet. Zusätzlich habe ich es aber ebenso mit einer Animation versehen, um, die Botschaft nachdrücklicher rüberzubringen:

Finally, last Monday, 11.01.2022, was the second anniversary of the show’s first broadcast.

For those who have not been told yet: Some marketing guy at Disney decided that the series would not fit the „brand“ of the compandy. For this reason, the series is going to end after the third season and will only take place in the form of three somewhat longer episodes.

Whether anything can be done about it I don’t know, however there have been and are multiple fan actions to make Disney aware of how important this show is to us fans. It is indeed a very beautiful show, one of my comfort show, with a level of representation in a children’s show that I would have liked to have seen in shows of my childhood and youth.

One of these fan campaigns took place last Monday on the anniversary under the hashtags #SaveTheOwlHouse and #MoreOfTheOwlHouse. To participate, I not only watched the show again on Disney Plus, but also drew the picture that you can find above. In addition, I have also provided with an animation to get the message across more forcefully:

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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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New Year new Luck

🇩🇪 Frohes neues Jahr! Schwupps, schon haben wir 2022.

Eine erste Änderung hat euch bereits begrüßt, sobald ihr diese Seite betreten habt: Ich habe den Header aktualisiert. Er besteht nun aus einigen Jahresrückblicken des Jahres 2021 (hierzu später mehr).

Eine zweite Änderung hatte ich vornehmen müssen, da in der vergangenen Woche nun weitere Arcane-Fanart dazukam. Diese hatte mehr Zeit veranschlagt als ich geplant hatte, pünktlich zum Jahresausklang war sie jedoch fertig. Entsprechend habe ich nun eine extra Arcane-Seite angelegt.

Bei oben genanntem Bild ist (mal wieder) Kontext wichtig. Die tawainesische Synchro der Disney-Serie The Owl House machte aus Amitys Frage, ob Luz mit ihr gehen will die Version „Let’s dress up and travel together“. Seitdem muss ich bei diesem oder ähnlichen Sätzen automatisch an ein Liebesgeständnis an einen (gleichgeschlechtlichen) Schwarm denken.

Folgerichtig konnte ich dann auch nicht anders, als dies ebenso in einer Arcane-Fanart zu verwursten:

🇬🇧 Happy New Year! Whoosh, here we are in 2022.

A first update has already greeted you as soon as you entered this page: I updated the header. It now consists of a few recap paintings of the year 2021 (more on this later).

A second change had to be made as another Arcane fanart was added recently. This took more time than I had planned, but it was finished just in time for the end of the year. Accordingly, I have now created an extra Arcane page.

With this painting (again) a little bit of context is needed. The Taiwanese version of the Disney show The Owl House dubbed Amity’s questiobn to Luz if she want to go out with her to „Let’s dress up and travel together“. Since then I automatically associate this or similar lines with confessing to your (same sex) crush.

So, I couldn’t help but made this Arcane fanart out of it:

Für diejenigen, die sich für die Entstehung dieses Bildes interessieren, habe ich zudem ein Work-in-progress-Video angefertigt. Dies wollte ich eigentlich schon immer mal tun, jedoch geht mein Pc regelmäßig in die (nicht vorhandenen) Knie, wennn ich die automatische Aufnahme aktiviere und bisher habe ich auch immer vergessen, die verschiedenen Schritte außerhalb CSPs abzuspeichern, um daraus ein Video erstellen zu können.

For those who are interested in the creation of this painting, I also made a work in progress clip. I always wanted to do this, but my PC regularly is brought to its (non-existing) knees when I activate the automatic recording in CSP and so far I always forgot to save the single steps to be able to create a video from them.

Jahresrückblicke und kein Ende … Vergangene Woche habe ich eine Neuauflage der Face Your Art Challenge erstellt und einmal mehr die Gesichter des Jahres gesammelt. Eigentlich wollte ich nur Originalcharektere aufnehmen, also keine Fanart, und da der Mermay eine eigene Version erhalten hat, auch keine Mermay-Charaktere. Meine Ausreden: Navarra (Bild 1) ist zwar eigentlich Fanart und Navarra wurde im Mermay 2021 neu gezeichnet, zugleich war sie aber auch Protagonistin im Linktober dieses Jahres. Zoe (Bild 9) hingegen ist zwar ebenfalls Fanart, in dieser Version wurde sie jedoch für einen privaten Discord-Server gezeichnet und wenn einer der dargestellten Charaktere ein Gesicht schlechthin ist, dann nun mal sie!

In der Mermay-Edition indessen werdet ihr zahlreiche Gesichter wiedersehen, die ihr bereits aus den Mermays 2019 und 2020 kennt:

Recaps and not end to them … Last week I created a new edition of the Face Your Art Challenge and once again collected the faces of the year. Actually, I only wanted to include original characters, so no fanart, and since the Mermay got its own version, no Mermay characters either. My excuses: Navarra (image 1) is actually fanart and Navarra was redrawn in Mermay 2021, but at the same time she was also a protagonist in Linktober this year. Zoe (picture 9), on the other hand, is also fanart, but in this version she was drawn for a private Discord server and if one of the characters depicted literally is a face, then it’s her!

In the Mermay edition however, you will see many faces again that you already know from Mermay 2019 and 2020:

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Merry Fanartmas!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Purple

🇩🇪 Ihr merkt es daran, dass es mit Cedrakon zur Zeit nur langsam vorangeht: Es ist The Owl House (🇬🇧) Saison und ich bin nach wie vor hin und weg von dieser wunderschönen Serie! Auch zu der gestrigen Folge konnte ich wiederum nicht anders, als ein passendes Bild dazu zu malen und meinen Senf dazu auf Instagram auszuwalzen Um diese besser von den übrigen Bildern abzugrenzen, habe ich die Seite erneut umgearbeitet und ihr findet meinen Senf nun in dem Bereich The The OwlLog (🇬🇧) .

Ihr findet das Bild ganz am Ende dieses Eintrags, um nicht vorzeitig gespoilert zu werden.

🇬🇧 You know it is The Owl House season when Cedrakon (🇩🇪) takes longer than usual. This beautiful show still gets me! Again, I had to draw a painting about the yesterday’s episode and to add my two cents on Instagram. To distinguish it better from the other The Owl House fanart I again changed the structure of the website so you will find may cents on the page The Owl Log.

You will find the painting at the end of this entry, so you will not get spoilered unintentionally.

Letzte Woche hatte ich hier meine persona Crissy Faith (🇩🇪) für den Discord-Server Arcryla City vorgestellt. Von ihr gibt es auch noch eine Version ohne Helm:

Last week I introduced my persona Crissy Faith (🇩🇪) of the Discord server Arcryla City. There also is a version without the helmet:

Zusätzlich habe ich bereits ein weiteres Bild gezeichnet, das aber erst auf einem Showcase am nächsten Samstag gezeigt werdn wird, sodass ihr euch hier noch ein wenig gedulden müsste.

The Owl House Spoiler-Warnung!

Additionally I already finished another painting but this one will be revealed in another showcase next Saturday, so you again have to be patient before I can show it to you.

The Owl House Spoiler ahead!

Welcome to Arcryla City

🇩🇪 Nach der Veröffentlichung des letzten PaintLogs stellte ich überrascht fest, dass dieses hier der inzwischen fünfzigste Blog ist. Fast ein Jahr lang, bis auf wenige Ausnahmen nahezu ununterbrochen, schreibe ich hier bereits Woche für Woche meine Gedanken über meine Kreativprozess nieder und präsentiere euch die Ergebnisse dessen.

War die Seite anfangs vor allem dazu gedacht, meine Zeichnungen zentral zu sammeln und der Blog dazu, die jeweils aktuellen Teile der Cedrakon-Geschichte zu präsentieren, hat er sich inzwischen zu einer Art TageWochenbuch entwickelt, das regelmäßig ein Resümee der zurückliegenden Woche zieht. Dies ist manchmal ein wenig stressig, zumal ich es seit einiger Zeit auch auf Englisch schreibe, es hilft mir dennoch sehr, meine Gedanken und Kreativprozesse zu sortieren.

Großer Dank gilt hierbei natürlich auch euch Lesern und all jenen, die es in Zukunft werden wollen!

🇬🇧 After publidhing the last PaintLog I realised that this one now is the 50th of its kind. Almost a year, with few exceptions week after week I am writing down my thoughts redgarding my creativity process and showing them to you.

In the beginning the website was thought to be a central collection of all of my paintings and the Blog to present the newest parts of the Cedrakon (🇩🇪) tale. Now it’s something like a diarweekaly drawing regularly a résumé of the past week. Sometimes, this is a little bit of stressful (thinking of the English version I am writing nowadays, too) but it helps a lot to sort my thoughts and my creativity process.

Many thanks to all of you readers and such ones who would like to become one in the future!

Letzte Woche ist aber auch der Pride Month zu Ende gegangen. Abschied genommen habe ich mit einem kosmischen Pärchen, das ich bereits vor einiger Zeit gezeichnet und hier auch bereits vorgestellt habe. Abgesehen davon wird auf dieser Seite Pride immer willkommen sein und sich selbstverständlich auch in meinen Zeichnungen immer wieder wiederfinden

Dafür kann ich an anderer Stelle sagen: Endlich kann ich sie zeigen! Seit einigen Monaten bin ich auf einem Discord-Server für zeichnerisch aktive Leute – Arcryla City. Dort hat sich bereits eine sehr hilfsbereite und auf unterstützende Bubble zusammengefunden. Gegenwärtig findet dort ein kleines Sommerfestival mit Prompts, Spielabenden etc. statt.

Es gibt acht allgemeine Prompts und zweiwöchentliche Prompt-Aufgaben, deren Ergebnisse am Ende der jeweiligen zwei Wochen in einem Showcase vorgestellt werden. Gestern fand das erste dieser Showcases statt. Aufgabe war, ein*en Persona für die (fiktive) Steampunk-Stadt Acryla City zu zeichnen (und vorzustellen). Diese musste nicht unbedingt Ähnlichkeit mit mir im realen Leben haben (ein Glück!). Er*sie musste allerdings ins Steampunk-Thema passen.

Ich entschied mich deshalb, eine Steampunk-Mechanikerin zu entwerfen:

Last week the Pride Month ended. I said farewell with a cosmic couple (🇩🇪) I already painted and presented here some time ago. Besides, Pride always will be welcome on this website and you will find it in my painting every so often.

Concerning another topic I am happy that I finally can announc her: Some month ago I joined a Discord server for painting based artists – Arcryla City – with a very helpful and supportive Bubble. At the moment we are celebrating a summer festival with prompts, game nights etc.

There are eight general prompts and biweekly prompt challenges which’s results at the end of the respective two weeks will be presented in a showcase. The past two weeks‘ challenge was to draw (and to present) a persona for the (fictional) steampunk city Arcryla City. This persona didn’t have to have similarities with me in real life (luckily!). Still, he*she has to fit in the steampunk theme.

Therefore I decided to design a steampunk mechanic (🇩🇪) :

Kürzlich habe ich mir noch einmal einige Episoden The Owl House (TOH) zu Gemüte geführt (genauer: Jene Episoden der ersten Staffel, die für das Verhältnis zwischen Luz und Amity entscheidend sind). In Verbindung mit der vor zwei Wochen gelaufenen zweiten Episode der zweiten Staffel kam mir die Idee zu meinem ersten The-Owl-House-Comic (🇬🇧) … und noch bevor diese Zeilen online gehen konnten, nach Sichtung von Episode 4 der zweiten Staffel zu einem weiteren.

Da sich dadurch die Quantität meiner TOH-Fanart weiter erhöht hat, habe ich dieser Serie nun auch eine eigene Unterseite in der English Corner (🇬🇧) gewidmet und die bisherigen Bilder von der Fanart-Seite dorthin verschoben.

Some days ago I rewatched some episodes of The Owl House, (TOH; more specific: The ones of the first season which are important for the relation between Luz and Amity). In connection with the second episode of the second season which aired two weeks ago I got the idea of my first The Owl House Comic … and even before these lines went online after watching the 4th episode of season 2 to another one.

Since the number of TOH fanart increased a lot, I took it from the Fanart (🇩🇪) page and built an own page in The English Corner (🇬🇧) .

Nicht unterschlagen werden soll zudem, dass ich letzten Sonntag erneut an der Sonntagsaufgabe „Ich Gebe Auf“ teilgenommen habe. Diesmal ging es darum, die Künstlerin des Twitter-Accounts „Erzaehlmirnix“ bzw. ihre bekannte Paint-Figur zu zeichnen. Da diese Aufgabe von dritter Seite vorgeschlagen worden war und nicht wie üblich von „Krieg und Freitag“, wollte ich diesen bzw. seine bekannte Strichfigur nich so einfach aus der Sache herauslassen:

Last but not least I again participated in the Sunday challenge „Ich Gebe Auf“ (🇩🇪). This time the challenge was to draw the artist „Erzaehlmirnix“ resp. her famous MS Paint figure. This time the challenge was suggested by a third party, not as usual by the artist „Krieg und Freitag“ but I still wanted to took him a part of it:

Escaping³

🇩🇪 Die Woche war fordern. Das derzeit heiße Wetter setzt mir doch arg zu, auch im Job ist viel zu tun. Entsprechend gering ist diesmal der kreative Output.

Aber: Ich habe endlich das nächste Bild für die Cedrakon-Sage vollendet! Wie man sieht, geht es diese Woche heiß her:

🇬🇧 The week was stressfull. The current hot weather takes it toll and the job is exhausting, too. So, there is only few creativ output.

At least I finally finished the next Cedrakon (🇩🇪) painting. As you can see, there is much excitement (🇩🇪) this week:

Und erneut veranlasste mich die zweite Staffel „The Owl House“, ein Fanart zu Episode 2 zu zeichnen. Wie letzte Woche gibt es auch heute eine kurze Nachbetrachtung auf Instagram (Vorsicht Spoiler!).

Aditionally, season 2 of „The Owl House“ inspired me to do fanart (🇩🇪) about episode 2. Same as last week, you will find a short review on Instagram (warning: Spoiler ahead!).