Tales from Arcryla City

A Citizen’s Life

Sleepover | Zeppelin Night Ride | Phone Call | Zeppelin Light Ride | Midnight Snack | Demons | Lunchtime

A Citizen’s Life

Sleepover

A collaboration with Potato_Beta (Instagram)

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

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

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

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

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

Zeppelin Night Ride

A follow-up to the Sleepover painting in collaboration with Potato_Beta (Instagram)

„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.

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

Phone Call

A follow-up to the Sleepover and the Zeppelin Night Ride painting in collaboration with Potato_Beta (Instagram)

Potato’s POV:

After the zeppelin ball Potato and Conway went back home, upon leaving she saw Crissy leaving with Paula, they seemed to be having fun.
The next morning she decided to give her a call to see how things went:

„Hi Crissy! How did it go with Paula?
Did you manage too confess?“
She sounded kind of flustered and sleepy at the same time.
„Oh… she stayed with you?! That explains why it sounds like you’ve just woken up!“ Potato laughed, glad her plan worked better than expected.

„Have you eaten anything? Conway is cooking som brunch right now. I think he’s making crepes.“
„Noodles, those sound nice. Wait – did you just say we?! Is she still with you?!!“
Those news made Potato even happier. She laughed again, she knew Crissy should be as red as a tomato.

The smell of crepes filled the air and Conway silently signaled that the food was ready.

„Then I’ll leave you to it, I should head back to eat something. But you must promise to tell me everything over a coffee!“

Crissy’s POV:

„Huh? What? Did I what …? … Confess? Oh … err … well … err … we actually didn’t talk that much last night …“
Crissy felt the blood coloring her cheeks red again.
„No … we … err … we didn’t find much sleep either …“

In fact, she didn’t remember a lot of the events of the yesterday’s evening. Her mind still was full of the pink clouds that rose from the moment Paula’s vast amount of energy hit her like a zeppelin hitting a bird in flight.

„We … she … yes, she stayed with me …“

Next thing Crissy knew was that it was almost noon the other day and they both were hungry. Crissy hadn’t to go to work today and they theoretically could’ve slept in but because of reasons already mentioned they just felt to call the Arcryla Noodles delivery service.

„Noodles … we ordered noodles.“

But where did the bottle of wine come from? It seemed to be one of the bottles you could buy on the zeppelin ride, but Crissy didn’t remember taking one with them. On the other hand – she remembered so little, right?

„If she is with me now …?“, Crissy’s blush intensified, she was glad Paula couldn’t see her face from her place on the couch. She would’ve said something along the lines of „Coralhead“ again or similar. Thinking about this made her blush even more, Potato HAD to sense her blush through the soundtelegraph apparat’s speaker. „Yes, err … yes, she’s still with me, err … yes, I will tell you soon.“

Zeppelin Light Ride
(Anniversary piece)

As Crissy’s and Paula’s anniversary approached, Crissy got the idea to repeat their last year’s zeppelin ride together. After an eventful evening and as highlight the flying fish showing up again, she and Paula enjoyed the rest of the night together in their cabin under the lights of Arcryla City’s unique skylife.

Midnight Snack
(September prompt 2021)

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

Digital painting, comic style, light background: Crissy Faith, a young woman with short purple hair and big round glasses in a pajama embroidered with bears with eight legs, she is seen from the side hunkering down with a box of algae next to a mechanical bear with eight legs, the core of che mechanical bear is an aquarium, a projector throws a picture on the wall showing a water bear approaching towards some green algae, on the ground a pocket watch

Demons, No Angels
(Midnight Gala / Halloween event 2022)

Lunchtime

Some time ago somebody joked around about drawing our Arcryla City OCs in „hot“ poses. Additionally, I thought of painting Crissy at work for some time. So I combined them. It was quite an exercice in anatomy and it took me right out of my comfort zone.

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

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

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