Happy Holidays! (A Themed Made-It Monday)

Happy lil Dino is here to wish you all a happy holiday season, regardless of which holiday you celebrate (e.g. ‘the holiday of not celebrating other people’s holidays’, a totes legit option here). I hope you all have a great week, that no one in your family is awful, and that you can take some time out to do something that heals you.

I love you all! <3

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Made-it Monday: *actually* not cake WHOA

Welcome to #MadeItMonday, where I post something I’ve made in the previous week, and where you can join in and post something you made too! The rules are easy: post a pic somewhere of something you’ve made in the last week (ish; let’s say in the last month as the hard-and-fast) and tag it. Sit back and enjoy scrolling through all the beautiful things we’ve collectively created, and celebrate the fact that humans can be awesome! 🙂

WHOA IT IS ACTUALLY NOT CAKE TODAY WHAT IS GOING ON.

Don’t worry. Cake will be back next week 😉 <3

For today, though, a lil sneak peek at the cheery unicorn I drew for my darling Patrons. (Hint: if you sign up to my Patreon for as little as $1/month [and you can cancel whenevs] you get the whole unicorn free for personal use! :3)

He’s such a happy squeaky lil uni.

What have you made this week? (It doesn’t have to be fancy!!) Don’t forget to tag your contribution, or even better, leave a link in the comments!! I love seeing what inspiring things other people have made 🙂 🙂 🙂

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The Raven Boys Fanart :)

Whee! I made the arts! (click to embiggen)

The Raven Boys

Some context. For quite a while now (read: the last few years), I have been sorely lamenting my lack of time for hobbies that I enjoy. Mostly this applies to writing, but I’ve also been itching to get back to drawing and arting. Maggie Stiefvater has been a useful motivator in this regard, mostly because she arts on a regular basis, having been a professional artist before becoming a writer, but also because she holds semi-regular art contests for random things on her blog/tumblr. Usually, these make me wistful because I would love very much to enter them, but it is Term Time, which means exactly negative five units of free time. So! Imagine my joyous joyfulness this time when she held an art contest IN MY HOLIDAYS!! All the joy and happiness.

Anyway, la la, explanations, I made art, YAY. Pastel pencils on black card stock – I haven’t used my pastel pencils in nearly ten years, and it was awesome, if supremely clumsy at times. The result, though not quite as pretty as intended in my head, is still better than I expected, given how little practice I’ve had recently, so this is pleasing.

And obviously, the image is inspired by Maggie’s The Raven Boys series, which if you didn’t pick up immediately from the image clearly you haven’t read the books and must DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and rush out IMMEDIATELY to RECTIFY THIS SITUATION. Seriously. They are that good.

To summarise: Pretty picture, art contest, Raven Boys, giant billowing raven-probably-of-smoke, and obnoxiously orange car-that-is-definitely-supposed-to-be-a-camaro.* YAY *\o/*

 

* I pretty much suck at drawing cars that are required to be recognisable as particular makes/models. Moving on.