The Queen’s Champion

Something I’ve been working on for the last 3-4 days. Rua, from her early days, well before she met Silas. An illustration to accompany the prelude of my illustrated fantasy novel A Brush With Magic.  Done in PaintToolSAI

I think I’ll get this made into a print :)

An updated WIP shot. HAVE SOME TAIL 

Kyaaa, a WIP of Rua, long before she met Silas… to accompany the Prelude chapter of my fantasy book, A Brush With Magic.

Seriously, inking this feels like I’m fighting a boss XD

Another WIP from A Brush With Magic. Ahaha, I really like this character. This is Silas’s PhD supervisor, Maestra Véronique Tempête. She is super intimidating XD

Yup, I jumped on this cosplay meme bandwagon. I have far too many cosplays to choose from, so I went for my SEXAH ones XD (‘Normal’ taken by Pat Lyttle on a vintage photoshoot, Male is Isaak from Trinity Blood, taken by Fez Baker, Female is Juri from Super Street Fighter taken by Dan Hardwick, Final Form is Shura from Soul Calibur II taken by Fez Baker)

I haven’t done a fully finished, coloured, proper self portrait for profile shots since… 2006!!! So time to remedy that. I’m basing my headshot off the outfit I wore last Saturday

(http://sonia-leong.tumblr.com/post/82085699745/photos-of-my-two-outfits-at-the-lolita-fashion)

This is a typical scene in my house at the moment :) My life as a working mum!

Songs that remind me of you

Today whilst we were having dinner, I asked my husband if there was a song that made him think of me. This topic had been playing on my mind recently as I often listen to music and think of the characters I create. He hummed and ahhhed for a bit, then said yes actually, there was, this song always does. He took out a travelling wilburys CD and played she’s my baby:

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She’s got her pudding in the oven and it’s gonna be good
She better not leave me and go out to Hollywood
She’s got the best pudding in the neighborhood

She can drive a truck, she can drive a train
She can even drive an aeroplane
She’s so good to look at in the rain

She’s comin’ down the sidewalk, she’s stumblin’ through the door
She’s coming home from places she’s never been before
She sits down on the sofa, she pours herself a drink
Says, “Honey, ain’t no time to think”

She’s got a body for business, got a head for sin
She knocks me over like a bowling pin
She came home last night and said
"Honey, it’s hard to get ahead"

She can build a boat, she can make it float
She can play my guitar note for note
She likes to stick her tongue right down my throat
She’s my baby

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Which really got me wondering about the type of woman I was. Then I offered him a song in return, alanis morissette's head over feet:

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I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
I thought about it

You treat me like I’m a princess
I’m not used to liking that
You ask how my day was

You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fault

Your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
You’re so much braver than I gave you credit for
That’s not lip service

You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience

You’re the best listener that I’ve ever met
You’re my best friend
Best friend with benefits
What took me so long

I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wanted something rational
I am aware now

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And he thanked me for playing it; he remembered it was something I told him years before. There you go.

I gave a filthy cackle. ‘I can’t believe I’m drawing this. Now I need to decide how ridiculous I want to go.’
'What do you mean?' Matt asked.
'Do I give Silas a shirt or not?'
'WHAT.'
I showed him my sketch.
'Well, that's basically porn.'
'NO, IT'S NOT. OKAY THEN, FINE, I'LL GIVE HIM A SHIRT.'