TOTALLY RANDOM POST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT!
You want a reason? MAKE ME!
First! HA-HA! I had Chick-Fil-A this last weekend! And no I’m not apologizing. No one except God Himself is going to dictate to me where I’m going to eat a chicken sandwich, or any other kind of food for that matter, or what kind of beliefs I’m going to have. And yes I believe in traditional marriage between man and woman only! And just because I believe in traditional marriage does not mean I hate gay people, or any other kind of people for that matter! Just because I disagree with a lifestyle choice does not mean I hate people who choose to practice it (and yes, I believe “gay” is a choice – I’ve seen ones who can “choose” to be “straight” when it suits them!) So stuff it with that bull crap! Last time I checked this was a free country, and people are allowed to have whatever kind of beliefs they want or say whatever they want, even if it is not politically correct. So “can it”. Nyeah! Nyeah!
(At least I’m not the one making video tapes of myself harassing drive-thru clerks who have nothing to do with a corporate stand of the company I got a beef with, or spray painting and vandalizing the buildings, and calling in bomb threats like these people are doing! The girl who got harassed deserves major kudos for how she handled herself against the dork in the drive through — and the guy who harassed her tried to “apologize” after it blew up in his face? Nice try! FAIL! This stupid “kiss in” crap? When a company takes a stand I don’t like I usually just take my business elsewhere. When I went in to Chick-Fil-A this last weekend I never saw any signs that said “No gays allowed!” Grow a “set” and grow up already! Sheesh! Besides – a lot of gays for some odd reason, still support Barack Obama who supports muslim countries that execute gays – I just disagree, I’m not for killing anyone! A Democratic Republic like ours is where the people get to decide these kind of issues. OK, speech over!)
I got the char-grilled chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and strawberry shake, my usual when I go there. Tasty as always. And no, I’m not giving that up because some people have an issue about it. Get over it! Next time I’m getting a chocolate shake!
And before anyone takes up any issues with me over what I just posted? I don’t personally give money to any groups, except perhaps soup kitchens, or places that directly benefit someone who has a need. A lot of political groups, conservative, or liberal, usually have a lot of front-end administrative costs that usually eat up the front-end donations, and very few of the donations receive actually go towards being used for funding the battles for which the “said” organizations you’re donating the money to say they are using it for anyways, whether a pro-life group, a pro-baby killer group, a pro-gun group, anti-gun, you name it. So if you donate $20 to a “National Gun Club” (to make up a name) to “support the Second Amendment” – much of that will be eaten up in Administrative salaries and facility expenses – especially when they get famous movie stars or celebrities as spokesmen – and very little of that will actually go towards real “lobbying” up on Capitol Hill. So I don’t waste my time. So please do not come to me crying about “money to hate groups” or any nonsense or whatever. But for that matter, I’ll spend my money any way I darn please so go fly a kite if you don’t like it! Thank you.
As you can see here, I went out for Chinese food the week before. I don’t let anyone tell me where to go out and eat! (Save God Himself!)
OK, back to the hobbies. I had to get that off my chest after the last few weeks of drama in the news over all this nonsense.
Cham Cham vs Batman?!
I couldn’t resist this one. I had just retouched the paint job on my “White Tiger Cham Cham” and of course I have added one of the new Batman figures to my collection. I couldn’t pass on doing the “Catwoman” crack being that Cham Cham is a catgirl.
I apologize for the graininess of the film on this picture. My once trusty Kodak digital camera seems to be on its last leg. I am shopping around for a replacement. I have always bought Eastman Kodak ever since I can remember, but now that they’ve gone belly-up I’m trying to find a suitable replacement.
Nyrva Dragonwood engaged in her morning exercises. A modified form of toe-touching perhaps? lol! This is a redo of Nyrva in the same position that I did a couple years ago but I wanted to improve some things on it I didn’t like and this time it’s a full body shot. The original was also nude. This time I managed to design a tunic outfit for her on this.
I originally borrowed the pose from a nude drawing of Horo from “Spice and Wolf” just because I wanted to see Nyrva in the pose. Horo’s pose was not full body. (People can accuse me of “copying”, but I don’t have a problem admitting it when I borrow from another drawing.)
Pencil and Photoshop for Nyrva. Her background is one I created in full Photoshop CG. But I used real wood grain for the “boards” shooting real photos of actual wood grain then making the “boards” from it. (Which is why it looks so realistic.)
This is another variant of Raiya Dragonwood, Nyrva Dragonwood’s sister. This was before I added tights. I had a hard time coming up with an outfit I liked for this character. And I still hate this one. I am still trying to design outfit ideas for this character.
The challenge has been to come up with fantasy-style outfits that would suit my Wood Elf, Forest Elf, Shadow Elf, Dark Elf, and any other elf tribe characters, (Felinians too) that do not necessarily look like the typical Dungeons & Dragons or Warhammer fantasy gear. I liked what Peter Jackson did for the Hobbits for example in the “Lord of the Rings” movies where he gave them earlier century European-style clothing. Unfortunately it’s not like there are catalogs of this kind of clothing just lying around for people to just get and look at. And internet searches always turn up bull crap people are selling but never what I’m looking for, so it’s rough.
I’m still at a loss of what kind of outfits to design, for not just Raiya, but some of my other characters as well. I have been experimenting. So far, my new outfit design for Caia is promising. But I can’t dress everybody like that of course. And I don’t like making characters wear the same outfit in every drawing unless it would be a different event from the same day. (Who wears the same clothes every day?)
OK, this is nitpicky but that’s how it is.
Pencil and Photoshop for Raiya, her background was shot by me in a local park.
Talk about Tron though. This is the latest shot of my “Ultimate Tron Motif”. Everything in my collection so far for “Tron” minus a set of trading cards I got boxed away somewhere. Tron movies, Tron 2.0 video game for the Mac (but it doesn’t work – I got to get a “dumber” Mac to actually play it), my old Tomytronic Tron I have had since it came out (yes, it’s THAT OLD), plus the original and new figures. There is also the Kevin Flynn white Light Cycle and an original red Light Cycle that came with the figure of Sark. There are also the figures of Clu, both figures of Flynn, Rinzler, and Tron. (Fun with font colors! haha!) And I’m not done collecting…
Tron turns into Rinzler and gets TWO DISCS. Sark doesn’t know what to think. “Do you work for Master Control now, Tron? You didn’t need two discs when you gave me a splitting headache that time!”
My little female Wood Elf child character, Caia Rainwood – literally the last known survivor of her tribe. The story behind this character is that the Rainwood tribe of Wood Elves was thought to be completely extinct by genocide. Caia was left on the doorstep of some Forest Elves as an infant with a note that she had been the infant of two of the last known living Rainwood Elves who were slaughtered by Archanian Dark Elves. Caia was saved and smuggled away to the Forest Elves for protection who now raise her as their own child. She is also the playmate and friend of Nyrva Dragonwood’s young sister, Raiya Dragonwood who has accepted her as kindred having no other known living relatives of her own. (She believes her older sister Nyrva, is dead, but doesn’t fully know for sure.) The truth is, as far as anyone knows, Caia is the last of the Rainwood Elves.
This is a conceptual design sketch and drawing of the character in pencil and Adobe Photoshop. No minors are ever used in the design of my child characters. I either use adult models in art books and draw the chests flat for girls, or else I use “Draw Manga” books that show examples.
This is also a new experimentation in character costume design. I suck at outfit design. So I’m trying some new things I haven’t tried before.
Clu shows up and challenges Sark to a one on one for control of the system. Sark thinks he’s going to just use his disc but then Clu pulls a light sword.
Clu explains how things work “around here” to Sark. But Sark retorts “Wait a minute Clu! We derezzed you in the opening sequence of the first movie, how can you be back?!” Clu leans into his face and says “I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”
Sadly Clu pulling his own light sword has attracted some unwanted guests just like ants to a picnic. Yoda and Darth Vader show up for a little sword play of their own, when they aren’t even part of this “universe”. Jedi scum! Sith pig!
Before the party can get too far out of control, Batman shows up to stop the two Jedi pigs from messing up the scene. “You don’t know the power of the dark side!” Darth warns Batman! “Strong am I with the force!” Yoda says to him. ” Batman just stares them both down as the two Jedi pigs continue to brag about their Jedi powers. Before they can slice him with their light sabers he jumps up out of their grasp. They look up but don’t see where he went…
This is a reissue of Shadowmere, my black Unicorn character, along with Raiya Dragonwood and Caia Rainwood.
One thing I have decided to do with my fiction is to make Raiya Dragonwood the protagonist of at least one of my books – I have been working on my novel for the last several years which has gone through several rewrites and the development of the back story and characters. Nyrva Dragonwood is the protagonist of at least 2 of the books in the planned series. But now Raiya Dragonwood, her young sister is going to be the protagonist of one of the planned books of the series to tell the story from another side.
Both Nyrva and Raiya became separated during a raid on their village, and each ended up thinking the other was killed. But neither of the two sister knows for sure in the story, and both sisters want to know for sure. Nyrva has been trying to find any traces of Raiya, and Raiya wants to find Nyrva if she is still alive. Both sisters also want to find any other “Dragonwood” elves if they are still alive (their Tribe and family, after all.)
So why is Raiya with Shadowmere? Because like Nyrva, Raiya too has an encounter with the mysterious black unicorn. But since Unicorns are prohibited in interfering with the lives of those who live, he cannot tell either of the sisters anything about the other. (Kind of like the “Prime Directive” but I don’t call it that obviously.) Unicorns however, can encourage the living about such things without giving hem direct knowledge. (Unicorns can talk in my story.)
And since Caia Rainwood is the close personal friend of Raiya Dragonwood, she too gets to meet Shadowmere.
I hope to draw a better picture of these two with Shadowmere though because this is too much like them “posing for the picture” rather than them interacting with Shadowmere. So I want to draw that next hopefully.
Pencil and Photoshop for the characters. The photo is one I shot in a local park.
LEGAL NOTICE: Because of certain confusion and a copyright violation against my artwork by another site relating to computer/video games – I will stipulate that my character “Shadowmere” as I draw him, is a black unicorn stallion created by me in 2001, and has nothing whatsoever to do with any kind of video or computer game whatsoever. And should not be confused with any character from any game of any similar appearance or name. (My character existed first and I can prove it if I must.) The character in the “Skyrim” video game (released in November 2011) of the same name is a brown horse, and a mare, and should not be confused with my character. I have attempted to contact the publishers of “Skyrim” about this issue to ensure there are no potential legal disputes but they have not returned my correspondence. So be it. My purpose in stating this is to stipulate and make known that I have been using this character and name for several years and can document such use.
Batman jumps down and easily takes out both Darth Vader and Yoda before either of them can speak or do any of their silly “Jedi” tricks. He takes both of their weapons without a word. “Sith pigs!” he says.
Batman quickly disappears. The cast members from Tron all wonder where that “strange user” wearing the cape and cowl went. They also wonder about those two “weird things” laying on the floor with those strange weapons…
My original character, Nyrva Dragonwood – the protagonist of my fiction and the official poster girl and mascot of this website and of Nyrva.org, this website’s “add on”. This is a “redux” of a drawing I did several years ago I’ve been wanting to update – the original pencil goes back to 2005. And it was when I was still drawing my elves and catgirls with 4 digit hands and feet (on purpose) to make them different from humans. About 2008 I changed that and gave them normal hands. Besides, it’s easier to draw. It seems God has the best ideas in the first place about things like that, as it were.
The original version of this had a pink outfit with tights and boots, to the point people were saying she looked like a “Jedi” character (due to the outfit). I didn’t like that. So I skipped the tights and boots this time. The result however is it looks like she’s not wearing any underpants. But since you can’t see that for sure I’m going to say (since this is my character) that’s an “unknown”. (She could be wearing a thong you know! or something similar to Vampirella! lol!) At any rate that doesn’t matter.
I also changed the colors from the original outfit and made them more “forest” colors since Nyrva is a female Wood Elf.
Pencil and Photoshop for Nyrva. I shot the background in a local park.
Batman sneaks off to the side, away from the “programs” and has a look at this “classic”. He’s thinking of taking it for a “test drive”…
Taking the Light Cycle for a little test drive, Tron catches Batman in the act. Tron is trying to figure out the antics of this strange “user”. Batman asks him about the vehicle. “Does it come in black?”
How’s this for a “dynamic trio”? Tron/Rinzler, Cham Cham, and Batman?
Kill Robin, he sucks! Spider Man too since they keep changing that.
I also repainted the boomerang on this “Irish Cham Cham” to orange – for Northern Ireland!
Special thanks to Natalie Weitz for this commissioned drawing of my character Nyrva Dragonwood. This was for an art trade of a drawing of Nyrva for a figure of Lina Inverse I had. I originally was going to have Nyrva drawn naked and naughty, but I wanted an outfit idea. So I asked Natalie (aka “Tira-Chan”) to come up with something, use her imagination for a female Wood Elf. And I wanted to see what Nyrva would look like in her drawing style. I admit I am not good at costume design – I totally suck at it. I even went to Jo Ann Fabrics looking for costume design books so I can have ideas to reference and draw, and they don’t have any! Seriously! Anyways, so I am glad to have this drawing. Thanks to “Tira-Chan” for this drawing. You can visit her deviantArt page at http://tira-chan.deviantart.com/
We’re now $15 trillion in debt, the economy sucks, this dork tried to give us SOPA and PIPA, we got OBAMACARE, he’s going to put MICROCHIPS in us all next March, plus that stupid “you didn’t build that” crap, his energy policies suck, and people are really going to vote this goofball BACK IN?! (Not that Romney is a great guy but let’s get the current doofus out, shall we? Let’s get someone better in 4 years hopefully… Ron Paul, Jesse Ventura… someone…)
Obama – you’re a poor excuse for a president and you still haven’t shown a valid birth certificate! I’m Jade Dragon and I approve this message!
That’s all I got for this time… until next time… I’m Jade Dragon and I approve spending all of your free time on geeky hobbies! haha!