Yeah, so I did a Nimona fanart sketch thing again. It’s fun designing characters that in their origin, are very simply drawn and so removed from my own visual taste. This time? The Director.
I was catching up on Nimona and it struck me that the director is a bit flat as far as characters go, and I’m really interested in seeing if she gets some back story at all. I like to think she was once one of the orphan knights, and she hated it. She was called weak and fragile, but all she really wanted was to be a fine lady, to use her mind and wits for power. And so, unlike Ballister who has tried to take revenge from the outside through chaos, she made the system work for her. And now she can wear the fancy lady clothes she always wanted and boss around all the brawny folks.
Regardless of all this, I do think Noelle and I should start a “Drawings of girls with pink hair in fancy armor” club, because:
More people draw pink-haired girls in fancy armor and let me know about it, please.
Oh man this is the first fanart I’ve seen of the Director!! That’s so cool! :D
this art is great and this comic is great, sooooo…!!!!
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!
fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.
sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.
maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree
NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.
From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
How I became “That Antisocial Girl” in my weekend letterpress class.
Comics are beautiful and intricate stories and artwork that you can HAVE so EASILY for way less than they’re worth, and if you’re going to steal them anyway, please just don’t talk to me about it or call yourself “into” them thanks.
(This guy was a “designer,” too. No excuse.)
But letterpress is really fun.
If you steal more than you support something, books, music, movies, comics, you aren’t in a position to call yourself a fan of something.
Steam powered mobile bathing house of King Alfonso XIII, St. Sebastien beach, Spain 1908.
It’s good to be the king.
Just read that again
"Steam powered mobile bathing house"
I’m not a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, I’m a Raving Harpy Nightmare Woman.
It’s finally done. I’ve wanted to redo the oldversion since… basically since I drew it.
Inspired by that post going around about mermaids being women who were supposed to drown.
THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING ON TUMBLR GOODNESS
I wish my feed were only this.
I’ve only ever sen the second to last image. I didn’t know there was a whole series! This is FANTASTIC!
How do I get better at something?
Hey y’all, Cea here! Bright Hollow Medicinals has an indiegogo campaign going on right now to fund the start ups of our various medicinal gardens in Western Massachusetts. They will exist to further support our medicine making practices and also as places of healing, education and support. We seek to cultivate these spaces in a way that allows humans to see their own patterns and processes; that like plants, we experience growth, thirst, setting down roots, digging them up, periods of vibrance and silence. These places will exist not only as gardens but as places of healing, for consultations, for laughter, crying, insanity and growth. We seek to share these spaces with others in a way that is supportive, educational and informative by not only giving medicine and information, but through storytelling and introducing people to plants, allowing others to make informed decisions for themselves. Please check it out and donate if you can and share with friends! xo
This looks wonderful! I want it to exist, and then I want to go and help things happen. Make it happen, please.
(also, I may have jars for you guys)