Cake

218 Cake

Weddings, weddings… They’re the flavour of the season! ;-) Don’t know if this cake is a traditional version, but I think not. I rather like it, it’s Belgian chocolate (that means it’s dark, no? – because I like it bittersweet) and French vanilla; and there are hues of salmon pink in the background of this illustration to offset the cake beautifully. (I am only rambling!) Congratulations to all those of you who are getting married, have already gotten married, celebrating anniversaries or setting dates, etc.-etc. I wish you love, light, magic and sweetness; and make sure you are marrying an equal, a friend, one who will LOVE and TREAT you right… (Whom you will want to do the same for, D-UH!) ♥

Okay, so Sugar is playing in the background right now, by Maroon 5; I LOVE THAT TRACK! The video is even better. Toodles friends, I’m off to watch Cake now. I’ve been watching a lot of movies this past week, and now I’m catching up on all the nominated ones. Oh, and hey – I’ll be uploading some things on my Tumblr shop, soon – so please follow me over there? (Click, click, click, click.)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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Reindeer Games

210 Reindeer Games

This week has begun on a bit of a rather dreary (and dull) note, has it not? Or is it just me… Thought everyone could collectively use a little cheer, and speaking of which – you definitely do not want to miss the next post (oh yes, it is what you think it is). !!!! Oh pooh, don’t cringe at my over-use of the exclamation point. Befitting! (And you will understand soon, young grasshopper.)

#LearnToDraw posts have been happening quicker than you could say Christmas, am I right? (Also, revamped the lettering slightly.) What do you think of this one? This friendly fellow has on a carmine onesie, he’s little and really wanted to sport a red nose when he asked me if I could please draw him… The antlers are painted in a similar shade of red; a very animal-friendly pot of tint. And he really, really wanted to pass on some holiday cheer to you, you, you and you. (Erm, he could also be my Frankenweenie-lookalike doggie dressed up as a reindeer especially for the festive season.)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

 

Snow and Behold

207 Snow and Behold

Christmas is coming, and of course, there’s nothing more I feel excited about! Okay, well, a couple of other things but I can’t write about everything here, now can I? Also, have I begun an older Christmas post here, similarly? Can’t honestly know or say, for sure… GOD, BRAIN. (Cheery brain makes me insane.)

A favourite new drawing of mine (Do I sound like the most self-conceited and -taught illustrator you know? Don’t wanna hear it.) – for obv. reasons, and this one came out looking fairly just as I had imagined in my head. (High five, BRAIN!) The snowman is from an older post in the #LearnToDraw series – HERE – so you can learn to draw that, too. Okay so, come on, isn’t this one just the easiest? Let me know if you do make one of your own, and I have a surprise of my own to share. (Very silly, and it’s more of something for you to benefit from – I hope you will keep reading my posts so you find out soon enough!)

P.S. Do you know any cool Christmas movies I should download for the season? (Unrelated but I am eagerly awaiting the worldwide release of the Into the Woods movie. The one with Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, yep!) Or books to read? There’s a challenge I have got to live up to. What do you like most about Christmas? Do you want one more Christmas themed artwork in this series (for December)? Talk more, later. Lots of love!

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Advanced Potion-Making

165 Advanced Potion-Making

This is my fourth post in the #LearnToDraw series, and the first one of this year, so… I’m pretty pumped to hear what you think of it! It’s a bit odd, I know, but while thinking of what I should have illustrated for you guys, next – Harry Potter just randomly popped into my head (in fact, I’m thinking of re-reading the series yet again, and yes, that quickly!) and so did a few of my favourite Potions chapters from my Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince copy.

Fast-forwarding through my usual complicated phrasing to the point… I think we could all do with a few drops of a certain Elixir to Induce Euphoria potion, mais non? I’m very sad that Christmas is over, so is my extended (and mini-) break (thank you, broken ankle, I promise to take better care of the NEW you, now!)… and I will be going to work, starting tomorrow!

Though I am very excited to begin work at a new place (technically, I already have because I’ve been working from home since November), I am a little scared to travel by the trains because of my recently healed leg! Travelling will be a task, and I sincerely hope that I don’t injure myself again. Blah-oo.

Okay, I’m still mostly excited though. So… That should be good. Say a little prayer for me, won’t you? Oh wait, I’ll just whip up a little vial of my favourite sunshine-yellow potion!

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes