I'm currently busy with writing, art, and apparently the taxi service for my teenagers. I hope to be an online professor teaching Asian Studies, Asian Religion, Asian Mythology, or Asian History. My major is International Relations with an Asian concentration, and my specific areas of the most interest are Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
I am a priestess, coffee lover, author, poet, illustrator, publisher, sim administrator, and game administrator, but most of all a mother. I do not have the time for social time I once did. I live in the mountains of Northern California.
I paint, I write, I love tai chi, I love to fan dance before the central kamidana of my home when I am well enough. Not a lot to know really, but more to find out than most people ever do.
Where you can find me:
THG StarDragon Publishing mainsite
THG StarDragon Publishing Blog
GoodReads (what am I reading? chat about it!)
Favorite genre of music: Classical Asian or heavy metal.
Favorite style of art: meditative and spiritual
Operating System: Coffee IV, thanks
Skin of choice: Scales... but I'm stuck with this human stuff for the duration. lol
Favorite cartoon character: Nigihayami Kohakunushi!
Personal Quote: I am the flaming pearl and calm mirror at the heart of the storm. Hold me if you dare.
This is a doodle that a very important supporter from outside of Patreon (who would give financial help if he could) requested. He actually asked for the skin, but the skin was displaying a mind of its own and chose to need a little detail work that will have to be done after another redraw attempt on another project is finished. The skin itself is on my Patreon and will come to DeviantArt after it has gone through the Patron Only period. www.patreon.com/posts/kirsty-s…
In this image I have chosen to allow the seam of Kirsty's sealskin be visible. This would be placed after she has completed her Skinquest and earned a selkieskin (instead of the paste she normally had to take before, or the assistance granted by The Lady or Ven'thrith). Normally that seam would only be visible to someone highly familiar with her form, or if the skin is ready to be opened. There is, in my mind, a bit of a shimmer that happens at the moment it is ready to be opened which increases as it opens. There is also a bit of a shimmer if there is a transformation in either direction when moving along the continuum between human and full seal. I have never had a skin in a peaceful moment to properly go through the process outside of private discussion.
This was completed on standard sized bristol board. The blues, black, and grey are standard color pencil. I also used white and silver from my metallics pencils.