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Link Round Up – Flashback!

30 Mar

Dearest Readers,

Misha rides a kodo, using a lasso to roundup links

Yeehaw! It's a link roundup! (This is still a WIP, though now that I've posted it, I'm likely never to finish it!)

I have been slacking on my blog reading. Shocking, I know. It may have to do with the fact I’ve moved to a more open cube arrangement at work. Or perhaps it is because The SA and I have had company over for two weekends straight.

Whatever the case, there is suffering involved.

No no, the blog itself does not suffer from the lack of new posts (after all, it is merely pieces of data on a server somewhere).

And I’m sure you, dear Reader, do not suffer much from the fact nothing new appears here. After all, there must be something in the archive that you could delight in reading (again, I hope).

The real tragedy, my friend, is that my Link Round Up post has become horribly outdated.

How could this travesty happen, I hear you ask in a most devastated tone?

Let me explain.

A month or so ago, when I was keeping up with the blogs, I started to pull out what I thought was interesting into this very post. And I gathered a fair number of links, and I said to myself, “Self-” (as I am prone to addressing myself as “self”) “- you should take a break. Surely there will be no harm stopping your collection of links now and picking it up later. Obviously you won’t forget to check on your blogroll for a few weeks because you became ‘busy’ and then continue to not check them because you ‘don’t have the time’ to read all of the posts AND pull out the interesting ones into a link round up post. So go ahead and start checking your auctions!”

For some reason, my suspiciously specific denial came true. My blogroll has lain untouched for too long, as I would feel remorse for missing so many interesting links, and would have to possibly abandon these brave links that made it into the original attempt at this link round up post.

But no more! For now I present to you a flashback to the earlier days of March, where I pulled out the following links for you, dear Reader, to laud.]

Links From The Not-So-Distant Past (Unless You Are Reading This From The More Distant Future, In Which Case You May Ignore The ‘No-So’ Part)

I hope you enjoyed this ‘blast to the past’. Now please remind me not to finish up my posts late at night.

Much Love,

Misha

A Letter

24 Sep

Dear Group I tanked for in Zul’Farrak last night,

I’m really sorry we couldn’t finish cleanin’ up that troll city. You all were a very nice group — goin’ back to clear the extra boss by Gahz’rilla for Tabetha and makin’ sure we were killin’ enough trolls for their temper, even if the paladin kept grabbin’ trolls from my claws. But I understand, you young folk are always eager to get things done, equippin’ yourself with better gear with heirlooms and enchantin’ it. One of these days I’ll get around to enchantin’ my gear, one of these days.An image, from WoWWiki, of the entrance of Zul'Farrack

But back to my main point… I didn’t mean to log off from the server — I was booted! I tried relogging right away, many, many times.

But when Blizzard’s servers decide to crash, they go, how do you say, “Down to the gwound”.

Har har.

After nearly 20 minutes of trying to log back on to my home server, my internet also decided to give up and crashed. I decided to cut my losses and go to bed, as it was past my bedtime.

This, of course, happened right in the middle of the final escort.

And we were doing so well too. I hope those folks made it out alright.

Though if we had escorted them first and then went back for Tabetha’s tiara we wouldn’t have been in that mess in the first place.

Welp, I know better now.

Stupid servers.

Though this does explain why the paladin DC’d a few moments before I did.

Anyway, I hope this finds you all well, and I hope to be seein’ ya again soon.

Take care,

Moisha
The Druid Who Tanks

Fortune Cookies Again?!

1 Sep

That’s right, dear reader(s) – I’m resorting to a silly filler post this week. But I have a good reasons – illness and wedding planning

Not exactly a pleasant combo, eh?

I caught some sort of cold, or something, and was pretty out of it for a couple weeks. But thankfully I got some medicine from the doctor and now I’m feeling much, much better.

But the illness still interrupted quite a few of my plans. You know, leveling WoW characters, writing Shared Topic blog posts, oh, and that wedding planning thing. I got a bit delayed on that too.

And yes, it’s true — I’m getting married (that’s why The SA is not my boyfriend or husband, but fiancè. Crazy, right?). The date is October 10th, 2010 (hahahaha 10/10/10 — how clever of me, even if it is a Sunday), which means that I’m starting to enter my pre-panic phase of wedding planning. You know, the part where you wonder if you should be panicking, and then decide that no, full-blown panic can wait a few weeks or months, just like the rest of your plans.

Annnnyway, that means that in the time that I haven’t been sick, I’ve been sitting down with The SA after work to hammer down various details, like music choices and ceremony details, and marking down RSVPs and taking care of all the other stuff I forgot about.

But what has all of this have to do with Fortune Cookies? Well… nothing, except to give you more content about why this isn’t a WoW related post. ^_~v

The first fortune cookie fortune isn’t actually from one of mine! Nope, I pulled this fortune from ArtistSilk’s twitter feed (Silkspinner from ComplexActions fame). It reads…

Everything will soon come your way.

Silk writes of this fortune, “Are fortune cookies always this OMINOUS?” I would hypothesize that not too many would be intentionally ominous, as then people would stop buying fortune cookies. But I bet at least a quarter could be construed at ominous (Tall, dark strangers, anyone? Very ominous).

Also, it is extra hilarious when you add “in bed”.

Moving on, here is the next fortune, as pulled from my own fortune cookie:

You have an active mind and a keen imagination.

Why thank you for that glowing complement, fortune cookie! Next time I’ll use my active mind and keen imagination to actually cook something for dinner instead of ordering Chinese food! >.>

(Though, Chinese food is fairly economical, for premade food. The SA and I can get, combined, around 8 meals out of a near 30 dollar order. That’s a little less than 4 dollars a meal, which isn’t that bad at all, considering that our meals from Taco Bell typically end up being around 3.50 a person (and Taco Bell is cheap). Also, if you order extra white rice, you can use it to make various things that need cooked rice if you don’t want to cook your own rice (which I don’t). Last time I made some rice balls appetizer things that tasted very good with marinara sauce (they didn’t taste very good without the sauce). It involved hot rice, mozzarella cheese melted into said rice, and very sticky hands. Very sticky…)

Ahem. Enough of that aside! Here is the last fortune cookie fortune for the day!

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.

Oh, that’s comforting to hear. Er, read. Either way, I’m sure my active mind and keen imagination can figure out what I’m dumb about. Hopefully. Otherwise I think this fortune cookie just insulted me.

-Misha

Mishalom PUG Failure

25 Aug

Mishalom, Pally of the Pugs, is trying to get to the WoW level cap using only the LFD tool in WoW! This idea is based off of the original Pugging Pally, Vidyala!

It was over a month ago that I last played on Mishalom (and I’ll be posting this even later), so the PUGs aren’t the only thing I’m failing on. Fortunately, I left some handy cliff notes for myself, and I recorded my current stats, since I wouldn’t remember otherwise. My memory is like a sieve.

However, even without the cliff notes, I still feel a bit guilty for what happened. Let me explain. (I’d continue the quote, but this 1000+ word post is a little long to be called a summary).

It was an afternoon on a weekend; I had some time to kill before going out with The SA that evening, so what better way than queuing up from some random dungeons with the mini-pally? And since he was only 16 at the time, there would be plenty of time to go through several random dungeons. Because, you know, the only thing you get is RFC. And that takes forever. (SARCASM ALERT).

So the queue pops up for the random dungeon after a minute or two, and I accept, as a healer (per ze rules!) And that little window pops up saying who’s accepted… dps, dps, dps, me (healer)… but not the tank. And I immediately thought to myself, “Gee, that’s weird. Tanks always get insta-queues – why would they not accept the dungeon right away?” I couldn’t really imagine any situation where that would happen (I mean, maybe an emergency of some sort that happened exactly when they hit the queue button…), but I wasn’t left pondering too long, because at the very last second the tank accepted the dungeon.

“Oh well, we’re in the dungeon now,” I mused, carefully noting that the dungeon in question was indeed RFC. We all loaded in, and before I even got a chance to start deciding how to buff people, the tank charged in. I’m used to those types of tanks, but it was a little annoying (read: very annoying), because I like warning people that I need to drink a lot as an itsy-bitsy healing pally without heirloom gear (and only one healing spell). And when I say charging in, I mean he went and pulled 5-6 mobs. In RFC, that means you go pretty far down the hallway to get that many for your first pull. I’m trailing behind, mentally cursing chain-pulling tanks… when the tank intentionally leaves the group. That’s right, dude has 5-6 mobs and then drops group.

My thoughts were as follows:

“Oh crap, he just left while tanking a crap ton of mobs.”

“He left on purpose! That’s why he took so long to accept the dungeon – he was just planning to waste our time to screw us over.”

“What a punk! I’m soooooo P.O’d.”

“Oh double crap! I healed him before he dropped group and all those mobs are coming for me!”

That’s right; since I actually bothered to keep up with him and heal him against my better judgment, all the mobs came right for me. As any healer in this situation would do, I immediately backtracked. Some of the dps started to help take out the mobs, at which point I stopped running like a sissy and healed them like crazy. We probably would’ve taken care of the mobs as well, but a fast thinking fellow in group requeued us – heck, I don’t even know if someone actually had to manually requeue us or if it happened automatically. All I know is I got a little dialog box up which I clicked madly between heals, and then was deposited in Deadmines.

LFD PRO TIP

If your tank takes excessively long to enter the dungeon queue, and then pulls as many mobs as possible, don’t follow them and don’t heal them! They’ll either learn to not run ahead of the group, or they were planning to kill-by-absence and therefore it would be best if you didn’t have aggro.

(Aside: Who the heck has the time to go and screw over a low level group like that? You can’t run another LFD group for awhile. I mean, I guess they’re an alt, so they can just move to a different toon when they’re done annoying folks, but is that really worth it? You’re not around to see other people’s reactions, obviously. You just assume that they die and get really mad. But… we didn’t die. I suppose they may have achieved their goal, since it put me into a bad mood for the rest of the wow session, and I still remember the incident. But I feel better now that time has passed.)

And I haven’t even gotten to the part where I feel guilty!

Anyway, the remainder of the group was now in Deadmines, the new instance. I was a little worried, because I was 16, one of the lowest level characters there. And being the lowest level as a paladin healer in these earlier levels is never good. The group (3 from the original RFC group, actually — one of them left besides the tank, though I don’t remember exactly when) actually worked pretty well together. I had to drink often, but we got all the way to the pirate ship with little incident (I think we may of had some issues in the goblin forge room, but that’s usually a 50/50 75/25 90/10 chance as to whether something bad happens there or not).

However… once we got to the pirate ship, we ended up wiping completely. Twice. (My first deaths, I might add!) One time it was my fault too. You know how there are multiple levels to the pirate ship? And there are mobs on all the individual levels? Well, it turns out that when you’re of a certain level range (ie 15 – 17, or so), you are highly susceptible to accidentally pulling the upper-level mobs, merely by walking near their platform. Or underneath their platform. Or looking funny at the platform. Yes, it’s that bad, and I have experienced it before on other characters. With Mishalom, I wasn’t able to keep the distances that I needed to not pull those upper level mobs while still healing the group (it’s harder than it seems on the narrow ramp). And all those extra mobs on the top of the ship + the ones you’re fighting + low-level pally healer = death for all.

Add that to the ‘tank-leaving-the-group’ problem from before, and you have a frustrated healer. Worst of all, I had to bail. That’s what I feel the most guilty about – not seeing the whole dungeon through, like I planned that I would for all of Mishalom’s instances. It’s even in the rules, see?

Thou shalt never abandon thine comrades in a dungeon unless thou hath ‘a good reason’

(For those of you wondering, this is the rule I alluded to earlier when I mentioned I broke one of the rules).

I can justify it to myself, of course, because at that time of the last wipe The SA arrived to run some errands with me, so I had to go right away. I did inform the group of my intent to leave after the wipe… and I probably would’ve just get the upper level pulled again, if I had stayed.

More annoyingly, I know I would have finished the run with plenty of time if it had been the RFC we were in. But I guess that’s what happens when I assume that I’ll always get RFC at the lower levels. At least now I’m making sure I have plenty of time to finish whatever PuG the random dungeon finder brings me — I just need to remember that dungeons weren’t always designed to be run in under half an hour!

Either way, I did ding, so that’s always good.

The Stats In The End

Level: 17 (+1)
Deaths: 2 (+2) Daw, my first deaths.
Drinks Consumed: 36 (+10)
Dungeons Run: 5 (+1); I’m not counting the quick jaunt into RFC, as we didn’t go anywhere. Now, my character sheet on armory says ‘7’, but I think that counts whenever you portal into one, which means it includes the failed RFC run, and when I ran into Deadmines to retrieve my corpse. I’ll have to remember this differential…
–RFC: 4 (+0)
–Deadmines: 1 (+1)

Drawerings in Detail

4 Jun

Remember those drawings I hastily posted a little while ago? And how I said I was going to describe them and then didn’t post for awhile? Well, I finally finished it, which you are now reading, in all of it’s descriptive glory. In the future, I hope to do the posting of the picture and describing them in one post. It wouldn’t be that hard- I just need to not leave 15 minutes after I start putting together a post.

Now, I like describing my art. Someone throws me a compliment and I’ll blather on for ten minutes or more about it, which is probably more than people want to hear. *grin* Heck, even if they don’t say anything I’ll still probably talk for ten minutes. I also may talk about some of the more ‘technical’ art stuff (more about the tools I use to make the art, and not my art ‘techniques’ because I don’t really have techniques). So don’t be surprised when I start rambling about Photoshop and Gimp… (and feel free to skip those parts if they get too boring!)

And now onwards to the part where I talk about this art in particular!

General Information

This set of images I sketched out in pen one night in front of my computer. You see, it was the Wildfire/Stormwind University unofficial RP night at the Pig & Whistle in Stormwind, and I was standing around in there trying to follow all the RP threads going on, when suddenly I had an urge to draw. And so I did (though I had to stop for a bit when Chaanii and Kalenedral came over to RP with me, which I didn’t notice at first because I was drawing. Whoops!). I used the in-game character models as references (with a little help from the armory later, since I didn’t remember all the color information). I drew them in this order: Aely, Chaanii, Kalenedral, and Loreli. I hadn’t planned on sketching more than Aely at first, but then I was still in a drawing mood, and Chaanii and Kal were right there, so it was an obvious next step. However, the order would explain why some of them seem to be of a higher quality (because late night + drawing = lazy, messy sketches).

Anyway, after I had finished drawing them with ink, on real live paper… I went to bed. XD However, the next night I scanned them onto my computer (otherwise it would be pretty hard to share the pictures with everyone else). And then I edited them with the Photoshop-esque program of Gimp. It works pretty well for being free, but it has some quirks I’m not a fan of (I’m stuck using it until I get some license error figured out, and to do that I need all of the installation discs… unfortunately I lost one of them!). I got rid of some of the most grievous line errors, as sketches are prone to having lots of bad lines. So the black and white sketches you see are not actually the original, but nicer than the origial (if you can believe that!).  I then decided to color them, because it’s really hard to tell what’s going on with Aely’s shirt(s) otherwise; and if I color one, I must color them all! However, I ended doing this pretty late into the night, so my coloring got worse and worse. I mean… it got artistically sketchy. Yes, that’s it.

>.>

<.<

*cough*

Anyway, time to blather about each drawing specifically!

Aely

A sketch of Aely standing by a chairThe first sketch I did was of Aely, aka Anna, from Too Many Annas (in case you didn’t know that). I believe she was RPing elsewhere in the Pig & Whistle while I sketched her, without her knowing that I was sketching her. I had been admiring her outfit for a little bit (I have yet to get any RP outfits on my toons… yet), and the empty sheet of paper in front of me said ‘start drawing!’ The pose I decided on because in-game she had just stood up and leaned on a chair (via emotes), so I settled on that for her pose. … Yes, that is a chair her hand is on. You’ll just have to use your imagination to fill out the rest of it. Now, she probably wouldn’t have been waving while leaning on the chair in-game, but I had already sketched out most of her body before figuring out the chair placement.

Posing people in drawings is something I find difficult. Partly because it’s hard to come up with unique poses (“Now stare at the camera facing this way! Now turn slightly and stare at the camera that way!”), and partly because I hate drawing hands. And unfortunately for me, hands are an integral of people. Usually I just draw round balls in place of hands, but while drawing that night I thought I should at least make an effort. In the end I don’t think these hands turned out too bad (though the spacing between fingers is exaggerated, to be sure), especially considering I was drawing in pen!

I also colored this sketch first. As you can probably tell, this one’s colors look light and pale compared to the other ones. That’s due to my coloring technique – I was using brushes at ~60% opacity. That means the brush color was transparent, which in turn makes the colors lighter. Usually when I use transparent brushes, it makes it easy to blend colors together (since the ‘canvas’ isn’t saturated with just one color, when you put another color on top, it creates a blended color right away, which is easily blurred with the surrounding colors). And blended colors gives a more polished look, I think.

Aely Sketch Now With ColorHowever, I have usually used this technique in the past in Photoshop, where it works wonderfully. However, I’m not using Photoshop right now (due to a bug on their end that invalidates the license, which I still need to figure out how to fix! *fume, fume*); instead, I’m using Gimp, a free program that works pretty much like Photoshop does. If you can’t afford to get Photoshop, then Gimp is a decent alternative. However, it still isn’t exactly like Photoshop. There are subtle differences… such as the one that gave me such trouble coloring this picture!

(For those who want to hear in detail how they differ: Usually in Photoshop I will make the line art layer ‘multiply’, which means the white parts are see-through, so layers below it will show through; this makes it easy to color without messing up the lines (which are on a separate layer). So underneath the lines, I have multiple transparent layers, each one for a different color section of the drawing, so when I smudge it around to blend, it doesn’t run into the colors right next to it, and makes it easier to erase when I ‘accidentally’ go outside the lines. With transparent pens, that is even more important, since I can’t reapply the brush and get the exact same shade as before. However, Gimp handles the layer ‘multiply’ differently than Photoshop (why, I will never know, I suppose). Instead of the top, multiplied layer being partially transparent, it will only appear if there is something beneath it. So if I try putting a transparent layer beneath it, nothing shows up. If I color on the transparent layer, only what I colored would show up. So I’d have to give the layer beneath it a white background to show the whole image, and giving it a white background means I can’t use separate layers for colors which means all the colors have to be on the same layer, which means it’s harder to blur them without going outside the lines! *huff, puff*)

Because of all that trouble with using multiple coloring layers and transparencies, I decided to save myself the headache for the later pictures and not use transparencies while drawing them. Using solid colors makes it easier, even if it doesn’t look as light and fluffy.

… And to mention the actual drawing for this section once more before moving on, I’ll note that I forgot to sketch Aely’s necklace, that’s mentioned in her FlagRSP* description. Now, I went back and read the description, and unfortunately I wasn’t too sure how it was shaped. However, I felt I should add something, so before I went to bed the night I colored all of these, I quickly added a necklace… with solid colors, instead of using transparent ones. So if it looks out of place, that’s why.

*FlagRSP is a addon for WoW that folks can use to add a description to their character, as well as other ‘metadata’ information, such as their RP level experience and if they’re looking for contact. I know that Anna has written about it before, and if you’re interested in RP, you should consider checking it out.

Chaanii

First sketch fo Chanii holding a beer. It was rejected.The rest of the sketches, including Chaanii’s, I drew after doing some RP. The RP conversation I was in had died down, probably because I’m not good at small talk, in real-life, and in game.  (And since Likal is still in the ‘meet-n-greet’ phase with everyone in the Stormwind University, small talk is most of what my RPing has been so far in WoW. I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it sooner or later…)

Since I had already sketched Aely, I offered to draw my conversation partners, Chaanii and Kalenedral. They both agreed, but Chaanii said yes first so I drew her first. It took me two attempts to get something I was pleased with, though.

Second sketch of Chaanii.I wasn’t happy with the first sketch for several reasons. Her head seems too large, and I didn’t like the pose – her dress just makes it seem more awkward (I will admit, the dress was very complicated; I had to dumb it down a lot so I could actually draw it!) Plus I felt a little guilty for trying to think of a pose that would hide her hands as much as possible. I was trying to come up with a creative type of pose, but in the end it didn’t work out.

The second sketch I whipped out in at least half the time, and I think it looks much better. No creative pose here; just a plain ‘look at the camera and smile’ look. Sure, I still copped out when it came to her hands, and you wouldn’t guess for just one minute that she was in a bar… but doesn’t she look cute?

As a side note, you may notice that I drew her eyes in both of these pictures similar to Night Elf eyes (empty eye sockets that should be filled with glow), because Chaanii is a Death Knight. In other pictures I have seen done of Chaanii (mostly by the talented Loreli), she does not have the glowy eyes. I assume that you can make the personal choice of whether your character actually has glowing eyes or not, but nothing in her FlagRSP made any mention of that, so glowy eyes she got. I suppose that is an advantage to making drawings for free for people who aren’t commissioning them – you can do whatever you want and they can’t complain! (Okay, maybe they can complain, but I can ignore it!)Colored version of the second Chaanii Sketch.

This was the first one I colored without using a transparent brush. You can see that the shading lines are much harsher, since it didn’t blur well. So now you all know that I typically scribble when I draw. I tried giving her a little blush, but I couldn’t get the color quite right, so that’s what’s with the darker spots on her face that I was too lazy to try and ‘correct’. I mean… I totally meant to do it that way. >.> Also, that stuff on her neck is supposed to be scarring from magic, a detail I read in her FlagRSP note (I had to guess about what, exactly, magical scarring looks like).

Fun fact about her outfit: While I did dumb down the dress design, I did notice while drawing it that the sleeves were the exactly the same as Aely’s shirt sleeves. Oh game designers and your blatant model reuse.

Kalenedral

Kal's SketchThis was the third one I drew. It was getting pretty late (for me) so my sketching got a little sloppy. I was fretting about giving her a pose, as well, so that’s why I settled on the standard anime ‘victory’ sign, which is one of the few hand poses I’m actually okay at drawing. I also think the sitting pose isn’t that bad, considering I usually don’t use references (and it was in pen!) And yes, that is a bench she’s sitting on, not just some random lines… it looked clearer on paper, but it got too sketchy further down so I decided to crop it farther up.

You’ll note that there are a few extra lines here and there on her skin; those are supposed to be scars, as per her FlagRSP description. I tried to make sure to get the one on her face, as that was one that was called out specifically. And because Kal’s description sounded more ‘rough and tumble’ than the other ladies I drew… I think she sort of ended up looking like a guy! And that’s after I exclaimed that I couldn’t draw guys! (Which is pretty much true; all the guys I draw end up looking like girls…) It could just be me, though. What do you think?Kalenedral's Sketch In Color

When I was coloring this one, it was even later than when I was drawing it. And after I had colored in the skin, I realized I didn’t remember what color Kal’s hair was! Luckily, the armory conveniently posts character models, so I went to check her’s out – only to find it was down for maintenance! Weeping silently*, I gave up in frustration and colored everything anyway. First I colored the skin and eyes, because those are pretty much the same for most Night Elves (or at least that’s what I thought at the time; I know now that Night Elf skin has a greater variance than one would think). And then I colored the clothing, as I guessed they were some kind of ‘brown’. Since the armory still wasn’t up, I ended up ‘finishing’ the drawing by coloring her hair blue, as for some reason I thought that was the correct color. I then moved on to color Loreli’s picture. During that time, the armory had come back online! I used it to reference colors for Loreli, and then I went back to check on Kalenedral’s hair color… to find out I was completely wrong! Kal’s hair color was the same as Loreli’s, a nice teal-green, so I had to go back and color over the blue hair. Fortunately, I had prepared for such an occurrence, so I still had to file saved in layers, instead of combining it into a single flat jpg image.

I believe I also colored the background when I fixed the hair color. With it being very late at the time, I did a rather shoddy job of filling in the bench color. It’s incredibly scribbly, and not even close to the lines. … Or we could call it a stylistic approach. Yes, that’s it. >.>

*No actual weeping occurred; only cursing. Because late at night, no one can hear you curse. Except for your neighbors who stay up late as well. And if you do it loud enough, everyone will hear. *cough*

Loreli

Loreli's SketchLoreli was the last character I sketched, and that was on a whim. I’ve read some of her fic before on Arren’s site, and she was just sitting across the way in the Pig & Whistle, so it was easy enough to run over to her side and sketch her quick before going to bed (since my previous RP conversation with Chaanii and Kalenedral had died out). However, I did a really… lazy… sketch of her. The lower two-thirds or so doesn’t look very nice at all; it’s very sketchy, and certainly didn’t capture Loreli’s aura of sexiness that I think she usually carries around with her (at least according to the pictures I’ve seen Loreli draw of her character; see the third one down in this post). That’s what happens when you try to draw fast in order to go to bed. Eventually I gave up on trying to fix my anatomical nightmare and went to bed anyway. When I was scanning in the pictures, I almost didn’t scan this one. However, everything is solved by cropping out the bad bits! That’s why her picture is a headshot while everyone else has more or less a full body.

Loreli's sketch, colored.I ended up coloring this sketch third (or maybe third and a half or so), even though I drew it last, because of that whole forgetting what Kal looked like thing. However, because of the various pictures of Lor, I could pinpoint her looks, more or less. And it was actually part way through coloring her that the armory went back online. I then referenced her clothing and skin from there. Night Elf skin, in some cases, is much more pink than purple than you would think (at least her’s and Kal’s were. I think I usually pick a more blue/purple skin for my Night Elves, though). Since I had looked at the armory for Loreli’s skin but not Kal’s, Kal’s skin is much more purple, even though it should have been more pink. However, I didn’t want to recolor that too.

I rather like the sketchiness of the coloring job on this one; while it isn’t as smooth as it could be, the colors fill in nicely and it gives it a nice vibe. Maybe it’s because it’s a zoomed in shot compared to the others, which makes it stand out more.

(I almost typed ‘more different’ there. I r teh good at english).

Wrapping it up

Hm, it seems I’ve rambled about the drawings for much longer than I intended to, or indeed, longer than anyone would pay attention to. I’ll try to keep these shorter in the future, as I don’t think anyone is this interested in the art as the artist is (usually)

And I haven’t drawn anything besides doodles recently. (I really should; I’m getting behind on my supposed ‘summer get-ahead’ schedule for my comic). Maybe I’ll start showing off some of the random doodles I make at work and home.

But I promise to write less when I do!

-Misha