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Happy 2013

Posted in Drawing, World of Warcraft with tags , on 01/01/2013 by izzicality

Boy oh boy what a smudge fest! That’s the downside of drawing with pencils.

Neilaren Brightstone makes the same resolutions each new year:

1. I will not tease my husband anymore.
2. I will strive to break the first resolution even quicker than I did the previous year.

There’s many things to celebrate on the WoW front: patch 5.2 is bringing some neat looking gear sets (I really like the hunter tier 15, and I do like the mage as well, but now I like it a bit less after having to draw it — eesh!) and Dire Horns! I’m pretty sure those refer to the soon-to-be-added triceratops models. I am definitely planning and hoping to update my devilsaur to the new model, and I’ll probably snag one of these Dire Horns — just need to have a nice name I’ll love for it.

Also, last night my weekly Sunwell run gave me the hunter-coveted Thori’dal, the Stars’ Fury! After having to do 28 Blackwing Lair runs for the Dragonbreath Hand Cannon, and not having seen Taoren the Soul Burner drop yet on my visits to Lei Shi (in LFR, because we haven’t gotten that far in normal raiding yet…) only having to do 11 runs for this legendary artifact is a breather. Now to hope that transmogging into legendary weapons will eventually become a reality (and that doing so will also bring over the sparkly visual used whenever I fire a shot with this bad boy — so pretty!)

So in general, here is to a new year of the creative process!


Nether Rayyyyyy

Posted in Drawing, World of Warcraft with tags , , on 12/17/2012 by izzicality


See, I have this thing where since Blizzard has little to next to no information about Nether Rays, biology and behaviors and etc., aside from some snippets in quest logs and now some flavor text from battle pets, I’ve ended up making up my own “headcanon” for the beasts.

For example, how they actually fly seems to be all speculation, but regardless of the methods, I imagine that the fry of nether ray clutches cling to their mother’s back until they can hover about on their own.

Terrato in particular is suspected to be the runt of his clutch, so his clingy behaviors would last for quite awhile, and of course, transfer to his adoptive mommy Neilaren.
Having a FULLY GROWN Nether Ray perch on your head probably isn’t heavy — consider that at this point, he’s floating fine, just expressing affection.

This late night doodle was prompted by a particularly frustrating week of “I lost the Random Number Generator” game. No loot, no pet battle fun, no catching a break anywhere. Times like this, especially if we’re having a raid attendance drop, make me question just what part of World of Warcraft I find fun… it definitely isn’t anything RNG-related. I certainly don’t win loot and I never expect to. If I’m not raiding, “playing with friends” gets cut out of the picture, too. Even besides WoW, I was just not having the most positive of weekends. I spent much of Saturday in a lethargic torpor, at my lowest point. But even when I do not love the game I am playing, the nether ray-shaped mass of pixels named Terrato loves me… and I love nether rays. So the best cathartic plan at 3 AM Sunday night is to draw Terrato giving out his best attempt at a hug (what I dub “The Therapeutic Head Nom”).

At this angle, he looks a lot like a very cute Metroid. I suppose he is literally hugging a face, here, too.

Another Kid Icarus comic

Posted in Drawing, Kid Icarus, World of Warcraft with tags , , on 11/15/2012 by izzicality

I had started this one a few months back, but Pit is just too detailed to really focus on… I end up forgetting to finish it for months. Palutena’s kinda fun to draw, though.

Palutena is such a troll. Anything to rub salt in the wounds!

In other news, raids have finally started back up in World of Warcraft; Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel and check them out. This time around, I made a splash screen introduction for my guild, featuring a silly logo and a cute little 8-bit composition, which will be accompanying all future videos.

I did the Fall of Theramore Scenario for Both Factions

Posted in Drawing, World of Warcraft on 09/18/2012 by izzicality

I can’t say I am very enthused about the story direction going on in World of Warcraft (Pandaria is great, just. not. the Horde development. Gah.) but I’ll save that rant because I’ve gone into great detail to several people now how it just irritates me as a storytelling type and character designer to play and just watch them give up on doing anything with Garrosh Hellscream hence leading us down the predictable routes.

Anyway, on the Horde version of this new Scenario you rescue a spy in Theramore! Except he is kind of sassy and all “Hey, you gonna free me or DO YOU HAVE OTHER IDEAS?”
I was like “Yeah, my idea is to go right upside your head”.

And then there was Tuesday Maintenance today, so I drew a comic related to it, relating to my WoW character (Neilaren Brightstone) and one of my boyfriend’s (Liedel Sunstorm) since we did the scenario on them.

A transposition here because handwriting and unfortunate space issues with text placement:

(panel 1)
Thalen: So… Ladies. Got any plans before freeing little old me?
Neilaren: Yes. Punching you straight to the moon. Go home.
(panel 2)
Thalen: …No? Well, you’re both welcome to come hang out with me in Silvermoon sometime…
Liedel: Paladin is credit to team!
Neilaren: Look, Sassypants. I am married. She is naive.
Thalen: …Married? Why limit yourself, Sexy?
(panel 3)
*as Thalen is being punched straight to the moon (or cross-realm-zone or whatever)*
Liedel: … Friend Neilaren… He was our way to go home.
Neilaren: We have HEARTHSTONES, you twit!

Welcome to World of Warcraft Patch 5.0.4

Posted in Drawing, World of Warcraft on 08/28/2012 by izzicality

Two of the biggest changes for Hunters this patch are:

No more minimum range, so I can finally stack on melee and hit the boss! No more isolated Hunter requiring dedicated healing!

There’s only one main weapon slot, so we will no longer be equipping our polearms and staves (and swords, and axes, and dagger, and fist weapons…) We can still equip them but then we can’t attack. 8) I’m keeping some of my favorites and sentimental valued items to idle around town with…

Oh, did I say “idle around town”? I meant

Well at least Terrato’s really happy about all of this.

What was that, Shannox? You want me to transmog back into the armor set that utilizes your glorious scalp?

Maybe I will… when that gun from BWL finally drops. 20 runs and not a single drop, on a 13% drop rate, story of my life.

Posted in Digimon, Drawing, World of Warcraft with tags , , on 08/24/2012 by izzicality

Moving right along

lololol Crossovers
No, Terrato, be a good nether ray.
No, Terrato, don’t eat the laptop.

Boop Boop Doodling

Posted in Digimon, Drawing, World of Warcraft with tags , , on 08/22/2012 by izzicality

Neilaren is in despair.

New thing: Gonna try and draw an Izzy every day:

Day 1: Boop