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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.

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

All Kinds of Pits

Posted in Drawing, Kid Icarus with tags , on 06/15/2012 by izzicality

Have I ever mentioned that Kid Icarus: Uprising is a great game?

Pit. BlaPi. I love you guys. I hate your hair.

The more detailed my stuff gets, the smudgier the paper becomes. This will be getting lined treatment for sure.

My favorite part of this has to be that Pit has the Liedel Derp Face™.

Building A Slightly-More-but-Still-not-as-Better Nether Ray

Posted in Drawing, World of Warcraft with tags , on 05/29/2012 by izzicality

I’ve gotten very accustomed to drawing Neilaren’s nether ray “Terrato” a very specific way, and that way looks nothing like how a nether ray actually looks in World of Warcraft.

For example, here is Terrato doing what Terrato enjoys doing best (annoying Kazin, and also having a large piece of meat to eat, but especially annoying Kazin).

And here is the Neilaren Brightstone Tinkering Terrato Seal of Authenticity, which is how you know your lockbox was explosively unlocked by a very trustworthy source that did not take the gold inside as a tip or anything! (I had attached this to a “lockbox” I made for a Christmas present.)

I figure I should actually figure out their weirdo ray shape instead of sticking with the floating blob with googly eyes (Oh, but the floating googly-eye blob is very cute).

It’s certainly too ferocious looking to be Terrato, right? So it’s not Terrato.

It’s still not… there, yet. Every reference model I wanted to use has nether rays at rather difficult angles to really get a grasp of how they look. I’m going to just have to take my own screenshots of Terrato the next time I log in…

…I’ve been so busy playing Diablo III lately, so that I haven’t been logging in as likely as one would think!