As I draw my original characters more and more, I have begun to get a more solid picture of my characters appearance and their personality. Loki is the type of guy to come off as being too extroverted and optimistic about everything. He is down to do anything and nothing seems to frightened him. I think in a way, I have based him off of my more reckless, adventurous self. Loki is the complete opposite of Khaos. It’s rather cliche, but they’re the sun and moon, earth and sky to each other.
Full-body art piece of Khaos Fernwell. I created this piece to mainly get feel for where his patches of lighter skin would be and to get an idea of what type of clothes he might wear.
Another character of mine that goes by the name of Loki Winterwren. He is also a main character in my book.
Khaos Fernwell (fen-well) is the protagonist of my book that that I have been wanting to write for years. His design has changed slightly since this drawing, but nothing drastic.
I love to read, though lately, I have been finding myself procrastinating online, more often than not still reading, only it is fan fiction. To overcome this, I decided to take upon a challenge to read 52 books in the calendar year. I counted everything, some books were required for school, others by choice.
The rules that I set for myself were really flexible, though I knew I wanted to have a basic system; it was a challenge after all. One of the main reasons for these guidelines was because I couldn’t count all the hours I spent reading fan fiction.
- The book must be published (no fan created works)
- Any manga that I read only counts as one. In other words, volumes within a series could not be counted as separate titles.
- I need to comprehend the complete storyline and understand the material. Books I do not complete can not be counted.
- Audio books are accepted. *
- Red Glove — Holly Black
- Shaman King — Hiroyuki Takei
- Still Waters — Ask Parsons
- The Lighthouse Land *— Adrian McKinty
- Peak — Roland Smith
- Black Heart — Holly Black
- How to Eat Fried Worms — Thomas Rockwell
- Lizard Radio — Pat Schmatz
- The Raven Boys — Maggie Stiefvater
- Fans of the Impossible Life — Kate Scelsa
- Survive The Night — Daniella Vega
- The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter — Allan Zola Kronzek
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond* — Elizabeth George Speare
- A Legend of Wolf Song — George Stone
- Humans of New York — Brandon Stanton
- Pop Painting — Camilla d’Errico
- The Marvels — Brian Selznick
- The Dreamer — Pam Muñoz Ryan & illustrated by Peter Sís
- Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle — Rick Riordan
- Nimona — Noella Stevenson
- I Am Malala* — Malala Yousafzai (link to my reflection)
- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child — J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
- Smithsonian Intimate Guide to the Cosmos — Dana Berry
- The One and Only Ivan — Katherine Applegate
- Hipster Animals: A Field Guide — Dyna Moe (see more on their Tumblr page)
- Animals Real and Imagined: The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be — Terryl Whitlatch
- Robinson Crusoe* — Daniel Defoe
- Moby-Dick In Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page — Matt Kish
- Astronomy: 365 Days — Jerry T. Connell and Robert J. Nemiroff
- Walden — Henry David Thoreau