I can't believe I did Pokémon fanart. I don't think I've done any in nearly five years. I remember drawing the cute starter pokemon and all sorts of grass pokemon for my brothers. And then various Team Rocket outfits when I got into the whole craze...
Being that I never owned my own Pokémon game (I had always borrowed my brother's games and played a New Game for as long as I could hold the Game Boy), I easily veered off into other Japanese games/cultures. Of course the increasing silliness of the Pokémon movies helped in the push toward the later program, the older and more darker-themed Yu-Gi-Oh! haha.
Anyhoo, my trek into nostalgia was brought upon me by the fun-tastic Bat-chan. Her recent slew of fanart of the new Pokemon game tempted other members to draw their own fanart. Not really into drawing animals, I was inspired by the board's owner who had drawn herself as a trainer. YES HUMANSSS, I CAN DRAW THAT. I mean, them.
SO. This is my fanart.
It is actually a loosely based trainer-portrait of a friend with her Eevee; cute animals are pretty easy to draw. As one Skylands member aptly noted: "I gather from the background that he/she's going to end up as a Leafeon."
Books I've finished reading? The Two Princesses of Bamarre and The Creation of Eve. I have always loved Gail Carson Levine's books, and the stories are always wonderful no matter how many times I read them. The second is a new book. Finding out that there was a female painter of some renown during the Renaissance is probably the selling point of this book. To me...it's just about Sofonisba's relationship with Michelangelo and her observations of the royal Spanish family. I found the ending to be contrived but the Author's Note cleared up quite a bit..