Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Beginnings

To me tomorrow is school. Back to homework, teachers, students, and learning. I don't hate school but I don't love it. The main reason is homework and (some) students are horribly mean. A new school year is also full of new beginnings. Its almost like your a chalkboard and your erased just to start getting wrote on again. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that adventure. I don't think I ever will be. The mix of emotions kills me but I have to ignore it. Each year makes me a better person. That's what I look forward to the most. Last year I learned to never give up hope, no matter how bad things may seem you'll always bounce back as long as you give yourself the chance to. "You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials."-Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep). I know that tonight when I go to bed I won't be able to sleep. Not because I'm scared but because I know that this year will change my life in some way. I may not know what that way may be but I won't go searching for it, I know it'll come to me. Never give up hope.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Winner of the Fairy Wing Contest!

Congratulations Alric Ravensinger for an amazing design! Here is the design and paragraph.

This is the Woodland Warrior outfit which is designed based off of Grizzleheim Warriors. I decided to go with a more rugid look for a few reasons. One we always have had the image of elves and fairies as divine beauty and power I wanted to show fairies can kick some tail too. What inspired this? Well actually a neat book series called Fablehaven the fairies there are typical in the sense of vanity and extreme beauty. But when there Queen calls to arms these fairies show their prowess in battle. The armor itself is made of precious Mithril while other parts such as the Pauldron and shirt are made or hand carved from sturdy wood. The sword is made of Iron, Leather. and Wood but don't let that deter you it's a dangerous weapon in the hands of a fairy. I opted for no boots or headdress the boots were simple this fairy flies into battle. The headdress well I believe most helmets are clunky and would obscure her vision. As for her pet I had intended to draw a Sprite pet (As seen in the game) but I thought that would take away from the main drawing itself so I gave her a Sprite pet but more in the likeness of a Will-O-Wisp. I hope you liked my design and best of luck to all the participants. 

Though Alric's design was not in game I never said it had to be ;). There was so many great entries that it was so hard choosing just one. I'd also like to give a surprise prize to the runner up which was Heather Raven! Here's her outfit and paragraph!

In autumn all the leaves are turning from deepest of greens to the vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange. It is the season of the harvest. Farmers are hurrying to get the crops in before the first frost. The harvest fairy and her frosty companion travel the countryside, enriching the harvest with the last beams of summer sun before dusting them with dewy frost. On her head she wears a wide brimmed hat to protect her from the sun, rain, and to keep her warm in the chilly dawn hours when she works. Her robe, with its slight cape, flutters in the breeze. The bright contrast is as striking as the turning colors on the trees. Sturdy boots keep her toes safe from the elements and the muddy fields when she tends the crops. A symbol of her magic—a gift from the harvest is always by her side, be it a bunch of grapes, a cornucopia of apples, or today an ear of corn. 
Heather will receive a Green Thumb Pack. Congrats to both wizards! See ya in the Spiral!