We’re in confusing times, that can get really boring for everyone. So I thought to at least offer something that can kill a few hours for you guys: for all the duration of the quarantine, every single one of my drawings for Mermay will be available here as downloadable pdfs for you to print and color by yourself, with your kids, or whichever way you like. All I ask in exchange is that if you post the results, you tag me either as @luxshine on twitter or as @luxshinedraws on instagram, ok? I’ll love to see all those colorful mermaids!
100 posts in Calico Chimera and it’s all thanks to you guys. I mean, there aren’t many comments as I write this, but I know you’re reading and watching (thank you site statistics), so I really wanted to thank you all with some illustrations. And well, let you know what’s on the cards for the next 100 posts!
First of all, I really want to make this site a bit more interactive, so let me know what you want to see from me, ok? Second, let’s take a look to those illustrations (and their stories and what’s on their future)
Irene Doll, the girl who started it all. She wasn’t my first original character, but she was the first one I published professionally (meaning, I got paid!). Her story is kind of done, but I still have one extra surprise for those who miss her. (Check my newsletter for MORE information on that) Oh, btw, she was the 31 drawing for Inktober, with the prompt Slice.
I hope you guys are familiar with Robin and his magical messenger Gavin. Robin still hates that I draw him as a girl more often than not, but well, not my fault! He looks pretty. I hope to finish issues 4 – 6 next year, so you can follow his adventures at the Dream Keeper Robin page in Tapas. Or buy the books at my store and at cons!
Maria and the Traveling Seers had a bit of a vacation for two years, so it’s time for them to get back in the field. Murphy was kind enough not to eat the flowers until I was finished with the drawing. You can read all about this supernatural baseball team at Traveling Seers in tapas.
Romeo and I have a long story. The magazine where his story appeared was the first one I edited professionally, but his personal story was filled with executive meddling. So now in Gradients, I have the freedom to tell it as it was. For now, you can read the strips at my Patreon (one for free every month, three for $1.00 USD per month), but in 2019 I have planned to publish the longform story (And yes, mexican readers, THAT question you’ve been asking since 2002 WILL be answered)
And finally, Lily. She came to me in a dream, and I have been writing and redoing her story for two years now. But thanks to my new editor, Amy Zunk, it’s starting to take shape so you all will get a chance to meet her and her crush Raz in 2019. I promise!
If you want to know more about how these projects are advancing, as well as others that are still in the starting stages, please consider joining my newsletter (link on the column to the right) for free! I swear I don’t spam.
And once again, thank you so much for joining me in this adventure, I really appreciate every single one of your views!
And to end this wonderful challenge, the last two witches. Yes, I know October has 31 days, and thus I’m missing someone, but there was a bit of revolt among my muses so while I DID finish the challenge, and I will show you the last image in the next post, she was not a witch. So she can’t be included with them.
We’re almost done with the Inktober witches, and I am sure going to miss them… so probably there will be at least one more drawing of the group once I am done with the challenge. (I apologize for some of the images, my scanner hasn’t been cooperating lately)
This set of witches came out quite different from the rest. But they all have very interesting stories, so I really want to share them with you.
Continuing with the witches of Inktober, I have to admit that the second week’s prompts gave me some really weird ideas. Yes, the muse is still going overboard, and now I am between coloring book or story books for each.
Oh, and of course, I am going to color four of the girls, and you guys can decide either by voting on my facebook page, or commenting here with your favorite of the week.
This Inktober I decided to do some original drawings rather than fanart like last year. Thing was, I wasn’t expecting my muse to go a bit overboard. My idea was to make a witch for each prompt, with a flower and a familiar that sort of went with the idea. And… my muse decided that it was the perfect time to give me their full stories.
And while I still don’t know if this will be a coloring book or something else, lemme introduce you a little bit of said stories: