Thursday, May 11, 2017

Online Art

Hey guys! Lately, I've been doing a bit more online art. It's been quite fun! I'm not as good online as on paper, but I try and that's what counts. 

I started drawing online later last year, in fall, I think. And here's my one of my first attempts. 

(For all of you who are curious, the art program that I used was, actually a online game. It's called Animal Jam. You can draw (or paint or whatever you wanna call it) and then make that into an item (called masterpieces) which you may put up in your house in the game. Then others online can view it and "like" it if they think it looks nice. (By the way, the numbers by the heart are how many likes I got for the art.))


This is my art of Kirby. It's super basic because I was still getting the hang of drawing with a mouse and not a pencil. To me, it's kinda a "meh" drawing. Like why did I draw an outline around the main body and not his shoes? Although, the part I do like about this drawing is Kirby's eyes. They're pretty cute.


This is the next one I did. I drew it for me and my sister's online friend we have known for years. I rather like it. There's really nothing I would change, at the moment. For this art, I used a lot of circles and the erased what wasn't needed. 


I drew this art for my sister's birthday. It's of my sis and two guys she has crushes on. I really, really, really wish I had worked harder on their heads! I should have made them more square-ish. And I wish I had made the guy on the left have better hair. It's too small! My sis and the middle guy turned out the best. 


I made this with an extra account, in case, you were wondering why the name switch at the bottom. Usually, I play with Koolestkat, but this time I used koalaholiday. 

Me and my sis were kinda being goofy and decided that I would say three random things to my sis and she would draw them. And then later, she said three random things to me, and I drew them. The one above is what I drew. My sis had said a fairy, a flying sheep and a cupcake. This was done without a care for perfection, so please take that into consideration... (Aka. it's messy and goofy.) 


I did this in March this year. (Can you tell it's inspired by St. Patty's day???) I like the way the moss turned out. I used a cool spray painting tool.  


These are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Royal Tailor. I kinda think the moon and comets look neat. 


No, I did not draw this because of Justin Bieber!!! I don't listen to his music, at all. So don't get any ideas. I drew this because my church youth group had a special number and this was the song they played. I really liked the way the guy sang it and so I drew the title.  


I hadn't really done chibi people with bright hair, until this art. I think I'd go so far as to say, this is one of favorite online art I have ever done. Her hair turned really cute and the pose is pretty cute, too. The background was fun to do because it's so simplistic, but it looks cool.


This here is my latest one, dating back to a few weeks ago (I think). I really like the dog. (I think it's the best part of the masterpiece.) The dandelion was interesting to do. But I think it looks like what it's supposed to. 

What do you think of my online art? Do you draw any online art? If so, do you prefer paper or online? 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Sunshine Blogger Award

'Ello, folks!

My dear sister, Tracey, (kinda) recently tagged me on her blog to do this tag. She is a fabulous writer, and I totally recommend checking out her blog. She writes about life and writing and other bookish things.

There are a few rules for this tag, such as: answer the 11 questions from the person that tagged you, and then make-up new 11 questions for the next 11 people you tag!

Alright, on to the Sunshine Blogger Award tag!


1. What's the most addicting app on your phone?

Well, I don't own a phone, so I can't, technically, say what the most addicting app is for me. But my mom has a iPhone that I use sometimes and the app that I use the most on there is the iBooks app... I know, how bookwormish is that? But if I did have a phone the most addicting app would probably be Snake Off or something of the like.

2. What's a song that speaks to your life right now?

You see, I get a new CD or I find a band I really like, and that will be all that I listen to 24/7 for months on end. So for Christmas, my sis and I got both Royal Tailor CDs and gah! I just love them both so much! The music is so uplifting and fun. 

The ones (yes, ones, I'm a girl of many answers) that speak to me right now are, "Hold Me Together," "Wannabe," "Freefall," and "Original." They just sum up all that I'm going through. Life will hold some really big changes for me in the next coming years. And change is sometimes a really scary thing, so it's good to know God knows what's going to happen and that he'll be there, no matter what. And lately I've been thinking about who I wanna be when I'm older and who I want to be now.  So those songs speak to me a lot right now.

3. Do you have a book or movie that's your "happy place"--a fictional world into which you retreat when you need a breather? What is it?

One of my favorite authors is Wendy Mass. And she has this trilogy called "Twice Upon a Time." The last book written in the series was a Beauty and the Beast retelling, "Beauty and the Beast: the Only One That Didn't Run Away." That book is a happy place for me. It was somewhere I could go and feel safe in the familiarness of it. The main characters are 12, that's quite a bit younger than me, but I still love it. I think I read it the first time when I was 12 or 13. I took my copy to a new camp for me because I wanted something to read that I knew I would enjoy and it was like taking a bit of comfort with me.

4. What's a book you were (or are) looking forward to so much you're scared to read it, for fear it won't live up to your expectations?

Hmm, I truly can't think of a book like that for me.

There were some movies like that for me. The LEGO Batman movie was like that for me. Everyone was saying it was so good and "The LEGO Movie" was so good as well, I wanted to like it just as much as everyone else had. I watched it in theaters awhile ago, and it turned out to be really funny. It was different than I expected, but it was a good different.

5. If you had to have all of your past memories wiped except for one day, which day would you choose to remember?

I can think of two evenings I would like to keep, but I can't think of a specific day I would like to remember.

First one is, I was driving along with my whole family. We were on vacation and we decided to do some late night shopping. It was dusky out, and we had been driving a long time that day. We were all a little overtired. And being overtired can lead to being super grumpy or super hyper. The latter was what happened to us. We were laughing super hard and joking as we drove to and walked around Walmart. (I wonder what the workers were thinking about us...) We laughing the hardest at the obliviousness of my sister, who didn't know there was a certain someone that was looking at her quite a bit at church. We all knew about him liking her for the longest time, and she didn't suspect a thing about him. And on our vacation, we finally told her with much laughter. (Sadly, we went to church the next time he wasn't there, nor did he back the next, he hasn't come back since.)

Second one: Just this year, my sis and I went to our church youth group when it was having a dance. We got to dress up fancy (which, by itself, is a fun thing to do, but dressing up to go to a dance is even funner). When we got there, we listened to the message and then it was time for the dance. I was so nervous about dancing in front of people I didn't know. So we didn't dance for the first bit. We just sat and ate some chips and drank a hot beverage (hot chocolate or mocha, probably). I really wanted to go dance but I was still nervous. Finally we got up the courage to go on to the dance floor. I mean, we were at a dance, our first dance, and we couldn't just go home and say, "Yeah, Mom and Dad, we went to the dance, but didn't actually dance at all." So, of course, we convinced ourselves to go to the dance floor and dance. But, man, once we got started dancing, it was a blast! We danced whatever came to our heads, and we laughed like crazy! We were the "best" dancers there! We sometimes saw our two oldest siblings (they were volunteering that night at youth) and their looks they gave us were hilarious! They were like, "What are those two doing?!"

And, at the end of the night, when people were already trickling off, there was a bit of a dance off between two guys. And everyone left was gathered in a circle around them, watching them, My sis and I were still dancing away, without a care in the world.

That was one of my best nights ever!

6. What question would you like to ask one of your favorite authors?

I love the book "Peter Pan" to pieces. I want to re-read it a thousand times and more. The humor is absolutely adorable and the characters are lovable (Peter Pan and Wendy, especially). I think I would like to ask J. M. Barrie where he got the idea for Neverland and the whole story about Peter Pan. And what happened in the adventures with Peter Pan (and the Lost Boys and Wendy and Tinkerbell) he mentioned in his book but doesn't tell. 

Another favorite book of mine is "Alice and Wonderland." (I like children's classics, can't you tell?) I would like to Lewis Carroll how he came up with such wild ideas.

7. If you had to describe yourself as one of the four seasons, which would it be?

I think I would say I was Spring. I like to think of myself as cheery and bright. But sometimes I know I can be a bit chilly and rainy, too. But that doesn't usually last for long. 

Another reason I would say I'm Spring is because I'm kind of quiet in crowds, but if you hang out with me awhile, I'll open up like a flower in the sun. And when I'm comfortable with someone, I can become loud, like the birds when they welcome a new morning.

8. What's your personality type? (Myers Briggs, DISC, whichever test you prefer.)

 I'm a INFP for the Myers Briggs test. Which means I'm a mediator. And an introvert.


This so me... 

The I is for introversion, N is for intuition, F is for feeling, and P is for perception. 


9. An envelope containing $500 shows up on your doorstep. On what do you spend it?

Books, gimme books!!! 

I would also want to buy gifts for family and friends. I love giving gifts, it's so much fun to see the look on the person face when you give them something they really love. (And it's fun just anticipating giving the gift.)

10. Would you rather be trapped in a lamp, a tower, or an enchanted sleep?

Tower. Then you can at least read books. In a lamp, you have no way to get books but in a tower you can beg the witch to get you more books. 

But on the other hand... In an enchanted sleep, you're sleeping. So you wouldn't realize how much time is going by. You would prick you're finger one minute and fall a sleep and the next minute, voilĂ ! You would be awakened by a kiss! But there would be the whole problem of sleeping a hundred years and then all your friends and family would die... 

So, yeah, no, enchanted sleep is not for me. I guess, tower is the winner!    


11. Which Disney villain(ess) do you find the most scary?

Hmmm, do you mean scary as in scary looking or scary as in it scared me out of my wits? I'm going to assume the latter. (Though, I don't think I've ever been scared out of my wits by a Disney villain.)

Well, when I first saw the question, I thought of Disney Princess villains, not just Disney villains in general. Since there is so many Disney villains, I'm going to just say the one I find the scariest of the Disney Princess villains.

I think the most scary Disney Princess villain would be Ursula. I mean her looks are scary enough by itself (she has eight legs!). But then you add her collection of "soul-seaweed" things and you get super scary. I mean, she stole Ariel's voice, for pizza's sake! And then she pretends to be some good-looking young lady so she can marry Prince Eric! Like talk about creepy. Ursula is way older than the prince, ick. And she keeps eels as pets! Double ick. Eels are just plain creepy. Period.

So yeah, that why I find Ursula the scariest Disney villain.

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Here are the new questions!


1. If your life was a book genre, what would it be and why?
2. Who is your biggest fictional hero?
3. If you could famous for only one reason, what would it be?
4. What's your favorite dream you have ever dreamt at night?
5. What Bible verse is speaking to you right now?
6. What is your favorite drawing style?
7. What is your favorite childhood memory?
8. What's your favorite TV show?
9. What's your favorite book of all time?
10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
11. If you found a magical portal and you could choose where you'd want to go, where would you go?


Alrighty, now I'm going to tag 11 more people. Well, that is, I would tag 11 more, but I don't know who I'd tag, so I'm just going to do a few. 

-And whoever else wants to do the tag!

On a side note, I just re-watched Tangled. Man, was it amazing! I loved the characters and the romance and the action and and and! I just loved it all. If you haven't seen it yet, you totally should, it's well worth the time. 

What did you guys think of the tag? Who do you find to be the scariest Disney villain?



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Manga Drawings

Hi everyone!

Recently I have been drawing a lot of manga profiles. It's been real fun! I got this book awhile and it's been super helpful! It's called "Manga Crash Course."  (Bonus: there is no inappropriate pictures in it!) In the end of the book is a really cool artist game, I think it will help if someone has a artist block or something.

Anyway, here are two of my manga drawings I did recently.



This was my first manga person I have ever done. (I have done doodles of manga people, but I don't really count those.) And another first, is this the first shading I have done on my own. All the others were from copied from other pictures.

I made some mistakes, like too small arms and shading on the wrong side of the nose... But I still feel pretty good about it.



I've seen a lot of guys with shaved sides of their heads and combed over hair, and I felt like trying to do it on this guy. He is the first guy I've drawn where after I'm done, I was like, man, he's cute.

I feel like his ears are a wee bit on the small size... I'll have to remember that next time! And something is off with his collar, anyone have any tips about how to do it better next time?

What do you think of the manga drawings?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Disenchanted

Hey, guys!

Just finished reading a perfectly delightful book. It's called "Disenchanted: the Trials of Cinderella." It's the second in the series of Tyme by Megan Morrison.

(This isn't my picture.)
Disenchanted was definitely a different take on Cinderella, but it was so good. The characters were adorably sweet.

The book takes place in the world of Tyme, which has countries named after colors. In this book, the characters live the Blue Country. There are Blue fairies that live there and work at a place called the Slipper. The Slipper is where the fairy godparents find out which children they are supposed to take care of.

The main characters are: Ella, Prince Dash, and Serge.

Ella is a fiery spirited girl. She doesn't always think before she speaks, but I love her for that. When she sets her mind on something, she goes for it, no matter what. Ella wants to make things fairer in the Blue Country, and she's going to started with factories, where unfair treatment runs unchecked.

Dash is an unsure boy at times. For the longest time, the men of his family have been cursed to break hearts. No marriage or relationship works out because of it. But just recently, the curse has been broken and Dash is no longer forced to do what the curse wants him to do.

Serge wants to make a difference in children's lives. He's worked at the Slipper for a long time, and he knows something has to change. The Slipper isn't doing what it used to be, helping poor children. Now it's helping whoever gives the most money. Serge can't wait to own the Slipper when the owner passes it down to him.

Together they all can do bigger things then they thought possible. 

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I love this book as much as I loved the first book in the series, "Grounded: the Adventures of Rapunzel." I can't wait for the next book! 

Have you read this book? If not, do you think you will? What did you think of it, if you have read it?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Welcome to Faeries and Folklore!

To start this new blog, I'm going to let you get to know me a little bit more.

First thing you need to know about me is this:

My name is Chloe and I'm a lover of bookish things.

I love books! Like, adore them. I see a book store and I am drawn to it. I love browsing through books in the library. I could spend hours upon hours there. 

My family is a huge part of my life. I love them all so much. 

I'm home schooled and I enjoy every minute of it.

I love art and all things chibi. (If you want to know what chibi is, I made a guest post on my sister's blog. Click here to see it!)

Come on back here for book reviews and art! 

I hope you all enjoy your visits here!