This took me forever. I feel like lately I’m psyching myself out of finishing art lately. Getting back into this is more difficult than I thought, but hopefully I can keep posting at least once a week. As always, thanks for the support! Also, I’ll be starting some new projects soon so keep an eye out!
Here’s another bookmark to go with your copy of SongBird by Dighm Liting! I’ll be printing a bunch of these soon once I’m done with some more designs so look out for them! This one is the mermaids who have some of my favorite designs and I’ll be putting out some sketches soon as well.
Meanwhile, you can purchase the novel here:
Huomenta, minun lyhdyt! Here’s another bookmark. This time it’s Kasvi and the twins. I especially like this one because there are no humans in it and it’s got nice composition. I hope you like it, too!
You can pair this lovely fellow with Song Bird by Dighm Liting on paperback, Available at the following channels.
Buenos Días, mis linternas! I’ll be printing some bookmarks pretty soon, but before I get them printed I’ll have to draw them out, of course! Here’s the first in the long line. Enjoy, Greta and Alfons, from the novel, Song Bird by Dighm Liting! Available everywhere books are sold!*
*Availability may be limited to online in certain areas.
Hello, my little lanterns! I am back! I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve updated. I’m pretty disappointed in myself, especially since I was so consistent about updating at the beginning of last year, but life happens and it happened pretty hard to me over the holidays.
Regardless, I’m back and plan to update consistently once again. Starting today, I will be posting every Tuesday and Friday at 6:00 AM (PST).
So on to my topic of the day, Song Bird is officially on paperback and it’s available just about everywhere you can buy books! Here’s a pic of my copies and a synopsis.
Greta believes in magic. Her brother Hanno, does not. The forest is ready to prove him wrong.
After moving to a new town on the edge of a great woods to live with their uncle, a brother and sister find themselves immersed in folklore and whispers of magic. Their uncle insists that the forest is rife with magic, and although Greta is enchanted with the legends of witchcraft, Hanno refuses to believe the stories.
But when Hanno taunts the magic of the forest, the forest witch responds by turning them to songbirds. The witch gives them an ultimatum: complete her perilous trial and prove themselves to the forest, and she may return them to the world they know… But fail to succeed, and they will never leave the forest alive.
The classic story of Hansel and Gretel returns to life in a new fantastical fairytale steeped in dark magic and Finnish folklore. Hear the songs, heed the warnings, and take care entering the forest – you may never leave it.
This will be a purely informative post. So! First thing’s first. I’m sorry to say that I’ll be going on a little hiatus from both Lucy’s Tail and My Ghost & My Monster. I’m only annoyed about this because I just got off of a short hiatus from G&M, but I’m really passionate about this story and I’d rather it be the way I want it instead of rushed because I have too much stuff to do. That being said, since this is to give me a breather, I don’t have a date the hiatus will be over. But I promise it won’t be more than a few months and I will definitely come back before the year is over.
Now for other projects I promised this summer.
The last time I posted about Kleronomos, I said that it would be released this summer. Well, a lot had happened since then and I’ve changed my mind about how I want to go about this story. However, it IS finished and I DID make a promise so I WILL be putting it up piece by piece for you guys to read. Starting July 23rd I’ll be posting it to read for free here on my website, on Fiction Press, and on Wattpad. I want people to read it and since I’ll be writing more of these books I figure I’ll simply publish it along with the sequel which will not be free. In the meantime…
Energy! 24/6, Book 2 was scheduled to start soon, but seeing as though I’ll be serializing Kleronomos instead, that will have to be postponed a little longer. This might be disappointing to those of you who have been following, but I don’t plan on serializing “Love, Karin” until January of 2017. Sorry, guys, but I have too much going on right now to write it. But I do have it planned out and I promise it’ll be interesting when it does come out! :)
Last of all, but certainly not least!
It’s back! For now, I don’t have any new images, but I’m happy to let you all know that SongBird will be published in print! I will be releasing more info as the publishing process progresses, but for now this is all I have. So because of this new development and because I have a new job and new studies to focus on, I won’t have time to post as much as I used to. Sad as that makes me, I am really excited about the direction my life is heading right now so hopefully I’ll be able to share more projects soon! As usual, thanks for sticking with me. :D I love you guys.
As I said before, I’m seriously sidetracked, here!! I’m in the middle of part 3 of Song Bird so I guess you can say I’m doing well, but I keep getting distracted by my other stories!! I know for sure that The Holder of Secrets is going to be my second novel and it will focus of the life of Nova, a butterfly girl, who follows a mysterious girl names Aisling into a magical world. This potential couple has been on my mind lately and I’ve been sketching a lot. I’m super tired so I’ll just leave you with these sketches and the pic. Oh, right! Nova is the tall dark girl in the overalls and Aisling is the obviously inhuman one. lol I def need to finish this book in time for Holland Roden to play Aisling. xD I’m putting the cart WAY before the horse here, but she’d be perf.
Alright! I’m using Celtic symbolism for my second book so FUN FACT TIME!!! In celtic culture the symbolism is as follows:
Swan: Vanity, Grace, & Beauty
Willow Tree: Inspired Imagination
Fox: Passion, Fun, Ambition, & Drive
Quail: Caution & Awareness
Along with these characters I’ll have a deer, owl, Salmon, Wren, Crow, and then of course the two main characters are a Dragon and a Butterfly. And unlike SongBird there will be romance in this one! I’m working up to my master plan of writing the greatest romance novel EVAR!! More soon!! Maybe some animations! I did this for practice, but it needs like four more frames to be complete. I’m too lazy to do that right now. xD This is Nova, the main character and narrator of The Holder of Secrets. I’ll be posting picks of her and Aisling sometime after I establish an actual update schedule which I’ll post in the sidebar.
I have been drawing for SongBird too though!
I’m totally not jumping the gun with this new story. I’ll be posting new profiles for them and uploading new character art so that means I’ll be deleting the old ones since the new ones will be a bit different. As stories do, this one has evolved, so info will change. I’ll also be posting new songs so look out for that. :)
With all I’ve been doing this year it’s kind of annoying to me that I’ve made so little updates! I hope you guys know I’ve been working super hard on a lot of projects. Though my main focus has been been SongBird which is going extremely well, I’ve also been working a lot on another book. It’s still in it’s infancy stages, but the working title for my second book will be The Holder of Secrets. I’ll be posting character designs and stuff for it in the future so look out for that! ;)
While I have been completely preoccupied with work and writing I’ve been super neglectful of my art. I’ve barely been drawing at all and I haven’t updated any comics. *sigh* I only have so much time. Unfortunately since SongBird is my priority right now this will probably continue. HOWEVER I am going to try to post sketches and writing prompts at least weekly. I said TRY so… yeah, I’m not making any promises. lol
I’m also super excited about a project I’ve been working on with the amazing artist, Salison, about a time traveling team in training called Minute Trippers! I normally stay away from time travel (or scifi in general when writing) so this was fun to explore! That SAL doesn’t quit! I would’ve dropped this concept as soon as we started getting into multi-verse theory if it wasn’t for her. xDDD
I’ll post the sketches later but here’s the collab we did!! This pic was sketched by SAL and lined and colored by me!! You can click here to see her sketches. She did an AMAZAH coloring job with my sketch, but I won’t post it since I know she wanted to fix some things. So you better post it soon so I can drool over it instead of those dessert drawings, SAL!! >:D
Left: Henrik Wolff (Sal’s character) Right: Carlin McDowd (You can always tell mine because I love sourpuss characters. lol)
W00t!! Such progress was made this week! I’ve got six lovely pages for you guys and I’ll also be updating Song Bird and My Ghost & My Monster soon. :) I only have one more week of break and then New Years and class preparations will probably keep me busy so yeah. I think I’ll end up with close to 100 pages for this chapter of Lucy’s Tail so I’m hoping I can get that done before summer so I can work on Energy 24/6! Thanks for the support, guys!! <3333 Remember you can follow me on Twitter @Lanternleaf for all of my updates!