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Plant Mage by gingersketches
Plant Mage
The seed for this idea (pun 100% intended) was actually planted a number of years ago.  I made a sketch of a crouching person using magic to cause vines to grow.  This is that concept fully developed:  a plant mage who can make vines spring forth from the earth at will.  Her right hand controls the thorny vine, while her left controls the flowering vine. 

At one point, her right arm was broken in an accident, rendering her unable to wield the thorns.  Lest you think this left her helpless, you should know that the flowering vine is known in her region as "The Gold Dust Plant" due to the amount of pollen that the open flowers produce.  A single Gold Dust bloom can throw an entire room full of grown men into a constant-sneezing, eyes-swollen-shut, nose-streaming hysteria if they don't cover their noses in time.  As you can see, she has two blooms on the vine she's controlling at the moment, so the threat she poses is nothing to sneeze at.

...Sorry, I couldn't resist :meow: :meow: :meow: Actually, I regret nothing.  One bad pun deserves another, after all.

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Rococo by gingersketches
Yay!  The sun came back! B-) (Cool)  (Those of you who read this journal entry will know what I'm talking about:

The Rococo period has to be one of the most opulent and extravagant periods in fashion history, in my opinion.  I mean, look at those incredible hairdos and crazy-wide panniers on the dresses.  (Fitting in coaches or walking through doors became an art in and of itself, I imagine.)  On top of that, you have to remember that back then there were no such things as sewing machines.  Every last embroidery stitch and piece of lace was hand-sewn or -woven, and somebody spent hours styling those towering wigs.  And then there was the weird "patch" trend - people stuck fake moles, in various shapes, on their skin.  Rumor has it, the patches were originally meant to hide scars from early childhood diseases such as smallpox, but eventually it just became its own thing.  Funny how these things get started, isn't it?

Edit: I just realized this is the first piece of artwork I've posted all year.  I can't tell whether to be pleased with myself for finally getting something done or ashamed at how long it's been since my last piece, lol.

... I think I will be pleased with myself.  Because that is much pleasanter for me =P

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So... I (finally) have a piece of artwork that is almost ready for posting here on dA, but I'm getting black flagged on the last lap.  The bulb burnt out on my light desk that I use to trace my rough sketch onto clean paper for inking :(  And my "clever" workaround of tracing up against a sunlit window didn't pan out either - the weather outside suddenly became a torrential downpour that makes it too dark to trace that way. 



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I am a Christian, a homeschool graduate, and a cancer survivor. I have been drawing since 9th grade, and I enjoy playing classic video games and watching black-and-white movies. I currently work at my local library six days a week, and am in constant danger of drowning in the books I check out. I'm also engaged to a pretty amazing guy. I thank God every day for these blessings.

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uglygosling Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I today posted a colored version of your 'Rococo'
gingersketches Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw it!  Great work, as always :)
LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so awesome and beautiful have a great day 🌈✌♡happy summer🌈✌♡ congrats on your marriage all the best to you and your love
gingersketches Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your nice comment, and thank you also for the fave on my "A Bit of Inspiration" journal.  (Lindsey Stirling is so cool, am I right?)  I hope you have a fantastic day :D
AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you for the :llama:
gingersketches Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
AlCidFangirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
sandtree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thanks for the Lllama!
gingersketches Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!  Thank you for the llama in return :)
vesperaline Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you for all the sweet comments you posted on my gallery lately! This is kind of you ^u^
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