Auntie Paula was such a loving aunt, and a wonderful mother to two boys who would grow up to be wonderful young men. But what I always thought was wonderful about her was the way she would bring all of the family together, whether it would be social gatherings or unique events, she always knew how to bring smiles on everyone’s faces.
A few years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer not too long after my mom was. As tragic as the news was, she always kept an upbeat attitude and a steady outlook on life. She would always be on facebook, spreading news about what the family was up to and what events were happening in our lives, so that everyone could stay informed and send their support. Even though she lived in Atlanta, Georgia, far away from the rest of the family, if something came up, she would come to Chicago in a heartbeat.
The times my bro, and my mom and I went down to Atlanta to visit her along with my cousins, Jason and Janson have always been wonderful. We’d always have a great time just hanging out and taking a tour of the city, and Jason would always be the one to look after us while my mom and auntie paula were out doing some sightseeing of their own. The last time I went down to Atlanta, Auntie Paula hosted a huge event where gospel singers would be able to showcase their talent in front of a live audience, and get their names known. She was kind enough to let my mom showcase her singing talent as well, and the people who attended couldn’t have been more grateful to her for letting her go through with the event.
Sadly, as much as she fought through the cancer, it was finally too much, and she went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2014. I will never forget the wonderful times that she has shared with our entire family, and she will be missed IMMENSELY. Jason, Janson, if you’re reading this, I want you to know, that your mom was such a loving, caring person, and that she’ll always be with you. We’ll all keep you in our prayers and minds, and we’ll be here to talk with you if ever you need someone to talk to.
God bless you, Paula. You’ll always be with us.
A quick B-day gift for a good friend o’ mine, Shenaniganza, of his character, Siren Dipity!
Hope you like it!
Hey, just so you guys know, I opened up a new dA account to build up on an art portfolio of sorts, so if you wanna check it out, be my guest!
While searching through that Powerbook G4, I also managed to find something I thought I’d have lost forever: the very first digital painting I ever drew. And I mean EVER. So I thought it’d be fun to recreate that scene for old time’s sake.
Who’s the chump Trii is fighting? It’s an old character of mine: Grunblo, the Boom-Monger.
This last batch for now showcases an idea for a villain that I had in mind if the Trii the Star game ever had a handheld sequel. But as time went on, the idea seemed a lot more cliche and bland, so I had to scrap it.
By using a twisted combination of science and black magic, Scorpiorn created Contraption (which he was accidentally named) as a means for destroying Trii once and for all. The more Trii fought it, the more it learned from its past battles and evolved. So much so, that it later betrayed Scorpiorn and sought to destroy everything it laid its eyes on, including the planet itself, and so on and so forth.
It’d be a real shame if I can’t use Contraption’s designs for something in the story, but as time goes on, we’ll see what happens.
I also managed to find some of the first drawings I’ve ever done of some of the elements as well! My god, how they’ve grown…
These were also some of my first ventures into digital coloring. Man, those were some times. Good? Not so much.
While trying to transfer files through my old PowerBook G4, I found some more old sketches that I thought looked interesting to show to those who haven’t seen them already.
There’s captions that go along with them too!
OKAY. So lately I’ve been inspired by a bunch of friends and a certain game to try my hand and make some music of my own. So, I combined both inspirations and made a fanmade song befitting of the Shovel Knight style! Well… hopefully, anyway.
This is a song for a stage of a made-up OoNQ knight, Shaman Knight. One half takes place in a tropical jungle, the other half takes place in an ancient mayan-themed temple.
Hope you enjoy!
Finally….after 30050 years… it is DONE.
What started out as a simple Trii and Aardy piece turned into a background test of epic proportions!
Not gonna lie, I’m really not good with backgrounds and landscapes, but if I’m gonna change that, I gotta start somewhere. Hopefully this is a good start!