An artist I follow, kimberly80 on deviant art, did a wonderful warrior sketch (give credit ya’ll!). I was inspired by it and the lyrics to a Regina Spektor song.
“All you can do is try to know who your friends are as you head off to the war.”
-The Call, Regina Spektor
Text: “Let go,” she said. “The falling doesn’t hurt as much as you think.”
Medium: Pencil & Charcoal, Watercolor
Testing out some fonts and playing around with hair for a commission.
“Out of the disillusionment phase we grew
into these monstrous things with teeth and claws and scales
and nightmares of our own.
We did not begin like this, you and I,
the anger and the despair came much later –
We had transformed by then.
And we let our red tears fall
into the cold tea and tepid milk
and the dusty crevices of our minds
where even we did not want to go.”
I have no regrets about my life
I’ve made wrong turns and right ones
And somehow it all turns out just fine
I’ve been a good friend
And a bad friend
I’ve even been my own enemy
I’ve had days
Where the only friend
That I could find was me
And one day
We’re gonna fly
And leave this all behind
With no regrets
-Katie Gray, “Ode to Lost Angels”
If a song could be my motto, this would be it.
Think I did this in 11th grade. Amazed that it’s still intact after all these years.