anonymous

    I know you take commissions, and I swear I’m not one of those people who wants free art and stuff, but can we still request drawings of characters, say from Voltron or something, just for you to draw however you want? Or would that count as a commission? Sorry, if I’m overstepping my boundaries.

    Oh no, that’s totally okay! I do take commissions, although they are a bit backed up now; I can add you to a waiting list but it may be a while! I’m so sorry!

    But I’m happy to do a Voltron commission! I haven’t drawn from the series in so long!

    If you’re asking if I’m still drawing Voltron of my own free time etc, I won’t say I’ll never draw it again, but I think for now I’m on a bit of a Voltron pause, haha! I’ve been struggling a bit to find motivation to draw fan art and I think I’ve been drawing my own sad lad character instead;; but I want to, in the future, find that motivation again! I hope this answers your questions!

    Thank you everyone so much for your kind messages; I know I do this sometimes ... and I’m grateful every time for everyone’s kindness. Nobody ever has to speak to me but you do; and your words really do move and comfort me. Im sorry I’m not able to respond to a lot but know I read everything. I’m honored and thankful for peoples concern and support and encouragement and for you all seeing me as a person. I know it’s a strange thing to say, I’m not the best at wording things; but thank you ;0;

    francesthewren

    a matching character study for Javier (from Earthflown)to @astereins illustration of Corinna. I love twins in fiction… a lot of ways to explore characters and foils. Chapter 3C is now up to read!

    tried my hand at a more ‘digital’ brush (just plain default) but it still looks kinda traditional x__x. ah well! I’m fairly proud of this attempt!

    Earthflown is an original illustrated novel that’s currently free to read on earthflown.com - there are character illustrations, full page illustrations and animated illustrations too! There’s a blurb, Ao3 style tags, but tldr: realistic / speculative scifi fantasy + LGBT rom com x criminal conspiracy. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. The men have emotions. They even talk about them.. 

    asterein

    AAA he is so beautiful! I love him so much! I adore these matchy twins! 

    Please check out Earthflown, the story is amazing, the website is pretty, and the memes in our Earthflown discord server are spicy

    I’m sorry for the slowness with the art. I cry, I know I say it a lot, and try to get back into it, but unfortunately art block has so many plans against me. Thank you for your patience, and kindness. I’m so grateful.

    asterein

    An atmospheric character study of Corinna Arden - my fav character/chaos gremlin from the original novelEarthflown that I have been working on with @francesthewren! 

    She is such a fascinating and entertaining character to read! She enjoys exotic fish, long relaxing baths, arson and color coordinating with her twin brother, Javier Arden. She is good at fake crying and has an invisible boyfriend. Read about Corinna and her lack of feels atEarthflown.com.

    asterein

    Earthflown chapters 3A and 3B are up! 

    These ones feature Corinna more prominently - I love her so much, she has the funniest (half unintentional) dry sense of humor that is so fun to read? The way she contrasts Javier (my other fav) is so entertaining, and their sibling banter; 

    Please check out Earthflown, if not for the amazing and unique worldbuilding and characters, at least for the amazing humorous banter and meme sibling energy, haha! It’s free to read online, and you can subscribe for updates! Please give the author @francesthewren some lovely comments! Join the Earthflown fandom we are so lonely omg

    francesthewren

    Earthflown Chapter 3A + 3B is up!

    Late share of the illustrated animation I made for Chapter 3 of Earthflown (an original illustrated novel).I really loved making this one, I like glass reflections :3

    This part is from Javier’s point of view, so we get to see more “behind the scenes” of the conspiracy / murder etc and some sibling banter which I hope is an entertaining read.

    :D you can also start from the Prologue or read Chapter 1.

    A quick tldr summary below for the story as a whole:

    Earthflown is an original novel set about 200 years in the future, and technically a scifi-fantasy, but a ‘realistic’ approach to magic! There is crime, conspiracy and a lot of dirty money, but it’s woven primarily through a rom-com arc. There’s a lot of family dynamics, best friends, twinsie energy and cracky humour.

    If you have time to leave a comment, it means the world to me!! You can also subscribe to new chapter email alerts (updates fortnightly), or join our discord!

    asterein

    Please check out Earthflown! It’s such a worthwhile read with fantastic worldbuilding and characters!! I’m so excited ch3 is up!! Javier is one of my FAVORITE characters ... a soft gentle lad.

    anonymous

    Is. Is she called arden bc,,,, bc she likes arson....? Like the word in spanish.....?

    Omg ...... I will consult @francesthewren about this because that's a beautiful coincidence!! A perfect ... match for this aspect of her character! 

    Omg thank you for the Earthflown inquiry, I’m always delighted to get these huehue

    An atmospheric character study of Corinna Arden - my fav character/chaos gremlin from the original novelEarthflown that I have been working on with @francesthewren! 

    She is such a fascinating and entertaining character to read! She enjoys exotic fish, long relaxing baths, arson and color coordinating with her twin brother, Javier Arden. She is good at fake crying and has an invisible boyfriend. Read about Corinna and her lack of feels atEarthflown.com.

    asterein

    I’m so happy he is in animal crossing

    asterein

    OK more things to support the Reigen is Redd theory:

    - He scams 
    - Similar hair color and theme sound
    - His scam paintings are HAUNTE

    slice-off-life

    Your theory is spot on!! I recall listening to a radio snippet where Sakurai Takahiro (Reigen’s VA), who happens to be a huge AC fan, talked about which seiyuu he would cast as this or that villager. And from what i got with my poor Japanese, he said he would like to try voicing Tsunekichi (Redd). His radio partner even interjected something like: ‘a suspicious looking character?’, to which he agreed (lol)

    So yeah. Reigen is Redd.

    asterein

    HE WHAT

    That’s AMAZING

    asterein

    Idolized, you face the world with a perfectly curated image that masks you from reality. One who strives to be loved by all leads a lonely and empty existence.

    Portrait of Javier Arden, a main character from original novel that I’ve been working on: Earthflownby @francesthewren 

    He’s as soft as an unshelled clam and has 3 protective sisters and a net worth of 2 billion. He also has feelings. Read about Jav and his feels at Earthflown.com.

    asterein

    Small boost! Please check out Earthflown!

    It’s a really fun read with lots of snappy hilarious dialogue! And it’s got lots of great characters and large cats ! Lots of shitposty Shenanigans while also including topics like medical ethics, wealth division and environmental issues without being overly preachy! The worldbuilding is my FAVORITE!! I haven’t been as active lately but Earthflown is one of the things I’ve been doing behind the scenes!

    To any lingering VLD fans out there .. it’s by the same writer 🐠 writes who made that one bird and merm fic -winks with both eyes-

    Please give @francesthewren and my baby a read! Read it for free at Earthflown.com!

    Idolized, you face the world with a perfectly curated image that masks you from reality. One who strives to be loved by all leads a lonely and empty existence.

    Portrait of Javier Arden, a main character from original novel that I’ve been working on: Earthflownby @francesthewren 

    He’s as soft as an unshelled clam and has 3 protective sisters and a net worth of 2 billion. He also has feelings. Read about Jav and his feels at Earthflown.com.

    Thank you so much for your kind messages. I’m sorry I’m not able to respond to a lot of them but I read them all and they moved me greatly. I am very fortunate and grateful I have such kind people like you who have found me. Who would message a sad stranger just out of. pure kindness? I’m so thankful to all of you who support me.

    I feel very tired. Just so tired and heavy and guilty. I’ve felt this way for so long. Guilty for seeking distractions from this feeling. I feel like I’m letting so many people down and I feel like I don’t have the energy or words to write all the sheer number of apologies I want to. I’m sorry for being so absent. I’m sorry if you’ve ever felt I don’t care. I’m sorry for being so quiet. I want to get better so I can be better. I just feel very low now.

    anonymous

    so like,,, ur art is so absolutely gorgeous and kind of holds a special place in my heart partially bc it's so gorgeous and also partially bc some of the stuff u'v posted about ur struggles hit really close to home and I just thought it was super wild that someone who makes such great art could have the same kinds of insecurities about their work as I do so maybe that means i'm not that bad at art and maybe i could make someone as happy with my art as you make me with yours? sry if that's weird

    Thank you for such a lovely and kind message ... I know I do this a lot, just hold on to kind ones forever because they make my day and then feel bad about replying so late; but it means a lot always when people say that my work has moved them or is special to them in any way? Especially my personal works which are me voicing deep seated insecurities or things I have trouble articulating and feel alone in, to have others say they understand what I mean helps me feel less isolated and I’m happy if that can be the same for someone else. I’m sending you lots of hugs, friend! I believe in you and know you will move many others with your arts as well!

    francesthewren

    Earthflown Chapter 2 is up! [read 2A, 2B, 2C]

    Very belated share of the illustrated gif that I drew for Chapter 2 of Earthflown

    This chapter is from Oliver’s PoV - aka, investigative journalist + a very convenient tip-off. All 3 parts to Chapter 2 are up now! 🌟

    :D you can also start from the Prologue or read Chapter 1. 

    A quick tldr summary below for the story as a whole:

    Earthflown is an original novel set about 200 years in the future, and technically a scifi-fantasy, but a ‘realistic’ approach to magic! There is crime, conspiracy and a lot of dirty money, but it’s woven primarily through a rom-com arc. There’s a lot of family dynamics, best friends, twinsie energy and cracky humour.

    If you have time to leave a comment, it means the world to me!! 

    You can also subscribe to new chapter email alerts (updates fortnightly), or join our discord!

    asterein

    AAA New chapter, I’m so excited! Oliver is one of my favorites because he is such a cheeky bastard and so entertaining to read about haha! 

    Like this is ch 2 in a summary:

    But seriously read Earthflown its so good I cry, go read then join the discord and yell about it with me in the discord!! 

    image

    I just saw your post this morning and I'm so glad I'm not the only one who made the association :D

    OH MY GOSH HE IS SO CUTE I love him!! You made a little AC Reigen!! I hope it’s ok I post this submission because he made me so happy omg ... look at him on his Scam Boat!