September 13th, 2011

Lachwen Lightning Girl

Lachwen Finally Makes It Out of Moria!

And with a *GASP* of fresh air, she has made it into Lothlorien. She's just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Mirkwood, which is where she's been trying to get back to ever since she started running around Eriador -- she's in for a big disappointment when she discovers she's at the wrong end of Mirkwood and there's an army of orcs between her and home!

I really need to start writing up her story soon. Once she actually gets to the Southern Mirkwood zone, I'll be able to grab all of the region-based screenshots I need for that.

She's getting right down to the wire to be levelled up by the time Rise of Isengard comes out -- she's got 5 levels and several deeds to go. Hopefully I'll be able to make a big push after Intervention. Her L60 class quest and getting the Moria Guard Rep class book are the last major chokepoints, the rest is just plugging away until the story and deeds are done.

In the meantime, what a relief to be out of Moria! And really, Lothlorien is a place Lachwen could easily grow to like, especially the vineyards. The Lothlorien rep quest where you're supposed to scold the drunken elves? She's more likely to join the party and start trying to drink them under the table. She is from Mirkwood, after all!

-The Gneech
Kero Power Tie

Pony Practice: Twilight and Rainbow [artwork]

Pony Practice: Twi and Dash by ~the-gneech on deviantART

Still learning to draw in this style. To the left, direct from "How to Draw ___" tutorials found on the web. To the right, poses from actual show frames, with minor modifications. I gotta say, I much prefer the ones to the right, and will probably keep practicing using that method for a bit. The big ol' anime sparkle eyes are still giving me trouble, alas.

Tho this be madness, there's method to it. One reason I'm working so hard to master the MLP:FIM style (besides the fact that it's an awesome show) is because it's such a DIFFERENT style than my own. If I can learn to draw "natively" in that style, it'll build all sorts of new artistic muscles, which I'm going to need in the days ahead as I work on Arclight Adventures.

Also, it's an awesome show. ;)

-The Gneech