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Alpha 2017 by kridxen Alpha 2017 :iconkridxen:kridxen 2 0 Knight of Owls by kridxen Knight of Owls :iconkridxen:kridxen 0 0 Cirra of Arroway by kridxen Cirra of Arroway :iconkridxen:kridxen 1 0 Cashmere 2017 by kridxen Cashmere 2017 :iconkridxen:kridxen 2 0 Serra's Realm reborn - Dawnstrider by kridxen Serra's Realm reborn - Dawnstrider :iconkridxen:kridxen 3 0 Another sampling of the cards that I make by kridxen Another sampling of the cards that I make :iconkridxen:kridxen 0 0 Random crane Elf maiden DnD Doodles by kridxen
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Eldrazi Conscription by kridxen Eldrazi Conscription :iconkridxen:kridxen 3 0 2017 03 17 - Someone who has been around by kridxen 2017 03 17 - Someone who has been around :iconkridxen:kridxen 0 0 Callisto - Warm the rest of his life by kridxen Callisto - Warm the rest of his life :iconkridxen:kridxen 8 0 Copic Doodles by kridxen Copic Doodles :iconkridxen:kridxen 1 0 Sigarda Host of Herons 3 by kridxen Sigarda Host of Herons 3 :iconkridxen:kridxen 2 0 Gisela, Sigarda, Bruna by kridxen Gisela, Sigarda, Bruna :iconkridxen:kridxen 4 4 Alpha dnd doodle by kridxen
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dd doodles  by kridxen dd doodles :iconkridxen:kridxen 2 0 Syndrex Tegan Invictus by kridxen Syndrex Tegan Invictus :iconkridxen:kridxen 2 2

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Alpha 2017
Rare is the times that I can draw Alpha...

Looks like the last time that I felt confident enough to draw her was back in 2009... and I think I still like that picture more than this one.  This one came about because of the Kridxen zodiac that I'm currently working on, I commissioned myself for this one because I needed yet more pictures of the goddesses and their mother all together.  When I was working on this one I was reminded of why I don't put a lot of things on a single sketchbook page, because the tiny faces don't allow for personalities and likenesses to come through, had to rely on costuming and personal effects to identify the characters... which are pretty exclusive to me. 

I probably should add a bit more detail to the globe in the upper left, can't really tell that's Kridxen up there without knowing about the Ida. 

Visually it's kinda confusing even after all that effort, I think I need to color this :/ at least I don't have to color the background anything since this could only happen from a viewpoint of the greater Exoverse... which is a blank sheet of paper ^ ^
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Knight of Owls
Used some stock photo visual reference for this one.  I visualize this character really taking off as a kind of 'cid' character that just branches across all the realms of my work, mtg proxy, arts and crafts comic, the big Kridxen project.  not really as a main character but as someone that's always in the background...

I really like how the helm turned out, I wanted it to be kinda like ' yeah, I could put this helmet on the character and really drive home what she looks like, but I don't have to, I can put it on her hip and let the viewer do the work for me, this way I get to continue working with making human heads look up and away.  I realized that's kinda the theme of my current sketchbook.  I wonder what a psychologist would make of that...  Found a Youtube video that really helped with working on that problem. 
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Cirra of Arroway
Xenites might notice a particular sword here ;) 

Ahh Cirra, it's been a long while since I've gotten to eat desert like this.  I'm trying to think of how I'm going to make her into a mtg card.  Thinking something like 'play Cirra of Arroway only if you have lightcharged a permanent and darkcharged a permanent in the same turn'. 

her face is a little funny in this one, I like her single eyebrow raise... Gosh, don't have much to say about this one.  I'm noticing more drawings are coming out because I'm taking lunches in the break room and I have time to draw in there...
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Cashmere 2017
Aagh I'm supposed to be working on Cyndahl but I got this picture of Cashmere here... and whatnot... I realized that Cash is the only character that actually changes wardrobe from picture to picture, she's kinda like my fashion doll... I tried to age her to about 40 here... ... ... It's really weird to think that I've always envisioned her the same way and I've always thought that I was conveying the same picture, but looking critically at the prior versions of Cashmere they look nonthing like I wanted her to look like :P  The heart in the shirt reminds me of sailor moon a little >_> hopefully I'm the only one that notices that...

Think it's going to go up in my room, maybe another picture of Valentina in illustration / comic book style is in order
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Serra's Realm reborn - Dawnstrider
I challenged myself to throw this together quickly in Photoshop.  I think I need to do that more haha.  A lot of what I do is really super controlled and I think I need to loosen up a little... a lot.  This started out as an 11x8.5 D&D doodle I think I even uploaded it... let me check...

Nope haha

This is a relatively new card in the deck it prevents for one green and discard which helps a lot when I only have 5 creatures out max.  was suggested at tappedout...

You know, I just realized there's a way to show everyone what the deck looks like
tappedout.net/mtg-decks/serras…

If you do happen to have a Tappedout account, support me by giving it a little old +1 ^_^

as a work... umm... I'm still thinking that this is pretty utilitarian.  I showed what teh original card looks like to a friend and he thought that this one looked better *shrug* It's kinda apples and oranges because the original is a painting and this is a line drawing in physical form.  ... ... anyhow I've run out of things to say.  Make sure to favorite if you want to see more ^_^
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Okay it's been a few weeks now so... let's get this wrapped up. 

The last day that we did traveling was a Thursday.  Friday was going to be all travel, long plane ride and stuff, nothing to write home about there. 

It turned out that there was an unexpected time crunch for getting into London, It was mostly my fault for being ill-prepared and having to cram a bunch of site seeing into the last day that we were there.  I kinda always knew that the trip over to London was going to be the most expensive part of the trip and I was right, roughly 150 pounds for the both of us round trip in a day.  bout 200 bucks.  In retrospect, I think I should've researched getting a multi-use train pass if there was such a thing.  On the other hand, the time before I set aside a sizable amount of money to go on vacation and didn't get close to budget which was a kind of disappointment.  Means I have the capabilities of getting funds but not the ideas to spend the funds on.  So... mixed feelings on that. 
We ended up at Paddington Station which is a huge nexus of people traveling.  We got some sub-way passes for the day and made our way to the tower of London.  We got tickets for a tour and a guidebook which my friend got in the end.  I suppose that's fair since I got the guidebook for stone-henge ^_^  We ended up getting a tour from a delightful Beefeater who had several stories to tell.  The main thing that I took away from the stories was that the English are very sorry for all the nobles that had to die for revolutions to happen in their kingdom.  I don't remember the number exactly but many people ended up being killed publicly and privately there.  After the tour we headed to see the crown jewels.  I think there might have been a tour there as well but I think they also wanted extra money for that.  How the public gets to see the crown jewels was kinda neat.  They have a slow conveyor belt that you can ride as much as we liked.  We went through twice to get both angles.  The speed is just perfect for getting that glittering effect.  There was lots of other stuff that goes with the jewels.  cape, slippers, rod, orb... all the D&D slots get filled ha-ha. 

There is also a banquet set that was just massive.  There was a huge cauldron-like piece that could hold something ridiculous like 50+ bottles of wine.  I think one of the more amusing things though was there was a spot for upkeep donations and there was a few US dollars inside. 

After that we walked around the outside.  This is definitely one of the best places to look at London from.  There were many lava-lamp-like sky scrapers intermixed with this ancient architecture.  We saw Tower bridge while we were looking around for sites to see inside the tower.  Finally we ended up getting into the White tower which was a kind of Medieval warfare museum and warfare throughout the ages.  It was really awesome to see so many knight armors in one spot.  I know I'm going to be borrowing what I saw there in my drawings in the future... especially for Maxine XD.  There was just so much history and facts coming at me I couldn't possibly absorb it all, I'm glad my friend was taking so many pictures that day.  At one point we were standing in front of a dragon made completely out of knight armor.   

Finally it was time to move on.  We wandered out of the tower and about a block away there was a fancy Italian restaurant where my friend had a real calzone and I had some kind of stuffed chicken.  Very yummy, she thought that it was the best thing that we had eaten so far.  After our much needed meal we got back on the sub-way and stopped at Big Ben.  I took one of the few 'selfies' that I will ever take because... come on, Ben at Big Ben?  I'd kick myself forever if I didn't get that. 

Nearby, not even a block away was the London Eye, (which is that giant ferris wheel that lights up) we sat there for a while recovering from the many steps we took that day.  There was this wailing minstral that only knew the first few words to a song that he just played over and over again.  We stayed there listening to him for over a half hour at least until 7:00 when the bell tower rang its' time, I got a video of that on my phone. 

We walked down the riverside for a while to get a better view of the eye where we found a world war 2 memorial.  We didn't end up going across the river to the carnival type place because that was just too many people for the day. 

only a little bit later did the sun completely go down and we took the sub-way back to the train station where we ended up getting back to Bristol late.  We were both exhausted by the end of the day and we both slept. 

The last day was nothing but travel to get back home. 

Overall it was a fantastic trip.  I'm so happy I went!  It did kinda give me an appreciation for the space that I have here at home and the politeness for Minnesota traffic. 

Until next time!
  • Listening to: Video game music
  • Reading: Splinterpoint by Regina St. Claire
  • Watching: Let's Play videos
  • Playing: Sims 2, MTG
  • Drinking: Coffee

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kridxen
Illustrator, maker of things
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: St. Cloud
Favorite genre of music: Video game remixes / soundtrack
Favorite style of art: Illustration/Medieval/Italian high Renaissance
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
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Well, to start out, I think you've done a good job here of filling the page. Every part is activated enough to be pleasing tot he eyes....

wh-... I have to add description for my cirtiques now??

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:iconnaastika:
Naastika Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
La la la la 
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure to find a fellow Callisto fan ^_^
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Naastika Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure ^_^
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TheTacoGirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for joining my group
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
now go and enjoy your day old man!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
^_^ I figured
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine I'm just teasing you.
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
it's been 6 years, my memory gets fuzzy @_@
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Kristin, BEN!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kristen ;)
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TheTacoGirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome and also happy not early birthday ^w^
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Kridxen!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! ^_^
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wolverineclassified Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
happy bday! cheers!!!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! ^_^
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TheTacoGirl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy early b-day
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No I'm in Maryland actually.  AND it's snowing!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I looked over your gallery, you're much more confident than I remember... which is hazy XD are you even in Minnesota anymore?
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not much finally got a Tablet so I'm starting to draw again. 
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kridxen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
what's up with you?
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!
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kridxen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
of course!  This is one of my home pages that comes up daily :D  Just not as prolific as I used to be
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LilBunnyFufu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he alive? 
*Pokes*
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TheTacoGirl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can understand that
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