"Lon"...that's a short form of Alfonse, yeah? "Noble and ready"! It's a royal name!
I also lean more toward original works rather than fan-art! It will forever exile me to the lonesome, dank corners of the internet, but at least I'll be doing what I love!
Name history suggests that Lon is short for Alfonse, but I don't think that's what my mother had in mind, because she said she got it from the old silent film actor (and his son) Lon Chaney; that she just heard the name, and thought it sounded "neat." Although she probably would've used some word besides neat -- like "beautiful" or some such, and I don't really think of Lon as a "beautiful" or "pretty" name. It is kind of cool to be named after the guys who first brought the characters of the Wolfman and the Phantom of the Opera to the screen, though; and he was even on Scooby Doo once.
Are you referring to the parts about girls, architecture and landscapes? Because I hope it's not evident how much I hate drawing buildings and landscapes, given how often I actually draw them. I put a lot of effort in on them, too; they just wind up reminding me a lot more of "work" than the rest of the things I could be drawing. :)
Don't worry I thought your backgrounds are pretty cool. In fact, I thought you liked doing backgrounds cause the one in the Nicola and Flora artwork is pretty good
I'm on the same page with you, though. I like doing backgrounds but it's so much more exhausting than drawing characters
Your work is pretty much NEVER about the landscapes and buildings. Every time those drawings appeared in your comics, it's because I took it upon myself to include them, I think. :)
(Fisherman's Wharf; the Transamerica Pyramid)
Even then, the drawings weren't about those places. Those places just needed to be something a person could recognize. It's not like you ever tortured me the way I did myself with the "Magical Girl Over Kansas City" drawing.