I'm on my vacation after completing my first 6-month contract working on a cruise ship. I absolutely loved it, but I'm on my vacation and trying to relax but my brain just won't let me do that. It's abuzz with all the books I need to read and ideas for my story featuring my elemental girls (three are available to see in my gallery). I've had those characters envisioned since I was 15 and they've recently resurfaced with the potential for a full-fledged adventure story and artwork series. I'm working on my 5th addition to the series and without giving anything away, all I have to say is TREES ARE ANNOYING. Forests are beautiful to look at, but drawing a picture of one takes me days. But on the bright side I think I'm getting better at scenery in general. Bout time, that's kind of a basic thing. As well does anyone know if there's some sort of fixative I could spray on to my pencil drawings to keep them from smudging? All my hard work is getting lost over time!