I figured it was about time for a proper update-journal. It's been more than a year.First:
yes, I have a new avatar - PLEASE DON'T PANIC. It hurts my heart as well to lose the wonderful avatar Ebonenee
made for me, what, seven years ago or so? I'm still getting used to seeing the new orca accompanying my comments, and I know that I for one usually have a minor heart attack when someone I've followed for years suddenly gets a new avatar. But trust me, it'll become familiar soon.
Reason for the new avatar is a rather grand one: I've recently quit university so I can devote my full time to (hopefully) making a living as an artist. Which, first and foremost, meant cleaning up my online presence. So my 'professional' website is finally made into something presentable. You can check it out here: frederiquelucas.com/
. I've also revived my art-tumblr, which had been dormant for a good five years or so. You can find that over here: namu-the-orca.tumblr.com/
(I'm still filling it up with the big backlog of art). I also have a facebook page, for those of you who are into that kind of thing: www.facebook.com/FrederiqueLuc…
All these different websites made me want to have at least something that stayed constant throughout all of them; hence the new avatar. It's my icon/avatar on facebook, deviantart and tumblr, and the website tab-icon-thing on my website. I'll upload a large size of the painting soon, she's pretty cuuute.Second:
you may have noticed (on tumblr, or facebook, or my website) that I present myself as a wildlife and railway
artist. "WTH NAM, RAILWAYS?". YES, RAILWAYS. More specifically, steam engines. I love them, they're amazing, etc. You can read all my further gushing and blabbering on them on the 'about' page on the website... It's all made worse by the fact there's pretty awesome heritage railways near my home, and dang does that make me happy.
Anyway, the long and short of it is: yes, I also draw steam engines now. Sometimes with faces, accompanying dumb jokes (thanks for the inspiration, Rev. W. Awdry), often without. And I'll be uploading them alongside the regular dolphos on here (and everywhere else). Since it's a pretty 'new' infatuation of mine I don't have lots of railway art yet, but it's coming. So please don't be alarmed when a 100 ton-metal machine suddenly rolls into your inbox, instead of the expected dolphin or whale.
It's okay. They're pretty darn cool. And some have amazing names. Pls love them too. (i mean, seriously, these are real names of real engines HOW COOL CAN U BE?)
Well, I think that's all for now, enjoy your delightful er... Wednesday, and see you soooon