The Mouse Hole
Welcome to the mouse hole, ladies, gents and other persons. I'd call it a shrine to Lisa Frank, but Lisa Frank actually had taste.

On this blog you will find a variety of shit, such as but never limited to: fandom, cursing, video games, movies, critical analysis of all the above, and the occasional doodle.

Warning: Resident blogger is a rare breed of filthy Texan democratic-socialist, very queer, very here, and not going to shut up about any of it. Opinions will be had, arguments will be basted in hot sauce, and gifs will be posted.

tiiiiinny amount of progress tonight, but i at least fixed her animu eyes and expression.  No freaking clue what or how i’m doing that hair though.

IDK she just looks kinda…ashy to me?  Maybe?  Is it just my comp or…?

man idek what’s going on with Mak’s skin tone but…it could be nice? or something. maybe.  I am feeling like i’m getting a hang of this painting thing though.

covenmouse:

Six hours of painting later and I will probably hate this the instant i wake up. XD  But I am getting somewhat better at this painting thing?  I’m trying to talk myself into letting things go a little more abstract.  Which…is kind of a bitch and a half, honestly, but it will never look right if I try going full-on realistic and I’ve just got to accept that.

Anywhooooo…this is a character of mine for something I’m not really talking about yet. XD But her name is Rin, just…expect to see more of her in the future.

reblog for the morning crew

Six hours of painting later and I will probably hate this the instant i wake up. XD  But I am getting somewhat better at this painting thing?  I’m trying to talk myself into letting things go a little more abstract.  Which…is kind of a bitch and a half, honestly, but it will never look right if I try going full-on realistic and I’ve just got to accept that.

Anywhooooo…this is a character of mine for something I’m not really talking about yet. XD But her name is Rin, just…expect to see more of her in the future.

covenmouse:

To continue my little minor character design spree, here are the official designs for Marka’s mothers, Miju and Tzixa.  I think I posted some preliminary designs like…eons ago.  Tzixa’s didn’t change much, but all I kept of Miju’s was her tatts, which I still love.

Tzixa is the Pordast of Nitzaphatal—that is, the city’s voice on the Tzelzian Coalition’s council (which functions as a sort of United Nations for the Coalition’s city-states.)  She is also the elected leader(the “speaker” or Pordenti) of said council, and thusly the head-of-state should the Coalition ever go to war.  Admittedly, that has not happened in her lifetime.  Tzixa is also the first cousin of Nitzaphatal’s Ostaria (monarch). 

Miju is the only daughter of a Pulejas (Lord council member) of the city-state Tok to the northeast of her new home.  She never had any interest in politics, content instead to focus on her artistic skills.  Though it would be beneath her station to sell her works, she often takes commissions from fellow nobles to create jewelry, sculpture, and fine pottery.

To le morning crowd~

Annnd here we have Marka’s Aunt Chel and Uncle Rami.   Once again, not sure how much of a future these two have in the final version since the rewrite has thus far cut them out entirely buuuut they are old favorites of mine so I made their sheets anyway. I hate myself, apparently.

Rami is Miju’s older brother, and a parliament member of the city-state Tok.  Unlike the more metropolitan Nitzaphatal, Tok is a little more old-school so far as fashion goes (though no one point out it still has a lot of Kmetkahlin influence, they will probably murder you in your sleep) and Rami isn’t one to buck fashion trends.  Quite the opposite, actually, he’s a bit of a peacock.

Chel, on the other hand, is noted for her rather plain, conservative dress—especially next to her husband.  In a somewhat unusual, and occasionally controversial, circumstance, Chel is also a parliament member.  This would present more problem if the two weren’t publicly divided on more issues than not.  Despite their rather quarrelsome relationship, they do love each other a great deal.

They’re also childless, which has lead them to formally “adopting” Marka as their joint heir.  As such, they’ve become near second parents to her, and she often winters with them in Tok.

To continue my little minor character design spree, here are the official designs for Marka’s mothers, Miju and Tzixa.  I think I posted some preliminary designs like…eons ago.  Tzixa’s didn’t change much, but all I kept of Miju’s was her tatts, which I still love.

Tzixa is the Pordast of Nitzaphatal—that is, the city’s voice on the Tzelzian Coalition’s council (which functions as a sort of United Nations for the Coalition’s city-states.)  She is also the elected leader(the “speaker” or Pordenti) of said council, and thusly the head-of-state should the Coalition ever go to war.  Admittedly, that has not happened in her lifetime.  Tzixa is also the first cousin of Nitzaphatal’s Ostaria (monarch). 

Miju is the only daughter of a Pulejas (Lord council member) of the city-state Tok to the northeast of her new home.  She never had any interest in politics, content instead to focus on her artistic skills.  Though it would be beneath her station to sell her works, she often takes commissions from fellow nobles to create jewelry, sculpture, and fine pottery.

covenmouse:

It’s been a while since I released anything decent or about Thing, sooo here are some minor character designs! 

Hava is Tevvja’s eldest sister, the “First Daughter” of her Family (ie, the heir to everything and future family matriarch).  Her husband, Jek, was a Tzelzian scribe whom she met when he accompanied his employer on a mission to the Eastern Empire, across the Sidhai.  The Japeth family, along with the other few remaining Midyani families, are the only known caravaneers capable of traversing the desert they call home.   Over the course of that long journey the two fell in love.

The whole affair caused a bit of a stink, given that a First Daughter’s First Spouse is not supposed to be an outsider  In the end, Hava’s parents had to agree Jek’s business sense and scholarly ability made him a perfect match for Hava’s military sense (necessary to protect the family from bandits and other dangers of the desert).  Upon the birth of their first children, twin girls, the family formally acknowledged their marriage.

morning reblog~

It’s been a while since I released anything decent or about Thing, sooo here are some minor character designs! 

Hava is Tevvja’s eldest sister, the “First Daughter” of her Family (ie, the heir to everything and future family matriarch).  Her husband, Jek, was a Tzelzian scribe whom she met when he accompanied his employer on a mission to the Eastern Empire, across the Sidhai.  The Japeth family, along with the other few remaining Midyani families, are the only known caravaneers capable of traversing the desert they call home.   Over the course of that long journey the two fell in love.

The whole affair caused a bit of a stink, given that a First Daughter’s First Spouse is not supposed to be an outsider  In the end, Hava’s parents had to agree Jek’s business sense and scholarly ability made him a perfect match for Hava’s military sense (necessary to protect the family from bandits and other dangers of the desert).  Upon the birth of their first children, twin girls, the family formally acknowledged their marriage.