Pink Dance

Pink Dance by River on Strike A Spark

❤ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤ I hope you have a wonderful day with the people you love. While I don't have a Valentine's-specific artwork, I thought today was the perfect day to post this sketch I did for the Colour Collective challenge on Twitter.  This week's color is Boto Pink, a sort of dusky, mid-tone … Continue reading Pink Dance

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Shine a Light in the Dark (Chibi Animals #2)

Shine a Light in the Dark - a Chibi Animal painting by River

After finishing up the chibi bunnies a few weeks ago, I simply had to do another chibi animal.  This time, we have a cat dressed in a cute furisode (swinging-sleeve kimono). Two of my favorite things: cute animals + cute kimono! "Shine a Light in the Dark" took almost two weeks to draw, from sketch … Continue reading Shine a Light in the Dark (Chibi Animals #2)

~Sweet Dreams~ Bunnies + Happy New Year!

~Sweet Dreams~ Bunnies by River on Strike A Spark

It's been a while!  How have you all been? Lately, I've been wanting to draw something cute. . . so chibi bunnies it is! :3 It was so soothing to work on a painting like this, something cute that exists "just for the fun of it."  While I also enjoy working on characters and paintings … Continue reading ~Sweet Dreams~ Bunnies + Happy New Year!

Mission Success! River and Cloud’s NaNoWriMo 2017 Experience

We won!!! Okay, I just had to say that before anything else!  Haha.  This is the first time I've ever won NaNoWriMo, so it's still a little unbelievable.  But those stats don't lie: I think Chiyo expresses my feelings on the matter perfectly:       It was tough, but we made it through somehow, … Continue reading Mission Success! River and Cloud’s NaNoWriMo 2017 Experience

Only Ten Days Left (NaNoWriMo 2017)

Can you believe that we're already two-thirds of the way through November?  I can't. . . It seems like just yesterday I was staring at a shiny new blank page of (digital) paper, excited to start writing.  And now we're almost through!  How does time fly so quickly? This month, NaNoWriMo took center stage.  I … Continue reading Only Ten Days Left (NaNoWriMo 2017)

NaNoWriMo incoming! Are you ready? (Final Plotober update!)

Plotober graphic. Made by River using photo resource from Mark Levin.

Dear Plotters, Plotober is winding down, and NaNoWriMo is almost here!  Are you getting excited?  I am~  It feels a little like, "Finally! I can work on this story!"  So this will be the last Plotober update for this year.  Next up, NaNo! The Successes To date, Cloud and I have had multiple successes this … Continue reading NaNoWriMo incoming! Are you ready? (Final Plotober update!)

Rondo of the Rising Sun Costume Designs Batch #1 (Plotober #9)

Plotober graphic. Made by River using photo resource from Mark Levin.

Dear Plotters, It might be a bit of a stretch to call this a part of Plotober, as costume designs are purely aesthetic and will likely change over time, but nevertheless!  Today I'm happy to share with you Ruby, Lazuli, Tiria, and Luna's outfit designs! (Click to enlarge) I've focused on these the past week … Continue reading Rondo of the Rising Sun Costume Designs Batch #1 (Plotober #9)