Dear followers

Hey guys, my apologies for the absence. Here’s what’s been happening!

My Mum got married, and we moved from the house we lived in for 11 years. I was at my grandparents’ for six months, then shifted another three times. I’ve been back living with my parents since July. My drawing tablet is trashed, I have very little inspiration to write, and music has been impossible to set up for the past couple of weeks – there’s simply no space. On the upside, where I am now has an internet connection and I know I’ll be able to get a job – we won’t have to move again so soon – I hope!!

As a token of my appreciation for your patience, have a picture I painstakingly drew using the touchpad of my laptop, of a lion eating somebody’s arm.



Until next time! :)


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City girl

kehir city

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I’m woken abruptly, blinking in the lightless room, uncurling myself from the corner sofa where I crashed out. Terrible noises. Coming from the floor below. Possibly a few floors below. The high shrieks shoot their way into my head, bringing me physical pain, and I cover my ears – a futile gesture against the permeating anguish. It strikes into me fear without reason. I want it to stop. I want it to stop.

When the screaming stops, the black dead silence seems like the worst thing in the world.


(How’s that for a bit of depressing flash fiction before bed ;) Goodnight all! ~Ri)

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A test painting in gimp. Katya is from my November novel. The two in white behind her are Two and Fifteen.


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This took me all day to draw. Not as finished as it could be but I’m proud of myself lol ;)

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Eden Grange

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This was done much more roughly than most of my recent pictures – no draft layers and no zoom (hence less accuracy) but I was testing unfamiliar things like completely black shadows and twisty hair. It’s of a girl called Eden Grange who is a side character in the long, convoluted idea of a story that keeps growing exponentially inside my head. She’s named after a couple of roads I found on a map. (I’m so creative)

Hope everyone is having a good week, and holidays if you get them :)


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the way to return, should you wish to


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testing out some stuff …


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Elsa’s family

elsa's family

Risazhi, Elsa and Ilre. :)

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elsaElsa is too curious for her own good but skilled at avoiding trouble. She and her elder brother live with a widowed woman from across the border. They don’t have a lot of money. Elsa is nine years old and likes making clothes and stealing apples (hasn’t been caught yet).

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