The Group W-I-T-C-H-Universe
is holding an Elyon contest with great prizes! I found out about that accidentally while looking for Groups for my newest sketch aaand I decided that I may join too, why not?
And now the nostalgia triiiip!
Yes, I used to read W.I.T.C.H.
, the comics by Italian author Elisabetta Gnone. And Elyon was what (or who) got me to read it in the first place, the scenes I remember the most are Elyon walking into a wall creepy way (that got me interested), her being bored in Phobos' palace, her becoming the Sun of Meridian and the special backstory chapter with her and Cornelia. So yeah, I guess you could say she was my favourite character.
My favourite witch was Hay Lin, apparently I always had a thing for Asia
or maybe she was just the most... normal
. Now that I think about it, she's my type of character: a bit of a weirdo with her own style, artist, loving the tradition but also the new stuff, uncommon interest (her - UFO, me - games, especially SC) and more.
But what's even more nostalgic is the fact that I started learning to draw on W.I.T.C.H.
comics. Of course I made some doodles as a kid but I remember how I tried to copy some panels or how I started adding the eyes similar to Will's to my drawings. I even took one of the characters and drew my own comics. After that, I took a break and came back to drawing in 2010 when I started to draw Bleach
fanarts. But still, I think you can consider it the beginning of my adventure with "learning to art".
I didn't read it till the end though. In my country it was a biweekly magazine - comics + quizzes, "magic" games, witch fashion articles etc. At the beginning it was decently interesting (though I was collecting it just for the comics anyway) but in time it was becoming more and more childish, in the end I was reading only comics and didn't even bother with the rest at all. It felt as if they changed the target from teenagers to preschool/early elementary school. Or maybe I just grew out of it, I can't tell. I could have bought volumes but I didn't know much about it back then and usually when I have to wait long for next chapter, I tend to forget about it. The story didn't keep my attention so much anymore either, as it often happens, the first/second arc is usually the best and then it starts to drag. I also felt like with time it was more and more awkward around peers as well. So at some point I just stopped.
Some time ago I saw the last panel of the comics and I'm considering reading it but I don't remember what I already read and I don't have time for my "to read" list anyway. And before doing this sketch, I looked up some Elyon pics as reference and I found a panel of her with a sword and I was like "omg, she looks exactly like her mother, you poor girl", so I'm not sure if I want to know ;w; I mean I always liked the fact that she was a queen but she stayed her nice and funny self. But on that panel she looks so serious and responsible for her people, so yeah ;w; If you read the whole thing, say meow in the comments. Thanks. I don't expect many people to read it but I just felt like writing about this one.
P.S. My recent art
As you might have noticed, recently I started to upload some sketches. I still make digital art but I'm not sure if I want to upload it
And I'm really enjoying the pen sketches atm, so there probably will be more of them. Feel free to suggest me stuff to draw