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Schuhu by Toradh
Mostly to prove I’m alive.
Months ago I asked around what I should paint, and told me that I did cute owls, so I should paint an owl. Lo and behold, now I finally did it!

I was lazy with the feathers, but I still think it's cute.

Drawing ink.

Beautiful (and much more detailed) reference:…
WTF owl by Toradh
WTF owl
Probably my favourite shot from the Role Play Convention 2015 in Cologne. I spent roughly as much time with the falconers as I spent sitting at my own booth and drawing. I immediately spent my freshly earned money on little shootings with a heart-breakingly cute and charming little owl named Perseus (which is a hilarious name considering that his species is called "stone owlet" in German), and with this beauty of an eagle-owl. That bit being said, there are shots which bring out his amazing eyes better, but I think the facial expression is golden. This stupid human being charmed by his fluffy feet is me of course.

While I’m at it, those falconers were really nice, so for all my German watchers, let me advertise them:

/end of ad
The Greatest Show On Earth Lineart by Toradh
The Greatest Show On Earth Lineart
Another lineart I will surely colour before the Nightwish gig in my area, because it’s purely inspired by the new album. Hellooo, half of the album is about Richard Dawkins' books. AND there’s Floor on vocals. That’s two of my favourite things combined. Also, if they don’t play Alpenglow, I will have to kill somebody. Anyway.

They’re on tour in Germany in november or so, sooo, well, it might take a while until I colour this. But have some lineart of Floor in Elán attire and random critters. I think that pretty much sums it up. Floor in Nightwish music videos is about as pretty as her voice, so it’s basically beyond words.
Pen and Paper Wars Lineart by Toradh
Pen and Paper Wars Lineart
I have a bunch of linearts either planned or done, but no idea when I’ll get the chance to paint them (at least I finally bought some paper). I’ll upload them anyway just to remind myself that I still have to paint them.

This will eventually be the Pen & Paper group of friends of mine. I kinda owe them some art. That doesn’t mean it needs to be serious in subject matter.

Whatever question you have about this: yes, it’s probably intentional. And yes, drawing this was ridiculously funny, yes, there is a fan which creates the wind needed to make hair and cloth swirl around, and yes, this reminds you of a certain cheesy 70s sci-fi movie poster.
You can’t begin to fathom how I'm looking forward to painting this sooner or later.
Quick announcement for my German friends and watchers: once more, I'll be at the Role Play Convention in Cologne (May 16th and 17th), drawing, chatting, and hopefully making some money so that I can immediately spend it on supporting the falconers and their lovely bird friends.
I'll update once I know where exactly I'll be, but I'm confident that it won't be that difficult to find the artists' alley and subsequently, me.

Looking forward to seeing my RPC friends from previous years again! Also looking forward to saying hi to anybody who wants to pass by and watch me scribble!

I think the registration worked. I'm confident. Kinda.
  • Listening to: The Gentle Storm - The Diary
  • Reading: The Name of the Wind - second time!
  • Eating: cake aka comfort eating
  • Drinking: Water. Lots of water.


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Franziska Wenzel
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I won't join groups anyway, so please stop sending me invitations! Thank you!

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"Meedyevilist" aka Anglo-Saxonist in spe, which means that I, too, fell at Hastings in 1066. I‘m like Gawain, I only function in the sunlight. And only at 20°.
In case this isn’t obvious, I love music, certain animals, and the sky. The only thing I love more are certain people.

Tumblr blog:
Dedicated to sketching, massive band fangirling, and occasional other interests of mine.

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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Nice gallery:)
Toradh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
GoldenLionofRa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
I was going to comment on your Sonata Arctica drawing, but then I saw there are many more beautiful drawings in your gallery... great work :)
Toradh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mind nice comments on ANY picture, really :D. Thank you!
Benevolent-Son Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have beautiful art. :D
Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
flyingfish98 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Happy Birthday!  Hope it's a great year.
Toradh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who doesn’t… thank you!
HikariShuyo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Really love all your drawings! Keep 'em up! God bless you!
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