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Micheline Ryckman ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ  Illustrator๐ŸŽจAuthor๐Ÿ“šBook Lover Personal/art accnt๐Ÿ‘‰ @mishmashartist ๐Ÿ‘‡โฌ‡๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‡MY SHOP๐Ÿ‘‡โฌ‡๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‡

Guess what?! ๐Ÿค— I started a painting today!!! First one in FIVE MONTHS! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠThis is just a small cropped out portion of the work-in-progress. .
Itโ€™s gonna be slow going, as I can only manage 20 mins at a time, every couple of days because of my arm injury. Hopefully you all donโ€™t mind little snippets of the process being posted as I go? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค“โœ๐Ÿป
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Love you all for bearing with me! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’•
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Itโ€™s been a very long time since I drew Calystra, Chartings Starsโ€™ misunderstood, jilted, semi-psychotic villainess. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
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My arm held out a bit longer today!!! Woot woot!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ
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My Wessa and Jessa art together in one beautiful picture created by @iam.caryn โค๏ธ I love this so much!!! โค๏ธ
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Random question time: If you could get ONE thing, absolutely anything you wanted, what would it be? ๐Ÿ˜
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This is a hard question for me, but I think if I could get any one thing, Iโ€™d want my arm back, fully healed and functional. Iโ€™m sure that sounds terribly boring, but itโ€™s definitely the first thing that came to mind. Can you tell I love being an artist? ๐Ÿ’•(Perhaps a little too much...๐Ÿ™ˆ) .
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I did it! I finally finished KOA ๐Ÿ˜… - that was reeeeaaallly long! Oy vey, I feel like it took me a century. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I gotta say, Dorian was never a favourite for me in the rest of the series, but in KOA, it was his storyline that kept me going. ๐Ÿ™Œ
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This book helped me to make an important decision as a reader, and as a writer. I have decided I donโ€™t love books with numerous points of view. A few characters at most is my limit I think. I find as a reader that I actually get angry when the POV changes constantly. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ We discover something new about ourselves everyday! ๐Ÿ˜…
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How about you? Do you like novels with many points of view or more minimal? ๐Ÿค”
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Character here is inspired by @therealsjmaas โ€˜s Throne of Glass series. .
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Before my arm injury, I had planned on beginning a series of paintings inspired by @christopher_paolini โ€˜s Inheritance Cycle. So, it was fun today to at least create a rough sketch of the main character, Eragon. I so wish that my arm was well enough to do this character better justice, but ah well... ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…One day! .
Looking forward to reading the new release from this series though! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜
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A Feyre painting from nearly a full year ago. I can see so many things that I would change now, cannot wait to be painting again! ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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Iโ€™m having way too much fun asking you random questions so here is todayโ€™s: What would you do with 15 mins of fame? .
I think Iโ€™d probably advocate for something important to me, perhaps mental health, although there are so many worthy causes. Mind you, that seems like only the unselfish thing to do ๐Ÿ˜‚ - if I were being selfish I might try to use it to meet a celebrity crush or something ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Fanart inspired by @therealsjmaas โ€˜ acotar series.
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An older drawing posted specially for those of you dying to see Jarrett and Talia together. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Shhhh... donโ€™t tell Bash! ๐Ÿคซ
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Okay another random question because itโ€™s just so gloriously fun to read your answers: Where is the worst place you could get stuck?
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Oh gosh there is so many awful places to be stuck, I hate line ups, so hours of being stuck in line would make me crazy... especially if someone was chewing behind me, or had bad BO! ๐Ÿ˜จ
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Funny thing, when I started getting a little bit of use back into my arm, the characters that I worried most about drawing properly were my own. Youโ€™d think that they would be the easiest for me to return to, but that hasnโ€™t been the case. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Since my arm is still not fully functional I worry immensely about not being able to do my babies justice. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…
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I braved it today though, and drew my Jarrett. I was going to include QB but my arm got too cranky. ๐Ÿ˜
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And now a silly question for ya that applies to nothing (but will be fun to read your answers): What is the strangest thing youโ€™ve ever eaten? ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿง€
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I think the strangest thing Iโ€™ve ever eaten is dog food. I was a kid, what can I say.๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
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โ€œThey say you can never be truly lost when thereโ€™s someone by your side.โ€ ~ Jarrett, from the upcoming Charting Stars novel! ๐Ÿ’•
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I painted this Jarrett and QB ages ago, but it still appeals to me, and that is a rare statement. We artists barely ever look back and enjoy our older work, we are so critical! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Have you ever been lost? .
I was lost once in a forest in Australia. (Yes, there are some forests there.) It was only for several hours, and I did have someone by my side. Jarrett is right, being lost alone would be far worse than with a companion. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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For a while, Talia concentrated more on watching her feet than paying attention to the changing world around her, surprise giving her pause as the dirt beneath her feet suddenly gave way to cobblestones.
"What in the world?" Talia's quiet words trailed off in confusion as she found herself at the beginning of a broken and neglected path, the crumbling archway standing high overhead an ominous welcome.
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Excerpt from Charting Stars, the series created by myself and @erin.klev ( aka @treasureplanetjimxzara ) New full fledged YA novel releases October 1st 2019! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰
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Eeeeeekkkkk! Iโ€™m so excited for you all to read it!
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Legend! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ From @stephanie_garber โ€˜s beautiful Caraval series. .
I gave him sad eyes because I really feel like he is a kind of sad, trapped character. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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My arm held out longer today, a little over 20mins of sketching which is exciting. ๐Ÿ™Œ Still shakes a little as I draw, but much better than the first couple tries. If I can get up to a half hour then I might try some painting soon, maybe I could start a larger project and just work a little tiny bit each time. ๐Ÿคž That means a lot of boring progress pics instead of finished work but itโ€™s better than nothing. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’• Love you guys! Still so thankful for your patience as I heal! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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These two beautiful boys have just been added to my shop on T-shirts!!! Take a peek, link is in my profile ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Œ
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