All posts by Marina Neira

My name is Marina! ๐ŸŒ Iโ€™m a SFW furry artist and fantasy writer. I'm an immigrant, living in the USA since December 12, 2001. I became a proud American citizen on May 21st, 2021. Iโ€™m in my late 30s and married to a wonderful nerdy guy. Youโ€™re welcome to refer to me as she/her. Iโ€™m what you could describe as peculiar. I talk peculiar, dress peculiar, and have peculiar interests, to put it all mildly. I can be dressed like a five year old, drinking alcohol from a literal sippy cup, while discussing theology or George Orwell with you. Being this way has sometimes made it hard to find people I vibe with (I'm kind of out of place no matter where I go) but it has also led me down some interesting paths in life. I wouldn't rather be anyone other than myself. ๐Ÿฅฐ I'm the author of Meganeea and The Tale of Horus ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ I like saying that, but no one knows my books, since I'm still working on them. For commission inquiries please contact me at marina@marinaneira.com ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŒˆ September Warm-Ups [23 of 30 – Song] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 23 of 30! โœจ This one is for AvatarSong.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my September Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9967252

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

First Day Of Fall ๐Ÿ‚

Hi everyone. I hope you’re having a good Wednesday! I’m under the weather because of my period but still trying my best even with my walks and all. Today I took yet another different route.

This time I ran into a group of ducks. They were very tame. When I knelt down by them, they all scurried in my direction and got very close, perhaps waiting for a snack.

I had strong cramps during my walk so it didn’t feel great. Plus, the sky went from fairly clear…

…to doomsday-like by the time I turned back.

Once I reached Pines though, I’d left the worst behind me. Somehow, I didn’t get rained on.

By the time I was in our neighborhood again, the sky was clear and stunning:

In the afternoon I zoomed with my mom and worked on one of the next illustrations for Meganeea. This illustration, which features Gideon, will also be the next chapter banner for a few chapters going forward, replacing that of young Faahvrigรผo. The book (pen and ink) version is fully finished. Now I just have to color it for the banner.

I also played more Legend of Mana. I’m blown away all over again by these gorgeous backgrounds…

The weather is quite bad… I’m not sure I can go on my second walk, but I want to try. In between that and my period I get depressed. But funnily enough it’s a really good gaming mood. So maybe I’ll do more of that!

๐ŸŒˆ September Warm-Ups [22 of 30 – Fieval] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 22 of 30! โœจ This one is for Fieval.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my September Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9967252

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

Vampire Subrosian’s Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

My husband asked me to make a Halloween wallpaper featuring his little Subrosian persona. Specifically, he wanted a pose similar to a vampire Stitch Disney pin that he showed me (so if you find the pose familiar, that would be why). I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

It’s Almost Here ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. It’s almost Fall –tomorrow! So I’ve already gone and updated the blog’s look. I also made myself a new icon, and I guess tomorrow I will clean house so I can decorate on Thursday. My friend Mandie is coming for a “Little” playdate on Saturday night so I want everything to look just right.

I’m sitting here taking a break from work while a lot of people work on our roof, which is being replaced. There’s kind of a nasty smell in the air from whatever they’re using. My little guard-cat isn’t very thrilled that they are so close to our special “hanging out together” area…

I’ve been very productive, both in art and around the house. Commissions are progressing nicely, I’ve also done personal art and a few gifts for Christopher, and even worked on my book. I’ve taken care of the snails and continued with my exercises. Here are some photos of today’s walk…

I’m PMSing now, so I’m in a bit of a “fragile” mood as always, and everything I feel, good and bad, is super intense. I’m trying to redirect my impatience and anxiousness into my exercise routine, and just, looking forward until I feel normal again. ๐Ÿ˜“

My Cubanitos are doing well. Here they are exploring and eating after their most recent tank clean:

My biggest Roman snail seems to be on the way out. Not much I can do for him at this point. I’ll miss him when he goes, he had an old crack on his shell that made him very recognizable. I really do love my snails. I know it seems strange or silly to people, but I do adore them for so many different reasons.

One is purely from a scientific observation angle. Another is my “Little” self that has always found them adorable. And, they are so vulnerable, yet ridiculous looking, in such an endearing way. I really do enjoy my little pets.

Speaking of my little pets… this is a very low quality photo, but it is just so sweet. Rosie fell asleep in a tiny box:

I’m going to post a bunch of art now, and then catch up on housework before I go and beat my feelings into the sidewalk. That means going for a long walk. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ