Category Archives: Personal Art

Rosemary And Pip

After the drawing of Rosemary I did earlier, I wanted to do another of her together with Pip. Rosemary is a fairy, while Pip is a moth-imp. At the start of their story, they are destitute, and she is raising him in spite of being little more than a child herself.

They are both very often hungry, to the point that Pip has gnawed holes in their blankets and even on Rosemary’s wings, in his sleep. For this reason, Rosemary’s wings are quite full of holes and patches and she can no longer fly with them.

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.

๐ŸŒˆ 100 Days Of Warm-Ups [067 – Rosemary] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 67 of 100! โœจ This one was a very kind gift fromย CrazyNeroย to myself. He allowed me to draw whatever personal art I wanted for this warm-up, so I used the opportunity to finally design Rosemary.

Rosemary is a fairy; she belongs to one of my stories. It’s a story that has been rolling around in my head for over ten years –in fact, I named my cat Rosemary (Rosie) after giving my character this same name. Yet, I could never see Rosemary in my mind’s eye well enough to draw her. Eventually, I decided to base Rosemary the fairy on some of the aspects of my cat Rosemary, as well as making her a little younger (she’s somewhere between 12 and 14, I have not yet decided.)

Happily, with these changes, Rosemary finally came into view. Thank you Nero for buying me a time slot for myself. I don’t think this has ever happened before and it really was a joy.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my 100 Days Of Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9829856/

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.

Streamin’ Time ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒˆ

Well, not quiteโ€ฆ this isn’t a stream announcement. But I needed to make an extra overlay that wasn’t specific to any one game. Gaming has become a much bigger part of my life this year and I plan to begin streaming in earnest soon. I made this graphic for my normal overlay.

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.

๐ŸŒŸ Giddyup! ๐ŸŒŸ [Base by Mofuwan]

I had so much fun with this lovely base by Mofuwan! ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Original base is here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/41499027/

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.

I Got My Vaccine! ๐Ÿ’‰โœจ

I got my COVID shot today! Christopher is scheduled to get his later in the week. ๐Ÿ’‰ I didn’t get a sticker… ๐Ÿ˜ข so I just drew myself with one! ๐Ÿ˜

If you’re worried or afraid to get your shot, your feelings are valid, as long as you don’t use them as an excuse, refuse to inform yourself, or lock yourself up in echo chambers of disinformation. The stakes are far too high with this, and your choices affect everyone. Here are some links to inform yourself:

If you CAN get a vaccine, and you’re trying to get out of doing it for some illegitimate BS excuse, you’re either selfish or a dumbass. Get your vaccine –you will likely have to stand in long lines or get up early in the morning to book an online appointment. Want normalcy? Get a vaccine! That’s the price we have to pay. Do you consider yourself a patriot? Get a vaccine! Do it for yourself. Do it for others. Be a good person!

Find An Available Vaccine Appointment With Vaccine Spotter

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/

And if you can’t get a vaccine due to a genuine medical condition, I am sorry. I hope as many people as possible get it so we can all help keep you safe!

Also, don’t stop wearing a mask just because you’re vaccinated. No one is safe until most of us are, barring those who truly cannot get a vaccine even though they wish they could. Listen to the experts! This isn’t the time to be screwing around.

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.

SOON โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

I needed to pump myself up for my test so, new icon! I’m fairly worried. In written form/multiple choice form, nothing is an issue for me, but I really blank on some of the questions under the idea of it being an oral test. I’m trying my best to learn everything.

Also!! I can’t wait to vote, and join a political party, and serve in a jury! I love the country that has been my home for twenty years so much. I can’t wait to say “I’m an American” and to do whatever I can with my new rights to help my country grow. But until then, it’s nerve wracking, haha. ๐Ÿ˜…

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.

There Is Still Wonder โœจ

This drawing was meant to be accompanied by a long post describing my acceptance of being agnostic, a word I’ve only begun to use to describe myself this year, after one last, deep foray into religion that ultimately helped me finally be free.

In the end, I decided to post it by itself –well, mostly. This was going to be a lot longer. But I feel that my road to peace, to breaking away from religion and trying to find my spirituality without being constrained by fear or indoctrination, is more between me and my maker (I do still believe in intelligent design, but I also accept that it may not be a thing, I just wish that hopefully this is the case) rather than something I should share as a long diatribe.

The short of it is, I feel at peace –I had to grieve, in a way, but now I am happier than before. I was afraid that accepting what I suspected in my heart since childhood meant the world would lose its wonder and magic, but it has not: the world holds incredible wonder regardless of how it came to be. The only difference in my life, truly, is that I am free from fear, and left with wonder alone. I’m grateful for the journey.

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.

A Squelf In A Sunflower Field ๐ŸŒป

Very awkward little thing I did for a new website background! Please forgive the awkwardness of it, I couldn’t spend too much time on it so I did it in less than a day. ^_^;

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.