Category Archives: Personal Art

If You Help Me, I Know We Can Do It

I drew this a couple of days ago –when the election results were becoming clearer, but had not yet been announced by every media outlet.

I felt pretty sure that Biden would win, but I was heartbroken regardless, because it was so close, and for me, it wasn’t really about Biden winning as much as it was about seeing the majority of our country repudiate what I feel is a lack of compassion and basic human decency. When I saw it was so closely split, it changed my view of things going forward.

This country has hate of all kinds, it has racism, it has white supremacy groups. But at its core, I believe our United States are still made mostly of good people. People who even in terrible misunderstanding and disagreement do not want to fight. People who do love each other, in spite of seeing the other side make choices that they consider to go against whatever their basic morals are (don’t fool yourself, both sides feel this regardless of who is right, and you know where I stand myself.)

It’s easy enough to say that the viewpoints on each side cannot begin to be compared, and that one side is quite right to be demonized by the other. Unfortunately, it really will get us nowhere. It REALLY will happen again if we don’t reach out to our neighbor, no matter where they stand, and ask: “What made you choose this? I’ll listen to you. Tell me what you are afraid of. I’ll tell you my fears. Let’s find a common middle ground.”

So much of the hate in this country is rooted in fear. Seeking to see eye-to-eye with someone who holds what may be an abhorrent viewpoint to you (and to many) is a bitter pill to swallow. But I feel it is the only way forward if we are ever going to heal.

Most people aren’t a lost cause. Neither is our nation. Most Americans are good people. Believe that, and we will be united again.

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2022 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

It’s Just A Little Pet Peeve

Shameless trace of a wonderful screengrab of perhaps the worst anime ever made, Chargeman Ken. The moment I saw it on a YouTube review this afternoon my brain immediately connected it to my inner rage at my myriad of pet peeves that I shared earlier today in this post https://marinaneira.home.blog/2020/11/02/pet-peeves-%f0%9f%92%a2/ and thought of Christopher often trying to hold me back from exploding.

In reality, it’s usually me emanating violent energy towards someone and him emanating calming energy towards me or going “aaaaanyways” to diffuse a situation. ๐Ÿคฃ

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2022 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

Iso Story Time Coloring Page: School Days ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ

I colored/edited another Iso Story Time Coloring Page by Tato! Just to clarify Tato gave me the go ahead to edit the line art, so it’s different from the original, which is available here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/38157602/

Thank you Tato for this lovely coloring page!

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie. Original coloring page by Tato on FA.

Pumpkin Pie Time ๐Ÿฅง [Base by Ghostcritter]

After putting it off for ages I finally completed a Thanksgiving icon for myself using this base by Ghostcritter: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/18311080/

I had a blast with it!

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie. Original base by Ghostcritter on FA.

Iso Story Time Coloring Page: Time Out

I can’t tell you how excited I was to work on this Iso Story Time Coloring Page after Tato gave me the go ahead to edit the line art! So yeah just FYI the original is different, you can (and should!) get it here: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/38273904/

Thank you Tato for this lovely coloring page!

Meganeea Concept Art – ร‰bano And Gideon

I did a little sketch study of ร‰bano and Gideon, to get an idea of their size differences. I’m currently writing Gideon’s chapters in the first part of Meganeea.

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2022 by Marina Neira McKinzie.

Halloween Noms [Base by Baronessa] ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ‘ป

A little Halloween icon made from this base by Baronessa AKA PastelDawg https://www.furaffinity.net/view/17845560/

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie. Original base by Baronessa/PastelDawg on FA.

The OG Squelf

Most of you will remember that I originally made my fursona a squirrel-elf because I was too busy with commissions to work on my books. Since the protagonist of my book, Soraya, was a squirrel-elf, I made my fursona one too, so I could keep drawing the species in commission cameos and such (I don’t like to mix my book characters with commission work.) I figured it was time to draw Soraya again, even though she hasn’t been born yet in the story (she will be born at the end of part 1.)

Here, she is five years old or so.

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2020 by Marina Neira McKinzie.