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The LILY and ANDRESH Project


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Talented artists interpret the lead characters in my novel, The Name and the Key. Lily and Andresh characters (c) Kristina Elyse Butke. All artwork (c) each individual artist.

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:bulletpurple: Gift for Bealmister: Edward Elric and Theo fighting
:bulletgreen: Son of the Siren, pages 1 & 2
:bulletpurple: Melisandre from Game of Thrones
:bulletgreen: Art of the Guardian's monster from The Name and the Key


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:bulletpurple: Equigoyle MLP (first series) OCs as pegasi IN PROGRESS


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:iconkanadesonya: 9/27/2012. Paid. WIP, confirmed 9/8/13

:iconnipponkidd: 9/26/2012. Unpaid. Sketched; confirmed 3/1/13

:iconlinked-memories: 10/3/2012. Paid. STATUS ?

:iconzombiechocolate: 10/8/2012. Paid. STATUS ?

:iconecedie: 10/8/2012. Paid. STATUS last updated Dec 2012 ...?

:iconlegovasavouchi: 05/28/13. Prize. Sketched; confirmed 7/23/13

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Kristina Elyse Butke
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
English professor, fantasy author, habitual geek, sporadic artsy-fart, and armed with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.

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So, the magical art fairy has arrived to give you a magical new creative skill! What is it? 

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2 deviants said The ability to paint
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Hi, everyone!

Oh, how I miss being on :dalove:. I miss being active and commenting on everyone's work, and responding to messages, looking at awesome art, saying hi to friends...and of course, MAKING ART!

In January 2014 I started teaching for the English department at North Central State College, meaning I leveled up from a graduate student to a full-fledged professor (although I'm an adjunct). 

I had a wonderful time teaching spring semester, and once it was over, I mistakenly thought,  During the summer I'll have free time again! Turns out the school needed another English prof for summer classes, so I've actually been teaching nonstop. After summer I'll go right back into teaching a full load for fall semester. 

I love this job. I never thought I'd be in a position in my life where I would actually look forward to going to work and feel like I made a genuine difference with what I'm doing.

That being said, I'm having a rough go of figuring out how to balance work with my other work (I'm not calling them hobbies--I'm a novelist and burgeoning artist).  Teaching English is awesome, but grading English homework, not so much. Essays take forever to grade and I feel like that's all I've been doing for the past several months.

I haven't actually drawn anything for almost nine months now. I'm going to get back into it, but because I'm out of practice, I feel like I'm starting at square one again after I made so much progress when I drew regularly. 

I know I owe people artwork, but I need to get back into the swing of things first and practice a little bit more. Thanks for being patient with me, everyone!

I hope to find a way to be on :dalove: a bit more regularly, because I miss all of my watchers and friends. 

And most importantly, I want to get back to work on Son of the Siren. That's my magnum opus when it comes to art projects.

Hope everyone's doing well!

:heart: Kristina

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray
  • Reading: Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit
  • Watching: Dramatical Murder ep. 1
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Eating: Cold cuts
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew

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PeachyTwist Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
HEY GUESS WHAT. 
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? :la:
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PeachyTwist Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student General Artist
you have to wait c:
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edamex Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
thanks 4 the FAV!
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kristinaelyse Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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