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The LILY and ANDRESH Project

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
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:bulletpurple: Melisandre from Game of Thrones
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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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Blehhh! 2014 has been a killer in terms of managing my time--trying to balance teaching at the college, plus making time for all of my creative projects. 

I really let the fall semester kick my butt in terms of devoting energy to my own was all SCHOOL, SCHOOL, SCHOOL for a very long time. Now that I am on a very *short* break from teaching, I've decided to make a couple of major decisions. 

1)  SON OF THE SIREN...this originally was going to be a Deviant-Art only project. Over ten months or so I purchased various Adoptables and Original Characters from deviant Artists in the hopes of using all of the characters in an original webcomic that celebrated dA artists with an original storyline gleaned from fairy tales.

Then reality set in:  ARTISTS SHOULD NOT SPEND THOUSANDS OF HOURS DOING WORK FOR FREE. Now that I'm aware of how long it takes to draw, storyboard, ink and color...and now that I'm aware that TIME IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY, I decided that SON OF THE SIREN will not be something that I just do as a hobby on the side. 

I'm going to self-publish it and host it on an external site.  I want to make money off of it (however *tiny* the amount may be) and treat it as a professional project. 

Because of this, I have to chuck ALL adopted character designs because of copyright law and licensing. When I purchased adoptables on dA, it was for non-commercial use only. Many artists reasonably put this rule into place. But since I'm switching to a commercial model, I do not have the time or funds to pay each artist individually for their character designs using commercial licensing and royalties--because self-publishing is ALWAYS a financial gamble, and believe it or not, teaching as an adjunct college professor pays just above poverty level. I cannot afford to properly and professionally compensate all artists for their designs.

Thus...the artwork I've already made for SON OF THE SIREN is going to be cut and completely-redesigned. 

My apologies for the artists who were looking forward to this project...but if I'm going to invest time in this, I'm going to make all of it my own.  You're going to see a sudden drop/deletion of artwork. 

2) THE NAME AND THE KEY / THE STEP AND THE WALK....since these are still being marketed to literary agents with the hopes for publication on a wide scale, I am archiving/deleting all excerpts of the book. Technically when you post something--no matter what it is--you are officially "publishing" it online. Some projects--especially contests--do not take previously published work. Because of this and several other reasons, the novel excerpts are now being deleted as well. 

Thank you everyone for your incredible support over the months and years! I hope 2015 is awesome for all of you and I HOPE I WILL ACTUALLY BE ON dA REGULARLY AGAIN....SOMEDAY...


  • 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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AlmaClara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you so much for the badge!!!
SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Writer
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Palidiuz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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Thanks for the llama!
SpeedyAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Writer
Free hug from Speedy!! onion dance :iconyuiswayplz: :iconmoesnuggleplz:
Have a lovely day Bud! :la: :dance:
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