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Romantse by Siriah Romantse :iconsiriah:Siriah 1 1 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Siriah Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 0 Rain by Siriah Rain :iconsiriah:Siriah 1 0 Freezing Point by Siriah Freezing Point :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 0 Beaver by Siriah Beaver :iconsiriah:Siriah 2 0 Camel pants by Siriah Camel pants :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 0 Heliotrope by Siriah Heliotrope :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 3 Spelunking by Siriah Spelunking :iconsiriah:Siriah 1 1 Pilot Flight by Siriah Pilot Flight :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 0 Party Ghost Whistle by Siriah Party Ghost Whistle :iconsiriah:Siriah 1 0 Little Red Wolfinhood by Siriah Little Red Wolfinhood :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 0 Tessa and the Minotaur by Siriah Tessa and the Minotaur :iconsiriah:Siriah 2 0 Rooster by Siriah Rooster :iconsiriah:Siriah 2 3 Sir Purplestache by Siriah Sir Purplestache :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 3 Banknotes by Siriah Banknotes :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 1 Knight Errant by Siriah Knight Errant :iconsiriah:Siriah 0 5
All comments and favourites are welcome. If you've got criticisms, speak up and share your wisdom so that my future art may be better!


The tomb by Devells The tomb :icondevells:Devells 13 8 [Bitmap font] - Alagard by Pix3M [Bitmap font] - Alagard :iconpix3m:Pix3M 139 9 H.P. Lovecraft by AbigailLarson H.P. Lovecraft :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 1,804 35 Moment Together by Chromamancer Moment Together :iconchromamancer:Chromamancer 404 59 Commission: Mermail Abyssmegalo by andytantowibelzark Commission: Mermail Abyssmegalo :iconandytantowibelzark:andytantowibelzark 966 108 Winter dragoness by Allagar Winter dragoness :iconallagar:Allagar 1,031 55 U P D /\ T 3 (animated version) by Heri-Shinato U P D /\ T 3 (animated version) :iconheri-shinato:Heri-Shinato 1,913 105 Gardening by sharkie19 Gardening :iconsharkie19:sharkie19 4,652 151 That's rough, buddy (UNDERTALE SPOILERS) by peachiekeenie That's rough, buddy (UNDERTALE SPOILERS) :iconpeachiekeenie:peachiekeenie 6,707 740 Undertale by NightMargin Undertale :iconnightmargin:NightMargin 5,258 328 Undertale: Detangle by Lord-Evell Undertale: Detangle :iconlord-evell:Lord-Evell 19 0 Undyne by Inui-Purrl Undyne :iconinui-purrl:Inui-Purrl 1,861 67 You Can't Win by DocWario You Can't Win :icondocwario:DocWario 283 19 The Undying by guilefulConvoy The Undying :iconguilefulconvoy:guilefulConvoy 622 35 Undyne The Undying by KMoonleaf Undyne The Undying :iconkmoonleaf:KMoonleaf 5 0 Octobertale challenge: Day 16 by HronawmonsTamer Octobertale challenge: Day 16 :iconhronawmonstamer:HronawmonsTamer 179 45
It's like, a hoard made of art I like instead of gold.


In 1998, two CGI movies about anthropomorphic insects came out, called "A Bug's Life" and "Antz," both of which contain a romantic subplot where a male worker ant earns the affection of the ant princess. Now, I was in elementary school when I watched those movies. I knew a lot of animal facts, and 'worker ants are female' was, like, the most basic fact about ants. It was therefore completely obvious to my 10-year-old self that the creators of the movie had made the protagonists of these movies male for the sole purpose of putting in their silly romantic subplot.

When I was older, a different thought presented itself: an anthropomorphic worker ant does not actually have to be male to have feelings for the 'ant princess' or for those feelings to be returned. This is something I keep remembering for some reason, so I whipped out my rusty digital art skills and created this.
It is now officially the first day of christmas in my timezone, so I can post this and have it be correct. Yay!

This year has been pretty good to me. Though there's still a week left in which it *could* potentially be ruined, my achievements have included getting a publication and presenting my research paper at an international conference (that was held in my university but it was still international), getting my master's degree in Computer Science and finding a job.

My art is still rather unimpressive compared to that of the artists I admire, but that's as it should be, I feel. Of course someone who draws every day and even gets paid to do so should be better than someone who just does it for fun when inspiration strikes. I'm already at a level where, when I have some sort of completely ridiculous image in my head, I can sort of replicate it to the point where I can enjoy looking at the finished product. I can accept that I will improve only slowly due to the lack of practice I'm putting in.

Plus, I did make some of my favourite drawings ever this year, so I am improving!


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I was born in 1990, quickly learned enough Dutch to ask for drawing implements, and at some point after that I picked up enough English to use the internet. I like to think I'm gradually getting better at the drawing thing, despite the handicap of having zero desire to draw realism or take any serious steps to practice 'drawing from life'.


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Sing-Down-The-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorite! If you have the time, feel free to check out my gallery!
RndmPxlRtst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the llama and the trade! :)
CheshireAFox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav!
DeathlyPoetic Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I saw your forum thread about wanting to comment on others' work. I hope I'm not too late since that thread is closed but you think you can read this journal and see what you can do for my friend? [link] if you can then that would be so awesome
Siriah Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I'll take a look!
DeathlyPoetic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
starplexus Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice gallery! :)
Siriah Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
RoteGruetze Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! =)

bitgraphics Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav :+fav: :)
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