Morning Doodle: “Who else would I rather have my back in a fight?” Leigh Bardugo’s Rule of Wolves
(Quote is legit, Image is my non-canon pre-KOS nonsense)
Morning Doodle FAQ Post: Nikolai had been spending his days roughhousing with peasants who didn’t know whose nose they were bloodying.“ Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars
Included crunchy process video! A lot of people ask me for these, but might find my process is pretty normal and boring haha. May the mystery of how I make one a day be solved.
Tools: I mostly just lasso a shape, fill it in, then paint into it. The brushes I use are hard round, soft round, and one that is hard on one side and soft on the other!
Painting Program: Photoshop (but most painting programs are fine)
5-second Idea Sketch: Either Photoshop (on computer), Infinite Painter (on phone when I’m away from computer), or any stray napkin or scrap of paper.
When do I paint: Late Night or Early Morning
How I get Ideas: The books or draw upon real life!
if kaz didn’t hit him in the face with his crow cane, i think kaz and david would’ve made good friends.
1) neither of them really like people, only a select few
2) they both like breaking things down and learning how they work (kaz with card/magic tricks, david with. everything he comes in contact with?)
3) david is quiet and keeps to himself unless you talk to him first or bring up something he’s interested in. kaz likes silence.
anyways they should be friends and this is something that would be cool to explore in season two even though I know they’re not going to do it.
guys even after all this time. Nikolai was still grand duke of udova until the end of his reign 😌
wait a fucking second, i am just realizing. nikolai asks alina to keep the lantsov emerald in ruin and rising. in king of scars, he mentions in the fold to yuri that the lantsov line is believe to have been descended from the firebird. in rule of wolves, he affirms it himself that he is not a lantsov, at least not anymore.
and the fact that the lanstov emerald now lies with alina and mal. mal. the true descendant from the line of the supposed firebird. the third amplifier that wasn’t the firebird, but was actually the best tracker world ever knew. the emerald is his. he’s the true owner. and that’s how everything was reclaimed.
(whoever they sold it to for the orphanage has it now but this is still super cool to see)
Alina’s Horror Series (part 1/?)
I’m excited to finally share this here! :D Since I’ve been on a bit of a break, I’ll cap this and share until I’ve got the next pieces up!
This series aims to depict Alina’s relationship with the Darkling in a way that highlights the horrors that unfold as the story progresses, as well as his detrimental impact on others as his legend lives on in the shadows of his victims’ minds.
Fear is cautionary. Cautionary tales are made with fear for those we love. Let’s never confuse the two, even if they’re close when dancing with each other! Because this isn’t a love story babey :)
I also have a playlist if anyone is interested! ٩( ᐛ )و
OK HEAR ME OUT!!:
(Spoilers for Siege and Storm and SoC)
So you know how at the end of Siege and Storm, we find out that the Darkling entered Ravka through a passage/border near Fjerda (because Vasily is stupid and petty)? And you know how the Crows steal a tank while in… well, Fjerda?
You probably see where this is going, but: if we get the Ice Court Heist in season two, what if we get to see The Darkling in Fjerda trying to get back to Ravka while hunting slavers&drüskelle on his way to Alina? And then he’s in the same port as the Ferolind and he sees the Crows. He doesn’t attack Kaz, because maybe he made a deal with Van Eck to destroy Parem or something(lots of possibilities), and he experienced how smart Kaz is and and knows he can retrieve Kuwei. But what if he sees Nina work with Brekker and realizes she betrayed him?
Nina canonically takes Parem to fight the fjerdan soldiers, but what if The Darkling lets the Nichevo'ya loose on her?
So, what I’m saying is: Nina Zenik on crack fights Shadow man.
I have like 50 headcanons on how season 2 could play out, and they all end with Nina fighting against The Darkling. It would also be a good opportunity to explore the limits of Parem on the Nichevo'ya/The Darkling himself.
so what ur saying is the crows end up in the same place as vasily and publicly humiliate him 🤭🤭🤭🤭