So, I write...among other things. As trite as it is to say, it's a passion...well, obsession really. But I have a good excuse, honest. I thought for years that I had a God complex; that I simply desired control of every situation. As I've gotten older, I realize very poignantly that I never once actually felt in control, nor was control over everything what I truly wanted (indeed, loss of control in many instances can be quite rewarding). What I wanted was -complete- control; control over every single aspect and event of a world of my own creation. Writing provides that feeling. I love creating more than mere control though, otherwise I wouldn't still be drawn to other art forms so very much. And the more I write, the more I feel like my creations tend to write themselves. It feels like control, but ultimately it's more like having my own personal muse guiding me to write the lives of these characters. So it seem to me now that, rather than having a God complex, I have a Creation complex. It stands to reason when I really think about it. If I do not create something, whether a good photo, a poem, a sketch, or a written world with my characters inhabiting it, I make for a very unhappy Vindblain. So I create.
Well, someone very dear to me shares this obsession, and recognized it in me. They then commissioned one of their, and my, favorite artists, Eve Ventrue [link], to bring one of my creations to life. Here is the result:
I am in total awe. It is an utterly indescribable feeling to see one you my creations come to life so vividly, so stunningly, that I fear I can never express just how moved I am, or how grateful. Aura, of all my characters, is my favorite. My heart aches for her when I write. I had to share this because Eve's work, and the gift to me is simply too special not to. If you like Eve's rendition of Aura, please show your support by adding her as a favorite, +watching, suggestion daily deviations, featuring her, etc. She is an amazing artist and truly deserves the recognition.