Yesterday, an intruder tried to steal one of the ultra rare flowers from the new garden
of the Lisbon School of Magic! To make sure our future hanging garden is safe, sorceress Liliam
will plant epic flowers at strategic locations.
Carnivorous flowers are also useful for any wizard. After all, the one who is afraid buys a dog, but even better than that is
buying a carnivorous flower. These epic flowers have a vast reputation for their aggressiveness and courage and will faithfully
protect you. Fear your enemies no more, for the carnivorous flower will gladly, and without the slightest hesitation, give its
own life to protect the owner, standing between you and any hostility!
Unlike dogs, these flowers do not need to be taken for a walk in order to exercise. Also, no more running after your dog with
a plastic bag to collect every smelly gift it keeps leaving behind! In addition, carnivorous flowers only require the sun and a
few drops of water to stay healthy. The sun, when it rises, is free for everyone, and water is cheap. Notice how much you'll
save on dry and wet dog food!
The carnivorous flower is the optimal solution to all your security problems! Like the dog, the carnivorous flower will be
your best friend, a friend without all the inconvenience and expense of dogs!
You can find several epic specimens of these flowers here in this flower bed.
During her extensive research of the best flowers for our school's hanging gardens, Sorceress Liliam found
a plethora of common specimens and an exquisite
selection of rare flowers.
The new flowers now presented to our dear students are beyond rare, they are ULTRA rare. The only place
you can admire these elusive rarities is at the Lisbon School of Magic, right here in
this flower bed.
To this day it remains a mystery who built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These gardens are one
of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. A manuscript was found that finally solves this millennia old mystery.
You can read all about it here.
This game is part of the historical research of the final game that we are developing for our beloved wizards :)
Today, I will show you the drawings I made for the character of our new game.
This is the very first drawing! What do you think about it? The pointed ears and the sharp bone structure at the shoulders indicate that the character is not totally human. Our girl is wearing boots and holding a shovel because the new game will be all about gardening, nature and flowers.
And this is the second version of the drawing. I do not like this version so much. The girl’s waist is not convincing and for some reason those shorts are not very stylish. Initially, I thought about dressing her in shorts because this would be appropriate gardening attire for working under the sun. Is there anyone out there who is a gardener? Am I thinking correctly?
And now I present you the third version. The hair looks better and the face is more delicate. I like it better. Furthermore, it seems more practical that a gardener should tie her hair, instead of letting it float freely in the wind. I kept insisting on the shorts and again I kept disliking them. I maintained the flowers in the shirt because I reasoned a gardener would favor such an aesthetic. But, by this time, the left leg started displeasing me, so on to the forth version we go!
In this forth drawing, I apologize for having sacrificed the convenient shorts to the glamorous dress. I like the face more and more, the waist is more elegant and the bones of the legs seem to be in the right place. And I also gave her a pair of shoelaces.
No drawing is complete without colors, so here is the next version. As this character is not exactly human I can afford more freedom. The hair can be green, really green, no merely dyed green, so green as the plants she cares for and the skin is somewhere between brown and yellowish, like the bark of the trees.
And, finally, this is the end result! The drawing may be finished, but the creature still needs a name. It must be an ancient name, because although her appearance is deceptively young, this being has millennia of existence. It also needs to be a name that is somehow related to nature and linked to the continuous renewal of life. What name do you think suits her best?