Thank you!

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Happy Friday, everyone!

It’s a little hard to believe, but we have had this blog for over half a decade now – despite only comitting fully over the last year.

This little blog was first created as an outlet to our creative frustrations, back in 2014. At the time we were all bright eyes and bushy tails about how to handle a blog and soon enough StarlitDen became like an old backyard, overrun by dense vegetation, with a few sprouting posts here and there like pretty, accidental flowers.
We dare you to go down our rabbit hole and check it out (well, we know some of you have already done it *nudge nudge, wink wink* and we’re extra thankful for your interest)!

Here’s a couple of examples of our rather hit and miss, endearing, blogging years:

This

And this:

Oh yeah and this:

 

2019 was the year we decided to grow up and give you a reason to follow us. We started sharing weekly content and give this blog a much-needed direction and now, almost one year and a half later we are overjoyed with the results which could not have been possible without you, dear visitors!

 

We have still a lot to do, share, and grow and we are grateful that you have made the choice to follow us and like our content. Thank you for being here, we hope you will stick around for a long time.

So dear followers, new and old, thank you for your support and for helping us turn StarlitDen from a forgotten backyard into a wonderful garden! You’ll always have a place here with us!

★Stay safe and stay inspired★

Creature Feature – The Enchanted Moorish Maiden ~ Video

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We revisit the Enchanted Moura with a video of the digital inking process.

A lament in the wind whispering “Save Me”, a voice impossible to ignore pulls you towards the direction that made the hair on the back of your neck stand. But the dulcet voice is too sad and you feel compelled to accept the challenge to free her of this cursed afterlife. And you advance as many have done before… At your own risk.

Check the lines and full colour posts on the links below!

★Stay safe and stay inspired★

Burning Gaze on Troubled Water ~ Video

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A traditional sketch to digital inking process of the illustration named “Burning Gaze on Troubled Water” or -as the previous posts about this illustration mention – the dangerous dance of the cherry tree petals.

You can check the lines and also the final result in full colour on the posts linked below!

★stay safe and stay inspired★

Meanwhile: Horrible Histories

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Keeping the balance between projects and a few short breaks brings us to find small pearls that keep us functional and what’s better than being entertained? Well, to share it, of course!

We came across a Youtube channel named Horrible Histories which is not only entertaining but also brings you snippets of history in a fun way.
Yes, we are aware that their target is a younger audience, but some parts of the show are quite well achieved in a “Monty Python”-ny kind of comedy.

At the moment Cleopatra’s song and “Wife swaps” (shared below) are on the top list in making us chuckle – chuckle or at least exhaling from the nose, which still fits in the entertained category, so it works.

Hopefully it brightens your day a little and entertains you with not only comedy but also facts about history (while demystifying others).

★stay safe and stay inspired★

Chanson d’Olympia ~ Inking Video

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From drawing the sketch traditionally to inking digitally, we bring you the beginning process of the illustration “Chanson d’Olympia”.

The charming performance of the soprano the soprano Patricia Janečková added a personality to the character Olympia that we couldn’t resist to portray.

Check the lines post to know more about the character from Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann and to see a video of the performance that inspired us!

★stay safe and stay inspired★