Laurantis is too cute not to draw. Thank you, I wanted to try something other than standard pregnancy, due to her being a bug.
Here's my newest picture, it's a commission, but I wrote a long story to go with it:
Long long ago, there were no stars, only the sun, the moon, and the earth. One night, Moon came before people. "I am very tired" he said. "Each day for all eternity I have lifted the sun, which is very heavy, high into the sky, so the plants and people of the world may live. I work extra hard in the summer, and by its end I am so exhausted that I must rest, allowing the days to become short to catch my breath. May I rest for a season?
People were frightened, and begged Moon to please continue lifting the sun every day. "I understand that you need me" he replied, "but this job is exhausting. I am the only person who can do it, and to be honest I never really wanted to do it in the first place. Please give me something to compensate."
Various wise men stepped forward, one offered to build a temple. "I have no need of worship, I am tired, not insecure" Moon replied. Another offered gold. "What do you suppose the sun is made of? Trust me, gold is the last thing I want."
Then, one day, a youthful farmgirl stepped forward, running past the elders to talk to Moon directly. "What could you possibly offer the moon, simple farmgirl?" Shouted the elders, worried her brash approach might offend him.
"The moon is a boy, right?" she said. "I work on a farm. I know what it's like to have a big job and not enough helpers. I can give him some helpers."Post too long. Click here to view the full text.