The Last of the Lizard Kings

The Last Lizard King
2.5″ x 3.5″, Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

The End of an Era

The Kingdom was a shadow of its former self – colder, harder, less fruitful. Leaving one’s home was not a thing one did, once. But people did it all the time now. 

It wasn’t his fault. People told him he was one of the best Kings that ever was, in his time. The shifting wind was as inevitable as change itself. Change is good. 

None of his children wanted the red crown, which pained him some. In fact, only one of his children remained in the village. One of seven. He knew she would leave too one day, but she would not abandon him here while he lived.

Some are always left behind, when the times change. And the times always change.

A hearty thank you to everyone who participated in this excellent swap, or appreciated the cards posted here and elsewhere! I am a little sad it is over, but all the returns have been allocated as best I could, and shall be mailed out Monday. If you’re wondering, of course I wanted to keep them all! (With my own swap set and host cards, I did get to keep 18 of them!) Have a look at the full 98! (Sorry for the glare!)

People of the Forest Swap by 22 members of
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″, multiple mediums

(Click for a closer look) I don’t know about you, but I find it all quite inspirational. Makes me want to do more and better art!

[The artists’ iatcs galleries: IvoryPeony, jmmbarkovich, CindyD, TempestStudios, ArtAddict, SilverSweet, Oddbreed, Heidieeh, AnnD, mnscheu, mtncranium, Artistically, amberskyfireAmerasu, nzflutterby, SellyBellyChan, sopranino, waughtercolors, art_junkie, IceKat, catpratt, Chronata]

Thanks for stopping in!

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14 thoughts on “The Last of the Lizard Kings

    1. The Beast Tender Post author

      Thank you! Holy cow, I remember you from the Doodlers team at Etsy. Such wonderful color you use. :)

  1. clara nilles

    Lizard King is elegant….love the burgundy beret and the night moon. The Forest People Swap compilation is amazing… much talented work and when placed together looks awesome! I’m inspired myself!

  2. Efi Maryeli

    He is so beautiful, his expression perfect and the story… ah! the story. Well, you know me, I think you should write a book with all these characters of yours. Have a great week, Cindy!!!

  3. hedwig

    Oh, how sad. I see the story in his eyes. I mean, before reading the words, I knew that he was a noble man who carried a big grieve, with grace.

  4. Ana

    He looks like a wise king, I love his eyes and the crown with feathers.
    The forest people portraits are awesome!!!

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