Of all the crap my master tried to teach me, one thing seemed to stick in my head.
"Most mages think of the magic that surrounds us to be like air. It must be forced and calculated. This is not true, young one. It would be better to think of magic as water. Try not to force it through you, but rather direct it. guide it through yourself, and change it. By this way, your ability to wield the arcane will be far greater."
I never admitted it to him, but whenever I studied, it always helped to imagine the flow he told me about.
THIS ONE WAS LOOOONG. AUGH! D: But it is done. I was originally going to do a no-outline version, but it didn't work out. I still need to work on that. Few thing tried, few things I cut back on (guess which
). I've been trying a number of techniques and tricks from various tutorials, and I feel I am improving... I guess. More than anything I am figuring where to not go overboard with this or that.
Yes, this is a World of Warcraft piece. Is this a problem? o_O