More like Sailor Hungry-Pants. This about sums up Sailor Moon for all who haven’t seen it. 
I first scribbled this in my art book and now it is a thing. A digital thing. And I have a junk food wallpaper to use in my arts forever. How exciting. 

lilydrawsart said:

Hey Maya, I don't know if you've answered this before but I was wondering if you had any tips for artists working on webcomics? I've just started working on one with my friend but I've never made comics before and I'm finding it a bit overwhelming, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

i’ve answered this before on my personal blog, so i’m just going to copy paste what i put there:

unless it’s a daily/journal comic, write it first. get as much writing out of the way as possible before you start. it’s inevitable that things will change as you work, but it’s much easier to successfully make a comic when you have at least 90% of the writing done beforehand (unless it’s a type of comic without a real cohesive storyline or you’re some kind of weird genius or something).

after that, start making it. keep making it. and then don’t stop. ever. build up a buffer (at least one or two weeks worth of updates, more is better) before you post anything, regardless of what kind of comic you are making.

keep. going. don’t stop, don’t decide that you want to start the whole thing over again. it’s inevitable that your art will change, that your storytelling will change, that you’ll regret decisions you made in the past. that’s life.  in my opinion it’s better to just keep going for as long as you can.

in addition to that, if you’re new to comics entirely i would suggest buying scott mccloud’s “making comics” and inhaling all the info in there. as far as i know, it is the best source of information on comic creation.

i’d also just suggest inhaling as many awesome comics as you can (asterios polyp is a personal favorite) and taking inspiration from those. but honestly, most of the things you’re going to learn about making comics will come from experience.

inspiration comes from outside sources and you can often gain tips and ideas, but actual learning doesn’t happen until you apply those ideas with your own hands.

lilydrawsart said:

Another Beauty and the Beast adaptation you might want to check out is Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier, I personally love her work and own all of her books, HB is her version of BatB however some of her other work seems to take inspiration from the tale, particularly Son of the Shadows. In fact I imagine you'd quite enjoy her Sevenwaters books; feisty redheads and shitty wizards and determined young women who unravel curses.

Thank you! Swiftsnowmane was recommending the same book, so I’m excited to read it. I just requested a bunch of her stuff from the library. YOU KNOW HOW TO SELL THINGS TO ME

lilydrawsart said: Don’t be nervous, you’re doing it for free so they can’t really complain, just think of it as a no-fuss time to gain experience and confidence. You’ll be fine, just relax and let yourself learn the skills you need. :)

Thanks Lily! I’ll remember that :) First time in retail!

WELL. This one has taken me a solid day of drawing, and by a solid day I mean an afternoon of listening to Welcome to Night Vale.

I’m a total sucker for the Art Nouveau style and will jump at any opportunity to spend time staring at the works of Alphonse Mucha so when this image popped into my head a few days ago I couldn’t help but turn it into a reality. No matter how long it took. 

For the first time in a long, long time, I’m actually proud of an art piece. 

Edit: Available as a print on my Society 6 store.

I just adored Clara’s outfit in the latest episode. Something I would definitely wear.
And my, wasn’t the History of the Time War a beautiful looking book! I’m getting excited for “The Name of the Doctor” eeeeep. 

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The trees put on their winter coats. Naked limbs and naked throats. 

Here in Australia we don’t have too many non-evergreens. Or at least not as far as I’ve noticed. Autumn for us is that time when it’s sunny but also cold. And Winter is cold and rainy? Seasons are a complete non-event for us. 

My outfit for September 1, Fathers Day, the first of Spring and a day off work all rolled into one! 
I was throwing on different outfits and ended up borrowing my roomie’s dress; so cute, so chic! 
Felt very very cute as I skipped around the city doing various exciting things; attending the Zics! Zine and Indie Comics Symposium and buying LOTS of cool art, hitting up the Suitcase Rummage and nabbing some more bargains and then heading to my friends house to play board games all night. 
Add a half hour conversation with my dad and we have a day well spent. 

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend! 
xoxo

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In which I draw my two La La Loopsy dolls without button eyes and sigh at how cute they are. These cuties sit at the base of my second monitor. If I look into their eyes though I get a little scared. Nice work whoever designed them. Way to introduce coloured haired, button eyed dolls to a post-Coraline world. 

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