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My professor from SVA contacted me recently to give a talk about my comics and how I get into animation to his comics class at USC (where he now teaches.) I was nervous but the students were great despite being worn out from being in the thick of finals. 

In preparing for what was essentially a mini Hilary retrospective, I unearthed a lot of things I hadn’t looked at in quite a while. It was cool to find that some pieces I still really liked and laughed at …but others …well, maybe more laughing at than with.

Anyway, here are some ghosts of Hilary past.

*note: Lucky 13 closed their 13th st location but they moved and are now bigger and badder at 644 Sackett St, Brooklyn. Check it out if you’re in the area (and of age!) Melody, the owner, is good people.

anonymous asked:

YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE VERY EXCITED ABOUT ART RIGHT NOW I JUST STARTED POSE WORK AND I'M JUST "!!!" I'M REALLY EXCITED THESE SKETCHIES LOOK SO GOOD AND I'M HAPPY WITH MY ART FOR ONCE!!

Originally posted by ichihara-shippo

AW YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH  I’M PROUD OF YOOOOUUUUUUU

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - original print from The Worship Project.

For the past week or so, I’ve been wondering what I could do to re-ignite the fire of creativity into this aspect of my worship. I’ve been finding more and more, that I get a literal “writer’s block” when I’m trying to make these custom worship art pieces.

There’s many different things that I could do to combat this, but I decided to try another “project-within-a-project” for the next while.

Amidst the craziness of this past week, I found myself prostrate on the floor last night, letting my heavy heart rest and be refreshed in the presence of my Savior.

I listened to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and my eyes filled with tears of gratitude as I looked to Jesus and put my faith, trust, and hope in Him again afresh.

Life is hard, it’s exhausting, it’s wild, and somehow it’s a bunch of fun within that! We’re all human, none of us are exempt from the weariness of life - of even doing good, as scripture says.

So, today is a simple reminder. Push back your chair, clear the schedule, and take time to REST. To sit in His presence, with no other agenda. He loves to be with us - real communion is so much more than breaking bread and wine once a month.

As my personal form of remembrance, I’m going to make the next 10 art pieces using lyrics from treasured hymns. Songs that for hundreds of years, have taught us God’s Word, and brought us back to our knees, time and again.

Love you, praying for you, and believing that all you need is truly found in Him and His presence x


The Visual Hymnal #1

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I can finally get all these brush settings out of the way so i can STOP getting asked the same quesTION OVER AND OVER :’^)

SO i put them all in one post-

with dumb doodles of me. hot dog!

“WHAT if i don’t have Sidewalk.bltmp?” - You can always use Noise or Fuzystatic to substitute for the brush i use, and Set the texture to Paper.

“Where can i find Brush / Texture Brushes at?” Can always look on Deviantart, they’ve got some there. An old ex friend of mine gave me SAI so idk where she got them, lmao.

Also here’s where i find them coolio brushes!

@ptsbrushes

hope ya’ll like em, now go away.

Be Thou My Vision - original print from The Worship Project.

This is one of my all-time favorite hymns. Written by Irish Christian poet Saint Dallan in the 6th century, it was later translated to English in 1912 to the tune that we know commonly today.

The lyrics have deeply impacted me over the years, and spurred me forward in my walk with Christ. A new imagining of this timeless hymn was recently released by Audrey Assad for her “Inheritance” record - which is flawless if you’re looking for a new worship album.

I want to leave you with the full lyrics of this beautiful hymn. My hope is that you’ll let these lyrics wash over you afresh - even if you can recite them in your sleep.

Holy Spirit, would you come and lead us, draw us back to you. Gently take us by the hand, wooing and calling us further and deeper into Your glorious presence. Be our vision; our complete 360-blueprint. We don’t want to take a single step without you.

“Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that thou art; Thou my best thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my Wisdom, and thou my true Word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, and I thy true son, Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise; Thou mine inheritance, now and always; Thou and thou only, first in my heart, High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won, May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.”

The Visual Hymnal #2

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It’s been over a year since my last one, but hey new ink (?) demon adoptable!  Made of honey, sea salt, and lapis lazuli. Usually called for mild temperament work.

If you like her, she’s up for bidding over on my dA.