Celebrating Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday w/ Kirby4Heroes Campaign’s #WakeUpAndDraw! This Medusa will be up for auction soon to benefit Hero Initiative!
A video of this illustration will post to my YouTube channel a little later today.
- Rowan loves kissing Aelin’s neck. He’ll do it when he wakes her up, he’ll do it during sex, he’ll do it when she’s not feeling well and it always makes her feel cozy and loved
- Aelin and Rowan get so competitive over who loves who more, Rowan’ll tell Aelin he loves her just as he leaves for a trip to Ardalan, then Aelin’ll wait until he’s almost out of hearing range to say ‘love you more’ then she’ll sprint away as fast as she can so Rowan can’t ride back and say 'love you most’ (but he tries to catch her anyway)
- Rowan forgot when his birthday was bc you know he’s lived for hundreds of years so Aelin made the day they met his official birthday and she established it as a bank holiday for all of Terrasen
- On said birthday she bakes him a chocolate cake and he eats every last crumb even though it’s disgusting because that’s what they do. She then holds back his hair as he is sick for the next day.
- Once Rowan grows his hair back they braid each others hair and, even though Rowans braid is too low and loose because he’s so tall Aelin can’t reach him properly, he loves it because it’s a mark of his mate taking care of him and he always uses lavender soap to shampoo it (despite what Aelin says)
- Whenever Aelin has a nightmare about her time in Maeve’s iron coffin he wakes her up and draws her a warm bath with the bubble bath for special occasions then they bathe together and he washes her hair. Then they get out and he wraps her in a blanket on the bed and reads her favourite book to her until she goes back to sleep.
I know everyone talks about how Steve is an artist and went to art school but I truly believe that Tony is an artist too. I’m not talking about artist in a creator sense but as a designing and drawing kind of way.
I mean does one look at how wonderfully drawn the Mark-1 designs are in IM1? They are so detailed and intricate and the only person who could have drawn them is him. To validate that Yinsen asks Tony what all the papers are and he puts them together to show Yinsen the Mark-1 suit.
Plus he probably needed a way to design and create the objects in his head as a genius kid and might not have all the tools yet so he took to pen and paper and taught himself the skill to draw out intricate designs and learn how art, perspectives and proportions work so that he can create a base idea of how the invention is going to look.
So we fast forward to when the Avengers all live in the tower together and Steve visits Tony everyday and sketches or does paperwork while just being in the presence of the genius. Tony always asks to see Steve’s art with great enthusiasm. Steve always obliges because who is he to deny Tony anything really.
It became routine that Steve was the artist and Tony the inventor but one day when Steve falls asleep on the couch. Tony gets a bit of a roadblock in his inventing and needs a bit of stress relief. Trying to stay away from bad habits and is a bit tired of playing with his bots (daddy needs some alone time okay?) he notices Steve’s sketchbook laying on his chest. Carefully Tony plucks the book from Steve and opens to a new page and begins to doodle in the notebook. Once he finishes he doesn’t think to remove the sketches because it’s Steve he knows everything and Tony doesn’t really think about it much after putting the sketchbook back where he got it from.
Later Steve is going through his pad to find a page filled with art sketches that are completely in a different style than his own making him sure that he was not the one to draw this. He begins to wonder who in the world took his pad to draw in when he realized that all the sketches were of the workshop and there is only one other person who knows the place so intricately as him: Tony Stark. At this point he is flabbergasted at the fact that not only is Tony an outstanding artist but also the fact that it never occurred to him that Tony might be when he was a genius creator and inventor.
Steve carefully extracts the sketches from his notebook and finds a frame to put them in and hangs it in his room. He thinks it’s special and he wants to cherish it but he’s also possessive and selfish enough to not want to share this part of Tony with anyone.
It was in that moment when he finally placed the sketches on his wall besides his window that he wants to be with Tony. That this man was perfect for him. They already do what most couples do except the romantic parts of the relationship and Steve could imagine waking up in the morning and drawing a naked sleeping Tony tangled in their bedsheets.
So after getting a pep talk from both Sam and Natasha, because those two have been smacking him around to actually go ask the other man out, Steve asks Tony to go to a paint session with him in his art studio one flow above the workshop and order take-in.
They spend their first date painting each other Tony deciding to go more abstract while Steve goes more literal and having fun while drinking expensive wine (Tony drinks cranberry juice because he wants to get alcohol out of his life) and just having fun.
At the end they reveal the paintings and Steve loved the painting Tony did of him and vise versa but this is the first time Tony has ever actually showcased his art skills and is taken aback at how positively happy Steve is with his piece. He tries to down play it but Steve just glares at Tony hotly before deciding to hang it up on the wall of his favorite art pieces.
Tony placed Steve’s next to it and that is how art Thursdays become a monthly thing for them.
Bonus: on their wedding day they made everyone including themselves wear white and started a paint war completely ruining their suits but later after they have come back from their honey moon they find them encased in glass in Steve’s studio with a plank on each one says:
My girlfriend was yelling at me for drawing prompts but I suppose these could work for writing too:
Person A napping and person B waking them up by making a crab pinch their nipple/finger/etc
draw an underwater scene with a few of your faves snorkeling
If you remember the yowie yahoo Scooby Doo movie where the gang is at the beach in Australia and Daphne is being oggled and Fred is so mad he sets the grill on fire or whatever, that scene but with your otp
that one game where you sit on a teammates shoulders and try to push the other team off and into the water yeah draw that
Some of your faves having a sand castle competition. They could be in teams or 1 v 1. (Bonus points if one character grew up at the beach so their castle is like, sand mansion god tier level awesome)
Person A laughing at Person B bc they’re sunburnt and standing next to a crab thats literally the same colour they are
That beautiful “burying Person C in sand while they sleep and giving them sand titties” trope
draw your fave as the hot lifeguard (bonus points if they get hit in the face with a volleyball by the character that’s been oggling them the entire time)
“I’m so sorry we were playing Frisbee on this crowded beach like idiots I really didn’t mean to hit you in the face with it oh my god you’re bleeding are you ok uh do you want help? I should help shouldn’t I”
Otp in pool tubes trying to flip each other off of their tube and into the water
“Volleyball tournament! you’re going down B!”
“Uh, no? you’re going down!”
- cue A and B getting their asses handed to them by C
Person A making obscene sunscreen art on a sleeping Person B’s back so theyll have tan lines (or burn lines) of said art when they wake up
please keep in mind that artists don’t just wake up and draw tirelessly until they head to bed. we have lives that we need to tend to outside of our work.
i get questions abt how long it takes me to work on drawings and why I’m taking so long but!!! I have other responsibilities like taking care of my dogs and tending to my own mental health and chores and just!! everyday people things.
i know a lot of people who aren’t artists see us and automatically assume that it’s easy creating things but it’s not! that simple as much as id like it to be!! there’s so much more than the component of “you just sit down and draw all day it isn’t that difficult” and that rlly makes me and I’m sure others doubt ourselves!! there are days I need to just take a step back from drawing and do other things that I enjoy bc it’s tiring!! it’s exhausting being pegged at all the time bc there is time and effort that goes into creating content.
a lot of us have school or work or both!! if you have neither, that’s okay!! that doesn’t disqualify you from this message. artists like to spend time outside of their craft and hang out with friends or family or just by them self!! sometimes life happens and you’ve gotta take a few steps back!!
honestly the message I’m trying to get across is you’re a valid artist whether you only spend an hour drawing or seven within a day. you have other things to take care of and that is ok.