arielle talks a lot

Haha okay, the teacher I have for YA Lit is amazing. I had her for Sci-Fi Fiction before. But the thing is she was given this class five days before it started since she’s taking over for another teacher.

So her syllabus starts out normal, right? Like…

But then…

And then…

By the time it hits mid March…




Really excited about this class, man.

For @spartanguard in celebration of her birth. I teeny-tiny bit of silliness inspired by the last episode and a bit of spec for the next episode. 

It started when Hook got back to Storybrooke. After their round of hugs and congratulations but before they all reconvened at Granny’s he asked Emma for the shell.

“Promised Ariel I would let her know when I made it home safe.”

She nodded and gave him a bemused smile before slipping it from her neck. “Just don’t take too long.”

And it had only been a few minutes before he was back in her arms, smiling, and accepting a drink from her father.

It was a few weeks later when she came down the stairs thinking there was company only to discover Killian in the kitchen her french press dangling from his hook and the shell in his hand.

“I’m telling you lass it’s used for making coffee or tea.”

“So not for magic?” Ariel’s voice floated from the shell.

“I mean I guess one could use it for magic.”

“That’s what I thought. Thanks Killian.”

He had given a fond grin and chuckled as he dropped the shell.

“What was that about?”

He started and then gave her smile. “Just helping the mermaid to make sense of the various bits of human things she acquires.”

“Ariel found a french press?”

“Is that what the bloody thing is called?” He eyed it with surprise.

Emma laughed and gave him a kiss before taking it from his hand and moving to boil some water.

She would catch snatches of various conversations. Killian explaining the difference between brooms and mops because Ariel didn’t understand why one was dry and the other wet. Killian telling her that he had acquired a kraken corkscrew from Gold’s shop. Ariel talking excitedly about Eric returning and asking about Emma and Henry in a bright interested voice. Both of them being confused over the eating habits of their partners.

“Seriously it’s basically cake for breakfast.”

“He doesn’t understand why I cry when he serves flounder.”

“He sure seems to talk a lot to Ariel.” David remarked one day when Killian had offered to ask the mermaid to help them get a message to Nemo.

Emma had arched an eyebrow. “Yeah, I guess. They are good friends.”

“I noticed.” he muttered.

“Careful Dad, you sound a bit jealous.”

“What? Me? Jealous? Over the pirate talking to a mermaid?” Emma smiled at the indignant tone in his voice and made a note to remind Killian to have a guys night soon.

Emma herself never felt any jealousy over the friendship. Killian had spent too much of his life alone and friendless and the easy way he talked with Ariel always made her smile. She was happy for the magic of the shell phone and the friend that Killian had on the other end. 

She didn’t officially meet Ariel until the wedding. The mermaid had hugged her close with tear-filled eyes. The strangest thing was the present she gave them. If Emma was being generous she would call it a modern art piece. It was some wood and cloth put together in a vaguely ship like configuration. Killian’s eyes had misted when he looked at it. 

“Is this from?”

“Yeah, Blackbeard was mighty angry when he found me taking them. But I figured on your wedding day to your true love you deserved a few planks and a sail.” 

As the two hugged Emma guessed then what it was and couldn’t help but be thankful for the klepto mermaid and the strange friendship she had with her husband. 

Lemonade || 6

featuring: Bruce Wayne x OFC

word count: 593

warnings: none.

author’s note: lol took a week off just to give you guys this short ass update. 

previously: Pray You Catch Me \ Hold Up \ Don’t Hurt Yourself \ Sorry \ 6 Inch

next: Love Drought

Originally posted by kane52630

Arielle opened her eyes in a start, her heart thumping in her chest. She sat up, pressing her back to the headboard, and pulled the thin sheet up with her. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust to the darkness, just a small sliver of light trickling in from between the velvet curtains. Arielle brought her knees up to her chest, resting her cheek on her folded hands. She took note of Bruce laying beside her, watching his chest rise and fall as he slept. 

Watching the hour turn over, she slipped out of the plush bed and into the bathroom. She closed her eyes as stood under the shower head, feeling the hot beads of water massage away some of the tension she held in her shoulders.

“So, Miss Daniels, we’ve got a lot we need to talk about.”

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anonymous asked:

How can you draw so perfect? Can you teach me?

Thank you! I actually do teach a graphic novel workshop for teens and kids in Brooklyn. If you’re interested in that, feel free to email me for details.

Otherwise, I’m thinking of making some tutorials on Patreon or opening myself up for some private tutoring in the future. If you have any particular subjects you’d like me to touch on, let me know!

For now, here’s some free resources that have helped me over the years:

And you can also browse my art related questions tag, where I’ve talked about art process in the past. Or check me out on twitter (@joviellety) – I’m much more vocal on there these days.

But also: the best free art lesson is breaking down your favorite piece of art (movies, books, comics, illustrations, etc.!) and analyzing what makes it tick and why it makes you feel the way it does. The more you do this, the sharper your eyes and brain becomes! Get fluent in visual literacy!

Good luck! :)

The Hybrid- Part 5

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 5 (I hope you like it, it’s the best I can do between classes, there’s more to come ;) )

Summary: Ariel meets Elijah and the rest of the Original family.

Please, note that I am French so there might be some mistakes here and there :)

Enjoy :)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Originally posted by segredosdevampiro

“You look surprised to see me,” Elijah said. “I guess it wasn’t you that removed the dagger from my chest,” he sighed, cleaning the blood off his hands with a white tissue. His eyes laid on Ariel. She was obviously scared but he found it curious she was gripping his brother’s arm. “And who is this?” he asked.

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Can we talk about this moment please? Ariel gets a lot of hate for being selfish by deciding to become human, but I really don’t think that she is selfish at all. Look at this moment. Ursula has just become the most powerful creature in the entire ocean, and once Ariel realizes what has happened to her father, she just attacks her. Ariel is completely defenseless, and yet she still decides to jump onto the most powerful, magical person in the ocean to try and save her father. If that’s not selfless, I don’t know what is.

spi8er  asked:

Hey! I just found your blog and I am IN LOVE. If you don't mind me asking, how long does your usual piece of work take to draw?

For illustrations, I work pretty fast because I’m very impatient. It took me about a week to finish this Yuri on Ice piece, and then a week to finish this Wicked piece though both of those were particularly complex.

Just for fun, here’s a process .gif:

squishy-bo-jangles  asked:

In your battle picture for the PJ Fanzine, you said you were going to have Rachel Elizabeth Dare in it. Out of curiosity, what was her battle gear going to look like?

I was gonna draw her up all Oracle style with sun references (since she’s Apollo’s Oracle, after all) and a blue hairbrush on a belt. I’m super sad I didn’t get to include her!

anonymous asked:

Arielle, is there a way of buying art prints from you if we can't reach your art booth at any con? I'd love to be able to buy some posters, but I have no idea if that's possible online or something.

Yes! This summer I’ll be reopening my Storenvy to sell prints, finally. Stay tuned, my pals.


Guys, this was a ridiculously cute and fun show. If you’re a fan of the source material and you have the capacity to see it play in NYC (for free!) in the summer go for it! Also:
1) Bianca cameo in the lotus hotel what up gurl.
2) Use of the phrase “saving grace” in a song about Thalia. They saw the opportunity and they took it haha.
3) Fantastic main trio. Percy was a cutie.
4) also Clarisse was a babe.
5) yay for supporting new musical writers and composers/theater for kids/literacy for kids! Way to go after all my biases.
6) also way to adapt this better than the movie. Yay!

anonymous asked:

Part 1. I don't have anyone to talk to about my dreams and aspirations.. because here in my town, in Russia, what I want is a dream of a child that should be long forgotten. But now that I’m 20 years old, I've gathered up some courage and I’ll admit to myself - I love drawing because I've been doing it as long as I can remember and so I wish to come to America where the best animation is made (here it's pretty much dead) and become a storyboard artist..or concept artist or ANYTHING. I want to be

Part 2. .. involved. That’s all I know. But I’m lost. I know you aren’t supposed to know how to solve this, but any kind of advice now would be.. very special to me. Is getting an art degree in a university my only chance? I googled, didn’t help much. Did you get opportunities through tumblr? Should I concentrate on that and put more stuff out? After all, getting noticed online is easier than to expect that I’ve got a place in America..which now seems..unreachable.

Hey there. To be honest, I was thinking a lot about this question, and I’m not sure if I’m the right person to answer it. I am from America, and I recognize the privilege that comes from being born here, especially with regards to certain parts of the entertainment industry. 

I feel like it would be lazy of me to just say something like, “Keep drawing and eventually you’ll achieve your dreams.” A statement like that negates the amount of research that needs to come along with all the drawing. Really, the best advice I can possibly give you is that you need to do your research. I’m talking WAY beyond a simple Google search. You need to dig.

Research the animation industry in Europe, which most definitely exists. America is not the be-all, end-all of animation. Research other artists/illustrators who live overseas. At least 40 of the artists who participated in Ladies of Literature are international–many of them also hail from Europe, and there are tens of thousands more. Research animation schools or trade conventions that may be nearby, and online classes taught by industry professionals. Research online forums or other spaces, like tumblr and twitter, to put up your work, network, and find opportunities. And of course, keep drawing WHILE you’re discovering all this new information. Information is nothing without action.

I totally get how it might seem impossible to break into the industry when you’re so far away from where it’s all happening, but there are ways around it that don’t always involve going to Calarts or whatever big name art school. So many people in the industry got there by taking alternate paths that they had to carve out themselves. It’s scary, and some of it unfortunately comes from luck, but it’s absolutely possible. It’s up to you to find out how and where and what you can do to be ready when the luck hits you.

I hope this was helpful, and I apologize for being a bit vague. If you come off anon and email me, I can try to give you some advice that’s more specific to your work.

EDITED TO ADD: From ribkadory (who is a rad artist!)

Hey anon, i’m from Russia :) there are at least 3 fields you can work at in Russia: animation (Melnitsa or Wizart Animation), game development (tons and tons of companies to choose from), comic books (BUBBLE). It’s not that bad here in Russia (: