i made a tutorial for eyebrows! as i was doodling some in my notes the other day it started to dawn on me how much brows can make or break an expression depending on how you draw them. so hopefully this helps! it’s less of a how-to-draw-eyebrows tutorial, and more of a how-to-use-eyebrows-to-show-emotion kinda thing, so sorry if i don’t really explain the how-i-drew-it part…
faces are my very favorite things to draw so i will probably do more of these on other facial features at some point, but here’s this for now.
you heard this urban legend about the house that used to be the ghost boy’s when he was alive. it was abandoned a long time ago, but the story goes you can find him hanging out in the basement on slow days.
i like those immortality-type aus where its in the future (where all dannys old family/friends are gone) and danny sorta keeps hanging out in amity park, continuing the ghost upkeep. (this version is a little more optimistic tho ie danny doesnt mentally degrade or anything like that. just a turnover of town citizens. like he misses everyone but makes new friends maybe.) anyway, fentonworks became a pretty famous landmark while the fentons were still around, and after jazz finished moving stuff out following jack’s and maddie’s deaths, the town left it virtually untouched as a sign of respect, but it did degrade after a while. anyone else who knew the fentons (or possibly dannys secret) eventually died out or left town. after a while kids started hearing about how it was haunted, and started sneaking in to explore. (i mean who wouldnt want to explore that place i bet the ops center is SO COOL let alone the creepy lab basement)
i dont really think danny phantom needs a reboot or anything but i do think it would be sorta neat if danny phantom got an anime remake that is just ridiculously over the top like powerpuff girls z or something and everybody got Cool New Anime Outfits
ok but like Dipper finds Danny's old homework or something and it's all written in ghost language and he spends the next three days decoding it until he finally gets the right code and Danny never has to worry about his friends trying to understand him because Dipper decoded his ghost language and wrote down a handy-dandy little ghost language guide
i bet you dipper would have just done that shit for fun/because he was curious/etc and then he goes to show it off and doesnt realize how useful/meaningful something that would be and danny is just like
and everyone else is super grateful too like tucker asks if he can digitize it and make copies for him and sam and jazz. and tucker integrates it into his pda somehow so they can just have a translator on the fly for everyday stuff so whenever danny slips into ghostspeak the pda translator app or whatever just chimes in with the english equivalent
and dipper is just beside himself that people are actually acknowledging a thing he made bc nobody besides his family/gravity falls friends have ever really done that before
and its not to say that team phantom doesnt borrow dippers dictionary/grammar guide to learn the language themselves to try to understand danny on their own but when theyre having trouble then the app can cover for the gaps and its all bc of dippers decoding skills and tuckers tech prowess and everything is amazing
and later tucker is able to make a streamlined pocket version that’s a dedicated device by tweaking the ghost gabber a bit and it is so good and dipper ends up using it for mystery twin stuff along with the journals and it works like a fucking charm and everything continues to be amazing
or i guess you can flip it and the ghost gabber is the prototype and then it moves into a streamlined app and once the app is made dipper gets the prototype as a thank you gift but either way it is amazing
as most of you have probably figured out by now, i like doing redesigns a lot… so thought it would be fun to reimagine what dannys transformation could look like. i like the white beams of light thing but its not very ghostly so here is something more ectoplasmic and messy-looking C: (maybe it evaporates into steam or something so his clothes dont get ruined. otherwise he would probably destroy a horrifically unnecessary amount of clothing lol)
to go ghost, ectogoop kinda bubbles over from wherever and washes over danny completely in a wave sorta pattern. but to change back its more universally a waterfall-type action, from dannys head down to his feet. like takin a shower or something.
this would be a lot harder to animate, im sure, but its fun to think about at least
headcanon that the twins come up with a ‘dress code’ for dipper-in-mabel’s body for people like wendy and stan to keep track, if possession is not otherwise outwardly obvious. dipper has mabel wear shorts and a hat as visual shorthand. this works well because people only ever really recognized dipper as 'that kid with the shorts’ anyway
more of zoey’s transcendence au stuff here and here
i thought up a little scenario in which the mystery twins go to like. this demon summoning convention called “rituacon” in which a bunch of nerds that dont actually know what theyre doing yet go to be nerds about demons. this is pretty shortly after the gravityfallsgate event that releases all the supernatural stuff, but long enough that there ARE a few unsavory folk that start spreading actually dangerous information to the masses, who could potentially will definitely misuse it. dipper and mabel try their darndest to stop that in its tracks as much as possible. the information spreads too quickly with the help of the internet, but they can at least try to discourage actual gatherings of people.
incidentally, the first time the twins go on such an outing, it only really serves to establish mabel’s reputation as ‘mizar’. a cheerful little kid going to a demon convention with mostly bitter adults and/or angsty teens is gonna stand out, after all. mabel leaves even MORE of an impression when she goes ahead and summons not only an actual demon but a powerful one at that. the whole situation makes her pretty terrifying, considering how few of these guys have actually seen anything supernatural yet.
this next part was zoey’s idea: once dipper proceeds to set everything on fire (which has the dual purpose of smoking everyone out of the building to isolate the target unsavories, while also destroying any possible summoning paraphernalia), mabel dances around in the flames (that she herself is immune to thanks to dipper) while singing 'Set Fire To The Rain’ by Adele