Sorry for not updating while I was at the event–Faerie magic often interferes with technology, and getting a good signal was hard! I’m back in the mundane world now, but I miss it already. What an amazing experience. I brought a lot of dolls home, but I also learned a lot and I came back inspired and raring to go for next year! And I suppose in a way that’s good news for you guys–there will be 13 dolls, plus magnets and postcards, going up on Etsy this Friday!
Here’s a few shots of the finished booth. I do have plans to re-arrange next time, but it worked out beautifully and all the colors really went together well! I’m just so proud of how everything came together for my first show.
i’m very very flexible with commissions right now as i.. really need cash!!! if there’s anything you want just please hmu and i can work something out!!
this sheet will be replaced by a much better, fancier one with more clear commission types in not too long, but for now i at least wanted to update and show i can take commissions beyond the trad lines/digi colors i was doing before!
the one thing i forgot to mention is please specify if you want traditional, digital, and for lineless art please specify if you want it smooth or binary tool! please note i only do digital lineless, not traditional lineless, and all the comms are still digital files– nothing gets mailed out
that’s it i think, boosting is appreciated ty ;;’ im trying to get some supplementary income with these while i’m job hunting, as my family is struggling rn and my diet is so specialized due to health issues (and is getting worse/harder to afford on top of that) that i’m going to really have to start buying my own food/helping pay bills etc,,,, it’s not dire thankfully but it will help a lot!
do you ever think about how deliberate it was that luke wears a hoodie. how they wanted to convey that just because luke mike is a large black man and in a hoodie doesn’t mean he’s a criminal. that he can be gentle and an advocate against violence. that they played into the fact that cops are instinctively trigger-happy when they see a black man in a hoodie and even more when he’s large. how they showed multiple times of the culture between cops and black people, especially men ( both young and old ). how they showed that officers of color also seem to get especially shit on because ‘ you’re a traitor !! ‘ mentality. do you ever think about how careful and deliberate everything was within the show that these directors and writers created ON TOP OF bringing a beloved superhero to the screen ? do you ever think about amazing luke cage is as a person, a hero, and a show. cause i do.
Okay, allow me to explain:Recently, it was brought to my attention that some people on my page had a problem with me drawing black people because I, a black man, was drawing far too many of them (and not as stereotypes or tropes) when I’m known for having diverse character designs in the first place. This struck me as odd because there is literally no problem with me drawing characters of other backgrounds any other time, but the moment I start to draw us in a way that doesn’t make us look like the same stereotypes you’re used to seeing, it’s a problem? Check yourself. I literally got asked, “Do you ever draw white people?” And “You only draw black guys. Why?” In the same morning and I’m like, “Oh so this is a PROBLEM now?” Anyone that has seen my work knows that I draw people from all over. That said, there IS a conscious decision to represent my people in a way that is just and equal to how every other race has been represented since like…forever. Don’t come at me for actually taking the time and effort to show us in positive light. If me drawing people of color as characters and not stereotypes and over used tropes offends you, then get ready to hate my black ass then, because I’m not about to sit by and let us not be represented in a respectful, uplifting and positive light anymore and if you don’t like it well…. Too bad. But since it was an issue with me drawing my own heroes of color, I decided to do other heroes and villains from a game I’m fond of and make them people of color…. I specifically chose FFVII because it’s already a diverse case and to Square Enix’s credit, you could literally tell the same story with these designs. Enjoy.
Dear mom, thank you. For being there every second of my childhood life. You took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself. My tomorrow always starts with you. Your smile becomes a morning habit to me. Thank you for having patience with me when I didn’t want to eat the food you cooked just because it has vegetables or whenever I pretend sleeping at noontime. I’m sorry ifI love to play all day. Thank you for lending your arms whenever I cry at midnight, I always find solace in between them. Your voice melts my worrying, and it becomes a lullaby to me. Thank you for teaching me how to walk on my own, you showed me how a little sunshine could do wonders in this world. I have enjoyed my childhood life because of you.
Dear mom, thank you. For being my life’s greatest teacher. You have colored my days with your guidance, affection, care and attention. Thank you for teaching me how to write, count and read. Thank you for comforting me on my first day in school. For the provisions, I needed in life. I know, we are not rich, but you always make a way just to ensure I’d have a bright future. You prepared my better days, and I’d be forever grateful with that. Thank you for disciplining me the right way and teaching me how to become a better person.
Dear mom, thank you. For everything. For being my provider, teacher, friend, protector and my home. You will always have the biggest place in my heart. Thank you for teaching me how to become confident and independent. Thank you for always wiping my tears and calming all of my fears. Thank you for introducing our Lord God in my life. For all of the countless times, you were there to become a friend and become my shelter whenever there’s a storm. Thank you for caring me whenever I’m sick. For making me feel safe every time. Thank you for believing first in me and guiding me on every decision I make in life. I wouldn’t be here where I am in my life without you.
I know, these words will never be enough to thank you for every sacrifice you have done for me. But give me this moment to say this: Mom, I’m rapturously in love with you. I don’t say it as often, but I love you, and I will always be grateful to have you. My life is in the better place because of you. Your love is the reason why I’m strong, inspired and successful. Thank you for letting me walk on my journey. Don’t worry. I will always be your little child. I will always stay with you, through whatever and whenever.
I love you more than you’ll ever know. You are the greatest; you are my everything. And I will always see you in every wonderful experience that will happen to me.
You'll be as bright as the sun and make the most difficult choices in your life soon. Chin up, spit the blood, and fight for your beliefs.
Maybe things seem pretty rough right now. Think about what you want for the long run, maybe it's not what you want now. Where are you in 10 years?
You're always so nervous and tedious about your work. You know what? If you're trying to impress something or someone to get what you want, maybe it's not for you. Because if you're not doing what you love to impress people, screw that. Do what you want.
Oh boy. You have no idea. You have such big dreams and so little time. Go with what you want and don't let anybody get in the way of it. You're really never late to anything. There's time, just a limited amount.
Summer down, maybe your dream when you were little won't work. Maybe it will, who knows? The thing is, don't live your life in solitude, find someone to adventure with and show your colors.
My dear, don't be afraid of society's rules, they're meant to be broken. Prove your point. Be an example. Break the glass.
You've been told what to do and how to do it for too long. Stop obeying and start pioneering your own future. Dream for yourself.
You think you have it all figured out don't you? Just know that life throws curveballs all the time. Be ready for anything darling.
Maybe you don't know. Maybe you know. You're in the dark yet you see light. I promise it will become clear for you one day when you probably least expect it.
You're ambitious but not supported. I'm sorry. Put yourself in a healthy group of people and environment and you'll grow as fast as time passes.
You can not see the future and there are things you won't be able to predict. Stop trying so hard and let go. You'll find your success elsewhere. Don't expect a pretty platter of success to be handed to you.
You fall but you need to get back up. Don't loose sight of what's important to you and your journey. You've grown so much in this period of time. Keep it up and success will be great.
Some art test for OtaYuri! Apparently with colors cos I had a nice lineart set up. (⊙ヮ⊙)
I mentioned some time ago I wanted to do some OtaYuri comics, but didn’t have the chance to do it so far. But I do have the very intention to work on it in the near future! For now, I’ll practice on getting stuff like their hair and face right. I just can’t get over of how Otabek seems to get hotter each time he shows up ~ God, what a hunk! *fans self* ♥♥♥
I’m going to skip the part where I get all sappy about three hundred of you fan-freaking-tastic people following me, because you already know how I feel. ♡
Instead, let’s talk downloads! You need Get to Work for this to show up in your game. I’ve included three files you can download - my new mesh, which includes all of the original EA colors, a file for my additional recolors (you’ll need the mesh!), and a ‘base’ DDS file if someone would like to do more recolors!
If someone would like to recolor these, please include credit!
This time zone difference has me so confused lol but I guess that’s the good thing because then he can celebrate it again “tomorrow” with us fans on the other side of the world right? ^^ Anyways Happy Birthday to the world’s cutest, fluffiest, and kindest rapper £2 Love you to the moon & back 😘 😘 Please stay healthy & always be happy!! Let’s celebrate again next year!! ♥♥♥
I’ll just be sharing some choice dialogue from my kid cousins as they watched SU Wanted because it encapsulates all the gut feelings so darn well.
The theory of what happens next as told by my 8 year-old cousin:
After they finish hugging, Steven will tell everything that happened. And then they’re all going to be like, “WHAAT” and Connie will say, “You left Lars!? We have to go back for him!”
So they all go back through Lion’s mane (my ten year-old cousin shouts “WITH SADIE”) and go to Homeworld then they see Lars and the new gems. Then they have adventures on Homeworld and then everybody goes home the end.
On all the Lars-will-die theories, my ten year-old cousin says 100% calmly:
If Rebecca Sugar makes Lars die I’m going to be very angry with her.
She also says:
Steven’s life is so complicated. If everyone expected that much of me, I would be crying already.
And this gem, after watching Lars’ Head she says:
Can you play the next episode please? (And when I said there wasn’t one yet) Now I’m sad. If I didn’t watch the episodes I wouldn’t be sad but then if I didn’t watch the episodes I would be sad I didn’t watch them.
Both my cousins have been going on and on since then about how it’s as if there’s no clear “bad guy” in the show. It does my heart so much joy.
So do the really really loud NOOOOOOOOOOOO’s every time something bad happens to anyone at all.
Some tips that can help us tarot readers with finding and connecting the meanings of the cards in a spread!
Meditate on the cards for a while if you don’t know the meaning. Crystals present during the reading will also aide you in getting answers. I like to use my Amethyst crystal during readings to get answers.
Try to feel your way throughout the whole spread, this helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities.
Look at the colors on each card. What color is most present throughout the spread? Do they mean anything? What do you feel it means?
If characters are present in your spread, look at the direction they are all facing. Are they looking at each other or away? This helps with finding their connections in the spread. I find that it also helps me in partner spreads as you can tell how one person feels about the other.
Recurring themes throughout the spread is also important to note. For example, if cups keep showing up in a spread this can mean that emotions are very present relating to the situation.
Seeing what card lies on the bottom of the deck usually helps me as it shows the past feelings or it may even be the foundation of the spread. May also be the current feeling that is present for a person.
Most of all use your own gut feelings to interpret. Combine both the meanings of the cards with your own intuition and you will be on the right path of interpreting!