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There’s something I’ve been thinking about that this post about disability and a comment I coincidentally just got on one of my drawings reminded me of.

I’ve found it surprising, and frankly relieving, how often it comes up in the good things said about my art that the characters are very expressive or that people like the way I draw facial expressions, because, well, the fact is, I can’t read facial expressions in real life. If I could, would I bother to put so much conscious thought into getting them just the way I want them on the characters I draw? Who knows, but I’m feeling pretty happy about being the way I am right now.