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[shameless repost for the weekday crowd]


This was waaay too much fun, help how does anyone draw these two without just laying down on the floor and giving up from adorable overload, just this alone destroyed me


Yurio disapproves, he does not understand the appeal of this aesthetic (clearly the 90s are where it’s at), he’s ashamed and you should be ashamed, what the hell are you even wearing, god you’re so old

Woooo, finished~ :D  Oh Clint, what a special guy.  I love that I get to do stuff like this as commissions.

I won’t lie, I’m a little more proud of how this turned out than it probably actually merits, and I’ll doubtless see plenty of things to tweak (it’s done in copic, but photoshop is a magical thing ohyes) about three minutes after I post it, but hey, such is the way of tumblr. |D

I’ll have prints of this next weekend at Yama-con in Pigeon Forge, TN, and thereafter at other cons.  Let me know if anybody wants me to put it up on Etsy too~~

Hey everyone!  I’m gonna be at ACen this weekend!  Come find me at table B19 in the artist alley :D :D :D   I didn’t make it last year and I’m so excited to be back!  

THIS MEANS that if ACen is the only time of year you get to see me, BOY HOWDY do I have lots of new stuff since last time I was there!  And if you see me more often, I have new stuff even just since my last con, because I just got brand spankin’ new ~~TOTE BAGS~~!!  Lots of fanart and original designs, including Voltron, Yuri on Ice, cute animals, and pretty/creepy. :D  Come get Voltron prints and stickers too, and ~GOLD FOIL~ Yuri on Ice prints (restocked just in time)!

I’ll also be at Animazement next weekend, and Colossalcon the weekend after that.  The next few weeks are gonna be intense! :O

Arha looked down at her with a dark steady gaze. She did not understand. She felt that she had never seen Penthe before, never looked at her and seen her, round and full of life and juice as one of her golden apples, beautiful to see.

- Ursula K. LeGuin, The Tombs of Atuan

My contribution to Ladies of Literature Vol. 2. Totally forgot that I’d never posted it here in full!  One of my very favorite scenes, from early on in the book.

Probably hardly anyone will see this!  I always post at bad times of the day, whoops.

Anyway, as anyone who knows me might have predicted, I couldn’t resist drawing T’challa - I really like not-desired-but-not-shirked leader/king narratives, men who are allowed to cry and have compassion, and pretty pretty eyelashes, what can I say. I’m so glad I managed to finish this - scraping in juuuuuuust in time to get some prints of it made for Animazement this weekend.  Look for me there, at table C06!  I’ll post a proper announcement and map later. :D

Hey guys!  Come see me at Animazement this weekend!!  I’m in a different area than usual – they tend to put me near the front, but this year I’m all the way at the back on the right, just inside the entrance from the dealer’s room.  Come find me at table ~~M05~~ for prints, stickers, tote bags, and original paintings!

Also: if you’ve been following me for a long time, a quick announcement: I’m discontinuing my half-size prints (8.5x11), so if you prefer those, come get ‘em while I still have ‘em!  I’ll always be super happy to still make prints that size if you want to special order them, but I won’t have them in person much longer!

I keep forgetting to post this!  It’s been finished for a while.  More oils practice, featuring Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler.  I loved how adorable baby!Kurt was in X-Men: Evolution, and definitely went with that sort of young vibe for him here, albeit in a different costume.  Mixin’ things up~~

10x14 inches.  Original is available if anyone is interested.

(Why is he swinging from a rope?  I was thinking of pirate Kurt from the comics, and ship rigging came to mind.  Just go with it, okay. XD)

My super late art for the Silmarillion secret santa!  Here is Galadriel for @lets-march-april-may - you mentioned you loved her intro in the book, and that got me thinking of her youth in Valinor, when her mother-name was Nerwen because she was just as tall and strong as her male playfellows, and tended to do the same not-traditionally-feminine things for fun.  And somewhere it’s mentioned that it was from Celeborn seeing her with her hair pulled up in a wreath around her head for said activities that he gave her the name Alatáriel (’maiden crowned with a radiant garland’, Galadriel in Sindarin), and she liked it so much she was like ‘Yeah cool I’ll just go by that from now on.’

So here you go, Galadriel having a grand time wrestling (or something, idk, how do I draw actiony things, help), and looking fabulous while doing it.  Watch out [insert your favorite annoying Fëanorion cousin], she’ll kick your butt.

(Col-erase pencils on paper, a bit of photoshop for lighting)



Oil on illustration board, 14x21 inches.

Finally posting one of the things that’s had me so quiet for so long – I’ve been interning with a well-known book cover artist (I’ll say more about that in another post, probably) since late spring, and this is the first major new thing I managed to get done under his instruction.  Not for an actual book, just meant to feel like it should be. :) Re-learning oils has been a big challenge and struggle, but worth it!