my art is getting somewhere

Quick PSA

I am not selling my art anywhere except society6 (currently) && I have not given anyone permission to sell/reproduce/distribute my art.

So basically aside from the few (like, 6 pcs lol – and that’s just because people wanted me to put them up for sale) prints up on my society6, I make no money off of my art as I only make them purely for my (and the fandom’s) enjoyment.

If you see anyone selling my art, please do not buy from them as they most likely stole it from me and are unfairly making money off of it. Also I would appreciate it if you report them to the proper personnel (if it is at a con or something) or tell me (if you saw it online).

IDK what to feel about this because I’ve been getting a lot of reports about this happening lately so aaaah ;;; I don’t want to upload smaller res art because I want people to be able to look at them properly so I think I should just make the watermarks more visible? I don’t knowww hahaha omg this is all new to me

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So it’s been five years to the day since I started my historical (or, well, historical-ish) Disney princesses series.  I have no idea how it’s been this long – I feel like I drew some of these yesterday – but it seemed as good an opportunity as any to revisit Belle now that I’m five years older and wiser.  And now that I’m way more into the 1780’s/90’s.

I drew that original Belle on a whim, fueled by my sister’s time working as a costumed interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, and assuming it would be a one-off piece.  In the long run, despite all their now egregious flaws, I owe this series for some pretty cool jobs, meeting a ton of cool people, developing an unexpectedly voracious appetite for historical fashion, and eating a fair amount of humble pie along the way.

I think this Belle probably marks the swan song of my historical Disney princess series.  Much as I’d love to continue doing it forever, I’ve got a lot of exciting personal projects that I’m ready to dedicate more of my precious free time to. I’ll probably continue designing this stuff in my off hours – who am I to resist drawing the likes of Slue Foot Sue and Katrina Von Tassel – but I’m going to focus less on polished illustrations, and more on the research and design.  When you get right down to it, that’s the aspect of this stuff that I love. :)

Thanks to everyone who stuck with me over the past five years, and here’s to way more historical fashion in the years to come  I can’t even put into words how lovely y’all’ve been. 

Just a little change. Small, to say the least.

-C

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You can take my hand and I can take the lead.

well this is a WIP of something that’ll likely never get finished, but I wanted to do a bunch of my fave synths hanging out and then somehow Glory, the best Gen3, ended up challenging Harkness, the first Gen3, to an arm wrestle. I’m sure you can all figure out who ends up winning.

welcome back dgm!! and thank you for 300+ followers!!

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I JUST FOUND THESE IN MY FILES AND I CAN’T

This is Night Vale !

Inspired by this famous song ~

Well it looks like you guys enjoy my Steven Universe headcanons so have some more!

So I was thinking about Pearl and the theory that she’s only one of many pearls and all that jazz. And then I was also thinking about Mother of Pearl (or Nacre as it’s otherwise called) and how that could fit with Pearl and this character is what I came up with.

Her name is Nacre and she served the Diamonds many, many ages ago as a powerful general. While she respected all three Diamonds (at the time there were only three) she held White Diamond in the highest regard and had the utmost respect for her. For unknown reasons, after a time, the Diamonds decided that they need a fourth Authority and began grooming Rose Quartz for the role. Nacre was appointed her chief tutor but Rose was an arrogant, spoiled, self entitled young Gem and refused to learn anything from Nacre. They quickly settled into hating one another. Years later, when asked by White Diamond for her recommendation regarding Rose, Nacre said that she doubted that Rose would ever be worthy of the title of Diamond. However, despite Nacre’s protests, Rose was made a Diamond. 

Her confidence in White Diamond’s wisdom now shattered, Nacre began to question other aspects of the Diamonds and whether or not they were still worthy of her respect. In the end she decided that they were not and began contemplating revolt. Unfortunately she shared her ideas with the wrong Gems and word made it back to the Diamonds. They had her assassinated for her treachery but it didn’t end there. They took her now shattered gem and ground it up then took each grain of it and coated it various gem-like substances until it was a new, complete gem, namely, a Pearl. 

Now, thousands of Pearls serve Homeworld by carrying out the humblest and often the most humiliating of tasks without question or protest, further compounding the punishment of the once proud and powerful Nacre.