my drawing could be better but oh well

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Hypothetical Handplates scenario in which Sans realizes he can teach himself Common.

(Ugh, tumblr is making them blurry for some reason so I guess full-view if you want the not-blurry version??)

Convoluted explanation incoming. Handplates is an Undertale fancomic by @zarla-s and if you like Papyrus and Sans, go read it, is good stuff. So I guess this is an AU fancomic of an AU fancomic? I dunno, the idea wouldn’t leave my brain until I did something with it. So. Zarla did a Christmas doodle where Gaster gave the boys a box of ginger cookies that had the word COOKIES on the side in big letters, and because my job gives me way too much time to think about random stuff, I realized something.

In Handplates, Gaster taught the bros to read and write Wingdings but deliberately did not teach them monster Common (ie: English) so they can’t read his nametag or anything. Thing is, Wingdings is a 1:1 substitution cipher for English. Every Wingdings symbol exactly equals an English letter; it’s not a different language, just a different set of pictures. As somebody who has taught herself a fair number of substitution ciphers, there are a few things you look for when you’re trying to translate a code and you don’t have a key in front of you. Most notably, single-letter words (in English they will usually be A or I) or double letters next to each other. Like the OO in “COOKIES”.

Sans is smart. Gaster has fed them junk food before and odds are good Sans knows how to spell “COOKIES”. The word is on the box in huge letters and Gaster just said it out loud, so it is fresh in Sans’ mind. That double-O is a huge tip-off. He would put it together that the word on the front of the box matches what’s inside. Once you figure out a few of the letters, it becomes steadily easier to decode the rest.

I feel like Gaster exposes the boys to enough Common (the nametag, food wrappers, computer monitors, the books Sans sits on) that Sans could pick it up with a proper starting point. Papyrus probably not, because he had a hard enough time with Wingdings, but Sans is eager for any opportunity to undermine Gaster and I’m sure he’d jump at the chance. In this comic he elects not to tell Papyrus, though. He doesn’t know Gaster has cameras in the cell (or even what a camera is) but he’s figured out that Gaster can spy on them somehow, and the last time Gaster caught them learning something he didn’t like, Papyrus got the ever-loving hell beat out of him. So Sans keeps quiet about it for now. And thus starts the long-standing tradition of keeping important secrets from his brother.

On the technical side, it took me a freakin’ week to sketch and outline this whole thing. Coloring and shading only took me like a day. In the meantime Zarla actually kinda addressed the cookie comic, but this was almost done by then so oh well. I’m finding my poses and proportions turn out a LOT better when I’m doodling skeletons, like what, drawing basic anatomy will make you better at anatomy, you don’t say?? A lot of this was a self-challenge to see if I could imitate Zarla’s art style, and I referenced previous Handplates comics a lot for the backgrounds and Sans’ face. Full disclosure: Gaster’s pose up there is basically copied from Zarla’s original comic because I was rushing through to get on to the actual meat of the story. He’s just here for setup. I had fun trying to figure out how to do his Lost Soul head though. Also, I hate Papyrus’ face from the front. Also also, it was tricky trying to convey “mentally translating an unknown alphabet into a known one” when pretty much everyone who sees this comic is already familiar with the “unknown” one and not the “known” one, but I think I pulled it off. 

TL;DR- I imitated somebody else’s style to do an AU of an AU; I am not Zarla; Zarla is the creator of Handplates and also Gaster’s pose in the first panel; I like ciphers too much and also I gave the cookies icing because that is the only kind of ginger cookie I know.

anonymous asked:

do you think you could give us some beautiful upd8 eridans? ;;;___; AHHH such a good upd8, i hope youre doin good

I can try! I was so happy about seeing the lil fishnerd again!
At first I planned to leave it at one picture, but then my drawing mojo sorta came back and I wondered: isn’t the last thing he would remember being chainsawed in half? So what if: 

anonymous asked:

Knowing I have both a katsudon son and a Tayaki son is so good

Isn’t katsudon Izuku’s fav food too? :D

Anon said: In your head do any of the characters in Boku No Academia have weird kinks?

Sorry anon, I don’t really ever think about that sorta stuff so I’m definitely lacking in that type of headcanons (try @syblatortue‘s blog for that sorta things!!!! nothing especially weird imho but I’m 100% sure you won’t be disappointed :D)

Anon said: KIRI HAS A BACKSTORY OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED HE’S SUCH A PURE CHILD I NEED TO HUG HIM AND YOUR ART MADE EVERYTHING SO MUCH BETTER

I’M GLAD TO HEAR THAT!!!!!! Honestly I don’t think he used to be generally a sad kid? He seemed pretty fired up and ready to do good, generally!! I loved it t b h !!!!! So I’m, like, pretending there’s no angst for now. Cause I’m a weak baby.

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“What could be better than spending relaxation time with your son?” 

Happy birthday All Might!! I wanted to draw Dad Might hanging with Deku, so I ended up drawing this. I wanted to post it the day of but it took longer than i excepted (-’: Oh well! I like how it turned out.

@ursulabatur (you said u wanted to be tagged in our art of him so here u go!!!)

“You think you can pull yourself away from that game for two minutes to enjoy your birthday, Aibou?”

I knew I would take all day with this, and I did lolol I’d love to write a companion piece to this maybe. Maybe I can add onto it tomorrow or something. There was actually more to this drawing but the lower half looked horrid and I didn’t want to spend forever fixing it cause of time restraint XD At first I thought that cupcake was too big. But then, no, it’s special cupcake for a special cupcake~ :3 I bet Atem spent time in private learning to bake for months JUST to make Yuugi something nice for his special day~ Tons of issues aside I do like this. I’m glad I at least managed one art thing today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YUUGI!! :D

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today redrew two old arts from 2011-12 and yeh. they were shit.

the more recent and understandably less shitty version are on the right. which I hope u could tell without me saying
b/c not only are they obviously superior, but they have the dates on them. yeh.

hooooly shit lookit that one from 2011. the heck is he supposed to be? cat-dog-bird? i had no idea how to animal. i have recently acquired cats tho, so the new one looks like them kinda. my cats dont fly. shame.

the bottom one took a long time cause im in a huge art funk right now. wtf is with humans and their heads. so hard to draw…. it’s just inconvenient. get better heads.

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thanks, dad. love, hana from @snowsheba is what really made me appreciate D.Va and Soldier76. Familial trust in fic is what I was born for bruh.

It’s been a while

soulmate → cody christian

prompt: cody is insecure about himself so you try to make him feel better

pairing: cody x reader

words count: 416

warnings: none

a/n: im sorry this is so short but i tried my best cause its my first imagine/one-shot/fluff or whatever you want to call it, bare with me pls. also, english isn’t my first language so im sorry for any spelling errors!

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Damn it Papy you will catch a cold standing in the rain like that!

Don’t mind me, just had a sudden urge days ago to draw Papy all angsty standing in the rain for no reason ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

couldn’t decide if I liked the coloured or the greyscale one more, so posting both~

The answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything, is forty-two.

-Deep Thought, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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Happy 42nd Birthday Misha!
20-08-1974

“I would like a nice, frilly dress. And if it’s not haute couture, I’ll make YOU wear it!”

Today is the birthday of my favorite female character from Awakening- the beautiful sassy bitch that is Maribelle.

What style! What beauty! What grace! Maribelle seriously kicks ass, I love her.

I tried a kinda new art style on this one. I think the coloring is some of the best I’ve done, I absolutely suck at digital painting but I think this looks quite decent. I’m pleased. The drawing itself though… eh. Could be better, the eyes are definitely a bit too bug-ish. Oh well, win some lose some.