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This is a crazy late birthday/January 22nd/Valentine’s day gift for one of my favorite friends, Toby (@toritodon / @pocketvoyage)!

Gosh, I am obviously terrible at this punctuality thing. Pretty much everything terrible that could have happened while trying to finish this did (I got sick, my dog got sick, my laptop needed to be repaired, I accidentally destroyed the first draft of this drawing), and I’m embarrassed how long this took! I really want to get around to watercolor painting this one day, but unfortunately time and my physical health are really limiting me right now. But I really, really wanted to draw Toby’s OTP (who is not so secretly my OTP)– they are pretty much the Cutest Dudes and their love fills me with happiness.

Toby is pretty much one of the coolest friends anyone could ask for, bar none. He is super sweet and I love how he takes the time out of his day to make people feel listened to and cared for, even when he’s hella busy. Toby is one of my biggest art inspirations for his use of retro-inspired color and traditional art. Above all, I especially admire how love has transformed Toby into the most wonderful human being –  after 16 years, it’s obvious that Toby has always tried to be the best version of himself because that’s what his partner has taught him to be.


I love you so much, Toby. Don’t ever stop being the quirky, creative, hard working, empathetic, loving person you are.

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I keep forgetting to mention this because I’ve been so stressed out lately thanks to the room remodel, but my boyfriend commissioned toritodon and THE PAINTING CAME LAST WEEK AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

I FEEL LIKE I CAN NEVER SAY ENOUGH HOW MUCH TOBY’S ART IS AMAZING!!! EVER!! I seriously felt like running up to the top of a mountain and screaming my lungs out until I fell off when I got this in the mail

My boyfriend is such an asshole for knowing how much I would love this present and by asshole I MEAN PERFECTION!! I PRACTICALLY FLOODED HIM WITH TEXTS AT HOW SURPRISED I WAS AND I WAS SCREAMING MY LUNGS OUT. I’M GOING TO GET HIM SO MANY PAIRS OF FUCKING PANTS FOR BEING SUCH AN ASSHOLE PERFECT BOYFRIEND, I’M GOING TO DROWN HIM IN PANTS

I CAN’T WAIT TIL WE’RE DONE FURNISHING MY ROOM SO I CAN HANG THIS BABY UP!!!!!! It makes me smile every time I LOOK AT IT!!

I WANT TO SOB FOREVER AT THE LEVEL OF MASTERY OF THIS AMAZING ARTIST HAS AT THEIR SENSE OF COLOR, THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE ME SMILE, AND THE WAY THEY MAKE ME PRACTICALLY FALL APART IN HAPPINESS OVER SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION UGH!!!

THANK YOU BOTH, YOU AMAZING PEOPLE!!!