Button-Up Scribbles.

Drawings and thoughts, plus a dabbling of schemes that may or may not be available elsewere.

juudisu:

nillia:

Based on the family portrait by Cory Loftis.   It seemed like common sense.

I’m planning to print this on a large canvas to auction at Otakon.

The close up of Anna’s face is the painting at 100%, making this love letter to Disney the largest digital painting I have ever done.  I don’t usually submit so many close-ups, but I just love the gorgeous textures provided by Art Rage.

Expect more art of this nature, so if you like this, please follow!

I don’t think enough people are currently appreciating just how much time and effort went into this wonderful, detailed painting.  LOOK AT IT. <3

I had to make it detailed! Here’s the official art by Cory Loftis that insired me. His work was SO MAD gorgeous: one of my favorite parts of the worldbuilding. It was such a nice digital mimicry of that era of portrature. Besides wanting to try my hand at that (though I think Elsa’s cape may be over-saturated for the period), I also really wanted the my painting to fondly reference Loftis’ painting while asserting the way the characters developed and changed since the time depicted in his painting. I hope that comes across.

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juudisu:

thefirstmccloud:

summerlightning:

yamino:

Remember Connecticon!? Yeah, that was good times! Thank you everyone who came to see me and Ash!

In our downtime from the con, we hung out with our friends thefirstmccloud, nillia, and juudisu.  We visited Satan’s Kingdom, which is apparently a place you go tubing! I wish I could post pictures of us tubing, but I didn’t want to bring my camera into the river and my bathing suit is also disintegrating in unfortunate places, so you’ll have to use your imagination.

I’ve gone river tubing once before, but it was so long ago I barely remember it.  This time we went right after a huge rain, so the river was very high and moving very fast. It was was fun/terrifying (mostly fun though) and I would love to do it again.

I have nothing to add but one simple statement:

I love our friends.  <3

CTCon weekend was a blast from start to finish. Mostly. There were stress times but those are par for the con course. The rest of the time it was a blast and this was surefire evidence of good times. I’d do it again in a heartbeat, high-speeds and all. <3

Haha dang I <3 you guys.  Let’s all go over a waterfall together.

That day was such a wonderful finale to our honeymoon. I had an amazing time river tubing with such excellent people. Love you all.

Based on the family portrait by Cory Loftis.   It seemed like common sense.

I’m planning to print this on a large canvas to auction at Otakon.

The close up of Anna’s face is the painting at 100%, making this love letter to Disney the largest digital painting I have ever done.  I don’t usually submit so many close-ups, but I just love the gorgeous textures provided by Art Rage.

Expect more art of this nature, so if you like this, please follow!

comicbookchic:

Lady Thor is here and it’s about damn time.

Though few details accompanied the announcement, “The View” debuted a piece of art for an upcoming Marvel Comics project featuring a female Thor.

While one “View” host referred to her as ‘Thorette,’ Whoopi Goldberg corrected her, saying this is Thor.

Jenny McCarthy further stated that the new Thor is a character who was saved by her predecessor, the male Thor, at one point and has somehow remade herself, taking over his heroic role.

UPDATE: Marvel has since revealed that the new “Thor” #1 will debut in October, from the creative team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman.

via ComicBookResource

Thor has been Utena-fied.  I am so excited.

I miss my kitty. I got married and haven&#8217;t seen her in 2 weeks, so I think that came out when I decided to do a speed painting of Sailor Moon for Connecticon.
Enjoy~

I miss my kitty. I got married and haven’t seen her in 2 weeks, so I think that came out when I decided to do a speed painting of Sailor Moon for Connecticon.

Enjoy~

Loved this movie.
You can buy this print at Connecticon! We have a corner table.   Look for me at AC-40!

Loved this movie.

You can buy this print at Connecticon! We have a corner table.   Look for me at AC-40!

Being the Opposite of a Bridezilla Can Also be Stressful

When a bride gets stressed, people chuckle and say she’s having a bridezilla moment.  There are totally real bridezillas out there, who are selfish, demanding, and vicious about getting their way.  I’ve seen them.  However, not every stressed bride is a bridezilla.  I’m sure many of them are stressed because they’re trying too hard and failing to be everything everybody else wants.

Every moment that a bride lets anybody make the wedding about anything other than the love being celebrated, she is facing a stressful and disappointing situation.  Whether it is societal/industrial pressure to do things a certain way, or toxic individuals using the wedding as leverage for a power play, the bride will find that something she thought would be about love is becoming a messy complicated thing about everybody else’s feelings and opinions.  Brides need to keep the focus on celebrating that love, and block out those attempts to change the focus.

I’m having a hard time taking that advice.  I guess it’s because subconsciously, I’d rather worry and appease and accommodate than admit to myself that some people are more concerned with this and that, rather than with being happy for our love on one special day.

 I bet a lot of brides feel this way.  When you go into this feeling so happy and wanting to share that with everybody, it creates a situation in which a very large group of people becomes involved. The more people that are involved, the more likely a bride is to be confronted with multiple stressful or disappointing situations simultaneously. It makes it clear who cares about what, all at once.  That feels really overwhelming, and in some cases, heartbreaking.

From what I’ve seen, most brides manage to put the focus back where it should be on the wedding day itself.  I think I will be able to also.  But right now…

mouka:

Squishable Katamari!? [my inner plush-a-holic is spazzing out right now]f you would like this to become a real plush, please reblog &amp; preorder if possible
According to Squishable’s Official Facebook: "There’s a Squishable Katamari design up on WeSquish! Show your support for this awesome 9-inch Katamari Ball by pre-ordering it! If it reaches 100 backers by the deadline, we’ll make it into a real plush and send it to you when it’s ready! Indeed!"
http://www.squishable.com/opensquish/mini_squish_katamari_ball_7/Sponsor_Squish/Mini+Squishable+Katamari+Ball

I ordered mine!  It needs 30 more orders to go into production so please reblog this perfect thing!

mouka:

Squishable Katamari!? [my inner plush-a-holic is spazzing out right now]f you would like this to become a real plush, please reblog & preorder if possible

According to Squishable’s Official Facebook: "There’s a Squishable Katamari design up on WeSquish! Show your support for this awesome 9-inch Katamari Ball by pre-ordering it! If it reaches 100 backers by the deadline, we’ll make it into a real plush and send it to you when it’s ready! Indeed!"

http://www.squishable.com/opensquish/mini_squish_katamari_ball_7/Sponsor_Squish/Mini+Squishable+Katamari+Ball

I ordered mine!  It needs 30 more orders to go into production so please reblog this perfect thing!

shaburdies:

anime nostalgia weekend ;_;

Aaaah aah aahh this is the best their personalities really come through in your style I wish it was drawn in this style aah ahaaahhhh I have been nostalgia bombed now I’m dead.  

stayforthecredits:

Song of the Sea Teaser, an animated feature film from Oscar nominated Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) (by Cartoon Saloon)

SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse — the last Seal-child — who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. SONG OF THE SEA features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, Jon Kenny, Lucy O’Connell, Liam Hourican and Kevin Swierszsz. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.

I am looking forward to this more than any other movie.