Button-Up Scribbles.

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

Dusk in Kalevia is one of my favorite titles currently running in Sparkler Monthly. Read the first chapter and definitely consider getting a membership to read the rest! Sparkler needs more members to continue publishing lady-friendly content. There is a lot this magazine has to offer, just check out the 100% FREE sampler issue. Share it with your friends!
Anyway, Toivo is adorable and needs some romance in his ethereal existence.

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okaykarendraw:

Dusk in Kalevia is one of my favorite titles currently running in Sparkler Monthly. Read the first chapter and definitely consider getting a membership to read the rest! Sparkler needs more members to continue publishing lady-friendly content. There is a lot this magazine has to offer, just check out the 100% FREE sampler issue. Share it with your friends!

Anyway, Toivo is adorable and needs some romance in his ethereal existence.

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It is AUGUST you guys. That means soon it’ll be flowers blooming and birds singing and something-other-pretentious-thing.

Summer officially has another month, fall foods are not ripe yet, and even in the Northeast, leaves don’t turn till October. I love fall. I also like summer. I like enjoying the present. When it us fall, I will want to enjoy fall and not rush into winter/Christmas mode. When it is Christmas, I’m not racing for spring. Etc.

Massive preemptive enthusiasm comes off as hollow and unhealthy. If you love these seasons so much, why are you always ignoring the current season for the next one? Enjoy the present!

One of the best games ever.

One of the best games ever.

Done in Art Rage.  

Done in Art Rage.  

leisha-riddel:

I started watching Utena for the first time. So I decided to draw Utena and Himemiya as dirty hipsters. 




And she pulls out an old fashioned single-speed bike to the sound of some indie music you’ve never heard of.

leisha-riddel:

I started watching Utena for the first time. So I decided to draw Utena and Himemiya as dirty hipsters. 

And she pulls out an old fashioned single-speed bike to the sound of some indie music you’ve never heard of.

(via empty-movement)

Moon Prism Power, Make Up!

18”x12” gouache, copic, pencil

Original for Auction at OTAKON next week.  

Smaller prints may be available later.  

I’ve been re-watching the old Sailor Moon and I am LOVING it.  It gets better with age, I think, because I can see now how self-aware it was.  I decided to do my own interpretation of my favorite part of her transformation sequence, because I just loved the angle of her head and the fltuterbangs and forhead beams.  My pose is a lil different but I hope it comes across well enough. 

Follow if you like this!  More to come!

Moon Prism Power, Make Up!

18”x12” gouache, copic, pencil

Original for Auction at OTAKON next week.

Smaller prints may be available later.

I’ve been re-watching the old Sailor Moon and I am LOVING it. It gets better with age, I think, because I can see now how self-aware it was. I decided to do my own interpretation of my favorite part of her transformation sequence, because I just loved the angle of her head and the fltuterbangs and forhead beams. My pose is a lil different but I hope it comes across well enough.

Follow if you like this! More to come!

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!