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Sketch Dailies for September 19, 2014
Hermione Granger
Hmph.
This one took me back. I haven’t drawn Harry Potter fan art since the seventh book came out, and my love for the fandom diminished starting with Order of the Phoenix.   By the last book, I was really rather disenchanted (no pun intended) with the series.  
My first attempt at drawing Hermione for this prompt was going to be her putting the Sleekeasy’s in her hair, but then I decided that was her conforming to societal standards of beauty for women.  
So I went instead for her being one of the greatest witches of her age and drew her working on the coin for Dumbledore’s Army.  

Sketch Dailies for September 19, 2014

Hermione Granger

Hmph.

This one took me back. I haven’t drawn Harry Potter fan art since the seventh book came out, and my love for the fandom diminished starting with Order of the Phoenix.   By the last book, I was really rather disenchanted (no pun intended) with the series.  

My first attempt at drawing Hermione for this prompt was going to be her putting the Sleekeasy’s in her hair, but then I decided that was her conforming to societal standards of beauty for women.  

So I went instead for her being one of the greatest witches of her age and drew her working on the coin for Dumbledore’s Army.  

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Sketch Dailies for September 18, 2014:  Kelpie

Or, more specifically, My Little Kelpie: Drowning People Is Fun! 

Sketch Dailies for September 18, 2014:  Kelpie

Or, more specifically, My Little Kelpie: Drowning People Is Fun! 

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Sketch_Dailies for September 17, 2014:  
Baby Me.
This one represents a lot of work artistically and mentally.  I have the hardest time drawing babies!  
I’m horribly camera shy, and not on the greatest terms with my mother, so I don’t really want to ask her for any old baby pictures.  
Plus, the reason I’m depicted sleeping in a drawer is that the story goes they couldn’t find (maybe couldn’t afford?) a crib for me, so for the first month or two of my life I slept in a drawer. Yes, a drawer.
My therapist didn’t take me telling this story well. He said it was an indication that there was literally no place for me when I arrived in the world, and I guess that’s one way of taking it, but I think the truth is probably a bit of his and a bit of my mom’s.   My therapist is great and awesome but he is a cis hetero white male, so he may lack perspective here.

Sketch_Dailies for September 17, 2014:  

Baby Me.

This one represents a lot of work artistically and mentally.  I have the hardest time drawing babies!  

I’m horribly camera shy, and not on the greatest terms with my mother, so I don’t really want to ask her for any old baby pictures.  

Plus, the reason I’m depicted sleeping in a drawer is that the story goes they couldn’t find (maybe couldn’t afford?) a crib for me, so for the first month or two of my life I slept in a drawer. Yes, a drawer.

My therapist didn’t take me telling this story well. He said it was an indication that there was literally no place for me when I arrived in the world, and I guess that’s one way of taking it, but I think the truth is probably a bit of his and a bit of my mom’s.   My therapist is great and awesome but he is a cis hetero white male, so he may lack perspective here.

ursulavernon:

perplexingly:

theotherwesley:

ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.
The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”
You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.
(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

:’D i feel better now

WE HAD THIS FAILING EXERCISE AT SCHOOL - after you don’t succeed very well with arting, make your most successful pose and with your most successful voice say “I FAILED” \ o /

Oh, wow! That sounds fantastic, actually. Wish my drawing class had that. (In ceramics, we could just ritually smash the piece, which was cathartic like whoa.)

ursulavernon:

perplexingly:

theotherwesley:

ursulavernon:

A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.

The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”

You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.

(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)

:’D i feel better now

WE HAD THIS FAILING EXERCISE AT SCHOOL - after you don’t succeed very well with arting, make your most successful pose and with your most successful voice say “I FAILED” \ o /

Oh, wow! That sounds fantastic, actually. Wish my drawing class had that. (In ceramics, we could just ritually smash the piece, which was cathartic like whoa.)

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A Warm Puppy
Kamala and Lockjaw

A Warm Puppy

Kamala and Lockjaw

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Sketch Dailies for September 12, 2014:  Poison Ivy
Spore kisses.

Sketch Dailies for September 12, 2014:  Poison Ivy

Spore kisses.

How to help out your favorite artists when you don’t have any money

katedrawscomics:

3liza:

I post something like this about once a year, because I get a lot of messages from people who enjoy my art but feel guilty about not buying things from my store or subscribing on Patreon or getting things from my wishlist, etc. You really don’t need to do ANY of those things to help us out! Eyeballs on artwork is what we want, and just that is really helpful. But there are lots of other, free things you can do, if you want to, that will help us.

  • You can reblog our work, with credit! Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, showing people next to you in class or at the library, whatever. The more you reblog our stuff, any kind of stuff, and especially if it has a name and/or link attached, the more followers we get, the happier we are, and the easier we can sell art and pay rent. This is such a vital part of our continued existence and it is difficult to overstate how grateful we are when it happens.

  • You can like, comment, subscribe on Youtube, reply on Twitter, and generally make our little numbers go up. Even if you don’t want a drawing on your blog, hitting “Like” helps. If people are browsing your liked posts (if you have this option available in your sidebar or in a separate page) they will see our work. Additionally, higher note counts translate instantly to “more worthy of being looked at” when parsed by an idle, browsing brain. That’s the price of being a member of a social species, and it stinks because it doesn’t reflect “quality” or “innate value” of art, whatever that is, but a post with 4 digit notes is going to get more positive regard than a post with a 2 digit notecount. And really, it makes sense. If lots of people like a thing, it is likely, if only statistically, that you will too. 

  • You can talk about your favorite artists to your friends. A lot of us idle on skype and irc all day, talking about new album releases and games and twitter beef. It doesn’t occur to a lot of us to talk about how so-and-so just did a cartoon of a fat bird that is making our day slightly better, but that URL pastes just as easily into the chat as any other. Don’t be annoying about it, but like Homeland Security always says, if you see something, say something!

  • You can look at/click the ads on our websites. You can disable AdBlock on our websites, too. I have two little Project Wonderful boxes at the top of my blog. They pay me very little per day, but when I need $20 to stop an overdraft fee or buy a food, Project Wonderful has my back. This has happened about a dozen times, enough to teach me the value of having that last, tiny bit of cash just slowly snowballing in the background.

There is probably other stuff that I’m forgetting, so please feel free to reblog and add them.

also personally I am nuts about getting comments on the site because people talking about the comic is the actual BEST

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Bottom, left to right: 
Dipper, Gravity Falls
Used:  Magic Copy Machine
Worst Consequence: Creepy Paper Jam Dipper 
Resolution:  All copies dissolved painlessly with application of liquid.
Wander, Wander Over Yonder
Used: His imagination (in a place where imagination becomes reality)
Worst Consequence:  Getting carried away and using his best friend for a marionette/ventriloquist dummy when she wouldn’t willingly join in with him and his dupes.
Resolution:  Wander apologized and accepted that although the Void was fun for him, it wasn’t as much for Sylvia, and left with her.
Pinkie Pie: My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic
Worst Consequence:  Near-destruction of Ponyville, and the ill will of most of its residents.
Resolution:  The Original Pinkie came up with an idea to  tell all the dupe-Pinkies from the real one (only the real one had the emotional connection to her friends — the copies were focused on fun to the exclusion of all else).
Steven Universe, Steven Universe
Worst Consequence: War of the timeline Stevens.
Resolution:  All the timeline Stevens were wiped out of existence, which original Steven considered them as dying.

Bottom, left to right: 

Dipper, Gravity Falls

Used:  Magic Copy Machine

Worst Consequence: Creepy Paper Jam Dipper 

Resolution:  All copies dissolved painlessly with application of liquid.

Wander, Wander Over Yonder

Used: His imagination (in a place where imagination becomes reality)

Worst Consequence:  Getting carried away and using his best friend for a marionette/ventriloquist dummy when she wouldn’t willingly join in with him and his dupes.

Resolution:  Wander apologized and accepted that although the Void was fun for him, it wasn’t as much for Sylvia, and left with her.

Pinkie Pie: My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic

Worst Consequence:  Near-destruction of Ponyville, and the ill will of most of its residents.

Resolution:  The Original Pinkie came up with an idea to  tell all the dupe-Pinkies from the real one (only the real one had the emotional connection to her friends — the copies were focused on fun to the exclusion of all else).

Steven Universe, Steven Universe

Worst Consequence: War of the timeline Stevens.

Resolution:  All the timeline Stevens were wiped out of existence, which original Steven considered them as dying.

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A Little Trouble Brewing

A Little Trouble Brewing