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reblogbookclub time again! The book is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, a memoir in free verse about growing up during the civil rights movement, and childhood in general.  

I’m behind on the reading, so this sketch is kind of based on the cover, but I’m really enjoying it thus far. Poetry has a way of conveying the emotion of events far better than textbook facts or straight telling. 

Anyways. You all should pick it up! I’m excited to read more.


this was just supposed to be a sketch but then I got carried away….a lot…but anyway I think this is the final design for my take on a Kelpie. I wanted it to be more monster like than they are usually depicted since they are demons that….disembowel children. At least in most cases. There are some nice ones in legends too so I wanna see how far I can take designing maybe like, different forms of them and stuff. As well as HOOMAN forms?? I dunno we’ll see.


i whipped up a kamala to hopefully explain some things! i used this process for nat + sharon, cammi + drax, and nova rich (sorta). all of this was done in photoshop cs5 using kaymurph’s old brushes

if you have trouble coming up with base colors, design-seeds is a good place to go, even just for general inspiration. i used their strawberry palette to start this piece out.

feel free to leave any questions in my inbox or in an email!


return over and again


Progress images of that Dorian magic thing, and true res pictures. Since people sometimes wonder about these, etc.


By Chloe Giordano, easily one of my favourite artists of the moment, stitching the most incredible, stunningly beautiful little woodland critters in perfect illustrative detail. I want to buy that little mouse with all my heart.

09.15.14 dangwow


Process for my Steven Universe illustration, from thumbnail to final!

I promise this is my last overexcited spam post about this particular thing :B


Inspired by my reference photos I took in Ireland, this week I’ve been creating little practice landscape paintings! My favorite thing so far is painting the beautiful Irish overcast light and storm clouds.

(And the wee buildings…)