Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips for inspiration?

it’s really tricky because everyone is inspired by different things! look inside yourself and think about what you want to convey, what stories you want to tell, ect. I always find looking at other artists’ work really inspires me. it helps to sit down once in a while to clear your head— go for a walk, meditate, whatever. find something that just lights you on fire! (not literally, please) i hope this is somewhat useful.

warm-up sketch. working on comic things today.

warm-up sketch. working on comic things today.

Anonymous asked: Hello, I'm so sorry to ask this because I'm sure you're really busy, but I was just wondering how the drawing I requested is coming along (Gustave H in #6). I'm sorry, I really don't mean to pressure you but I'm SO excited to see it! Love your work!

haha it’s fine, I have a tendency to sort of forget about projects. I wanted to work on that today sometime, I’ll probably post it tonight. I’ve been real busy repainting my room and also trying to get my secret webcomic up and running.*✲゚*。✧٩(・ิᴗ・ิ๑)۶*✲゚*。✧

Anonymous asked: Hiii there! :) What was the hardest thing for you to learn when you began drawing? Is there anything you would advise beginners?

oh man, yeah okay. honestly i did a lot of tracing from books like ‘how to draw pokemon’ and i copied tons of anime and manga styles. the hardest thing was trying to find my own style because i had no sense of shape or form or color because all i did was replicate. it took SO LONG to break out of anime! i would honestly say start with drawing from life— plants, bodies, faces, places, experiment with different mediums, and when you have some basic skills down start looking at artists you like and try out different styles. nothing will ever look exactly the same as someone else’s, and from there you can start developing your own taste and style.

draw every day! everything and anything you see, think, feel. take constructive criticisms. look at tutorials. take compliments. these are just things that work for me i dunno i hope it’s good advice.

Anonymous asked: what dye do you use for the turquoise?

manic panic atomic turqoise. it runs like crazy though, i usually prefer special effects.



  • i am 22
  • i live in michigan
  • i go to school in kalamazoo
  • i’m a vegetarian
  • aquarius with a libra moon so double airhead~~~
  • is this a dating profile
  • i lived in london for six months and i plan on moving back as soon as it’s financially viable.
  • i’m self-taught and i’ve been drawing ever since i could hold a pencil.
  • i’ll be graduating in december with a degree in textile & apparel studies (minor in gender & women’s studies)
  • i have chronic migraines and anxiety. hooray!
  • i drink way too much coffee.

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squashinglettuce said: What kind of markers/substance are you using?

sharpie paint markers, chartpak markers (alcohol-based markers), and my rotring isograph pen (size .18)!

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Anonymous asked: Do you have a favorite art blog on Tumblr?

it’s hard to pick a favorite errr. i’m gonna be a sap and say my girlfriend's blog, but i also really love mel, ana, leslie, kendra.. and my amazing friends josh and nikki. sorry, that was a lot.

returnofthefog asked: Do you believe in mermaids?

oh gosh, i do!! i believe they exist on one of the many planes that parallel our existence— as in, i think they exist outside of this world.

is there anything else you guys want to know?〈( ^.^)ノ