for the last fucking time representation does not mean shoving in a queer romance. it means acknowledging we fucking exist. it means a girl saying she likes girls. it means a character doing something as simple as checking out their same gender. you don’t have to be in a relationship to be recognized as queer. representation is not and never has been about ‘ships.’ it’s about normality. it’s about existing for a purpose other than a punchline or a god damned ship
Ugly doodle of an ugly elf because I feel like I haven’t drawn him at all in a really long time.
Also, a triumphant return of the dickbard because I don’t even have the skill today to draw the guild cross.
For the past two weeks now I haven’t been feeling very well both emotionally and physically.
I think I overworked myself before because now I’m dealing with stress coldsores, mouth ulcers, fatigue, back/neck pain, I think I’m getting a cold, I’ve had a headache for a week and a half, and my kidneys are doing that thing again where they hurt a lot at random times.
I’m also having some major freak outs and break downs over stupid things and all this stress isn’t helping that.
After I finish off this last batch of commissions (I’m sorry it’s taking so long!) I think I’m going to need to give myself a couple weeks for recovery before I start up again.
Thanks for being rad, guys.
Commission for porcelain-infinity of their smug belf dude.
Hope it’s alright!
Commission for pyrokinesia of their cute librarian dwarf!
Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)
I haven’t got it yet, but I’m hunting it and fighting for it, I want something serious, something fresh—something with soul in it! Onward, onward.
Crummy doodles today.
SHHHHHH NOT CRUMMY AT ALL. (except that Boolu in the corner there. What a crummy guy. Ew)
if u wanna date me I hope u like excessive swearing and long talks about feminism
I’ve been having a really hard time with art this past week, but I’m determined to get all my current commissions done tonight.
SO WISH ME LUCK.
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
HE IS BEAUTIFULLLL aaa i love the pose!! A+ would commission again thank u!! <333
aaaAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS WONDERFUL.
Abra, I love how you’ve drawn Cards so much! The pose is in-character and just perfect! Also, dem shades. <3
Lily, you’re amazing and incredible and so thoughtful and ily. I was not expecting this at all and it’s such a lovely surprise and quite a pick-me-up. Thank you ily. <333 ;;
THANK YOU BOTH. <3
Commission for radish-radicchio of their harvest witch Radela.
Hope it’s okay. ;;
I am 20 goddamn years old and I still cannot correctly pronounce sandwich.
I pronounce it as sam-witch every time.