after doing repaints of this toothless and this gronkle, I found a little $2 nadder at target and decided to repaint it, too! This one was pretty complicated and took quite awhile to paint, especially because it’s so small. my little brother wants me to tell you all that that’s his hand.
Here’s what she looked like before painting (I got this pic off the internet, mine actually looked worse)!
a few months ago when I was pretty upset, one of my best buds (cortnan) gave me a really good pep talk. One of the things that really stuck with me from our conversation was these words: The first step is getting up.
I thought they were so important that I decided to draw them out on a sticky note pretty much immediately after she said ‘em, and I’ve kept it by my bed ever since. When I have a hard time waking up in the morning, Swans’ words are there next to my alarm clock. the first step is getting up.
plein air watercolor doodle that I liked, from my journal
I went to the North Carolina and stayed in the Blue Ridge Mountains (!!!) for a family reunion a few weeks ago, and it rained most of the time we were there. the result was this gorgeous mist that cascaded up off and out of the hills. it was so beautiful
(also beautiful was the Nantahalla river! which I got to go whitewater rafting on. that same mist blanketed most of the river and it was like going through a rainforest wowee)
I walk with others in me yearning to get out;
claw at my skin, and gnash their teeth, and shout.
one of them wants only to be someone you’d admire;
one would as soon just throw you on the fire.
after all is said, and after all is done,
god only knows which of them I’ll become
I also found this $5 toothless figurine at target and it was already pretty cute but I went “how can I make this even cuter”
here’s what the original toothless figurine looked like, pre-painting (I forgot to take before pics so here’s a picture of it from amazon). I also filled in some gaps in his tail with epoxy putty and sanded his edges a little.
I found this $2 gronkle figurine at target and its paint job was so sad-looking so I DECIDED TO SAND AND REPAINT HIM
here is what the original looked like, pre-repainting
quote from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
the woods are lovely, dark, and deep / but I have promises to keep / and miles to go before I sleep / and miles to go before I sleep
around the holidays last year when I was back home from college, my mom asked me if I could do some chalkboard typography for her on this big, long chalkboard she has. I’d say the board is about 4 feet long?? it was quite a thing to work on and it was a lot of fun (even though the feeling of chalk on my fingers squicks me out a little). I got to choose the quote, with the guidelines of “something having to do with the woods or winter.”
I’m not sure what you mean by the backgrounds!! can you specify which thing you’re talking about?
I FINALLY STARTED PLAYING WINDWAKER and oh my god this game is full of SO MANY THINGS I AM ALL ABOUT. cute bird people. sassy pirate lady. little forest spirits. great music with harp in it. sailing around the ocean and EXPLORING STUFF and CAUSING A LITTLE MISCHIEF WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY HELPING PEOPLE AND DEFEATING EVIL
I’m especially in love with a certain sentient lion dragon boat with wolverine sideburns though
Some character sheets for a (really cool) robot-themed senior thesis videogame project I’m working on! I’ll also be 3d modeling these guys over the summer. They’re both antagonists that the player has to figure out how to defeat.
bird guy is a generator, shark guy is a vaccum cleaner B)