coffeenumbers asked: I'm really curious about 1 and 12! <3
1. “Take a picture of your workspace”
Aww yeah, makin’ magic on the move. My workspace is tiny and moves around a lot, just like me!
12. “Any weird artist behavior you admit doing?”
Autumn testifies that I draw loudly. Whatever surface I am working on, I press hard with the pencil or stylus and skitter neurotically over the page with more force than is necessary. When drawing, I can be heard whole rooms away.
I also sometimes turn on my music really loudly and draw along to that, subjecting the rest of the folks in the house to whatever song cycle I am interested in on repeat.
I was mucking around with Audacity, listening to songs in reverse. For the fun of it, I put on everyone’s favorite song, Blurred Lines. And shockingly, I heard something I had never expected to hear. Robin Thicke was fooling us this whole time. He wasn’t trying to be misogynistic, he wanted us to listen closer to the song and understand that he in fact does believe his lady partner needs to be treated with the utmost respect.
You might find it VERY hard to believe, but I implore you to listen very closely (with headphones if you can, because it can be hard to hear). The message I’m talking about comes in around the 30 second mark.
After the 30sec mark I just kind of stared at my wall for the rest of the song trying to accept what I just heard.
IM FUCKING DONE
Whoa, Robin Thicke. I dunno, I might have to change my opinion after hearing this.
nenya-kanadka asked: Just wanted to let you know how blown away I am by your Blue Caravan painting!! She's gorgeous. And has a special, if perhaps a little odd, resonance for me. I once played a roleplay character from the Silmarillion who was a star-goddess/demigoddess, and this painting is almost EXACTLY how I envisioned her. The blue and white and stars, and the fact that she's a woman of colour, everything. I'll be sharing this with friends. <3
Wow, that is fantastic. I am happy and flattered that you enjoy the piece so much, and it’s not the first time someone has told me that the lady in Blue Caravan reminds them of Lord of the Rings in some way (apparently the LOTR fandom has decided she makes a great Varda!).
sometimecat asked: What kind of markers are those with the purple unimpressed lady
Purple, unimpressed lady was colored with the solvent-based Chartpak AD markers. The chisel nib means that you can get size variation easily; to get the seamless color effect for flat areas, practice using little swirly, cloudlike circular strokes that overlap each other slightly while the marker is still wet. Coloring on top of the first application of color produces a darker pigment that mimics digital cel shading. But be forewarned, they smell like the inside of a Kraken!
an artist is stranded on a desert island alone and decides to pass the time by drawing. less that a minute after they take out a sketchbook, one lone person washes up on the island and desperately says “oh my god you can draw can you draw me”