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3:35pm September 24, 2014

Omg so that dog guy from my last post found my instagram and commented! I’d feel bad but I said nothing but the truth so I shall stand by my sketch LOL! I’m dying a little, New York man!

1:24am September 24, 2014

I’m trying to do some daily observational stuff based on my NY people watching pass time, I did a bunch while out with e1n while he was visiting last week

10:45pm September 23, 2014
Anonymous asked: You and your girlfriends hair look badass dude

thank you! I’m now single and still rocking cool hair but I appreciate it! :3

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2:33pm September 22, 2014
Anonymous asked: Ok, so I'm not sure who else to ask or go to. I'm fourteen, And have such bad anxiety it's hard to be in public. I want to get a job as a bagger, but our cars are unsafe and I don't trust my mom to drive them on her own. But I need to make money, and those things get in the way. I'm and artist, and I can get a student Paypal acc. Is there a way I could do commissions eventually? I'm sorry if I'm bugging you. And this didn't make sense.

I will try my best to be helpful! I grew up in an inner city so I’ve never been dependent on cars so I don’t have any experience on that side. I did start doing commissions when I was like 17 and started doing conventions, and from what I have seen it is possible to make “ok” money doing commission work exclusively. If you keep drawing and can produce samples that’s really all you need to start taking commissions, having an online art presence is also important that’s how people find your work and become a fan. Which is why so many popular online artists have gotten their start in online fandom art communities. So its easier to get commissions if you have been posting stuff and you have a decent number of followers and other artist friends. Most of my art money these days comes from merch/comic printing which does take more invest on my part and doing a certain amount of comic conventions. But seriously I started off as a High school kid with a handful of fanart prints and a web comic I updated every week on a bare bones site. Anyone has the potential to make it as an artist if you work at it and can just keep plugging away. Draw what you love and hopefully people will see it and like it. Don’t get discouraged, I’m not going to lie and say its easy but it is rewarding and I’ve met some of my best friends through being a young artist who really liked their work and they happened to like mine. Good luck! I hope things get better and you get where you need to be to be comfortable. 

Here below is a shamefully old commission from 2007 (hahahahomghahahaaaa*sob*)image

1:20am September 21, 2014

lolsup:

Juwonocon 2014 was a blast! e1n and swinku drew so many dicks for me lmao. And equivocations and her bf drew nice things. Come back to NY soon Ben!!!

If anyone had any illusions that I am an artist of quality and respectability here is what happens when I hang with friends. Dicks as far as the eye can see. I like lolsup sketch of me, portrait of an artist and her craft. Dick desa
12:02am September 12, 2014

I wrote up a response to this thing that was out recently, although it took me forever to get it drawn up. I’ve done A LOT of stuff on street harassment. (including a satirical psa) I’m probably never going to directly write about it again but here you go. 

7:43pm August 31, 2014
Reminder one of the anthologies I have a comic in is debuting at SPX! Find out more about the "Subcultures anthology" over at the Ninth Art press blog. I did a whole thing about my experience with goth fetish clubs. I’m looking forward to seeing it in print! (I don’t know if I’ll be making an appearance myself, I wasn’t able to get a table.) Whit and Dan will have copies for sale however, so keep an eye out! 

Reminder one of the anthologies I have a comic in is debuting at SPX! Find out more about the "Subcultures anthology" over at the Ninth Art press blog. I did a whole thing about my experience with goth fetish clubs. I’m looking forward to seeing it in print! (I don’t know if I’ll be making an appearance myself, I wasn’t able to get a table.) Whit and Dan will have copies for sale however, so keep an eye out! 

6:25pm August 28, 2014
beabravo:

Feeling weird about being a gamer right now…

BB! This is lovely! It is a controversial time to be a gamer, there is a divide between “us” and “them”, as opposed to what games should represent which is having fun “together”

beabravo:

Feeling weird about being a gamer right now…

BB! This is lovely! It is a controversial time to be a gamer, there is a divide between “us” and “them”, as opposed to what games should represent which is having fun “together”

3:14pm August 23, 2014
I keep meaning to do a proper step by step for a makeup break down, next time using my dslr. but this is one of the ways I draw in my eyebrows starting up with a “smudge brush” and finishing with an angled brush to draw in the tail

I keep meaning to do a proper step by step for a makeup break down, next time using my dslr. but this is one of the ways I draw in my eyebrows starting up with a “smudge brush” and finishing with an angled brush to draw in the tail

6:06pm August 18, 2014

This ask box took awhile I’m sorry about that! I wanted to really get into it though although as usual it kind of meandered from just “How to research diverse characters” but hopefully I helped? It kind of covers how to try and write characters and I guess is in the same vein of my “Strong female characters comic

Everyone has writing methods for character development but heres mine I guess.

diversity is good! but even better is diversity that is well written is I guess my point.