I took this picture yesterday on my way out of town. And like, I assume it's a Trump supporter because of the handwriting, but it could just as well be a disgruntled leftist.

Milestone Brag:

I recently hit a full year on my Duolingo streak.
(I won't lie, I used a handful of streak freezes here and there, but still... 365 days of Deutsch.)

I almost didn't post this because I don't like how her eyes came out, but I'm pretty happy with everything else, so here we are.

CW for illustrated eye contact. Sort of. 🤷‍♂️

Baby's First Oil Painting

Honestly, the thing I'm most proud of is that I did this with 5 tubes of paint: black, white, red, yellow, & blue.

Maybe next time I'll paint someone with their eyes open.

Trying a colored pencil portrait today.
It's not perfect, but I feel like I learned a bunch for next time!

I posted this a couple days ago, but I just got a colorless blending pencil, and smoothed out all the blue on her dress, and I think it makes a huge difference!

Show thread

I decided to take a break from struggling with portrait/face stuff to knock out this quick reproduction of an old Dan DeCarlo cartoon. The original has some very subtle coloring and I was... less subtle.

I took a Domestika course on "Watercolor Portrait from a Reference Photo", taught by Sol Barrios, and this is my first attempt.
There are for sure things I would like to have done differently, but for my first try, I'm pretty happy with it.

CW: Eye Contact from a painting 🤷‍♂️

CW for Comedic Horror art from the 1950s 

All said and done, I'm estimating about 14 hours went into it. It's not perfect, but I'm really happy with it, especially since I've really only been drawing regularly for the last month and a half.

Show thread

CW for Comedic Horror art from the 1950s 

It's a reproduction of the cover of Flip No.1, from April 1954, by Howard Nostrand.

Here's Nostrand's original cover:

Show thread

Selfie, Eye Contact, Ocean-Based Bitey Bois 

@ItsJenNotGabby Jeeeeeeeennnn!
Thank you! I love it! 😆😆

Show older
The Snake Post Office

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!