sveltte:

Our first assignment for the year was to do an editorial illustration about the conflict in Ferguson. Really hitting the ground running here. My intention was to focus on the use of cell phones and social media (specifically twitter) as a source of news & information, while the mainstream media was either absent or inaccurate/biased. I didn’t intentionally reference the Black Power fist symbol when doing my thumbnails, but I think my subconscious knew better. I feel kind of weird making art about this whole conflict, as a white person, so I hope I did the topic some modicum of justice.

My heart goes out to everyone in Ferguson, and I can do nothing but applaud the strength of our black brothers & sisters from the sidelines and try to amplify their words as best I can. Stay strong.

Reblog for daytime.

Our first assignment for the year was to do an editorial illustration about the conflict in Ferguson. Really hitting the ground running here. My intention was to focus on the use of cell phones and social media (specifically twitter) as a source of news & information, while the mainstream media was either absent or inaccurate/biased. I didn’t intentionally reference the Black Power fist symbol when doing my thumbnails, but I think my subconscious knew better. I feel kind of weird making art about this whole conflict, as a white person, so I hope I did the topic some modicum of justice.

My heart goes out to everyone in Ferguson, and I can do nothing but applaud the strength of our black brothers & sisters from the sidelines and try to amplify their words as best I can. Stay strong.

incorporealproblems:

sveltte drew me a Bae!  What a cutie!

Oh hey, I drew this!

Sketch from tonight. I’m feeling kinda crummy about my art lately, so I haven’t been drawing much.

#baptiste  #ocs  
  August 21, 2014 at 10:40pm

Frog Prince Fund ›

slimmeroo:

alright the long story short is this:

frog prince is a very special kitty who has been living with my roommate/best friend robotprincemilly since he was a little baby. about two days ago he became sick, and so we took him to the vet, only to find out it was an emergency situation which resulted in him being hospitalized. (for the sake of brevity, i’ve outlined the exact problem more at the link) we’re still waiting to hear back about his condition.

right now we’re looking at about $1000 of vet bills, which is a pretty hefty sum of money for our little family. we’ve made an indiegogo to try and put a dent in the cost, and we’ve offered a handful of art/thank-you incentives to boot, which we’ll crank out as quickly as we are able. if you’re unable to give, even a signal boost or a facebook share would be very greatly appreciated.

thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

reblogging this again because we’ve only made about $350 and the campaign ends tonight. it would be reeeeeally fantastic if we could push it up to $500, but if not, that’s ok. everyone’s contributions have made this a lot easier than it would have been, and we’re extremely grateful. a signal boost would be much appreciated.

  July 24, 2014 at 03:52pm

WOW LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY.

original art | get your own copy

  July 19, 2014 at 01:45pm

About six months ago I was contacted by G. Streator to do a cover for her novella, The Secret Agent And The Assassin, a a thriller about a spy and a contract killer. I was told the story contained lots of Gay Stuff, so I was more than excited to work on it. It was loads of fun and I’m glad I can finally share the final cover!

You can find the book here, where you can read a preview, or get it on amazon.

  July 13, 2014 at 01:25pm

Frog Prince Fund ›

slimmeroo:

alright the long story short is this:

frog prince is a very special kitty who has been living with my roommate/best friend robotprincemilly since he was a little baby. about two days ago he became sick, and so we took him to the vet, only to find out it was an emergency situation which resulted in him being hospitalized. (for the sake of brevity, i’ve outlined the exact problem more at the link) we’re still waiting to hear back about his condition.

right now we’re looking at about $1000 of vet bills, which is a pretty hefty sum of money for our little family. we’ve made an indiegogo to try and put a dent in the cost, and we’ve offered a handful of art/thank-you incentives to boot, which we’ll crank out as quickly as we are able. if you’re unable to give, even a signal boost or a facebook share would be very greatly appreciated.

thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Hey y’all, I don’t really share personal posts on this blog ever, but this is pretty important. One of our kitties is sick and we really could use some help with the cost of his care. Please consider taking a look and sharing if you can. Thank you.

  June 25, 2014 at 02:09am

realhorrorshowies asked: Do you enjoy KCAI?

this is a difficult question.

If i’m 100% honest, no. i don’t particularly enjoy attending school at KCAI. But that is a statement that comes with a lot of qualifiers— my last semester was really Not Fun, and that mostly stemmed from poor mental/emotional health and stress due to poor interpersonal relationships with my classmates.

I don’t think the kinds of problems I have with school in general would be any different at any other institution, and all things considered, I love my school a whole lot and have had some really enriching times there. At least within the Illustration department, the teachers are by-and-large very good at what they do, both in their art and their teaching, and my classmates are the kinds of people that I’m glad to know and honored to call my peers.

But in the past 6mo-year, no, I have not really enjoyed myself very much, and am not sure whether i will enjoy it again when i go back in the fall. It’s an environment that is very demanding and very high-stress, and it’s not difficult to become overwhelmed or isolated. Only time will tell.

  June 23, 2014 at 05:45pm

[fart noises]

  June 03, 2014 at 10:37pm