Hi new followers, where are you all from & how did you find me??
Is that Rocinha in your beautiful landscape pictures? Because I screamed out loud when I saw your pictures you captured that part of Rio so perfectly.
Yeah it’s Rocinha! Slight tangent: I have to admit I felt morally uncomfortable visiting it, considering the circumstances it formed in and the tension and violence still present in hundreds of other favelas… It did feel a bit patronizing in a way. But it is a huge part of the city so I feel it would be remiss to ignore it.
I spent last week in Brazil - São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios.
In Rio, we had the amazing opportunity to walk through a favela that has been recently pacified. (“Pacification” is, essentially, the establishment of police units in favelas to drive out gangs and drug traffickers. I did feel morally uncomfortable visiting. More thoughts here) The stacked and squeezed buildings reminded me of the way San Francisco looks from outside the city, each unit a colorful little box that feels like a giant could just reach down and pull it open like a dresser drawer.
I loved Rio. The city is already gorgeous during the day, but it really comes alive at night, when the lights come on and create tiny stars on the horizon.
Where can I get more info on your RPG progress? The character looks super cool!
Hahahaha expect updates on this blog… soon… I’ve been dragging my feet on it but a couple engineer friends are super excited to help so that’s a big motivator!
Recent doodles! I’ve become somewhat of a corgi magnet lately. Not a bad thing.
Couple Audrey Hepburn sketches from memory, tried to see how well I could recreate her likeness without looking
You have a pet pig?! :O
No just a pig puppet that my friend gave me hahaha sorry to get your hopes up - I dream about the day I can get a real pig though :O
You are seriously my absolute favorite, I too love Rumiko Takahashi, because of Ranma 1/2. Could you draw yourself in Rumiko's style?
OH JEEZ — I’m sorry for answering this question like four months late. Here’s my terrible stab at a self portrait (with my pig, Colin*):
Seriously, if it weren’t for Rumiko Takahashi I probably wouldn’t be in this field at all. She’s probably my biggest influence, ever. I don’t talk about her enough.
*colin is a puppet
In 1947, the temperature dropped to -63C (-81.4F) in Snag, Yukon, Canada, setting the record for the coldest temperature in North America… so of course we had to celebrate with a doodle. *_*
I just saw your blog and I already love you. Your lines are so unic and beautiful♥ I'm an art student and it is really hard to be in the place you are now, so that's a happy thing. P.s: It seems like you like girls, am I wrong? Sorry if that bothers you.
Thanks so much! I like girls but not that way. (Don’t worry, I get that question a lot, it doesn’t bother me one bit!)
P.S. Good luck to you!
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to sound bitchy - I am allowed to have a personal opinion on a cartoon character’s design though, no? Jessica Rabbit just isn’t my specific cup of tea. I’m sorry to have offended you.
(Re: the bottom message - ha! good one :> )
Yep, the actual Jessica Rabbit is really gross and unappealing IMO