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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.

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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.

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sephiroticvm

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!

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Doodle for Giambattista Tiepolo’s 318th birthday!

Doodle for Giambattista Tiepolo’s 318th birthday!

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Hi new followers, where are you all from & how did you find me??

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Recent doodles! I’ve become somewhat of a corgi magnet lately. Not a bad thing.

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Couple Audrey Hepburn sketches from memory, tried to see how well I could recreate her likeness without looking

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lemonheadandlollipup

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

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Anonymous

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*):image

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

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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. *_*

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. *_*

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Anonymous

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!

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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 :> )

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 :> )

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Yep, the actual Jessica Rabbit is really gross and unappealing IMO

Yep, the actual Jessica Rabbit is really gross and unappealing IMO

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Jessica Rabbit for Sketch Dailies over at Twitter!

Jessica Rabbit for Sketch Dailies over at Twitter!

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