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Employed and freelance visual artist, TV writer, and video editor. I tell stories, however possible.

This is where I keep inspiration, and evidence of my own perspiration. No pit stains, just art.

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Someone’s gotta be the rule stickler around here. #catan #settlers #settlersofcatan

Someone’s gotta be the rule stickler around here. #catan #settlers #settlersofcatan

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#settlers  #settlersofcatan  #catan 
Mermaid sketch on a lovely Saturday! #mermaid #octopus #sketch #copic #strathmoreart #figure #artistworkout

Mermaid sketch on a lovely Saturday! #mermaid #octopus #sketch #copic #strathmoreart #figure #artistworkout

— 3 weeks ago with 14 notes
#sketch  #artistworkout  #figure  #copic  #strathmoreart  #octopus  #mermaid 
Anonymous asked: Okay but I am criticizing about your artwork is that the women don't even look real. Not that they look "slutty". You could draw naked women all day and as long as they looked human I don't think people would care. The fact that you call your drawings "slutty" is a whole other thing (basically because a drawing of a fictional thing cannot have a sex life and what is especially strange is that a man is calling them sluttly yet the same man drew them to fit men's standards in general)


Answer:

The “slutty” remark was meant as sarcasm, first of all, because you’re calling me out on fictional characters. Sorry if my humor is too dry. :)

I don’t understand the “unreal” thing, other than to say they are not anatomically accurate, which I already addressed - do you create art? Do you know figure drawing in-and-out? I’d be glad to continue this conversation with someone that understands the process of learning how to fictionalize human anatomy and ‘illustrate’ more than reproduce reality. 

The point at which my art goes from bad pinup art to you thinking its objectifying women is something I already addressed. Just because I’m not as good at depicting curves as others doesn’t mean I’m objectifying women. 

Lastly, I won’t continue this conversation with anonymous. I have this own argument too often in my own head to do it on tumblr with myself as well.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: (1 of 2) Hello there! I wanted to say that I think that you are a talented artist but one thing that rubs me the wrong way is that whenever I see you draw women, you are always inaccurately drawing the female anatomy. I realize that women come in all shapes and sizes but the way that you portray them is simply unrealistic. Maybe you are more concerned with your fantasy than real human bodies. I know you are famous for illustrating “pin-ups” but in reality women do NOT look like that. (Continued)


Answer:

Just for readers out there, here’s the first part of that question answered below. I will say though, no reason it should have been anonymous :)

— 3 weeks ago
Anonymous asked: ( 2 of 2) It’s like the post saying Barbie could never be a real human woman because her measurements are too screwed up. Tiny waist, huge breasts, completely out of proportion, and definitely not a real healthy woman. Besides, aren’t pin-ups supposed to be curvier women anyway?


Answer:

I answer this question a lot, and the answer is always the same. I respect women and my ideal woman isnt the unrealistic women I draw. It is generally a failure on my part to hit the sweet spot between cute/sexy or curvy/cute and I miss a lot of times. I’m FAR from famous, I dont even cover my rent on art. I’m learning, and again, sometimes I miss. I hope this clears things up a bit. Sorry my depictions are a little slutty sometimes. I make fun of my lack of skill in this area a lot. But the important thing is I keep trying. Hopefully one day I master the pinup like guys like Elvgren, but until then, I’ll keep trying to make something that glorifies instead of objectifies.

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
Quick @chrissandersart study tonight, hoping to squeeze out a little of his Jedi powers. #mermaid #chrissanders #liloandstitch #sketch #artistworkout

Quick @chrissandersart study tonight, hoping to squeeze out a little of his Jedi powers. #mermaid #chrissanders #liloandstitch #sketch #artistworkout

— 3 weeks ago
#artistworkout  #chrissanders  #sketch  #liloandstitch  #mermaid 
A bunch of nonsense. #sketches #artistworkout #ridiculous

A bunch of nonsense. #sketches #artistworkout #ridiculous

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#sketches  #ridiculous  #artistworkout 
Just got my copy of Silhouettes by Olly Moss… amazing little book! #ollymoss #silhouette #art #artbook #inspiration #popculture #design #drawing #papercuts

Just got my copy of Silhouettes by Olly Moss… amazing little book! #ollymoss #silhouette #art #artbook #inspiration #popculture #design #drawing #papercuts

— 3 weeks ago
#art  #ollymoss  #artbook  #design  #papercuts  #silhouette  #inspiration  #drawing  #popculture 
Weird little #fairy girl sketch before bed. Happy Monday everyone. #wings #sketch #flying #art

Weird little #fairy girl sketch before bed. Happy Monday everyone. #wings #sketch #flying #art

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
#fairy  #flying  #art  #wings  #sketch 
Happy Saturday, friends. #Starbucks

Happy Saturday, friends. #Starbucks

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#starbucks 
Assorted #sketch selections from @heroesonline #heroescon2014 #heroescon #snowwhite #harleyquinn #gotham #fairy #frankenstein #brideoffrankenstein #spacegirl #phoenix #xmen #gonzo #muppets #bane #copic #strathmoreart #strathmore #disney #comiccon #jeangrey

Assorted #sketch selections from @heroesonline #heroescon2014 #heroescon #snowwhite #harleyquinn #gotham #fairy #frankenstein #brideoffrankenstein #spacegirl #phoenix #xmen #gonzo #muppets #bane #copic #strathmoreart #strathmore #disney #comiccon #jeangrey

— 1 month ago
#heroescon2014  #spacegirl  #sketch  #muppets  #gonzo  #phoenix  #harleyquinn  #copic  #jeangrey  #bane  #gotham  #comiccon  #brideoffrankenstein  #snowwhite  #strathmoreart  #frankenstein  #heroescon  #fairy  #xmen  #strathmore  #disney 
Gonzo wearing banes mask… haha… Weirdest and most fun #sketch request @heroesonline #heroescon2014 #heroescon #batman #gonzo #bane #muppets #darkknight #copic

Gonzo wearing banes mask… haha… Weirdest and most fun #sketch request @heroesonline #heroescon2014 #heroescon #batman #gonzo #bane #muppets #darkknight #copic

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#heroescon2014  #darkknight  #sketch  #muppets  #gonzo  #batman  #copic  #bane  #heroescon 
Good morning, Charlotte. Let’s do this! #heroescon #art @heroesonline

Good morning, Charlotte. Let’s do this! #heroescon #art @heroesonline

— 1 month ago
#heroescon  #art 
Still playing with my #copic markers on #strathmoreart paper! #elsa #frozen #disney #sketch #pinup #drawing #art

Still playing with my #copic markers on #strathmoreart paper! #elsa #frozen #disney #sketch #pinup #drawing #art

— 1 month ago
#sketch  #copic  #art  #frozen  #elsa  #strathmoreart  #pinup  #drawing  #disney 
Better version of catwoman, no idea why my first post came out so orange! #copic #pinup #catwoman #gotham #batman

Better version of catwoman, no idea why my first post came out so orange! #copic #pinup #catwoman #gotham #batman

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#batman  #catwoman  #copic  #gotham  #pinup