Hi, folks. I’m going to have time again now to do some commissions, so once again I’m going to open up between 5 and 10 slots.
Prices are $30 for a single character + relatively simple background (examples here and here, $60 for two characters (examples here and here, $80 for three or more. Payment via Paypal only. After I’ve closed commissions and made up a list of everyone’s requests, I’ll give each person a finish date by which to expect their completed piece.
Also, my e-mail address is email@example.com, if you’d rather not work through the Tumblr note system.
(Oh, and also: If I get a request which I really don’t think I’ll be able to draw, or which I really wouldn’t be comfortable drawing, I do reserve the right to turn requests down. But, chances are I’ll be happy to do most requests I get.) (I mean, so far no one’s ever asked me for anything weirder than I wanted to draw) (I absolutely do not mean that as a challenge)
also, hi everyone! Been working on a project that had to get finished by 3 this afternoon and so locked myself out of Tumblr with this for the past several weeks. (Although…the old version of that software used to break, stop working, and also start throwing up weird little error messages until you either re-installed it or went through a laborious long process to get it off the computer. The latest version just quietly broke and stopped working without comment a couple days ago. I guess that’s an improvement?)
now that’s more like it
but ohhhhh, i get it, this is like invasion of the body snatchers! Well, that’s much more fun than what I was expecting (disaster movie spoofs have been done before. I mean, not well, but they’ve been done)
And it definitely works with the idea that this group of guys are going back to their old home town for the first time in a long while. And when the place seems weird and antiseptic and unfamiliar, turns out that’s not just because some Strexcorp type giant multinational conglomerate took over and edged out all the old businesses and people who used to live there, it’s because in this case everyone in the old home town’s been replaced by actual aliens.
I can dig it.
loooooool oh dear. funny though; my friend watched it yesterday, and i watched it today!! apparently it’s cornetto trilogy time for everyone :D
Haha holy shit, I had no idea that was an official thing, with coordinated flavors and everything. :D (Was that movie ‘Paul’ by a different team, then? It was a nerd movie starring Pegg and Frost, but it had no cornetto in it. And it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t up to the Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead standard.)
I can’t believe I just watched End of the World for half an hour before googling it and realizing that the Pegg/Frost movie was actually called World’s End.
yea its kind of tricky bc some tangents are helpful and lead the eye on the page but other times its a haphazard tangent that has no purpose and is just distracting/upsetting. interesting pt about architecture!!
Yeah—they definitely can make a drawing look weird (I was a bit disturbed that most of the tangents in that post didn’t immediately jump out at me as wrong; I had to stare for a while before I saw them, like a magic eye sort of thing). It’s just funny how the impulse to pick up and continue your lines elsewhere in the composition is pretty much diametrically opposite in architecture and comic art, because in so many other ways I’d have said that rules of design that you learn in one place apply just as well in the other.
I think the thing that blew my mind most about that post about tangents in comic art (and how to avoid them) is that…I mean, implying continuity between discontinuous line fragments and parts of objects is a lot of what modern architecture is all about. You’re encouraged to do things like make your window mullions line up with your balcony railing line up with the roof level of the adjacent building. That the same is not encouraged between objects in adjacent comic panels sorta surprises me…I mean, I can see how it might be confusing, in some cases, but still.
one of these days when you least expect it i’m going to snap and draw fluttershy/discord fanart with discord in that maid’s uniform
ladies, gentlebrones, friends of all genders, prepare enough snacks to last the next hour and get ready for the ride of your lives
What fighting like a girl was all about in Georgian Era Britain —- Elizabeth “Lady Bare Knuckles” Stokes
Think that women’s boxing or MMA fighting is a recent development in fighting sports? Think again. From the 18th to early 19th century it was not uncommon for women to fight in the ring as well as men. Back then boxing was not the boxing of today, not by a long shot. Venues tended to be saloons, pubs, small arenas, or even open streets and back-alleys. Rules differed from venue to venue, but for the most part fights were done bare knuckled, and many fights were a no holds barred type setup. Some fights even included deadly weapons such as clubs, swords, and staves. Needless to say, injury and death was common.
One of the most famous female fighters in early 18th century Britain was Elizabeth Stokes (born Elizabeth Wilkinson), a mother and fighter whose career lasted mostly throughout the 1720’s. In 1722 she was challenged by Hannah Highfield for a prize of three guineas. Stokes accepted the challenge by offered a counter challenge,
“I, Elizabeth Wilkinson of Clerkenwell, who had earlier had some words with Hannah Hyfield, ‘challenged and invited’ her adversary to meet her on the stage for three guineas. Each fighter would hold half-a-crown in each hand and the first to drop the money would lose the battle”
Elizabeth won after a 22 minute fight, giving Hannah Hyfield a savage thumping that caused her to drop her coin. Later in the evening she won another fight against a woman named Martha Jones.
After the fight with Hannah Hyfield Stoke’s career took off, making her the most popular female fighter in Britain and earning her the name “Lady Bareknuckles”. After marrying her husand James Stokes, the couple often fought in paired and tag-team matches. Incredibly Stoke’s even fought men on a number of occasions, something that was rare in bareknuckle boxing. Even more incredibly, she trounced them every time, beating the crap out of them with her swift and powerful fists. Not only was she a master pugilist, Stokes was also skilled with weapons as well. She was known to be particularly skilled with the cudgel and short sword.
By the mid 19th century women’s fighting had come to a close as professional organizations, rules, and Victorian Era prejudices against women drove the sport underground and turned fighting into a gentlemen’s sport.
#THIS IS FREAKIN COOL AS SHIT #can we just note the last paragraph #’victorian era prejudices against women drove the sport underground’ #you’re saying ‘turned fighting into a gentleman’s sport’ but all i’m seeng is VICTORIAN LADY FIGHT CLUB#WHERE ARE THE NOVELS? GIVE ME NOVELS #MAKE THE LADIES KISS#MAKE THE LADIES TELL THEIR HUSBANDS THEY’RE OFF TO SEE THEIR SISTERS FOR TEA #MAKE THE LADIES SWAP TIPS ON HOW TO BANDAGE THEIR KNUCKLES AND CONCEAL BRUISES WITH POWDER #MAKE THE LADIES PASS EACH OTHER FLASKS OF BRANDY WHILE THEY’RE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES TENDING THEIR INJURIES AND WATCHING THE NEXT FIGHT#MAKE THE LADIES WEAR LOOSE BREECHES AND PRACTICAL RIDING BOOTS#MAKE THE LADIES COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE; MAKE A PICKPOCKET STRIKE UP A FRIENDSHIP SLASH RIVALRY WITH THE DAUGHTER OF A COUNTESS #MAKE THE LADIES KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!! #i’m fine. i’m fine. #history (via marthur)