heres a quick art comparison thing i didnt do on new years proper! ive at least started to draw actual scenes instead of "person standing vaguely somewhere"
first image is from january 2020, second is from december 2020
happy new years!!!!!
random little story based off an odd thought i had
that thought being "huh, what if people confessed non-romantic love the same way they did romantic love?"
It was 6:30 in the afternoon and Lydia was fifteen minutes from the sweet release from her shift when a pile of bouquets rolled into her check-out aisle. The mass wobbled from one side to the other by a few inches, as though attempting to assess the little hallway of converter belt and snacks. The flowers dropped onto the belt, revealing the man holding them. He was about her age--likely a college student considering 90% of the people currently in the store were college students, including Lydia--with black hair, brown eyes, and a vaguely furious expression.
Lydia glanced down at the bouquets, which were probably half of their pitiful stock. Five father-child bouquets, two uncle-niece/nephew bouquets, and one co-parenting bouquet. Huh.
“Huh,” said Lydia.
“Literally all of the freshmen I know have fucking terrible parents,” the guy elaborated, because people loved elaborating to her for some reason. Archie never had weird purchases elaborated to him. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but today Felicity’s dad sent her text demanding she paid for rent at their house over break. Like, what the fuck?”
She winced reflexively at that, because what the fuck indeed. Picking up one to punch into the computer for the price, she hazarded, “And the Uncle ones?” In for a penny, in for a pound, even if that penny was unwillingly given.
The guy’s expression lightened up a little. “Oh, their parents are fine, they’re just in another country. I’m gonna apply for alternate guardianship.”
Much closer to what she was used to. Lydia punched in the code for those as well. She wasn’t going to comment on the co-parenting one--people platonically co-parented all the time, it wasn’t her business--but then when she set it in the bag the guy immediately leaned over and snatched out the only vaguely romantic flower in the bunch, blushing. A flower that only read as romantic when you over-thought it.
She simply had to take a crack. “If you’re trying to avoid things turning into First Comes the Baby we’ve got romantic bouquets too, dude.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” said the guy, face going even redder as he shoved the flower into his pocket.
Lydia shrugged. Not her problem. “That’s $56.74. D’ya have a loyalty card?”
The guy did not, but he must have either been better off than most college students or had been saving up, because he didn’t flinch at the price.
Two weeks later, the guy came back and bought two celebration bouquets and a “will you go out with me?” bouquet, plus chocolates.
“Congrats,” she said, and in a move of great Heraculan effort did not say more.
The guy still flushed and avoided eye contact when signing his name in the card reader.
The Captain’s Wife--Carl Sundt-Hansen, 1895
I swear to the heavens one more minor inconvenience and I'm walking directly into the forest and not coming out
🎁reaction to getting a gift
having a bakers' daughter as your best friend has it's perks!
If you like my art, I'm a lot more active on my twitter @/hinadraws
heres a test drawing to figure out how my new tablet (and clip studio) works!! i'm used to drawing with my finger on an ipad so having pen pressure is kinda wild
please look at my terrible sheep, starring battering ram, dolly, and sleep sheep!
you could tell i was getting more and more invested in drawing them after battering ram lmao, i should probably return to her at some point
one of the things i've done while gone is acciedentally make a whole superhero webcomic idea bc i posted a joke superhero on a small discord i'm in and it spiralled rapidly. i now have three terrible sheep children, none of whom have anything to do with the others despite all being sheep. they include:
battering ram: a sheep themed hero with a battering ram. does she have powers that aren't "owning a single-person battering ram?" no one is sure. the battering ram is called "ramifications". her real name is barbara ann aries, and her high school nickname is "batterin' barb," to literally everyone's delight when they learn that
dolly: a sheep themed hero with cloning powers. yes, she named herself after the cloned sheep. her powers came from a sketchy experiment her took part in as a college student because she was broke and they were handing out a couple hundred dollars for every weird chemical you drank. she got lucky and got good powers that didn't try to kill her, so when the news broke she just kind of shrugged and didn't report that she had them. her real name is polly shepard, and she gave herself a hero alias one letter away from her real name both for an excuse if she reacted to the wrong one and also just because she could. that will probably backfire on her somehow.
sleep sheep: a sheep themed hero with sleep/dream powers. got said powers because he knocked a dude out while half-asleep and unknowingly impressed a sheep spirit. to activate his powers/costume he must do a shazam and repeat the phrase "sleep sheep" five times. he's good at tongue twisters, so it's easier for him them it's probably meant to be. his real name is hypnos morningstar, and everyone thinks its a fake name.
other fun characters: boss, a retired supervillain who runs the black sheep bar, where all the sheep work. no one knows her name, not because she needs to hide it (never got caught) but just because everyone is too intimidated by her to admit they don't know it. the drs glacier, a ice themed couple who are totally expies of mr. freeze and his wife, except the wife is also a criminal. they're mostly in the villain business for the drama of it all. and lastly lamb, a serial killer supervillain bound to a wolf demon who is very unaware she's in a primarily comedic setting.
i might have missed the explanation about your new sheep characters so I'm gonna ask - what's up with them, why are they sheep?
lol its no problem, the joke is that all three of them are superheroes with sheep themes despite having only tangentially sheep-related powers/weapons.
from left to right in the image:
-polly (white-haired lady) is a superhero with a cloning power who named herself after the first cloned sheep dolly
-hypnos (blue-haired guy) is a superhero who was given magical powers to put people to sleep/manipulate dreams by a spirit themed around counting sheep, named sleep sheep
-barbara is a superhero with superstrength and a one-person battering ram named battering ram
and so they're all sheeple!
any (or all) of your lovely sheeple ☔️?
a. thank you for asking for my sheep!! also,
b. I CAN'T BELIEVE I DIDN'T REALIZE THEY'RE LITERALLY SHEEPLE!! THAT PUN HAS BEEN SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE FOR WEEKS!!
🎁 and/or 🎧?
could i have looked up death metal song lyrics? yes. will i? no.
(ps ill do the present reaction too dw about it)
god whyyyyy did my lit prof make the last assignment a video presentation I keep fumbling and restarting aaaaa. i know he probably wont care that much but I do in fact care that much
sorry for reblogging that oc ask meme and then fucking off for like a week--for some reason i looked at that right before finals week and thought "oh yeah ill definitely have time to draw for that!"
i, unfortunately, Did Not. but i will! sometime this weekend!
Whaddup I threw together another ask meme game! This one is
DOODLE YOUR OC
👫and their best friend
👩❤️👩and their significant other
👙at the beach
🧣ready for winter
🍁in a seasonal setting
🛌in the setting of a weird dream
☔️caught in the rain
🥂on a date
⚽️playing a sport
👨👨👧if they had a kid with another OC (doesn’t have to be canon!)
🧬as another species
👶when they were a kid
🎩in their best clothes
🎁reaction to getting a gift
💌giving (or receiving) a love letter
🗝and a secret they keep
💎and their most valued possession
📸in the worst photo that’s ever been taken of them
🦸♀️as a super hero or super villain
🏝on a deserted island (bonus: with the person they hate most)
👀sharing some hot gossip
✈️and their reaction to flying
🚎squished into an overcrowded bus/train/tram
🎲taking a chance at something they usually put off
🎧singing or listening to their favourite song
🔥furious at something
🐾and their pet (or most likely pet, if they don’t have one)
🧞♂️and the 3 things they’d wish for
🧙♂️as their own DND character (if they don’t have one, as whatever character they would most likely make first time playing DND)
and lo, i saw dread sleep ride upon her horse dark as night, and she wore a crown of poppies
some background practice i did a while ago! i'm still pretty fond of it