and sometimes, she draws things

also I did this portrait of my friend coral back in like…. june.
when it comes to my art she’s been one of my biggest supporters for over ten years now and I think she owns more of my stuff than anyone else. for the first couple of months that I was selling on S6 she was the only person buying things and honestly for a while I lost confidence and was going to take the shop down until she sent me a picture of her cat taking a nap on one of the throw pillows she’d bought from me.
so when she came up to visit, I gave her a charcoal sketch I’d done of her in high school when she modeled for our art class, and I gave her a print of this.
she just sent me a text letting me know that she has it framed in her living room and she smiles every time she sees it, and I realized I never posted it on here because I’m the worst.

I’ve been experimenting with a new style in the last few months, which I’d like to open up some commission slots on ArtCorgi with. however, there are two things I need first:

  • more practice with it
  • a better variety of examples to give potential buyers an idea of what they’ll get

so here’s where you guys come in!

I’m doing a giveaway. first winner gets a couple’s portrait, second winner gets a single one. I will draw you as any character you like, but it’s only going to be a bust portrait, so keep that in mind when you pick your costume!

the terms:

  1. you must be following me at the end of the giveaway (new followers welcome, but I hope you stay once it’s over!)
  2. you must be 18 or older (only because the finished piece will be used to advertise my services, I’m hoping to do a separate giveaway when I hit 500 followers which will be all ages and just for fun)
  3. I need the consent of EVERYONE in the picture for whoever wins. I’m only willing to accept parental consent for minors in the pictures if you’re a parent and the picture is you with your child.
  4. you have to be ok with giving me your email address so that I can send you a release form and you can send me reference photos

likes and reblogs count, no sideblogs. maximum of two entries per person (one like, one reblog). if you choose to reblog more than once to make sure your friends know about the giveaway that’s fine, but please don’t spam, it won’t get you extra entries and you may break the notes!

giveaway ends November 1st at 12pm EST

sofuckingkatty:

vanquishedvaliant:

morivan:

robothyenawasteland:

jchastain:

othartryggvassen:

lora-does-things:

I got distracted doing my Western Metroid concept art project for school when I was trying to find out Samus’ height. Turns out in some official art for Super Metroid (1994) she’s described as such:

The Power Suit hides a strong, muscular woman. Samus is nearly six feet, three inches tall and weighs nearly 200 pounds.

Then it lists the exact numbers as 6’3” and 198lbs. That’s what’s “hidden” by the suit, not with the suit, as some people on the internet seem to be suggesting. If you look at the illustration, the suit doesn’t add much to her height anyway.

So anyway the point of all this is that Samus is now 5’3” and that sucks. I can’t find where this stat came from but it’s being quoted by several fans online, and if you obsessively compare screenshots from SSBB like I did, you’ll find that it’s accurate to the inch when she’s standing next to the 6’ tall Snake. So that blows. I think the 6’3” Samus seems way more likely to be an ex-soldier turned bounty hunter who pilots a power suit and doesn’t take shit from anyone. Also she’s a babe.

Disclaimer: I haven’t played a game in the Metroid series since the SNES, all knowledge from the internet, take this with a grain of salt.

This is a thing that’s legit been bugging me for a long ass time

This height and weight is still canon, so why in Other M is everyone at LEAST two heads taller?

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110906100255/metroid/images/7/7a/Samus_PD.jpg

BUILT TO DESTROY

If I’m interpreting my Metroid history/mythology correctly… (and the fact that I’ve played most of them)

Samus was orphaned at a young age and taken in by a highly advanced race of bird-warriors called the Chozo, and fostered on a *LOW-GRAVITY* planet. She was given medicine and nutritional care far in excess of anything the Galactic Federation could offer on any human world or colony. IN ADDITION—these twelve-foot tall, monstrous genome warriors INFUSED HER WITH CHOZO DNA, having absolutely no ethical or moral compulsion against gene therapy (we’re talking about a species so advanced they got BORED of techo-futuristic dwellings and started living in STONE TEMPLES FOR KICKS.)

Young Samus, having no context by which she may protest was totally OK with this and, presumably, underwent weapons training, survival training, and continued gene manipulation INTO HER 20s. I reiterate: the Chozo started treatment on her before puberty, meaning the numbers she reached upon adulthood were probably THE LOW END of what the Chozo assumed they could SAFELY do to ANY HUMAN’S bone density / musculature (on a low-gravity planet) before the results became dangerous outliers in their advanced projections. 

FUTHERMORE (And here we get into Metroid Prime’s mythos), the Chozo were a fatalistic, even nihilistic species who predicted their own downfall through mysticism and scientific analysis. Their records refer to Samus as “The Newborn,” and “The Hatchling,” and as the one predestined NOT to save them, but to bring “wrath,” down upon their enemies. 

The Chozo turned Samus into a gigantic murder machine, gave her a power suit composed of some of the most advanced technology in the known galaxy, and pushed her out the door to work as a bounty hunter for the Galactic Federation under the pretenses of capital gain but really TO TAKE VIOLENT REVENGE ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR FOES. They made her into a Space Marine in a setting bereft of anything resembling a Space Marine.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why 6’5” is honestly lowballing it on her height (I’d put it at 7’5”, with avian features and crazy pinfeathers everywhere), why Samus is amazing, why devs need to Google human biology better, and why Metroid: Other M is NOT CANON.

And this, game devs, is why you need to sit everyone down on your team and make them watch some youtube videos of the Women’s events in the Olympics, and then put these in everyone’s bookmarks. Your future demographic gains thank you (WITH $$$$$).

Got damn.

I don’t believe in tiny Samus. give me the murder machine and I’ll play metroid again.

I got a little excited about pinfeathered murder machine samus but oh my god I want it so bad

Hesitant Alien is finally out today! anyone else excited?
get the art here: [x]
get the album here: [x]
siha pls

experimenting with a more cartoonish style i used to draw in all the time but I’m getting super rusty from doing nothing but realistic portraits 90% of the time
distressed thane seemed like a good idea but then I realized halfway through that I should have probably used reference oops
cute little hispanic girl with vitiligo conquering her self-consciousness by being ‘space’ for halloween hells yeah
this is actually one of my Monster Girl Project OCs but she’s changed a TON since last time I posted any art of her so I don’t expect anyone to recognize her
childrenofasgard:

There is shit wrong with this that I can’t pinpoint. Suggestions and / or redlines appreciated.

There’s a slight difference in perspective between his face and neck, I think (I see it most clearly near the ear). I would offer to redline for clarification but my laptop is being a butt :(

Wow, though. Your skill never ceases to blow my mind! You paint structure and volume like no one I know

childrenofasgard:

There is shit wrong with this that I can’t pinpoint. Suggestions and / or redlines appreciated.

There’s a slight difference in perspective between his face and neck, I think (I see it most clearly near the ear). I would offer to redline for clarification but my laptop is being a butt :( Wow, though. Your skill never ceases to blow my mind! You paint structure and volume like no one I know

proteesiukkonen:

I Am a Bride

A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.

(via releasethebatsss)

zoestanleyarts:

You can suggest costumes for me or my characters.

zoestanleyarts:

You can suggest costumes for me or my characters.

(Source: crayonkat, via xxdeathnotronic)