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Notebook sheet by HumbleMarty Notebook sheet :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Ralsei from Delta Rune by HumbleMarty Ralsei from Delta Rune :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 1 0 Inktober honorable mentions furry book dragon by HumbleMarty Inktober honorable mentions furry book dragon :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 2 0 Dragon vs. by HumbleMarty Dragon vs. :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober 2018 Days 24-29. chopped, prickly, stretc by HumbleMarty Inktober 2018 Days 24-29. chopped, prickly, stretc :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober 2018: Days 22  23 Rich  Muddy by HumbleMarty Inktober 2018: Days 22 23 Rich Muddy :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 2 0 Inktober 2018. Day 21: Drain by HumbleMarty Inktober 2018. Day 21: Drain :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober Day 8: Precious the Dinosaur edition by HumbleMarty Inktober Day 8: Precious the Dinosaur edition :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 1 0 Inktober Day 7: Exhaustion by HumbleMarty Inktober Day 7: Exhaustion :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober 2018 day 6 drool. by HumbleMarty Inktober 2018 day 6 drool. :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober Day 5: Chicken spell by HumbleMarty Inktober Day 5: Chicken spell :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 1 0 inktober day 4 by HumbleMarty inktober day 4 :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0 Inktober days 1-3 by HumbleMarty Inktober days 1-3 :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 1 0 If you Give a Yinglet Caffeine by HumbleMarty If you Give a Yinglet Caffeine :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 8 2 Juan Pool Fanart by HumbleMarty Juan Pool Fanart :iconhumblemarty:HumbleMarty 0 0


Sketching Phases2: Princess Enne (from below) by Nsio Sketching Phases2: Princess Enne (from below) :iconnsio:Nsio 1,649 33 What a show off by TheFunnySpider What a show off :iconthefunnyspider:TheFunnySpider 25 12 Hookfang by Senyadra Hookfang :iconsenyadra:Senyadra 65 2 Fiction Writer's Cheat Sheet by RipleyNox Fiction Writer's Cheat Sheet :iconripleynox:RipleyNox 188 40 Writing Tips Poster by Falcolf Writing Tips Poster :iconfalcolf:Falcolf 371 101 Announcing LEARNUARY an ENTIRE MONTH of TUTORIALS! by STUDIOBLINKTWICE Announcing LEARNUARY an ENTIRE MONTH of TUTORIALS! :iconstudioblinktwice:STUDIOBLINKTWICE 43 10 Liar by Liktar Liar :iconliktar:Liktar 236 29
L'Enfant Terrible: Ugly Babies of the Dark Ages
Art History Week
Have you ever wondered why every baby is creepy-looking in Medieval art?
That's one creepy baby you've got there, lady...
It's not just one artist in one place painting children as if they are going into their fourth decade of life fighting tooth and nail either. It's a pandemic of ugly-looking babies held by morose-looking mothers. Her face is almost always inexplicably sad. It is almost as if she's secretly asking herself "Where have I gone wrong?" in every single painting. Was it simply a case of people being bad at painting everywhere? Or was there a secret plague that deformed every single baby across the continent during those dark, dark ages? 
The Utility of Symbolism
It's hard to take our eyes away from the bizarre babies, but if one take a closer look at these paintings, one thing jumps out to the fore. These are all religious paintings. That's no ordinary creepy-looking baby and the woman holding him isn't just a sad-looking
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[OPEN] $115+ Draw ImYours' OC Contest and Raffle
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Thank you all for being my watchers!
There are 200+ watchers so I and NatalieAO are hosting this Contest and Raffle now!
We had choosen our two original story - Abnormal War (反常戰亂) and Redmony (紅諧) for participant to draw. Please keep reading!
You can find all entries in 2018 - ImYours' Contest

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Scribbly wing pose tutorial by camelpardia Scribbly wing pose tutorial :iconcamelpardia:camelpardia 153 22 + EYE COLORING TUTORIAL + by oncha + EYE COLORING TUTORIAL + :icononcha:oncha 1,305 38
Very, Very Basic Character Sheet
Full Name:
Character Background:
:iconslytherinsheiress:SlytherinsHeiress 190 37
Theropod Tutorial by Droemar Theropod Tutorial :icondroemar:Droemar 3,186 127 One Positive Answer by o-kemono One Positive Answer :icono-kemono:o-kemono 2,868 231 The fool you need by doeprince The fool you need :icondoeprince:doeprince 180 12
Let's talk about wallpapers
What is a wallpaper?

A wallpaper is a decorative paper for the walls of a room

or the background image or set of images displayed on a computer screen or TV.

What does wikipedia say about wallpapers?

A wallpaper or background  (also known as a desktop wallpaper, desktop background,

 desktop picture or desktop image on computers)

is a digital image -photo, drawing etc. - used as a decorative background of a graphical user interface on the screen of a computer, 

mobile communications device or other electronic device.

On a computer it is usually for the desktop, while on a mobile phone it is usual
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Notebook sheet
I haven't found this tutorial in years but I still use it for short stories. This is my reiteration. I made these worksheets on notebook paper. Folded in quarters. The complicated stuff in back. Simple stuff in front. Grant it these sheets are just a way of organizing everything. I want to make sure to pass this knowledge on and perpetuate it.
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Inktober honorable mentions furry book dragon
I heard the term as a twitter handle and my first thought was a big noodle that makes curling up with a good book literal.
Dragon vs.
I haven't drawn Townson in a while. His oarfish tail and magic leaking out of his horn make for great scenery. Though one of Townson's downsides to being a Familiar for Hire is his summoner's enemies become his enemies by association even if there are no hard feelings. Townson would probably try reasoning but it's his bulk that makes him a formidable guard. Brutas here is a bounty hunter and Townson is a familiar honour bound to serve his customer even if it was just meant to be stalling.

Familiar Townson is copyrighted to me. You can find his bio down here. I hope to use him in future compositions.…

Next picture of him I'll get to see how it looks on a Credenza.

Brutas the Badass is copyright Donal T. Delay. I really liked the gritty design. Especially how envelope pushing it is on the macho muscles. You can find Donal T. Delay's comic here. It's a fight fest for anyone into heavy action. I like the book for it's over the topness and energetic art.…
Has anyone ever been scared about something you put blood sweat and tears into getting stolen out from under them? My mind wanders when I'm walking from place to place and this thought looped on repeat where my brain kept getting scared things would get worse and worse. I've had things stolen from me. Lots of things. The paranoia never really goes away. It snatches you up in their clutches and makes it hard to feel . . . safe. If distance makes the heart grow fonder than I am so in love with the distance between the thief and I to the level of a security blankie to hide under.

Stealing is easy, too easy really. I met a shoplifter who had her shopping basket bulging with clothes and she was grabbing a backpack to put all the stuff she didn't want to pay for. Her mother was even in the getaway vehicle outside the store. One small problem, I volunteer at the thrift store and the front desk is in full view of the whole shop. My colleague told me to watch out for this girl. By then, she was stuffing toys down you don't want to know where. She was acting really weird, even for a regular. The backpack she was going to haul her stolen goodies was of course on sale and she was going to have to take it to the cashier to buy and haul off her booty. 

My colleague told me to keep an eye on her because she was acting suspicious. I didn't know what she looked like. Shoplifters can be ordinary people, so can customers. I didn't want to go up to random strangers asking if they'd seen this girl. I didn't want to accidentally ask her if she'd seen this "suspicious person." I went straight to my boss to ask where this young lady was.

Problem #2: I didn't know what she looked like and could only describe her by her actions right in front of the dressing room and the employees only door.

"Have you seen this woman who's been stuffing her basket like a thanksgiving day turkey and I don't know what to do with her," I blurted out, politely I might add but I can't always gauge how I come off to others, "Her basket's overflowing with goods, and clothes, to the point I think she'll break her back if she heaves any more crud."

Now mind you, our store is small with an open floor gift shop of Fair Trade imports leading to four rows of thrift store goods in isles twice as wide as a supermodel. This slip of a girl was a walking roadblock with her back breaking burden hanging off one arm. Money from our store gets donated to charity. Money not given to charity goes back to the store. People of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and what have yous love coming to our store with color coded discounts and the wide variety of stuff donated by charitable people. Robbing from this place is literally stealing from the church since it is run by the Mennonites, and staffed by loving members of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Not to mention until 2016 I was the youngest member of this program and still look like a college student in a nerdy shirt and sweatpants. The only place we hadn't checked yet was the dressing room.

In the end, our thief revealed herself in hen pecked huff. In my stupidity I thought, no wonder she needs so many clothes. Her bum and bust line was threatening to snap that spray painted on outfit of hers like a rubber band. If her girdle, squeezed in by spaghetti straps, hadn't been tucked in then her body was threatening to muffin top in a vain effort to breathe.

"You're rude," sassed the thief in a nasally Oh-no-you-didn't voice. She slammed the shopping basket on the cashier desk. You might as well drop the mic but it lost its impact because everyone already saw her and didn't give a flying fig. Even my boss was standing there watching her turn up her nose.

That's when I realized I talked about her behind her back, in front of everyone, by the dressing room, and I thought I was trying to be discreet. Ah-ha! So that's where she went! Then Ew! That's where she went! The back room, dressing room, and the swinging doors are attached to the same thin wall and my voice carries when I'm passionate about something even small things like being helpful. She left a mess.

"I'm never shopping here again!" she griped and stalked home to her mother who probably liked shopping there.  

The only thing squeaking in protest were her pants.

In the end, her "shopping" included one or two stolen pencil toys. Her jiggly endowments were the only things baggy enough to stuff them in and the kid she handed them to asked her why they were all salty and wet. Probably threw them away because they went down a crack. None of the sets were pulled apart. Her backpack was stuffed with expensive shopping goods. However her haul was small and she just worked 13x harder to be lazy instead of paying for the whole stinking pile. I felt much better knowing she was a jerk instead of nice which made it easier not to care.

Stealing is easy nowadays, from copy and paste to downloading another person's hard work and changing the author's title. Anyone can steal but the more effort you put into putting off working on your own skills the bigger the burden weighing down our hard work basket. It's hard to think that working hard actually takes less work but it's true. I mean bases take forever for me to use but I can make thumbs look like actual thumbs and not bloated chicken drumsticks with benefits. I can draw nudes better so that the clothes look right. I can actually draw stuff from memory. Okay real credit goes to the numerous How to Draw Manga Books, six years of college, and four years pouring over art books in the public library and I can't say I was never lazy but the hard work pays off and losing all that hard work is like losing the legs you worked on for years.

I know people didn't come here for a story but I want to make my content worth my viewers time and I can't do that if I don't take credit for my work. Same with a lot of people who worry about art theft, copyright theft or other stuff. Most of the accounts get shut down so here's some tips and pointers from people wiser than me.

 I have to keep mind finding my evidence, documenting what I can, and try not to spend all day stewing over it. It puts one in quite a funk and who knows one of my pieces probably has had a name change, a personality complex, and got put on a sock in a department store, run by the Oh-no-you-didn't people . . . And I've had physical art stolen, entire sketchbooks, jump drives, cameras, and destroyed paintings. I've gotten better at my drawing and I can always make more but the biggest fear I have is turning into something worse than the art thief and that nightmare has had my mind in an unproductive feedback loop enough I'd asked Dad for art advice. The closest thing my Dad has ever used for a paintbrush had been a mop and when we collabed I used to hammer his fingers by accident doing leathercraft when I was 6.

"If all else fails," Dad shrugged, "Take it up with God. When you've hit rock bottom the least you can do is float back uptop."

He got that advice from Dave Ramsey's YouTube.

"What?" Dad quips, "Accountants can be creative too."

  • I found the clip, from a cartoon, but it really shows how the Sugar and Honey approach beats salt and vinegar approach seven times out of ten. Credit goes to Miraculous Ladybug. Spoiler alert, they'll get to be superhero teammates in the next season of the show. Some people are wondering "What the Fudgies! why?!" Others are squeeing, especially chloe fans. I'm thinking the writing is going to be interesting. Especially since Chloe is both a ladybug fangirl and hates Miranette. It's like a chocolatier having a love/hate relationship with strawberry mouse.

Thank you for reading this long winded journal. I wanted to turn my deep funk into something creative and if it's going to be here for the whole world to look at, it ought to be useful. If any of this has just hit a copyright snag, stick it in the comments below or pm me. If anyone's work gets stolen maybe a link back to the original might help? Infringement is set in stinky cheese foundation at this point. Hopefully this was informative and entertaining.


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Martha Pearson
Artist | Varied
United States
I'm the just your average middle class artist. Check out my gallery. Comment, critique, and drop a line. That always makes me smile. :D

Current Residence: United States
Favourite style of art: Manga, Comic Book, I love cartoons
Wallpaper of choice: One of my own design.
Skin of choice: One of those see through ones that I can use to show off my drawings. :D
Favourite cartoon character: Wolverine just because he's awesome! :D
Personal Quote: "I'm alive at least."



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Mythiril Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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Thank you kindly for the watch. I hope you'll keep enjoying my work as long as I keep on terrorizing dA :giggle:
btw, you're an awesome person. Have a great day :heart:
akitku Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for checking out my work! :hug:
HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017   General Artist
Your welcome. :D
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Thank you! for +fav
HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017   General Artist
You're welcome. :D
Goregoat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for keeping an eye on my work, Martha! ♡
HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017   General Artist
Your welcome. <3 :)
camelpardia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav, hope it helps :3
HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017   General Artist
It helps out quite a bit. I have one bobcat condor mashup that took some serious referencing to get the features simplified and figuring out the proportions is trial and error.
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