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Local Ace Doesn't Know What to do With Their Limbs by MarzKartoons Local Ace Doesn't Know What to do With Their Limbs :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 11 0 Road Trip AU - Fourth Opinion by MarzKartoons Road Trip AU - Fourth Opinion :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 14 1 Comm - Sketch by MarzKartoons Comm - Sketch :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 16 2 Coming Out Day 2018 by MarzKartoons Coming Out Day 2018 :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 45 16 Alone Under the Sky by MarzKartoons Alone Under the Sky :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 32 5 Culprit (Redraw) by MarzKartoons Culprit (Redraw) :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 11 2 Road Trip AU 3 - How did I get here by MarzKartoons Road Trip AU 3 - How did I get here :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 17 6 Action Kocio by MarzKartoons Action Kocio :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 21 2 LurkerMatt - Commission by MarzKartoons LurkerMatt - Commission :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 15 2 Road Trip AU - It's the little things by MarzKartoons Road Trip AU - It's the little things :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 17 2 Road Trip AU - Reminiscing by MarzKartoons Road Trip AU - Reminiscing :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 19 6 Furry Squad by MarzKartoons Furry Squad :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 28 2 BABSCon Comic by MarzKartoons BABSCon Comic :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 23 6 LANGUAGE by MarzKartoons LANGUAGE :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 21 4 *squints* by MarzKartoons *squints* :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 7 0 A helpful diagram by MarzKartoons A helpful diagram :iconmarzkartoons:MarzKartoons 7 2


'Bee Minked' Logo Design by AlexGilBle 'Bee Minked' Logo Design :iconalexgilble:AlexGilBle 3 0 Trans Rights are Human Rights by AsterianMonarch Trans Rights are Human Rights :iconasterianmonarch:AsterianMonarch 279 54 halloween icon! by vintagecoyote halloween icon! :iconvintagecoyote:vintagecoyote 99 0 blackbird by loish blackbird :iconloish:loish 3,154 50 i stan a king by spacechickennerd i stan a king :iconspacechickennerd:spacechickennerd 32 5 Reentry by turnipBerry Reentry :iconturnipberry:turnipBerry 371 22 My little wings of fire. Eddited by turnipBerry My little wings of fire. Eddited :iconturnipberry:turnipBerry 233 13 A pair of rly small and cute bros by neonUFO A pair of rly small and cute bros :iconneonufo:neonUFO 197 25 17 May by MangoMleczko 17 May :iconmangomleczko:MangoMleczko 79 26 is wendy working today by spacechickennerd is wendy working today :iconspacechickennerd:spacechickennerd 42 4 Commission: Autumn Stroll by Earthsong9405 Commission: Autumn Stroll :iconearthsong9405:Earthsong9405 508 10 Inktober: Dryad by rossdraws Inktober: Dryad :iconrossdraws:rossdraws 6,137 99 Void by Iguanodragon Void :iconiguanodragon:Iguanodragon 11 2 Autumn Blaze by Celebi-Yoshi Autumn Blaze :iconcelebi-yoshi:Celebi-Yoshi 604 15 Species Shift by neonUFO Species Shift :iconneonufo:neonUFO 170 58 Sandslash #028 by Kuitsuku Sandslash #028 :iconkuitsuku:Kuitsuku 509 11

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{AF} #26 MarzKartoons by Biazie {AF} #26 MarzKartoons :iconbiazie:Biazie 7 2 Arevi! (af 2018) by Jade-Everstone Arevi! (af 2018) :iconjade-everstone:Jade-Everstone 16 1 (AF 2018) For MarzKartoons by Caramella-Wolf (AF 2018) For MarzKartoons :iconcaramella-wolf:Caramella-Wolf 2 0 Deibo! by SketchThePony13 Deibo! :iconsketchthepony13:SketchThePony13 3 1 Happy Birthday Mar!! by Biazie Happy Birthday Mar!! :iconbiazie:Biazie 5 5
Support These Artists!
I've recently made friends with two artists who work on the design team with me at BABSCon. They need more watchers because I LOVE their work.

:iconMarzKartoons: is a very talented artist who's a master of value work. Please check her out, she's awesome. She designed the cover for the con book this year for BABS, I'm sure it will be posted soon!

:iconSketchThePony13: is my adorable adopted filly and I shall protect her. She's a very hard working artist who continues to impress me. I absolutely love the designs and color palettes for her OCs.
:iconlostinthetrees:LostInTheTrees 1 5
Murri Chrysler by Biazie Murri Chrysler :iconbiazie:Biazie 3 5 Day 365 by sneakywolf117 Day 365 :iconsneakywolf117:sneakywolf117 16 25 {AF} #30 MarzKartoons by Biazie {AF} #30 MarzKartoons :iconbiazie:Biazie 5 2 Artfight Batch 2/10: Kia by Zoupp Artfight Batch 2/10: Kia :iconzoupp:Zoupp 2 1 ArtFight!: Kia and the Harp by AssortedArtworks ArtFight!: Kia and the Harp :iconassortedartworks:AssortedArtworks 3 1 ArtFight!: Droning On and On by AssortedArtworks ArtFight!: Droning On and On :iconassortedartworks:AssortedArtworks 3 0
Heya!! --- Favor?
Hey guys! I know I haven't been active lately, it's mostly because of issues with my phone and the fact that I don't have as much access to a computer as I used to, plus I'm quite tired. Notice how energetic my usual posts are and then... this one. Heh.
To make up for this... I've got four people that you should really watch!
I don't do this much. I probably will only ever do this a couple times. Please just tolerate it for the time being. 
First of all!
:iconFiawin: She's got the cutest art style and she's a very kind person. Go ahead and check out her stuff! She also has a super cute adopt up that no one's taken yet. Take a look!
*inhales deeply*
I'm not actually sure if I should tell you guys all this lol, you might want to steal them from me... but here goes.
I swear I have never met a sweeter, shyer (is that a word?), more creative and surprising person in my life. Their work is bright, colourful and never c
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MarzKartoons Present #2 by PastelPunkPancake MarzKartoons Present #2 :iconpastelpunkpancake:PastelPunkPancake 1 1

To all you webcomic fans out there: do you prefer Tapas or Webtoon? Or maybe something else entirely? Asking for reasons 

11 deviants said Webtoon
3 deviants said Tapas
1 deviant said Other (comment!)





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Animated Rainbow Heart Divider by Gasara
Marlena (Marz) | they/them | aro-ace | not a alien
Icon by spacechickennerd!

Hi, I'm Marlena! I'm a primarily self taught artist, and I draw fanart and original characters in a variety of traditional and digital media. I usually use both a Wacom Intuos tablet with the program Autodesk Sketchbook and an iPad Pro with Procreate. I try to post a new drawing every week with occasional little doodles in between, so I hope you'll stick around!




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Art Positivity

Sun Sep 9, 2018, 12:13 PM

Hey wanna hear an Art Thing that I am Passionate About??

No matter how inexperienced you are as an artist, even if you can barely draw a stick figure, you aren't a bad artist. The only thing that can ever make you a -bad- artist is a shitty attitude towards other artists.

The other day I overheard a college age art student telling his classmate about how "hands are so hard to draw, I knew this girl in high school who could draw perfect hands, I hated her so much," and while that may seem like an innocuous comment to some, it made my blood boil.

It reminded me of my sophomore year of high school, when I was surrounded by a group of kids who were jealous of my art and would take every opportunity they could to tear me down and make it as unenjoyable for me as possible. They'd nitpick every detail, accentuate every flaw, call my fanart "cringy," say "Stop," "I hate you," and "Oh come on!" whenever they'd see my art, and more. I can't look at any of the drawings I did during that period because instead of remembering how much fun I had while drawing them, I'm just reminded of everything they said and how much it hurt me. 

I'm generally willing to help out artists who are struggling with something, but once I find out you let your jealousy dictate how you treat other artists? You've lost any amount of respect I might've ever had for you.

But let me be clear, you aren't a terrible person if you get jealous of other artists! Jealousy, like any other emotion, is totally natural. I'll admit that I get feelings of inadequacy when I see artists my age who are just as if not more experienced than me, and it's something I'm trying to work on. It's how you deal with those feelings that defines you.

Emotions are powerful things, and they need to be channeled in the right direction. You can turn your feelings into motivation to improve your own craft- look at more experienced artists as a source of inspiration instead of a source of discouragement. Think about what you like about their art and how you can incorporate that to improve your own. Remember that you are always improving, and someday you'll be able to do the things you wish you could do.

 No skill and no person is an unreachable peak of perfection. 

Art positivity is something that's very important to me, and I don't tolerate any sort of toxicity in the people I associate with.

Making fun of artists less experienced than you.

Being spiteful towards artists more experienced than you.

Even consistently talking down on your own art creates an environment of negativity that helps no one.

So if you catch yourself exhibiting any of those traits, even if it's something as simple as muttering "I hate them" when you see a cool illustration, you should take a moment to rethink your mentality surrounding art.

Just as there will always be artists less experienced than you, there will always be artists who are more experienced than you, and there will always be things you can improve on. All we can do is strive to improve, and that applies to everyone, even the artists you idealize. The sooner you can come to terms with that and realize that we're all just growing together, the sooner your art will flourish.

As my friend Liz put it, "You're never gonna be the best of the best, but if you're improving and helping other people out, does that even matter?"

In this house we love and support our fellow artists. You can learn so much from your peers if you just open yourself up to them. 

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Ko-Fi Launch

Sun May 27, 2018, 11:48 AM

Ko-Fi Promo by MarzKartoons

Ever wanted to support me n my aliens??

This is something I've been wanting to do for a while! I was thinking about making a Patreon page, but I'm starting college for the first time this fall, and since I don't know what my schedule will be like then I didn't want to start something that would be too high maintenance, so I went and made a Ko-Fi!. ^_^

Tips are really appreciated but even just sharing this around would help a lot! Heart 

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I made a new Twitter account exclusively for posting my artwork so it isn't cluttered by retweets and unrelated shenanigans like my main profile! AphelionMars by MarzKartoons
Today is my first day of college ghjklkjh wish me luck! ;w;
I finally got sorted onto Team Coffee! This is my second year of Art Fight and I have a bunch of new characters posted (more than just those you see below) so feel free to come attack me!!

Art Fight Profile by MarzKartoonsArt Fight Characters by MarzKartoons
I finally reformatted my old tutorial on coloring a drawing with my quick shading style to fit Instagram, feel free to check it out!…
Quick Shading Tutorial by MarzKartoons


MarzKartoons has started a donation pool!
3 / 4,000
It'd be cool to get a core membership with points, so please donate if you're feeling generous!

Also, donators will get a llama! (If I haven't given you one before)

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catname Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Meow! ^w^~

  Thank You very much for return of the Llama! C: 
(I host a small Collaboration Project if You would be interested Meow :3 )
PeterKmiecik Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy Your recent deviation :squee: I'm watching You, hope You do more :w00t:
Please watch my profile if You like my art :dalove: :heart:
..and here's LLama badge for art motivation! :wave: 
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it! :D (Big Grin) 
Aquiloru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Student Artist
Thank you for the fav! I hope you would like to check out my gallery and give a watch if you're interested in my future submissions! I'd really appreciate it!
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
InoPony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Llama! by InoPony  
Thanks for the llama! 
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! Twilight (Squee) Plz 
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
You're welcome! (◠‿◠✿)
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday MarzKartoons!!! Celestia can have cake happy DA B-day :3 Patrick (Cake) [V1] KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Blower fella (Party) Fun cake fella's Gobbler (Party) Cake for Shifteh fella Gift (Party) Birthday cake  icon by Ehsartem Let them jump out of cake  Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 iconMinecraft cake (Pixel art) Cake Icon 4, Frosting Piece Of Chocolate Cake 50x50 icon cake 3d Cake Icon Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon Beach Cake with candles 50x50 icon Piece Of Rainbow Layers Cake 50x50 icon Big Turd Cream Fruit Cake 50x50 icon Kawaii pink cake Blueberry Cake type 10 with candles 50x50 icon Candycorn Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Cake for artist 50px  Ugly Triple-decker Cake with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies 2dk Cake with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow cake 3 50px Rainbow cake 2 50pxOrange White Cake with candles 50x50 icon White Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 1 with candles 50x50 icon Bad Piggies Double-decker Cake Type 2 50x50 icon  Strawberry Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon Double Colours Cake with candles 50x50 icon Deep Autumn Cake with candles 50x50 icon  Gift Box Cake with candles 50x50 icon A Piece of Ube Cake 50x50 icon Dark Chocolate Cake Type 4 with candles 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Wedding Cake 50x50 icon Spring Cake Type 1 2DK 50x50 icon Rainbow Pancakes 50x50 icon Cake Free Style Cake 50x50 icon Butt Cake 50x50 icon Cake For Artists with candle 50x50 icon Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 2 50x50 icon Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 5 50x50 icon Blueberry Cake type 10 with candles 50x50 icon Mango Cake Type 1 2DK with candles 50x50 icon Cherry Cake with candles 50x50 icon Orange Cake Type 2 2Dk with candles 50x50 icon Double Colours Cake with candles 50x50 icon Blueberry Cake type 7 with candles 50x50 icon Lemon Cake Type 2 50x50 icon Ube Cake with candles 50x50 icon Geometry Chocolate Cake Type 3 50x50 icon Jerusalem Cross Cake with candles 50x50 icon Chocolate Cream Swiss Roll 50x50 iconMint Cake Type 3 50x50 icon Taichi Cake 50x50 icon Pandan Cake (2 Layers) with candles 50x50 icon  piece of cake M and Ms 50px Happy Birthday cake 11 50px Happy Birthday cake 7 50px Happy Birthday cake 4 50px Cake Icon 5, Banana and Chocolate Purple Crystal Cake? Pizza Cake with candles 50x50 icon Matcha Cake Type 14 2DK with candles 50x50 iconSundae Ice cream
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you! Those cake emotes made me smile XD 
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! ^u^
RainbowGlambert Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Happy birthday
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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