#blink and belly
#teeth extraction ///
#eyeball licking ///
#eye horror ///
Some concepts for two characters of mine: blink and belly!!! these aren’t their final colors.
Blink has eyes but is often not aware of its own surroundings - it finds it difficult to fully pay attention to the world around it. Belly can change the position, sharpness, and number of its teeth and it clicks them together in order to echolocate. It’s able to be more attentive and aware than blink.
i wanted to show them exploring each other, since they’d never experienced something like the other before meeting. belly had never encountered eyeballs and was very interested in them when feeling blink’s face, but you can’t really touch someone’s eyeballs with your feet…. and blink was fascinated with belly’s teeth and wanted to know how they were attached. it’s no great loss to belly to lose a tooth.
A number of people have informed me that my hiatus post is being used to promote my blog and so is being broadcast all over tumblr… so I made this thing to put a stop to that.
I’m getting a lot of messages asking where I am. I don’t want people to worry so I’m just going to make this update.
A number of bad things happened in my life in very quick succession. I was put back in contact with a person I’ve been trying to escape for years. I also believe that person is aware of this blog, which I have regarded as a relatively safe space. The thought of this person looking at my work and knowing what I’m doing and where to contact me makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable and unsafe, to the point that I do not want to post my work here or check my email. I haven’t opened my email since I learned about this and I’m very sorry to anyone who has emailed me, I know that I have been very unprofessional.
I haven’t been in the best state of mental health this year due to a number of things including my living situation and all of these events going on all at once was too overwhelming. I don’t want to whine or give away too much but I can’t really downplay how bad things have gotten, especially since just last year I was on a path toward healing and moving on and being just… a reasonably healthy person. I’ve lost an immense amount of progress.
I’m essentially on a personal hiatus until I can get myself together again in therapy. Please forgive me if you’ve contacted me and not received a reply, I am very sorry. Thank you all for your continued support of my work!
how do you feel about people trying to replicate your art style?
I get certain questions a lot that I don’t know how to answer and this is one of them. But I guess I should address it because people are really concerned about it lately!
I never ever thought that I would develop any way of drawing that was distinctive enough to be immediately recognizable and that people would want to copy, and I NEVER thought I’d have enough people following my work that I would be randomly finding art that is heavily inspired by me. It’s weird. It’s weird for me to see as an artist… it’s like someone doing an impression of you and you’re like “Am I REALLY like that??” it helps me analyze what I’m doing and maybe cut back on certain things or play up others.
And there’s that little spark of “stop copying me that’s MINE”, but it really is tiny. I dunno, I’ve been inspired by different people over the years, we all do stuff like that. And no other artist could ever really be ME just by looking at and replicating shapes and marks… their thought process and method of problem solving is totally different!
Also I have this immediate feeling of “oh god don’t copy me I’m nowhere near the level of any artist you should be examining and copying”
So… there you go. Those are my feelings.
freaking love your stuff. Great exaggeration and playing with scale. Keep it up!
Oh man, I left this in my ask box for an entire month… thank you so much, this means a lot! I love your work!