Operating System: Windows 10
Shell of choice: Cowries are pretty cool.
Favourite cartoon character: Princess Bubblegum
Personal Quote: "Do something about it!"
Who would like a zero-effort garbage comic I threw together in twenty minutes? Yeah, too bad. So I just got Lemon Demon’s excellent new album,Spirit Phone, and this was basically my reaction to it. Lemon Demon’s music has never been better, and oh man, some of these songs are really sad when you listen to them more closely. Special mention goes to “Cabinet Man” and “I Earn My Life.”
I really like music like this. This is also one of the main reasons I love TMBG so much: catchy, upbeat tunes and really dark lyrics.
Here’s my inkling Kyle, being an adorable flirty baby.
Backstory time! I first got into Splatoon sometime around last August, back when I was still in college. I had no money for a Wii U, so I sated my squid fever by binging fanart. I found one piece on dA of a “flirty inkling boy (and gay),” wielding a heavy splatling gun and being adorable, very much like this piece. That picture was actually my main inspiration for Kyle’s character.
I loved that picture. About that time I had to go to a career fair, which involved wearing Italian leather foot-hobbles, sweating in a suit in 90 degree weather, and being constantly judged and found wanting. I had that picture on my phone, and it was so adorable it gave me the strength to go on, in spite of my pain and exhaustion.
I was looking through my dA faves yesterday, only to find that it was no longer there. The deviation had been removed, for whatever reason. I was sad, but not for long! I am a man of action! I set out to recreate that picture, but with Kyle this time.
Mystery artist, whose name I forget, if you ever see this, know that you helped me in a time of great need. Wherever or whoever you are, please accept this humble tribute as a sign of my thanks.
Two of my inklings: Victoria, instructing Warren in the proper splat charger technique.
See, Warren and Victoria are first cousins, and very close. They’re practically brother and sister. Even so, Victoria is a cute girl, and Warren is a little creeped out at her disregard for his personal space.
Victoria, meanwhile, is not yet attracted to boys, unable to look past their usual immaturity. However, she is kind of enjoying Warren’s discomfort. It makes him easier to manage.
I just wanted to show a scene between these two. I think they’re “sibling” affection tinged with low-key hatred is cute. Also, I think I just like putting Warren into uncomfortable situations.
I abbreviated their design somewhat, given how short life is. I’m still using the new inking technique, and I think I’m getting a little better at it. Hopefully my speed and accuracy will increase with time.