Had a quick portrait sitting with Empires at JBTV, great band! 

Vali and Alex, morning after surprise cuddle sleepover.  Rp scene that didn’t quite play out this way in the end, but is still super cute~

Various pieces from my longrunning rp.  Only have a couple of these anywhere online so I wanted to get some out since I feel like all I’ve really drawn lately is from these guys and there is certainly more to come.  

Purple aura dude is the same as purple hair dude if you couldn’t guess.

Came to me in a vision, a tragic dark beauty with lightening from her eyes.  

Not sure who she is, what’s happened to her, or what’s she’s going to do about it, but I’m a little frightened.


5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.


Master has given Dobby a sock!


[tour guide voice] if you look to your left, you’ll see the fandoms of tumblr cowering in fear in the distance. if you look to your right, you’ll see a massive horde of homestucks speeding straight at us everybody fucking run


Custom lip color for the-jing!! This one is *very* different from what I usually do.

Instead of a highly-pigmented gloss for Brittany, I chose to do a sheer tinted lip balm. I made this specifically for warm, mid-tone to deep skin colors, so it looks a tad *weird* on my very pale and sorta sallow skin. (It’s a somewhat rosy brown, I would call this shade… “chestnut” or “neutral russet”, maybe? Hm.)

Also, I experimented with this by adding stevia and vanilla extract, because Brit loves vanilla-flavored things. :)

The only downside I can tell is that it is a waxier texture than usual, as I did not add castor oil or versagel to make it shiny — I just mixed the pigment, the lipstick base, the lip balm base, the coconut oil with the stevia, and the vanilla extract. However, this does make it feather out a great deal less than my other experiments.

Still, I think this is a pretty great makeup choice for folks who don’t wear makeup that often, or want a more subdued/low-maintenance look!

I cannot wait to try it~

— Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden