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    again,  still FARRR from finished, ok? but yeah, it’s sort of kind of a diptych thing…? im trying to use inverse colours for different pieces, but it’s get tricky when you put type into the mix and have to start making considerations for legibility too. also, i haven’t yet come up with a way of softerning the divide between fore and background with these, all i know is that something’s gotta give… just not tonight though.

    p.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
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    im starting to find the kind of women that i typically draw to be a bit problematic. like, they’re more often than not, always the same size.

    it’s not only  a very restrictive take on womens bodies, but also just plain lazy too y’know? like, if i can draw these kind of girls out of my head, then why not any other type?

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
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    you know i keep telling people that these illustrations take a while, but they don’t seem to believe me. but i swear, each one brings along with it it’s own set of colour matching problems, and “how many tones should i put in?”, “how do i incorporate an element of that cool painting i saw on tumblr?” and.. its a really indulgent, drawn out process. like, this STILL isnt the finished thing. nope. only about a fifth of the way done. only a fifth.

    you know i keep telling people that these illustrations take a while, but they don’t seem to believe me. but i swear, each one brings along with it it’s own set of colour matching problems, and “how many tones should i put in?”, “how do i incorporate an element of that cool painting i saw on tumblr?” and.. its a really indulgent, drawn out process. like, this STILL isnt the finished thing. nope. only about a fifth of the way done. only a fifth.

    — 2 weeks ago with 6 notes
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    ive still gotta colour out the words “all that power”, but that’ll have to wait for now.there’s a part of me that feels like showing this much progress is a bit like giving away the punchline, but the dope thing about these is not gonna be the illustrations themselves but how they’re applied/adapted to something else a bit later

    ive still gotta colour out the words “all that power”, but that’ll have to wait for now.

    there’s a part of me that feels like showing this much progress is a bit like giving away the punchline, but the dope thing about these is not gonna be the illustrations themselves but how they’re applied/adapted to something else a bit later

    — 1 month ago
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    i get restless sometimes and post things before they’re finished, but whatever, here’s some mid-week progress

    i get restless sometimes and post things before they’re finished, but whatever, here’s some mid-week progress

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
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    a portrait of our head statesman, President Jacob Zuma. again, to be used as a section in a much larger upcoming piece

    a portrait of our head statesman, President Jacob Zuma. again, to be used as a section in a much larger upcoming piece

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
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