Today’s “Betcha Didn’t Know That About Aimee” fact!
The style that has most influenced how I draw hair belongs to JollyJack! The curliness, the bounciness, the geometric fluffiness…it’s one of my favorite things about his style!
Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
pictures of ray charles always make me think he heard the ceiling tell a funny joke.
Pokedexxy Day 2 — Favorite Dark Type
…what? I’m catching up!
This gijinka’s name is Ochoa, named after the first female mexican astronaut, Ellen Ochoa. Appropriately named, since she would proudly kick your cash so hard you’re seeing stars.
Mightyena was always a strong favorite of mine back when I played Sapphire 6+ times through. Even if I chose a different starter every time I replayed it, I would always choose mightyena because DAMN could they lay the beat-down. With double team, crunch, and rock smash in your belt they make great battling pokemon. Not only that, but they make great “tough” contest winners! Anyway…I have a lot of dark-type favorites, and while I like Houndour and larvitar a whole lot, the reason I like mightyena the most is because of how well-rounded it is. Houndour’s adorable, sure..and larvitar evolves into a BEAST for battling later..but mightyena can battle, win contests, all the while being a perfectly attractive combination between feral hyenas and german shepherds. Love ‘em! <3
Pokedexxy Day 1 — Favorite Bug Type
(probably not going to finish this whole dig-danged thing…)
While I may be biased for favoring masquerain, (what with Jocelyn being a preexisting character of mine…) if there’s one pokemon who’s always on the top of my list of favorites, it’s Masquerain—bug or otherwise. It’s under-powered, a weak typeset, and not a lot of people like having it on their team…but damn it all if its design isn’t perfection! It resembles the naturally-occurring tendency for butterflies to have huge “eyes” on their wings to scare off predators while it’s not as directly “butterfly” as butterfree or beautifly. It looks more like a creepy bug-deer than anything else, with diamond-shaped wings that double as feet. I love its design because it looks so distinctly “pokemon” in the fact that it doesn’t look like a normally-occuring animal, but it doesn’t look like a digimon either. Alien, yet simple. Creepy, yet gorgeous—and definitely one of my favorites in pokemon designs.
I’m planning on doing gijinkas the whole way through, just to polish up on character design. I figure it’s a muscle I haven’t used in a while!
The Way I Am | Ingrid Michaelson
oh heckie decki YES I’m reblogging this
If I spend too much time online, I tend to have self-identity issues.
The problems go away as soon as I’m with my friends, but I can’t be away from them for too long. If I spend too much time away, I feel like I’m a no one. Sure, Ickle Muse’s creator is popular, and the old image of Pepelu-Haruhara is popular…but Aimee Scholz, the artist, the virgo, the pun-master, the comic-writer, the singer…nobody knows who she is online. And while I’m happy with my life as it is, I can’t lie…I do crave a certain level of fame, the kind that my characters have. So when I see my characters becoming more popular than me…I have to admit it makes me jealous.
..*sigh* don’t mind me, I’m just whining. I really shouldn’t complain. But this is why I’d never recommend people seeking to be “popular online”, because eventually you’ll hate your creation for being more popular than you.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “draw this again” with my old art..and weirdly enough, this picture made me re-appreciate Roxanne! I haven’t drawn her a whole lot in her original premise since 2009, but I figured it was time for a redux.
This is actually my favorite scene for her romance with Isaiah: their first date, which was originally supposed to be just hanging out at the movies and wandering around the mall, turns into Isaiah being shanghaied into helping his dad with a shipment of fruits to the local farmer’s market (unloading boxes, loading boxes, setting up the fruit stand, etc). I love this scene because it’s where Rox and Isaiah really start to bond over a practical lesson in how him and his dad make a living, and while I, personally, don’t have any experience in this field, it’s a really common occurrence to see a life like Isaiah’s. I wonder why I ever dropped their story..?