oops

Sorry, I forgot the last BRT of May 2018.

I was a bit *busy* trying to mentally prepare for giving a speech at my graduation this morning. That meant reading a book and binge-watching random vines, so…

I hope this will partially make up for it.

Run.

I watch this on a daily basis. Totally worth it. Sweet moves, Will.

 

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Confessions of a Potterhead*

I have a confession and something of a theory rolled into one.

I’ll admit to this, and I’m sure a lot of you Potterheads out there can too, but…despite my Hufflepuff status, heck, I’ve owned tons of Gryffindor stuff since I’ve gotten into HP. To be exact, some socks, one of Hermione’s Gryffindor shirts from the movies, and a “Books Turn Muggles into Wizards” shirt with the Gryffindor colors. Honestly, I think a good portion of Potterheads, Gryffindor or not, have owned at least one piece of Gryffindor paraphernalia in their lifetime.

Think about it. Gryffindor really is, for lack of a better description, the “central house” of the Harry Potter series. It’s the one everyone remembers when people mention the books.  A good percentage of the characters, be it major or minor, are Gryffindors. And the common traits of your friendly neighborhood Gryffindor-courage, chivarly, daring, bravery-are what many of us aspire to be. And heck, loads of us wanted nothing more than to be Gryffindors, didn’t we? We all just ignored the fact the Peter Pettigrew was a dark wizard and that all Gryffindors were perfect Heroes™.

Plus, we’ve all got at least one or two characters we adore from Gryffindor. I’ve always had a preference for Hermione Granger. She’s been one of my favorite fictional characters since the beginning. Then there’s the Weasleys, the Marauders, Neville…the list goes on and on. A lot of my Potterhead friends were also sorted into Gryffindor.

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You know who you are, guys. I love you.

 

But, of course, I acknowledge the fact this doesn’t apply to all of you. Maybe you’re a hardcore Slytherin who wants nothing to do with Gryffindor. Anything. Maybe red and gold just isn’t your thing. (It isn’t mine, but I guess I can pull it off sometimes.) But either way, every Potterhead is different. And I love you all.

HOW DID I NOT REALIZE THIS?

Okay, so I was looking back at my Hufflepuff post (See ’PUFF PRIIIIIIDE) and I saw that I mentioned that “Tonks probably had teal hair at least once in her life”. Most of you were probably thinking, “where the heck did that come from?”

And then I realized that I forgot to mention something important that happened at the end of January.

MY HAIR’S TEAL!

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This was about a day after I got it dyed. It was SO FUN! A long two hours, but it was all worth it. (Also, the teal dye smelled strangely of sweet tarts…don’t ask me why)

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This was when it was starting to fade a bit. Here (and right now), it’s starting to fade, and more green than teal.

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And now, it’s a lot lighter, but I still love it. My roots are showing now, too.

 

Having teal hair has been super fun. It’s been worth all of the black towels and ruined pillowcases. Once it fades completely, I might have my natural color for a while longer, but I might dye it a different color at some point. I LOOOOOVE IT!

Elves and Such

On January 8, 2018, I had absolutely no idea whatsoever what to draw.

So, I started sketching the outline of a human face in my sketchbook.

Slowly but surely, it morphed into a kind of ethereal being, adorned with delicate jewelry and simple makeup. This was the finished product.

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I decided that she was some sort of elf. Overtime, she began to capture my imagination, and became obsessed with sketching these beautiful elves.

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My second elf. I really enjoyed working with her hairstyle and circlet.

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This might be my favorite out of all of them. I especially enjoyed the thorn-like piercings at the top of the ear and the feather woven in her hair. I imagined that it might be from some sort of hawk or falcon.

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This one sorta looks like she has KISS makeup. Oops. 🤘😜

She’s also the only one of the elves who has…

…drumroll, please…

…eyebrows.

I don’t know why, they’re kind of prettier without them. With this particular one, I felt that it kind of fit, but otherwise, I nixed them out of the other drawings.

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I really enjoyed this one’s expression-curious and a little pensive at the same time. I also used the same technique for the curly hair as I did when I drew Annie Clark and Dustin Henderson.

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My final elf, so far. I thought of giving her more of a flower crown, but I decided that the whole concept was rather overused. The little blossoms and petals in her hair and the twin roses on either side seemed better, anyways.

 

Have a favorite? Feel free to comment! I hope you enjoyed my elves!

 

A brief bout of cuteness overload (and other stuff like that)

Over Thanksgiving break, my mom was digging through some old CDs, and found a bunch of old photos in the process. They were all from around 2007, when I was about four years old.

I had no memory of when we had gotten two of our cats-Anakin and Padme-because, y’know, I was really little. (They are both about 10 years old, cousins, and totally inseparable <3) So I was surprised when my mom uncovered these…

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This is little kitten Padme!!! AAAH! HOW WAS SHE EVER THAT SMALL????? (She’s kinda overweight now, poor thing. Sorry, Padme…)

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And here’s little kitten Anakin!!! This, along with most of the other photos, were taken on the day we adopted this little Sith lord. What a cutie.

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Spending time with his loving cousin. Look at those eyes!!!

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Um…don’t know what’s going on here…

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…Hugs?

 

Along with the kitten pictures came a photo of me on Halloween when I was about three. I was Princess Leia, for the second time (I had been her when I was two as well).

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Great expression, huh? So regal.

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my unannounced slew of kitten pictures as much as I enjoyed seeing them. Meow.

 

 

 

I know you’re sick of my weird mermaid-like things by now, but…

Okay, so last month, I was feeling a little bored. I had no idea what to draw, but I started drawing anyway. Eventually, I came up with this vaguely feminine creature that had octopus tentacles instead of hair, blue, rectangular pupils, and blue, slightly large lips. Oh, and did I mention, she’s also dripping wet.

This was the process of drawing her.

 

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First pencil…

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…Then traced over with ink pen…

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…and finally, colored in with marker-pens.

 

Since then, this octopus girl has oddly captured my imagination. I then began to draw her everywhere-she’s found her way into my Spanish notebook, on the edges of data sheets for Science class, a few sticky notes, and most importantly, my sketchbook. I’ve drawn, inked, and colored her twice more since the first drawing. Both times, I’ve dressed her in a Car Seat Headrest shirt (with the album art of Twin Fantasy) and faded, ripped jeans for no apparent reason. I’ve also added some song lyrics to the drawings.

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I did this one just last weekend. The lyrics are from what recently became my new favorite song, “Beautiful Freak” by Eels.

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I finished this one yesterday. This one’s got some lyrics from “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire.

 

I’ve yet to see where this octopus girl will take me next, but it should be interesting.

 

 

 

I can’t think of any other creative ways to say that I have a bunch more fan arts

So yeah…

My drawing amount has slowed slightly after my last fan arts post (See Fan arts, fan arts, everywhere), but I’ve still got a bunch that I’m super psyched to show you guys! Here you go!

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Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent, my favorite singer!)

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Dustin Henderson* (Stranger Things)

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Eleven (Stranger Things)

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Ms. Marvel (Ms. Marvel)

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Courtney Crumrin (Courtney Crumrin)

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Millie Bobby Brown

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I drew this while in Vail last weekend among the beatiful aspen trees. What I’ve sort of surmised is that this is some sort of tree-elf-fairy thing. I still really don’t know.

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Barb Holland (Stranger Things)

#JUSTICEFORBARB

 

Aaaaaaanyway, thanks so much for looking at my art! See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*fingers crossed that I spelled his last name right…can’t remember how 🤦‍♀️