mayakern:

hi, guys! as quite a few of you probably know, i recently moved across the country! doing that is insanely expensive and is leaving my funds severely depleted and i still need to be able to buy some nice things for my new apartment and a cat tree for my adorable cat ophelia. unfortunately (or fortunately for you all), all that stuff is pretty dang expensive, so i’ve decided to make a new commissions post!

about these commissions:

  • availability is limited. i will stop taking commissions when i have raised sufficient funds.
  • prices are per character
  • prices are for non-commercial work only*
  • i retain all rights to the finished images
  • i retain the right to turn down any commission i do not feel comfortable drawing
  • you must be able to pay upfront, though if needed we can negotiate a payment plan
  • if needed, i can provide a first revision of the finished image for free. additional revisions will be priced on a case by case basis
  • commissions do not include backgrounds
  • prices do not include any major design work
  • i take payment through paypal

if you are interested, please email me at mayaGkern@gmail.com (this email is also my paypal)

*for full illustrative or commercial work, please contact me and provide the necessary information and i will be happy to quote you a price

i’m going to take a few more commissions so i can afford to fix up my art site and maybe some other things! :3

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ohmyglobnency asked: You really have a voice of an angel :OOOO

sdfsdfsdf thank you!

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i’m finally back to recording my music! so here’s a song i wrote a couple days ago. it’ll be on my new album just as soon as it’s ready!

you… you say you’re better now, that you’ve grown up somehow, but i have my doubts

it’s great you say you’ve seen reason, changed like the seasons, should i believe in

monsterpopcomic:

you’re a really important friend to me

monster pop! updates every tuesday, wednesday and thursday!

you can start reading here or read the new page here

you can support monster pop! through patreonstorenvy, and inkster!

tombie asked: This is for nixtynee asking about how to start a comic book: Start small! Make a fanzine and learn the ropes. Or even better, it's the 4th of October soon. The 24 hours comics day! A day in which a bunch of people challenge themselves to make a comic in 24 hours. I highly recommend trying to do that as a start. Google the day to find more information and tips on how to take the challenge. :)

posting this for all you comic nerds. 24-hour comic day is a lot of fun, tho it is not for the faint of heart! 

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nixtynee asked: Hello! I'm super young (-14) and I wanted to start a comic book since I've been told to do so by family and friends. I was wondering, how do u do self publishing? And how for u get people to read/but your comic books. Also, where did u get your idea. I'm just waiting for an idea, a storyline, a perfect one to jump out at me. Do u think age matters when it comes to this ? Thanks, I love your art and Monster Pop!

i’ve found it’s easiest to do self publishing by gaining fans online and then using crowd funding platforms like kickstarter to get funds.

that being said, making a comic is a lot of work and you should probably do it because you want to and not because your family and friends say you should, especially if it’s not something you already have an idea for.

also: there’s really no such thing as the perfect idea and even if there was, it’s not something you wait for. it’s something you work for. a lot of people don’t realize it, but inspiration is actually a lot of hard work. it takes many, many hours of effort to get the epiphanies that fuel creation.

i think age definitely does factor into the creation process, but you’re never too young to make things. just know that it is a long process and it takes a lot of work and sometimes it won’t seem worth it because in most cases you really don’t have the skills you need to make the art that you admire until years in the future. but i think if you work now and practice and experiment and stick with it, you could make some really cool things in the future!

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cyclopesprincess asked: Hi! Where can you find marinas outfit because I swear it's so cute

idk i just draw the outfits i don’t sew or sell them

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rose knight and princess

(knight revamped from this illustration)

blackcatblight asked: Hello! I am an art student at the moment, hopefully going to be a professional artist eventually. I was wondering if you have some advice on a topic I have been wondering about for a while: When posting art on something like tumblr, should I use an online alias or my given name? Or does it really matter? I really appreciate any advice you can give on this! ^__^

idk do whatever you want. i ended up using my own name because i couldn’t think up anything else i’d rather use, plus i am lucky enough to have been given a name that is short, easy to remember, and unique enough to be easily searchable.

i guess it really depends on how you want to market yourself in the end. if you want to be known as “The Great Wombat” then you should probably use that. otherwise, your name or some variation thereof (like david’s doodles, sketches by sally, whatever) is probably a good way to go.

but, i mean, it’s your name. so ultimately just do whatever you want. there are plenty of people who don’t connect their blogging to their professional art name and there are plenty of people who use online monikers for professional freelance. it’s a big world, do whatever.

omg you guys are cute, ok here are sketches of marina in more winter/autumn outfits