My new artwork, "The Fae Within," is now available on T-shirts, tapestries, tote bags, and more!
A fae casts a glamour to take the form of a normal child... or a child's mind soars into a world where she's a creature of power and magic. Which one is it? I'll leave it to you to decide.
You can see the high-resolution version, as well as the earlier drawing stages, by supporting me on Patreon.
In this speedpaint, I'm designing Kivara the Charishi kitten, a chaotic little member of a feline species in my fantasy short story and upcoming novel, Upholding the Covenant.
While I design her, I'll be sharing cute and funny Kivara moments, new facts about Charishi culture and biology, and insights into how the jock baby's friendship with nerd ambassador Orennian developed.
You can read Kivara and Orennian’s short story for free here.
To get this artwork on physical items, visit my stores at RedBubble and Society6.
I recently had the pleasure of illustrating a new children's book!
Princess Wildebeest is a fanciful glimpse into the life of a playful, intelligent and energetic young girl, and a mother's celebration of her daughter's courage and resilience in the face of learning disabilities and childhood fears.
I really enjoyed being part of this project, and I look forward to illustrating future books about Princess Wildebeest.
Remember that concept art for Kivara I recently shared? If you want to see what my drawing process looks like in fast forward, while listening to music that's far prettier than the early stages of the drawing were, here's the speedpaint!
If you haven't read Kivara's story yet, you can read Upholding the Covenant here.
She's here! That horrible, adorable little fur monster I've been posting about finally has a face to go with the shenanigans.
Guys, gals, and nonbinary pals, I'd like you to meet Kivara, the Charishi kitten from my short story and upcoming novel, Upholding the Covenant.
This picture put up a heck of a fight, which is appropriate for a kitten who will try to fight ANYTHING from loudly dropped boxes to thunderstorms.
You'd think an artist who's lived with cats almost my whole life would know how to draw them, but nope, I did not. At all. So this picture was a total learning curve for me, and it looked like ass until I added the stripes. After that, it all started coming together.
I had a rough idea of what Kivara looks like, but a lot of the details needed to be ironed out and experimented with on the fly, so I was actually designing Kivara while I drew her.
I decided to record the process for a speedpaint, which I'll release soon, and even though I did a rough practice round before starting to record in earnest, the parts I recorded still added up to almost six hours.
And that's not even including the bits of tinkering I did while the second-last video was rendering and I thought I was done (before I realized the ears needed fixing), and widening her raised forelimb to match the planted one!
Still, I'm glad I stuck with it, and didn't let that struggle be the final word on whether or not I could introduce Kivara's cute, bratty face to the world. I think this picture captures not only her appearance, but her alert, energetic, inquisitive and mischievous personality.
Designing not just a character, but a species.
Kivara is the first Charishi I've ever drawn, so to some extent I was figuring out their traits as a species while I was drawing her.
I wanted to give the Charishi more distinctive physical features to differentiate them from real-life felines and make them more unique, but so far, most of the ideas I've had just haven't felt right. The one thing that did stick was those big, triangular tufts of fur on the ends of their rounded ears.
Speaking of which, Charishi ears aren't normally that huge; Kivara's just special that way. She's the runt of the litter, but she has the voice, ears and attitude of a much larger creature, haha.
As she grows, her forelimbs' digits will elongate into fingers, and she'll start to shift to a bipedal stance as her default way of walking. But she'll still be able to drop to all fours for a startling burst of speed!
She'll also start to wear clothes; I need to figure out what kind of outfits the Charishi wear. Probably some sort of loose, roughly knee-high robe that can comfortably accommodate both bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion.
If you like this bratty baby enough to bring her into your house, you can get Kivara on T-shirts, stickers, coffee mugs and more in my RedBubble and Society6 stores!
And if you want to learn more about Kivara, her species, and the world she lives in, you can follow me on social media to get notified when I share more updates.
Sans gets his first glimpse of Frisk... and what he sees scares him.
You can read the comic from the beginning here.
For a second, Sans thought it was Toriel who was coming out of the Ruins. Instead, it's the latest piece of the puzzle that's been haunting him ever since he learned of its existence.
Good thing he teleported far enough away that Frisk didn't hear it when his hand clenched on that whoopee cushion, haha.
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For my latest pride flag cutout art series, I wanted to try something more ambitious. Instead of having a single theme for the pattern, I drew seven different layers of the world:
I'd initially planned to keep all the cutouts fairly simple, but as I so often do, I wound up getting more and more detailed. I went overboard with the butterflies and dragonflies, and I went absolutely apeshit with the fish, haha.
For those who are curious, I created this by placing a layer of black on top of the color layer, then erasing holes in the darkness, allowing the colors of the flags and the pastel rainbow background to shine through.
I also added spots and shimmers of white to give it brightness and texture.
I hope you enjoy the result!
If you like this art enough to wear it or decorate your home with it, click "Read More" to see some of your options!
I was fiddling with the settings on my favorite snowflake brush in Krita, doodling and adding colors at a whim, and this kind of just... happened. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Per artistic standard, you can get this art on a variety of items via RedBubble and Society6:
Here are the links to the items in the collage:
Phone Cases & Skins
You can see all the RedBubble items with this artwork here.
To see more products with this picture on Society6, check out this art print, then scroll down to where it says "More featuring this artwork".
The latest page of Just Cause is done, and Flowey is being... Flowey.
I hope you enjoy this more than Frisk will!
Dang, Flowey’s face is fun to play with. So many expressions, and so few limits on how the face that makes those expressions can be shaped!
Most of Flowey’s dialogue in this scene was copied directly from the corresponding scene in the game, or closely paraphrased. I wanted it to be as authentic to the in-game experience as possible, while tailoring it to the specific set of observations and interactions he’d had with Frisk so far – and, of course, accommodating the fact that this version of Frisk talks back. :P
In case it’s unclear, when Flowey says they’ve stolen his place as the prince, he’s referring to himself being a prince. Just Cause!Frisk is intersex – not that Flowey currently knows what sex or gender they are.
I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I enjoyed making it. I’m looking forward to the next one, where we finally get to see Timeline 1 Sans!
To support me as an artist and writer so I can publish pages faster, and to get early access to completed art and stories, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon! If you want to support me, but you don’t want the monthly commitment, you can also send a donation via Ko-fi.
If you want me to draw something specific for you, check out my commissions page.
And if you'd like to get my art on your pillows, mugs, blankets, furniture and more, take a look at my stores on Society6 and RedBubble!
Stephanie is the author of My Fugitive, Voice of a Silent Fugitive, Heroic Lies, and Catgirl Roommate, as well as the artist behind the Undertale webcomic Just Cause.