Hello, darlings! I'm Alistar, a disabled illustrator, streamer, and the host of a traumagenic multiplicity System.
These days I mostly use art to document our mental health journey, and I encourage our Alters to do the same. As such, you might find posts written and signed by the others.
I'm also a rather inactive mod on the .art instance, and mostly behind the scenes showrunner of the .art Discord! #introduction
Our Alice should be streaming in about an hour, to work on some possible print sketch designs.
She's one of the few with an incredibly different art style to me, having settled more in the realms of shoujo manga. It's super cute though, and weirdly nostalgic- although that might just be for us, come to think of it?
2pm GMT @ https://www.twitch.tv/otherbuttons
Although I want to upload them in order, I'm really happy with today's Diary Doodle!
Mr Kensington spent today *attempting* our taxes, like the hero he is. Unsurprisingly this didn't go as well as anyone hoped, so the poor thing got a bit irate.
Today's doodle was by Alistar, and was an attempt to push for better posing. We also learnt the gorgeousness of sketch-patterning.
But yes! Considering our absence (besides lurking), I thought a little update was fair.
2019 consisted of a lot of adjusting to a whole different way of life, and we were swallowed up into the maw of mental health issues. So we lost a lot of time, or got stuck in particular projects, or I- once again- got fixated on something out of passion or panic.
Often too, I avoid places like Mastodon because of striving for perfection; and that normally causes fear. I'm working on that too. 🌟
One of the Biggest tells that it's going well, is our 'Doodle Diary': a page a day, whether a dot, a collage, or a full painting, we just Draw.
It's the 23rd. We've missed One so far.
Previously the furthest I got in a daily challenge was about four days.
Gosh I've learnt so much from doing this book! We're cleaning up the images slowly, so we'll post them here when they're ready.
Every year you hope that *this* is the year you get it together; but for me, it's often a false start, followed by lost time to lost health...
This year though.
The Kensingtons- two of our Alters- being open with me, was likely the best thing they could have done. And I think they know that. I think that's why they came clean.
And now I'm taking leaps, I'm following schedules, I'm finishing projects, and mostly, I'm setting achievable goals.
Alters aren't meant to work alone,
and it shows.
Everyone's bets on how far they'll get into #Inktober, this year? 😂
I missed day one,
so I'm at a good start.
Here's two finished pieces that we forgot about entirely! Because we do that way too much these days, even after all that effort. ;;
Some Tictail closing #sketches.
Left belongs to
Aeroproto, right to
We've been so exhausted since we got back on Monday, yet also really busy still. ;;
We worked on social media backlog for a day or two, then had two new Alters resurface (which caused a few days unease), decided to organise what Instagram gets which, And we went to an impromptu System Meet yesterday!
Plus we had to do this whilst balancing time for the kids to front/other Alters' needs.
Our body is screaming. ;o;
We're away this weekend, we've been busy all week, and basically I miss drawing. ;;
Plus- unfortunately- my stress and paranoia reached its climax last weekend. I split off a new Alter. But oh my gosh the art he draws! Orion is obsessed with constellations and space, and his doodles are these intense, cosmic, gel-pen patterns.
I'll take some proper photos when we get back.
John here! Still going strong.~
So far we've designed a Radioactive Woolen Skiier, and we're currently on a Skulltopus!~
Come on in; next emotes are bein' taken from chat.
Live now with the Emote Character Design challenge!
Do come join in, and feel free to design along.~
Darlings! We're playing some 'Love Live' and testing out the iPad's streaming capabilities. It could go to shit, or you could end up with grown men fighting for their anime wives.~
On a more appealing note: We have a Cat Cam now!
We did so little all day: missed therapy, lazy streamed, watched videos...
And then Mother fronted around 10pm.
She proceeded to deep clean our entire desk, under our desk, paint our nails, strip our nails, learn occult history, do the naughty, clean up our bedside floor, 'wear down' the cat, and converse on discord.
She doesn't come out often, but when she does? She means business. And I appreciate that so damn much. ;o;
They/Them • A Collection of Personalities, huddled in a single body, creating art to find themselves.
Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Admin: @Curator. Moderators: @EmergencyBattle, @ScribbleAddict, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder