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Hi I'm splig

I work both traditionally and digitally; I also love printmaking! I like to design characters as well as make vaguely unsettling illustrations.
I use and for digital Illustration, and for pixel art. For traditional drawing I prefer ball point pen or dip pen/brush and ink.

Photo study of my computer...
Everyone has their own creative habits; mine manifest in a way that makes me fairly unrelatable as an artist. I'm a hardliner with technique. I only drew from life until recently. Pictures are ok to reference for design/anatomy, but I never wanted to limit my ability to mentally reconstruct volume or light behavior. At this point I think I've learned the fundamentals well enough that I'm ok with turning my brain off for a couple hours on this type of color study.

Every year I start out May thinking I might skip the mermaid drawing... But I can't resist a design challenge. Went with a spooky spacey theme... The open ocean and deep space are equally unnerving imo. Tho the earth and land are really the weird ones all things considered...
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Drew some random shit on my desk yesterday on stream.
Nothing matters anymore let's all draw trash
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Another revisited oc ref. Changed her clothing a bit to better match her personally.
Nikita is some kind of undead druid. She likes to collect sticks and twigs. She keeps them in her ribcage so that her centipede familiar can have a nest.

Illustrated some characters from a recurring dream. They don't always look like cutesy animu girls but I couldn't resist drawing them. (Character design is the most fun when my subconscious does all the work lol)
Anyway, in the dream they are always feminine synthetic beings of some kind. They start out at odds with each other, but eventually come together to just cause absolute chaos

Caught a cœlacanthe pretty early game this time. I feel like catching bugs and fish is easier in new horizons than previous versions. That said I still get owned by bees on the reg lol

Well I finally finished this Miku illustration... I feel kinda bittersweet about it tbh... Like now that it's done there's nothing left to do but throw it into the void...
But that's how it be sometimes

Anyway this is based on one of my favorite vocaloid songs, Love Love Nightmare. It's the 11th track on Kiichi's album Baphomet (バフォメット)
Love me some creepy Miku

Final new leaf illustration before new horizons release.
I never stopped playing new leaf these past 5 years, and I'm gonna miss my beautiful town. It helped me through a lot of tough times, and I'm sure new horizons will go the same.
Everything sucks but I'm hype for animal crossing!

Happy Miku day!
Passing time waiting for the release of new animal crossing game by drawing everyone's favorite waifu 💙💙💙

This one was fun to do. Used some photo litho plate hax to get the screen tone pattern on the copper plate for aquatint... I can't remember the exact process unfortunately... Maybe I'll figure it out again someday

Illustration based on a netprincess quote. She was a bot who lived on an irc channel where I used to hang out

Suddenly remembered sometime last week that I was also once a cringy 11 year old with a cat girl oc. Decided to indulge my preteen self by giving her a redesign.
Bonus pic of the most recent drawing before this... From 2007 (my second year of highschool)

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