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I did a small series on borked fantasy tropes at one point. Here is the first one.

"The reverse mermaid tries to warn sailors away from dangerous rocky shores, but alas, the sailors are compelled to sail closer by the reverse mermaid's supple legs"

Just popping in to add a little bit of the Cretaceous to your . Velociraptor learns why dancing in front of a Gobiconodon den is not a great idea.

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I have Titivillus's lines prepped for Wednesday's stream at 5p Pacific next week. Feel free to download/print it out if you want to color along.

And if you make a mistake coloring, well...Titivillus, patron demon of scribes, definitely enjoys that sort of thing!

What do we think of a new cover idea?

Forgive the awkward self portrait if you can. I didn't have time to design my own Ms. Frizzle. (Who can compete with her, anyway!)

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@pyredrid I can send examples later if required, but for now here's a short explanation:
When writing a description, consider what message your image is trying to convey. If you're posting a pic of the amazing cake you made, you'll obviously want to focus on what type of cake is it and how tasty it looks, rather than the bit of wall you accidentally captured in the background. With a painting, you'd focus on its contents, mentioning the type of paint used only briefly -- unless the paint and style were the focus. So on.
Don't be afraid to be less than objective. You aren't writing these descriptions for newspapers. The Fediverse is humans interacting with humans. Trust me, we not only don't mind, but genuinely want to read about how cute that thing your pet does is. :ms_grin:
But if objective descriptions are more your thing, those obviously work well, too. Write what you know and enjoy.

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @hannahcomb - Surreal drawings often inspired by medieval works

🌟 @joplinapp - Free open source notes & to-do app

🌟 @BenjaminBrinckmann - Creates naturalistic digital paintings

🌟 @pixelfed - Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon and vice versa

🌟 @Fairphone - Manufacture fairtrade self-repairable modular smartphones

🌟 @TranslateScience - Promoting translations of scientific works

Good dog from the stream, via

I can't wait to ink and color more of my sketches from the pets stream. This was unbelievably fun, can't stop at one :)

Comic about Aesop's thirsty crow on the island of Lemnos, circa 5th or 6th century, with a little help from for the Lekythos reference.

(also, that might not be water in there)

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H. McGill is an illustrator who creates strange, Hieronymous Bosch-like works often inspired by medieval originals. You can follow at:

➑️ @hannahcomb

McGill's website is at

#HMcGill #Art #Artist #Artists #Illustrator #Illustration #HieronymousBosch #Medieval #Surreal

C is for Caduceus, that's good enough for me!
C is for Caduceus, that's good enough for me!

Ohh caduceus caduceus caduceus starts with C

book of hours, France 15th century.

Bodleian, MS. Douce 80, fol. 106v

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Did you know that the Keyboard Cat meme is over 500 years old?

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What? Did I actually update RAWR! Dinosaur Friends today?

We always asked whether we could, never whether we could, and now we've created the Blingasaurus corgii

Finished a new portfolio piece for my upcoming website revamp. This was an 'artist homage' assignment for a Zoom comics course I took via Push/Pull Seattle with David Lasky and Greg Stump

Since my comic takes place in Paris, France, I figured who better to emulate than Moebius?

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