Tag: fun

Comic: Cooler With Sunglasses

Comic: Cooler With Sunglasses

As Pencil Princess, I present to you “Cooler With Sunglasses,” a short slice-of-life comic strip starring myself, PenPrin.

Cooler With Shades
Yep. Totally got her whole life together…

My last comic, Silent Characters, was partially colored, but I thought I’d try going back to black-and-white for my comics. I really like how the final panel turned out with the gradient background. Everything is drawn in pen, but the text and the gradient background in the last panel were added in digitally.

There’s a reason why I keep my sunglasses on at the end of the school day. It’s usually because I’ve been inside for too long and when I see the sunlight it makes my eyes hurt. Or, in this case, because I’m having an existential crisis? The last panel is my face when I think about how much homework I have to do…

By the way, the tank top I’m wearing in this comic is based on a zigzag-patterned tank I already own. I bought it from my RedBubble store! If you want to see me actually wearing it, here’s a link to the post where I do. It’s also technically my face-reveal for this blog, if that counts for anything!

Have any ideas for what I should draw next? Let me know in the comments! I always love seeing feedback from my Citizens. Thanks so much for reading my blog!

I’m bad at conclusions.

Bye! 😉

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How to Recognize an Art Student

How to Recognize an Art Student

I’m absolutely ecstatic to present to my citizens this finished, colored piece done in watercolor pencils! Other than my Pencil Princess profile picture, I haven’t ever finished coloring a drawing with watercolor pencils, so I’m very happy with how this one turned out.

Ever wondered how to tell art students apart from “ordinary” people? Now you can with this easy trick: is their non-dominant arm weak and noodley while their dominant arm is super buff and muscular from hours of drawing? If the answer is yes, then you have found yourself an art student.

The reason for this strange phenomenon observed in “art kids” is due to the fact that the non-dominant arm’s only primary function is delivering caffeinated beverages to the mouth if the other arm is busy, while the dominant arm is responsible for many activities (including drawing, painting, browsing memes, etc.)

Below is a depiction of a common art student, wearing a shirt that reads “ANIMU KWEEN” (translation: anime queen). Observe the difference between the non-dominant and dominant arms:

How to Recognize an Art Student

To make others aware of this easy trick (or simply to remind yourself), you can purchase this diagram on a variety of products via Pencil-Princess on RedBubble. The default product is a sticker, but it is also available on products such as hardcover journals and studio pouches.

In other news, the “ANIMU KWEEN” design on the shirt of this art student is available if you, too, want to be the anime queen. If more information is recorded on this strange art student phenomenon, rest assured that you will be informed immediately! PenPrin out.

Comic: Silent Characters

Comic: Silent Characters

I’ve been in a bit of an art funk recently and haven’t had a lot of inspiration to draw, but that completely changed when I got the idea for this cute comic. The outlining was done by hand, and the coloring was done digitally using Photoshop! Thanks for all the help, Crafty B. Anyway, here’s “Silent Characters.”

Silent Characters Comic.png

In case you couldn’t tell, the main character is supposed to be me wearing a Pencil Princess logo tee. The little hand puppets represent Mario and Link, who don’t talk much in their respective games.

With a character like Sonic (who talks far too much IMO), if you’re going to portray them in any sort of fanfiction or fan art, the things they say need to make sense with their character. Otherwise, it’s easy for people to criticize you for not sticking to the source material. But if the character you’re writing about has little to no personality outside of choices you make for them? You can make them say anything you want. Eheheh.

Although, who would disagree that YouTube ads in the middle of videos suck?

Sunshine Blogger Award

Crafty B, my mom and an amazing writer, nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It’s an award that you can give to authors who bring happiness (aka sunshine) into your life. With the award comes a short and fun writing game! I’ll try my best to follow the rules.


Rules

1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog. (I’m not sure where to find the logo! Sorry!)

Questions Asked of Me (my responses are in red)

1.) Why did you start a blog? I started a blog to show my artwork to the WordPress community.
2.) When did you start writing and why? I started writing this summer because my mom (Crafty B) encouraged me to just go ahead and start.
3.) Do you have a religious preference? You’re not dying. I am Christian, but I love finding out about other religions!
4.) Do you have other creative talents? I enjoy writing, drawing, and composing music.
5.) Are you an introvert or extrovert? I would say I’m a little bit of a mix. If left alone, I wouldn’t actively seek out new people, but neither would I intentionally avoid others.
6.) Are you in a relationship? If so, how do they feel about your writing? I’m not in a romantic relationship, no!
7.) Kids? I have no kids, because I am a kid.
8.) What is the one thing you want to do before you can’t do things any more? Okay, I lied, you are dying. Hurry! Aaaah! Um, I guess I’d like to find my “soulmate” and tell them how I feel.
9.) What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? I like playing video games and watching YouTube videos!
10.) If you could do anything without failing and money wasn’t a concern, what would you do? I would go work for Nintendo and make video games.
11.) Are you blogging in hopes of being discovered or just as an exercise in community and writing? I hope that I get discovered and can someday make a living by doing art!
12.) Have you published anything yet? I have published my art on WordPress. c: (But no, I haven’t published anything like a book or a play.)

I nominate:

Hell Combat.com (They have some great artwork and characters!)
Aak fictionspawn (They’re a great writer of amazing and mysterious scary stories!)
Rohvannyn (Their site has a lot on it. I especially love their tips for artists!)
Cristian Mihai (A very cool writer!)
raulconde001 (Another awesome writer!)
Lucas Palhão (Yet another fantastic writer. I love the Word of the Day articles! Sadly, I can’t read Portuguese, so I have to read this blog using Google Chrome’s translations.)

And… I know that’s only six people, but I don’t actually know a lot of authors or artists on WordPress. The other bloggers I’m aware of were already nominated by my mom, haha. I’ve only just started out as a blogger, and I don’t spend a lot of time browsing for new content! If you have any recommendations of bloggers I should check out, leave them in the comments!

Questions For My Nominees (I might steal a few from Crafty B)

1.) What prompted you to start sharing your art/writing on the internet?
2.) What makes you inspired to write/draw? This could be a person, place, activity, etc.
3.) What is your biggest life goal?
4.) What qualities and characteristics do you look for in a friend or romantic partner?
5.) If you had a child or children, what would you want them to learn from you?
6.) What’s your favorite non-artistic hobby?
7.) What’s your favorite word, and why?
8.) Do you have any pet peeves? If so, what are they, and why do they bother you?
9.) Are you a night owl or an early bird?
10.) What’s your favorite type of weather?
11.) Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob? LOL!

To my nominees, I hope you have fun with these questions! That’s all for today, so thanks for reading my blog! Farewell for now, Citizens of the Pencil Princess.


Okay, one last thing. While we’re on the topic of sunshine, I have a cool design available in my store right now. It’s a simple sun logo with the text “If you’re not at the beach then you’re doing it wrong” on top! If you love the sun and the sand, this design is for you. As I write this, the design has not yet been approved by CustomizedGirl, but hopefully it will be by the time this post goes up. If so, it should be the first design available. Farewell again!