a little pick me up for the day. whenever I feel down, I watch videos of baby animals. so here’s a little puppy if you need some cheering up! :3


Hey guys, nothin’ urgent, I’m just trying to earn a few extra bucks for groceries and things. If you’re interested in either a b/w or a color digital skecth commission, shoot me an email at kirsten.sjursenlien@gmail.com! I can only take paypal right now.

(+$5 for additional character, no more than 2 per commission. <3)

a little sticky note comic. We all have tough days and have different ways of getting over things. For me, I’m happy b/c drawing was always a source of comfort for me!
(Today is a slow day at work haha…)



"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

(via blackfashion)

waiting around for the parentals to get on their flight, so i’m just sitting at the office drawing heehee. downloaded Kyle’s brushes and the gouache brushes are amazing.

sophia and her water-sword!

it doesn’t matter as long as you get your real work done on time!! right? right? …
also this Cintiq is a blessing. I could draw on it for hours and hours *__*

made a little monster character! This is Seward, and he has a marshmallow-shaped body.

some tests for my personal comic! I’m still debating on how I want it to look, which is always the hardest part for me. Plus, color is hard—especially for backgrounds. I don’t know how my visdev friends do it haha. I should just keep everything in grayscale, heh. We’ll see! 

this story’s one I wrote partially in highschool, and then more fully freshman year and sophomore in college. my main character got really…angsty and angry, and I realize that I don’t actually know anyone who’s like that (all the time anyways)! So that’s no good. I’m revisiting and rewriting the script ‘n everything. But it’s mainly about two sisters who live in a cool city that runs on water; there are race issues, politics, and worldbuilding funtimes so I’m excited to touch back upon it again. :3



Coey & Shy’s Terrible Summer Fund and Shy’s Commissions

Hello, everyone!
Well, things have gotten so tight, we’ve had to swallow our pride and make an Indiegogo campaign to help us get back on our feet. The IGG page goes into detail, but the TL;DR is we’ve had so many unexpected and expensive bills between my trips (and probable future trips) to the hospital, the tree falling on the house and the damage it caused, and one of our cats needing surgery soon, that everything is backed up, financially. We can’t afford even basics for the time being, like restocking inventory for Otakon (which is in less than a month), getting the car fixed, down to basic bills which are going to start coming in soon.

The IGG campaign gives out thank-you cards, prints, stickers, and discounts to our Etsy shop. It’s difficult for us to stomach blatantly asking for financial help, so we tried to compensate any donations a bit, somehow.

Also I (Shy) am taking marker-coloured character-commissions through the IGG campaign for $50 (this includes shipping the piece to you). I’ve been thinking of taking some, anyway, so it just seemed to fit in as a perk for IGG. Here’s examples of my marker work.

Regardless of if you can contribute or not, it would be a HUGE help if you would reblog/retweet this to get word around. With our next con being still a month away, and a lot to pay for before it, We’re really in a bind!

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been so kind to us in the past, and for anyone who contributes or reblogs this IGG post!

Thank you to anyone who’s able to help, reblog or queue up for the next fe days @ o @ . It’s really appreciated!!!! and it’s a GREAT chance to snag some original art by Shy , something that she doesn’t do often!!! Also thanks to anyone who can’t donate but deals w/ seeing this post T v T;;; Take care everyone! XOXOXOX

(via coeykuhn)

it’s 9:38PM and I’ve finished homework for tonight!! This so exciting—usually I’m panicking about something at this hour but right now, I’m not! So YAY!! I’m as happy as a pill bug :3 (is that a metaphor or saying? i feel like i’ve heard it before) 

a drawing of my friend’s (ashwara /William) character Robin!! everyone should go look at his stuff because it’s so good ahhh. also, William your character is so cute :D 

tonight is just a night of tears and punishment for my procrastination…

I doodled a weird little monster today during work and I’m kind of fond with him. Here’s Nameless Monster and Bubbles the cat skip-hopping because YAYY it was cloudy and cool in LA today!! 

and that wraps up my warm-ups for the evening. time to board homework!