I recently did a splash illustration for an episode of Baked Goods! This was a lot of fun <3
If you follow me on twitter you probably know that back in early May my dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. A few weeks ago, the day after his 55th birthday he went in for surgery. That particular surgery is very risky, it’s around a lot of major organs and arteries. Complications arose after what we initially thought was a successful surgery, and on September 8th my dad died.
I drew this for the memorial cards for his celebration of life. My dad started running in his 40s and ended up completing 7 marathons. Beside him is Buddy, our golden retriever and my dad’s running partner. About eight years ago my dad was fixing a garage door (his own business that he started from the ground up) at a golden retriever breeders farm. Long story short we got a puppy in exchange for a door repair.
I’m very lucky having grown up in a family where we often say I love you and always know we mean it. We all spent a lot of time together, we got to say our goodbyes, but I don’t think it would ever feel like we got enough time with him.
My dad cared about people. He spent time volunteering with victims assistance. He was genuine and kind and funny as hell. Having long term goals is good and all, but what it really comes down to is just try to be a good person. Care about people and love them and you will be loved and remembered.
I love you Dad.
Aww anon! Don’t beat yourself up over it! Everyone makes mistakes, and I mean you’ve learned from it, so it’s all good. <3
Aaaaa! Thank you! Your stuff is so cool!
Haha! Well, I was first and foremost drawn to the fact that he’s super funny and kind. Common interests help too.
His ability to reach things on high shelves and lift me above his head if he ever wanted to, are more of a bonus.
Above: My cintiq visible on its arm, in my old rented room in San Francisco
I get a lot of questions about the tools I use, or how I get drawings onto the computer. The problem with this is: I don’t. I draw directly into a Cintiq. I use one at work that belongs to my workplace, and one at…
the fact of the matter is, if you were able to afford the tablet in 2001, and if you were able to afford the cintiq. you ARE better off than a lot of people. The idea that there is a presumption that therefore you did not struggle is what is offensive. Everyone struggles, but the attitude of i made it because i had to, and if you aren’t making it then its your own fault. period, is the MOST offensive thing.
You can afford rent in San Francisco.
what you fail to understand, is the very notion that you struggle in order to gain is the epitome of privilege.
Congratulations on your purchase, on the fact that you lived comfortably enough for 3 years to afford a Cintiq.
If you can save money at the end of the month, YOU ARE NOT POOR. If you think not eating one day a week to save for a tablet makes you poor, YOU ARE WRONG.
In conclusion, good for you, youre white.
Wow. People saying some crazy shit in response to Geneva’s post about finding a way to afford a Cintiq. The original post is a great read.
Trying to make someone feel guilty about scrimping and saving for something important to them is terrible. Trying to compete with people over who is “the most poor” is terrible. Geneva’s plan won’t work for everyone, it’ll obviously only work for people who can afford to put at least a little money aside each month.
Poor people criticizing and shitting on each others choices and circumstances doesn’t make anything better for anyone. Are you really mad at a low income student who managed to buy something useful for herself after saving for 3 years? Or are you mad at the systematic oppression that keeps poor people poor? Think about it.
I should know better than to comment on an ~internet argument~, but as someone who grew up poor (even though my parents were able to save money sometimes, wow) this annoyed the shit out of me.
Inking is not my strong suit, so I decided to play around with Frenden’s brushes and try to make something I kind of like.