Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

Coffee and Monsters

Freelance game artist and illustrator, teacher, and occasional comic artist. Has relations with crime dramas and Pacific Rim.

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Art blog for alienfirst/Amanda Lien.

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Freelance game artist and illustrator, teacher, and is in the throes of comic making. Has relations with crime dramas and Pacific Rim.

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Just a note!

I will be removing most of my stuff from society6 and redbubble soon! It just isn’t worth keeping them around, and the profit I gain off of sales there is abysmal (and redbubble doesn’t even release funds until I make a certain amount, so I still haven’t gotten anything from them).

Some of the work will be kept, mostly things I think are stronger on product that isn’t just prints. Otherwise, you can find prints at my Etsy store.

Also, for the time being, I am pausing donations to rabbit shelters from the sales of my bunny prints. When I am better off financially, I will definitely go back to donating, but for now, things are way too tight for me.

kaijupet replied to your photoset “Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to…”

i am sick and too tired to look bcuz my computer is slow is it usd or cad you take

Commissions and such are done through PayPal, and they I THINK allow you to select currency type, so just select USD for that.

The scarf, if/when it is put on sale, will be in my Etsy store. The default currency there is USD, but I think Etsy does some conversion stuff for you if you need it.

So, uh, USD! But the way I receive money it should be pretty easy for other currencies to convert.

alienfirst:

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves.
Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info
alienfirst:

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves.
Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info
alienfirst:

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves.
Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info

alienfirst:

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves.

Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves. Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info
Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves. Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info
Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves. Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.
Zoom Info

Otachi scarf design is finished! She just needs to wait for me to order test fabric swatches as I am so broke right now I can’t even afford THAT. Once I do though, I’ll be able to move forward and get together with cptairbubbles who will be doing the sewing for the prototype scarf. If things go as planned, I’ll have a one sided version of this available, along with a bit more deluxe two sided version. And they should be nice and big. I designed them to be 70” long by 12” wide because I ADORE large scarves.

Goal is to have my prototype with me at Rose City Comicon, and POSSIBLY a second that could be for sale (as the way I’d need to order fabric, I’d have enough for two at first) if all goes well.

Abrupt sketch commissions?
I am in a bit of a bind until I get my teaching paycheck come August 1st, so how about some pencil sketch commissions? You can help me pay for food AND to get my duff away from my computer!
$35 for 1-2 characters (for more characters or background elements, we’ll need to add a little bit)
Full amount paid up front to my PayPal
Finished piece is snail mailed to you! (Price includes shipping, but if you’re outside of the US, an additional $5 to help ship it would be INCREDIBLY helpful.)
Finished piece is similar to examples above and is about 9”x5”
NSFW is allowed
If interested, feel free to drop me an ask, or you can use the form on my website! I have freelance work and three other current commissions currently going on, but these sketch commissions will be done in the time before I sit down to work for the day. Current work is still ongoing.
Zoom Info
Abrupt sketch commissions?
I am in a bit of a bind until I get my teaching paycheck come August 1st, so how about some pencil sketch commissions? You can help me pay for food AND to get my duff away from my computer!
$35 for 1-2 characters (for more characters or background elements, we’ll need to add a little bit)
Full amount paid up front to my PayPal
Finished piece is snail mailed to you! (Price includes shipping, but if you’re outside of the US, an additional $5 to help ship it would be INCREDIBLY helpful.)
Finished piece is similar to examples above and is about 9”x5”
NSFW is allowed
If interested, feel free to drop me an ask, or you can use the form on my website! I have freelance work and three other current commissions currently going on, but these sketch commissions will be done in the time before I sit down to work for the day. Current work is still ongoing.
Zoom Info
Abrupt sketch commissions?
I am in a bit of a bind until I get my teaching paycheck come August 1st, so how about some pencil sketch commissions? You can help me pay for food AND to get my duff away from my computer!
$35 for 1-2 characters (for more characters or background elements, we’ll need to add a little bit)
Full amount paid up front to my PayPal
Finished piece is snail mailed to you! (Price includes shipping, but if you’re outside of the US, an additional $5 to help ship it would be INCREDIBLY helpful.)
Finished piece is similar to examples above and is about 9”x5”
NSFW is allowed
If interested, feel free to drop me an ask, or you can use the form on my website! I have freelance work and three other current commissions currently going on, but these sketch commissions will be done in the time before I sit down to work for the day. Current work is still ongoing.
Zoom Info
Abrupt sketch commissions?
I am in a bit of a bind until I get my teaching paycheck come August 1st, so how about some pencil sketch commissions? You can help me pay for food AND to get my duff away from my computer!
$35 for 1-2 characters (for more characters or background elements, we’ll need to add a little bit)
Full amount paid up front to my PayPal
Finished piece is snail mailed to you! (Price includes shipping, but if you’re outside of the US, an additional $5 to help ship it would be INCREDIBLY helpful.)
Finished piece is similar to examples above and is about 9”x5”
NSFW is allowed
If interested, feel free to drop me an ask, or you can use the form on my website! I have freelance work and three other current commissions currently going on, but these sketch commissions will be done in the time before I sit down to work for the day. Current work is still ongoing.
Zoom Info

Abrupt sketch commissions?

I am in a bit of a bind until I get my teaching paycheck come August 1st, so how about some pencil sketch commissions? You can help me pay for food AND to get my duff away from my computer!

  • $35 for 1-2 characters (for more characters or background elements, we’ll need to add a little bit)
  • Full amount paid up front to my PayPal
  • Finished piece is snail mailed to you! (Price includes shipping, but if you’re outside of the US, an additional $5 to help ship it would be INCREDIBLY helpful.)
  • Finished piece is similar to examples above and is about 9”x5”
  • NSFW is allowed

If interested, feel free to drop me an ask, or you can use the form on my website! I have freelance work and three other current commissions currently going on, but these sketch commissions will be done in the time before I sit down to work for the day. Current work is still ongoing.

This week is going to be exhausting so I’ll be defaulting to personal projects before bed to keep my sanity. Which I guess means, spend all my time after dinner painting a single eye until it’s somewhat passable.
Bottom two are actual size 600x600 images of Otachi’s eye. This file is pretty big. And I’m already seeing things I want to fix. Ugh. Need to move on to the rest of the scarf though.
Zoom Info
This week is going to be exhausting so I’ll be defaulting to personal projects before bed to keep my sanity. Which I guess means, spend all my time after dinner painting a single eye until it’s somewhat passable.
Bottom two are actual size 600x600 images of Otachi’s eye. This file is pretty big. And I’m already seeing things I want to fix. Ugh. Need to move on to the rest of the scarf though.
Zoom Info
This week is going to be exhausting so I’ll be defaulting to personal projects before bed to keep my sanity. Which I guess means, spend all my time after dinner painting a single eye until it’s somewhat passable.
Bottom two are actual size 600x600 images of Otachi’s eye. This file is pretty big. And I’m already seeing things I want to fix. Ugh. Need to move on to the rest of the scarf though.
Zoom Info

This week is going to be exhausting so I’ll be defaulting to personal projects before bed to keep my sanity. Which I guess means, spend all my time after dinner painting a single eye until it’s somewhat passable.

Bottom two are actual size 600x600 images of Otachi’s eye. This file is pretty big. And I’m already seeing things I want to fix. Ugh. Need to move on to the rest of the scarf though.

A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!
Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!
Zoom Info
A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!
Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!
Zoom Info
A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!
Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!
Zoom Info
A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!
Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!
Zoom Info
A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!
Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!
Zoom Info

A bit over due, but here’s the commissions I took at everfreenw this year!

Convention commissions stress me out a lot since it takes me a good chunk of time. I almost try and dissuade con commission by pricing them as high as regular commissions (though I failed here as those color pieces should’ve been even higher). Just these five sucked up the entirety of my weekend!

I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.
OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).
The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.
Zoom Info
I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.
OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).
The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.
Zoom Info
I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.
OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).
The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.
Zoom Info
I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.
OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).
The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.
Zoom Info
I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.
OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).
The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.
Zoom Info

I’ve mostly been posting about this project on Twitter, but I’m in a bit of a frustrated mood because I have to force myself to stop working on this and go to bed. So it’s not done! Base colors laid out, and I began getting the glow/lighting roughed in. I still have a lot to do.

OTACHI SCARF. I posted a bit ago on how I had my scarf epiphany and figured out how to get them made and sell them and so forth (with some extra designs posted to my Patreon). This however, is taking it a bit further. This particular one is mostly for ME as it needs the assist of my sewing capable sister (and is a good deal longer than what I plan for other scarves). For the most part, any scarves I sell will be one-sided only, with the backside just plain white. This is going to be two sided, two halves sewn together. At one end will be white braids with either light blue, white, or clear beading to mimic the very ends of Otachi’s tongue (oh man, I should look into some glow in the dark options).

The way I need to order fabric, we’ll be getting enough to make two of these. If the first goes well, then we could make a second one to sell or have a giveaway for (or giveaway to one of my Patreon supporters). I hope to have this made for when I go sell at Rose City Comicon. Along with maybe a scarf compromised of Newt’s tattoos (which has been roughed in and is well on it’s way). And I should probably make a scarf design that someone would actually buy too, because PacRim stuff at cons has been a giant big dud so far.

alienfirst:

It’s not Sunday here, but whatever, here’s the next page.
God, where are the kaiju babies. Oh right, I have to do SETUP first. UUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

Reblogging again. Most of Innocence & Experience is Newt figuring out where his place is in a world where the kaiju may or may not be gone for good. His own personal existential crisis if you will.
And this is not a short thing. In case anyone was curious. I made a tumblr for it because it is slated to be quite long.
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alienfirst:

It’s not Sunday here, but whatever, here’s the next page.
God, where are the kaiju babies. Oh right, I have to do SETUP first. UUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

Reblogging again. Most of Innocence & Experience is Newt figuring out where his place is in a world where the kaiju may or may not be gone for good. His own personal existential crisis if you will.
And this is not a short thing. In case anyone was curious. I made a tumblr for it because it is slated to be quite long.
Zoom Info

alienfirst:

It’s not Sunday here, but whatever, here’s the next page.

God, where are the kaiju babies. Oh right, I have to do SETUP first. UUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

Reblogging again. Most of Innocence & Experience is Newt figuring out where his place is in a world where the kaiju may or may not be gone for good. His own personal existential crisis if you will.

And this is not a short thing. In case anyone was curious. I made a tumblr for it because it is slated to be quite long.

(Source: driftandhivemind)

Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info
Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info
Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info
Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info
Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info
Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.
Newt clothes part 1 is here.
The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.
Zoom Info

Couldn’t resist, here’s more Newt clothes. I wish I could do more, but I spend 75% of my time doing these just looking up clothes and going through my reference folders and fashion blogs I follow.

Newt clothes part 1 is here.

The hoodie in the bottom middle is this Otachi one I designed awhile back.

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