The Whale Baby

Dragon Con Mid-Con Update!

The con is in full swing, and we’ve made it to the final full day! It’s been amazing so far (as always), and the Art Show display is going well. The first picture is what my Dungeon Pawlers/Cat Classes looked like the night before the con began (some pieces are missing now because people liked them enough to purchase them :D). The second picture is my setup at the print shop, and the final picture is a plate that I got to design for a Charity Auction at the con.

Cosplay pictures will be up after the con, so in the meantime, enjoy the weekend, everyone!!!

Dragon Con Cosplay List
(I wanna do a list tooooooo! Everybody else is….)
Dragon Con is here! Finally! My ragtag band of merry men and ladies are departing from the NoVA area this evening, with plans to arrive on Thursday afternoon. SO EXCITE. 
Anyhow, my ‘official’ cosplay breakdown is as follows:
The Cuddliest, Happiest Kaiju - Pacific Rim - to be worn…in the evenings, after the southern Atlanta sun has set..
Gum - Jet Set Radio: For the Dragon Con parade on Saturday! Get out of bed and watch me fall on my butt!
 Ravio - The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds: Friday, maybe?
I also have a sari that my cousin gave me, which I plan on wearing when ceratopian and bethiichancosplay get into their Sakizou outfits! We will all be pretty and ruffly and shiny togetherrrr.
Also, look for my Cat Classes/now officially called Dungeon Pawlers art i the Art Show! It will be hanging up in the back end of the Art Show room - I’ll try to put up a clearer image later on. I’ll also have prints available in the Print Shop area of the Art Show. 
Also also, if you see me, say hi! I want to talk to you. I promise!

Dragon Con Cosplay List

(I wanna do a list tooooooo! Everybody else is….)

Dragon Con is here! Finally! My ragtag band of merry men and ladies are departing from the NoVA area this evening, with plans to arrive on Thursday afternoon. SO EXCITE. 

Anyhow, my ‘official’ cosplay breakdown is as follows:

  1. The Cuddliest, Happiest Kaiju - Pacific Rim - to be worn…in the evenings, after the southern Atlanta sun has set..

  2. Gum - Jet Set Radio: For the Dragon Con parade on Saturday! Get out of bed and watch me fall on my butt!

  3.  Ravio - The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds: Friday, maybe?

I also have a sari that my cousin gave me, which I plan on wearing when ceratopian and bethiichancosplay get into their Sakizou outfits! We will all be pretty and ruffly and shiny togetherrrr.

Also, look for my Cat Classes/now officially called Dungeon Pawlers art i the Art Show! It will be hanging up in the back end of the Art Show room - I’ll try to put up a clearer image later on. I’ll also have prints available in the Print Shop area of the Art Show. 

Also also, if you see me, say hi! I want to talk to you. I promise!

The Silliest, Cuddliest Kaiju

I finished my Kaiju pajamas for Dragon Con, which is 4 days away. It is soft and cuddly and ridiculous.

lazyotaku13:

thewhalebaby:

People have always asked me “What do you DO at conventions?”

Ten years later, I figured out the answer.

I fit in.

This is one of the most important posts I have ever seen on tumblr ever. EVER.

I have been trying to keep track of some of the comments that people have attached to my post, and I have to say a few two things:

1. I’m so freaking touched that people relate to it in a positive way, and seem to feel exactly the same as I do. One person even wrote a poem about their experience, and I’m just so amazed at people writing about their feelings because of some random thought that I had while driving to work.

2. Some people don’t feel like they fit in. And that makes me sad, but I understand it. I hope that those people keep on chugging along, and I hope that they find something that makes them feel the way conventions make me feel. Don’t give up. The world is large; even if you can’t see where you fit in, it doesn’t meant that it doesn’t exist.

jl8comic:

#standforferguson Charity Wallpaper Set, $1+
Some of you may have been hearing about what’s going on in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis about 20 minutes from my house. 
The long and the short of it is that over the weekend, an unarmed black man named Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Since then, things have spiraled downward, into violations of basic First Amendment rights. I could go on, but you’d likely be better served looking it up yourself.
That being said, I’m offering a charity wallpaper in order to raise funds to donate to the NAACP and ACLU, as both organizations are actively working towards finding justice both for Michael Brown and his family, as well as the greater population of Ferguson.
If you cannot donate, that’s absolutely fine, but I do ask that you try to educate yourself and others as to what’s going on in Ferguson. Tyranny is real, and it is on our soil right now.
-Yale

jl8comic:

#standforferguson Charity Wallpaper Set, $1+

Some of you may have been hearing about what’s going on in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis about 20 minutes from my house. 

The long and the short of it is that over the weekend, an unarmed black man named Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. Since then, things have spiraled downward, into violations of basic First Amendment rights. I could go on, but you’d likely be better served looking it up yourself.

That being said, I’m offering a charity wallpaper in order to raise funds to donate to the NAACP and ACLU, as both organizations are actively working towards finding justice both for Michael Brown and his family, as well as the greater population of Ferguson.

If you cannot donate, that’s absolutely fine, but I do ask that you try to educate yourself and others as to what’s going on in Ferguson. Tyranny is real, and it is on our soil right now.

-Yale

Color Palette Challenge #3 for envirion
Queen of Blades, Starcraft, Palette #3
I wish I had enough energy to draw all of her bladehair…but I don’t :P


Color Palette Challenge #3
 for envirion

Queen of Blades, Starcraft, Palette #3

I wish I had enough energy to draw all of her bladehair…but I don’t :P

earthbeautifulphotography:

Pigeon Island - Saint Lucia June 2014
Taken with my tilt-shift lens from atop Fort Rodney in Saint Lucia 
Print available on Society6

I’m starting to post my nature photography over on a new blog, earthbeautifulphotography. I have tons of photos, and nothing to do with them, so I decided to start sharing them publicly. I’m not really expecting anything huge from it, but it is nice to finally have a sort of purpose for all of the pictures that I take on my travels.

earthbeautifulphotography:

Pigeon Island - Saint Lucia
June 2014

Taken with my tilt-shift lens from atop Fort Rodney in Saint Lucia 

Print available on Society6

I’m starting to post my nature photography over on a new blog, earthbeautifulphotography. I have tons of photos, and nothing to do with them, so I decided to start sharing them publicly. I’m not really expecting anything huge from it, but it is nice to finally have a sort of purpose for all of the pictures that I take on my travels.

People have always asked me “What do you DO at conventions?”

Ten years later, I figured out the answer.

I fit in.

I’m prepping work for the 2014 Dragon Con Art Show, and as I was digging around for supplies I found all of my leftover “Creature Feature” prints from the 2013 show. I don’t need them! I can’t use them! So I’m shilling them out to the internets. 
If you’re at all interested, shoot me an ask/message, or email me at TheWhaleBaby (at) gmail.com.
*Free shipping is limited to the United States.

I’m prepping work for the 2014 Dragon Con Art Show, and as I was digging around for supplies I found all of my leftover “Creature Feature” prints from the 2013 show. I don’t need them! I can’t use them! So I’m shilling them out to the internets. 

If you’re at all interested, shoot me an ask/message, or email me at TheWhaleBaby (at) gmail.com.

*Free shipping is limited to the United States.

I Am Groot.
And I Dance.
Surprising to no one who knows me, Groot was my absolute favorite thing about Guardians of the Galaxy. I want a Groot. 
I want a DANCING Groot.
I just really wanted to animate a tiny dancing tree baby, ok?
(For serious, set some music to it.)

I Am Groot.

And I Dance.


Surprising to no one who knows me, Groot was my absolute favorite thing about Guardians of the Galaxy. I want a Groot. 

I want a DANCING Groot.

I just really wanted to animate a tiny dancing tree baby, ok?

(For serious, set some music to it.)

Snowpiercer Speech-Inspired Shirts

I’ve been obsessed with Minister Mason’s speech ever since I saw Snowpiercer, and all I wanted was a really simple black shirt with the best line (“Be A Shoe”) on it. I couldn’t find any, so I went ahead and made one for myself.

So it is.

Bonus Size 10 Chaos because I happen to wear a size 10 shoe and I couldn’t help myself. Now to order and wear the hell out of them.

Link: Be A Shoe

Link: Size 10 Chaos

Color Palette Challenge #2 for corelliaorbust

Michiko and Hatchin, Palette #17

Holy wow was this thing fun to draw, and I’m pretty sure I love it.

Color Palette Challenge #1 for dragonsinparis

Fire Nation Kids, Palette #12

Azula and Zuko; there was never any love lost between the two. I think I just jumped at the chance to draw chubby Zuko?

What Should I Draw?

Ok, I think I would really like to do this meme! So please, send me some ideas ;_; Even if we’ve never met! I just…would like some drawing challenges to work on.

I’m pretty much down for any character/anything (it doesn’t have to be a character) - so, let loose the ideas!

::pleeeaaaassseeee::

krystleis said: Thank you for the photos! :D

You’re very welcome!! It was a really fun day :D