Smile for Isabelle

posted September 18th, 2018, 12:06 pm


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September 18th, 2018, 12:13 pm

LittleLynn84

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Okay, real talk: I'm not even into Animal Crossing. XD

From an outsider perspective, I always thought that Isabelle was a really adorable character. But beyond that, I just never got into those games. I am, however, very much into Smash Bros. And after last week's Nintendo Direct announced her inclusion to the roster of the upcoming Smash game, I just had to draw her.

This was a weird one to draw though, but in a good way. As someone who is otherwise not into the character's original source material, and tends to shy away from drawing non-human characters often in general, Isabelle here was actually a lot of fun to draw. There are a lot of characters in anime/games I'd want to do fanart of, but I struggle sometimes if they clash with my style in some way. To my surprise, I didn't feel that here (although doing this certainly pulled me out of my comfort zone a little). I wouldn't say she was super easy to draw, but I am really happy with how she came out. ^_^

Anyway, I've been pretty down lately, so when I drew this last week for Patreon , it was mostly meant as a little bit of a pick-me-up. Being honest, I'm still not doing much better right now (got a little worse in the last day), so I felt it was time to share it here. I wouldn't say the piece is making all my woes go away, but I find it hard to frown when looking at this. So, I hope Isabelle's charming smile can bring a little cheer into your day as well.

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Also, I hope it doesn't sound like I'm fishing for sympathy and attention. That's not the point. Rather, I just want to be open about how I'm feeling right now. There's been things going on and I've been hit with some emotional punches to the gut very recently. If I've been kinda quiet lately (or if you're wondering where Rain is), this is a part of why. I'm a big girl though, and I will get through this. So with that said, I don't really want pity. If you want to offer some encouragement, share your thoughts on the drawing instead; that would mean the most to me right now.

As for Rain, it's still coming. Probably very soon. Maybe with two updates a week for a little bit while I deal with some things, but I want you to know I am now and will always be doing my best. For me, and for you all. <3

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November 20th, 2018, 12:35 pm

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September 18th, 2018, 12:22 pm

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Awwww, Isabelle!!! (Wait she's in smash now? That's so cute!)

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September 18th, 2018, 12:27 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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This looks so cute!

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September 18th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Second_Chances

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Love ya Lynn Keep up the good work <3 <3 <3 <3

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September 18th, 2018, 6:06 pm

J-Master

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I can’t wait til Smash comes out. So I can unlock and play as her.

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September 18th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Allison (Guest)

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Yeah, I get how life seems to throw gut-punches at you that wreck your plans over and over again.

I don't know about you, but I'm realizing I've got C-PTSD, and so my trauma throws gut-punches even when life is going smoothly. I hope that isn't your problem (though some therapists who handle trans people believe that _all_ trans people suffer from C-PTSD to some degree.)

Anyway, I look forward to seeing more Rain whenever you're up for it.

Total tangent: have you ever considered selling Rain books (and other swag) at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference? There are a lot of people there (~4,000 this year), and they do buy stuff. (Plus, I'd get to fan-squee you IRL!)

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September 19th, 2018, 4:26 am

Gavin and Sarah (Guest)

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This pic just makes me go "awwwww"...

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September 19th, 2018, 7:12 am

:p (Guest)

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Woohoo I finally caught up! Tbh I think I'm addicted to this cause it only took 3 days for me to read the entire thing from chapter 1 to now.

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September 19th, 2018, 6:28 pm

RandomEgg

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This is kind of topic, but who's really hyped for Smash Ultimate?

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September 19th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Guest

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I love the drawing and take your time. I waited so long for homestuck. I can wait again lol.

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September 20th, 2018, 10:02 pm

BUTTERSKY11

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Pull through those punches and look at what you created Art that helps pull people out of dark times when life decides kick you down the mountain. Like all of your art this piece is great and is wonderful, and also play animal crossing it is a great game. But don't look into the backstory too much and don't reset.

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September 24th, 2018, 4:07 pm

Toot (Guest)

T3h cut3n3zz!

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Love the drawing, and it reminds me a lot of the Ghibli-style. Don't have any relationship with the game, or the character, but that doesn't matter; Love it still! <3

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