Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July Art Roundup: Ludo The Knocker, Yzma The Kitty, & A Baby Snow Leopard That Made Me Screech SO LOUD

You know, I actually intended to go to less conventions this year... just not THIS MANY less. Ha. Ha. ::sob::

One thing that's brought me so much joy during my con-free summer, though, is finding new artists on Instagram. I'm always searching hashtags and looking for new accounts, which fills the Artist Alley void in my life. So here come 7 of my favorite new artists I've found this month!


Christina Marie Rodriquez only has about 800 followers, and let me tell you: it's such a thrill finding talented artists with a criminally low following, like finding secret treasure. :D Especially since I know you bots will overwhelm her with some Friendly FOE love once you see this:

Figment!


And, c'mon, just look at her Ludo:

SO SWEET.

(Psst, Christina, any chance you have a Blue Worm in the works? Asking for a friend. Who is me.)

She has lots of great sticker options, too:

 

Head to Christina's Etsy shop for $4 mini-prints, $3 stickers, & more. (She also has an Yzma and Pete's Dragon, ermergersh.


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Puffy Gator - aka Nana Qi - is much more well-known, but new to me! She's done some of the official art for Magic: The Gathering, and her account is full of sweet beasts like these:

Turtle Duck! Remember these from Avatar: The Last Airbender?





Nana Qi sells her work in a few places online, so check out her website for all the links.

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Cauldron Customs has SUCH a vibrant and splashy style, I fell instantly in love:




And my personal favorite:

Hei-Hei! MY SWEET CHICKEN BOY.

I love the sketchy lines and bright streaks of color; it practically glows. She also paints on shoes, purses, wallets, etc. So cool.

Cauldron Customs doesn't have an online shop; she sells her originals via auction and custom commission. Check her IG account for details.


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 Mina Yuyu paints a lot more than cats... but her cats are my favorite:

Squeee!

::melts::

Here's an example of her non-cat work, which really is just as lovely:


She has some work available on Society6, and then even more over on InPrnt. Go browse, there are so many great pieces!


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Okami Of Sweden is only 19 years old, but let's not dwell on that because it's depressing:

 ::swoon::

I think I was still learning to write legibly at 19, is all I'm saying. 


Love the metallic gold on this one:


Ida doesn't have an online shop - yet? - so be sure to follow her on Instagram. She has another low follower account - just over 2,000 - so if you like these go show her some love, k?


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Miss Goldenweek won my heart last week with this little painting:


Is that MY voice, screeching in childish glee? Yes, yes it is. 

(For those who need to see Emperor's New Groove again soon: that's Yzma in her cat form.)

Bianca has lots more for you Disney fans, too:




I love her soft colors.

Her Etsy shop is on vacation right now, but you can bookmark it for the future. And of course follow her on IG to see more.

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Wylfi - aka Yulia - is a master of digital painting, and specializes in all things fluffy and fantastical:

She made holographic stickers of this one, so the eyes reflect rainbows in the light, and Sweet Stay Puft, it's so beautiful. (Go see them here, only video does it justice!)

It's rare for me to find an artist where I want one of everything, but...

You see what I mean?



Yulia has been making little animations lately of her characters, and if you thought these were cute as a static art print, then hold on to your oversized witch hats:


::flailing::

From what I can tell the only way to buy Yulia's work right now is to support her on Patreon, so go check that out!  For $12 you get 2 postcard prints & stickers and such, so it's a pretty great deal.


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Don't have the funds for new art right now? Then don't worry, I got you: I have some to give away! Just tell me in the comments which of these 3 you like best, and I'll pick the winners at random:


Beauty & Beast by Bianca Roman Stumpff, signed print mounted on 5X7 mat

 Kylo Ren by Marta Wit, set of 2 signed 4X6 prints


*ORIGINAL ART* 
Trash Panda Rocket by Michael Banks (aka Sugar Fueled), 2.5X3.5 ACEO

I'll announce the winners in my very next post, so be sure to check back! And I'll ship anywhere, so as always international commenters are welcome.

UPDATE: The give-away has ended!

 The winner of the Kylo Ren print set is ThatGirlWhoLovesELO
The winner of Trash Panda Rocket is Gina
And the winner of Beauty and the Beast is Sugar3

Congrats, you three, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses so I can ship those out to you!


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Speaking of free stuff, don't forget to enter the Squeegineers Sweepstakes, since it's nearly the end of the month! If you've donated any amount to me & John during July then you're automatically entered, but everyone else can enter by e-mail, details here.

Whether you support Epbot by giving actual money or by just being here and sharing my posts with your friends, THANK YOU. John and I are continually amazed by the love in this community, and when I say I would do this all for free, I mean it - but I'm so grateful your support lets us pay some bills, too. So thank you, I love you, and remember that everything you do matters more than you know - so keep being your awesome self this week.

87 comments:

  1. I love The Emperor's New Groove and my big sister is a total cat freak so one voiced by Eartha Kit is still quoted by her to this day. I could hear Yzma as soon as I saw the artwork.
    Also the artist who did those Kylo Ren drawings needs to open an Etsy page! That shading is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing the great art finds. ^_^

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  2. Thanks for sharing Jen! Love finding new artists to follow and obsess over. I honestly love all three but the kylo one has to be my favorite.

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  3. No Tosho-con this year, so no reason to put my hat in the ring. Much happiness to whoever does get one of these sweet treats!

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  4. If you like Yulia, check out Silverfox. Very similar style of cuteness - thought it was them until I saw the name. https://www.instagram.com/art_of_silverfox/

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  5. Oh, my! I need that owlcat! Why doesn't she have a store?

    As for which give-away I like best..I'd have to go with Trash Panda. It's cute!

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  6. love that beauty and the beast print - these roundups do a great job showcasing just how many talented artists there are in the world!

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  7. oh wow, that kylo ren art is really good!

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  8. Thank you! This is exactly what I needed, today :-)

    The flying Kittywol is my favourite!

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  9. I've also been missing Artist Alleys so this post is just what I've been needing! I actually just found an artist online whose art I fell in love with and went on a shopping spree myself ahaha. Phee does more anime art than you usually post here, but her art is to die for: instagram.com/hawberries

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  10. This is entirely too much cute for one post! <3 Baby Figment AND a turtle duckling??

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  11. Thank you for for for searching out beauty and sharing it! I look forward to all your posts. They brighten my day!

    I like the Beauty and the Beast print the best.

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  12. I love the Kylo Ren prints!!!

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  13. Omigosh, so much cute art this month. That lil oyster sticker from Alice in Wonderland. I lurve it so much.

    (I'm all in for the Trash Panda Rocket.)

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  14. I'd like Kylo Ren please. Thanks for all your posts.

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  15. OMG that heterochromic kitten looks just like mine! Running off to buy this art ASAP!

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  16. One of my favorite round-ups yet! I would love the Beauty and the Beast print!

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  17. Oh, the Rocket... The cherry on top... How adorable!

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  18. Oh my goodness, that Beauty and the Beast is beyond adorable! Please enter me in that drawing!

    I've now added several more artists to my dreaming to purchase list. I wish I had a fraction of the talent these amazing artists have, but at least I get to enjoy all this eye-candy!

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  19. I really want to know what book Belle is reading to Beast in the adorable print...I feel like I'm missing out on a great tale :) And I would love the chance to hang it up in my office and daydream about it (while productively working, of course).

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  20. I like the Beauty and the Beast print best.

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  21. That Kylo/Ben print set is amazing!! I would love to have that one!!

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  22. Yay more beautiful art! Thanks for keeping my instagram feed pretty

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  23. Ack! Trash Panda Rocket!!!! I love it so much!

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  24. Your art round-ups are always so happy. Thank you. The Turtle Duck is adorable.

    Beauty & the Beast has always been my favorite. Rocket and Groot are new favorites.

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  25. That Beauty and the Beast print gives me life, I would love it!

    Also I love these art posts you do. They help cheer me up ^_^

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  26. I love the Kylo Ren pictures!

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  27. So much cuteness!!! *in as high as squeely voice as I can muster - which isn't very high*

    I do enjoy some fantastic art and wondering where I can display it in my house.

    For the giveaway, if I am so lucky to win, I would love the Kylo Ren prints. My son would flip for them!

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  28. So many cool new artists! Love all 3 of the prizes - Beauty & the Beast is my favorite, but Kylo Ren would be perfect for my brother...and the little Rocket is so adorbs & would be great to frame for my classroom (once we go back)...

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  29. I like the Beauty and the Beast picture the best :)

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  30. That little Figment, though! I now have several new accounts to follow on Insta.

    And BELLE AND BEAST! (Belle is my favorite princess)

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  31. I would love the Trash Panda Rocket. These art roundups make my soul happy.

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  32. I would figuratively die for the Beauty and the Beast print!

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  33. Loved looking at all the pretties.
    Loving the trash panda rocket one out of the three to pick from.

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  34. Not sure if my comment actually posted once I logged in 🤔
    Thanks for showing us all the pretty pictures.
    My fav out of the 3 has to be the trash panda rocket!

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  35. Oh my, that Beauty and the Beast pic is so sweet it should come with a free toothpaste. It is seriously adorable. Now I must go and look at baby Ludo again before I melt into a puddle of adorableness

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  36. That Yzma print is my FAVORITE EVER.

    For the others, I love the Beauty and the Beast and the Trash Panda. So amazing.

    And thank you for these art posts, they're actually some of my favorite posts of yours. I love the squee-ness!

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  37. Gorgeous, all! I love that B&B print, though.

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  38. Love the Beauty and the Beast print! But they're all lovely!

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  39. Beauty and the Beast would look fabulous in my bookstore!! <3 <3 <3

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  40. Beauty and the Beast! <3

    You always find the coolest artists! I really enjoy all of these posts.

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  41. The turtle-duck and snow leopard are squee worthy! Enter me for the "Trash Panda" please :^}

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  42. Ooooh, Bianca is one of my favorite artists--I was lucky enough to commission a piece fro her a few years ago. I would love to add that Beauty and the Beast print to my slowly-being-Disneyfied living room!

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  43. I love the Kylo ones! I won a drawing from you a couple of months ago, so don't enter me in this one. I'll share the love!

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  44. The Beauty and the Beast is adorable!

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  45. For more animal cuteness check out amandarosewarren_art on Instagram, her sea otters and bears are so cool!

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  46. Cute stuff!
    I kind of like this artist as well: https://www.redbubble.com/people/smolasianartist/explore?page=1&sortOrder=recent

    You can buy stickers and notebooks from her redbubble shop.

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  47. Anything by Bianca Roman Stumpff!!!!

    And I recuse myself from the giveaway if previous winners can't win. :)

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  48. All three are lovely, but that Ben/Kylo set is breathtaking.

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  49. Thanks for sharing these talented artists! That Beauty and the Beast piece would go fabulously with my Belle collection!

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  50. This was a tremendous round up!!! Thank you ;-)

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  51. Whatever noise you made upon seeing the snow leopard, I definitely made upon seeing the Beauty & the Beast one. I'd love a chance to win it!

    Also hooray! More artists to follow on Instagram! *insert gif of Todd from Bojack Horseman*

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  52. Yay, a new art roundup! Always happy to follow more IG accounts that post happy things :-) Thanks for sharing your finds. As for the 3 pieces at the end, I love that Beauty and the Beast one!

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  53. Welp, I'm off to add more accounts to follow on IG...

    I love the style of the Beauty & The Beast- it reminds me of my childhood (eons ago ;-D

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  54. Oh my , Trash Panda Rocket would go so well with my other trash panda art work

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  55. Oh my god that Beauty and the Beast print is calling to me.
    I've had the worst July possible, and this post really helped.
    Thanks.

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  56. Bianca did the artwork in this adorable book of poetry by Alethea Kontis. https://www.amazon.com/Little-Witch-Wizard-Alethea-Kontis/dp/1942541406

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  57. That Beauty and the Beast print will look amazing next to the bookshelves in my office/library. <3

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  58. That Beauty and the Beast print will look great next to the bookshelves in my office/library.

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  59. I would love the Trash Panda original art!! Great art roundup <3

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  60. They're all so precious! I'd love the trash panda print though!

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  61. Such a great way to fill my instagram feed with beauty and wonder! Trash pandas have my heart!

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  62. The Ben/Kyle pieces are wonderful...my hubby would LOVE them!

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  63. Love looking at all the art. Art makes everything better! I adore the Beast and Belle!

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  64. I love all your wonderful finds! It’s so refreshing and uplifting. That Beauty and the Beast picture is gorgeous—definitely my favorite. Thanks Jen, you’re an inspiration. 🥰

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  65. I love the Mylo ren pics...but really all 3 are beautiful.

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  66. Ahem... kylo ren....autocorrect is stuck on at this point...

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  67. Oh, gosh, I love that Beauty and the Beast one! <3

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  68. Beauty & Beast by Bianca Roman Stumpff is my favorite

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  69. The Beauty and the Beast one is adorable!

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  70. Beauty and the Beast is adorable

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  71. My eyes can't take it all!!
    So amazing work, as always, you have good eyes!

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  72. Must have the Kylo Ren, please. So good.

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  73. Omg. Love the beast and belle print !!!!

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  74. I love the beauty and the beast print. It’s so cute 🥰

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  75. Trash panda obvs!

    PS we just watched Emperor’s New Groove last weekend �� Hubs loves that kitty Yzma part...

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  76. Oh wow I love the Kylo Ren piece(s) - how beautiful. I also love absolutely all of these new artists, and have followed them! My Instagram is now so full of art thanks to you and your amazing round ups :-)

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  77. Rolly! He is, by far, my favorite dalmatian!
    Please enter me for Beauty & The Beast, that is ADORABLE

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  78. I love your art roundups! I would like to enter the Beauty and the Best one. Thank you <3.

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  79. so many cute new arts!!!! i love the kylo ren photos!

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  80. Oh goodness, the Kylo Ren is just stunning! Please sign me up for that one. :)

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  81. I love the Beauty and the Beast print!

    Donna W.

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  82. Kylo Ren pretty please, it’s amazing!

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  83. OMG Marta Wit is on my list! Especially those 2 (and a couple others)! It would be Christmas in August if I win those!

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  84. ThatGirlWhoLovesELOAugust 1, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    I love the Kylo Ren print!

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  85. I love that beauty and the beast.

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  86. Belle and the Beast arrived and they are so much cuter in person! Thank you so much!!

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