Hello! My name is Jillian. I'm a freelance artist that enjoys painting cute and chubby animals. A lot of my art is sold as prints. Message me for commissions or art jobs!

Instagram @_squidbrains

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Super rough idea that I had that I thought would be hecka fun to animate in Flash. Have an itch to animate stuff.




A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.


All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

Being a dumb dumb. Got to work pretty early. Feeling good since I’m finally able to move out of my old apartment and into a *safe* apartment. I can tell my mood has already lifted exponentially! You know—-without having to worry about being mugged while taking your trash out at night or screwed with when you’re doing your laundry. Ahhhhh. So I did my makeup and put on a happy face. I missed you, happy face. It’s bee months. 

The creepiest thing of all with my current apartment is people can peek into my window and see me sleep at night from the alley. Sometimes they get really angry and hit the window to wake me up. The manager would not do anything about it…. so here’s to a new place that allows dogs AND has central AC.



Just an update to say hello to everyone! I’m not dead! :D Just working full time at my new job (1.5 months in!) and working on my endangered animals book on the side! It’s tough doing work at home now but my Patreon helps me stick to the plan!

Anyways here are some wing designs that I am working on for a friend’s tattoo. First are the super rough sketches and second are the more refined roughs. Now I’m coloring them. Yay! So much fun!

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My uber cutie dream boat. We sail the seas of love together on our derpy ventures <3

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A pond sketch that I made into a finished painting over on my Patreon page! Go check it out <3 http://www.patreon.com/user?u=224033

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The Ride——last painting finished from over the weekend! Going to take a break from these for awhile and work on other stuff. Hopefully by next April I’ll have maybe 20 of these to compile into a small book to sell at Wonder Con!

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So I downloaded Gucamelee on the Xbox and…

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Halp I’m tarped~ Check out my Patreon for super secret updates later this weekend. It’ll help me publish a small book of these!  http://www.patreon.com/user?u=224033

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Whahahaha—-I think I proballay don’t update enought tbh. 

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Here is a rando sketch. Yaaay

More sticker packs with Pockets and friends, bunnies and ocean life! If you are interested in owning a pack message me!

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Charlie was being cute tonight.

Some cutie dragon stickers I designed to sell as a pack!

I think drawing handmade stickers is a lot more fun than printing them! So expect different animal packs in the future :D