About

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

Hello, everyone! I broke through my 100 sales goal on Etsy and also did well in the artist alley at Anime Expo last weekend so I wanted to thank all of you by giving back with this art giveaway!

How to enter

  • You must be following my tumblr since this is for my followers.
  • Reblog this post (multiple reblogs do not count but are appreciated)
  • Two people will be chosen at random. The two winners can choose from the three prints above. I will also be throwing in some extras in their package! 
  • Winners will be chosen at the end of the month on July 31st

If you want to see other prints/ paintings/ etc that I have for sale feel free to check out my Storenvy here http://squidbrains.storenvy.com/

Good luck!! :D <3 <3 <3

missmonstermel:

kowabungadoodles:

deonte-s:

purplekecleon:

purplekecleon:

purplekecleon:

So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).

Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post

I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.

"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty.  jeeeez all u had to do was ask."

Like seriously?

All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.

Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.

The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.

This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.

Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, cher@poprageous.com - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.

Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.

Good job, Cher Park.

Oh good! There are leggings, too!

hey everybody! don’t buy this shit! fuck these guys!

Do not buy from these terrible people and spread the word that Poprageous can’t be trusted. 

Gross behavior.

Don’t support this terrible company that steals artists illustrations and uses them for profit. I saw this on kotakucom a few weeks ago. It’s so sad when terrible companies get high lites on popular sites :(

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

Hey, everyone! I just made a Patreon to help fund the progress of the illustrated endangered animals book I’m working on! If you’re strapped for cash but want to help out there is a minimum $2 a month option—-every small thing helps out! In the end when I publish this book 10% of all proceeds will go to the WWF to help save endangered animals! If you can’t help out money wise helping out by spreading the word is still awesome! Thank you so much for all of your support. <3

http://www.patreon.com/user?u=224033

Asked kylafrank

Thank you so much for your kind words and time! It means so much to me that I have your support. I hope you had a wonderful time at Anime Expo. Are you from Los Angeles by chance? Maybe we will bump into each other again! 

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at Anime Expo! It meant a lot seeing how positively people reacted to seeing my art in person with your happy comments and kind words! A few people bought every print that included Pockets, Buttons and Fin! I can’t believe it still!

Because of you, my fans, friends, followers and family, I have been able to start my art career. I would have never been able to do it without you—-you mean the world to me <3

Slushy the chinchilla dog is priced to sell fast at 25$ + S&H. Take this cutie 4 X 6 inch canvas home and have a new forever best friend <3

http://squidbrains.storenvy.com/products/5696386-pockets-the-fox-moleskin-sketchbook-for-sketching-and-drawing

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Hey, everyone! Come check out my table set up at Anime Expo! This is my first time having a booth at a con and I’m really enjoying meeting so many new faces! :D

Hope to see you there!

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gobytheshadow:

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!

Is the prize a free cruise? No! Are we sending you on a trip for two? Kind of!* Do you want to know the details? Keep reading!

As you may have heard, En Voyage: An Illustrated Journey is live over at Indiegogo until August 1st! You can check out the campaign here. The images above feature some of the previews of the upcoming book, plus details on the book itself! Visit the campaign and check out our perks, we’ve got some neat stuff to offer you for your help!

We’re going to need all the assistance we can get and we want, even if minimally, to thank you for your contribution to our campaign! By participating in this giveaway, you’ll have the chance to win a copy of the finished book, on us! That’s right, if you are the winner of the giveaway, you get a FREE copy of the book, so let’s get sharing!

Show this giveaway to your friends, one of you could win! Pass the link of the campaign around, we’ll love you forever! Help us reach our goal!

Rules and regulations:

  • The only way to enter the giveaway is by reblogging this post.
  • One entry per blog.
  • Entries will be accepted until the end of the IndieGoGo campaign; August 01, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.
  • If the campaign is not fully funded, this giveaway will be null as well.
  • Prize fulfillment will coincide with the campaign’s ‘estimated delivery’ date; November 2014.
  • The winner will be notified via Tumblr, please make sure to have your ask box open or a way to contact you in your blog.
  • If we are unable to contact the winner, a new winner will be selected.

Thank you for participating and helping us spread the word! 

*If you look at the book simultaneously with somebody else, you both can go on an European adventure!

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Leafy Seas. A gigantic Leafy sea dragon lazily roams among some islands. 

Anyways the message behind this painting is that even the smallest creatures in our oceans are having big problems. Seahorses are endangered due to legal/illegal trade. Over 20,000 sea horses are estimated to be sold for Chinese medicine each year. Sea horses are also sold dried as souvenirs, and along with degradation of their natural habitats due to direct and indirect human contact they are facing serious problems. 

Take care to help these beautiful ocean jewels by helping to reduce waste by recycling, not purchasing dried sea horses from stores, and helping the coast line.   

Since these pins are in limited supply I’m giving friends & followers the option to preorder the ones they want now to pick up from table J13 @ AX on any of the four days of the convention. Pins are made on plastic with a resin and varnish coating and a pin adhered to the back. Pins are Handmade so they might have minor imperfections :)

http://squidbrains.storenvy.com/products/8036364-pin-preorder-for-anime-expo

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Some cuties I will be making into pins tomorrow! Which is your favorite? :)