raveninblue Hi Nikki! I've been a long time admirer of your art and comic! As someone looking to take art in college, I was wondering if you have any recommendations/advice/comments about your art college experience, more specifically about MICA but general stuff is great too. Thanks so much ovo

Hi raveninblue!! THANKS SO MUCHHH I’m glad you like my art/comic!! :’D ♥ I guess in general I’ve really liked art school! MICA in particular has a tough foundation program and you’re required to take various academic classes but AFTER FRESHMAN YEAR I’ve really enjoyed MICA so far. Freshman year is seriously difficult but I’m glad I stuck through because I’m really happy being here!! But like any school, you have to look up the teachers and ask other students about the classes; I’ve chosen really good illustration classes based on that (or maybe I’m easy to please idk LOL)! But I know a lot of my classmates who’ve had sucky classes… ):

I’m the type of person who has trouble learning things on my own so I really enjoy being able to receive feedback with critique and ask for endless amounts of help from my teachers. For real, my favorite thing is when my teachers help me… :’D If you have trouble teaching yourself and need a good push to get work done (MEEE me me me LOL), I’d definitely consider art school!! I’ve grown a lot because I understand a lot more with the help of my teachers/peers.

If you’re looking to take art in school rather than going to art school, uhmm…I can’t say for sure (anyone please feel free to comment!!), but those might be more foundation/basic-ish classes and not as specific as classes in art school. For example, some illustration classes at MICA include: sequential arts, illustrating the edible, book illustration, maps, narrative: words & pictures, etc! It really depends on what kind of person you are; my interests are very specific so I tend to enjoy the different types of illustration classes I can take. :D

Overall, I’ve liked being here at MICA a lot and I’ve met a lot of really awesome people! Going to art school is like living in a little bubble where everyone loves the same things you do, almost everyone watches/appreciates cartoons, you all have the same artist’s problems, and I love how people dress, like seriously I can wear a cat shirt everyday and it’d be cool. That’s my favorite thing about art school…LOL jk but seriously.

My classmate Shirley put together this super awesome list with links and stuff with info about MICA specifically I think might be helpful for you!! :D

If you have some specific questions or maybe you wanna know more please let me know! :D

SAD BEAR is a wordless story I drew for book illustration with the main purpose of being an accordion book! It looks really strange cut up like this so here’s the complete image if you’re interested in seeing!

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HELLOOOO EVERYONE…part 1 of TINF chapter 16 was uploaded the other day! I put off making a post  until I had time to make a new cover, which I just uploaded today. :D Due to time restraints I typed the dialogue instead of handwriting it (really surreal to me since I’ve been handwriting 4e) UHHH I might edit that later…anyway, thank you everyone for continuously reading TINF!!! IT MEANS A LOT TO ME ILU… :’D

I hope you like the beginning of this chapter with awkward party scenes and maybe a “new” character you might be interested in… (???????) ;D

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HELLOOOO EVERYONE…part 1 of TINF chapter 16 was uploaded the other day! I put off making a post until I had time to make a new cover, which I just uploaded today. :D Due to time restraints I typed the dialogue instead of handwriting it (really surreal to me since I’ve been handwriting 4e) UHHH I might edit that later…anyway, thank you everyone for continuously reading TINF!!! IT MEANS A LOT TO ME ILU… :’D

I hope you like the beginning of this chapter with awkward party scenes and maybe a “new” character you might be interested in… (???????) ;D

illustrated nursery rhyme for book illustration!

illustrated nursery rhyme for book illustration!

I’m taking a maps class this semester and I made a map of a Krabby Patty :9

I’m taking a maps class this semester and I made a map of a Krabby Patty :9

Strip for Valentine's Day Contest Blog Entry on MangaMagazine.net

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Take part in the ‘Strip for Valentine’s Day Contest’ for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Hi everyone!!! I’m gonna be a judge in this contest so check it out, enter, charm me into voting for you, and win $$$!!!

GOING POSTAL was my cartoon pitch packet I created for my character design final last semester! The stamps were stickers that were created as leave-behinds for my teacher to keep. :D

make urself some fruit booty 69

make urself some fruit booty 69

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WHOOOAAAAA HI EVERYONE there’s a whole new TINF chapter uploaded!!! Instead of a normal plot for this chapter I decided to ease back into comics after my break by doing a bunch of 4komas (thanks Mickey for the initial idea + other ideas and Thryn for your BL ideas too!!! ILU GUYS)

Anyway, I’ve been feeling super guilty for not uploading and I’m excited to say I’m back FOR REAL THIS TIME I even updated my TINF doc w/chapter plans (WHOOOAAA) and opted for a 12+ hrs school day so I could have 2 full days off to work on hw & comics (instead of 1). I did this 4 u… wind blows dramatically.

I’d super appreciate any reblogs/comments and if you could remind your friends TINF still exists! I missed my trio a lot and I hope you guys like a little look into their daily lives. :’D That being said, thank you everyone for your continuous support throughout my unexpected hiatus and for supporting me!
READ HEREE-MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONall reblogs are super helpful/appreciated!

WHOOOAAAAA HI EVERYONE there’s a whole new TINF chapter uploaded!!! Instead of a normal plot for this chapter I decided to ease back into comics after my break by doing a bunch of 4komas (thanks Mickey for the initial idea + other ideas and Thryn for your BL ideas too!!! ILU GUYS)

Anyway, I’ve been feeling super guilty for not uploading and I’m excited to say I’m back FOR REAL THIS TIME I even updated my TINF doc w/chapter plans (WHOOOAAA) and opted for a 12+ hrs school day so I could have 2 full days off to work on hw & comics (instead of 1). I did this 4 u… wind blows dramatically.

I’d super appreciate any reblogs/comments and if you could remind your friends TINF still exists! I missed my trio a lot and I hope you guys like a little look into their daily lives. :’D That being said, thank you everyone for your continuous support throughout my unexpected hiatus and for supporting me!

gluttony and temperance