I’m an adult, I can do what I want!  If I wanna have toys everywhere, that’s none of your business!
Now get out of my sight, I’ve got an important tea party to attend.

I’m an adult, I can do what I want!  If I wanna have toys everywhere, that’s none of your business!

Now get out of my sight, I’ve got an important tea party to attend.

((OOC:  Sister wanted me to draw him smiling.  I think it was a mistake.))

((OOC:  Sister wanted me to draw him smiling.  I think it was a mistake.))

((OOC:  The program I use the most when doing artwork is Paint Tool Sai, as its brushes are a lot better (in my experience) for lineart than Photoshop.  I use the pen tool for most of my artwork, usually with the below settings and a Stabilizer level of 6.

That said, Sai does have its own version of vector pathways, which, while less functional in a lot of ways than Photoshop’s, is also very nice for simple things (like straight lines) and for creating lineart that you can tweak.

The above line was drawn on a vector linework layer; each curve has been translated by the program into points on a vector-based line when it was created.

As such, it can be manipulated indefinitely like any vector-based line, and things like colour, pressure on each point of the line, etc. can be changed to your liking.  This makes it nice to use when I’m drawing long curved lines, like the hem of a coat or Moria’s enormous stomach.

Of course, to make sure that I can get the nicest, cleanest lines possible, I always sketch out whatever I’m drawing and tweak the sketch until I’m satisfied with the way it looks.  

I’m kind of terrible at making strong lines (I’m too tentative!), which is why my pictures usually have so much gooshy shading to add depth.))

1) Having to work for someone else stinks, especially when they’re a bunch of stuck-up losers with too much money and power, but I was happy to have a few years where I didn’t have to worry about the damn World Government causing any trouble for me.  Kishishishi!!!

2) Since you’re kind of stupid, I’ll explain the second one as simply as possible!  The only people who want to have anything to do with pirates are other pirates, and when you’re a pirate whose job it is to beat up or kill other pirates, you don’t get too many pirates coming after you looking for a date.

askkidkid:

ROBOTS ARE STUPID!

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WHAT DID YOU SAY YOU OLD FART LET’S SEE YOU SAY THAT AFTER I KICK YOUR FAT ASS WITH MY ROBOT ARMY I DARE YOU COME SAY THAT AGAIN TO MY FACE

Kishishishi!!!  Old age and treachery will always triumph over youth and skill, you brat!  

Also, I’m so big I could probably stuff you up my nose if you wanted!  What d’you think of that, huh?

Okay… there’s one big and important thing to remember when you want to dig up your new help!  Know the history of the island you’re gonna raid!  You’ll be a lot more likely to find dead heroes on an island where a great war was fought than on Happy Island in the Sunshine Archipelago.  Kishishishi!  Local legends and even gossip can help point you in the direction of a good find, so keep your ears clean when you’re researching a target site, and spend a few days casing the area once you’ve identified a good prospect.  Make sure that you or one of your minions can read the local language and has a basic understanding of the local custom- it would really suck if you spent all night digging into a root cellar or exhuming someone’s septic tank because you were too dumb to know where the graveyard was!

On a side note, if you’re checking out a new area and you discover that other graverobbers are already on site, it’s considered ‘gauche’ to muscle in and start trying to steal their find!  I’m talking to you, Brando!

Attacking your enemies with swarms of bats is the best way to terrorize them into submission!  Kishishishi!

Hey, you’re some kind of friend of the Fishmen, right?  Do they have taiyaki on Fishman Island?  I can’t stop thinking about it….


((OOC: Something different, to celebrate the special occasion!  It warms my little heart to know that I’ve entertained so many people with this silly project of mine!))

((OOC: Something different, to celebrate the special occasion!  It warms my little heart to know that I’ve entertained so many people with this silly project of mine!))