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How do you scan your images so cleanly? Every time I do a scan for class or whatever the image quality always seems to get lost somewhere between my scanner and computer, even if I scan at my maximum DPI

Part of it is I have a high-end scanner from my old job (it’s an epson graphic arts 1000XL - it’s 18”x24” and scans really nicely), but also a lot of it is editing after I scan the image.  Here’s the raw scan of what I just posted (sized down for the internet). The original size was 400 dpi and I resized it to 300 to work on it, and then post it at 150.


For how I get rid of all that nasty paper texture, see this post. I hope that helps! :)

wendichen Yay! I’m not the only one, and not the only INTJ female ARTIST!  Huzzah! :D And you’re right, we are badasses. ;D

A little self portrait…I’m super excited to get my hair cut next week, so this is what it’ll hopefully look like. Right now it’s a rat’s nest.

linadraws tagged me in this, so I thought I’d do it, too!

Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below and then tag five friends.

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

Vanessa is - INTJ

Apparently only 0.8% of the population is both female and INTJ — any of you guys also INTJ’s? I definitely relate to all the info on this site about my personality type…and yeah, I know it’s weird that I’m an artist. :P It was between this and cognitive linguistics, so there you go.  What’s cool is my husband is also an INTJ, which is neat because we’re so rare! I read him the description of our types this morning as he got ready for work, and both of us spent the whole time going, “yep…yep,” lol.  Opposites don’t always attract. ;)

So most INTJ’s are villains, the heck man!? We’re just misunderstood. At least there are some cool ones on the list:

  • Katniss from the Hunger Games (aw yeah)
  • Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Julian from Trailer Park Boys (of the group, he’s definitely who I’d be, I love this show, haha)
  • Batman (awwww yeah!)
  • Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Fuu from Magic Knight Rayearth (aw, I love her, she was my first cosplay!)
  • Miranda from Sex in the City (it’s true…)
  • Michonne from The Walking Dead (she’s a badass, so that’s cool)

As far as tagging others, I’m not gonna bother, lol, but I’d be interested to see your guys’ types if you feel like doing it!

I can’t believe it’s already fall.



A necromancer, a zombie, and a demon hunter walk into a bar. The bar is this comic.

Supernatural horror/comedy combo with a LGBT-filled cast by yours truly. Launch date set on Halloween 2014, though there is a way to see the first page a month early! Just contribute to the Patreon page and you’ll get the first page Oct.1st, as well as monthly peeks at concept/design/WIP related stuff!. If you want to help out on a one-time basis, there’s also a donation link, too (but no prize for that; sorry).

If you have any questions/comments, just give me a shout at witchmutt (at) gmail

Reblog and spread the word, if you can! Thank you guys so much for the support!

Looks awesome!

A little Anna from Frozen. Still love this movie.

Character design doodle.

A character of mine.