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Patreon first dibs reminder!
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2020-01-21T01:03:34+00:00
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Hey everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the deadline of the 24th is coming up quick for these :) If you're interested, just LMK!

(the other two were snagged :) )

Primo Patron Pricing is also as follows:

  • Red Sonja - $1000 patrons, $1250 public.
  • Vampi (reclining) - $800 patrons, $1250 public

    Thank you!
    -M

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Crystal Prints!
Crystal Prints!more_vert
2019-04-25T03:56:19+00:00
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Hey everyone!

I got the test run of the crystal embellishments done on Emma tonight, and as promised, here’s the info as to how to get one:


First - these things take a lot more work than I thought to do right, so I’m limiting them to ten each. Period. It was over an hour start to finish, and while I’m sure I’ll be able to cut that down as I get more experienced doing them, it’s still going to take close to an hour, with glue set times and etc


Second - these will be Patreon exclusive until May 1st. Any leftovers that don’t get snagged by you guys will be made public, but you all get first dibs.



Third - pricing. Because of the cost of materials, shipping, and time, these are going to be $75 a piece. I know, it’s expensive, but a huge portion of that is shipping, due to the fact that they need to be flat shipped (they’re mounted on the foam core, and they’re 13x19”, so they’re pretty sizeable. You CAN use your Patreon reward on the piece though, if you have one available :)


Fourth - “upgrades” - It’s likely a good thing that USPS ate half my damn shipments last month, since that makes this a bit easier. If I have your prints here, and you want to upgrade them to the sparkle versions, let me know, and you just pay the difference in cost. If you’ve already received your prints, but you also want the crystal version, let me know, and I’ll give you a $25 discount off the crystal one.


Fifth - how to order - message me here, FB, discord, or email me at m.hetrick.art@gmail.com and let me know what you’d like :). They’re going to be first come first serve, and since they’re Patreon only for a few days, I have to take the orders manually, rather than through my site. INCLUDE YOUR PATREON NAME AND/OR EMAIL USED, PLEASE. I will be cross checking these to make sure that Patrons get them first! (This post is public, which is why I’m clarifying this little bit, haha)


It’s a pain in the ass in some spots, but I think this should work. If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!


Thank you all!

-M

The Librarian -- inks! (i think they're finally done!!!)
The Librarian -- inks! (i think they're finally done!!!)more_vert
2019-01-20T05:48:41+00:00
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The Librarian -- inks! (i think they're finally done!!!) 2019-01-20T05:48:41+00:00close

Super rainy and thunderstormy day, plus solo time with puppies, plus shed with a metal roof (with bonus doors and roof that leaks a bit), plus doggo that freaks the fuck out whenever storms hit mean that i didn't go out and color anything like i'd wanted to today.

Instead, i worked on this, and i think i finally have the linework done. You gotta zoom in on this one, folks, lol. SO MUCH is on here.

I'm going to post this publicly, because i think i might use the final piece as a fundraiser for some local pet rescues. We'll see once i get it colored up, but i think it might be fun :)

-M

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User #17605773 - 26 Feb 19 22:40
Ok 👌
Streaming links!  Stream #2!
Streaming links! Stream #2!more_vert
2018-12-16T03:36:46+00:00
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The second of the two, and probably the one folks are more interested in :)

Again, I did these publicly, to kinda give folks a taste of what they were missing. I'll be doing these a lot more for you folks, with a focus on gouache paintings. As time goes on, they'll get more professional, but for now, they're low-fi fun, haha.

Thank you for your support!
-M


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User #15755873 - 17 Dec 18 20:42
Awesome!! Thank you!!
Streaming links! - Stream #1
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They're copied over in the FB group, but i think i can share them here too!

This is the first one - transfers, inking, and holy shit amounts of rain.

I did these publicly, to kinda give folks a taste of what they were missing. You know, like a drug dealer, "Your first hit is free!"

Anyhoo, I'll be doing these a lot more for you folks, with a focus on gouache paintings. As time goes on, they'll get more professional, but for now, they're low-fi fun, haha.

Thank you!!
-M


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Print sale!
Print sale!more_vert
2018-12-13T16:19:02+00:00
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Hey folks!

I'm trying to get some traffic back to my store, and letting folks know that it's set up and working, so to foster that a bit, i'm doing a 20% off all prints sale -- yes, including the new ones! -- for the next few days. Bonus is that if you order before the 15th, there should still be time to get them in before Xmas!

use code: 20December2018 at checkout!

Also! I can't figure out how to set it so that you can add multiple coupon codes in a single order, but all the coupons I sent out to Patrons recently are good on ANYTHING in the store -- not just prints!

Thank you everyone!
-M


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The online store for the illustrator Meghan Hetrick. Get your original art here!

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User #14889568 - 16 Dec 18 23:58
Cool
Hela sketch cover available!
Hela sketch cover available!more_vert
2018-10-07T15:27:41+00:00
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Hey folks!

Something came up and the original buyer for this piece wasn’t able to snag it, so it’s now available ?. I’ll list it this way until tomorrow night (October 8 ) and if it doesn’t sell, I’ll list it on eBay.

Asking $200 for Patrons ($225 for non Patrons). Payment via PayPal, no holds or payment plans (sorry).

If you’re interested, please message.

Thank you!

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meghanhetrick - 7 Oct 18 15:31
Better pic, lol
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meghanhetrick - 7 Oct 18 15:31

Site updates!
Site updates!more_vert
2018-07-16T02:46:28+00:00
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Heads up that i'm currently updating my website from the ground up, so that you guys have easier access to your Patreon perks :) Gonna take a few days, so if you decide to hop over, please be aware that everything's under construction right now, haha.

I should get one of those old-ass geocities "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" banners to put up. Maybe a flashing, animated one.

Sketch card clear out:
Sketch card clear out:more_vert
2018-07-02T19:36:02+00:00
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Hey folks: I’m clearing out some stuff I’ve had here sitting around.

If anyone wants any of these, lmk. They’re regularly $60, but they’re $50 each if you’re a Patron, and are ready to head out tomorrow. No holds, and PayPal only, please.

Top row: Batman, Wonder Woman, nightwing
Bottom row: Catwoman, Captain Marvel, Phoenix, Deadpool.

Just call dibs in the comments or shoot me a message if you’d like one :)

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User #934643 - 2 Jul 18 19:41
Dibs on Catwoman please!
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meghanhetrick - 2 Jul 18 19:41
All yours, Julia!
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User #934643 - 2 Jul 18 19:45
Yay, thank you. :D
Clip Studio on sale!
Clip Studio on sale!more_vert
2018-06-07T16:31:21+00:00
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I've been espousing the wonders of Clip Studio for a bit now, and I know the price has put a lot of folks off... until now. Enter one hell of a sale! https://www.clipstudio.net/en/purchase

I've been using the Pro version for a bit, and i'm upgrading to the EX version now, mainly for the direct digital publishing since i'll have Covenant coming up soonish. I *highly* recommend the Pro version, unless you have specific needs for the "bonus" stuff that the EX will do -- otherwise, it's kinda not worth that extra fee.

(i'm not being compensated for this, FYI, just thought I'd share the link :) )


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User #7904792 - 7 Jun 18 16:33
Thanks, I’ll definitely be looking into this.
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User #5280354 - 9 Jun 18 15:09
Is it an annual subscription or is this price to fully purchase the software? I see elsewhere that they have price points for an annual subscription for 24.99 or 107 for EX.
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meghanhetrick - 9 Jun 18 15:11
I think the subscription is for the iPad version. The pc/mac is for the full license.
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User #5280354 - 9 Jun 18 15:11
Awesome, thanks, I couldn't find the answers on their website. Definitely going to get this, thanks for the heads up!
Dejah Thoris!
Dejah Thoris!more_vert
2018-05-18T23:42:23+00:00
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First Motor City Comic Con piece done!

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User #858122 - 21 May 18 13:19
I hope MCCC treated you well & that you had a blast!
Sketchcards!
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2018-05-14T04:18:05+00:00
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Getting prepped for Motor City next weekend, but these will be available to Patrons beforehand, with the rest available at the show (except for the Ness, Purgatori, and Ivy— those are already spoken for)

Next up: Inks, and copic greys on a few. I’ll post more details as i finish them up :)

Covenant concept art
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2018-05-10T05:43:13+00:00
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Of a character that's in the process of getting renamed, but he's still fun to draw :)

Clip studio, and i have a gif for you guys later today of the steps, but it's almost 2am and i should probably get some sleep.

G'night/morning everyone!

-M

Patreon reward: Done!
Patreon reward: Done!more_vert
2018-05-03T17:14:58+00:00
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First of a few i need to get finished over the next few days :). This is one from the $400 tier, that since I took a bit longer than i wanted to, I bumped up a bit.

Gonna set it aside for a little bit, then look at it again later to make sure, but i think it’s finished :)

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User #5131156 - 3 May 18 17:34
Gorgeousness!
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User #5131156 - 3 May 18 17:35
#ILoveDick
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meghanhetrick - 3 May 18 17:36
#yayDick!
Tutorial Tuesday! (I remembered!!)
Tutorial Tuesday! (I remembered!!)more_vert
2018-05-01T23:41:10+00:00
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I didn't forget! This one's about how to mount art to board so you have a sturdier surface to work on. Sounds silly, but it's a question I've been asked quite a bit, so, here ya go!

I'm using the new Patreon plugin to verify subscribers, so this is for $3 on up patrons. Please let me know if there are any issues!!

https://wp.me/p2RGOE-yv

Thank you!!
-M

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User #2368788 - 2 May 18 00:26
I did get to see the photos in the lens function. I can’t wait to soak in the post. Thank you again!
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meghanhetrick - 2 May 18 00:58
I just reverted everything back to a password feature (new post has it in it, just copy/paste). Sorry for the headache =\
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User #2368788 - 1 May 18 23:50
Hi Meghan! I click on the link and it shows a button Support on Patreon only. I click on that and it comes back to this page. I click the link again and go to the same locked page. I'm signed in to Patreon on a desktop browser. I also tried this through the ios app and it gave me the same thing. I hope this helps resolve the issue.
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meghanhetrick - 1 May 18 23:52
Argh, that's what i was afraid of. It was doing it to me too, but i thought it was just because i can't technically support myself, so it kicked me out and I could only view it as an admin. Let me see if i can jigger it around. If not, i'll just use a password again until this shit gets sorted out :P
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User #2368788 - 2 May 18 00:14
I get you LOL thank you!
Updates! 2018-04-30T21:25:05+00:00

You might notice some things getting cleaned up and such over the next few days, but don't worry! Nothing's really changing on your end, i'm just making things pretty and professional looking, LOL.

If something DOES change, i'll let you folks know in advance :D

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Sketchbooks!
Sketchbooks!more_vert
2018-04-27T21:54:56+00:00
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Aka, the reason I’ve been quiet, aside from, you know, life, hahah.

More coming soon :)

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User #3797041 - 28 Apr 18 01:52
I got mine today! Thanks so much, it’s a beautiful book!
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meghanhetrick - 28 Apr 18 01:53
Glad it got there safely!!
The Shed!
The Shed!more_vert
2018-04-25T22:10:52+00:00
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Behold, the reason it's been pretty quiet over here the last few days (there are a few other things in play too, but that's the big one, haha).

I'm going to be posting progress through my blog, since it's easier to do through there than it is through here. I'm also going to be using that blog a LOT more starting very soon, because i'm getting really annoyed with the Patreon interface. Just makes it easier there, and then you guys have a field of stuff you can read through at your leisure, and don't need to worry about missing anything :)

Now, time to work on some art stuff... or rather, art related stuff, coz I'm trying to nail out the PDF sketchbook for you folks, LOL.

Thanks for your support, everyone!


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Most of the folks checking this out (at least initially) already know the basics as to what I'm doing, so feel free to skip ahead a few paragraphs. For the folks who don't, however, here's the background info: A few months ago, my boyfriend and I bought a house that has a giant 16×24 outbuilding/shed, that I staked out as my own as soon as I saw it.

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2018-04-22T16:34:34+00:00
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Are all on their way to the folks who ordered them :). You should be getting them over the next few days, so if there are any problems, please LMK!

Now on to the next project, hahah.

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User #858122 - 27 Apr 18 01:13
My sketchbook package arrived today, and the wide grin that Willow flashed me when I opened the book was totally infectious! ^.^ (And only a true dog & cat person could capture such "truth" in the stickers. :-) ) For someone like me that was a bit late to your Patreon party this book is a lovely way to catch up on earlier works of yours I missed. I'm so pleased my personalized sketch tapped into what appears to be one of your "fandoms" ... the Faith / Buffy dancing illustration is so great, and having another Willow piece in the book is totally fine by me!
Sketchbook sketches!
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2018-04-17T00:43:44+00:00
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For the Patrons who ordered the standard book. Surprise!

Folks who ordered the books with sketches will be getting a coupon to offset some of the difference :)

And everyone gets a pack of stickers, heheh.

Thank you for your support, everyone!

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User #2667246 - 17 Apr 18 16:40
Well crap, how did I miss out on ordering one of these beauties?
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meghanhetrick - 17 Apr 18 16:44
No worries! They’re on my store :) www.caffeineandexpletives.com
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User #2434095 - 17 Apr 18 00:53
You rock so hard <3
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User #2732835 - 17 Apr 18 02:25
These look great! The top-right and bottom-right sketches are fantastic.
Storm streaming!
Storm streaming!more_vert
2018-04-13T13:47:26+00:00
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Okay folks! Starting at about 1030AM (gotta get the critters settled first) and going until i don’t know when, I’ll be streaming on Twitch (coz i want to play music too) :)

Www.twitch.com/Meghanhetrick

Note that this is an immersive “work with meghan” day, lol. There’ll be cars driving by, neighbor dogs barking, UPS deliveries, birds chirping, and cats climbing up on shit they shouldn’t. The whole work from home shebang.

If you’re bored, come and say hi! I’ll be there most of the day, so the company is welcome!

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User #10111815 - 13 Apr 18 14:05
Your description makes it sound like it'll be an action-packed adventure! ?
Storm! Day three WIP
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2018-04-12T18:17:08+00:00
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Third background in as many days, too :P

Not streaming coz it’s gorgeous and I have the windows open, and the neighbor’s dogs won’t STFU, but I’ll post more updates on this throughout the day as a thread :)

Thank you!

Storm! Aka, tempting fate
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2018-04-11T17:57:32+00:00
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This is either a fantastic idea, or about to be a really bad one, lol.

I set up outside today because it’s too gorgeous not to. Unfortunately, between a shoddy internet connection out here and the neighbor’s dogs who won’t STFU, I won’t be streaming. But! I’ll inundate you all with pics if you’d like :)

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User #858122 - 11 Apr 18 18:01
Color me jealous! (This is me crossing my fingers for you that the weather holds ... :-) )
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meghanhetrick - 11 Apr 18 18:02
I have a gigantic shed to flee into should it change, one that will EVENTUALLY be my studio, hahah
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User #5280354 - 11 Apr 18 21:08
All the pics!!!
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User #934652 - 11 Apr 18 17:59
THAT CHAIR THO
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meghanhetrick - 11 Apr 18 18:01
Hahah, it’s not the most comfortable, but it sure is pretty!
Storm Progress, Day 1
Storm Progress, Day 1more_vert
2018-04-11T02:33:38+00:00
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Not too shabby, if i do say so myself.

I’ll be back at it tomorrow afternoon, so if you’re free and bored, swing by Twitch!

Thank you!
-M

Streaming!
Streaming!more_vert
2018-04-10T14:55:56+00:00
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Got a new mount for my webcam last night, and I’m everything set up now — I hope to start at around 1230 PM EST. It’ll be via Twitch, coz I want to listen to music while I work :)

Www.twitch.com/Meghanhetrick (sorry there’s no direct link, it won’t allow me to do that AND post a pic in the app, because dumb).

Related aside: This is attempt number FOUR at writing this post, because of bugs. Seriously, Patreon, get your shit together when it comes to the freaking app.

The Winner!
The Winner!more_vert
2018-04-10T01:49:46+00:00
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Is Storm!

I added a bit more to the outside, because upon scanning my inventory, i realized i only have 16x20 board in stock... and it's my discontinued "hoard this shit like GOLD" stuff, and i am loathe to trim that down to 11x17.

SO, big fancy schmancy piece it is. I have a feeling that this'll end up at the quality of the Psylocke/Archangel piece i did this time last year (similar color palette too), so i'm not too worried about that. Plus, it's easier for me to work bigger at this point, especially when it's going to get cropped and reduced.

There were a couple of reasons why i went with Storm over Phoenix, and they actually show the dichotomy of being a freelancer. Phoenix is a sure thing. You see TONS of Phoenix pieces, all the time, and I have a relatively recent piece that i did of her. The original art for Dark Phoenix will sell a lot easier than a Storm piece, too.

But, and here comes the business side of things, this is for a program cover for Motor City Comic Con... which is in Detroit. I have no recent pieces in my portfolio of ANY women of color, nor do i have any Black Panther pieces, which is The Hot Shit right now for some very good reasons. As a business minded artist, in the current environment, and without those things, i'm just throwing away money. I have a few Storms from Project Sexy things, but nothing like this. Also, bluntly, you don't see her too often. The original might not sell all that easily, especially since, because of the size and medium, it's likely going to fall in the $1600-$2000 range, but prints will likely move well. I also just like how dynamic this one is, plus, i'm in a bit of a "use yellow for all the things" phase, so, it works.

And, worse comes to worse, I can do the Dark Phoenix too, and balance it out, lol.

I'll start the drawing tomorrow, and just dive right into painting since it has to be done by 5pm friday, and i still need to make some cash this week too for, you know, bills, so that means more art being crammed in. No rest for the wicked and/or freelancers!

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User #10111815 - 10 Apr 18 02:26
I know it's a mock-up, but it's still beautiful work. Very excited to see the finished piece!
MCCC Program, AKA the inverse Sophie's Choice
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Well, i made this harder than i needed to, because i really like all three :P

If I didn't have to sell this thing, i'd be all over the first Storm, the more centered one... but i do, so Dark Phoenix would be the better option.

I don't know though... argh. I can't add a poll to this, but I'd still love input.

Thank you!
-M

Edit --> I should clarify that i will eventually do the "losing" piece, but i have, oh, four days to do this, SO, gotta decide which one gets done first, LOL.

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User #2667246 - 9 Apr 18 19:06
I'm always going to go with Jean, but that first Storm is damn cool too. Good luck! :D
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meghanhetrick - 9 Apr 18 19:08
Looking at them in thumbnail form (the best way to get a true sense of composition and such)... that first Storm is the strongest. Jean is the safe bet, but i keep going back to that Storm.
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User #2732835 - 10 Apr 18 00:29
Phoenix for the win!
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User #2579233 - 9 Apr 18 21:39
The first Storm is AMAZING but it would be understandable to go with Jean. I'm glad you'll definitely do them both eventually either way :) maybe ask the con folks which of the two concepts they'd prefer? That way it's their call?
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User #858122 - 9 Apr 18 22:10
I like Storm #1 best, the one where she has her torso most aligned with the viewer. The double-helix motif in the rainbow colors is genius!
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User #5131156 - 10 Apr 18 07:54
The first storm is fuckin' fierce. I love it. She looks really strong, with that direct gaze, and that fits the brief
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User #2434095 - 9 Apr 18 18:55
The first Storm is stunning!! My heart is still stuck on how fierce your Phoenix is though
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User #502151 - 9 Apr 18 19:27
My vote would be for the first Storm. I absolutely love the color design.
Marlowe 6/6!
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2018-04-08T22:15:00+00:00
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Last one: Done!

I'm going to go back in and tone down the yellow-ness, but other than that, this marks the last piece of the project :)

NOW. Off to eat some dinner, then get some doodles done. I'm a bit too beat to stream tonight, but i'd still like to get some sketches done, so i'll see what i can come up with. Plus, it's Wrestlemania, so i'll work while watching that, hahaha.

I'll post later with whatever i figure out!

Thanks everyone!
-M

Marlowe, 5 of 6! -- And impromptu sketch stuff tonight!
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One more down, which means one more to go! I should be finished up around 6pm or so (hopefully before, but i'm not holding my breath, lol).

Once i'm done though, I've decided to do a sort of "Sunday Night Sketch Card" thingie, before i dive into the next round of projects (lots of layouts!), and I'll be selling what i do.

If you folks have requests, LMK! Patrons will have a special price ( $60 for full color, vs $75 for non-patrons), and you have first dibs. Only kicker is that they have to be paid for today. Just write requests below, and i'll put those on the pile first :)

I'm going to TRY and stream, too, but i'm not entirely sure how well that'll work. I'll post more info once i get the last Marlowe piece done, and take stock of what damage i did to my streaming gear, LOL.

Thanks everyone!

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Ish. Maybe. Gonna look at it again in the morning to make sure, lol.

Copic markers on arches hot press :)

Marlowe, again :)
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2018-04-06T16:00:25+00:00
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I crashed haaaaaaard last night, like, got to a point where my brain just went NOPE and I couldn’t figure out the lighting on this piece, even WITH a guide, so this is as far as i got, lol.

Good night’s rest, and I’m back at it :). Should be finished up in the next few hours.

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User #2368788 - 6 Apr 18 16:06
It’s okay to rest up before that point, too. LOL you can get more done in that stretch. Looking forward to seeing your completed work on this piece.
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meghanhetrick - 6 Apr 18 22:57

Sneak peek
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2018-04-05T20:01:07+00:00
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Of today’s first piece — I have another to finish ASAP too (preferably by tonight, but likely tomorrow).

Copic on Arches hot press :)

Late night update - Patreon Rewards!
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2018-04-05T04:18:49+00:00
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The sketches at least -- I've had the second done for a bit, but haven't had time to work on them just yet (gotta finish Marlowe stuff first). The inspo for Harley finally came through tonight. Looking forward on working on both of them!

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User #8226657 - 7 Apr 18 16:10
So awesome!
What to do, what to do... 2018-04-04T17:02:29+00:00

I've been asked to do the back cover of the Motor City Comic Con program, and thought i'd pose the question of WTF should i draw to you folks :)

Adriana Melo is doing a Wonder Woman for the front, so they'd like me to do a "strong, female Marvel character," with a preference for Phoenix or Captain Marvel.

I'm not being paid for the piece, so i need to do something that'll sell, and since I already have a Captain Marvel cover here that hasn't moved, Phoenix is definitely the prime contender at this point, BUT, i wanted to see if you guys had other suggestions. I'm assuming they want iconic, too. My current thoughts are "Good" Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, Captain Marvel, or Storm (with Black Panther's popularity, she could be a good choice, but her art doesn't sell, so that's the main reason i haven't put her at number one).

SO, who do ya think?

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User #4050819 - 4 Apr 18 17:42
So Wonder Woman is a big deal because of the movie and of course, it's wonder woman. Can't go wrong with Phoenix. But just a thought...Avengers comes out a few weeks before the convention. I would go with someone from there....Black Widow or Gamora. I hope to get a chance to go since that's a local event for me.
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User #2732835 - 4 Apr 18 18:46
I can't argue with that logic. Consider my vote changed to Black Widow.
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User #2434095 - 4 Apr 18 17:03
Dark Phoenix is my 100% fave ;P
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User #2732835 - 4 Apr 18 17:09
I'm undecided between Magik with her giant sword, or Mohawk Storm.
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User #858122 - 4 Apr 18 17:40
I voted for the "good" Phoenix ... but I think Elektra would be a nice option. :-)
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User #5972188 - 4 Apr 18 21:14
Scarlet Witch iconic enough? You would kill that.
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User #434492 - 4 Apr 18 19:43
Zatanna, I think it be awesome to see your take on that particular character.
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meghanhetrick - 4 Apr 18 19:45
Has to be a Marvel character ;)
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User #434492 - 4 Apr 18 19:49
Whoops, skipped all that info LOL. Well, how 'bout Riri Williams (Ironheart)?
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meghanhetrick - 4 Apr 18 19:50
I’m pretty sure they want an iconic character, so she wouldn’t count yet, but she’d be fun to do a piece of one day :)
Sketchbooks - Patreon perks!
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2018-04-02T19:14:25+00:00
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You fine folks are getting sticker packs with yours, of all the stickers i did, and maybe something else if I can get the test run to go right ;)

Hope you guys enjoy them!

Favor! 2018-04-02T18:16:09+00:00

Patreon folks who ordered a sketchbook, could you reply here?

I’m going through and cross checking orders, but I don’t want to miss anyone :)

Thank you!
-M

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User #285516 - 3 Apr 18 02:26
Me!!
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User #502151 - 2 Apr 18 18:22
I ordered one. :)
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User #10111815 - 2 Apr 18 18:17
Here!
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User #3278585 - 2 Apr 18 20:07
nanananananana Kite Man! (ok, not really).
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User #3797041 - 3 Apr 18 13:50
Me also
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User #4615597 - 2 Apr 18 21:20
Me as well.
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User #799008 - 2 Apr 18 18:46
Me
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User #858122 - 2 Apr 18 18:20
Me, please. ^.^
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User #5131156 - 2 Apr 18 18:35
One for me, please
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User #10970261 - 29 Apr 18 16:49
Kind of late, but I'm here too!
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User #2434095 - 2 Apr 18 18:22
I did! :)
SCCC and Other Stuff recap! 2018-03-27T00:39:21+00:00

Hey everyone!

Did you enjoy your weekend respite from me? Lol. ANYHOO, my first convention of the year is now in the bag, so that means it's time to get back to it. I got some SUPER cute die-cut stickers in on Friday while i was setting up for the convention, so all the folks here who ordered sketchbooks will be getting a goodie pack with theirs, along with whatever else i can cram into those envelopes :)

As for art stuff, i'm still nose down Marlowe stuff, but i also have a cover to do this week, which i'll be painting, and hopefully streaming if i can get this shit to work right. There are also a couple other big pieces coming up (commissions), as well as Patreon commissions that've been sitting here waiting to be done -- no excuses for those, besides that i forgot how much work it is trying to get things together for a convention. That being said, i'm shutting down the "big" tier for a bit while i get everything caught up.

For next month, i have two pieces that need to be done in record time too -- one for an art donation for a charity event, which i'm absolutely stumped on what to do. I'm so used to doing superhero things, that i'm pretty much derping on what to do for this (the theme is "strong women," and i'm kind of the oddball as a comic book artist, since everyone else is like, fine art and photography. Gallery style stuff). The next piece is the back cover for the Motor City comic con program, which i was asked to do a few days ago. That piece will very likely be a Phoenix painting (it's her or Captain Marvel, by request), and will be the monthly print for folks in that tier.

Okies, that's it for now. I'm going to get everything unpacked, and then start getting all the goodies packed up for everyone.

Thank you all for your support!

-M

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User #2579233 - 28 Mar 18 01:17
For the charity event piece, while keeping with the theme, leaning it towards referencing the charity itself might help it be more meaningful to the bidders/attendees/etc. But honestly, who even knows these days. With pop culture being permeated by geekery and the success of superhero stuff, maybe they're hoping you'll donate a badass Wonder Woman action splash or something like that just for the more universal appeal (and because you're a comic artist).
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User #2579233 - 28 Mar 18 01:19
Also, your work is entirely worthy of being in a gallery so I am sure it'll fit right in.
Pre-Con Cleanout!
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2018-03-20T15:58:53+00:00
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Hey folks!

I'm getting stuff rounded up for the show this weekend, and wanted to post these up for all you guys, so you have first dibs before they get dragged along. I'll open it up to other folks after 6PM EST :)

Patreon prices first, "general masses" price second.

First set:
-- Watercolor tray - $30/40 - apx 4x3, watercolor
-- Amrap (the cat) - $25/40 - apx 3x3, watercolor

-- Tyr double PSC - $60/100 - 3.5x5

-- Lion-O - $60/$100 - apx 2.5x5, copic marker

-- Maul - $60/100 - 2.5x3.5, watercolor

-- Clasic Wonder Woman sketch - $40- apx 3x4, ballpoint pen and marker


Second set:

-- Study sketch (two pieces) - $75/$100 - apx 8x10, Duralar
-- Mermaid sketch (two pieces) - $150/200 - apx 8x10, Duralar

Third image:

-- Captain America sketch cover - $75/100 - pencil

Fourth Set -

-- Inktober sketches. Patreon prices: $60 each, or 2/$100. 6x6, ink. General prices: $75 each, or 2/$125

Fifth image -
-- Nyx, sketch a day - snagged!

If you'd like any, you know the drill :)

Thank you!
-M

Sketch a Day catch-up!
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2018-03-19T21:27:11+00:00
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This time with Tyr from Covenant, and, like Aria, in both his “forms.”

Double sketch card, but since he’s not exactly known (yet!) he’s only$75 for non patrons, and $60 for :)

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A little something extra this month :)

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User #2826909 - 19 Mar 18 19:22
yesssssssss! so awesome!
Sketch a day catchup :P
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2018-03-19T16:57:10+00:00
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I’ve had these sitting here for days now, but I keep forgetting to post them, SO, I’m making sure I do it now :P

First up is Leeloo (Fifth Element) with a big bucket of KFC, because Chicken = Good.

$100 for non patrons, $60 for, coz i owe you guys a bit of a better perk today. 6x6, ink on Bristol :)

Call dibs below if you’d like her :)

Marlowe key frame, WIP
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2018-03-19T14:03:12+00:00
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Just a better shot of the thing I’ve been showing on lens :)

Copic marker for now. I’m about to add the white highlights. Colors will be digital.

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The start of them, at least. I also ordered some die cut, which I’m REALLY hoping are here in time :P

Sketch a Days (and other updates) 2018-03-14T16:50:25+00:00

Hey folks!

I'm about to get started on a few sketch a days, specifically Comics, Games, and Movies -- if anyone has any requests, LMK!

Also, I ordered vinyl stickers a few days ago, and i'm waiting on them to come in. I didn't order a lot, and i won't be selling them through my website, BUT, you guys will have first dibs on them. Patreon folks who ordered a sketchbook from me will get a few stickers included, as well as one of the little tag/button/magnet things i made up last night :)

Okies, back to work for me!

Thanks!
-M

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User #8226657 - 14 Mar 18 18:31
Don't know why, but Booster Gold popped into my head when I saw this post.
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meghanhetrick - 14 Mar 18 21:25
Also, Katie Sackhoff is a girl crush of mine ❤️
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User #799008 - 14 Mar 18 21:23
Sketch-a-day suggestions: Leeloo Riddick Starbuck (either but I’m partial to Katie ?) Ruby Rhod War Doctor 7 of 9 K'Ehleyr Ambassador Kosh Pilot Scorpius River (Song or Tam) Strax Teal’c Colonel O’Neal Borg Queen Abby Sciuto Gibbs Q (Star Trek or Bond) Locutus Ron Swanson Professor Chaos Jaylah The Empty Child Adam Savage I could do this all day but this is probably enough for now ;)
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User #5062287 - 14 Mar 18 19:03
I don't think it will come as a surprise if I suggest Nightwing....
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meghanhetrick - 14 Mar 18 21:24
Yes to all those!
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2018-03-14T00:26:09+00:00
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If anyone needed affirmation that i'm a child of the 80s/90s, here you go. Looks like i was channelling Lisa Frank with this shit, LOL.

Just, you know. With cursing.

And anatomy.

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User #2579233 - 14 Mar 18 00:57
Lisa Frank with cursing is the future I've been looking forward to, tbh. The colors on these are beautiful ♥
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User #2434095 - 14 Mar 18 00:35
This is so freaking cute omg. Will this end up being a sticker sheet or individual stickers?
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meghanhetrick - 14 Mar 18 00:37
I ordered stickers of some of them last night, because i wanted vinyl ones, buuuuut i might be experimenting with sticker sheets tonight as well ;)
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meghanhetrick - 14 Mar 18 00:37

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meghanhetrick - 14 Mar 18 00:38
This is either the best idea ever, or the most dangerous idea ever, LOL
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User #2434095 - 14 Mar 18 00:40
That is freaking exciting, I can't wait to see the outcome of your next project :P
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User #5062287 - 14 Mar 18 03:23
Lisa Frank wishes they could get away with stuff this awesome.
Stream! 2018-03-09T21:26:58+00:00

Getting ready to do a quick stream to see how well the Surface does. Pop on over to www.youtube.com/meghanhetrick if you're bored :)

I'll be coloring some stickers, or that's the plan at least, haha.

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2018-03-08T23:14:50+00:00
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Tossing this over here really quickly, coz i'm late for a dinner! I'll post more info shortly as to your perks for being Patrons!

https://www.caffeineandexpletives.com/shop?olsPage=products/sketchbook-preorder&olsFocus=false

-- Update, now that i'm back and staving off a meat coma, because Korean BBQ is crack --

I want to make this worth it for you folks, so i have a couple of ideas to throw at yous:


- Upgraded "sketch" -- the paper is going to be glossy, so i can't do full color on it, but i can certainly work something out with inks. I can also do either a full body, or a double bust instead of just the single :)

- Stickers - Because who doesn't love stickers. I'm still working on the designs for these, but i'll get some out and include an exclusive one

- Pin - I have ideas. Oooooh do i have ideas. Again though, gotta get them done. Good thing these books won't be in until the end of the month, LOL.

- I have a piece of art that i haven't published anywhere yet, but didn't make it in this book. I'm thinking of making it a limited edition print to go along with Patron orders -- i'll attach it in the comments, since i can't add another pic here.

This is also in addition to the $10 coupon that Patrons of the, well, $10 a month tier can use in the store (check your messages!), so that'll help too!

I'll get back to work, and get things together for the goodie pack for you fine folks!

Thank you everyone!

-M

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User #858122 - 9 Mar 18 00:26
Well, as I was afraid of missing out ... I placed my order. ^.^ We can work out the implication of any Patron perks when the time comes.
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User #3797041 - 9 Mar 18 04:58
I ordered as well. Didn't want to miss out
Sketch(book) a Day!
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2018-03-08T17:05:18+00:00
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Today's theme is "creator owned", so, instead of doing a sketch, i'm doing a sketchBOOK.... which is also something i need to do anyhoo, and i'm cutting it REALLY freaking short to get them in on time before my first show and blah blah blah.

ANYHOO. Heads up that, should things go as planned, i should have not one, but two sketchbooks available for preorder tomorrow.

One will be an 8.5x11, and has my paintings, personal sketch cards, process art, basically a whole mishmosh of things. Current size is about 48 pages or so?

The second is a smaller, 6x9 book of the full run of Project Sexy -- all 62 pieces done will be in it... i think it's still running at about 36 pages, hahah.

ANYHOO, i'll be sure to have some Patreon perks for you fine folks, but i wanted to give you guys notice first :)

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User #858122 - 8 Mar 18 17:08
As an art / artist fan I really like these sorts of books. I'm really curious to see what gets included in each. :-)
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User #7904792 - 8 Mar 18 20:02
I’m excited!
Sketch a Day(s)!
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2018-03-07T18:33:43+00:00
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For both yesterday and today, themes being gaming and comics, respectively :)

Both are $100 for non patrons, or $75 for :). You know the drill from here, hahah.

Thanks everyone!

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User #9769983 - 7 Mar 18 19:18
So awesome.
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User #3278585 - 7 Mar 18 18:34
Claim both!
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meghanhetrick - 7 Mar 18 18:37
Yours!
Hair tutorial stream! 2018-03-07T16:28:15+00:00

I’d wanted to start at noon, but i have some techs coming over around that time (yay, home upkeep stuff), and that won’t really work for something being done live, lol.

SO, I’ll do it after they leave. Hopefully won’t be too long!

Thanks everyone!
-M

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