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Alina's Art Blog

Hi there! I'm Alina. I am a sophomore in high school. I am an aspiring animator [probably technical], or maybe a graphic designer. I can't decide.

I draw things occasionally, and write a bit too, so I post my works on here, as well as reblog great art and advice.

Fandoms including [but not limited to] Harry Potter, Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus, Night Vale, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Merlin, Maximum Ride, FMA, SNK, and other assorted. Also nerdfighteria, but that's more of a community.

Are you ready? Because your story begins today.

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Back home after a couple weeks in SoCal! Now I can finally use the full range of my markers again! 🎨 Onto the color palette requests… #fullmetalalchemist #fma #edwardelric #anime #copic #marker #pen #drawing #draw #art #artist #sketch #sketches #sketchbook #illustration #cartoon #animation #alchemy


Now I am VERY enthusiastic about this since dance is like more than half my life so I felt the mighty need to share with you all the day of celebration for the wonderful art phenomenon that is dance.

[Hope my pics are alright. I chose some of my favorites from recent years. To actually witness the art of dance, this YouTube playlist is of dances from my studio. I think I’m in the first 10 or so.]

Percy Jackson in palette 3!

First palette challenge: complete! I’ll keep working on them, so make sure to drop a request! 



Thought I’d just update you guys on what I’ve been up to! Much obliged if you’d check these out!

Instagram: limevines_art

Twitter - limevines

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DeviantArt -

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I’d like to get asks on this. I’ll queue up a few (if I get them) and I’ll do them after my finals are done this week?

" ‘Venti’ makes them sound like evil espresso drinks." ☕️☁️⚡️#leovaldez #losthero #rickriordan #drawing #draw #art #artist #sketch #sketches #copic #marker #leo #illustration #cartoon #sorryfornotposting #heheivebeenindisneyland #foradancecompetition #:)

Ruth from the Valiard Mansion by Ez on dA and tumblr, file under ‘instances where having a colorless blender marker saved my life’. 📜✨ #valiardmansion #art #artist #drawing #draw #drawings #sketch #sketches #sketchbook #doodle #illustration #copic #pen #marker #fanart #cartoon #tumblr #deviantart

Well today was great, amazing, spectacular! [click on pics for captions]

After taking Highway 1 down to Anaheim, went straight to Downtown Disney’s Wonderground Gallery to catch the last bit of Amy Mebberson's art demonstration [probably most known for her Pocket Princesses comics]! AHHHHHH I learned so much just by watching her draw. Got a glorious print of hers [my first one] that I can’t stop looking at!

Of course I was super introverted, but she talked to me anyway! Now inspired, I am off to practice my cross hatching and life drawing…:)

OC Association Meme


Send me a number/OC and I’ll tell you which of these things I most associate my OC with (and why):

  1. Theme song
  2. Flower
  3. Fictional character
  4. Archetype/character trope
  5. Season
  6. Emotion
  7. Super power
  8. Element
  9. Mythical figure/creature
  10. Animal

Please do! I might do them anyway though…

I’ve got my four mains from Cityscape and I suppose you could ask me about the six from Elementalists [Just send a me a letter A - F] and that one unnamed girl [G], but no promises on development for those.