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Becca Bowlin

18 Jan. Artist in Chicago. Blondie, weirdie, lefty. Totally not a pigeon in a human suit. ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽ‰

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Once when Trout was a puppy we took him hiking in the Sandia Mountains. He had the zoomies and kept racing off trail and sprinting around until we heard a terrible animal scream. He had jumped from a rock and landed face-first in a cactus! It was awful, they were embedded in his nose and all over his chest and paws. I cried the whole time we raced down the desert mountain to the nearest vet. Heโ€™s 100% fine, but to this day he is a cautious hiker, if he sees a cactus he gives it a wiiiiiide berth. Dummy dog. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ• . . . #illustration #characterdesign #cartoon #desert #character #dog #cactus #design #markers #ink #comic #adventure #sketch #doodle #draw #drawing #sketchbook #art #artist #funny #funnydogs

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Itโ€™s my birthday! Last January was really tough. But this year Iโ€™m so happy! I have amazing friends, a wonderful partner, a great new job, a supportive art community and you! Enjoy this tribute to my favorite spoiled brat (other than me.) on his birthday. . . . #art #cartoon #disney #character #emperorsnewgroove #kuzco #design #disneygram #artist #cartoons #illustration #animation #birthdaygirl #mybirthday #lamaface #doodle #sketch #draw #instaart #instagram #fanart

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Quickie doodle after a tarot card reading said I would be dancing and celebrating with friends all week. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ . . . #sketch #sketchbook #doodle #draw #drawing #art #artist #ink #pencil #gypsy #tarot #illustration #illustrate #characterdesign #character #movement #dance #micron #pen #tattoo #design #creative #birthday

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I call this series...SEASONAL DEPRESSION! Full disclosure, I get really blue in the winters. Maybe it comes from growing up in a sandy sunny desert, but these grey, dark and cold months are always so hard on me. I can feel the anxiety and depression seep into my bones and slide under my fingernails. I cancel plans then feel like a monster. I replay mistakes in my head over and over. I sleep too long and dream of spring. Iโ€™m told itโ€™s okay to express sadness and despair from time to time. Iโ€™m just grateful for my friends who still love me, even when Iโ€™m a sad sack of shit. . . . #art #darkart #illustration #depression #anxiety #drawing #etching #black #blackandwhite #challenge #oc #draw #sketch #sketching #artist #mentalhealth #macabre #skeleton #horrorart #instaart #instaartist #winter

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Anyone else struggle to make the eyes match? Or avoid looking unfocused or cross-eyed or wall-eyed or... . . . #illustration #art #artist #artproblems #drawing #doodle #sketch #sketchbook #doodles #cartoon #webcomic #draw #comics #instaart #instagram #instagood #fun #funny #eyes #drawingeyes #thisishard

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Some of my favorite stencils and stickers spotted all over Paris and Dublin. Iโ€™ve got some fresh ideas and am excited to try new methods this year! How hard can it be to make a street mosaic? Iโ€™ll return to the Artist Problem series tomorrow, after Iโ€™m over the jet lag! ๐Ÿ˜œ . . . #art #streetart #streetartist #stickerbomb #stencil #stencilart #paris #dublin #artist #graffitiart #stencils #stickers #europe #vacation #mosiac #artdaily

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I love the art in Ireland. Dublin has amazing Celtic knots twisted into everything from wool to stone. The Guinness Factory displays a giant wooden beer with intricate carvings and tiny mountains hiding in the cloud foam. We finished the night at a local pub and drawing lesson to a hilarious 8 year old with the thickest brogue accent. I โ˜˜๏ธ Ireland. . . . #ireland #celticknot #guinessfactory #dublin #travel #art #carving #art #artlessons #irish #irishgirl #vacation

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Au revoir France. I promise Iโ€™ll be back in the summer with a dozen canvases and a bucket of oil paint someday. Youโ€™re the prettiest city Iโ€™ve ever loved Mademoiselle, and I intend to marry you. . . . #pointillism #notredame #france #tourist #art #travel #travelingartist #oilpainting #mussedorsay #paris #americanabroad #marryme

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