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HEY FRIENDS ITS MY BIRTHDAY ๐Ÿคด๐ŸŽ‚ and I’m at @qc_ac slangin art all over the place! Bring me presents, or something! I’ve got new prints, new stickers, and I’m out here with amazing artists like @adrawer4ever and @parttimeprincessshop so go give them some love tooo ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’• .
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#queencityanimeconvention #qcac #artistalley #animecon #animeconvention #merch #conventions #ncartists #charlottenc #sleepscribblesart

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We’re throwing down some hella #LOVE this weekend with the #galentinesday market at @gibbshundred ๐Ÿป. Come say hey, have a drink, and get something nice for all the gal pals in your life ๐Ÿ’– amazing humans @allycat141 @munchieandmefp @thegirlnamedkyle @onecraftymissblog @aura_moop @snowbunnystudios @bubblegumpawscattoyemporium @kayshasiemens will be there so you DEF don’t wanna miss us!! ๐Ÿ˜˜
Also: #mimosas
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#localnc #sleepscribblesart #sleepscribbles #galentinesday2018 #galentinesdaymarket #ncartists #treatyoself #treatyoself2018

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mean while, at the sleepscribbles Instagram…

Here at #winstonsalemcomiccon with Bannerwood Arts so come see us!!! We got the goods ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค›
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#comicon #NCartists #bannerwoodarts #comics #wsnc #winstonsalem #sleepscribbles #sleepscribblesart #artistallety #artsquad #artlife #winstonsalemcomiccon2017 #WSCC17 #supportlocal #localartists #localnc

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#winstonsalemcomiccon is having another con on Sept 2nd! I’ll be back at it with some shiny goodies and new stickers so be ready! Only $5 to get in!!!
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#WSCC17 #winstonsalemcomiccon2017 #sleepscribbles #sleepscribblesart #localartists #wsncartists #wsnc #NCartists #supportlocal #supportlocalartists #comicon #events

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mean while, at the sleepscribbles Instagram…

@allycat141 @simplygriff and I will be set up with @acmecomics this year to bring you some SWEET art stuff along with Acme’s comic-y goodness ! @boatwrightartwork may also be popping in from his table for a bit for shenanigans so come check us out and say heeey!โ €
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#heroescon #heroescon2017 #heroes #sleepscribbles #sleepscribblesart #simplygriff #allyart #boatwrightartwork #artists #ncartists #comics #conventions #heroesconvention #artistally #exhibitor #acmecomics #acmecomicspresents #sweetartjams #ajc #artjamscommand #ARTJAMS #ARTJAMS2017

Your Friendly Neighborhood Art Nerds: no_hard_felines (issue #01)

Don’t you love cats? Are you also a big nerd? Well… hope you’re at HeroesCon this year!

Merryn Kepchar, AKAย no_hard_felines on instagram, is currently creating detailed and extremely nerdy cat portraits for all to enjoy (Including me!).

Kepchar, 28, has lived in the Greensboro area for most of her life– a true NC native! Graduating from UNCW with a BFA in Studio Arts, she also gives credit to the Art Alliance of Greensboro for aiding her kitty craft. After her time in Wilmington, she popped back to the ‘boro to crank out these wonderful pop-culture cats.

“My long time love Chris was the one who came up with the idea, I had always done much more serious, traditional landscape, portrait and still life painting and drawing but this project just has a magic and a fun about it that was so inspiring and freeing to me, so here we are!”

She and Chris currently live together with two cats, and a tiny 14 month-old human son.

Kepchar currently leans toward her medium Intuous Pro Wacom Pen Tablet when it comes to favorite art supplies. She applauds the efficiency of working with digital media and how forgiving it is when it comes to shading/coloring her scanned work. The Silver Paintbrush Line runs a close second to her favorites list!

Who/What inspires your work on this project? Why?

“This project is inspired by a combination of John Singer Sargent, for the beauty of his drawing and the drama of form he creates with line, Ralph Steadman for his fun attitude and his brave nontraditional images (especially his series of dogs) and by Nicktoons of the 90’s that made up my first notion of what cartoons “should” look like.”

Do you have any advice for those who want to “learn how to art” but don’t know where to start?

“When you start out you have to train your eye and mind to see things as big, generalized shapes and start your drawing by mapping out these large rectangles, cylinders, triangles etc. When you do this you can compare things to each other in a simple way that lets you understand the placement of different elements in relation to each other and to the whole composition (proportions). Don’t jump into details until the end!”

Favorite Food?

“Pizza, any pizza!”

Merryn will be running her first table at Heroes Con 2017 this year. Don’t miss out! Until then, be sure to check her out on Instagram or her website.

Need to contact Merryn Directly? Say “Hey!” atย purrodies@gmail.com or merrynkpchr@gmail.comย 

artwork by Merryn Kepchar

Stay tuned for artists every other week! They’re everywhere!

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mean while, at the sleepscribbles Instagram…

#FCBD2017 was SOOO FUN! A big shout-out to everyone who came by! Here were a few of the #freesketches I did, I don’t think I got pictures of them all ๐Ÿ˜‚ .
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#freecomicbookday #acmecomics #acmecomicspresents #sleepscribbles #sleepscribblesart #localartists #NCartists #comics #marvel #dc #sketches #spidergwen #lapislazuli #liara #nightwing #deadpool #insaartist #instaart