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Older Mabel that became a Self-Portrait by Alias-Hugo Older Mabel that became a Self-Portrait by Alias-Hugo
So I started drawing an older Mabel after catching up on some Gravity Falls today, then realised I was just drawing myself so I just went with that.

This is an outfit I actually own, I have a big sparkly jumper that's making a return now the weather is turning colder. Also I am the queen of silly novelty earrings!

When I was watching "Double Dipper" it was like looking back into being a 12-year-old:
"That sounds like a fat old lady's name"
"I choose to take that as a compliment!"

:la:
It's like they lifted it right out of my childhood, gah!
Though I didn't have to deal with anyone as persistent as Pacifica! I don't think we had such sophisticated mean girls where I come from. There were a group of girls when I was twelve who called themselves 'the populars' which I just thought was kinda sad because no one else ever called them that! :laughing: I dunno whether I was insanely obvious or wise beyond my years... possibly both?

I think I had a pretty cushy ride for most of my teen years, most of the girls at school liked/tolerated me because I was only mildly weird in a gentle, friendly way and would draw pictures for them if they asked me. No one was nasty to me, but I tended to keep out of the way most of the time anyway. Then again, outside Ireland and the UK, you don't have the custom of friends making good-natured fun of eachother on a daily basis to quite the same degree ('slagging') so maybe it's just different here.
Also, I was always the first to make fun of myself, which probably helped!



Anyway, what was I talking about?
Ah yes, Gravity Falls.

I love Gravity Falls, it's a lovely-looking show with a lot of heart and very true-to-life characters!
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Aloisis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She looks amazing in your style <3
:iconmabelpinesplz: perfect ...just love the way you drew her here :icondipperpines:
right in the childhood :star:
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thankyou!

"right in the childhood" is how I feel about the entire show! :XD:
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Aloisis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome :hug:

Agreed xD
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BloodyFatalis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
so basically, you're Mabel? that... actually explains a lot...
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right?
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PaigeMcgaugh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cute! I haven't seen many grown-up pics of the cast! :)
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, not yet anyway!
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PaigeMcgaugh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:) true!
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BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
is that one earring edible?
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's actually metal with enamel paint on it, they are real earrings I own :)
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BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
would love to see em!
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
is it the bunny one?

it looks like candy on the picture
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, well it looks sort of like a gummy bear in general size and shape, just it's made of metal
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BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
art is deceiving
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: Indeed
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BurnedMatch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I still haven't seen Gravity Falls, but I hear I should totally do something about that! ^^;

Cool self-portrait! :)
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very nice show, and easy to catch up on as there aren't too many episodes yet :)
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BurnedMatch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I see... though it's not out over here as of yet! :(
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's not out over here either, I just watch it online because these shows take forever to arrive, and it will air when I'm in work anyway! :XD:
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BurnedMatch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Fair enough! :P
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BatNeko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, cute. I love Mabel.
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! :D
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
those earrings are adorable :) and im glad school wasnt too b ad for you
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks! I loved school, everyone thinks it's cool to say 'oh, I hated school' but I love to learn and meet new people, so it was a good place for me! Homework I didn't like as much :laughing:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! and no, thats good! and no one likes homework i think...
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Sekele Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
you know, when I saw the thumbnail, I was kinda convinced it was a self-portrait

and actually, we have a tradition of friends insulting each other playfully
most popular insult being "vol" (literally "ox," but it means something more in the lines of "douche"), "madar" (Hungarian), zidak (Jew) , zkurvysyn (son-of-a-bitch), and the recently introduced but quicky in popularity rising "biely neger" (white nigga)

I love Gravity Falls, alto I've heard some people complain about the show overdoing the shipping aspect, or calling it an unoriginal rip-off of Adventure Time and Regular Show
and then there are those who complain just because [link]
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Alias-Hugo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:


Well, it's not really like Adventure Time at all, AT takes a lot from High Fantasy but Gravity Falls takes a lot more from things like Twin Peaks and urban legends. I'd agree that it's quite like Regular Show, but while Regular Show reminds me of the people I know now and the kind-of crappy life twenty-somethings lead, Gravity Falls is much more about childhood. I think it's a very true reflection of what being a kid was like (weirdly) - the characters ring very true and I think it's important that such a show exists - so many childrens' shows have characters that act nothing like the tweens they're supposed to be!
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Sekele Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
yeah, most writers write kids as if they were teenagers (I assume it's because most of them don't remember further into the past)

I assume people compare it to Adventure Time due to the overall weirdness
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