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Just Some Bella x Edward Lineart by MandiPope
Just Some Bella x Edward Lineart
I did this a couple of weeks ago.  Showed it to Jericca/Crowmamma but never felt compelled to go further with it.  Um, and on that note, Jericca, DID I even show this to you?  It's been so long I've forgotten.

Saw it in passing in my Twilight folder while searching for other things and figured I'd show it to you guys, just in case there's any redeeming value to it.  (Not that I'm holding my breath on that.)  :)

Edward's legs are curled behind her, he isn't just randomly cut off.  At least that's how I drew him on his own separate sheet of paper, but when I added Bella into it from her separate piece of paper, things just didn't go like I'd planned.  (Yes, I draw individual characters on separate sheets of paper in order to preserve detail because working on such a small scale doesn't work for me.)

So here's Bella and Edward, most likely hanging out in the meadow or something.  Done in the timeframe of Twilight/New Moon, I should think, as Bella looks a bit younger to me in this one than as I often draw her around Breaking Dawn timeframes.


Bella Swan and Edward Cullen belong to S. Meyer.
Art by M.L. Pope, 2014.
Medium:  Ink on sketchbook paper x 2.
DO NOT TRACE, COPY, ALTER, COLOR, REUSE OR REPOST.  Pretty please n' thankyew.
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*cough hack wheeze*

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 28, 2014, 5:24 AM
Just kidding.  Kind of.  I'm getting over my cold-like thing.  About time, too.  

Just kidding again.  Kind of.  Colds and flus so very rarely last on me.  My immune system, I gotta hand it to me, is pretty kickass.  It doesn't tolerate what I'll politely call "bullshit" and kicks stuff outta my system with a right quickness.  I'm very grateful for the immune system I've got, which comes from my Scottish/Norwegian hearty farm stock lineage.  The Popes are notorious for their immune systems that do not tolerate, again, as I said politely, bullshit.

I have the day off from work, which is pretty nice, so I'll get today to recoup and be prepared to head back into the Salt Mines (as I call Dean Health Systems where I am currently employed) on Wednesday.  Bright and early at 11AM.

11AM?  Seriously?  I've been up for at least half the day by that point.  Heck, I've probably done more by that time than...  no, I won't say "than most do all day," that's arrogant, but let's say I've done quite a bit by 11AM and that's when my work day is really just starting.  *gloats*  Go Mandi, go Mandi.

Anyway, things are good otherwise.  As I made mention to my honey Puppetcancer yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to take note that while I was in the throes of the worst of my cold, (which ain't saying much, trust me), not once did I even think of Oxycontin.  Um, maybe because I was envisioning and dreaming of Sudafed instead, LOL, but you know what I meant.  I was in pain, and pain triggers thoughts of pain killers.  Or should, so I thought, and failed to yesterday.  Yes!  Told John I think maybe I've healed from my drug addiction a little more than I'd previously believed.  He agreed with me.  I think we're right.

Something that didn't escape my attention was a realization I came to.  Now prior to this, my celebration of sobriety anniversary dates (the tenth of each month), I was merely celebrating the fact I wasn't on dope any longer.  Which is great enough in and of itself, but a new thought occurred to me.  That date also reminds me, "you screwed up big time X number of months ago!"  It took long enough, but something in me finally snapped back at that little voice, "yeah, I screwed up big.  It was colossal how badly I marred things up.  ...  BUT...  if my mistake was so big, imagine how much bigger it was for me to be woman enough to admit I did foul up and correct it.  NOW SHUT UP."

And the voice shut up.  It took a second, it tried to argue its albeit weak point, but I gave it a cookie and that silenced it for good.  :)  When in doubt, give that annoying voice in your head a cookie.  Try it sometime.  Tell me it doesn't work.  Your annoying voice cannot possibly talk while shoving a cookie in its mouth.  Trust me on this....  and try it for yourself sometime.  It may not silence it entirely, but it'll make its words more mumbled and jumbled while it's eating its cookie.

Again, you'll just have to trust me on this one.

I did tell you I'd probably relax today, but more likely than not, I will spend it at my computer working in Photoshop, which is as good as relaxing because it does numb my mind a bit.  Photoshop = Brain Novacaine, LOL.  Anyhow, that's my battle plan for the day; sit on butt at computer and color, possibly sketch something here and there and drink tons and tons of water and various "good for you" fluids that'll give this cold the final heave-ho and get it the heck outta my system.

But stay a safe distance from me so you don't get it.  I'm still nervous that I've infected John, but to date, he seems to be okay, so I'm going to try and knock that off.

God love you as much as I do, Possums, if He can.  :)


MLP

Photo by jeffretta, Journal Skin by jeffretta
  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Gangland: Devil's Playground
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

Back In Madison... And Sick.

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 27, 2014, 4:36 PM
Had a great weekend with Puppetcancer.

Had a not so great day at work, because I have a massive cold.  My head feels like it's in a vice grip half of the time, the other half feels as if it's trying to escape through my nose.

You're welcome for the visual.

But I did want to write quickly to let everyone know I'm back.

Sick, but back.

God love you like I do, my Possums.

Mandi L. Pope

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Scientist - Willie Nelson cover of Coldplay
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: The Judge trailers and clips on YouTube
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

Later On That Day...

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 3:28 AM
Later today, I'll be heading out for the four and a half hour drive to see Puppetcancer, and yeah, go ahead and ask how excited I am.  I could dance, I'm so excited to see my man.  

Before I say anything more, I need a prayer request for my girl Crowmamma.  Any good thoughts and energies you wanna send her way are much appreciated, even just a quick "hello and I'm thinking of you" comment or note to her would NOT be wasted on my girl.  So please show Jericca some love --  she needs it right now.  

And Beri Girl?  I love you.  So.  Effing.  Much.  You mean the damned universe to me.  I'll do anything for you, babe, just let me know what you need and Bear's there.  'Cause I told you, the only two things that should matter to you are money and Bear, and when the money runs out, BEAR IS STILL GONNA BE THERE.

So I'll be royally absent this weekend, romping around with John and paintin' the town...  if not our faces.  I'm getting us some makeup so we can dress up as older versions of ourselves for a Halloween party.  I'm super excited.  It's also our friend Karen's birthday, so I bought her a pendant from a local shop as well as made her a pair of earrings.  The pendant and earrings don't match, but hey, they're kinda nice, I think.  I hope she'll like them.

And we'll be watching Gravity Falls at some point, I presume.  He got me into that series and I love it!  

So excited.  Will let you all know when I'm back home.

God love you like I do, my Possum Pals!

MLP

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Scientist - Willie Nelson cover of Coldplay
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: The Judge trailers and clips on YouTube
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

*cough hack wheeze*

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 28, 2014, 5:24 AM
Just kidding.  Kind of.  I'm getting over my cold-like thing.  About time, too.  

Just kidding again.  Kind of.  Colds and flus so very rarely last on me.  My immune system, I gotta hand it to me, is pretty kickass.  It doesn't tolerate what I'll politely call "bullshit" and kicks stuff outta my system with a right quickness.  I'm very grateful for the immune system I've got, which comes from my Scottish/Norwegian hearty farm stock lineage.  The Popes are notorious for their immune systems that do not tolerate, again, as I said politely, bullshit.

I have the day off from work, which is pretty nice, so I'll get today to recoup and be prepared to head back into the Salt Mines (as I call Dean Health Systems where I am currently employed) on Wednesday.  Bright and early at 11AM.

11AM?  Seriously?  I've been up for at least half the day by that point.  Heck, I've probably done more by that time than...  no, I won't say "than most do all day," that's arrogant, but let's say I've done quite a bit by 11AM and that's when my work day is really just starting.  *gloats*  Go Mandi, go Mandi.

Anyway, things are good otherwise.  As I made mention to my honey Puppetcancer yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to take note that while I was in the throes of the worst of my cold, (which ain't saying much, trust me), not once did I even think of Oxycontin.  Um, maybe because I was envisioning and dreaming of Sudafed instead, LOL, but you know what I meant.  I was in pain, and pain triggers thoughts of pain killers.  Or should, so I thought, and failed to yesterday.  Yes!  Told John I think maybe I've healed from my drug addiction a little more than I'd previously believed.  He agreed with me.  I think we're right.

Something that didn't escape my attention was a realization I came to.  Now prior to this, my celebration of sobriety anniversary dates (the tenth of each month), I was merely celebrating the fact I wasn't on dope any longer.  Which is great enough in and of itself, but a new thought occurred to me.  That date also reminds me, "you screwed up big time X number of months ago!"  It took long enough, but something in me finally snapped back at that little voice, "yeah, I screwed up big.  It was colossal how badly I marred things up.  ...  BUT...  if my mistake was so big, imagine how much bigger it was for me to be woman enough to admit I did foul up and correct it.  NOW SHUT UP."

And the voice shut up.  It took a second, it tried to argue its albeit weak point, but I gave it a cookie and that silenced it for good.  :)  When in doubt, give that annoying voice in your head a cookie.  Try it sometime.  Tell me it doesn't work.  Your annoying voice cannot possibly talk while shoving a cookie in its mouth.  Trust me on this....  and try it for yourself sometime.  It may not silence it entirely, but it'll make its words more mumbled and jumbled while it's eating its cookie.

Again, you'll just have to trust me on this one.

I did tell you I'd probably relax today, but more likely than not, I will spend it at my computer working in Photoshop, which is as good as relaxing because it does numb my mind a bit.  Photoshop = Brain Novacaine, LOL.  Anyhow, that's my battle plan for the day; sit on butt at computer and color, possibly sketch something here and there and drink tons and tons of water and various "good for you" fluids that'll give this cold the final heave-ho and get it the heck outta my system.

But stay a safe distance from me so you don't get it.  I'm still nervous that I've infected John, but to date, he seems to be okay, so I'm going to try and knock that off.

God love you as much as I do, Possums, if He can.  :)


MLP

Photo by jeffretta, Journal Skin by jeffretta
  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
  • Reading: The Tehran Conviction - Tom Gabbay
  • Watching: Gangland: Devil's Playground
  • Playing: Calvinball
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: H2O

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puff222001 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, sweet thing! I have missed you so much! My computer has been broken for several months and I only just now have enough data on my phone to get on deviantART; my brother and I bought a bigger plan. I miss you and your support and friendship and awesomeness! How have you been? I see that you're doing very wonderfully with your boy. ;) Are you keeping in there? Quick, give me four prompts to draw! I miss drawing and even just sketching will get me back into the groove. I send all my love and sweet care and hope the last year has been a lot easier for you! XD
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Lady!

Prompts?  I don't know about prompts, but what I do when I need inspiration, I draw from books I've been reading or illustrate my childhood favorite books/stories/myths/legends.  Maybe try that?

I done miss you, too!  Sorry to hear about your busted computer, but glad you were able to get on dA from your phone.  Hope to see you around here more often!

Love you!
MLP
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll comment and fave them all when I get home, Bella, but from what I can see so far, you don't need me to make any tutorials, you totally dominate when it comes to artwork!  Great job, girl!

Love,
Sugar Bear
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SpiritSilverLion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member
:blush: thanks a lot Sugar Bear! 
I just wish I could shade like you do :( I dont know how
And if there are any other things you have in mind for me to draw, just shoot!
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bells, you draw beautifully, don't sell yourself short.

I have NO inherent talent, everything I can do, I can do because of practicing, and I'm sure one day, with some more of it, you'll draw just the way you want to.  That's the awesome part of art; there is no talent, there's just hard work and you are rewarded for it.

Sugar Bear
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AmateurArtistt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, do you draw realistic portraits?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't say I do.

MLP
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AmateurArtistt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Do you want to?
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MandiPope Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never had the desire to, no.

MLP
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