starfish*butthole: sketches n' whatnot

Talia * 29 * geek * gamer* feminist * perverted porn peddling artist & connoisseur * writer *

I don't remember the origin of the term "starfish butthole", but my design professor in college used it to refer to really bad work we put on the walls for critique.

Thus, this is my really bad work. And some not-so-bad WIPs that might look pretty later on. And things that inspire me, like awesome illustrations, music, and graphic design work. And geeky things like World of Warcraft and various animes I'm in to. And porn. Lots of that probably. And ranting. And other randomcity I see fit to toss up BECAUSE I DO WHAT I WANT.

WARNING: I like sexy things of all kinds so beware of occasional NSFWish goodies!

Anonymous asked: I'm curious what races have been submitted the most for the exchange?

I have only skimmed the links but I’d say blood elves, trolls, and draenei in that order? Though I have seen some goblin and night elf characters too!

Took a break from work-work to doodle a design for a new mage character but then was like meh not quite the direction I want to go in and scraped it. But I like how the skin tones came out so hey.

Anonymous asked: If we have more than one tumblr blog is it ok if we put our artblog on the signup form or are you looking for whatever our main blog is?

Whichever blog you want your name/character credited to. Since the art gifts are surprises, we will not be posting the name of the artist, but we will be posting the name of the character with a link to their owner’s blog.

Anonymous asked: I recommend that if people use armory links to use in game screenies instead because WoW has an odd way of distorting someone's model highly when they place them in awkward fighting poses due to the weapons

Good point!

I’ll just add: I know that people often use armory links because what their character is wearing (their armor) is often very important to them. But keep in mind that your artist may not decide to draw your character’s armor. They may draw them in a Halloween costume. Or do a bust portrait of them. Therefore, you need to have references that focus on your characters face and other physical features more so than you do ones that focus on what they’re wearing.


I won’t bother with this anymore.

I just love how you use color and composition <3

fraeuleinstille asked: Hey, regarding your hallows end exchange you said that you, obviously need reference for the character we would like to participate with. My question here is, if a link to the characters armory would be okay and enough? Or would something like in-game screenshot be better?

All of the above! Whatever you think an artist would need in order to draw your character correctly. So in game screenshots and/or armory links could be helpful.

However, keep in mind that only so much can be communicated by Blizzard’s models. If there is anything unique about your character that is not on their model—different hair color, scars, tattoos, different body type, etc.—I highly recommend you draw a reference of your character for the artist to use. Doesn’t have to be anything extensive or complex, but just a visual guide your artist can use that is more reflective of your character than the model.

Since everyone entering the exchange is an artist, there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to doodle up a reference sheet. You still have until the 28th to enter, so there is still time!

Anonymous asked: so i was considering doing the hallows end exchange, but i'm kinda worried if i get something and i'll mess it up horribly? i've had more pratice drawing certain things than others, and i don't want to get someone's character and then they turn out awful, so that makes the other person feel bad :( and then i feel bad for not being able to draw them well enough. the other thing was i'm more familiar w/ traditional art, so will it have to be digital?


It’s okay! This is a logical thing to worry about, but I’m sure you’ll do fine!

The exchange is for artists of all levels. Treat it like fun practice and just roll with it. I’m 100% positive whoever you draw for will love their character art if you put effort into it. :)

Speaking for myself: I want the person drawing my character to enjoy the challenge and do their best for their skill level. No stressing, no worrying. Just draw and have fun. I will love it.

According to Tmirai: You can do either digital OR traditional! But you MUST submit a digital file (so scan in your traditional art and save as a jpg) to Tmirai in order to participate.

You can find more info HERE. If you have any other questions toss and ask to Tmirai (they don’t bite, I promise).

I only bite if it’s requested >:3

But yes, Carmen is so right!

I have gotten a lot of messages from people nervous about participating in the exchange. And I understand that most of us, as artists, have hang ups about our work and can be insecure at times. But this exchange is 100% for fun. It’s not a contest. It’s not a “who does the best art” kind of thing. It’s not for just pro artists or artists at a certain level. It’s for everyone and anyone who wants to enjoy giving something to someone else and getting something in return. Do your best, enjoy yourself, and I am sure your gift-receiver will love whatever you do for them.

Feel free to ask me or wethatkindoforc any questions you might have as we’re the ones organizing the exchange (though thanks to Carmen for the great answers!)


Gillian Grossman






Look what made it into the latest PTR build!

Holy shit they hold the handlebars now. That’s new. 

2014 is a miraculous time.

…I…..wait….WHOW! Stop! JUST FUCKING STOP! He is actually holding the handle bars! 

"bye mom my rides here"

I fucking love this ugly ass bike.



A completely serious soundtrack to Siege of Orgrimmar in commemoration of its first birthday. I want to get off Mr. Hellscream’s wild ride

  1. Immerseus // SPLASH FREE (50% OFF cover) - 50% OFF!
    stop standing on the tank platforms
  2. The Fallen Protectors // PonPonPon - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
    what’s the kill order again
  3. Norushen // Dinosaur Laser Fight - Ninja Sex Party
    don’t stand in the fucking laser
  4. Sha of Pride // WE ARE SHOTSCANDY!
  5. Zaela & Galakras // Itty Bitty Piggy - Nicki Minaj
    who’s tanking towers
  6. Iron Juggernaut // Captain Jack (Peace Camp Mix) - Captain Jack
    could u be craving my jugjuggies
  7. Dark Shamans // Ready to Die - Andrew WK
    [10 minute track of the tanks screaming]
  8. General Nazgrim // Under Pressure - Queen feat. David Bowie
  9. Malkorok // Start Wearing Purple - Gorgol Bordello
    did anyone see where that arcing smash hit
  10. Spoils of Pandaria // Kataslami Damacy (Quad City DJs vs Yu Miyake) - Misha Dash
    we don’t have enough people on this side
  11. Thok the Bloodthirsty // Thomas the Tank Engine (GoatStep Remix) by GoatStep
  12. Siegecrafter Blackfuse // Danger! (High Voltage) - Electric Six
    who’s been drawing dicks with the laser
  13. Klaxxi Paragons // I Can’t Decide - Scissor Sisters
    I’m a yellow square what does that mean
  14. Garrosh Hellscream // Dearly Beloved Power (Kingdom Hearts vs Kanye West) - Botanic Sage
    how did we all get mindcontrolled
  15. A New Warchief // Super Hey Ya (Outkast Remix) - Lemon Demon
    happy birthday shitbaby

listen to it here.

I lost it at ten ravagers.

This is awful and wonderful at the same time.


Booty rocks…

I am going to be honest I saw testicles first

(via astrall-cooties)


Shit it’s Thursday D:

Trollin’ Thursday stuffs coming soon!

Actually, I am kind of preoccupied today, troll lovers. So we’ll have a Friday Edition of Trollin’ Thursday. Sorry!