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Honk-Shooooooo... by Steph-Laberis Honk-Shooooooo... :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 166 8 Corgi Chaos! by Steph-Laberis Corgi Chaos! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 291 9 Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day! by Steph-Laberis Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 665 24 Leopard Geckos! by Steph-Laberis Leopard Geckos! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 559 35 Doodle Rats! by Steph-Laberis Doodle Rats! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 256 11 Three Halos by Steph-Laberis Three Halos :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 240 35 Adoring Betty by Steph-Laberis Adoring Betty :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 338 11 Sweater Ferret - The Feltie! by Steph-Laberis Sweater Ferret - The Feltie! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 293 23 Self Po' for International Self Portrait Day by Steph-Laberis Self Po' for International Self Portrait Day :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 111 8 Pirat Trick-or-Treater! by Steph-Laberis Pirat Trick-or-Treater! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 143 6 Witchy Boo Rattie! by Steph-Laberis Witchy Boo Rattie! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 152 2 Candy Corn PEW! by Steph-Laberis Candy Corn PEW! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 334 22 Have you seen my candy apple? Guys? by Steph-Laberis Have you seen my candy apple? Guys? :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 200 4 Batty Ratty! by Steph-Laberis Batty Ratty! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 184 7 Iron Giant Tribute -  Not So Dramatic Lighting! by Steph-Laberis Iron Giant Tribute - Not So Dramatic Lighting! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 320 24 Iron Giant Tribute - Dramatic Lighting! by Steph-Laberis Iron Giant Tribute - Dramatic Lighting! :iconsteph-laberis:Steph-Laberis 160 13


The Unicorn by mollygrue The Unicorn :iconmollygrue:mollygrue 339 29 Pony Mane and Tail Tutorial by Voodoo-Tiki Pony Mane and Tail Tutorial :iconvoodoo-tiki:Voodoo-Tiki 1,132 77 A Geometric Approach to Making Plushie Patterns by Diffeomorphism A Geometric Approach to Making Plushie Patterns :icondiffeomorphism:Diffeomorphism 2,070 116 Sapphire and Swift Note by krowzivitch Sapphire and Swift Note :iconkrowzivitch:krowzivitch 176 6 Sunny Day and Crystal Wishes by krowzivitch Sunny Day and Crystal Wishes :iconkrowzivitch:krowzivitch 194 16 Daily Paint #1142. Chocodile by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint #1142. Chocodile :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,527 145 Tiny Little Toilet Peridot by zzleigh Tiny Little Toilet Peridot :iconzzleigh:zzleigh 52 3 Rowsdower vs. Trumpy by FutureDami Rowsdower vs. Trumpy :iconfuturedami:FutureDami 162 53 Squirrel 152: Peanut! by EasternGraySquirrel Squirrel 152: Peanut! :iconeasterngraysquirrel:EasternGraySquirrel 379 155 froggies by Murph3 froggies :iconmurph3:Murph3 439 13 Textured Marker Brush V.3 by bananapanik Textured Marker Brush V.3 :iconbananapanik:bananapanik 4,529 310 Ghostbride Cameo by LittleBreeze Ghostbride Cameo :iconlittlebreeze:LittleBreeze 173 13 Mousetache by tamaraR Mousetache :icontamarar:tamaraR 127 65 STUPID DRAWING by Centchi STUPID DRAWING :iconcentchi:Centchi 543 34


Hey everyone! It's been a really long time since I've been active on here, or really on any of my social accounts, so thank you for your patience and all of the kind messages I've had waiting for me!

So where have I been all this time? Well, the reality of being an independent adult has set in over the last year, complicated by the fact that I've decided to make my living as an independent artist... I guess what I am saying is "Hooo boy, am I in debt from a crappy year of freelancing!" While it gave me enough spare time to get Snorffles & Meeps 3 done, it's taken its toll on my savings account, and I've had to really focus on getting some solid, paid work.

Luckily, I've had a whole new world opened up to me by signing with an agency this past January. I have 3 major picture books in the works (one of which is a series you all grew up with! EEEEE!) and I am being kept very busy with smaller book titles and children's licensing. It's ended up being a real challenge but also much more fun and freeing than my work in the games industry has been in all of 7 years, so I am very grateful to be in this position right now.

It does mean that there is less time for personal artwork, and really even getting a single new piece done for Emerald City Comic Con has been nearly impossible and it may not even happen. But the overlap of my professional work and personal work had blurred significantly, so I am feeling satisfied with what I am doing these days - the bummer is that I can't talk about it or show anything for at least a year. Boo! 

I am going to try and grind on that ECCC piece this week, so stay tuned! Thank you all for hanging in with me!
  • Listening to: Ranma 1/2 episodes. Aw yeah.
  • Drinking: Blueberry tea


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Steph Laberis
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am a character designer and illustrator by trade and I also do needle felting and puppet-making on the side.

I do take commissions, but I do not accept points as payment. I also do not do needle felted commissions, as they are very time consuming and it's difficult to land on a fee that is both fair to the artist and to the customer. If you are interested in a 2D digital commission, drop me a note to discuss rates and availability!


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pikab2001 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your style is so wonderful! I love it! Inspiring! Keep it up! Your so talented!
TRINCH Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
You are amazing! Your work gave me ocean of positive energy! Thank you! You make me feel happy and full of love! Your creatures are so cute, Steph!!!
LilaCattis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant artwork! i love your style, really fun and expressive! :meow:
Eden-West Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh god I love your style, and some of your pieces are really witty and comical! Nice stuff! :) 
wolfangel281 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I Love your stuff! I haven't seen this kind of style before. In a god way of course! :D
muura Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
your style is fantastic!!
Halfling-J Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great stuff! :D
Jaguarundii Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love love your style! And your expressions are priceless! :D
MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your art and style!
I am an avid nature nerd that tends to focus on plants, and I tell you, it would be so cool if you ever painted plants in the same style as you do animals!

mojojul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Your art is brilliant! :clap:
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