1. ughshagging said: heeey! i don't normally use tumblr but here it goes: i found your post on how brandy melville stole one of your art designs and put it on their t-shirt, this happened to another girl. here's her link btw- instagram(.)com/p/obhouHJhw1/. sorry it doesn't allow links. it's horrible they don't give credit for these designs, i have not bought from them since. hope this opens some people's eyes to how brandy rips from us consumers.

    it’s such a bummer, i feel so bad for megan and i know exactly how she feels.  unfortunately brandy melville is notorious for this kind of blatant theft, and they have a lot of measures in place designed to protect them from litigation in these instances.

    i was dicked around by multiple people working for brandy melville for over a month and ultimately was unable to get anything done.  i never saw any money for the work they stole from me and i was never apologized to.  instead i wasted a lot of money and several weeks of my life trying to rectify a situation that could have easily been prevented if anyone who worked for brandy melville — particularly LEONARDO “JESSY” LONGO, who works for the brand and who lied to me multiple times both via email and on the phone regarding this issue — had a shred of integrity.

    the silver lining is that since then i have had the good fortune of meeting several reputable people in the fashion industry, all of whom have nothing but terrible things to say about brandy melville.  they have literally zero respect for artists, as a result they get literally zero respect in the industry and frankly should get literally zero business from anyone who has even the slightest modicum of human decency.

    i wish the best to megan miller.  i know what a shitty situation this is and how powerless it can make an independent artist feel.


  2. Anonymous said: Hi Sara! I was looking through my instagram and I stumbled upon this post from freshtops (that's the username) and it was a pic of your drawing (The whatever forever hand ) made into a tank top! I really dont know whether they've asked for your permission but if they haven't asked for your permission , I'll report them! :)

    thanks for reaching out!  the WHATEVER FOREVER shirt on fresh tops is actually a licensed collaboration!  you can see in the description on the site they mention my name:


    this is currently the only licensed whatever forever product that i’m not personally selling via etsy or society6!


  3. Anonymous said: hi sara! i have a question about your digital inking process. do you trace over photos then fill in the detail? the close-up wip pic on your instagram with a lady's heel, a pizza box, and a coke can had me wondering because the coke can isn't your drawing. also, can't wait for your thick thighs prints hope they will be available soon!

    depending on what i’m drawing, i will sometimes use photos as a reference!  i freehand most things but when i’m working digitally sometimes i like to plug in a photo for scale, especially if i’m drawing a bunch of things that need to look about the right size in relation to one another.  so the coke can you can see in this picture was plugged in so i could try and get it to the right size in relation to the pizza box and the girl’s foot that i’d already drawn:

    and then you can kind of see the coke can i ended up drawing in this picture (though the outline layer is turned off here so it isn’t very clear):

    if i have the items at hand i’ll often just set them up physically and reference them that way.  but sometimes when i’m working digitally i do use photos for reference out of necessity, especially when i’m trying to get things to scale as shown above!  perspective can be tricky for me at times (especially when i’m not drawing people!) so having a visual reference can definitely help.

    and thank you!  the my thighs touch bc they love each other prints should be here in the next week or so!

    © sara m. lyons 2014  ♥  www.saramlyons.com

    these are finally heading to the printer this weekend!


  5. h0neycombs said: Hello! Your temporary tattoos are so adorable, do you have an stickers of the satanic goat for sale by any chance?

    my drippy goat bb is available as a sticker in my CREEPY CUTE sticker pack here! https://www.etsy.com/listing/187561089/creepy-cute-sticker-pack-new


  6. kushandwizdom said: Hey, Are you available to hire?

    yes!  email me at misslyons@gmail.com for business inquiries!


  7. Anonymous said: don't know if you actually check your asks anymore but NefariousLaboratory and shopAlienBabe on etsy are selling stuff with your designs

    thanks for the heads up.  i do check my asks periodically but not nearly as often as i need to!  thanks again!


    get your hands on these creepy cuties — a brand-new nail decal pack and a new 15-sticker set featuring some of my classic CREEPY CRUISERS illustrations!



  9. Anonymous said: sorry if this has been asked before but do you ship outside us? maybe to england? if you dont already you should definitely do it, i need those nail decals baaaaaaaaaaad, amazing!!!!!!!

    i definitely do!  i ship worldwide from my etsy shop!  www.etsy.com/shop/saramlyons


  10. beashmo said: I almost exclusively use your sticker pack in the PicCollage app and I wish you had your own so your could feature more of your art. I love it. It deserves its own app. :)

    aww, thank you so much!  i had so much fun working on that sticker set and i’d love to do another one someday.  making an app with my own stickers is actually kind of a dream of mine!


  11. basedbeing said: How do you like the app procreate?? I've been looking at the reviews and it seems promising.

    i love it!  i feel like i’m definitely starting to get the hang of it — here’s a #wip shot of something i’m working on in procreate now:


    so as you can see, i’m starting to be able to get truer results from the program using my cosmonaut stylus and a lot of zooming.  it took some getting used to because it’s very different both from drawing by hand and from using my wacom tablet, but i’m really growing to enjoy using it!  i typically use photoshop for my digital drawings, and procreate feels similar to me in its use of layers, plus i love that i can export layered pieces as complete .psd files to edit and clean on the computer. 

  12. hand lettering on my ipad

  14. my SWEET & CREEPY NAIL DECALS are part of the 2014 time capsulein the 15th anniversary issue of NYLON, on newsstands now!

  15. recently i joined the future and got an ipad…been fucking around in procreate trying to figure out how to draw on this thing. it’s fun but totally different than working on a wacom tablet or by hand!