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My boyfriend doesn’t have a lot of money for decorations so I painted him some!

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1.8k points · 9 days ago

Just don't put them both in the same room, or they might fight to the death.

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"Who tore up the couch? We don't even have pets" them probably

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14 points · 9 days ago

fucking idiots tbh

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Fight to the depth

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Nice.

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5 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Idk she worked hard on those, I would hope her boyfriend wouldn’t fight them.

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I bought my boyfriend two beta fish for our anniversary. The guy at Walmart swore they’d be fine as long as they’re both females. Six days later we found one was attacked by the other.

Rip starfish

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I had two female betas once. Candy and Nasty. They were as ratchet as their names imply. Killed each other within two months.

Bonus fun fact: multiple female betas in a tank is called a sorority!

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3 points · 9 days ago

They are also remarkably tasty.

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Ah shit. I came here to say this. Here's your up vote.

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Pushes glasses up nose

Well in the wild they fight until one gives up and flees the little water hole. In captivity they tend to die in battle because of fact that there's no escape when put together. Males will also beat up females after she has put down eggs, because she will eat them out of the bubble nest. Damn bitches be eatting all the babies.

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You probably couldn't do much betta than that. Great job.

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Original Poster654 points · 9 days ago

Haha thank you so much! I appreciate it

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246 points · 9 days ago

Feels like a low key insult xD

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Betta splendens is the scientific name for Siamese fighting fish.

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43 points · 9 days ago

beta

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It’s a pun, “betta” fish

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5 points · 9 days ago

And they’re big, so... Betamax?

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6 points · 9 days ago

It is now.

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I wonder if you'd get love by also posting this over on r/bettafish ...?

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43 points · 9 days ago

If your boyfriend started working out and being more assertive, would you paint him alpha fish?

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13 points · 9 days ago

If he got even bigger and greener when he was angry would you paint him a gamma fish?

level 5

If he got green and fat and ate eyeballs would u paint Shrek?

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Just lovely. I do love my blue veiltails.

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Any fin is possible, just don’t doubt yourself!

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116 points · 9 days ago

Don't be Koi, it's great art.

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It’s o-fish-al! It’s great art

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48 points · 9 days ago

It’s a great splash of color!

level 6

Gold, Jerry! Gold!

level 7

You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish! (Did I do it right?)

level 8
3 points · 9 days ago

REO Speedwagon rules!

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9 points · 9 days ago

this artwork is 10 on a scale of 1 to 10

level 10
2 points · 9 days ago

And OP's swimming in that karma

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11 points · 9 days ago

fish joke

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You guys are fishing for compliments.

level 3

No fin is impossible

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4 points · 9 days ago

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level 2

Nice.

level 3

How the F did this comment get gold?

level 4

Because it was a nice comment.

level 5

oic

level 4

The fuck if I know. I definitely don’t deserve gold...

level 3

Nice.

level 4
13 points · 9 days ago

I'm rooting for you buddy

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5 points · 9 days ago

You betta believe it!

Edit: Fintastic!

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1.1k points · 9 days ago

He’d probably never say this to your face, but I bet he thinks that you’re a wonderful person and a gifted artist.

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41 points · 9 days ago

What is this

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What a sad story. I hope she pulls through

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Sigh...Happy Birthday Michael.

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Tan everywhere. Jan everywhere.

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Nephew..

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Good...human?

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12 points · 9 days ago

That...doesn’t sound right...

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Did i just have a stroke?

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🤔🤔🤔

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Yay! It's been a while since I've seen you. I midriff w knowing what episode stuff was from.

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Original Poster51 points · 9 days ago

Awww thank you so much that means a lot !! :D I appreciate it

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Why,---, why wouldn't you say that to her face? *insert confused face

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W-... why are you talking like this? :c *plays with hair* hehe *steps back into shadows*

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33 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Why would he never say that to OP’s face? Sounds like standard relationship communication

Edit: apparently it’s a reference to the office which signals that I must binge watch to sharpen my senses

level 3

It's a joke from The Office

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15 points · 9 days ago

Oh thanks. I got woooshed.

level 5

You didnt woosh that hard, you pretty much said exactly what Oscar said.

level 6

That’s the best part he said spot on what Oscar did lmao

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Whooshed so hard he actually came full circle.

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Original Poster10 points · 9 days ago

I got woooshed too haha I didn’t remember that line

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This scene takes place at the 07:50 mark and features Kelly as a troubled widow discovering that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.

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I’ve never read through pages of a persons comments because they were funny and good until now

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Why wouldn’t he say that to her face ? - Oscar.

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3 points · 9 days ago

Why wouldn't he say that to her face?

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541 points · 9 days ago

You’re a great girlfriend. I’m sure this means way more to him than something bought.

p.s. you paint very well. Take this as an opportunity to market yourself and make some sales :)

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Original Poster223 points · 9 days ago

Aw thank you! These comments are so nice!

I appreciate it, I’ve never sold before I wouldn’t even know how to make prints lol

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111 points · 9 days ago · edited 8 days ago
  1. Setup a shop on Etsy

  2. Create some listings

  3. When orders come in, send it out to a print shop like shortrunposters who can print and send it to your clients

Since you are physically painting I guess you'd need to get them scanned in somehow... I have no experience with that :D

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level 3

Do your due diligence and find out!! It could be a start to something

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Original Poster47 points · 9 days ago

Definitely! I’d love to

level 5

Do you have any other work you'd want to sell? I'd love to purchase something. My girlfriend would love this aesthetic!

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Original Poster31 points · 9 days ago

Once I figure it out I’ll sell anything! I actually have a blog called bahzeeblogs.com , there’s a section there called “my art work” where you can see my kind of style although it’s not fully updated! I just started water colors :)

level 7

Big fan of the Buddha and dreamcatcher. The beads look like they're coming out of the paper. Really pops. That further solidified my offer to buy when you're up and running. Pay-pal ready xD

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Original Poster7 points · 9 days ago

Oh my goodness, thank you so much, I appreciate it so much! Buddha isn’t my original design but I tried to make it my own, thank you! I will definitely update once I have something up !! :)

level 9

Bonus points if you're willing to commission work!

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14 points · 9 days ago

All of your work is great, but your watercolors have an aesthetic that I find especially appealing. You might have found one of your best mediums :) I would love to support an up and comer, setting up a store is pretty easy these days!

p.s. Love the game narrative reviews!! Keep following your passions.

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Original Poster19 points · 9 days ago

Wow.. thank you so much for checking it out, it means so much to me. My dream would be to be a narrative designer for gaming companies so I’m planning on working on the site a lot more once the semester calms down!

and thank you for the compliments! Water colors are so pretty, definitely a lot more relaxing to do these than anything else. Thank you, I will definitely work towards setting up a store soon!

level 9

first thing I thought was I would totally put those fish's on my wall, they are really good!

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12 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago
  1. Scanner

  2. Printer

  3. Etsy shop

  4. Profit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWLX-7WGT6E

level 3

You better monetize this. Those are amazing

level 3

i would buy your originals, no question. and i would pay a fair bit for them.

level 1

My girlfriend dumped me when I told her I didnt have any money.

level 2
134 points · 9 days ago

Sounds like she did you a favor

level 2

You dodged a bullet tbh.

level 3

Thanks for the kind words friends :) it happened years ago when I was first out of college.

level 2

Better to be dumped by an honest girl than be cheated on by a whore of an ex wife who then demands she receives half of what you own.

Think about that for a second. All in all, you will be fine.

level 3

Screw you karen

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level 1

You sell? I have a betta fish who would love this :)

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Original Poster71 points · 9 days ago

I wouldn’t be opposed but I’ve never sold before and not really sure how to make prints lol

level 3

If you're in the states and just looking to make poster quality prints, you can easily do so at Walgreens, Staples, FedEx, and literally anywhere that has print services. If you're out of the states, a quick google search should point you in the right direction. Either way, it's super easy and you can choose whatever size you want/need. I do this all the time in academia for conferences. Oh! And Universities tend to have great printing services, but also tend to be expensive. Shop around no matter what.

If you're looking to do high quality prints on canvas, I am not the person to answer any more questions lol.

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5 points · 9 days ago

Seems to me like the bigger issue is getting high-quality scans of the canvas, rather than high-quality prints. Once these are digitized well, they can be indeed printed anywhere.

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If you're looking for the absolute easiest method, just scan the canvas or photograph it in good lighting (soft lighting, no shadows) with a good camera and crop the image so it's perfectly in frame. Then sell on Society6 or any website like that. You don't earn much, I've had photography on there for years and even though one of my prints got sold with a frame for like $90, I think I got like $10 or $15 for it. But it's low effort, easy money. If you want to sell in the future, I'd recommend not using canvas, instead use something smooth like paper and then use a decent scanner to do a high res scan, or try digital painting!

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level 2

Your betta fish would love it?

level 3
5 points · 9 days ago

They betta.

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Wouldn't you love it if you were a betta fish?

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115 points · 9 days ago

Your boyfriend is richer than he realizes...

level 2

So much better than all the other weak pun comments. Thank you.

level 2

So very wholesome!

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5 points · 9 days ago

Well, yes, his gf painted him some money.

level 1

I don’t have a lot of money either OP....

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Original Poster89 points · 9 days ago

I’ll accept a trade of dick nipple pics

level 3

Be very careful... youre gonna get a lot of weird ass pms with comments like this.

level 4

Ass pms sounds dreadful.

level 3
7 points · 9 days ago

What kinda dick has nipples?

level 4

Or are they nipples shaped like dicks?

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The not-so-healthy kind.

level 5

Now im scared to look at my dick.

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Dimples*

level 1
14 points · 9 days ago

weird looking money but ok

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Original Poster4 points · 9 days ago

Hahaha

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8 points · 9 days ago

you're a great friend.

level 1

I could be rich as fuck and I'd still have $0 for decorations. Probably makes sense that I have no girlfriend.

level 1

These are great! If you don’t already — I’m sure you could sell artwork of this quality!

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Original Poster23 points · 9 days ago

Thank you!!! I’ve never sold any paintings before but I love doing them for my friends and family :D

level 3

Can I be a long lost cousin? These are so beautiful!!!

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Original Poster16 points · 9 days ago

Haha maybe!!! Thank you so much! I wasn’t too confident in them cause I felt like I rushed them but I’m glad you like it!

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12 points · 9 days ago

Not confident? Shit, I'd love to see work you're confident in lol. These are very good!!

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Original Poster9 points · 9 days ago

Thank you! My favorite I’ve ever done I think is in my post history of a subzero/scorpion I made for my dad!

level 7
4 points · 9 days ago

Very nice!! Looks great. Keep doing what you do

level 7

Hahaha that's awesome.

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Maybe you did rush them? So what? Still came out great. Try going slower next time, whatever you want.

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Original Poster7 points · 9 days ago

Thank you! He only told me he likes fish pictures two days ago so I wanted to have them while it was still fresh! I appreciate it !:)

level 7
2 points · 9 days ago

Hang on, you made those paintings in just two days

That's really amazing.

level 1
5 points · 9 days ago

My wife said I can ask to be your boyfriend to get some of your paintings

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Your boyfriend doesnt need much money as long as he have you

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This warms my heart.

level 1

Good on making something for him those belong in frames.

level 1

Ugh, so wholesome. I love it.

level 1

That is really sweet. Thanks for this wholesome post

level 1

Okay but honestly presents like these from your girlfriend are the best ever. It's like a reminder of how great someone is everytime you look at it

level 1

Very lovely, he's lucky, they are great!

level 1

dope


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My boyfriend doesn’t have a lot of money

Why does this need to be in the title?

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Pretty shit imo

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3 points · 9 days ago

r/bettafish would love this.

level 1

These are great. It was very nice of you to paint these for him. Why did you choose to paint fish?

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Original Poster2 points · 9 days ago

We were video chatting the other night and he was showing me his room and saying how it didn’t feel very homey because of the bare walls, and he noticed that I decorated my apartment in some of my art work.

I told him we could have a wine and design party and make some for him and he said that a water color fish would be pretty cool, so I just actually did it for him so it looks nice and not done in an hour on wine lol

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Can you somehow make this into a high res iphone wallpaper?

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level 1

How did your boyfriend become your boyfriend? How do girls decide who they like?

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Original Poster3 points · 9 days ago

Tinder ;) be confident at least initially, be nice, actually plan a date instead of “wanna get food?” Or “wanna hang?” He is the first person in 2 years of tinder to ask me out on an actual date ... that’s how girl decide who like

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What is an actual date? What did he have planned for that date?

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Original Poster3 points · 9 days ago

Depends on ages/who you are/what you like. It’s mostly about delivery, don’t say “let’s go get food” instead say something like “Would you want to go out to dinner?” Or something. DO. NOT. GO. TO. THE. MOVIES. FIRST. DATE. Nobody wins, unless it’s dinner first and then a movie. Or if food isn’t ideal, go on a hike (nothing too crazy cause rape and murder). Have a bunch of questions prepared, even fun dumb questions to spiral playful conversation.

level 1

Hey, it's me your boyfriend

level 1

Wow! Lucky him. Way better than store bought art. What are the dimensions and medium?

level 1

What man does have money for decorations?

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Original Poster2 points · 9 days ago

Right haha. I guess I should’ve added the word “extra money” but I thought nobody really has EXTRA money ya know what I’m saying lol

level 1
3 points · 9 days ago

wow, how sweet of you.

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3 points · 9 days ago

If only anyone, literally anyone, cared about me like that. Maybe it's the sadness and envy talking but I like this and at the same time feel like throwing up knowing I'll not have a nice life like the guy you have. In fact, it kills me. He's a very lucky guy; you're the special one making him lucky. Damn.

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Original Poster2 points · 9 days ago

Thank you so much, but please don’t feel this way! I felt this way a few weeks ago (so it hasn’t even been a long relationship!:)) I was on tinder but I had matched with him a while ago but he remessaged me. I hadn’t opened up the app in a bit and wasn’t even looking. Sometimes it’ll happen when you least expect it, don’t worry too much even if it feels sucky now

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2 points · 9 days ago

That's uplifting. I gave up and went from tinder (where I met my now exgf of 2 years a few years ago) to eHarmony. Found out eHarmony is more expensive and yet has the exact same problems. In any case, you're very special, don't lose that or get your heart broken, take it slower :)

level 1

This is awesome. When my wife and I first started dating she had made me a couple paintings for our first anniversary - absolutely my favorite gift I ever received. Great job OP!

level 1

Portal fish.

level 1

My gf has a betta.. Because i thought it looked sad sitting in a frikking cup in the pet store.
The fish is friendlier than my dog, i recently got a new tank. I only had to put a plastic bag in, wait a few seconds and he swam in it :,)

level 1

weird flex but ok

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Are you my sister

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Why even mention his money situation? Why not just say, look at what I did for my SO?


The pictures are great and a wonderful gift. Making him a charity case ruined it. Thanks, Mother Teresa.

level 2

could just be making up a reason to post them because this specific reason statistically results in more karma. or not I dunno for sure

level 3

Story or some background usually gives a post more relatability and depth beyond just a picture of a thing. Made even better if it's OC posted by OP, because then your comments actually reach the creator and not just some reposter.

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Original Poster2 points · 8 days ago

Thanks! I agree, like someone else said, should we just start captioning things “look” from now on?

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Fellow artist here.

You know when your friends like to ask for a free painting from you because ‘painting is free’ or what not? It’s not free, there’s tons of effort and the work means something to us.

By the same logic, painting something for your love ones is probably the nicest thing you could do. It’s not just a free painting, it’s thoughts, love and secret messages.

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14 points · 9 days ago

Posting your art on reddit by saying 'my boyfriend doesn't have a lot of money', how charming.

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In indonesia, it call "cupang fish" Great job!

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2 points · 9 days ago

This would look immaculate seeing this with a black background.

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2 points · 9 days ago

Wow what a beta

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Happy beta


Sad beta

level 1

Nothing better than grinning like an idiot at your computer screen thanks to a strangers wholesomeness. You rock :D

level 1

Beautiful! 😍

level 1

Pam Beesly, is that you?

level 1
2 points · 9 days ago

"Kinda fishy..."

level 1

I don't have much money for decor either. Mind painting me a couple of pictures? Lol great job!

level 1

Bloody lovely

level 1

I want some. Awesome

level 1

That cool. Bright light colors make everything better and fresher.

level 1

Did anyone else read this as " my boyfriend doesn't have a lot of money for decorations so I painted him" In which case, your boyfriend is a beautiful fish.

level 1

My friend bought a bunch of little canvasses and had a wine and painting night. Her walls were bare before, but now they're filled with the artwork of her friends.

level 1
2 points · 9 days ago

FLAREON | VAPOREON

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2 points · 9 days ago

These are gorgeous! As 'mom' to several bettas, I'd love these on my walls. Try cross posting to the betta subreddit, bet you'd get some commissions if you're looking to make some extra money... Great work!

level 1

Just have to say he may not express it well but I guarantee this gift made his year. I can't imagine anything better to receive front a loved one in a situation like that

level 1
2 points · 8 days ago

Most men don't have money allocated for decorations, is that just me?

level 1

You are a wonderful girlfriend

level 1
2 points · 8 days ago

That's and odd thing to paint for a man, when you could have gone for anything.

Looks great regardless though.

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They're wonderful!!!

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2 points · 8 days ago

I like the left one more than the right. It looks like it's turning and that it was "captured in motion." Overall I'd hang both up in my room. Good shit.

level 1

I spent all my money on video cards too. I’m sure he’ll enjoy them a lot when his game goes to a loading screen. (J/k)

level 1
2 points · 8 days ago

Interesting drawings. Come see you again

level 1

Yo you looking for some side action? Because my walls could use

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For decorations? Is your boyfriend 6?

level 1

Well shit. These are awesome.

It makes any attempts I have to do anything creative like this seem so futile lol.

level 1
4 points · 9 days ago

I don’t have a lot of money so my girlfriend left me

level 1

This doesn't look like any money I've ever seen.

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4 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

"Hey, babe? Why are your walls all bare?"

"Ehh, I don't really have any money to buy stuff to hang on them. Besides, I don't really care. . . All. . . That. . . Babe? Where'd you go?"

paint paint paint "HERE HANG THESE UP IMMEDIATELY!"

*Being downvoted, even when the OP herself admitted that this was accurate. Please quit ruining my fun.

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