Today, we honor our resident artist, MadHattersDaughter, for artwork beyond the call of duty. She has made our site all nice and shiny, immortalized our beloved mods, shared the love on Valentine’s Day and given us all a bloody, gory Christmas to remember.
Studies have shown that the happiness of the average user increases by around 30% upon viewing one of MHD’s masterpieces, invoking such responses as, “Lol!”, “It’s beautiful!”, “Love it!”, “Don’t call me out like that!”, “Why aren’t I in the drawing?” and, “I’m not that thicc, am I?”
And so, to show our appreciation, we offer you our tributes of cringey weeaboo chibis, crudely drawn stick figures and pixelated Microsoft Paint squiggles. (Please accept them. We tried our best, we swear.)
if it's not stick figures its better than mine lol
They look like those Funko Pop figures.
Surprised AL isn't in llama form.
That's what Imgur's for. ^_^
I love it! Thank you, Mara!!
I would scour the shelves of Barnes and Noble to get ahold of a limitted edition Transparent Tim.
She's just jealous. ^_^
What... How? O.O
Edit: Fixed... But how Mara managed to put Ninja's post inside her own post is a mystery that utterly fascinates me. ^_^
This made me ugly laugh. You can't keep sending me unsolicited portraits at three in the morning!! ;~P
An effort was made
This is very nice and wholesome.
I can’t draw, though. Sooooo, @MadHattersDaughter
Enjoy some useless points on this day of honoring, well, you, of course.
Oh my goodness!!
Thank you so much! What a thing to wake up to! This is overwhelming! :,~)
You're an awesome artist! You deserve an appreciation day!
You're welcome! And I swearsies, we plotted all of this before the beautiful, shiny, MHD trophy became a thing, and we totally, definitely, 100% did not make all these magnificent artworks in the hopes of earning said shiny trophy. :p
Happy MHD Appreciation Day! I'm not the best artist, but I hope I did well. :]
This could be a good badge for the biggest MHD fans.
Woop! Woop! ^_^
That's the proper spirit! Awe-inspiring enthusiasm right here.
Absolutely lovely!! And not just because it's me. :~)
Thank you, AL.
Edit: It's actually pretty dang awesome. ^_^
A work of art. How did you know I love to take bubble baths in a giant teacup with my pointy, glowy shower cap on? :~P
That's you? I thought it was a mashmellow. ^_^
Forgive me for my horribly shaky hand. I was never good at anything that had to do with art.
It looks amazing. much better than even the worst person (Me)
Edit: Uhh... I mean...Friggin' AWHHH! <3
Eek! Thank you!
Whoops! Must edit posts. >.<
Awesomesauce! Here's everyone's MHD Fan badges!
Well, I do prefer the old one, but I guess this'll stop people from actually confusing us with MHD... I shall let the community decide and switch my avatar accordingly. ^_^
Oh, the badge was supposed to be put in profiles, but this works too. :]
Yours is too small. Take mine. ^_^
Edit: Oh shoot, now we got Enterpride and Mara in team badge... What do we do? O.O
Well, I am European. Star it is....
Is this going to turn into the new sporks vs strawberry pudding?
I can't tell if this is good or bad chaos anymore. Maybe a bit of both.
Now this is getting confusing... which pfp do we use??
We have a tie with two MHD's and two badges... We need a deciding vote. ^_^
Put the MHD as your profile pic, and put the badge on your profile like me and Mizal.
Well, it mildly unnerves me but I appreciate it nonetheless. :~)
MHD has spoken! The original badge it shall be! ^_^
Thank goodness, this was getting super confusing.
Having 12 MHD's wondering around the forums will probably still be confusing, but apparently some people are flipping theirs to make them more discernible... Maybe mine should stand on it's head. ^_^
I like this thread. ^_^
Most everyone is mad here. ^_^
I wonder what the original picture was about.
Was wondering why he posted a map and called it celery. ^_^
... I declare you the winner! ^_^
Why am I not smiling in the last frame?! This is wonderful!
Thank you, Chris!!
I've gone and made a smiling version!
The tiny drawing of mhd doesnt have the face tho
That would mean that in this universe, the drawing's face is photorealistic.
That would make Chris great artist in that world
This has been a really fun (and crazy) event. Thanks for hosting this, Avery!
Very welcome! ^_^
I've seen the art on the website now, it looks rad MHD! Here is a small tribute to show my appreciation! Keep up the good work!
Oh wow, this is really impressive. ^_^
Very nice, thank you! :~)
And now, a few words from Tim (and not just because I don't have art ready):
First of all, before I get into the unconditional praise towards this thread's subject, I just wanted to say that I'm really impressed with the turnout. Art, badges, profile pictures, the whole enchilada. Good job, everyone. And great job to Briar for organizing the whole thing. Sorry that I couldn't help all that much.
And now, onto the main event: MHD. The legend herself. Where to begin? Obviously, the quality of her artist skills goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: she rocks. Not only are her little CYS doodles funny and quality (as well as incredibly quick to the scene), her actual commissioned work, with the increased motivation of money, is amazing. Entirely worth every cent people give, maybe more. Can't think of a better deal of art and money that can be taken. And if someone, somehow doesn't believe me, they should check for themselves (hint hint). Maybe use the links in MHD's profile and give her work a peek (hint hint).
However, if there's anything that can match the skills for artistry she possesses, it's how much she cares for the site and it's community. The new site art, obviously, is a testament to this, as well as the aforementioned doodles she does every now and then. The seasonal art, notably the valentines day cards (which I myself was thankful for last year, and regretted not being able to repeat this year), all show the strong connections she has with us here at CYS. We're glad to have a member like her. Heck, she even makes great stories, and if you haven't read them yet, you definitely should check them out under her profile (HINT).
But what I really appreciate on this MHD appreciation day/week thing, is how kind she is. The doodles, now matter how quickly they arrive or how intricate they are, are things that she takes her own time and effort to make for us to enjoy. She's always polite and enthusiastic about stuff, always upbeat, always friendly to talk to, and always, at least, makes me smile with her art. And that's a powerful thing.
I don't think I can accurately describe just how much of a cool person MHD is. But I can honestly say that I could not have chosen a better campaign manager/vice president. Throwback. Smile if you get the reference.
Here's to you, MHD. And here's to great Mad Hatter's Daughter Appreciation Week!
Dunno if it was my best, but hey, I wouldn't turn down work...
God save the Queen! ^_^
Dunno if she needs saving. If anything the guy should watch his back.
But in the same sentiment, long live CYS!
Glory to CYStia, cause no troubles! ^_^
If I had a nickel for every time something or someone on CYS made me (happy) cry I'd have a handful of nickels.
Awh, Tim. This means the world to me.
I'm glad you liked what my brain could think of to say, MHD. It's your week, and you deserve it.
Sorry that I didn't bring a drawing, though. I'll try to get something a bit more tangible done before it's over, if I can.
Also, throwback to Gower's epic fan-story... Which came out before this thread, leaving everyone wondering what the heck he was talking about. ^_^
I just realized... what if a new member stumbled upon this thread, wondering why the heck everyone's wearing stars with 'MHD (adjective) Fan' on them.
Noob: What the heck does MHD stand for... Oh well... MHD Noobest Fan!
It took me forever to discover who she was actually. Should I be the noobest fan lol?
This is an amazing drawing too, Briar! Everything is adorable (well, except Ogre, because an adorable ogre is hardly an ogre)
At least the dead rat is adorable. ^_^
I agree! Well, about the adorable bit. And the ogre bit too. :~)
Thank you! ^_^
Everyone play spot the Cricket! ^_^
May or may not have traced you ^_^
(Also may have traced Will)
That is also my favorite part and objectively the best character drawing there purely for the comedic effect.
There's also Ogre, whose head looks comically small in comparison's to everyone else's.
Words can't explain how wholesome this is.
Awh!! I love it and I love you guys too!!
This is so much more fantastical than, "MHD woke up and groggily checked CYS on her cellphone, saw this thread and muttered, 'Oh my god.'"
I can get used to Sent calling me Madam too. ;~)
I saw no mention of MHD getting dressed... Will update the pic accordingly.
Not only am I late, but Chris's comic has the exact same plot. Hope it's still worthwhile, though!
You racist! That's BERKA!
AWH, SENT!! Thank you! I love you too.
I will carve your face into this pumpkin and cherish it and you forever!
It's beautiful ^_^
Joining in the festivities. Edited this little graphic I found with google.
An IFDB themed piñata. ^_^
I'd also love to see a MHD themed piñata too. That's what we'd be doing if this were México.
The MHD Piñata ~~ not the greatest, but hey, I feel like I've contributed now!
Beautiful picture... But you know, you can post images without them overlapping onto the next post. ^_^
How? And thank you
Right-click. If you see a pop-up, click the option "Copy Image Address". Go to a post and click the little icon with the mountains and sun. And then copy and paste the image address in there. Dunno how to do it without Rich Text Editor.
Hey! That's my hat! That's my OG hat!! I love it! :~)
(I'm thankful you went with the hat and not a mini version of me!)
But it's the thought that counts! MHD is such a sweet person, and such a great artist. This is a good holiday.
The best holiday ever! Usually holidays are about receiving (ex: candy, cards, full-blown presents) but this is all about giving to someone who's given a lot to us!
thus ends my more mature-like thoughts for the day
Happy birthday-- wait, no, wrong event.
A bit late to the party, but I come bearing gifts: Link
Awesome! Love it! :]
Thank you! I really like your art too! :)
Oh, this is so lovely, Mystic!! Thank you so much! And awh shucks!
No problem! You deserve all the art here and more :)
Took awhile, but I think I've updated it to the present. ^_^
I love how there's three fallout characters
This party just keeps getting better! . . . Well, if I had clothes.
Holy crap, he actually made it.
Okay, I'll try it.
Update: It's not that bad.
Edit: Dang it BZ, I am NOT editing the pic again just to put strawberry pudding in the celery
I put some in teacups for those who are underage and can't drink the beer!
(Please help me fix this if it breaks the thread - I'm a noob when it comes to these sort of things)
For the sake of present company, I will only retch quietly at this abomination.
Maybe some cake would be better?
It wouldn't be a party without dessert!
I love the style of this one! Thank you, Zape! :~)
Oops, I'm sorry! Zake! I'm on the opposite of a roll tonight.
And I'll let you in on a little secret, all the good artists color drop. ;~)
You may have stolen the colours from MHD, but I literally stole her whole picture from one of her artworks and used photoshop (Sorry MHD!)
... For ages I was wondering why MHD had her mouth open really wide. :p
Main Inspiration & References (but not all)
I don't want to ramble about the process, but I am obligated to say there was direct tracing in regards to the weapons and blood.
I lined up a reference up to get the shapes, since I only had a rough idea of where the sword would be in the actual drawing, and didn't draw the blood at all (but I did want some). It wasn't one-to-one tracing at least.
Generally, I take a picture and then go over it in gimp to get sharper lines, and colour, but I also might use filters, as I did here for the reflections (perspective distortion & shifting filter).
Other inspiration was MHD's art for the Sci-Fi Adventure section.
Anyway, if I knew what I was doing, the black tendrils would've been cloth tatters drifting in water, but that's beyond me, so perhaps I should've removed them...oh well, I've started rambling.
So, here it is:
this owns so hard. Is that the Moonside Lake?
For the drawing, I'd say yes, but if you ignore some missing details and the wrong moon, it could also be the Oprhan arena or the 'cut-content' Moon Presence Chalice dungeon, since both have the water.
For the picture, I think it is just the moon above the Unseen Village (once it goes red of course).
Woah, I don't think I've ever been this cool! You've got skills!!
I really like this!
This fucking slaps
Thanks for the awesome art you always draw and the on-point humor! I hope that picture brightens your day the way your drawings do mine.
Here's a humble hat for your collection that I drew along the way.
Thanks, glad you liked it.
Oh my goodness, this one is stunning! Thank you so much!!
I love the Cheshire looking hat too! I will happily take it for my collection.
is this a manga
For a moment I just thought you were retarded and had put all the frames in the wrong order. ^_^
Awh, you guys always have a way of making me feel unnerved. :~)
Soon i'll upload an drawing a made of a hat because i can't draw people to save my life. Just working on a few details now.
Edit: Here it is, this was the best i could do
It's beautiful!!! <3
if you try i'm certain you'll do good. And yes WE LOVE YOU MHD!!!!
Very nice! I'm a sucker for feathers in hats. Thank you! :~)
I just noticed your uploading all the fan art to your profile and couldn't help but smile! :D
Hat update! You get a hat, you get a hat and you get a hat! ^_^
This picture just keeps getting better and better.
I like Ogre's hat the best. ^_^
And EndMaster is now a Funko Pop ^_^
... Also just realized that End is now gouging Thara's eye out.
Sorry Thara :(
These updates as the day/week progresses are amazing! I like how the cake implies that we've ate everything and only saved a slice for MHD... or maybe that we're considerate people and helped cut out a slice for her.
I got hungry :(
Even in the short couple months that I've been back from hiatus, MHD has cranked out some great pieces of art. Without her, the site would just be a little drearier. Every time she posts, it's something wholesome and positive, or at least funny. So, thank you! Keep doing what you're doing!
And no, I did not spend 3 hours on this tribute, I swear! I apologize in advance for my terrible handwriting.
... *Scrunches up hat update. Starts work on a new one.*
I can imagine everyone leaving this party with a goodie bag and there's just a random hat in each one, and nothing else.
Well it certainly looks like a lot of work! So creative!! Thank you so much!
How did you know hat-flavored cake is my favorite? :~P
It's a hat flavoured cake? I thought it was a cake flavoured hat.
no no no it's flavoured cake hat
Yes, I originally made a hat flavored cake, but it tasted bad, so discarded it and made a cake flavored hat(cake). Quite a confusing chain of events.
You can have your cake and wear it too. ^_^
Lol, that's great. Time to start the trend of edible clothes! What could go wrong?
Let them eat hats! ^_^
Let them wear cake!
That too ^_^
Thanks for living up to your pfp Ford!
If that becomes a trend, I'll eat my hat.
Here you go.
Edit: ... It's friggin' beautiful!!!!! O.O
(Sorry Miz... I should get a swear jar for this thread.)
Oh my god! I didn't know you were such a seasoned artist! ;~P
I love it! What a rad costume!
As a normie on the site, one of the things that always sticks out to me about this place as unique is "MHD and her art" - also she's always super nice to everyone and that's really appreciated and she's always super easy to approach. Very wholesome, very nice, very MHD. Hope we get many many more years of her!
Mad Hatter's Daughter is an Internet Treasure. Very talented artist.
And of course, this cool dragon in her honour! NSFW...
I didn't think anything could beat Ogre's work of art but this one is going directly on the fridge. :~)
Dude, what software do you use? This is crazy res!
Well this is definitely the most wholesome thread we've had in awhile.
MHD, always quick on the draw and now having breathed new life into the site's art. Happy Mad Hatter's Daughter Appreciation Day Week!
Eek! This is REALLY good!! I love it!! Thank you!
I really should stop procrastinating my assignments.
I am loving these costumes! I'm going to have to draw some of them myself! Very nice! :~)
Starting to get kind of crowded in here.
Which hat? :p
I'm laughing over this. It keeps getting better.
Wanted to put Ford's creepy CYS monster directly over you, but that would've covered up too much stuff. :p
You know it's a party when people are starting to get stacked on top of each other!
They're hiding from the creepy CYS monster.
I've gotten 9 commendations for this thread alone. Should do appreciation days more often. ^_^
Which hat to wear,
what shall I do?
my gift to you.
And you even included the dead rat. ^_^
Remember to support local businesses!
Really tried to capture the feeling of "why is this man paying me in garbage".
Oh my god, I've been laughing over my expression in this and then I realized it's the cat meme and I started laughing again.
I love it so much.
Yeah, the cat meme with the "I'LL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK" vibe was the best thing I could think of. So I pretty much referenced it about 1:1. Man, drawing people is hard.
Glad you liked it, though. Took me a while.
I'm late to the party, but I hope it's still going strong!
I offer you my tribute of awful shading attempts and overlooked white spots!
(And, of course, lots of hats)
Awh, thank you! (How did you know about the wizard hat I have to keep in a cage??) :~)
Because they keep your hands nice and snug. ^_^
I myself think it was very moving.
I wanna say that it's hard to pick a favorite drawing of you... but...
I love it!! Thank you, Mizal. :,~)
I wish I could say I deeply regret that drawing, but I don't really. . .
Come to think of it, nobody's commented on how thicc Mizal is in my drawing. Did I not make her thicc enough? :(
I thought that was just the new normal.
Fixed it ^_^
... Ha. ^_^
Great, now it looks like Malk is sniffing her butt.
He always was. ^_^
I know this update probably took hours of staring at the screen for the image to be able to upload. I understand, there's a lot that had to be fit in, certainly. Here's a commendation for that no doubt arduous ordeal that you selflessly put yourself through.
Thank you Thara! Glad to see someone appreciates my hard work. ^_^
I've been having lots of fun drawing some of these costumes. :~)
Another great work of art from MHD!
Those penguin slippers look cozy. ^_^
The gifts just keep on giving.
Well, assuming that these are all the same MHD, just in different outfits, we can indeed have some idea what's under the arguably fanciest dress there.
And, I mean, MHD's not not thicc, because she draws the female figure mostly the same, it's just that a certain someone happened to be drawn considerably thiccer.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention they're pretty friggn' beautiful ^_^
Disney Princess?! Okay fine but don't tell anyone or I'll be here forever. . .
Would've been quicker but some people distracted me. ;~P
From that dress, Mizal's clearly more of a Dreamworks princess
Seriously, how the heck do you make these so quickly? ... Mods, I think she's a witch, may we burn her? ^_^
Either way, this is friggin' adorable! ^_^
Wowwww! I can't believe you managed to make the dress I drew look so stunning! All of these artworks are so brilliant I can't even start to image the sheer talent you have, MHD.
Rockwell and I decided to bake you a cake! We ended up eating most of it but I hope you enjoy what's left at least lol
For real though, happy MHD appreciation week. You deserve it for how much amazing artwork and writing you put out on the regular. I can't tell you how many times you've made me laugh with the latest comic starring our mods lol
How did you draw this? It's real good.
Thanks Tim, I just used some charcoal pencils.
This is really good! You all are surprisingly good!! Oh my goodness! Thank you!
This is one of my favourites. It's adorable! ^_^
I can't draw but I wanted to participate, so I made the vigilante known as The Hatter with Hero Machine. I believe she got her start as a magician, and then she perhaps dabbled with cat burglary before finding her calling as a hero. She targets white collar criminals and leaves tea cups as her calling card after stealing corporate secrets.
It's not playable online anymore because of the loss of Flash, but you can still download an offline Flash player and point it at the URL. The site has instructions.
Eek! This is super rad! I'd kill for those shoes.
Fabulous! Absolutely eye-bleeding, just how I love it. :~)
I love the cat and the little bunny too!
... Is that a tea cozy for a wing? ^_^
Wow, MHD is a badass! ^_^
A little belated, but I really enjoy all the little pictures and comics you do, and I greatly approve of your taste in hats, MHD.
I managed to screenshot how large the pictures originally were compared to the other posts if anyone wants to see: https://imgur.com/a/uKx0DhI
And I, you.
Very cute! Thank you, Cricket! :~)
Double awhhhhh! ^_^
But how'd the fedora get in there? Did a neckbeard sneak it in?
... M'lady. ^_^
That's me, Genius Fedora Artist Daughter. :~)
Don't forget Dork ^_^
I should really play Alice: Madness Returns. Looks like the sort of game I'd enjoy. ^_^
Long story short, yes, a lot! It's mostly scattered short stories and art saved in numerous places. And it's super dorky because I started to create my little Wonderland universe when I was young but I still love it all.
Essentially the Queen of Hearts was power mad and conquered both the Kingdom of Diamonds and the Kingdom of Clovers but did not manage to destroy the vigilant Spade Republic.
The Cheshire Cat is a terrifying shapeshifting villain that looms over the entire island and the Hatter is the main character, obviously, who goes on her own adventures.
I could go on and on and probably compile an entire book about all the events and politics and characters but I run the risk of being the lady concerningly obsessed with a children's book, if I'm not already.
Haha, thanks! I definitely think my next storygame is going to be something Wonderland. I guess I never thought to write about this universe I've spent so long on.
And I've been obsessing over creating a point and click adventure for the past year, if only I could figure out the mystical workings of coding. . .
No! I don't want the Cheshire Cat to be a villain! He's my favourite! >.<
But I'm intrigued by this universe. Where do the white rabbit, march hare and caterpillar fit in? ^_^
The white rabbit is the queen's second in command, the March Hare is the Hatter's rowdy best friend and the caterpillar is. . . A butterfly. :~)
But the clovers are clubs! CLUBS!
Why do you ruin everything I love.
What a nice community.
Oldie but a usefullie
Every time Sent posts an old comic I get a Ratatouille style flashback to 2014
Looks like you're using the axe as a back scratcher. ^_^
Final edit, and I've got to say I'm so proud of how this thread turned out. I was expecting maybe a handful of people to contribute art. Instead, I was completely blown away by the amount of awesome artworks. I count 29 people who contributed artwork and a lot of those people contributed more than one piece. I think this thread is a very lovely testament to how many people love and appreciate MHD and all the amazing art she does for us.
Thank you MHD! You're the best. ^_^
Awhh! Mara, you're such a sweetheart! ^_^
I know I am. And so are you all! :~)
Once again, thank you for all your artworks, MHD! I may not have been around CYS for as long as most of the other members have, but I remember that one of the first times I contributed to the site was during the noob contest, and I was so honoured when you drew the comic that included my avatar. As I continue to use the site, your artworks always seem to entertain and amuse me.
Also, thank you for creating this thread, Avery! It was a brilliant idea and I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the posts.
I tried experimenting with a new art style since this thread has inspired me to use illustrator a lot more often, and the results are above. Although you may notice that I might have copied the same template for both drawings.
... OMG, it's ME!!!! I love it! ^_^
You are the cutest person ever! <3
Checking in here near always brings a smile to my face. This thread is the most "warm and fuzzy" that I can remember.
I never did contribute anything but I just wanted to tell MHD that she's an awesome fun person whose posts I always look forward to, and also thanks to Avery for making this thread.
I can't draw but I'll give both of you a cameo in my superhero story.