Holly C. Brown
Website https://www.hollycbrown.com/ | Instagram https://www.instagram.com/h.c.brown/
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/hollyistotallycool | Tumblr [currently deleted] | Twitter [currently "deleted"]
Where to begin with Holly? She's done so much shit the past few months it could probably land her in Little Snowflakes right away... she's a fujoshi in denial, a tracer, scammer, all around mess youtuber/"professional illustrator"/webcomic artist. She first became famous for two videos: her Calarts video, and her video about beginner artists mistakes (the thumbnail is a butt, you've probably been suggested this video because the YT algorithm gods decided to smile upon her ugly ass). Making videos about how she's a professional and how only her advice goes, basically poisoning the minds of young artists with her bullshit. And they listen to her! She's closeminded to put it lightly, doesn't want to move out of Texas because she's scared of Pride parades and thinks "art school atmosphere" will depress her (because everyone in LA apparently is some kind of activist). Her audience is made up of an army of edgy kids and teens who will defend her to no end, ready to WK and downvote anyone who talks shit about her. Known for being a bitch (no, really) who gives zero fucks XDDDD, she's set a standard for herself of being a selfish, stubborn and childish person who dishes out criticism but is unable to take it herself. A stuck up elitist who talks the talk but can't even crawl, let alone walk the walk. Her art is ugly and low quality with no sense of fundementals, yet she thinks she's better than actual pros. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to Holly, so I'll try to sum up the most controversial bits.
Big ol' laconic on her art courtesy of lolcow, a nice tl;dr
Boku no Hero Academia "True Colors" Zine fiasco
Holly organized a for profit BNHA zine with 60-100 artists (she won't stick to one number, but it's probably 60). She made them use an ugly limited color palette for their "theme". Sounds okay so far, but she suddenly decided to impose a deadline on them. Because she picked such a huge pool of amateur artists, she effectively screwed them over. She didn't realize how many pages it would be, and decided that it would be "cheaper" to print it herself, leading to a string of costly purchases only because she refuses to send it to a printing press. She got tired and whined about it, before closing the zine shop. As for the artists, she sent each 20 bucks (even artists that dropped out). She accidentally ended up leaking their personal information in a YT video, to make matters worse. She couldn't even fulfill zine orders, and slowly stopped talking about it all together in hopes that people would completely forget about it. She wouldn't even send out PDF copies. All the while the doujin she made of her own damn webcomic, a yaoi rape one, was printed professionally just in time for SanJapan. The bitch had copies of the zines on her person for the con as well, and when the artists received their own personal copies the actual thing was a piece of crap(1). Pages were cut incorrectly and unevenly, some pages were upside down, barely staying together. She hasn't apologized. She "deleted" (locked) her twitter and pretended that her instagram got reported and remade to get away from the drama (the zine wasn't the only reason though), but not before insulting the artist's intelligence(2). Fucking nice one, Holly!
Tracing and unoriginality
The biggest tracing controversy surrounding Holly is definitely her FMA piece, wherein she traced a picture of Alphonse Elric claiming it was for layout/thumbnailing purposes... I mean, sure, if we take that excuse into account, sure. But she posted it. This is a piece she intends to sell... Look at her trace of Alphonse. Had it been for thumbnailing purposes, it wouldn't have been such a clean trace. Usually thumbnailing is fairly rough and is only done for clarity of composition and planning. Why put so much effort into tracing Alphonse so cleanly (as clean as her art can get lol)
There are other instances:
^iT's OKEY bEcAuSe I pAyEd FoR iT
^Holly intended for this one to be a template for people to use for free for xmas decorations or something, nevermind the fact that its Toby Fox's intellectual property lol
A lot of this was just heavily referenced (honestly still super iffy), but the legs align a little too well
Holly's awful spending habits
This is JUST for SanJapan. Nothing else. This was all even before she was accepted.
Fujoshi in denial + general headassery (misc)
^This character from her yaoi (call it what it is bros) Purgatory on Tapas.io literally got RAPED. And she's joking about it like this. Not the first time lol, she has said some sketch ass shit about how rape isn't rape if you aren't fighting back (wrote a doujin about one of her characters being drugged and raped), and said on stream that oral rape isn't a thing because girls can just "bite down". She claims it was taken out of context, but watching the whole thing, it's A LOT WORSE in context. (I'll insert a link when I find it because every mirror seems to have been taken down, wonder by who)
HUGE LOL keep telling yourself that. What is this xbox live???
More Holly being stuck up and thinking she's better than actual esteemed professionals.
Holly art bingo for funsies
Will be working on adding more minor things later, but this seems like the most relevant stuff right now.