Blerd novelty for storytellers & animation enthusiasts

Pennsylvania, United States

Announcement    10% of proceeds going towards The Okra Project supporting Black Trans People facing food insecurity. Check @pennydoth on Instagram for annual contribution updates & More!


Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

10% of proceeds going towards The Okra Project supporting Black Trans People facing food insecurity. Check @pennydoth on Instagram for annual contribution updates & More!


Dawn Lawson

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Dawn Lawson


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About PennydothStudio

Sales 17
On Etsy since 2020
Video summary: A brief introduction to me, including a look at my process behind the scenes and my plans for future projects released in my shop!

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Adventures of a Blerd Concept Artist


I work in 2D animation and comics, and my shop is an excuse to share aspects of what I love about designing visual storytelling. If my career as a character designer fills my cup to the brim, my shop is the overflow.


I grew up a blerd girl with a love for drawing and video games.
Surrounded by other supportive artist family members pretty much opened up a path towards an art career if I wanted to pursue one. Just having that door open for me at a young age in a racially tentative America was special in ways I wouldn't know the significance of until decades later.


The 90s animation renaissance was a huge influence on my expectations for what a visual storytelling experience could be. The introspective magical-girl, and an action-packed look into the human experience through anime. The life-like mannerisms of Don Bluth characters contrasted via color palettes full of eye candy, Disney churning out cinematic epics every year, and chart-topping produced soundtracks for days. Where's my all-day pass to this adventure? I was for it all.

My many escapes made for a small challenge though. Being a black kid who liked comic books was one thing, but no one around me knew exactly how to graduate into an "art job" after high school in the time of Ask Jeeves.


Then college happened. I started to look at work as less of a short-term finality and more of a long-term process. I could choose a career. Heck! I could pick a role now--any role. Some point down the road gave me the realization that I didn't just enjoy animation. I specifically took a shine to characters. I wanted to help create their experience: the look, their fashion, and their location. The rest was history.


Everything I make is on purpose with the storytelling experience in mind, and my trusty studio is where it all happens.

The illustrations here in my shop are in support of all Black people & people of color on the human spectrum: the telling, the giving, the exchanging of the living stories of my culture and heritage. That is to use my skills, that I believe are spiritual gifts to be shared, to make an impact.

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I identify as she/her. You can check out my other projects and stay up to date on what I'm doing here:

Production partners

  • Printful

    Chatsworth, CA

    A fulfillment service that uses specialized printers to help me create the highest quality art on hand-stretched canvases.

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How can I use your art?

• The digital artwork can be used and/or modified for creative purposes with prior consent and attribution back to the original artist only.

• You are NOT ALLOWED to sell, repurpose or redistribute downloaded artwork for profit in any way, including (but not limited to) merchandise, digital downloads, prints, etc. that are meant for sale.

• You are NOT ALLOWED to resell, distribute, or share downloaded artwork in its current, original form (i.e., JPG files).

Do you offer custom print sizes?

• Contact me for FREE custom sizes of your download, if you need an exact dimension that the size guide doesn't cover.

(PLEASE NOTE: some clipping may occur for details you may want to remain visible that the style guide otherwise safely includes.)

Can you print my files professionally?

• I don't take custom print orders. Many online retailers, however, offer printing services, covering a wide range of sizes at affordable prices. They will print and ship your art directly to you, or you can take your files to your local printing shop if available.

• It is normal to see somewhat of a variation between the colors you see on a computer screen and the colors that actually print. This is also true for your device color calibration settings which vary across multiple devices & apps. A local printer may also be able to help adjust colors to get what you need.

Returns, Refunds & Cancellations


There are no refunds for items already downloaded.

If you've not yet downloaded the file, however, you can cancel your order to get a refund.


I don't accept refunds, exchanges, or cancellations of physical items in my shop due to the nature of the production and handling process of said items.

I don't accept returns due to buyer's remorse or a customer accidentally submitting the wrong address. Returns will only be accepted due to unforeseeable circumstances mentioned below.

Special Cases

In the event that your purchase is affected by circumstances outside of your control (i.e., natural disasters, geological disasters, pandemics, epidemics, major accidents, acts of God, Spirit, or in-explicable physics, etc.), my print production partner is the only one who will handle and accept returns to the following address:

11201 Ed Brown Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28273

IMPORTANT: Printful reserves the right to refuse all returns at its discretion of which I will have no control over. The return address of my shop will depend on which Printful facility actually fulfilled your order. CUSTOMERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RETURN SHIPPING FEES, RE-SHIPPING FEES, APPLICABLE TAXES & CUSTOM COSTS.

For more info:


1. All physical items in my shop ship FREE in the US.

2. Items will ship from production partner facilities via FedEx, within 7-14 business days of sale.

3. Expected Delivery: 2 - 3 weeks.

*Order processing time will take longer if you place a purchase on weekends compared to ordering on weekdays.


Shipping dates from the original time of placing your order will vary depending on your location, when you place your order and when Printful begins processing:

Some delay may occur due to a high volume of traffic around special event dates & holidays.


All items will arrive at the address indicated in your Etsy account.

Expect shipping speeds to proceed as usual in the event that no issues arise between items leaving production partner facilities and arriving at your location.

*Please note that canvas prints are assembled by hand and run through a series of quality checks before actually leaving print facilities. This will affect delivery speeds and when you actually get your items.

Backup Facilities | All Hands on Deck

My production partner uses backup facilities in the event of there being a high volume of traffic and demand for certain products. The number of facilities available to said production partner may affect the shipping speed of your order and where the package is routed.

Should a situation like this happen, the quality of the product I offer and its processing speed may vary. Some global locations have only backup facilities available to them, thus delays may be more likely.

PLEASE NOTE: I do not personally manage or handle the physical items sold in my shop aside from the designs themselves. All physical prints are shipped and fulfilled via my print production partner Printful, on-demand. Availability will be dependent upon supplies.


If you have an issue with an order due to unforeseeable circumstances mentioned in the "Special Cases" section, my print production partner will notify me of receiving a customer return via email. From there, they will decide what the next steps should be based on the sender's reasons for their returning an item from my shop.

Need to contact me directly? Please be sure to send me a message through Etsy and not email. This ensures that all matters of your case are in one place and that the Etsy team can better resolve your situation in a smooth and timely manner by having access to our correspondence.

Correspondence + Feedback

Please be kind and respectful. I make it a point to be courteous, treating all paying customers with decency and will be grateful for the same in return. If you have an issue with your purchase for whatever reason, reach out to me before leaving a negative review. Please respect that I invest a lot of time into my shop and the work I do. I respond as soon as possible within 24 hours to any correspondence I receive, so please give me a chance to personally correct problems or address any issues you may have. Thank you.

*In the event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, notify me and you will have a guaranteed 15% Discount on your next purchase of any item in the shop.