J. L. Barnes

J. L. Barnes (often known as @FishWithATopHat online) is a Colorado Springs-based multimedia artist and author. On Twitter and Instagram, she often enjoys being mistaken for a guy because of her ramblings on horror movies, videogames, and tabletop roleplaying.

Offline, she draws all kinds of things ranging from the inanely cute to the slightly creepy. Oh, and gentlemen animals. She draws a lot of gentleman animals… so many, in fact, that she has a storybook collection of them all!



  • The latest lady animal is a red panda! Her name is Charlotte. I thought people might enjoy seeing both the rough and final sketches, so I included both in the video. Enjoy!


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