Drawing Prompt: It's Not Easy Being Small

6:58 AM, Thursday June 29th 2023

Promptathon: It's Not Easy Being Small - By @threlo on Itaku

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This abnormally small kobold desires to make himself heard by playing pi...

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This abnormally small kobold desires to make himself heard by playing piano. Unfortunately, the bitter realization that it all may just be a pipe dream has hit him, there is only so much he can do with just one note at a time...

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