It would have been epic Trollestia if the student cards said "Octamum" and "Octadad". (And think about the questions that would have raised. )
You want Octamum to do something arty? Well, what she is doing with Vinyl is arty. Somehow. She could also start body painting. Vinyls pale coat would be perfect.
As for me you don't have to excuse for the digital art. The style is the same so the difference isn't that dramatic. And there are good reasons for both traditional and digital art. At least I won't abandon you because of this.
Speaking of drawing supplies: I got some new stuff. We should see the results tomorrow in my drawing for the ATG-Alumni-Group.