Friday, July 29, 2011

new id

I finally got around to making a new ID/self portrait. I've been getting ready for some art fairs while I'm waiting to sign up for them (backwards, I know) so this will be displayed on my table.
I love the texture that gouache and achieve and how Mary Blair it is so I've been meaning to work on that. I think I managed on this one but I'm worried it looks a little to (dare I say it) trendy. Thoughts?

ignore this please ^.^;;

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Darfur Crisis

I can finally post this! Click the image for the published comic; if the title page isn't working there, click "Next"

This was really a great project to be a part of. Hopefully educational comics like this will make a difference.
Ruchir Shah was great to work with throughout this entire project and EZ Comics, the non-profit comic company he founded, is a wonderful idea.

On a technical note, this entire project was a 10 page comic (title page included) that took me a week to sketch, ink, paint, and add text to. Meeting that intense of a deadline was a challenge but was so worth it. The majority of the comic was done with Burnt Sienna ink, nib pen, and watercolor on Bristol board and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

been awhile

I got back from an intense weekend of visiting people, which was lovely, but I don't have too much work to show. I saw Timon of Athens which is not one of Shakespeare's finest but this was a dark vaudeville steampunk interpretation which was GORGEOUS. I also got some beautiful books on illustration, which is where the inspiration for this came from.
I'm still not thrilled with it and I'm going to keep reworking it but I didn't have much else to show. The Darfur comic is getting published soon so I can finally show that! But in the meantime, I'll only have sketches for awhile I think.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eleanor and Kent

I needed something fun after my previous project. I know the lines aren't straight and it kind of tilts but I wanted it to have the same loose sketchiness that the rough draft had. Expect more, I love these characters.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


The deadline is coming up fast on me so this is all you get. Sketch storyboard for a steampunk comic that'll be done at the beginning of next week.
 They need names. And so does this story. Ideas?

Thursday, July 14, 2011


As a pick-me-up from the Darfur project, I've been jotting down ideas for my Character Design final due next Wednesday.
This sort of came from how silly my boyfriend thought it was that the big giant of a mechanic blushed so much in the storyboard. I gotta agree but that's why I did it X3. Okay, now back to real work.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Burnt Sienna

I'm pretty sure all my dreams will be in Burnt Sienna ink for the next few weeks. As I said, I can't post the comic that I'm working on but I can post my homework for this week.
I also did a background but I didn't want to bother/don't have time to scan it. This has the same character from an older post (although she's a bit stubbier in this version) and some new ones in the same universe. I'm starting to like working in this style. Comic to follow?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


 I can't show what I've really been working on but I did some sketches yesterday. I went to a nature center while visiting my aunt and I did some studies. Clearly, some of the animals were more accommodating than others.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Just a quick Stoneholders sketch. This is also my first attempt with a blending pencil. Apparently it hates regular pencil. Good to know.

I'll be pretty AWOL this weekend since I'm going out of state and have a solid chunk of work I have to get done. I have a bunch of goofy little sketches like this that I might add but I'm not sure I'd be able to post anything more impressive than that for awhile.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Steampunk Versus

For my latest assignment, I had to take a character and draw a cartoon version and a live action version.
I think I preferred the Live Action version more before I colored it but it'd be worth trying out this style again. I also LOVED making the comic version and i might so something more with this character. She's certainly practical enough to draw frequently (by design). Comic is ink lineart with a brush and Live Action is ink by nib, colored pencil and blender pen. (the green is so her leg can be replaced with a CGI steampunk leg)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I haven't really had too much time to do a real, full painting lately, which is a bummer, but it's not for lack of being productive. I've been sewing and cleaning like crazy (and celebrating and swimming and firecrackering but shhh).
I finally colored Ruffnut (sorta). I don't really love it and I might go back and paint it another way but more likely, I'll just do some completely different HTTYD fanart (which is what this is, please don't sue me Dreamworks) next time I'm on a Dragon kick.

Edit: its time for a summer sale!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

more sketchies

nothing too much to say today. another rapunzel sketch of course ((c) Disney, obvs). the "EEEE" one is based off a true story, the thunderstorm was too perfect to not run through giddily. also, alex (boyfriend) with his epic soulpatch. yup.

Saturday, July 2, 2011



So, I have no idea where this came fun but I had fun making it. It was nice not taking a drawing too seriously.
 I'll probably be able to finally work on some big acrylic paintings soon! :D yay!
Can't promise I'll be posting too frequently soon since I have a few sewing projects I have to work through but I'll do what I can ^.^;; Also, happy 4th americans!
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