Story: Boys with Buckets in the Surf (graphic novel) *Scroll to the bottom for a little about the characters Characters: Ilya Short haired guy with reading glasses Age - mid 30's A writer/editor for a magazine; is swamped with work but just wants to write fiction I use my face as a model for this … Continue reading Character Concept Art/Sketches
The End Note: I was doodling aimlessly in my sketchpad today just for practice and the above sequence happened. It took maybe a hour (maybe) from start to finish --- from pencil doodles, to stupidly laughing at self (because it's probably not all that funny, but I found it hilarious), and then pouncing on my … Continue reading Minced Words!
I hate that I find myself repeatedly apologizing for my lack of blogging. Though I am quite sorry. Since graduating, my schedule has sadly been conducive neither to the immersion of self in nerd-tastic books nor to the eager pursuit of self-publication. Aside from work I find my time largely consumed with family happenings and … Continue reading In the Absence of Words
That took way longer than I thought it would but the actual publishing process with KDP was so easy, I felt like I was doing it wrong. Thus concludes my first attempt at an illustrated story! About "Night Zoo" Midnight at the Gate: Phantasy Night Zoo, Vol. I will be one of a dozen or … Continue reading Beyond the Night Zoo
I liked to read about animals and draw in elementary and middle school. Naturally you'd think that I drew animals. But, no. I didn't because I was also a perfectionist who couldn't draw real animals as accurately as I wanted. (I was aware of drawing methods like the grid method but I disliked using them for a few reasons: (1) I felt like I should … Continue reading Shading Practice
I miss drawing fan art. This is from 2010. Anyone familiar with the anime Ronin Warriors (aka Yoroiden Samurai Troopers)? It's one of those shows that was great in middle school but is too painful to watch now (1980's animation/dialogue, anyone?) however it will always have a special place in my heart (and on my bookshelf; I … Continue reading Old School Fan Art
Lately I've been drawing exclusively for projects so I took a break today to sketch something unrelated and fun. #2 pencil on computer paper
When I was a little girl, I drew exclusively with #2 pencil on notebook or computer paper. I had zero art software. My family had been slow on the computer acquisition thing (we used a typewriter through middle school, 1998-2000) and there were a lot of us kids so, once we bought a computer, we couldn't use … Continue reading My Art Style’s Evolution