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 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 art … 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
Working Title: The Imaginary Night Zoo Official Title: Phantasy Night Zoo How I've Previously Introduced the Series: "A legend surrounds the hedge maze and animal statues of the Maye Botanical Garden. On new moons, the statues climb from their pedestals and are managed by a man in a top hat. The man is the zookeeper and the garden his zoo." … Continue reading UPDATE: Graphic Novel, Vol. 1
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
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