Friday, December 4, 2009


Check it out, I will be continuing to post here occasionally.
Not much to share right now.
It's still finals, still comics all the time.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Oh geez, okay so I never update this thing.
Been working on the wordpress blog as well as the new website. It's finals time so I'm all kinds of busy, maybe someday I'll get back to updating here.

Monday, September 28, 2009


A road, by a field. Yes.
Sorry this is totally not impressive.
Working on a comic about deer who travel through space in a shark.
No really, I am...*sigh*

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Milo and an update

A new picture. This is Milo.

I'm happy with how the hair turned out.

Recently I hit a huge colored pencil kick, they're a lot of fun but they don't document all that well which is a bummer. I can't wait to hit the MCAD scanners next week.

Speaking of the CAD I found out the schedule leaves the 230 lab open Tuesdays and Thursdays which is AMAZING. It means I can do a page of Bound every Tuesday and a page of Usagi no Gravity every other Thursday.

I finally got around to coloring that rabbit/fairy picture, here's a link to my deviantART.

There's some other stuff that will be showing up around here soon. I'll probably post some of Bound here, though not all of it. I'm not sure where I should post it in general. I really dislike most of the online publishers that are specifically for comics so we'll see. The not having to resize can sometimes be nice.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pointless drabble

The Rabbit and the Fairy Queen.

I got these funny chunks from cutting down some Bristol, I figured I should put them to good use. It's funny, when I don't have a lot of space to use, I tend to put more in a drawing. I like the longer format though it's weird to upload.

It's good paper though so it's nice to work with, and it's small. Mmm small~

Done with the online class now. I think. For the most part.
Moving coming up, going to try and get a few more things drawn before all my supplies get packed up for a few days.

Then it's back to the CAD.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lost Cause of Digital Mediums

This is the only thing I've been doing recently.
Ciaran was for a friend of mine, I think I've done about six of them now? Yeah. I need a new hobby.

Speaking of hobbies, I need to get more hats. Bleh.
I've got about seven done, I want to get another 10 at least.

Anime Detour tables are opening in September and I'm already stressing out about it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Catch me if you can-Donovan

I'm uploading these while trying to get some aquarium photos up on facebook, this is overloading my relatives network or something. XD

This is a sketch that I did of Donovan, same
color paper as the one of Jamie. I really like the
combo of blue tones and orange, I always do.
Anyways this was just a practice sketch of Donovan, he doesn't even wear an arm band.

The blue line has shown up before, like in "Day by Day" and my old business card. I dunno, it's a nice organic shape but it's still linear I'm rather fond of it...

Peach Blossom- Jamie

I'm trying out working with my sketches.
This one was a sketch of Jamie with an Asian inspiration.

I sort of went with that and added a texture layer of a natural
paper and brush strokes. The peach color was actually because
the original was on this cream colored paper and I liked the
effect and just went with it to a nice peachy orange. :)

One more up in a minute.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Donovan/Jamie sketches

Things. People. Donovan and Jamie. Woo.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Panel from TheDoor

For the online class.
I had a lot of fun with this panel. :)

The Door, E.B. White

Hunters Parade-Inked

Hunters Parade image has been finished!
A, Rin, Alana, B, Ko, and Nathaniel.
So much ink, too much. :|

Watching anime in the background again, I think it alters how I do art. Ohhhno~ Maybe I can just be a desu desu anime artist and call it a day, at least there's a market. *sigh*
Might post more online class stuff soon.
Looking at ASID and interior decorating. Ugh.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Below the Streets-Inked

Final version of the Hunters under a bridge.
It's pretty blurry because I had to size it differently for blogspot.
Anyways, 11x17 on Bristol.

Been spending my day finishing this, working on another drawing and watching 80's movies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Textiles: Aviator Cap

Now for something completely different.
Made an oversized aviator cap today.
Yep. :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Door: Thumbs

I'm remarkably proud of these thumbnails, and I never say stuff like that. Ever.

I'm also growing very attached to the story, in a weird sort of way.

Progress: Below the Streets

Working on another 11x17 piece with the Hunters. Practice practice. There's a lot of white space floating around here, because I'm doing it in gray scale it helps a little because of the shadows but this is a lot. I might have to change it a little to even out the white chunks. :|

Actually the larger diagonals were drawn from sitting in the sun while at MCAD, the windows in the Student Center cast these really interesting shadows so I drew them out and added the extra stuff and the characters.

Influenced by CLAMP. I'm a not-so-secret shojo fan.

Bleh. The more that I look at this the less I'm satisfied with those white areas. Eh, it's just pencils. Back to work.

EDIT: Prelim inking and blacks are done.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rocket High Musical 3, collab

Broke in to Joel Vollmer's MCAD class today with Jack Kotz, and there we joined in on the activities. This was from the comic jam. We had 10 minutes for a title, 5 minutes for the first six panels and 1 minute for the last three. Normally the students would pass the page and everyone would draw one panel, however we just went back and forth. At one point Joel joined us to draw The General. Ursula Husted also added her two cents.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ocha-ya CONvergence Room 2009

I stole some pictures from my friends on the fbook.

I figured that I should show what I've been up to on the convention line recently and this is it.
My friend Cameron came up with the idea to do a tea/ramen/rice room at CONvergence this year, we're probably going to be at Anime Detour and next CONvergence. This test run proved very successful and was for sure worth the extraordinary amount of money we dropped on it.

The final uniform for the boys (traps), we had green, white, red and brown that coincided with the tea they were serving. Green, white, fruit (grapefruit that is), and oolong.

This was the original design for the uniforms for the traps. Cameron designed them and after a few versions this is what we decided on. The finals did not have the characters on them because it was decided that it would be sort of pointless.

The tops, obi, neck piece, cup holder, and corset-type-thing were made by hand, the skirts, thigh highs and shoes were purchased or borrowed from the girls.

Not shown are the lanterns on thin bamboo stakes that were carried around by the male (girl traps) and the female outfit, which consited of a button down in matching color, blazer, fedora, and pants.

This was the main side of the room, the opposite side (by the tv cabinet) had a large three-panel screen made by Cameron and a few of our friends.
The outside balcony area had a large low table with pillows going around the edge, we had lanterns across the front part of the balcony as well. The low lighting worked really well and provided a nice, calm atmosphere for the convention go-ers. People even brought board games!
All photos are c. Lauren A., Cameron N., and Amaya L.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The horrors of thumbnails

Decided to post some thumbnails on here.
I figure it's a good thing to do now and then, though my process is sort of skewed. This is for Ursula Husted's (MCAD) class, called Comic Book: The Short Story. I'm doing an adaptation of The Door by E.B. White. It's a lot of fun, though a little hard to interpret. This is the first of three versions of the first five pages of an approximate 10-14 page comic. There isn't much dialog in the orignal story so that's a little hard to deal with. I made a screenplay for it, but whether it's going well or not is a little up in the air. I also did this one:
It doesn't have any text, and so far is my favorite of the three. I dunno, we'll see what the class says.

I feel sort of bad, my thumbnails are really loose and don't actually help anyone but me, so I'm not sure how everyone is going to read them. Also these thumbnails were about twice as big as I usually do them, so there was another issue. Oh well...

Other news is that I'm continuing to work with the Hunters. I'm thinking of another picture of them should be up later today or tomorrow. Also might re-pencil the fourth page of Bound after considering the options of doing an alternate layout that might work better.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sketch sketch sketch..

Notice how frequently I update this blog? Ugh. Anyways. Been working SES these last few weeks, oh and CONvergence came and went. So I haven't been drawing much of anything and figured I should start. These two are from the Hunters concept I've been mangling, it goes with the short 5-page comic called "Bound" that is halfway inked right now.

Inked sketch of the two characters. They've got a really strange relationship that I haven't really bothered with. It's sort of generally outlined in Bound, but not to any extent. This is pretty out of character for them in the first place.

Main character doodle, this is more Asian-influence than I ever wanted, ever, in life. I like the flow overall so I guess it's okay. I'm deeply regretting those cherry blossoms.

This is the only thing I've worked a solid amount of time on in the past few weeks. I started it while bothering Joel Vollmer's comic book class (MCAD) one week, and finished it later. Actually, I also did the first Hunter picture in Joel's class.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Done with classes! 
Have some end of the year way-past-prime posting from digital and concepts and metaphors.

2 hour, tangle of giraffes
photoshop cs3Relaxation: 1of3
Watercolor and ink on illustration board.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Post: Anime Detour

Anime Detour is over! I did pretty well considering, but now I have to make a new set of hats, I dunno it's fun for me so I don't mind all that much.

Next up is Anime Central with Messa!

I didn't get much done other than extra school work (which, of course, is not documented) but here are some slightly more normal sketches. You know, those things I do for fun? Yeah~ Hunters, a guy who looks like Riku who isn't Riku and Link from Zelda. I'm not sure what spurred that last one, I almost never draw fanart anymore.
Also here's a picture of the Alucard (Hellsing) costume I worked on for a friend. There are some parts on it that still sort of bother me, but we'll go with it for now. I was pretty pleased over all.

I've been getting a lot more on Tales done recently, I'm starting to ink the finished pages and pencil the last three. I've decided to ink it in black then change the color digitally and print on watercolor paper, I think it will be easier in terms of materials and the inking will be more uniform. In other news I've switched back to comics for my major, I guess this is it though, no more switching after this~

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shirt Designs

T-shirt design for class, we were using the Threadless templates and could send them in if we wanted to, this was my steamgirl, though I don't really like it on this light blue. Here's the full image:

Currently working on sketches for a 18 foot painting, this is one of them. Using the composition of Degas' "The Dance Examination". It's really fun, I think I'm going to do the digital copy as well as it seems entertaining to at least some people, myself included.

I made several updates to the regular website today, including the addition of several new hats. Anime Detour is only 12 days away and I'm not close to ready. Going to New York for a few days, the 28th-31st so I hope to get all the rest of my stuff done relatively soon. That said I've got work to catch up on and it's slow going. I have finished blue lines for Tales of My Brother [part the first] though I'm still working on penciling. Alas, I don't think it's going to be done before May. Oh well~