Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pacific Sea Nettles

I rarely do any type of "photography", seeing as the main reason I take photos is for reference nowadays. That said, I was happy with these phone pictures I took of the Pacific Sea Nettles at the MoA last week. It's probably because they're so contrast-y. These were taken with my iPhone. I took a few with "Hipstamatic" for fun, but while they're cool looking, it's nothing like showing the actual animal.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Doodlewoodle from last night.
Hadn't done anything in colored pencil in a while, though I'm not sure where this one came from. This is nothing like the prismacolor ones that I'm used to. Dry and pastel-y. It's a Derwent Artists pencil. Uh. Yep.

This drawing was flipped, and it's weird because now I have the feeling that I'm typing wrong and keep trying to type in a way that's more backwards, probably should stop looking at it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Book and World Turtle Day

Recent updates around the other sites are this new charm book, you can find out more on Paper Tapir. Also here is a sneak peek for tomorrows special Ume update for World Turtle Day

I have a whole bunch of things going on until around the beginning of August, hopefully everything will get done and I'll have time to work on my own stuff, but I'm not holding my breath on this one. Trying to finish redrawing the Ume Abroad preview for CAKE (June 15-16), I'm helping with two different art festivals. CONvergence is at the beginning of July and we have to to a bunch of work for that, and I'm TAing for the MCAD pre-college program again during the middle and end of July. 

I'm going to be trying to get a normal website up for Paper Tapir and then un-merging the blog and the actual site, unfortunately that's going to come after all these other things. 

Again, thank you all so much for the additional support on the Facebook fanpage of Paper Tapir!

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Books!

There are a bunch of new books over on Paper Tapir now! These new keychain books come in two sizes, and are small and magical! Also there's an octopus book up too. Been busy busy with CONvergence coming up and a bunch of other events. Whew!

Monday, May 7, 2012


This was a drawing for Ben Tye. He's making a mini of his latest comic, "Dewey Delane", and this is his character Vivian. I like doing fanart of friends' characters, it's oddly satisfying. You can pick up a copy of Dewey Delane at SpringCon, May 19th and 20th at the Minnesota Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Doodle and update

Girl doodle, pencil and colored in photoshop. I love drawing with a .9 sometimes. It's a lot different from what I got used to, which was a .3. I was posting things that were really bright but I decided to tone this one down a little, I found that a bunch of these have been -really- bright. Whoops! I hope I haven't hurt anyone with color.

Going to mostly be working on CONvergence things in the next little while. Trying to stain plates today! I'm not even sure if it's going to work, yay for experimentation! Ume has still been updating on Tuesdays, and Ume Abroad is going, though I'm thinking about redrawing a bunch of it. Hopefully I'll still have a preview up for CAKE!

Will be trying to figure out a way to print Jubliee as well.