Monday, June 29, 2009


some WIPS and the final of my Russia piece for the Otakon Auction.

Copic colors:
I screwed up big time on the watercolor part since I was working with cardstock, which is horrible with watercolors. I just wanted to make a minor correction to the face, when all hell broke loose and now there's like...this fold on his cheek because it got too wet and got dark and I tried to correct it with my white ink yet still keep it looking fine and blended...and well, if you don't look at it from an angle it looks fine I guess. :(

Normally it would be no problem 'cause I can always fix it like I did here, but this is supposed to go up in the Auction, and now it probably won't go for as much as it would have. bummer.

dA Linkage to the pic.

wips and revelations

starting to get out of my "I hate drawing" mood a bit, which is good 'cause it's starting to be crunchtime for Otakon! >___<;; ugh I really don't want to go, but it's a necessary evil. anyway, here's a WIP of an image of Russia I'm doing traditionally so I can put it up in the Art Auction. :p

Doing it in my more 'Anime' style, because...well, these are Hetalia fans we're talking about. 'nuff said.

although I myself like Hetalia, I'd much rather see it like this. obviously other's would rather not, since this image has been pretty much ignored. I expected it, but hopefully it'll do better as a print at Otakon, instead of with the idiots of dA.

I sound very bitter...that sucks. but it's so true, I've just felt bad about art in general lately so it's no surprise. :(

A doodle while waiting for the train because MTA is notoriously horribly late ALL THE TIME. It's of a future Ember.

A revelation occured when I was drawing this. I realized that the decline of my love for art started when I stopped working on FT. it makes perfect sense, it was my greatest muse. so from now on I'll try to do more FT art, and work on it more. maybe I'll even do a side comic or two, and think about starting up an actual site. hopefully that will make me feel better.

listening to MJ's music and watching Pitchmen all the while doing this stuff doesn't help much...loved those guys. <3 :(

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sketchy Bizo

Was looking at Sean Gordon Murphy's Hellblazer art a bit earlier for some inspiration. Consequently, it is also my awesome friend Sam's birthday tomorrow, so I drew her fave charrie from my comic for her like I usually do....haha, but with a little different flair. I hope she likes it! XD;; <3

lolz he's sketchy in the literal sense now! XD;;

Saturday, June 13, 2009

color, and lilies

colored the sketches a bit, and I finished a painting I was working on for my Tante Inge's 80th birthday tomorrow.

This has gone through numerous phases of one mistake after another, but in the end I think it turned out allright.

and just quickly colored these guys, nothing special.

lalala...I got nothing much else to say. I need to start working on new prints and paintings to sell at Otakon. gah! crunchtime is comin' up.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Forced Out

I haven't drawn and inked something since school ended, nor have I had any desire to for a long time to come. It's probably been my biggest art block to date, and I knew it was time to force myself out. So I just made myself draw without thinking or worrying, and these came out of that.

Somehow, when I don't think about what I'm drawing, it always turns into Zila.

again, not really thinking, but I guess this shows just how much I want a puppy! lol (it's a mini Australian Shepherd, though in reality it'll most likely be a Corgi lol) <3

This definitely made me feel a little bit better about...drawing. I'm gonna try to color these...maybe I'll also CG the last one, who knows. I probably won't have that kind of ambition though! ^___^;;; lol

Thursday, June 11, 2009


The All-American Girl. (done while listening to today's pop music LOLZ yay) XD;;

Another Oekaki, done at Cimetery. I like drawing weird figures. I got nothin' else to show, I haven't really been drawing at all. :(

I hate to say it, but I think I need to find a new oekaki board. Cimetery was where I first did digital work and learned most of the skills I have now. However, ever since it's been revived, none of the old artists have come back and no one comments. It's very banal. I miss it, but I think it may be time to find another home. I just don't know where...all my other boards are now non-existent, Cimetery is all I know that's still around! :(

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

digitize it

I've been doing more oekakis and digital sketches recently, really just trying to get my hand drawing again even if it's just a little bit. I've been in quite the artistic rut recently.

so let's start it off with one of my guilty pleasures lol! XD;;

can't wait to follow his career, it's gonna be awesome. :D <3

another guilty pleasure of mine! An un-moe Germany, from Hetalia. (the style of the series makes me sad, but I like the idea of it enough.) :p

I may be biased since it's my nationality, but Germany is awesome. haha

A big reason why I haven't done anything is that my computer was running at a snail's pace. I bought another gig of ram, and now it's like a whole new machine!! <3 I just wanted to test out Photoshop's improved performance, so I doodled Lyra. ^___^

lol I dunno, maybe she caught Cygnus peeping on her bathing. XD;; <3

none of these took more than an hour...I don't really have a high attention span in the summer. I want to do paintings and illustrations, but I just can't bring myself to do more than silly sketches of dogs and fanart. ugh, not good when Otakon is right around the corner! o___O;;