Friday, August 31, 2012

Gengar Birthday Card

Just a quick post today (I will come up with a regular updating schedule at some point soon, I swear). Here is a cut-paper birthday card I made for my friend J. M. Lee this past week. Go, read his books!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fanart - Temeraire (Laurence and Granby)

Hullo hullo!

Just a couple of quick sketches today. I recently finished the newest Temeraire book, Crucible of Gold, and it just reiterated my love for the characters Laurence and Granby. So here they are, looking very upset about something.

I'd highly recommend the Temeraire books, which is basically a fictional recount of the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. Even if you're not into historical fiction, they're really enjoyable books and all of the characters are awesome.

Well, that's it for today! Until next week!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Illustration - Paul

Hello all!

Today I have for you another piece commissioned by a friend of mine. (I also did this piece and this piece for her last year, so they're kind of a series.) It was really fun making that camouflage pattern! As you can tell, he's a bit of a chocoholic, which I wholeheartedly appreciate. :)

Thanks for looking, as always!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Character Design - Hattie

Starting a new character design project for myself! Simply put, I miss character design like crazy, so I'm going to attempt to get back into practice (and have a lot of fun doing it, too)!

First up is "Hattie" - she's fun, flirty, and can be a little bit sassy.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sketch Commission - Saints' Calling

This is a sketch commission of some of the main characters for my friend Vicky's webmanga, Saints' Calling (which you should all go read, right now)! I had so much fun drawing these guys! They all have such crazy personalities.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Magical Midwest Tour 2012

Hey everyone! Sorry about my absence -- I treated myself to a little vacation this past weekend! I call it my "Magical Midwest Tour 2012". I went to northern Illinois to visit my aunt and uncle (and their flock of corgis) and my roommate Alex, and then went up to Milwaukee to hang out with friends and reminisce about old times.

I admit I'm not super-excellent when it comes to taking photos (because I forget my camera half the time), but here are a few I did take.

Puppies! There were NINE of them! Adorable little balls of fluff and teeth! 
The beach I spent time at on Friday. 

One of the things I miss most about Milwaukee is Lake Michigan. Sure it's terribly polluted and full of invasive species, but it was the closest thing to an ocean I've ever had. I spent a couple hours at the lake's edge on Friday, watching seagulls and terns and people with their kids and dogs.

Seagull man! 

This guy was super-intense about feeding seagulls. They were eating out of his hand at one point!

I made some seagull friends of my own!

I sat on a bench with my book and box of goldfish crackers and I wound up with a bunch of seagulls around me, too! There was a really mean adult who was trying to chase all the youngsters away. What a jerk!

As for the rest of the weekend, I also got to see my Elements at Discovery World (finally), and that was super-cool! I also got to have lunch with a couple of my friends and one of our professors from school, which was incredible. Overall, an extremely fun (and NEEDED) break. Good friends/family, good food (I think I ate myself sick), good memories.

Well, it's back to playing catch-up for me! Another busy week ahead... time goes by too quickly! Hope to get some art up this week, so keep your eyes out!