a subway inktober doodle and noodz
I’m moving this week (yay Brooklyn!) so I probably won’t be able to get to packing/shipping stuff out from my store until mid-October-ish? And that includes the Cowboy Bebop zine, See You Space Cowboy.
Sorry! I’ll try to make it up by throwing in some extra sumthin-sumthinsss~
Also, I’ll be teaching the Parsons Pre-College Illustration class again this semester! I’m so excited! Arielle helped me tweak my syllabus to perfection <3
Lastly, I’m going to have a piece in an X-Files group show held at the Gowanus Print Lab in Brooklyn, NY. The show was organized by KJ Martinet and I’m honored to be in it with other cool people like my super talented friend Kristen Davis~, Dadu Shin, Mark Ledgerwood, etc etc. The opening is on Wednesday, October 1st from 7-10pm! I’ll have a super kawaii 2-color screen print up for view/sale!~ Hope to see some of you there??!!
Edit (10/8/2014): All store orders fulfilled! Thanks for the patience everyone!
A sneak preview for my piece in Splendidly Evil, a Powerpuff Girls Villains zine! Go check out the other super cool artists in it, all the proceeds go to charity!
Here’s a preview of my piece for Justin Woo's Shadow of the Colossus fan zine, On Shoulders of Giants. I was assigned to Avion, the 5th colossus! I’d never drawn bird monsters before…so that was interesting.
Thanks again, Justin! I’m super honored to be in it along with some awesome people.
Coming out in the winter-ish!
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!
For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.
This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.
The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.
(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)
We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!
Hey guys! Arielle and I are accepting portfolio submissions for our next anthology project, Ladies of Literature 2! The deadline is August 31st so hurryyyyyy!
The open submission form closes tonight so don’t forget to submit your portfolio if you’ve been considering it! If you have any questions, check out the Ladies of Literature page because it might’ve been answered already!
And thank you to anyone that’s submitted already, the response has been overwhelmingly positive!! <3
season 2 of free! got me all messed up about makoto. i swear i’m gonna cry if the finale is their high school graduation
reblogging because makoto tachibana is killing me softly all over again
themighty200 said: How do you do your linework? I like how your lines are crisp, but still have a bit of the hand-drawn "wobbles." I've been trying to recreate the organic pen-and-paper feel in a digital program for a while, but with no success (I'm a digital noob).
Aw, thanks a lot! I’ve always had a strong interest in line work so it’s cool to hear you say that.
I’ve been drawing digitally for…7 years now (oh god)? Looking back, it took me a while to get used to drawing with a tablet and kinda feel out how I like to pressurize things. Every year I thought I was getting better and more comfortable, but now that I have a bit of work to look back on, I can see that I didn’t realllyyyy know what I was doing haha
A few things I do differently now compared to back then:
1. SPEND MORE TIME ON THUMBNAILS AND SKETCHES. I definitely still do this sometimes, but I found that once I stopped trying to rush into a final drawing and spent more time polishing rough sketches, my final drawing came out better almost always. Sometimes I’ll sketch over something 2-5 times before going onto “final line art”. You’ll go into it more confidently and it gives you the liberty of focusing on making the lines the way you want it to look versus trying to fudge the anatomy/composition/overall idea because your sketch was so rough.
2. Maybe it’s just a trend in my work, but I’m really into that “dead line” manga/cartooning look right now. Try lowering the sensitivity a bit on your brushes to avoid everything looking like it has a super tapered edge because …..real pencils…don’t do that.
There’s also things like speed and overall drawing confidence/draftsmanship, blah blah but you get the point.
Anyway, hope that helped a bit, I’m always learning new things about drawing so maybe this advice will change, but this is definitely how I feel right now. Thanks!
watching season 3 of Korra is bringing back some intense Zuko feelings