Thursday, May 5, 2011

Scribble + Doodle = Scroodle?

Just a rough idea that I've been knocking around. Apparently, the mechanical idea didn't get too far. The thought process somehow went: Mechanical --> Wires ---> OMG CURLIQUES.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

"No More Dreaming Like a Girl So in Love"

A gift for a friend's finals care package (man, I feel old just saying that). We were talking a bit about dreams and our goals and inspirations, so I figured this image was somewhat appropriate.

Detail shot.

Now I'm just hoping it'll make it through the mail in one piece, haha.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Sort of forgot I had this lying around.

Have some other stuff lying around, but I'd upload something to prove I'm actually being productive. Ish.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Post and Self-Portrait

My version of American McGee's Alice. Outside of the apron, I wanted to make something I could wear more than once. And the shade of blue on the actual dress just doesn't work for me ;)

Also today was self-portrait today! So here's my quick contribution.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Bit of Nerdy Fun

So I'm part of an online community of people who enjoy lolita fashion and also enjoy Harry Potter. We declare which house we would be in and sorts of silly things; each month we have a "competition" of sorts, and this month was to modify the house crests to be more lolita.

Rather than just slapping bows and ribbons on the crests and calling it good, I wanted to redesign the whole thing altogether, and eventually I came up with the stained glass windows idea after some sketching and playing around with different shapes. There was also an idea to do a cameo sort of effect, but that eventually fell through because me + working in circle compositions = disaster.

Watercolor, ink, and layers of paper. I'm not particularly happy with the result of this, generally because the contrast pretty much died as soon as it got to the scanner; which means there wasn't enough contrast to begin with. Also weird tangenty things going on with the gate and the snake's head.

Second try's a charm? I messed around with using underlying washes, and it seemed to turn out in my favor.

I'm fairly sure I didn't meet the requirements of making it "more lolita." But whatever. It was still pretty fun. AND it fills up the bare walls in my room.

Now to come up with ones for Gryffindor and Jigglypuff Hufflepuff.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch Dump: Updateish

The first assignment from Illustration Academy with composition and shapes

Assignment 2 is missing because it's too dang big to scan. Poor.

Chris Payne's assignment involving "The Conversation"

Anita Kunz's assignment for a "celebrity portrait."

I'm also realizing I totally forgot to properly crop these before uploading them. Ah well. I was planning on going back and revising these anyhow.

In any case, a couple of random sketches from camp/these past few weeks.

A quick sketch of Tyler and Bomi listening to her iPod. Here I learned pretty quickly that I can't sketch while I'm on a bus.

A lot of the sketches had to be pretty quick, considering I was actually supposed to be uh...teaching. Haha.

Been playing around with nib and ink lately. Life's been pretty good. I'm currently in Seattle interning for Fantagraphics, and it's pretty sweet. I'm always so tired lately though. :/ This is obnoxious.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yeongam Camp: Day 5?

Everything's been super busy, I'm not really sure where to start. I've been in Korea really for about ten to eleven days, but it just feels like months. We arrived on the 20th of July and spent 4 hours on the bus getting from Incheon to Mokpo, where we were staying at the International Football Center for orientation. There we got a crash course on teaching and met our Korean co-teachers as well as getting assigned into different camps and just getting to know everyone.

We started teaching our classes Monday, and being assigned the art booth, I'm fairly sure I have the best homeroom ever. The kids are really sweet and crazy off the wall especially during break time.

There's so much more post, but I'm actually supposed to be teaching class right now (whoops), so all you're getting right now is a sketchdump.

People from orientation
One of my students, Bella. :)

No photos just yet, but I love my kids. <333