Thursday, March 27

It's Ron Weasley!  Done for Wizarding Wednesday over on tumblr.  

Thursday, August 1

OMG I finally got myself to sit down and continue on the Pride and Prejudice characters! Here is Charlotte! She was supposed to be colored at the same time as Mr. Collins, but I felt like posting her on her own because I really don’t feel like waiting to finish him first. He is (possibly) the last character and then I can throw them all together for one massive illustration. I say “possibly" because someone asked me about Caroline Bingley, and she would be a lot of fun to draw, and I can’t believe I forgot her when doing the illustration rough!

Anyways, here is Charlotte Lucas!

Digital. Photoshop.

Thursday, November 1

Wednesday, October 17

The saga continues!

Allllmost done!  Three more characters and then I can do the background!  
Mr. & Mrs. Bennet, and Lydia and Kitty!

Tuesday, July 3

Is she holding an ice cream sandwich?

Working on a big illustration with all the main characters from Pride&Prejudice!  I'm doing all the characters individually and then i'll add them to the main illustration and add the background.  It's just too big to work on with all those layers at once!

Can you figure out who these characters are so far?

Tuesday, August 30

Inés and Izzy

Digital, Adobe Photoshop.

Saturday, August 27

Monday, August 22

Lulu and Lisette

Final colors and all!

PS - Lulu is the French bulldog :)

Friday, August 19

Sunday, July 31

It's been a while, but that doesn't mean I've been idle!

So here is a little taste of a test of what I'm putting together.

I'll leave you to ponder the meaning of its existence... least until I decide to tell you what this is all about!

This is just a color test, and is obviously a hasty throw together of lines and colors, but... I wanted to share something, so here is Miss Hermia Potts! School teacher extraordinaire!

Wednesday, May 4

Snow White and Rose Red

I'm working on some character designs for the fairy tale of Snow White and Rose Red. The name "Snow White" is a translation from German to English, so although the character shares the same name with the other Snow White, it isn't actually the same person.

Anyhoo, these are just some of the character design sketches. There are three more characters I'll post sketches of next for the story. And if you haven't read it before, check out a synopsis here: [link]

Wednesday, March 23

The Littlest Unicorn

I'm going to be re-designing my website soon and I was trying to think of themes and characters to put on the main page and everything, so I came up with a few and this little unicorn was one of them. Not sure if I'll use her, but I still think it's hilariously cute anyways.

(done in pencil and copec markers).

Friday, March 18

Sketch Page!

Here's a page of sketches that I wanted to give some love too since many of them will never see final colors.

Thursday, March 3

Hellboy and Liz

I've been going fast to get this piece done tonight to print for Emerald City Comicon this weekend, and I'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out! There was one element I left out because I didn't have time to finish it, but eh, maybe I'll add it when I get back and have "free-time" or something.

Hellboy is probably my favorite comic. I'm not the hugest fan of super hero comics mainly because of the art styles, but HB is done so well, and I admire Mike Mignola so much that I just can't stop staring at the pages. Plus, Hellboy and Abe are two of the most likable super heroes. Anyhoo, this is mostly based off of the second Hellboy film, Rise of the Golden Army. Liz is great too because she's super sassy and not stereotypical at all of female characters in comic movies. And besides, I think Hellboy and Liz are adorable in the movies!

Tuesday, February 22

One down...

Finally spent the weekend working on Harry. And it seems like he's good to go! Whoo! I'm really excited that I got this finished. I wasn't sure what to expect in the final results, but I think he looks pretty sharp!

Saturday, February 19

Almost done!

Friday, February 18

Harry continued...

Okay, all the shapes are in, just gotta do the rendering!

Wednesday, February 16

Amelie parte deux!

My Amelie portrait needed some fixing so I fixed it and now I'm actually happy with it!

So here's the fixed/final version.

Monday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day!

I seem to be on a coloring roll lately. I had been planning on making this illustration for Ryan for Christmas, and then his birthday, and now for Valentine's Day because I just didn't have enough time! We were so busy from December through January that it was impossible to get a second in to do personal art. Anyhoo, this is a shot from Amelie, one of his favorite films, (and also one of mine) so it was a lot of fun to make!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12

At last!

I know that a lot of times I post things on here that aren't finished. I post the progress and I never post the finished piece. Well, today, that has changed. While being inspired by the Harry Potter illustration I'm working on (yes, still working on it!), I took a break to finish coloring another piece that I started ages ago. I feel like in the last two months my digital painting skills improved so much that I was able to finish this piece in about three hours from where I left off.

I will definitely be making prints of this, so if anybody wants one, let me know!

PS! - Click to see the HIGH RES version! :D

Friday, February 11

Harry's first words!

At last Harry Potter has a mouth! Now he can speak all the Parseltongue he wants!

The clothes will be much faster. The only thing I'm really worried about is the hair... I've never done hair in this coloring style before and I'm a little nervous... we'll see how it turns out!

Thursday, February 10

Color Me Hogwarts.

Just posting progress of a small few pieces that I'm working on for Emerald City Comicon. The original pieces are posted in older entries of my blog - but I didn't have a good Ron and I didn't have Harry at all. So I'm going to repaint the ones that were done terribly a few years ago, and make them look super awesome now.

Ryan and I will be going to the convention in March, and I can't wait! Whoo! I love Washington!

PS! - I will post more as I get further along :)

Monday, February 7

Chevy Chase... and a Samoyed

When I was home for Christmas break, I watched The Three Amigos with Ryan and the rest of the family. I forgot how much I love that movie. And I also love Chevy Chase. So I drew him as his character Dusty Bottoms. And a dog. Yay.

Thursday, December 16

Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain

One of my favorite characters in cinema has to be Amelie Poulain. And so, of course, a portrait of her.

Wednesday, December 1

Sketchy Sketches from Thanksgiving Weekend

Coming back to The Lamp Post at Fillmore and Pine sketches! I would still love to do this short, and if I'm actually going to attempt that, I definitely need to work on my character designs for animating it. So here's the new redesign of Persephone and a street for the style of the layout design.

And for yuks, a sketch I drew of Ryan while we were watching John Adams. Err I mean, a telling portrait of a young president. Yeah, that's it.

Monday, October 25

I love Halloween.

Yay for dressing up like a cat for Halloween!

(And no, I don't think this will be my costume this year...).

Monday, October 11

Missing my boy.

So what is a girl to do? Draw him of course.

I'm such a nerd-o-tron.

Sunday, September 19

*GASP!* Bro-Bot!

Just doing some fun little character designs.

Robots rock. Even if they are "bros".

Thursday, September 2

Monday, August 30

Coffee Shop Continued...


Still going!!


Just so you know....

Still working on it!

Friday, July 30

The Bear and the Bow was a better name... but still!

Maybe I'm late to the party, but damn, if I'm not excited about this...
Brave (formerly called The Bear and the Bow) is a new animated film from Pixar that will be coming out in 2012 set in 18th century Scotland about a Scottish princess who dreams of becoming an archer (according to the BBC). And if you can believe this, it's directed by Brenda Chapman, who was the first American woman to directed an animated feature film in 1998 for The Prince of Egypt. Knowing that the first American woman to direct a feature animated film was only 12 years ago really makes my blood boil. There are thousands of talented female directors, animators, storyboard artists and character designers and 1998 was the first time one of them was given a chance to prove it to the world? Sometimes the film industry disgusts me. I hope that this gives a boost to the confidence of all women in animation to keep pushing ahead in their paths to doing what they want to accomplish. Sexism in the art and entertainment industry needs to be stamped out.

I can't wait to see this movie.

Thursday, July 22

All about the Atmosphere

I'm trying to get my digital painting up to bar and aside from the fact that I just love colors, I want to be able to paint characters without so much a reliance on lines and more on texture and color instead. This is yet another work-in-progress. I plan to finish this one for sure since it seems to be coming along really well and that's always inspiration to continue working.


Friday, July 2

Just Digitally Painting...

I'm not really doing much that I can post but I figured I'd post a little color study, digital painting that I'm working on. It's for a character age meme. This is a character I randomly made up for it called Audrey. This is her at 13.

Monday, June 21

Brown Bagging It... sort of...!

Not quite finished with the shadows yet, but I wanted to post it already because I'm feeling antsy like that.

Pen and digital colouuuuuuuurs.

Saturday, June 19


Sketched today from a magazine photograph. I really want to work on my perspective when drawing people. Thought this was a good place to start.

Tuesday, June 15

Black Kitties Are Good Luck

Finally got around to coloring this Halloween Card that I drew for a friend last autumn.

Halloween is the bestest holiday ever... clearly, as I'm posting about it in June!

Monday, June 7


...that I haven't fallen off of the face of the earth!

I just had a dryspell of drawing for about a week and a half and couldn't draw much I was actually okay with having drawn. So here is proof that I have drawn some things and that they weren't all bad.

I've been daydreaming about getting a vespa, and it reminds me of Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn zipping around Rome. So that's where this one sketch came from. The other sketch is a Victorian house here in SF, via the reflection of it in the window of The Grove, while sipping lavender lemonade with my boyfriend on Saturday morning... :)

Wednesday, May 26

I like to draw Fruits!

I love to sketch from the Japanese magazine Fruits. It's a street fashion magazine that has high res, full-body photos of lots of crazy and overly stylish girls in Japan. It's a great way to push my outfit design, and hair styles. Unfortunately most of the poses they are in are pigeon-toed with surprised expressions on their faces, but sometimes you find some poses that are real gems. Either way, fun to draw, and always the full-body, which for me is important. I don't like drawing just heads. I need more work on arms and hands. Feet and legs are probably my favorite thing to draw anyways, so getting to draw them is always a plus! (Wow, that was probably the dorkiest sentence I've written in months...).

Obviously the kitty wasn't in the magazine.... =^.^=

Monday, May 24

Progressive measures must be taken...

...And by that I mean, I shall post a progress of my (insanely slow) coloring process. Okay, I'm being a bit harsh on myself, I was and have been feeling sick since last Friday, and I'm also experimenting with new coloring processes so it's not as if I'm just naturally slow at this stuff. I can whip out watercolor paintings in a couple of hours. So, just give me time to get over my perfectionista personality while I figure this stuff out and get to feeling better in the process. I've also been researching a lot of Mary Blair art to get help on how much linework I should include in the illustration as opposed to just flat color.

On the other side of things I have a few sketches from Sketch Bomb! on Saturday. I was feeling okay enough to make it out to that which was nice because I got to meet some awesome new people, and do this awesome sketch that I'm turning into an illustration; the theme was take something from a film for grown-ups and make it for kids. Naturally I turned to the most icky things I could think of.... severed limbs... wood-chipper... Steve Buscemi...

...there is a pink rainbow in the colored version! Betcha just can't wait to see that!