Batwoman, X-Ladies and a little bit of Bubbline

Some new pencils for convention prints- I’d forgotten how much fun fanart it! Woop!

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This one’s a little convoluted, I worry- because I’m mashing up two of my favorite fandoms- Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time, dressed as Anthy and Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena, one of my very first and forever anime love. Also, I’m pretty sure these two just need to get it on in Adventure Time and get it over with. 

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X-Laaaadies! From the new X-Men serial out right now. Can I tell you how happy I am about costumes for Psylock and Storm that COVER THEIR ASSES? Cause I’m pretty damn happy. Also, the Mohawk is baaaaaack and I’m psyched. 

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And finally, Batwoman! She’s the only New 52 series that I really care about at the moment, but hot damn do I love Kate Cain to death and back. Still working on getting flat blacks incorporated in my work, so all three will have flats in the inkwork- cross your fingers for me!

 

Next is inks! 

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Happy Doodletines!

Happy Valentines Day everyone, hope it’s been a good one for all of you darlings. Mine has consisted of queso and chocolate covered strawberries. And doodles! Thought I would post up some of the sketches I’ve been hacking away at lately. 

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An idea I have for maybe a large-scale print, something with some creepy pastels going on. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the kinds of secrets people keep, people watching and making up stories. 

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My character Alaester from Gypsy Witch- he’s the Guardian of a Totem Bear Spirit, I’ve been trying to get him to look manly without looking to hulked out. Also, note to self: Learn how to draw bears. 

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A pin-up of August for Gypsy Witch with Silas, the ghost of a seven year old boy trapped in the skull of an ancient cat. Don’t know how to finish this one yet, but I’ll figure it out. Probably. 

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And lastly, my werewolf lady gettin’ all the menfolk! Gonna try to ink this one traditionally, see if my chops have gone completely rusty. 

 

Have a good night darlings!

January Sketches

Well good evening, my dears. Hope everyone is doing well this weekend and has fun things planned. Been doing some sketching lately, thought I’d show some of the better ones of the month. Also- finally finished that birthday present! 

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Which can also be seen on my Deviant Art page. 

I’m actually pretty happy with the way it turned out! Now, onto sketches. 

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A lot of August, the main character of the comic I’m trying to get off the ground- still working on her tattoos, she needs more around her ribs, methinks- what about you? Also a few of a new little creature I’ve invented called a Soot Fidget- I’m quite enamored with them at the moment- they’re like tiny garbage disposals, they’ll eat anything. But their absolute favorite things to eat are gold and diamonds. They’re sneaky little buggers. The little bat child is another incarnation of Bell- the creepy kid in the painting I just finished up- in this world she owns an antique bookstore by day and assassinates people by night. I think she has a massive collection of frilly dresses too. Mostly because I like drawing frilly dresses. 

National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Apparently, this is a thing that exists. I heard it on the radio, and I guess it’s an actual thing.

So, in honor of National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, and also in honor of the fact that I am extremely bored, I have illustrated (i.e., scribbled) my attempts at delving deep into the feline psyche.

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Snot Factory

As the title suggests, my body has decided to start producing mucus at an industrial rate, which has really been messing with my creative flow as of late. However, I have been getting a few things done, mostly at work when I should be doing other things. 

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Almost done with this one, still don’t know what to put in his hands- everything I stick in there seems to look like a penis. Sigh. 

 

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Also threw out this one today- started as a self portrait, realized it looked pretty much nothing like me, and so I continued to doodle on it just for practice with color. I liked working with the kind of limited palette in her face, but I feel like I should experiment more with getting life-like color. 

 

Also, I have just discovered basically everything in my fridge has gone bad. I’m thinking that’s a sign that I’m meant to eat nachos. 

I Will Get Over my Aversion to Thumbnailing

 . . . Eventually. 

I really hate it, and I don’t know why. Ever since art school it has been my least favorite part of any drawing. But I know that my work comes out better when I map it out first and don’t just spew ideas all over the page and then have to erase them and mess up my paper. So thumbnailing has to happen. Grrrrrr. 

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Welcome to my attempts. Trying to sketch out pages for a comic idea and script at the same time. So far, I have sarcastic banter between a bitter witch and her demonic cat. That’s interesting right? Right? 

 

This is actually one of about half a dozen comic book ideas I have percolating, but since this is a new year, I’m going to try to FOCUS (like a normal human) and work on one thing at a time. And this one is the most developed, so Gypsy Witch is first in line to get maimed. 

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August and Beez are two of the characters in the prologue, getting some headshots in, making sure I remember how to draw their faces correctly. Beez looks too much like Legolas right now, but it can be worked on. Eventually. And then character turn arounds, and costume refs, and actual pages. And then maybe, maybe a comic. Cross your fingers. 

Maybe New Painting Series?

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So I was procrastinating in painting class yesterday because I didn’t want to bust out the oil paints, so I was dicking around in my sketchbook attempting to ‘work through some of my more complicated ideas’ (or so I like to tell my TA at least). And I came up with these two, and I actually kind of fell in love with the idea of them. A lot of my work lately has kind of been revolving around my relationship with my sister, both when we were little and now that we’re adults and I think this might be another way to kind of explore that. Maybe. God only knows what goes through my head and gets vomited out on the page anymore. But now I have to write an actual statement about this series, like you know, like a legitimate artist and shit.  Fuck.