Recent news & updates
Green Lantern tomfoolery · 8 May 2013
Once upon a Tumblr a simple idea spread like wildfire and became the Tengen Toppa Green Lantern eyecatch series. :D
My contribution, representing the ladies of Zamaron. For all the amazing illustrations check out the TTGL tag.
And as for this, all I can say is Bring on the spinoff shoujo series! Revolutionary Girl Razaya. XD
Miss Martian eyecatch · 6 April 2013
I’m trying my hand at Gurren Lagann-style illustrations! They look so deceptively simple… yet hard to mimick. @_@ I did the artwork in Toonboom Storyboard Pro (the program we use for boarding), and threw a texture on it in Photoshop afterwards.
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In other news, cozins, I am now on Tumblr. If that’s your kinda thing, come join me. :) The arts will be mirrored there, on DA and this site, so there’s no need to follow all. Just pick your platform of interest.
Long Beach Comic Con · 29 October 2012
I’ll be at LBCC this weekend, Nov. 3 & 4th. Come visit me in the artist alley, table 2007. I’ll have the Batgirl and Robin à la retro, some prints and postcards. See you there!
Legend of Korra pinup · 11 June 2012
I keep coming back to art nouveau style, because true love is forever. So is my love for Korra. ^_^
“When I began freelancing, all my energy went into the page to be printed, and I developed the questionable habit of working almost every day, leaving little time for personal projects. In fact, I didn’t even begin keeping a sketchbook until 2002, more than 10 years into my professional career as a picture-maker, and even then, only because I thought I was supposed to have one. I wan’t very dedicated to it, though; after a days in the comicbook salt mines, there are any number of things I would rather do than pick up the pencil I just put down.”
– Stuart Immonen
Centifolia I and II arrived in the mail last week. Wow, I was so relieved to see Stuart Immonen – one of my art heroes – say that he went through the same thing I’m experiencing now. I LOVE sketchbooks, cozins. For as long as I can remember I’ve been wanting to put together one of my own. (Or two, or three…) But I’ve never really kept a sketchbook until I started working in animation, and even now I use it only for daily warmups, copying existing images.
Even though I feel like my drawing skills are improving, I don’t… really… feel the drive to draw for myself that much. :/ Or, if I do want to draw something I can’t muster the energy to do so. And that has been a bummer, and been making me worried. Like Stuart says, when I get home after an 8- to 12-hour work day, the last thing I want to do is pick up a pencil again.
So yes, it’s encouraging to hear that this is normal and will pass with time. The love of sketching has not disappeared, and my goal of making sketchbooks is still possible. ^_^ I’m just focusing my energies on the learning aspect right now: storyboarding, cinematography and the principles of good writing, good storytelling. Not to mention all the inner work that has to be done (and which waits for no woman). @_@
The sketchbooks are wonderful, btw. There are beautiful pencil drawings, ink sketches, short comics and over 30 color pages in each one. Plus they’re printed on that nice, off-white paper that’s like a smoother version of newsprint. :) Feels great in my happy little hands.