Sunday, August 30, 2009


Just a b/w study for an upcoming idea I have. Maybe this'll turn into a page.

Sketching of pages is currently happening!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Oh. My God. I actually went through and colored an entire page for my comic. I feel faint. I was about to re-ink the entire thing too.
The first page to 'Plastelyzed,' after what, 10 years when I first thought about making it (and re-wrote it literally about 4 times) and I'm hoping I have the guts to continue going.

Monday, August 24, 2009

For Kids and Not For Kids

I was glad the description gave a range for this guy's age. It's always hard to pinpoint an EXACT age-number when drawing someone in their younger years. This guy is just a simple character study for a possible children's book...

...While the gal down there is obviously NOT for a children's book. Different clientele, for a possible flash-based game. The concept is to have very buxom women who look like they could fight in a Heavy Metal Warrior world.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yumi's Arrow - FINAL

This took far longer than I thought it would. But that's what happens when projects come bombarding their way through. At least it's finished now!

For my pal, Yumi. Her arrows are really crackin' through the world's problems quite nicely there! Granted the girl's still a bit dark, it seems like more of a hopeful image with the light.

Friday, August 14, 2009

WIP - Yumi's Arrow

...Slowly but surely, I'm making I'm making a little headway on this piece. I've been currently swamped with a few secret projects that I can't post here. Sorry!

BUT, you get to see the flats I've put in, at least. I've gone through about 7 different color schemes and so far this seems to work the best. It's subject to change again, of course.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Child Knights

Here's a sampling of colored pages for the new children's book about the training involved to become a knight.

The edges are rough since they'll all be masked off and I'm a bit crunched for time to make them neat. As usual, it's around 2-4am and I wish I could keep tinkering on these. It may or may not happen.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

WIP - Yumi's Arrow

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from good friend Miss Yumi. She requested an image of a female cupid, " tied down by the world and all of it's unnecessary and self-created problems." But she would be freeing herself with her bow and arrows. Here's the first draft of the image:

Originally I had thought of using actual objects from everyday modern problems. It seemed a bit tacked-on to me and I thought to myself, the literal world holding her down would possibly seem more powerful.

This is definitely a theme I think nearly everyone I know has dealt with, or is currently dealing with at the moment as multiple people have approached me with this subject. After graduating college, perhaps you've gone through a job or three and realized you haven't been happy at any of them. Or maybe you've become so comfortable at one job that you realized you're not even doing what you truly wanted to do while growing up. You come to find you're content but far from ecstatic and you're just moving your body in the same repetitious cycle.

It's that awkward stage where you have a job somewhat in the field you want and yet you're just not where you want to be yet. And for many of us, we can fall into a horrible depression when we come to terms with this fact. We can become impatient, or even resentful.

So here's to Yumi and her arrow that can destroy the ties that bind us down so solidly to our earthly problems.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Once in awhile, I scour Craigslist for freelance jobs. And once in awhile, an actual, honest-to-true job will reply back. Gustto, the designer handbag company, contacted me for one such project. The concept was to create a banner that would be based off of a 1960s movie poster with elements mashed-up together in a sort of collage.

Here's one of 6 pencil drafts I went through, one colored rendition, and then the final. I believe I went through about 12 different versions with this. Phew!

This was in a style very far from my own, since fashion illustration usually calls for long legs and sketchy watercolors. It was a pretty big change!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


First off, I want to show everyone this AWESOME site by my boyfriend's buddy. He's a Japanese guy named Doman; I met him about 2 years ago in Osaka and was impressed that he wore a knit hat during the summer when it was 90 degrees with 100% humidity. Needless to say, I was even more impressed after seeing his website design. I recognize the video footage from Shinsekai and Tennoji station!

In the meantime: We've moved on from pirates. Psh. Pirates were SO last month. Knights are now in! ...Well. Training for a knight. This kid's gonna get there with proper training! So here's some more children's book sketches: