Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chest Hares

Hey there Blog-peeps,

My shirt design 'Chest Hares' made it onto Threadless!

I would be so grateful to you all if you were to vote. I'd love to see my art as a Threadless tee and it's such a great opportunity to get my art out there and make some MUCH needed money.

You don't even need a threadless account to vote, you can use your facebook account!

Go vote here: http://www.threadless.com/submission/332073/Chest_Hares

Thank you all in advance!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Old Sketchbook Pictures

So lately I've just been working on the rough draft of my graphic novel. Well, it's more of a storyboard version than a rough draft. Calling it a rough draft implies that I could ink over is and use it. But anyway. It's going well, although I wish I was going faster. I feel a little stagnent right now and I'm not sure if I'm using my time as wisely as I should be. Perhaps I'm just having a slow week. I shall strive to be better!

So I have been doing things, artisticly, I just don't want to share them here. Because I want to try and get this comic published when it's done, so I don't want to spoil the storyline by putting it all up here. Snippets, yes. Full thing, no.

Instead I have some old sketchbook pictures! These are from last year...from around September, I think, but I'm not sure.

This first one I drew from some facebook photo. A friend of a friend, I've no idea who. She was jumping on a bed and I liked the movement of her hair, so I drew this from it.

And this is just my love of swirlies. :) I'm thinking of drawing the ocean like this in my comic...

In other news, a friend of mine started a choir a couple of weeks ago. I've been wanting to join one for aaaages. I just never got off my butt and got around to it. Plus a lot of the already established choirs want you to read music when you audition, which I can't really do. I mean, if the music is playing, I can follow it on the sheet, but I can't figure out how it sounds just by looking at the notes.

Anyway, when my friend said, "Hey, I'm starting a choir, wanna join?" how could I say no? :) It's only been two weeks so far, but I really like it. Although it makes it very hard to go to sleep, because I just lie there, still singing in my head. :P

Okay, I must go work on my comic! Perhaps I should do some turn arounds, those I'd be happy to upload here.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Finger Puppets

Just a teeny post today about teeny things that I've made. :)

I've posted all these photos on Facebook, so now doubt the people who read this have seen my finger puppets.

Finn and Jake! Jake was super easy, Finn was a bit more fiddly.

Catbus! This little guy was a pain to make. :P So fiddly!

Totoro! Well, TWOtoro. I lost the first one I made for myself at Christmas. :( I like to think some child found the first one and gave it a good home.

Anyway, Totoro is much easier to make than the others, and possibly my favourite.

I've started putting things like this onto Etsy, as you might have guessed by the link on the side of this blog. I'm putting quilling up there too.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Giant Comic Update

Oh man, BIGGEST POST EVER. This is what you get when I'm too lazy to update on my comic regularly enough.

Okay, so the script is done, has been for a little while now. So I've started storyboarding everything so I can get a sense of panel variation, colours, poses, etc. So here's the first part of the rough draft.

I want the whole thing done with brush and ink, with the only colours being black, white and red. Maybe with gray shading down with diluted ink, maybe with the shading shown through line work, I'm not sure yet.

Here's some character design stuff.

This is Anna, her mother and her grandmother. I don't know whether I want the grandmother with an eye patch or not. I do want her to look just like Anna, but old. She'll also be much shorter and stout with age. And her eyes are the same colour as Polina's.

I tried to make Anna's mother, Vla, look more like Polina, but with Anna's hair and Anna's eye colour. She would be as tall as Anna too, if she stood straight. Polina's eyes keep getting bigger and bigger. Vla's eyes will be the same size, this picture does not do them justice.

Here's Anna and Polina, showing their contrasting body types and personalities. I wanted Anna to be fatter...I hate super skinny cartoon women. But being slender suits her pointy personality, just like Elphaba from Wicked.

I briefly thought of giving Anna big eyes like her sister. After drawing this I decided to stick with her tiny eyes.

Sketches! Just me doodling around with body shapes.

And lastly, boat sketches. These are sketches of Anna's boat, the Pink Pearl. Hehehe. Her grandmother, Yona, was captain of the ship, the Surly Mermaid.

Anyway, Anna and Vla are too few people to woman a ship, so I gave them a boat instead.

Hope you enjoyed my giant blog post! And if you're reading this, I just want to say thank you. I really appreciate it when people take the time to look at my art. :)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Quilling and a Baby Bat

Woo, I've been so productive lately! Although I should really be channelling that into my graphic novel. >_> The next post will be all about that, I swear!

So my baby niece is turning one this week! Well, I'm pretty sure. I don't know the exact date because I am a terrible aunt. But her party is this weekend! So I made her a gift. :) All by hand, I might add, I don't own a machine. It took about six or seven hours and I really like how it turned out. I kinda want one for myself.

Big Gay Day is on the same day as her birthday party. So my day will be all, aaaw, cute baby, how sweet, WOO GAY TIME NOW! :)

When I finished the bat I stayed up late and quilled Wall-e and Eve. :D I think they turned out really nice. Eve was SO easy to do. Wall-e was kinda fiddly, but still fun. And look at his little cockroach. Cute!

Well, time to shave part of my head. (Don't worry, I'm just shaving the part that's already shaved.)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Disney Quilling!

At Christmas I told my boyf he had to make me a card. So he got a whole bunch of crafty things to do so. Amongst those crafty things were quilling supplies. Quilling supplies that were never used. Until I got to them!

Disney characters gift cards!

Ursula and her eels. (Possibly my favourite.)

Ariel. (The first one I did.)



There will be more!