Tuesday, April 29, 2014

137. Shirts and things

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've last posted anything. I've been busy working. The contract work that I'm doing requires I do 100 drawings. My subject is The Great Gatsby. It's fun, just A LOT of work. Here's a little sneak peek:

Also next month, May, my friend Regina and I will have a table at FanimeCon 2014. (The link is on the side) I'm looking forward to that and seeing everyone! More info on where our table will be posted later. Here's a look at what you may expect to see at Fanime: here. I will definitely update more.

Anyway, I recently found out that USAIAMHOTTEST and 2OD (2OneDay) collaborated on a t-shirt. Remember how a while back I helped design pillowcases? Well, the design of the paper airplanes used for the pillowcases was featured on a shirt! CHECK IT OUT! You all are free to order through USAIAMHOTTEST by May 11. I thought I'd share with everyone to those who are 2PM fans! :D

Hope you all have a wonderful week! :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

136. Sketchbook 2014

I *sort* of kept my goal about my sketchbook. I came rather close to finishing, but I didn't actually fill up all the pages of my sketchbook. I am, however, very proud of myself as to exactly how far I got. Though I didn't reach my desired goal, I feel like I actually accomplished a lot.
Here are some of things (aside from the sketch dailies that I've previously posted) that can be found from the month of January - February 2014

Cafe Sketches (Starbucks, Target, the mall, etc)

I started to work from images as well. Images of celebs and I love drawing the girls from suicide girls! They have some great poses

Bonus: Vanellope mini comic

I'm going to keep on pursuing my goal and continue to draw everyday.

135. Sketch Dailies

If you guys haven't heard of sketch dailies over at twitter, you should all join the fun! Every week day there's a topic for you to draw. Everyone may join. Here are some of the ones that I've done




Jessica Rabbit

Bonnie & Clyde

Robin Hood



Prince & Jem

Some of them I've colored, so of them I just did as a sketch. There's a few that I would like to spend some time coloring :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

134. Sketchbook 2014

It's been awhile. HAPPY 2014!
I don't know if you all are familiar with Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying over at Extracurricular Activities, but this month of January they started a sketchbook challenge where you pretty much fill up an entire sketchbook within one month. I was late to the game so I'm about half way through. But I was pretty proud of myself with keeping up trying to at least do a drawing a day. Even though the month is coming to an end, it's not to late to set that target for yourself. You should also check out their blog area. They have some GREAT posts.

Anyway, I wanted to share some things I did in my sketchbook so far. I cheated a little since I have a few sketchbooks that have been used. I changed up the game for myself. I have three used sketchbooks, but my goal is to fill those in at least 3 months. Now, these sketchbooks are less than  a quarter complete, so there are quite a few pages. I think if I were to combine all of the pages, they'd be at least 2 1/5 sketchbooks.

This past Christmas I did custom holiday cards to special friends

Lately I have been using brushpens a lot in my sketchbooks. I love how they work and how it looks on paper along with markers (Copic, Prismacolor, and Neopiko-2)

This last one is a zoo sketch. I went to the zoo this past Saturday.

 Here's to 2014. I hope to kick it in the butt and improve!

Monday, December 2, 2013

133. Legend of Zelda & Frozen

Legend of Zelda 3DS game: A Link Between Worlds

Disney's Frozen
Anna & Elsa

Thursday, November 21, 2013

132. Proking and derping

Animals are so interesting. Beautiful and strange.

Monday, November 18, 2013

131. Mermaid & Conventions

It's definitely been a while since I've posted much. I was busy with CTNX that happened this past weekend. I've attended for a few years and I've always enjoyed this convention the most simply because it's all about animation! I always come back inspired. But this year, I had the privilege to exhibit for the first time with Adam Knight. It was both scary and exciting. I saw old friends and made quite a few new ones.
Thank you everyone who came by to visit! I really hope that I'll be able to exhibit again next year! I've set a goal for myself and I really hope to improve and show it to everyone by next year's CTN!

Here's a mermaid piece that I had for sale as a print that to my surprise was the most popular piece.
Adam and I also had our first collaborative sketchbook for sale this year at CTN. We were quite proud of it, it was my first time putting something like that together for a convention.
We had a lot of giggles for the title. I'm so glad people understand. "Some Like It Rough" because I specifically prefer rough drawings over cleaned. You see the realness in the drawings and see what the artist was thinking. I feel like all that gets lost in cleaned up drawings.

For people who've never been to CTN and are really into animation, I highly recommend this convention. It's so great! You learn so much and get very inspired at the end of the convention. So many great artists in one places at different skill levels are all there to help each other out. I love it! =]