Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Here are some recent sketches and doodles.

Up top: I think I’m going to get back to working on the Tiki Bar pieces soon after finishing up some obligations. The only thing holding me off is that I can’t decide on if I want to do paintings or paper cutouts- both would look really nice, but they would also be pretty drastically different.

The bottom: Another “Star Seeker” Link and a Davena Roese sketch, which I used as postcard sketch examples while at Wondercon.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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I’m in the Artist Alley at Wondercon this weekend! I will be at table AA203 with my friend Lauren.

I have all sorts of goodies that I’ll be selling including some new ones like these hand-bound pocket sketchbooks with some patterns I made on them! I even have some of my original papercut pieces with me (the Korra set, Labyrinth, and Space!)

I am sad that I wasn’t able to finish up the prologue redo in order to have some printed copies of the start of Hearts of Roese with me at Wondercon, but I have set a more reasonable date to finish the prologue redo by and make it all that much nicer for when I get a print version out!

Still sitting here~! Come say hi :D

Friday, April 18, 2014

I’m in the Artist Alley at Wondercon this weekend! I will be at table AA203 with my friend Lauren.

I have all sorts of goodies that I’ll be selling including some new ones like these hand-bound pocket sketchbooks with some patterns I made on them! I even have some of my original papercut pieces with me (the Korra set, Labyrinth, and Space!)

I am sad that I wasn’t able to finish up the prologue redo in order to have some printed copies of the start of Hearts of Roese with me at Wondercon, but I have set a more reasonable date to finish the prologue redo by and make it all that much nicer for when I get a print version out!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

World Building Wednesday!

I decided the stress of trying to get the start of Hearts of Roese printed in time for Wondercon (while also dealing with a stressful month at work) was messing with my health and that the redone Prologue deserves a not-rushed coloring job, so I have spent this week prepping other things for Wondercon.

So while I finish up a bunch of small miscellaneous things for the convention, World Building Wednesday is here!

I’ll answer questions and maybe draw a few, just drop them into my ask box. Questions for Hearts of Roese or any of my other stories are welcome! Inside the Character’s head questions, OC Art Meme, General World Questions, or ask your own questions.

(By the way, I will be in Wondercon’s Artist Alley at table AA-203! I’ll post a map tomorrow :D )

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I’m still doing the thing. I’m exhausted, stressed, feeling kinda sick, and really starting to think I won’t be able to get it printed in time for Wondercon. 

But it is looking pretty bitchin’. Lots of neato locations are cropping up in this redo that either won’t be seen, or will show up muuuuch later in the story. Also, some characters that I don’t know if I’ll even mention in the story.

I’m still doing the thing. I’m exhausted, stressed, feeling kinda sick, and really starting to think I won’t be able to get it printed in time for Wondercon.

But it is looking pretty bitchin’. Lots of neato locations are cropping up in this redo that either won’t be seen, or will show up muuuuch later in the story. Also, some characters that I don’t know if I’ll even mention in the story.

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Inking so many things. So much detail in comparison to the original prologue.

Inking so many things. So much detail in comparison to the original prologue.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

OC Art Meme!!!

tackylampshade:

tackylampshade:

imagine-your-oc:

Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:

  1. In what they normally wear
  2. In what I’m currently wearing
  3. In a school uniform
  4. In swimwear
  5. In underwear
  6. With no clothes on
  7. In winter clothes
  8. In fancy clothes
  9. Making 3 different expressions
  10. Standing on their hands
  11. With their favorite animal
  12. Hanging out with a friend
  13. Sitting on the couch
  14. Doing something they don’t normally do
  15. Eating
  16. Playing a sport
  17. Beaten up
  18. As a kid/adult
  19. Wearing a funny hat
  20. Sleeping

It’s World Building Wednesday!

I’ll answer questions or draw a number from above, just drop them into my ask box. Questions for Hearts of Roese or any of my other stories are welcome- I’ll work on them after I eat dinner and while I ink/stream.

Inside the Character’s head questions, General World Questions, or ask your own questions.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A peek at one of the panels I spent way too much time inking during the last two streams.
There’s some people from Diamonds, and 3 neighboring countries of Ruan in this image!

A peek at one of the panels I spent way too much time inking during the last two streams.

There’s some people from Diamonds, and 3 neighboring countries of Ruan in this image!

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Inking things as fast as I can.

Inking things as fast as I can.

I’m slowly inking some things around family obligations.

These two are such adorable siblings.

I’m slowly inking some things around family obligations.

These two are such adorable siblings.

Monday, March 24, 2014
So I’m not having a non-productive hiatus with Hearts of Roese…. I’m just working a lot on something that will strengthen the story overall, and it happens to target a lot of my drawing weaknesses which I’m working on kicking to the curb while working on these. (Biggest one: architecture and backgrounds. I think I’m being successful.)

So I’m not having a non-productive hiatus with Hearts of Roese…. I’m just working a lot on something that will strengthen the story overall, and it happens to target a lot of my drawing weaknesses which I’m working on kicking to the curb while working on these. (Biggest one: architecture and backgrounds. I think I’m being successful.)

Here’s a page of rough concepts for clothing in Ruan’s neighboring countries we don’t really see much of in Hearts of Roese. Diamonds tends to have a huge mix of people due to the dock cities, and the glimpse of Diamonds that I’m redoing for the prologue will show a bit of that.

The warm-weather Wyndan clothing is the only style I’m sure of, the others are still very rough.

Here’s a page of rough concepts for clothing in Ruan’s neighboring countries we don’t really see much of in Hearts of Roese. Diamonds tends to have a huge mix of people due to the dock cities, and the glimpse of Diamonds that I’m redoing for the prologue will show a bit of that.

The warm-weather Wyndan clothing is the only style I’m sure of, the others are still very rough.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Another progress thing for the prologue. The redo will show  more detailed views of the world and people of Hearts of Roese, including a couple of locations that I don’t really foresee the main storyline taking the characters to. The Clubs one (above) shows what is probably one of the only for-sure locations in the prologue that will be returned to in the main story.

Another progress thing for the prologue. The redo will show  more detailed views of the world and people of Hearts of Roese, including a couple of locations that I don’t really foresee the main storyline taking the characters to. The Clubs one (above) shows what is probably one of the only for-sure locations in the prologue that will be returned to in the main story.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Here’s part of the thing I’ve been working on lately. I’m still working on Hearts of Roese, but uh, not the next page.
This image features a scene from Spades, with Prince Alyn and some guests from Wyndr. I’ve been working on some serious nail-downs of fashion for the various areas of the story.

Here’s part of the thing I’ve been working on lately. I’m still working on Hearts of Roese, but uh, not the next page.

This image features a scene from Spades, with Prince Alyn and some guests from Wyndr. I’ve been working on some serious nail-downs of fashion for the various areas of the story.

Anonymous asked: 16 for the queen

Playing a sport

Here’s the Queen of Hearts, waiting for her turn in croquet (what did you think I would draw?)

Fun fact: In the first draft of anything I wrote for Hearts of Roese, Alice originally ran into the Queen of Hearts and Berwyn through a croquet game, at a point in the story that would be probably have been in Chapter Two.

But, this was also when the stage of the story was ‘steampunk of gears and stuff because it looks neat I guess’-before the Roese family existed (or right after they became a part of the story, but had no real role), when children were in Hearts, and all sorts of things that have changed so much since I started developing this story. Now, I don’t really foresee croquet taking any part in the story, except as a background scene.

(I’ll still take new questions)