Friday, January 11, 2013
This was my entire day. I’m applying for grad school and need 3 recommendation letters for the app. I have this weird aversion/discomfort to writing formal emails and such, and the same goes for cover letters, and then asking favors of people is a whole other basket of issues.
So I went from stressing myself out deciding who to ask, then trying to figure out how to ask, trying to write it by unrelated piece at a time then connecting it, then begging a friend to read over and edit it, to the final stress of sending it.
The good news is that within 15 minutes I got positive replies from each teacher I asked, and my two main teachers both think I would fit in very well with the grad program I am applying to.
So yeah, I spent the entire day stressed out to be massively relieved. And then I drew this.

This was my entire day. I’m applying for grad school and need 3 recommendation letters for the app. I have this weird aversion/discomfort to writing formal emails and such, and the same goes for cover letters, and then asking favors of people is a whole other basket of issues.

So I went from stressing myself out deciding who to ask, then trying to figure out how to ask, trying to write it by unrelated piece at a time then connecting it, then begging a friend to read over and edit it, to the final stress of sending it.

The good news is that within 15 minutes I got positive replies from each teacher I asked, and my two main teachers both think I would fit in very well with the grad program I am applying to.

So yeah, I spent the entire day stressed out to be massively relieved. And then I drew this.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I rewatched the 1998 Merlin series today and was fascinated by the fish necklace the Lady of the Lake had swimming around her neck.
So I drew the sisters, the Lady of the Lake and Queen Mab.

I rewatched the 1998 Merlin series today and was fascinated by the fish necklace the Lady of the Lake had swimming around her neck.

So I drew the sisters, the Lady of the Lake and Queen Mab.

Roller Ramona! For Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Ramona Style contest.
I see Ramona as the sort of girl that did roller derby at some point, so I had fun with what she may have worn while playing.


(Semi-unrelated, but this is my 500th post!)

Roller Ramona! For Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Ramona Style contest.

I see Ramona as the sort of girl that did roller derby at some point, so I had fun with what she may have worn while playing.

(Semi-unrelated, but this is my 500th post!)

Sunday, January 6, 2013
I spent the weekend at ALA. It was fun, but I’m fighting some nausea while trying to ink 1-26 and desperately hoping I didn’t catch the con-sars/flu that a bunch of friends caught.

Enjoy these drawings of Berwyn showing some shifts in his character. (I think 2 more pages until you finally see him and the Queen in the comic! And then Chapter two switches to follow them :D )

I spent the weekend at ALA. It was fun, but I’m fighting some nausea while trying to ink 1-26 and desperately hoping I didn’t catch the con-sars/flu that a bunch of friends caught.

Enjoy these drawings of Berwyn showing some shifts in his character. (I think 2 more pages until you finally see him and the Queen in the comic! And then Chapter two switches to follow them :D )

Thursday, January 3, 2013
I am drawing cat memes for my freelance work.

I am drawing cat memes for my freelance work.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Day 16: The Traveling Companion

tackylampshade:

a-fairy-tale-a-day:

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The Traveling Companion

But the Princess was still a witch, and she had no love for John at all. His comrade kept this in mind, and gave him three feathers from the swan’s wings, and a little bottle with a few drops of liquid in it. He said that John must put a large tub of water beside the Princess’s bed, and just as she was about to get in bed he must give her a little push, so that she would tumble into the tub. There he must dip her three times, after he had thrown the feathers and the drops of liquid into the water. That would free her from the spell of sorcery, and make her love him dearly.

John did everything his companion had advised him to do, though the Princess shrieked as he dipped her into the water, and struggled as he held her in the shape of a large black swan with flashing eyes. The second time, she came out of the water as a swan entirely white except for a black ring around its neck. John prayed hard, and as he forced the bird under the water once more it changed into the beautiful Princess. She was fairer than ever, and she thanked him with tears in her beautiful eyes for having set her free from the sorcerer’s spell.

Today’s story was actually quite an interesting read, and the drawing I did only touches on a bit at the end. It was fun to draw it comic style though.

Reblogging for the day crowd because I didn’t realize how late it was last night when I posted this.

Day 16: The Traveling Companion

a-fairy-tale-a-day:

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The Traveling Companion

But the Princess was still a witch, and she had no love for John at all. His comrade kept this in mind, and gave him three feathers from the swan’s wings, and a little bottle with a few drops of liquid in it. He said that John must put a large tub of water beside the Princess’s bed, and just as she was about to get in bed he must give her a little push, so that she would tumble into the tub. There he must dip her three times, after he had thrown the feathers and the drops of liquid into the water. That would free her from the spell of sorcery, and make her love him dearly.

John did everything his companion had advised him to do, though the Princess shrieked as he dipped her into the water, and struggled as he held her in the shape of a large black swan with flashing eyes. The second time, she came out of the water as a swan entirely white except for a black ring around its neck. John prayed hard, and as he forced the bird under the water once more it changed into the beautiful Princess. She was fairer than ever, and she thanked him with tears in her beautiful eyes for having set her free from the sorcerer’s spell.

Today’s story was actually quite an interesting read, and the drawing I did only touches on a bit at the end. It was fun to draw it comic style though.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
tackylampshade:



Against the dark, dank chimney wall
A wee, tiny boy with his broom did crawl
And sweep and sweep with all his might
While a shining ember provided the light.
“We must be quick,” he heard the boy say,
“And clean these walls before the day
When Santa will come and bring his toys
To all the good little girls and boys.”


Merry Christmas!
Enjoy this little segment of Chimothy Sweep, a Christmas story my grandmother wrote for her grandchildren in the 80’s that I will be doing new illustrations for in the coming year.

And a reblog for the day crowd.

tackylampshade:

Against the dark, dank chimney wall

A wee, tiny boy with his broom did crawl

And sweep and sweep with all his might

While a shining ember provided the light.

“We must be quick,” he heard the boy say,

“And clean these walls before the day

When Santa will come and bring his toys

To all the good little girls and boys.”

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this little segment of Chimothy Sweep, a Christmas story my grandmother wrote for her grandchildren in the 80’s that I will be doing new illustrations for in the coming year.

And a reblog for the day crowd.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Against the dark, dank chimney wall
A wee, tiny boy with his broom did crawl
And sweep and sweep with all his might
While a shining ember provided the light.
"We must be quick," he heard the boy say,
"And clean these walls before the day
When Santa will come and bring his toys
To all the good little girls and boys.”


Merry Christmas!
Enjoy this little segment of Chimothy Sweep, a Christmas story my grandmother wrote for her grandchildren in the 80’s that I will be doing new illustrations for in the coming year.

Against the dark, dank chimney wall

A wee, tiny boy with his broom did crawl

And sweep and sweep with all his might

While a shining ember provided the light.

"We must be quick," he heard the boy say,

"And clean these walls before the day

When Santa will come and bring his toys

To all the good little girls and boys.”

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy this little segment of Chimothy Sweep, a Christmas story my grandmother wrote for her grandchildren in the 80’s that I will be doing new illustrations for in the coming year.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 Friday, December 14, 2012
2012 Art Summary! I did a lot this year and it took awhile to pick through and decide some of my favorite pieces for each month. May was the hardest to decide since I did a ton of watercolors and paper cutouts that month.
In order links to full pieces:
January, February, March, April (Fire Ferrets sketch), May, June, July, August, September, October, November (‘Momma Look Sharp’ boards), December

2012 Art Summary! I did a lot this year and it took awhile to pick through and decide some of my favorite pieces for each month. May was the hardest to decide since I did a ton of watercolors and paper cutouts that month.

In order links to full pieces:

January, February, March, April (Fire Ferrets sketch), May, June, July, August, September, October, November (‘Momma Look Sharp’ boards), December

Monday, December 10, 2012

a-fairy-tale-a-day:

A Fairy Tale a Day- sketchbook cover.

I recently picked up the full collection of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales because I’d never sat down and read them past the super well known ones. For a bit of a fun challenge/daily inspiration, I am going to read one fairy tale a day, and draw on a page of my sketchbook based on the day’s story.

I don’t know what is going to come out of this project, it could be anything from an illustration to random doodles for each story, so it will be a fun journey to see what I end up with.

Come along for the ride and sit down for the story! I’ll try to link to an online version of each story as I draw from it so you can follow along.

Oh hey, I’m starting a side blog for a personal project. I’m going back and forth between HoR page 1-24 and the first page in the sketchbook. This is promising to be a fun side project that will end up with a fascinating sketchbook by the end.

What do you guys think the first story I’m drawing is?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I put up more prints on my StoreEnvy!

My large postcards are up, including Fire Ferrets, Alice and Chell, Spy and Scout Ma, Princess Tutu, Samurai Jack and Aku, and Pony Scouts. I also have my last floppy disc sketchbook up and the Hearts of Roese buttons.


Check it out!