I made a thing— mainly because I needed some practice working with photoshop and being subtle with it.  So who gets to be the subject because they spend about 16+ hours laying around and rearranging my shit?  Yep.  This guy.

I made a thing— mainly because I needed some practice working with photoshop and being subtle with it.  So who gets to be the subject because they spend about 16+ hours laying around and rearranging my shit?  Yep.  This guy.

Well Hello Princess…
This one looks too close to this one that I did last year.  Found a pose on tumblr, and drew it out before I realized the similarities.  I really like the idea of this pairing.  Small lady gets all of the cute people, why not they just date each other?  ;)  Dianna’s outfit is too much fun, I’ve wanted to draw it myself (and she doesn’t have too much of her own fanart.)

Well Hello Princess…

This one looks too close to this one that I did last year.  Found a pose on tumblr, and drew it out before I realized the similarities.  I really like the idea of this pairing.  Small lady gets all of the cute people, why not they just date each other?  ;)  Dianna’s outfit is too much fun, I’ve wanted to draw it myself (and she doesn’t have too much of her own fanart.)

Just a Little Flirting
I’ve been trying to work on getting my works to look more “edgy,” many of my works look too “watery” for my taste where the colors blend and sometimes get muddled.  I stopped at coloring the dresses and left the marker underlayers along.  If I didn’t like it?  Just add more colors later.

Just a Little Flirting

I’ve been trying to work on getting my works to look more “edgy,” many of my works look too “watery” for my taste where the colors blend and sometimes get muddled.  I stopped at coloring the dresses and left the marker underlayers along.  If I didn’t like it?  Just add more colors later.

The original was done my senior year in high school.  It’s a favorite of mine because it was first when I tried to expand and explore my phobia of backgrounds, characters interacting with objects, and images with multiple characters, as well as mixed media.    This one I had worked very hard with the supplies that I had to attempt it—I think this was with my colorific pencils and a watercolors.  For a while I had hard time trying to do multiple characters because they’d all be different sizes and not their right sizes (now if that happens, I cheat and scan it, and resize everything until I’m happy.) I wouldn’t really work on backgrounds until a few years later, but my proportions got a whole lot better in the second version (when I finally started keeping sketchbooks)—I remember just throwing in a black background in so that I could come back and “work on the background later.”  >.>  I did this one on my sketchbook paper so it wasn’t as workable, but I was working on my current technique that I use now for colors and layering. 

The original was done my senior year in high school.  It’s a favorite of mine because it was first when I tried to expand and explore my phobia of backgrounds, characters interacting with objects, and images with multiple characters, as well as mixed media.    This one I had worked very hard with the supplies that I had to attempt it—I think this was with my colorific pencils and a watercolors.  For a while I had hard time trying to do multiple characters because they’d all be different sizes and not their right sizes (now if that happens, I cheat and scan it, and resize everything until I’m happy.) I wouldn’t really work on backgrounds until a few years later, but my proportions got a whole lot better in the second version (when I finally started keeping sketchbooks)—I remember just throwing in a black background in so that I could come back and “work on the background later.”  >.>  I did this one on my sketchbook paper so it wasn’t as workable, but I was working on my current technique that I use now for colors and layering. 

Happiness is Tea and a Party
This is another redo. The third one of the same image actually.  (I’ll post the meme with all three together.)   The current one is working on limited palette (while working on it, I was worried about it being too limited….)…  Maybe it should have been brighter?  I’ve always been somewhat jealous of people who can do subdued and dreamy palettes; my colors have always been bold.  My guys will sadly always look like girls— and you can still see that over the years….  T___T

Happiness is Tea and a Party

This is another redo. The third one of the same image actually.  (I’ll post the meme with all three together.)   The current one is working on limited palette (while working on it, I was worried about it being too limited….)…  Maybe it should have been brighter?  I’ve always been somewhat jealous of people who can do subdued and dreamy palettes; my colors have always been bold.  My guys will sadly always look like girls— and you can still see that over the years….  T___T

Maverick’s Rescue
ARGH.  This was inked for over a year, but I kept putting it off.  I don’t know why.  I’m a little bit frustrated with the colors, the “watery” look has come back—I was also trying to work more with limited palettes.  I guess I can only work on one thing at a time….  :/  But I finally got around to it after finishing the second book of the Lunar Chronicles.  Werewolves are so much sexier than glittery vampires, no?

Maverick’s Rescue

ARGH.  This was inked for over a year, but I kept putting it off.  I don’t know why.  I’m a little bit frustrated with the colors, the “watery” look has come back—I was also trying to work more with limited palettes.  I guess I can only work on one thing at a time….  :/  But I finally got around to it after finishing the second book of the Lunar Chronicles.  Werewolves are so much sexier than glittery vampires, no?

Hello Dear

I did Ivy’s hair in different styles (hey, I figured if you’re half plant then your hair can grow back quickly and you can do radical stuff to it…  Because it can grow back!)  I’ve seen “snapshot” images all over blogs that I follow and sort of collected them.  It’s good for creating more “natural” poses for fantastical characters, which I’ve been interested in lately.

Hello Dear

I’ve gotten more and more into the Gotham Sirens.  Harley has always been my favorite because of the depth that she has—she’s symbolic of how close psychs are related to their patients and the border between sanity and insanity.  She’s also a good analysis on abusive relationships, a more physical appearance of how they can twist even the most “sane” of us.  After seeing so many images all over the place between Ivy and Harley, it perked my interest and I really love the pairing—I can’t wait until the collected Graphic Novel comes out!!  Ivy, at least in the 90’s Timverse, Ivy’s always been the healthier aspect of Harley, pushing independence and identity exploration for Harley on the moments when she did try to leave the Joker.  The friend that you have fun with and makes you realize that you maybe okay on your own.

Hello Dear

So I have a small series that I did.  The colors were frustrating because they look vaguely christmasy.  It’s kind of a challenge because Ivy’s colors are….  Well…  Red and green, so it’s hard to avoid.  I know that some comic artists have been trying to alter her slightly to a more black and green to solve that problem.  I tried using lavender for the background and it seems to help as well as add more to the soft color palette that I was aiming for.

Ride Off Into the Moon
I drew a very early version when I was in middle school, something similar.  My mother saw the picture and said that it was inappropriate.  Embarressed, I tore it up, never to be seen again.  Super excited for the reboot and loving pinup and flirty things (with some training in anatomy this time around), I redrew it currently.  For the background I used sharpies, layering them for the buildings to each layer became darker, and experimented with skin palettes.

Ride Off Into the Moon

I drew a very early version when I was in middle school, something similar.  My mother saw the picture and said that it was inappropriate.  Embarressed, I tore it up, never to be seen again.  Super excited for the reboot and loving pinup and flirty things (with some training in anatomy this time around), I redrew it currently.  For the background I used sharpies, layering them for the buildings to each layer became darker, and experimented with skin palettes.