The muses must be smiling down upon me (either that or I finally realized that I will have more hours to draw if I don’t sleep, and in my insomniatic delirium I produce masterpieces) but OH MY GOD a new blog post in less than a week after my last one! What is this world coming to?!

I’ve only just begun to re-realize how good it feels to draw for yourself and to just break loose and have fun. Forget how much those pens cost (I think I’m more productive when I use a fine-point Sharpie than when I use my “good art pens”) and give in to your imagination.

Except in my case my imagination looks something like this:

It’s the Butter Queen herself, with Saladfingers to boot! This should not be surprising, seeing as how every time Neyrelle and I get together for dinner we end up  quoting Paula from this video: 

You’re welcome. It will now be stuck in your head forever. Here’s some visual reference for Neyrelle’s and my tea parties:

I have to give the boy some credit; he puts up with me making Saladfingers noises at him. For that, he gets a drawing. But no, really (also I was in dire need of perspective/background practice and I have a pretty good memory of what his cafe looks like) :

Alas, the right wall doesn’t bend like that. Next time, wall, NEXT TIME I will get you for sure!

Neyrelle and I stayed up all night watching Avatar, The Last Airbender, one lovely night during spring break. I love Toph!

On Saturday, Mike and I went to lunch, to Tokyo Rebel (where I gazed and touched and cried blood and tears because I haven’t made nearly enough to afford one of those gorgeous Lolita dresses yet) and then to a bagel place where we sat down and drew self-portraits of each other. I adore his use of color and his collage work; GO LOOK AT HIS ART RIGHT NOW.

Last, but not least, a preview: I’m currently working on a new comic for class (and by Thor, it will be finished this time) and was playing around with this character’s outfit:

If I’m this productive within the next week and can manage ANOTHER update, it will be a miracle. Here’s hoping. Hope you guys have a lovely week! Don’t forget to get your eight hours every night, as I’m sitting here yawning my head off in the computer lab and desperately wishing I had a cup of strong tea.


Good lord. I promised I’d be updating this blog more frequently once the school year started, didn’t I? Well, that failed spectacularly. -_-

This semester I’ve been juggling three different jobs (freelancing, tutoring and store-clerk-ing) along with all my classes (Chinese is killing me. KILLING ME) and a semi-social life that mostly consists of watching Paula Deen on Friday nights while devouring hamburgers, tea and cookies. Let me tell you, she’s inspired some bizarro illustrations that I am in the process of drawing. Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

So in between Paula Deen and class and dancing to Taylor Swift when the store is empty on Fridays and watching all the lights in Manhattan from somewhere in Brooklyn with a boy who loves the Rangers (romantic, right?) I… kind of failed to update. And draw for myself.

But I have a minute now, and I am in the process of getting through a couple more freelance projects… so hopefully I’ll be updating a bit more often. Fingers crossed. By next Wednesday I will probably be tearing my hair out over Chinese and psych lab and updating will be the last thing on my mind, but a girl can dream. The power to stop time would be really handy right about now.

Anyways! Drawings: some fanart (I’ve loved Sakura ever since Cardcaptor Sakura; imagine how excited I was in high school to see her again in Tsubasa); a diagram of how much I am a disappointment to my mother; and lastly a steampunk revamp of an old, old character. In that order:

Dear sweet Jesus, it’s been almost a month since I updated. Again. What in god’s name happened to my work ethic over the last month?! Well, school started, and this semester, I actually like all of my classes, so I have not been doodling in them. I can’t, either, since everything is in smaller groups and there’s no more lecture to fall asleep in. Nevertheless, I have a few drawings/comics.

I’ve been on another His Dark Materials kick. For those of you who don’t know, it’s an incredibly inspiring trilogy by master Philip Pullman and reading it is like having a holy experience. Here are some drawings for you of the characters: Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter:

And a few comics based on recent experiences (:

And a little self-portrait. I got a lovely dress for my birthday and it was fun to draw:

There will be more (frequent) updates coming, because I am working on something that will merit said frequent updates! (and will also keep me on my toes). Meanwhile, head over to my tumblr for things that inspire me (warning: A LOT OF PAULA DEEN), occasional graphic novel reviews and sappy journaling. Cheers!


I’m terribly sorry I haven’t been updating as regularly as I would like. One would think that winter break, of all things, would prompt more frequent updates! But no, alas.Being home in Connecticut made me sluggish and sleepy, and all I wanted to do was eat and sew things (which I did… more on that in a bit). So while I spent my two weeks home being crafty and the last few weeks being productive (going to work, buying art supplies with Christmas money, painting and doodling incessantly, finding inspiration in all sorts of places) this blog still remained neglected.

Well, I’m blowing off the cobwebs.

I have really gotten into Lolita fashion lately, and while three-hundred dollar dresses are lovely, they are also three-hundred-dollar dresses, to be saved up for and cherished forever. But definitely not garments to be bought on a regular basis. But they are all so pretty! What is a girl to do? Make one, of course. I was lucky enough to score this $5 Charlotte Russe, sweetheart-neckline basic black dress off the clearance rack at the mall, and with a couple yards of fabric, some lace and buttons, turned it into this (also pardon my holey stockings) :

But wait, there’s more! I am also crocheting a sweater to go with the dress, because, as you can see, the cardigan I have on in the photo is too long and doesn’t compliment it in the best way. More on that when I finish.

Now, for actual drawings. I’ve been painting quite a bit:

This was watercolor layered on over Micron pen; I went over it again after I put the colors on to make those black lines nice and crisp.

I really like dry-brushing as opposed to wet brush layering– maybe that just means I’m a terribly impatient person, but I also like the way colors come out when you slather on the shades.

And here are two not-so-recent paintings from the summer that I haven’t scanned and uploaded until now:

I think my drawings of dead people have gotten a little more refined, don’t you?

till next time (hopefully it won’t be over a month!)



I’ve been getting really into lolita clothing lately (my lovely friend Lara has something to do with that!) and hence have been drawing a lot of lolitas. My writing professor also encouraged me to keep writing and rewriting my doll story “Practical Alchemy” into a novel (which I might pursue over the summer maybe) so I’ve been drawing those characters and that world as well… which also fits in to the Victorian lolita/steampunk-esque aesthetic.

So here are some new drawings:

Happy Monday! I ended up skipping lab because… well… uh… no excuses, really. Just a sleepy college student.

I don’t know about you, but my threshold of annoyance is very low for people like this…

I am drawing one comic a day and posting them and am currently a day ahead! This happened yesterday. I ran into a dapper gentleman in Washington Square Park with a pigeon perched on his shoulder. It looked so much like his daemon and made me extraordinarily happy.

Then later that evening…

happy Thursday! The week is almost over! ALMOST!

I’ve been experimenting a little lately with simple, hand-drawn comics. They’re quick and easy and fun. I think this month until Dec. 7th I will attempt to draw one short little comic per day and see how it goes. Granted, it is mostly about my silly life, but it’s a good exercise in storytelling!

Speaking of storytelling, here are more doodles: my homage to the badass girls of Sin City and Kill Bill, and Red Riding Hood.

These past few weeks have just been me playing around with stuff… but I am working on commissions and hopefully will be ready to start “Amuse Bouche” after I do this month’s little challenge!

I was listening to the Dresden Dolls’ “Coin Operated Boy” and I drew this. The lyrics are pretty great:

sitting on the shelf

he is just a toy

but i turn him on

and he comes to life

automatic joy

that is why i want

a coin-operated boy

made of plastic and elastic

he is rugged and long-lasting

who could ever ever ask for more

love without complications galore

Many Shapes and Weights to Choose From

I will Never Leave My Bedroom

I will never cry at night Again

Wrap My Arms Around Him And Pretend


coin-operated boy

all the other real

ones that i destroyed

cannot hold a candle to my new boy and i’ll

never let him go

and i’ll never be alone(go)

and i’ll never let him go

and i’ll never be alone(go)

and i’ll never be alone(go)

and i’ll never be alone

not with my coin-operated boy


this bridge was written to make you feel smittener

with my sad picture

of girl getting bitter-er

can you extract me

from my plastic fantasy

i didn’t think so

but i’m still convencinble

will you persist even after i bet you

a billion dollars that i’ll never love you?

and will you persist even after i kiss you

goodbye for the last time

will you keep on trying?

to prove it

i’m dying

to lose it

i’m losing

my confidence

i want it

i want it

i want it

i want it


i want you

i want you

i want you

i want you

i want you


i want a

i want a

i want a

i want a

i want a


coin operated boy


if i had a star to wish on

for my life i can’t imagine

any flesh and blood could be his match

i can even take him in the bath


coin operated boy

he may not be real

experienced with girls

but i know he feels

like a boy should feel

isn’t that the point?

that is why i want a coin-operated boy

with a pretty coin-operated voice

saying that he loves me

that he’s thinking of me

straight and to the point

that is why i want a

coin-operated boy.



that is all! hope everyone is having a pleasant evening!