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I love being silly in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender. My Avatar persona wouldn’t be someone who is badass and can fight. Instead, it’s a girl from the Northern Water Tribe who, through a little teamwork with her friend from the Fire Nation, has perfected the art of making good tea using bending. Avatar (c) the wonderful Mike and Bryan.
I do not know about you, but I learned my manners really fast growing up. Some people, it seems, never do, as shown by today’s comic. Yes, this did happen at work. For anyone who works or has worked in retail, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same way:After these awful, over-entitled housewives bitched me out for trying to do my job right and stormed out, I got upset for all of three seconds before I realized that while murdering them in real life was a felony, murdering them in comics is perfectly acceptable. Upset mood instantly evaporated as I started envisioning all the horrible things that could happen. Art is the best form of catharsis!
And here are some not-so-psychotic drawings.
I started reading over this old novel my friend and I had written together in high school, and wanted to do a little character redesign with my IMPROVED ART SKILLZ.
Harry Potter, why are you so mean to Kiki? (though to be honest I should have probably drawn Malfoy instead)
I love witches. I think I will also be doing a series of “Influential Witches” illustrations.
That’s all for now! Expect lots of updates, as my work has a great scanner. Cheers!
my brain was already in full summer mode a few days ago (which is bad because I only finished my last paper at, oh, 5:30 this morning) but nevertheless! Here is some new artwork; a short comic and some sketches. I’ve been really obsessed with detail lately, having read Will Eisner’s A Contract With God and Craig Thompson’s Blankets– both artists are less about the screentones, which I have used a lot in previous work, and more about details in the lineart. It’s fun to sit and see how many perfectly straight lines you can draw.
…wait, is that not fun for anyone else?
Onward! here’s a short comic, featuring one of my old characters:
another old character gets a makeover:
Also here’s an obligatory Paula Deen drawing in honor of Mother’s Day:
Until next time! I’m freeeeeeeee, finally!
instead of studying like a normal person! I guess it’s better than procrastination via doing meth or something.
Two little comics for ya, one from Chinese class (weird and hilarious shit always happens when you throw a bunch of 18-21 year old Asians together, plus our really young teacher) and one to say, to all of you stressed out, overworked, underfed and exhausted college kids out there, HAPPY FUCKING STUDYING. Laaaa~ When my professor posts the slides from that lecture onto Blackboard, I am so screencapping it and putting it in this post.
see you next week if the bags under my eyes haven’t sagged to the floor, incapacitating my movement.
So, I did choose to continue the comic I started last time, after all (hence the really subtle title). As to an official title for the comic… um… yeah I don’t know. I’m terrible with titles. It can’t be as blunt as THE BREAKUP HOMG or as stupidly shoujo and melodramatic as HEALING THE HEART.
the working title right now is “Paper Trail”.
I’ve posted the first few pages last time, but I’ll post the entirety of it here. Hope y’all enjoy reading it! I’m going to make more mini-comics.
Last summer, I did the 30 day drawing challenge, which, while I did not finish, I got through a majority of. This summer my project will be to illustrate His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I don’t know whether I’m going to go chapter by chapter, or two illustrations per chapter, or a conglomeration of it. I love those books beyond anything else; they’ve helped me more than any other books I’ve ever read, and this summer is a great time to make an homage to them.
Here’s the comic:
In other news:
- today is beautiful
- I am not stressing about finals… yet
- I am excited for the summer like WHOA
- I am working on a new crochet project
- A good chocolate croissant can bring a world of joy
- Kyoto cherry rose tea is heavenly
- SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER
- Neyrelle and I entered the Paula Deen website giveaway sweepstakes.
- The NYC buses flash their destinations in all-caps, so I read them in Billy Mays’ voice. I realized this morning crossing the street that I kind of miss Billy Mays.
Glad I got back into the swing of scanning and uploading my drawings again, and glad I’ve taken time to do some more drawings/comics! I went to MoCCA Fest this weekend, and apart from meeting the lovely Betty Felon of Fashion Tips From Comic Strips, I also chatted with quite a few artists and got some inspiration. If you guys are up to reading about it, I blogged it here (ps: follow me on Tumblr for the frequent Paula Deen/Hayao Miyazaki/random writing/comics reviews spam)!
On to the drawings! I don’t think my mom ever wanted me to become a comics artist, but oh well! Here’s what the rest of the kids in my college have been up to:
I am also prone to fits of raeg. For previous raeg, see here; same reason, same problem:
In contrast to the RAEG, have some lolitas:
I thought about how much high school sucked in my psych lecture (we were going over SPSS… I probably will have no idea how to do the statistical analysis when it comes time. But my data suck anyway. I can never become a researcher, alas) :
Last, but not least, have a comic of the Boy:
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:
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.
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:
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!
Wendy uses WRITE! It’s NOT-VERY-EFFECTIVE…
Wild New Comic Uses CONCEPT and PLANNING.
In the past two weeks I have consequently gone from the hating-everything side of the spectrum through the maybe-it’s-okay to the oh-gosh-life-is-great! side. I’ve been writing nonstop and drawing nonstop. None of it’s fit for public viewing yet so there is practically nothing to post here, except…
I am writing a new comic. Finally. It’s been ages since I started something, and this time, this time, this time, it is going to get finished. (I keep saying that about Snow Queen, but that story’s kind of taken root and died in a past I’d rather not go back to). I started out writing this comic, tentatively titled Amuse Bouche, as a short story for my fiction class. I got bored of writing prose and it quickly turned into tiny scenes loaded with dialogue. The idea, beginning, middle and end, popped out within the span of three hours (although, it HAS been brewing about in my head for quite awhile).
This comic will address all of my frustrations and loves about romance novels/shoujo manga/webcomics based off of romance novels and shoujo manga. There will also be an unhealthy amount of food in it, given my preoccupation with making and eating it this semester. It’s about two girls who are cousins, their family diner, and boys. What we all care about in life, really. I hope everyone enjoys bearing with me as I post updates about the story and sketches and maybe, maybe, by Thanksgiving break we’ll have a page or three up!
Happy Halloween, everyone!