Friday, December 10, 2010

Here, have a dump

I really need to scan some more work, but here's some of what I've been doing this semester:

Painting of David Bowie. I never again want to paint Ben-Day dots. Which, of course, means that I'm going to do it again, like an ass.

They make us do typography. It's kinda lame, but at the same time, extremely useful. Also, I get to play with hardware. Yay!

Both of these are sketches that I then rendered (poorly) in Illustrator for two different classes. I really can't say I'm a big fan of Illustrator. Some of what I do in it is fun, but minimalistic. I really want to go back and paint these sketches at some point.

I actually know basic animation in Photoshop now! Which I really was retarded in trying to figure out before hand. I had to do a banner design for our web portfolio design class, which I would never use on my actual website. I really just did it so the professor sees that I'm doing work. Of course, I have no clue if this thing actually works. I guess I'll see after I upload this post.

Speaking of web portfolio design, this is the mock up for the main page of my website. Obviously not up yet, as I'm tweaking it and haven't bought web space yet, but it's a basic idea of what I'm going to do with it. I'm most likely going to have a more refined image on the front too, but I like it for what it is.

This is the mock up for the gallery navigation.

And this is the background for the section titled "Writing Desk", which is seriously under a lot of work, since it will feature the WIP of my two novels.

Alright, my class is over, and I'm off to Dances of Vice! I'll try to update more soon. Ciao!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oh dear god, what?

I have a new blog, but for lolita rants mainly. It can be read here. There are (crappy) doodles!

I'll update properly... soon? I swear I've been drawing. Just busy and forgot my password yet again.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Two Weeks After AB

So, business wasn't exactly booming at my first full weekend con in 7 years. Lots of things have changed since Otakon 2003, including that people really seem to not want to flip through portfolios if they can. That really hurt sale, 'cause if my stuff wasn't at a page that interested people, they weren't looking. Lesson learned. I gotta get a display rig and drive myself next time (the bus sucked and everything I had was rather heavy). Dan Howard actually gave me his display rig, but it hit Minji Kim when I hugged her good-bye and kept hitting me when I was walking out of the con. It went right in the trash as soon as we were out of the Hynes. Anyhow, I now have prints I need to sell online. I can't ship until Monday, since I'll be visiting the folks and the new beau for the weekend and not bringing the stuff to be shipped out, but here's what I got (and I'm willing to reprint in the case it sells out). Feel free to drop be a line, via comments on here, Livejournal or email me (it's on the side bar in my profile).I was so sad to see that no one was buying this one, seeing as how much work I put into it. This was done in watercolor from the digital sketches I posted earlier. I have ten prints already on hand, 5.5"x7.5", for $10 a piece, plus shipping.
From the same series as the above. I sold one of these. Four prints on hand, 5.5x7.5, $10+ shipping.

This is the final ad mock-up of the same painting I posted before. Five prints on hand, printed on 8.5"x11" cardstock. They can be trimmed down to about 4.5"x8" upon request. $10+shipping.

The following are unedited from previous posts, so if you've already read my blog, you've already seen these.
England from Hetalia as a punk. Three on hand at 7"x6.5", $10 + shipping. Since this piece is digital, it also scales up well, so if you'd like a larger print, let me know and we'll negotiate a price.

A scene from the original novel of Howl's Moving Castle, done in ink and watercolor. Five prints on hand, 8.5"x11", $12+shipping. This actually can scale decently to a larger piece, with prices up to negotiation.

Midsummer Night's Dream poster, done in watercolor. Five on hand, 11"x17 matte print on bond paper, $15+shipping.

Poster of a Zipper cover mock-up. Five on hand, 8.5"x 11" for $12+shipping. Can be scaled up for negotiated price.

Virgo poster. I have two sizes of this: 8.5"x11" for $12 and shipping, or 11"x17" for $15+shipping, five on hand in each size. I can scale it higher for a negotiated price.

Gargoyle and fairy, watercolor. Five on hand at 8.5"x11", $12+shipping.

This is actually going to be discounted, since I have since improved the image as below. There are five on hand of this print on 11"x17", at $12 plus shipping. Original price was $15+shipping.

I have yet to make prints of the updated version, but it will be the same as the original price of the first printing in the same proportions, and $20 + shipping for a 20.5"x20.75" print.

And now for a couple more risque images:

This is a humor piece, meant to be a hentai-themed cereal mascot that parodies Princess Peach. I call her the Panty-shot Princess. I have three prints of this on hand at 8.5"x11", and since it's black and white lines only, it's only $5+shipping.

Oh look! Kink! Yeah, I'm only putting up the censored version of this image up for preview, but the actual prints will be uncensored. If you couldn't tell, this is Hetalia's America being dominated by the female version of England (lovingly nicknamed "Igiko" by the fanbase). I have five copies on hand of two different versions: one in full color, and another where Igiko is in black and white. Both are 8.5"x11" for $12+shipping.

So, that's all of what I have prints on hand for. If there's anything else in this blog that you'd like a print of, feel free to ask if I can sell a print of it. I also do commissions, which was the bulk of the business I did get at the con. Originals aren't for sale just yet, but they maybe soon.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Watercolors! Warning: This is a massive image dump

I finally got around to scanning things last night!
This is my decade piece for Drawing the Fashion Figure. I predictably picked the '50s.

This was for my Sci-fi illustration class last semester.
And just about the rest is from my watercolor class last summer. I'm going to be showing some of these and selling prints at AB and possible future Etsy store.

This is actually a book illustration of Howl's Moving Castle. Super different from the movie, isn't it?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Getting Back to Business

Ah, finally getting to work on AB stuff again. I still have the other pieces from previous entries to finish, but taking a pause from those, I wanted to do some smaller watercolor pieces relating to lolita using this idea generator. Ironically, for a traditional piece, I'm doing the sketches digitally.

Teacup Canary Stockings. I'm obviously going more with "canary yellow" than the birds. Mostly 'cause I felt like the canary in this was a little too random. If I did a composition where she was regular sized, it would be easier, but I didn't want to get too flighty looking here. Pun not intended.

Plaid Bear Blouse. The blouse is what's going to be plaid here.Rococo frill straw hat. Not as loli as the others 'cause I wanted it to be genuinely Rococo, but I'm trying to keep that light-yet-cartoony feel.

Pastry Sleeping Beauty fan. I didn't draw in the fan part yet and I seriously need to work on the legs, but it's thus far my favorite, at least conceptually.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Class Progress: Midterms of Spring '10 Pt. "Oh God, is it over yet?"

Almost there. ; ~; I get a lovely not-much-of-a-spring-break. I say all that hyphenation because now that I'm in the clear for my class projects, I'm still going to be doing all the rest of the work I need to before Anime Boston. F.M.L.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Class Progress: Midterms of Spring '10 Pt 3

Dear gods, help me get through the day without walking into on coming traffic. Seriously, I only slept about three hours last night while finishing up things. At least I have over an hour to get ready for class.
I also got an email from Joe about the post card. Gonna have to tighten it up and give it a "POW" factor. Not a huge problem, just...that's going to have to wait for tomorrow.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Class Progress: Midterms of Spring '10 Pt 2

I'm going to die. ;_;

Well, here's what I have thus far on the zodiac project:

And here is my magazine, which, really, I can finish in all of two hours:

I may take a pause to do some therapeutic shopping. Yes, I'm one of those people, though I also need to get my hands on a pair of harem pants for Dances of Vice, which is also tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Class Progress: Midterms of Spring '10

I finished my postcard assignment for Drawing the Fashion Figure at the cost of sleep, hydration and feeling well enough to even go to Drawing the Fashion Figure. Thank you NoDoz. One coffee's worth of caffeine my ass. I can drink three cups of espresso and not feel like death. I think I'll just buy Rockstar coffee next time. It hated my stomach less.

After this, we have to do a piece on the fashion of a decade in history, which is due next week. I'm doing it traditional media, which is a thousand times faster. I just need a model to use, or reference. Or I can mostly make it up, but knowing my teacher, I should use a reference.

My Fashion Interpretation professor actually gave an extension to me and another girl, but at the same time decided that we should all do another project by this Friday as well. A similarly large project that was originally not supposed to be due until mid April. Apparently, he wants us to drop dead from exhaustion before we can go and enjoy our Spring break.

Here's the progress on the Virgo poster, though. I'll have it done by tomorrow, though it doesn't look like that much progress right now. Trust me, it's going faster. I just got distracted by the reminder of the other projects I need to finish.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Pleasure and the Privilage is All Mine

I did a quick fanart of Hetalia's England as a punk composing music. I meant it for an illustration for a roleplay, but it stands well on it's own, I think.

I actually am liking this kind of collage coloring method. It makes me think of old book illustrations.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Business Cards

Yeah, that's right: I have a logo. This is mostly what's going to be on the back of my business cards. I have this, the banner, and the following images on the front of them.

This is the wedding dress I want to wear when I actually nab some guy to be my handbag. ...Ok, kidding. I do want to get married, though, which is interesting seeing as how I don't believe in marriage as a legal institution.

In case you couldn't tell, this is actually class work. I'm currently attending a fashion and design school as an illustration major, so this is from Drawing the Fashion Figure 4. Yup, that's the class title. My teacher was rather impressed with the tablet, which is apparently totally new tech for him. This surprises me, since he's on of the younger teachers I have.

This was also for a class, where we had to do fashion spot illustrations for the zodiac. This is Cancer. I did a few others, all of them "hair stories", but I liked how this came out most. It also doesn't hurt that it's my sign.

So yeah, I finally decided to order my business cards. Let's hope they get here without too much issue. There already is one problem, 'cause I'm stupid and forgot to add my dorm room number on the delivery address. Hopefully, I can still get it from the package center if I ask them for it when it should arrive...which is the 12th. Awesome, I'll get them in about a week!

If you're wondering what a good company for business cards is, I recommend Moo cards. They have 3.5x2 inch cards, really cute mini cards, postcards (though those, I'd personally get done via, and if you have no personal designs, they have a lot of their own, free of cheesiness, depending on your tastes. The mini cards are really good if you just want to hand out contact cards as meet ups and cons, too. I went with the standard, though, since I had a design for the business side with my logo and wanted the other side to be purely art.

Now if only I knew a good printing service for the big stuff aside from my school's and Kinkos... Say Office Max/Staples and I'll gag. No offense to them. I just have bad memories from my shortest part time job there.