Friday, December 12, 2008

Old stuff!

A conversation with a coworker, just after my birthday (mid-June). True story.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finished a sketchbook!

I haven't posted a comic in a while, have I...?

My cousin's dog came over to visit on Thanksgiving. :D

My sister on the phone with her boyfriend. XD

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Moving along.

I need to go out and draw Real Things more often. Lately, have been dreadfully behind schedule on animation project (as was expected). Did spend an hour in between classes peoplewatching at Starbucks. It was very calming.

Fish fish fish fish fish. Fish. I am not confident at all when it comes to fish, and have finally decided to just bite the bullet. It's fish time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Go go go!
Sometimes, it's good to work on small things, so I feel like I can tackle the bigger ones again.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

In progress!

Happy November! Hope you had a spectacular Halloween. I sure did - dressed as Diego Armando (the video game character, not the soccer player), which meant I got to prance around all day carrying a coffee mug and calling people Kitten.

So lately, I have been spending every available moment (except for this one, clearly) working on the Intermediate Animation Production assignment (one semester! one animation! one minute!). I have come to the uncomfortable realization that I am fairly slow and inexperienced. Doing my best, though, and having fun most of the time (except for the occasional I WILL NOT GET THIS DONE ON TIME! panic state).

I was trying for a walk with elements of Thai dance. It ended up pretty wonky, but at least I got a better feel for the character... or something. I think it might help if I limit the tilt of his upper body... yaah!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Out and about.

Hey hey! So, first off, I realized that I didn't mention NYAF. Yes, I am a giant dork. A few weeks ago, I was hanging out in the Artists' Alley at the New York Anime Festival, helping to promote a fledgling webcomic. I got to sit around and draw for an entire weekend - not different from any other day, except for the location, and the fact that I was making money off of it. Huzzah!

That third page came after I saw Ryusuke Hamamoto'
s panel and watched him draw. He works in a lot of solid blacks, which I find really cool and comicky.

So these are things I draw when I don't know what to draw, and don't have anything to refer to. Except for that little dude in the hobo hat, that's Hamamoto. He was sitting so close to us...!

More recently: sitting down and enjoying the weather while it's still tolerable! First, various passersby at Washington Square Park. There was a band playing, and they had a trumpet! Well, two - one man was playing two at the same time (!!). How cool!

And second, cute (and huge) fish at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was great seeing them, because the story I decided on involves fish. I feel more confident now in my ability to draw fish that resemble fish.

At the bottom right of the second: Bob the Goldfish, courtesy a very cool person.

^ A very cool person!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Back in school.

I've been pretty quiet here for a while, haven't I? Hoping to change that. Starting with what I did yesterday:

It was so cold out! I bought a green tea latte and sat in a Starbucks - yes, I know, for shame - for an hour in between classes. It was cool to draw and watch people come in and leave (or set up camp, like me). I started doodling in pen; I've been neglecting it lately.

We watched American Tongues in recitation. It's an 80's movie about different American dialects and how they were perceived back then. The Boston Brahmins: awesome.

I was working on this on-and-off all day. In class, waiting for people, watching shows - this is one way I relax and let my mind wander. I don't know what it means, and I don't think I want to.
Here's one I did in high school, back when I thought I was cool.

Today's a homework day. Better get to it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Magazines and television.

While vacationing at the beach, my kid sis and I watched a lot of late-night television. Some of the sketches above are of characters from Will & Grace and Sex and the City. And Pretty Woman! Richard Gere is all sorts of fantastic.

You'd think I would have drawn more pictures of sand and surf, but oh well.

And ... back to magazines. I soon became more interested in drawing what I wanted to see, rather than faithfully capturing the models' appearances.

What I should be doing: preparing for classes!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sketchy sketches.

Due to a filing mishap (documents, not fingernails), I found myself with a tragically stitched finger. (This ranks highly among my Very Strange Reasons to Leave Work.) I have finally recovered from the trauma, and am drawing like someone who draws a lot. This is a good thing.

Also, my sister loaned me a charming fashion magazine. Hence: women who look slightly more like women than men (my most glaring Achilles heel)!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thinking about stories.

Classes loom! I've been trying to think of things that I would enjoy working on for a semester (!).


Then something about the sleepwalking kid made me want to draw him again. I think it was the jammies.

And this stuff started happening. A kid who never really stops hoping that his teddy comes to life. In the end, it doesn't. What kind of a sad story is that?

So I'm still thinking. I might be on to something - I'll let you know once I have it more fleshed out! :)

Dance, magic dance.

Something cool I got for my birthday: a Labyrinth DVD!

I'm pleased with how that fuzzy dude (right, right, Ludo) turned out.

It is so hard to capture how very fabulous Jareth is. Try, try again?


It's been a while! Here's some of the stuff I've been doing since last time:

Soon after I started at the summer job. Part of the glorious morning commute, on the right; on the bottom, we find me shredding things. By hand!

On the Chinatown bus one afternoon.

Ordinarily, I would not include something as silly as this. But I did it with my left hand! My left hand! (That's, uh, not my drawing hand.)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Around home.

I finally got around to scanning in some of the stuff I've been sketching this past week, so here we go.

Our dog is adorable. Siberian husky. ♥ Moves around a lot, though!

From the front porch. I am ... happy with that can.

There were tasty grilled things for our Memorial Day dinner. Ah, my heart.