Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I find this article particularly amusing.

Have a read!

Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing.

Awesome? You decide.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chrono Trigger and Weird-y Cuteness

In honour of one of my favourite games of all-time being re-released [this time for the Nintendo DS], I drew two characters from it. They are 2 of my favourite characters from the game. I present my versions of Queen Zeal and her daughter, Schala:

Check out Square-Enix's official site here.

Being a freak of nature, I own four copies of this game. 2 SNES cartridges [I keep telling myself it's just in case one of them dies], 1 Playstation copy [available with FF4], and a computer emulator. But now with the DS copy, I can take it with me EVERYWHERE.

Yes, I am that much of a freak.

Anyhoo, here are some cute-sy doodles that I did during a few classes last week.
They started out as an homage to "Veggibles," a group of weirdness that some old acquaintances came up with. I was never really privy to the story behind them, and I couldn't remember which veggies were actually in the ensemble, aside from Celery!. Who is, I think, mildly retarded. Like Timmy on South Park. Yes.

But then the doodles took on lives of their own, until a fully-rendered scene spilled out during ProPrac class.

....I hope people don't judge me by the oddness that comes from my pens.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We have been robbed!

And I mean that in the strictest sense possible.
What I mean by this, is that I picked up the graduation commencement invitations and announcements yesterday, and compared to last year's [and the years before], they are a cheap, poorly-crafted and sad excuse for art. I don't even want to send them out... they embarrass me.

Seriously, I pay all this money to graduate, and they can't even afford decent paper? Or even a simple design? Everything is a bright tomato red with white text. It's pixellated and the only "design" is a quashed blurb of white that looks like something I made in illustrator as a freshman. ...and I SUCKED at illustrator as a freshman. I still do, and I've gotten loads better!

Again, I am ashamed to say that those are the official announcements of my graduation.

Flabbergasted and repulsed.
That is what I am.
Sad day.

To cheer myself up, I made pretty a pretty little promo. The text will come later, but here it is anyways:

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Gettysburg Address, perhaps, instead?


My graduating class just dodged a bullet with the commencement speeches...
All I can say is: Holy cow, and, ohmygoodness thank gawd.

Sooooooooooooo. Anyways.

Finished the concept art and finals for the Target Giftcard project.

To be honest, I like the shoe much better than the gardening supplies. Then again, I loves the purple. And as a sophisticated woman, I prefer shoes to gardening things. I love gardening, but visually, I prefer nicer, more materialistic things. Especially when pertaining to buying material items. A shoe on a card just makes more sense to me.

Then again, I kind of want to see a giftcard with the image of a giftcard on it. With the words, "Sorry for the lousy gift, but you're picky and I'm lazy" plastered on it.


... back to working on Senior Project stuffs. Huzzah.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


...the past few days have been absolutely loco. Between being sick [still and again] and schoolwork, and parties... just wowsers.

Halloween has always bee a favourite holiday, despite not being allowed to go trick-or-treating once I turned eleven [my mother said I was too old]. So this year I decided to make a costume and celebrate anyways. My fiance and I were going to go as Jasmine and Jafar from Disney's Aladdin, but we didn't like the costumes that were available. Oh well.

So instead, I roped together Princess Leia's metal bikini from Return of the Jedi. I started it Thursday evening and finished it right before a major Halloween party Friday night.

Aside from someone dressed up as Borat, I was the most naked person at the party-- which is impressive, given the fact that hundreds of people appeared at the apartment complex [we opened up 3 of the 4 apartments to people for the party].

Anyways, I quickly spliced together a cheap-ass image in photoshop of moi in said costume. YAYNESS.

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ready, Steady, Go

There was a running joke that started my freshman year of college that involved me, being the stickish and lightweight little girl that I am, being blown away across the sea to India on a drawing board. The idea was that the masonite drawing boards were/are enormous, and I was/am quite small, and that the raging winds would pick both me and the board up and away I'd fly. [Think hangliding.]

Anyways, what prompted this flashback is the acute wind that has picked up over the past few days. I suppose that this just goes to show that some things will never leave your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.


In other news, the Dear President ________:" exhibition is currently being put up in the school. I spotted my little contribution earlier on today. It's not located in the main gallery, but it is in the walkway next to the fitness room and comic studio. A well-lit space. I am impressed-- I'm never given a decent space for my art.

I'll post a quick scan of the piece later on. Just figured I'd mention it.

Lastly: remember these?

I miss the original Tamagotchi. I still have mine. It was one of the most awesome, portable wastes of time. Luff.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Work and play

A project that was due last week for my ProPrac class was a promotional piece. I started from a sketch and made it into a two-sides mailer [the reverse side was done at the last minute]. Process, anyone?

original sketch, inked drawing, scanned and edited linework:

This is the final, front and back
[though I know I will go back into it and fix some little things that irk me]

The reason for this assignment was because two Target reps came to class, babbled on about art related Target-y things, then examined a maximum of 2 pieces of our work in order to categorise us for a giftcard project that we are now working on.


And I just realised that I have to edit my speech for this post, as they do happen to have my promo, which does list this site on the back. Great. There goes freedom of speech.

To summarise my last three deleted paragraphs in a way that won't embarrass me, :

  • I have had worse clients.
  • Being limited to 2 pieces of work is a major setback for someone such as myself, who rarely ever uses the same style or medium more than once. [Of the 2 that were shown, I think only one is actually included in my portfolio. Meh.]
  • Ohyes. And I most certainly can draw more than just women and people; I am constantly receiving orders for pet caricatures and portraits, and I happen to love designing monsters, beasties, and backgrounds. Maybe someday I'll post some of that up here...?

Anyways. Here is a parting sketch of funness, a cat modelled after my own, and a mouse that she caught, who I named Virgil. Or is this particular mouse Talus? I can't recall; my cat is a darned good mouser and has caught many.

I luff my kitten.