Wednesday, August 29, 2007

At the Codfish Ball

Ok, again with the cute, but that's what the 1:2.5 ratio is all about! And if nothing else, I'm enjoying drawing kids, which before I think I could count on one hand how many illustrations of children I'd done that weren't commissions.

On a personal note, this is me when I was 6 years old dressed as a codfish and dancing in a recital to the song "Codfish Ball." All I remember are the words to the chorus:
Come along and follow me
To the bottom of the sea
We'll join in the Jamboree
At the Codfish ball

In the Box!

Ok, I know this cat girl is borderline cavity inducing cute, but bear with me. The reason I'm posting it is because it's the first totally digital drawing I've made in any program that didn't get deleted about 8 seconds after it's creation. This image wasn't drawn on paper and scanned the way I usually work. I drew this out in Manga Studio, a computer program, and by jove, I could actually draw and work with it. The scary thing is that while going through the tutorial, it said to "draw something," and this came out! I mean, what, am I not catering to my inner cutie patootie or something? So while this little sketch won't be one I brag about, privately I'll be going "Hey, I don't have to delete this!"

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Well, I've been reading more about Manga in preparation for working on Nor again. I found it interesting that the ratio of head to body determines the audience of readers. For instance this 1:1 ration (the head's as big as the rest of the body) is considered a 'chibi' and is used for cutout illustrations and children's illustration. Keeping proportions in mind should help me in my own work (I hope).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I embroider!

So sorry I haven't posted on my beloved blog. Just been busy and life's been hectic, but I'm back on the blog wagon now!

This is a sushi design I drew and embroidered on a Tshirt last weekend. I got a book, and it was fun to work on. I'll post some more soon, and will continue to share... I promise!