do not bleach.
i seem to have my most eloquently written thoughts when i’m texting my friends.
Gutz+Glitz. Something slowly in progress in my sketchbook.
He only drinks coffee out of fine china, smokes cigarettes out of a theatre length cigarette holder, and is only ever seen in a fur coat and his Ox Blood Doc Martens boots.
And he is the head of organized crime.
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. YESSSSSSSSSS.
Square Carousel Challenge 24: Thanksgiving Dinner Guests. Go check out the other artists’ chosen dinner invites at the Square Carousel blog :)
Pretty self-explanatory who I chose. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have fun on Thursday and if you’re daring to go out on Black Friday well…good luck…
I attended my first New York Comic Con this weekend, and also had the pleasure of helping out at the Midtown Comics booth. Never before have I felt so exhausted after each day, but it was the good kind of tired and I had a lot of fun and enjoyed my experience.
A lot of it is pretty indescribable seeing how you had to be there, and I can’t quite express all of my feelings that happened and how they were all meant to be. Some of it including purchasing my favorite Spider-Men print from Jim Cheung who I got to meet and he signed it (to top it off, it was the last available print of what I wanted) and THEN buying four of the Tokidoki x Marvel Blind Box Frenzies all in hopes I would get the Spider-Man one and he was the SECOND one I opened. It was also funny as I opened the last box, I had mentioned to my friend, Ashley, that I wouldn’t mind it being Thor, and lo and behold, it was THOR. I got Doctor Doom as well, who is now happily accompanying Ashley and her Captain America on her daily adventures. Thursday night, I was taking photos of those in costume at our photobooth and when Spider-Man saw he was my favorite, he wanted me in the photo with him and took me by complete surprise by lifting me up on his shoulders. And Sunday was Kid’s Day AND IT WAS TOO CUTE.
I definitely can’t wait for next year, but now I have to snap back to reality because October is an outlandishly busy month for me and I need to recover from this weekend.
So, a few weeks ago I went to Forbidden Planet and bought myself a t-shirt. They only had a XXL so, what did I do? I bought it anyway and made a t-shirt dress out of it. Owning a sewing machine and having a minor in fashion means I can still be a crafty girl.
Midtown Comics has the Amazing Spider-Man movie logo shirt only in XXL too. Guess what I’m going to be doing once I get that on Saturday. And that makes TWO things I can wear to NYCC 2012 come October. ^ㅂ^ Also back and forth about that Robin shirt I saw…
And my face is because I don’t take myself seriously enough to pose like a model so…yeah. And I’m not that tall…I’m standing on a stool because my camera was atop my dresser. AND I’m holding my Spidey lanyard that holds my Comic Con pass.
Another Cassandra Cain piece. Like I said, this week will probably be filled with me getting all of my pent up dorkiness out. I’m rereading her books as I slowly get my hands on them so I’m just full of love for Cass Cain.
I don’t know why, I also tend to connect her character to The Kills’ “Future Starts Slow”, but maybe that’s because she’s badass (if I do say so myself).
Pen and ink with digital color.
Tim Drake, the third son of Batman, the third Robin, and eventually Red Robin.
My part of an art trade with edtheboyartist, who really liked how I put together my Cassandra Cain piece and requested either Robin or Superboy. I decided on Tim Drake and one of his Robin costumes to accompany my Batgirl piece since they worked together (though I do love Dick Grayson). That and this is my favorite out of the Robin costume variants. I know his body type probably isn’t ideal, but I was going for the body type a guy his age would probably realistically have (and it’s MY ideal body type…heh).
The robin on his t-shirt was originally created by Yale Stewart (another SCAD Grad) who runs the "Little League Comic". I’m in love with that little robin and want it as a plush.
Brush pen and digital color. I’m feeling like this coming week might just be full of fanart that I’ve never tackled before. And thanks to Ashley, because as much I actually REALLY like to draw guys (they make rare appearances in my work), she helps me with their anatomy and facial structure (I tend to stylize them quite a bit).
Cassandra Cain, the fourth Batgirl and the only Black Bat.
Call me biased, but I think she’s one of the coolest female superheroes out there right now, and I don’t often draw fan art of any kind. I’ve been currently rereading her story and I’m back to where I was years ago using her as an idol because not only is she a strong female, but she’s also of bi-racial heritage, and that’s pretty awesome to a girl like me. Plus, her Batgirl costume is pretty awesome.
And she and Robin (Tim Drake) make a pretty awesome team in my honest opinion. I wish they’d bring her back some more, but what can you do.
Brush and ink with digital color.
EDIT: I know this is super months late, but I realized Cass is the fourth Batgirl. When I posted this, I really wasn’t paying attention to what I was writing-I think I was more excited about sharing it. So apologies for getting the timeline wrong!
LOOK AT WHAT I GOT TODAY!
Today, my friends and I went to see “The Dark Knight Rises” (OMG YOU GUYS. I WILL DEFINITELY UPDATE ABOUT THAT LATER….I PRACTICALLY BRUISED ASHLEY’S ARM WITH HOW EXCITED I GOT AT CERTAIN SCENES AND PHYSICALLY SHOOK HER) and afterwards, Ashley and I went to Midtown Comics. Not only did we buy some new comics and issues, BUT ALSO OUR 3-DAY PASSES TO NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012.
Super excited! But SO MUCH AWESOME TODAY. Now I’m going to read and do some more illustration work. And hello to all of my new followers!