Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.

What are you doing.

why are you doing it.

Posts tagged illustration

Sep 1 '14
left-handed: north and kaia.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.
More non-dominant illustrations.  Posted the drawing of this one on twitter a while ago, but it took a long while to color.  (Mostly due to going in and digitally re-coloring the rain with my left hand.)
For those keeping up with my health issues: my right hand is feeling minutely better from its respite, I appreciate the concern and the nice messages.  I’ve now had an MRI but have not been diagnosed yet.  Thanks everyone for your patience with me.

left-handed: north and kaia.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.

More non-dominant illustrations.  Posted the drawing of this one on twitter a while ago, but it took a long while to color.  (Mostly due to going in and digitally re-coloring the rain with my left hand.)

For those keeping up with my health issues: my right hand is feeling minutely better from its respite, I appreciate the concern and the nice messages.  I’ve now had an MRI but have not been diagnosed yet.  Thanks everyone for your patience with me.

797 notes View comments Tags: left-handed non-dominant hand Illustration pantheon north kaia WALKING GODS my hot oc's why is my walking gods tag in all caps

Aug 21 '14
left-handed: The Forge.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.
Wrist is still in rough shape so I’ve been trying to do regular non-dominant hand drawings.  Since I’m already unsteady doing this stuff, I’m trying to force myself to draw things I don’t like drawing.

left-handed: The Forge.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.

Wrist is still in rough shape so I’ve been trying to do regular non-dominant hand drawings.  Since I’m already unsteady doing this stuff, I’m trying to force myself to draw things I don’t like drawing.

1,134 notes View comments Tags: left-handed non-dominant hand Illustration pantheon WALKING GODS the forge

Aug 9 '14
left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.
My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors.  Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.

left-handed: wolf in the woods. ballpoint pen, photoshop.

My right wrist has been in bad bad shape lately, so I’m back to working with my non-dominant hand until I finish a couple rounds with doctors.  Yesterday my personal challenge was fine detail x Ivan Bilibin.

8,581 notes View comments Tags: left-handed non-dominant hand Illustration Dhio pantheon WALKING GODS

Apr 10 '14
Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.
Recently picked up some gold paint!
(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.

Recently picked up some gold paint!

(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

423 notes View comments Tags: kaia pantheon Illustration language of flowers

Mar 29 '14
Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.
March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.

March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

748 notes View comments Tags: Dhio pantheon Illustration marker language of flowers

Mar 4 '14
Lil’ Red and Friend. photoshop.
One of my goals for this year is to become a better designer!  I want to become smarter about using shape and color.
You can buy Lil’ Red and the wolf as earrings or a necklace over at Hey Chickadee!  I received samples and they both came out really beautifully!  While I’m here, both Johnny Wander and I have collections at the site.

Lil’ Red and Friend. photoshop.

One of my goals for this year is to become a better designer!  I want to become smarter about using shape and color.

You can buy Lil’ Red and the wolf as earrings or a necklace over at Hey Chickadee!  I received samples and they both came out really beautifully!  While I’m here, both Johnny Wander and I have collections at the site.

326 notes View comments Tags: design jewelry Hey Chickadee little red riding hood Illustration

Jan 25 '14
Merchant Goblin. pencil, photoshop.
Goblin Week!  It’s Goblin Week 2014!  This fella’s the spiritual successor to my Rooster Goblin from last year.  I really like drawing weird pack animals! 
Goblin Week has one more day!  Draw some goblins!

Merchant Goblin. pencil, photoshop.

Goblin Week!  It’s Goblin Week 2014!  This fella’s the spiritual successor to my Rooster Goblin from last year.  I really like drawing weird pack animals! 

Goblin Week has one more day!  Draw some goblins!

1,211 notes View comments Tags: goblin goblin week goblinweek illustration goat

Nov 4 '13
North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.
I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!
Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.

I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!

Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

589 notes View comments Tags: Dhio kaia north pantheon Illustration kaia and her two boyfriends baby's first ot3

Nov 1 '13
Terezi’s Never Ending Story.  photoshop.
I was asked to do an illustration for the upcoming Homestuck 2014 calendar AND THEN I GOT TO DRAW TEREZI AND PYRALSPITE!  The calendar will be for sale soon over at the What Pumpkin site!

Terezi’s Never Ending Story.  photoshop.

I was asked to do an illustration for the upcoming Homestuck 2014 calendar AND THEN I GOT TO DRAW TEREZI AND PYRALSPITE!  The calendar will be for sale soon over at the What Pumpkin site!

8,781 notes View comments Tags: homestuck terezi Illustration dragon whatpumpkin dragons are cool

Oct 4 '13
Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)
The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!
Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)

The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!

Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

1,716 notes View comments Tags: Illustration process TELEGRAPH GALLERY seibei tarot tarot card strength tarot kaia Dhio pantheon gif

Jul 19 '13

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration composition breakdown. (process giffinal illustration)

I received several questions about the weird black lines that appeared during the process gif posted earlier.  The gif probably moved too quickly to figure out what they correlated to, so I broke the composition down into a series of gifs.

Every aspect of the illustration was intentionally built to form a shape or line to draw the eye to the center top of the frame.  You put them together and it draws your eye directly to the volleyball!

I was largely thinking about Kali Ciesemier's articles about composition and informal subdivision (check them out if you haven’t already!).  I was never formally trained as an illustrator and in a lot of ways I feel like I’m mostly trying to emulate things I like and make what feels right to me, ha ha.

640 notes View comments Tags: Illustration Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Vidjagrames videogames process gif

Jul 19 '13
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration Process gif.(final illustration)
This was one of the rare instances I did an illustration 100% digitally and it wound up being fairly involved.  I thought some people might dig how this thing was built!
The palette was largely based on this photo; I wanted something with a poppy saturated rainbow of color depth.
(Yikes, sorry for the multiple posts, guys! I couldn’t get the gif small enough to actually animate on the dash. :/ )

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Summer Sale Illustration Process gif.(final illustration)

This was one of the rare instances I did an illustration 100% digitally and it wound up being fairly involved.  I thought some people might dig how this thing was built!

The palette was largely based on this photo; I wanted something with a poppy saturated rainbow of color depth.

(Yikes, sorry for the multiple posts, guys! I couldn’t get the gif small enough to actually animate on the dash. :/ )

752 notes View comments Tags: Illustration Chivalry: Medieval Warfare valve steam summer sale process gif

Jul 16 '13
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Steam Sale Postcard.  photoshop.
Valve got a buncha artists to do trading cards for this year’s Steam Summer Sale, and I got to do one!  A big thank-you to the lovely folks at Valve who I had the pleasure of workin’ with.  Thank you guys for asking me to draw burly men playing beach volleyball in various states of undress, it was so much fun.
The Summer Sale is still running til the 22nd and you can get my trading card on Steam ‘til then!

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Steam Sale Postcard.  photoshop.

Valve got a buncha artists to do trading cards for this year’s Steam Summer Sale, and I got to do one!  A big thank-you to the lovely folks at Valve who I had the pleasure of workin’ with.  Thank you guys for asking me to draw burly men playing beach volleyball in various states of undress, it was so much fun.

The Summer Sale is still running til the 22nd and you can get my trading card on Steam ‘til then!

647 notes View comments Tags: valve steam summer sale chivalry: medieval warfare vidjagrames videogames Illustration

Jul 1 '13
And the girl took the long, sharp hairpin that the man had given herAnd she cut the great black dog’s throat, from sternum to jawAnd at the first prick of the hairpin, the dog went stiff and silentAnd fell, still as deathAnd from the hole in the dog’s throat emerged the manHis hair and skin and eyes still as black as the dog’sAnd his throat cut as the dog’s wasFrom sternum to jaw

And the girl took the long, sharp hairpin that the man had given her
And she cut the great black dog’s throat, from sternum to jaw
And at the first prick of the hairpin, the dog went stiff and silent
And fell, still as death
And from the hole in the dog’s throat emerged the man
His hair and skin and eyes still as black as the dog’s
And his throat cut as the dog’s was
From sternum to jaw

1,386 notes View comments Tags: Dhio kaia Illustration pantheon every time I draw Dhio he's being disemboweled blood

Apr 30 '13
there was a great shadow in the wood.  ballpoint pen, pencil, photoshop.
Drew this while traveling!  Also: hello everyone, I have returned from traveling!  I hope you had a good time while I was away.
I had a small procedure done on my dominant hand last week so I can’t do a whole lot in the way of drawing or typing.  Please excuse me if I’m absent from the internet for a little bit!

there was a great shadow in the wood.  ballpoint pen, pencil, photoshop.

Drew this while traveling!  Also: hello everyone, I have returned from traveling!  I hope you had a good time while I was away.

I had a small procedure done on my dominant hand last week so I can’t do a whole lot in the way of drawing or typing.  Please excuse me if I’m absent from the internet for a little bit!

892 notes View comments Tags: Illustration Dhio pantheon