I just haven’t met you yet

New watercolor piece for sale!

My feet sprouted wings and I flew all the way home

Just had an awesome sketch group with Angie and Emi (and Terry dropped by, too!!)
I got to give them their Christmas presents~~~ 8DDDDD

Paprika + Harry Potter by ~Tallychyck on deviantART

Batgirl and Ocean Girl by ~Tallychyck on deviantART
Check-in for surgery tomorrow at 5:30 AM :( But home, tonsil-less, by 12! :D

You make the whole world wanna dance

Random sketch from last month:

From a derailed attempt to make a new self-portrait for various websites:

And more sketches from Sydney Starts a Riot:

Why do they congregate in groups of four?

I give my thesis prospectus presentation today in class, so last night was a scanning frenzy as I tried to get all of my sketches and thumbnails into my PowerPoint file. I thought I would share what I have so far for my thesis comic here as well:

The early stuff:

The male lead, Victor, went through SO MANY CHANGES. I tried looking for inspiration in actors from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, but I can’t draw those slicked back hairstyles!! Now he looks like pop star Shaggy, but at least I can draw him consistently.

A side character. He’s quite fun to draw.

And more…

This is random, but I like it.

Pictures came and broke your heart

Previews from a current project:

I am finally ready to ink this story after an embarrassingly long pencil stage. The author is as yet unpublished in comics, and I think that he will really blow people away with this story.

I’ve got no reason for the state I’m in

Posting this from my new laptop, woohoo! Set up all the basic settings + internet today, hope to get through installing my software and transferring all of my files over this weekend. Usually my dad does this for me and lets me watch, but while he’s in the hospital I might as well implement what I’ve learned. Let’s hope I don’t fuck up too badly :P

I finished putting together a story proposal earlier this week. It feels great to clear that off the table for a while. On my plate now: 15-page comic commission, acrylic portrait, 5-page anthology story. It never ends, and I wouldn’t want it to~

When she was 22 the future looked bright

This is how I feel today. Despite having jury duty this morning at 8:00, blowing out a tire on the way, being there for ten hours, and taking the wrong bus home (I ended up in Tigard. Street cred FAIL), I had lots of time to think, and I set art goals for the school year that I’m really excited about. Goals are just goals unless you work toward them, but it feels good to pick a direction in which to move.

Have some jury duty sketch dump, y’all:

Lilly Allen’s 22 is great, and I like the music video as well.

I don’t have a simple answer

Here’s a test page (read: no rulers) from The Second Witch of Wilheim:

It is a slow, steady march toward inking with a brush comfortably.

Look at me oh look at me, is this the way I’ll always be? Oh no!

Got some previews for you from what I did today. The above image is from something I’ll link you to in just a couple of weeks (secrets secrets, I know). And below is a page of thumbnails from my big freelance job this summer. If you’re curious how my pages start, this is it! Small, rough, and chock full of errors! :P But I have to start somewhere, you know. And this way, it can only get better.

Drawing all day/not leaving the house takes its toll on your appearance. I had my hair in a bun and was wearing a dress, cardigan, slippers, glasses, and no bra all day. @____@ I got a glimpse today of what Crazy Grandma Nourigat will look like!!!

My my time flies

One last postponement to the Comic-Con post: new art post!

Sketches of Delilah I did on the trip with my new brushpen:
Sadly, the ol’ brushpen was not a good flier. It spewed all of it’s ink on the first drawing (ugh, and dripped, which bled through 2 pages), then promptly ran out of ink. Must go buy a new cartridge today. :-/ Lesson learned.

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