Putting Aidan to good use in order to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season from me and my Wooden Rose friends :)
Monday, November 21, 2011
I just finished working my way through the Buffy series for at least the 5th or 6th time. I will never get tired of it! While I know that many prefer Spike as the hottest vampire in the series, and though I do agree that Spike is quite bad a**, I have always been and always will be an Angel girl at heart. And so in honor of him, I could not resist cooking up this little doodle, just for fun :)
Monday, October 24, 2011
I conjured up this little horror art piece in honor of Halloween. Onryo is a spirit from Japanese folklore that returns to haunt the world of the living to seek vengeance, and most of the time it is female. Yes, I may have been a teeny bit inspired by The Grudge ;)
A print of this (and something else) will be on display at the Revenge of Freeky Fright Nights Art Show in Boston this weekend. Check it out if you are around and need something to get you in a Halloweeny mood!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Here is a recent page from my webcomic, Wooden Rose. It was inspired by illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells, which I am a big fan of. Cranshee is a word I invented for a creature I made up. It is based on two Gaelic words: crann, which means 'tree', and sidhe, which means 'people of the mounds', in other words, faeries. If you want to know more about my tree faeries, read my comic :)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Our current Fanartica topic is Adventure Time! I contributed Lady Rainicorn and Marshall Lee. Seeing them next to each other makes me realize how opposite they are, haha. Check out the fun stuff everyone else is doing! :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
Here's another series that I did for our Fanartica tumblr. The topic was 'classic novels', and since my favorite book - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - happens to be a classic novel, I decided to spend the fleeting two weeks focusing on it alone.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A few of my artist friends recently started a fan art tumblr called Fanartica. The current topic we chose is a mashup - Studio Ghibli meets Wes Anderson. We had the option of choosing one topic or mixing them together. Here are my three submissions. I'm such a huge Ghibli fan that I decided to focus mostly there, but I could not resist giving the mashup idea a shot with my Fantastic Mr. Totoro. Go check out the other awesome pieces that my friends are cranking out!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
The word for "What the Doodle?" this week was scent. I could not help thinking of smelling salts. I've always had a fascination with the strange practices of the 19th century. And they make fun cartoons.
See what others came up with over on our Creative Juices blog.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
It's officially summer, and summer in Boston never fails to remind me of Japan. It has the same kind of heat and humidity, and sometimes even the same smells. So here's a little nostalgic ode to Japan. This goldfish catching game is common during summer festivals. You get a little paper net that tears easily when it gets wet. If you can catch a fish with it, you get to take it home!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I created this in loving memory of one of the greatest wizards of all time, Albus Dumbledore. I always felt like the movies never quite did him justice, so I tried to give him the warmth and sparkle that I imagine when I read the books. And of course he's not Dumbledore without Fawkes. :)
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I just returned from an amazing two weeks of traveling around four of the greatest cities in Europe with my sister, Kay. We did a lot of walking around, which got pretty tiring, so we made good use of our rest stops by sitting and sketching. Often this happened in art museums, so I have a lot of drawings of classical sculptures. Here's what I took from our first city, Paris. Locations were the Louvre, Musee Dorsay, and the street outside the Catacombs.