Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Friend's New Baby Girl

Every time a friend of mine has a new baby I'm reminded I have ovaries and I better use 'em one day if I ever want one of these little guys of my own.

The model for this baby was actually a cute lil' guy I sketched from memory at the SF Moma. He was rockin' some major diaper booty as he stumbled down the hall. AAAAAAAAW!!!!

Then I took that sketch, scanned it and inked it into a little Asian baby girl using Illustrator:

For now, I will remain satisfied makin' babies in print. This sweety pie is going on a CONGRATULATIONS THE SCREAMING PAIN WAS WORTH IT card for my pals Katie and Leon in Japan.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"A Panda Carrying an Axe..No, Make it a Red WU XIA Style!"

Thanks to Mr. Jason Ho for suggesting I draw this lovely axe-wielding Red Panda. Only a very special brain would tell me , "Regular pandas are cliche..." and that I should make it in the Wu Xia style.

Perfect timing though since I'd just broken down and bought "The Art of Kung Fu Panda". As Po would say it's BADTASTICAL IN ITS AWESOMENESS. Though after drooling over Nico Marlet's work, I had to now make a Red Panda that didn't look like Shifu. Hence why mine is a butt-kickin' GIRL Red Panda.

I like this trend of gathering inspiration from my palsies.

Hey friends- what should I tackle next?

I'm going to leave you with a video I found while Googling for cool Wu Xia moves:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sensory Overload

I'm playing with Adobe Illustrator. As you can see I went infreakinsane with the shapes tool here. I call it HOPE! CHANGE! FRENCH HIP HOP! WHUT! C'EST SEXY!

Friday, December 12, 2008


That's ME!!!!

WHAT economic meltdown?

WHAT layoffs?

WHAT terrorist bombings?

lah lah lah

la dee dah

It's bleak these days, trying to keep my inner optimism.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Hamster

This one's for you Jodi!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Bookish Girl

I'm watching Twilight tomorrow with 3 hipster librarian chicks.

Bookish girls absolutely rule!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Girl and Her Bike

There is nothing like a cold combined with day-job-disenchantment to force me to stay at home and draw.

What did I draw in my dark, dungeony apartment? Why- an outdoorsy day-travellin' gal!

Oh irony!

By the way, this is also my first piece inked and colored entirely in Adobe Illustrator.

This was no easy feat. On Saturday I spent a good quarter of my day trying to figure out why my Wacom tablet was not registering pen pressure stroke sensitivity. No matter WHAT I did, my line strokes were -UGH- uniform in width!!! (you high strung artistes should surely comprehend my horror while you normal humans can continue rolling your eyes...)

After fruitless searches on the forums with plenty of bitching and complaining to multiple friends at 3 AM on the internet, I finally PRESSED HARDER on my tablet.

And it worked.

Now everyone can collectively roll your eyes at me...ALTOGETHER NOW!

*head slap to forehead* Bah! I blame my cold.