Inky Woman Sketchbook
Lately, I've been doing all my warm-up drawings in brush-pen and ink. I'm thinking of collecting these ink sketches into a zine or small book, to be for sale somewhere online. I used to draw with brushpen quite a bit and greatly missed it, so it's nice to return to the more frenzied way of drawing that the medium provides for me. Got some catch-up work to do for #inktober
The Lemiscus Book
"Lemiscus" is Latin for "a ribbon," something I have seen pop up on my work again and again. The Chinese believed that fate was a red string that connected everything. While I don't believe in pre-destiny, I do believe that we make decisions today that limit our options tomorrow. But often times, these limitations are false and as easy to tear as ribbon. Likewise, the relationships between things are as fragile and delicate as ribbon is easy to cut.
The Lemiscus book is an exercise in economy (using limited colors and tools), personal symbolism (exploring the masks, ribbons, and other symbols that continue to emerge in my work), and finding balance (blending the red and blue colors from a double-ended animation pencil in an illustrative way).
This book is very special to me. While simple in presentation, I am discovering through it who I am as an artist. I hope others will also enjoy the journey.
Blind Follies: The Flower and Death (Hades & Persephone comic)
*Work on the comic has been on brief hiatus while I wrap up some projects and tie up loose ends.*
-First draft script of all chapters completed.
-Rewrites for 2nd draft 80% complete.
-Script rewrites for final draft are in progress.
-Final Ch. 1 character designs in progress.
-Storyboards in progress (pgs 1-3 complete).
*Follow the Blind Follies Tumblr here
.2015 Convention Schedule
-SacAnime Winter: Sacramento, CA - Jan 2-4- Artist Alley AA71
-Sac-Con: Sacramento, CA - Mar 1- Small Press *New location!* -Emerald City Comicon: Seattle, WA - Mar 27-29- Booth #406 -Wizard World: Sacramento, CA - Jun 19-21- Artist Alley -Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 2-5- Artist Alley -StocktonCon: Stockton, CA - Aug 8-9- Artist Alley AA69 -SacAnime Summer: Sacramento, CA - Sep 4-6- Artist Alley -Art Mix/Crocker-Con: Sacramento, CA - Sep 10- Crocker Art Museum -Creative Women Mini-Con: Sacramento, CA - Oct 3- Empire's Comics Vault
-Sac-Con: Sacramento, CA - Oct 25- Small Press
**NOTE: I will most likely be taking a break from almost all conventions in the year 2016.