Just as I was finishing up my last painting, a new concept popped into my head. I imagined the princes lived in some sort of secret crystalline wasteland. Of course, in a land full of tricks and spells, no one would see the truth at first glance...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
It's finally October and my Etsy shop is celebrating it's one year anniversary! Thanks so much everyone for all the support! To celebrate, I'll be offering a 20% discount off all prints from now until October 13th. Just enter the "YEARONE" coupon code and you'll be well on your way!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
I've been working on this particular piece on and off for the past few months, and I'm so glad it's finally finished!
It was originally inspired by the 12 Dancing Princesses fairy tale...that I apparently misheard my entire childhood? For the longest time, I was convinced there was a moment in the story where the hunter discovers the princes were actually monsters all along. However, I can't seem to find that particular rendition anywhere! Guess I just added the scene to make the story more interesting to me... Has anyone else ever done that, or is it just me? Ha ha ha!
Monday, September 8, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
The original was completely in watercolor, but the scan turned out terribly! I wound up getting completely frustrated, and decided to paint over everything in Photoshop. Anyone have any tips for scanning pieces on watercolor paper? Or perhaps it's better just to take photos...
Friday, August 1, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was invited by Barnes & Noble to give a talk on comics at their Get Pop-Cultured event. What an honor! See Kazu Kibuishi's amazing cover there? Amulet: Prince of the Elves was my very first job in the industry. I discussed what it was like working with a team of artists on the Amulet series and how that eventually led to my first published piece in the anthology, Explorer: The Lost Islands.
We talked all about story outlines, pencils, colors and last minute edits. I was a little worried about rambling on for too long , but the kids were soaking up everything like sponges. Some even started asking some super specific, nitty gritty industry questions. How awesome! It's always nice to know your audience is just as enthusiastic about a particular topic as you.
After a while, we handed out sheets with random scribbles on them for a character creation exercise. I wish I had taken pictures of what everyone came up with. There were some very creative kids in this group, I was completely blown away by everyone's talent!
To be honest, this was my first time giving a talk of this sort by myself, so I was a incredibly nervous. However, everyone was so sweet and attentive... whatever stomach butterflies I had faded away instantly. :D
Thank you so much, everyone who attended! It was great hanging out with all of you!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Moon Animate Make-Up is finally live! Over 250 animators collaborated to recreate an episode of Sailor Moon, each shot in their own personal style. This project was so much fun to work on and it's so exciting to see the final product.
Excellent work team! XD