Sunday, June 28, 2009

Comic/ Graphic Novel time!!

Ok. I'm gonna do it. I'm going to do a comic book/ graphic novel and show it off to APE Con. I wish it was as easy as i just made it sound haha. But really. I'm gonna DO IT! I'm writing out a script and storyline for a story i came up a while ago with my characters TJ and Skweek.

I'm gonna do this! Honestly tho, i don't know where to start. Like i know the process but i want ppl to look at it or read it or like it. It's not like i have a fan base. I'll just be coming out of nowhere and handing random publishers and saying here look at this!

I once was gonna work with my friend Eric on a web comic idea that he had that i hella liked called Plastic Sword Heroes. It was Genious! This was when i was working at Seattles Best Coffee but school got in the way then i had to start work and then i met my bf and i always have some family thing to do so everything.. basically life, got in the way!! I'm dedicated to make this work this time. And I can always pick up where i left off with Eric's idea :P Eric if you read this we should collab sometime :)

So for those who dont know what TJ & Skweek is about... It's about a kid (TJ) who has a stuffed animal monkey (Skweek) and they're adventures in fighting the monsters under his bed and closet. I don't see it as being a kiddy comic. I actually see it as dark . While TJ and Skweek have their adventures discovering the world underneath his bed and inside his closet, there's something evil brewing. An evil monster decides to go against the rules with human contact for his own evil purposes. To take over both monster and human world. Of course there's more but you'll just have to check it out for yourselves!

I wanted this to be geared towards both adults and kids.

I'll be doing revised sketches of TJ and Skweek and post them up very soon. More concepting, more monster sketches (which should be uber fun)! It would be a great chance for me to practice my environment concepting skills (which i have very little of :P)

You can check out old and newer concepts of TJ and skweek that i've had. Of course ill be re-drawing a lot of this stuff!It's been a while. (

Ill post some sketches real soon!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Doodle self portrait

I'm trying to get in the habit of constantly sketching or drawing. Since i got into IMD.. and outta there and then working at a new place.. my will to draw has gotten.. less sadly :( So only thing you can do is force it and hopefully it will come back!

So when nothing comes to mind to draw.. draw yourself! and that's what i did :)

Check it out!

I didn't know if I liked the colored version. 'Cuz the colored version looks less like me. But it was good practice. I learned more about color in my color theory class and why not mess with it? I'm sure none of my colors are correct but I guess this is the first time I let myself go free with colors. I used to just try brown and peach for skintone.

I'm trying to work with the one a day drawing/ sketch but everytime i tell myself i'll do it i end up not drawing at all. I know it could be simple 'cuz a sketch doesn't have to be extravagant. I see people on deviantart do "one a day" pieces where they draw whatever and paint. I NEED to do that!! I wish i could hire like a drill sargeant to scare me into drawing and painting insanely lol.

Let's see what i post up the next few days ;)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Pin Up Girl painting 2 + doodle

Here is an update on the painting i was working on. I was finally able to upload the better quality pix off my camera!

It's still being worked on.. im trying to do little by little any chance i can get. Im happy with how the drawing came out.. i just hope the painting looks good too! It looks better in person than in pictures :P I didnt have great lighting. I also have a habit of taking progress pictures with my schtuff ;)

The assignment was to use a color and its compliment. 2 colors and its compliment was an option but they would have to be next to each other on the color wheel. For example.. i chose yellow and its compliment violet, and yellow-orange and its compliment blue-violet. I can also use black and white to mix with.

So thats that.. ill post up the updates as i go :)

I also did this quick doodle at work. My bf said the funniest random thing to me and it sparked a drawing :) too cuuute!!

It makes me happeh! :D

Mother's Day!

I made a cake for all mothers on mother's day. Well not ALL lol. On mother's day the family gets together to celebrate at a park or someone's house. Then we exchange gifts, etc. This year i decided to make a cake (no suprise there). And i wanted to make something yummy and cool looking. I found this recipe online for a rainbow cake (Conversations with a cupcake) -or-


Bow in the Clouds Six Stack Cake
Coming out of the oven, the combined smell of each layers fruity flavors from will make you wonder if you've just created a dessert version of Fruit Loops. Fear not. Though the wild colors will appeal to even the tinsiest tasters, adults will adore the subtle fresh flavors of orange zest, lemon, lime and picked berries. As the host, you'll get far.too.many kicks from arriving at the table with a crisp, white-frosted cake then cutting into it to reveal a full spectrum of surprise!
2 boxes white cake mix
6 eggs
1 c. water
2/3 c. oil
1/2 c. raspberries
Zest of 1 orange + 2 T. juice
Zest of 1 lemon + 2 T. juice
Zest of 1 lime + 2 T. juice
1/2 c. blueberries
1/2 c. blackberries
Wilton Icing colors in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water, and oil together. Scoop 1 cup of batter into six small bowls. In the first bowl, mix raspberries and 1/4 tsp. red coloring. In the second bowl, mix orange zest and juice, and 1/2 tsp. orange coloring. In the third bowl, mix lemon zest and juice and 1/4 tsp. yellow coloring. In the fourth bowl, mix lime zest and juice and 1/4 tsp. green coloring. In the fifth bowl, mix blueberries and 1/4 tsp. blue coloring. In the sixth bowl, mix blackberries and 1/4 tsp. purple coloring.
Prepare six 8 inch cake pans by greasing and flouring each generously. Using a spatula, spoon and spread each color of batter into its own cake pan. Bake in an oven, preheated to 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched lightly. Allow to cool completely. Frost with White Chocolate Frosting.
Billowed White Chocolate Frosting
You're going to want to lick the bowl, the spoon, the cake. Do try to restrain yourself.
1 c. butter, softened
1 bag white chocolate chips
3 lbs. powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 full cup milk
In a large bowl, microwave white chips until melted. Immediately beat in butter until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Makes enough frosting to ice between each layer of cake, and around the outside of the cake.


Everyone LOVED it!! :D Check out the pix/ process :

The End result

Yeah it was really good :)


How cool that there was a rainbow in the playground! It was meant to be lol. And at the end of the day.....

Hope everyone had a happy mothers day!