Oops… I totally thought I posted this. I haven’t been posting much since Rose City, which is kind of insane because I’ve been very productive. I’ve just been wrestling with some stuff that’s a lot bigger than I am. My apologies.
Speaking of, while I was at that show, a woman asked me to draw one of her characters — a stocky Asian with a sasumata and Kabuki face paint. That’s all the information she gave me to work with. It wasn’t until she came by to pick up the drawing that I found out this is her new Dungeons & Dragons character. Somehow I think that makes it so much cooler. That’s a very personal relationship — a player and their character.
I know I’ve been absent, especially on the last few installments of Free Art Friday, but I just had to post this week’s! This is really the only time I’ve had any idea who found the drawing.
I released the drawing in a movie theater and not long afterwards the person who found it sat down two rows ahead of me and seemed to be discussing it with her friends. Felt kinda cool. I was giddy before the movie even started!
As for the drawing — it’s starting to get cold here in Portland. Time to drag out the big winter coats and beanies and ear muffs and scarfs and gallons of hot tea.
I know I said I’d post this before I hid it in the world, but I’ve suddenly got a lot of work to prepare in a short amount of time, and I just kind of forgot. I did manage to get out and drop it off in the world on Friday though.
This week’s drawing was another warrior girl. I realized I’ve been drawing a lot of girls with weapons, so I might have to mix it up for next week’s offering. That’s still a few days off, however, so we’ll see — I can’t seem to plan that far ahead these days.
And here she is; the last of the Celestial Cuties in my zodiac series. I’m actually kind of proud of this piece above all the others, but mostly because whenever I’ve seen a personification of Pisces, she’s almost always a mermaid. I’m just happy that I found some other schtick to go with. I hope you’ve enjoyed them!
Last week a friend clued me into this thing called “Free Art Friday.” The basic premise is that artists all over the place will take a piece of their work out into the world and leave it for someone to find. Viola! Free art. On Fridays. I decided to take part; it sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
This is my inaugural drawing for Free Art Friday. I left it in a cafe after I had breakfast with a friend. I can’t help but wonder what happened to it.
I’ll be posting the future drawings before I go hide them, so check back to see what goodies I’ll be unleashing.
As we approach the end of the celestial cuties we find ourselves gazing upon Aquarius — the water bringer. Though she appears towards the end of the list, she was the first sign I completed. The fact that she’s my sign might have something to do with that. Then again, it could be purely coincidental. (Probably not.)
I just realized that I haven’t finished posting the zodiac girls, so I’ll try to wrap those up this week. The antepenultimate girl in the series is Capricorn — the goat. She may be one of my favorite, and I can’t exactly explain why.
Rose City Comic Con is less than two weeks away and I’m about halfway to panic. Productivity is in full swing and I’m cranking things out just as fast as my fingers will let me. Still, not everything makes the grade. This is an illustration I started and then abandoned in favor of a better version. Want to see what I decided to go with? Come see me at table B-09 at Rose City in two weeks.
A dear friend of mine had a birthday a few months ago (as I’m sure she does every year) and set out to make her a personal piece of art that she’d love. As is my way. This is what I gave her. I’m a little late in posting it because, well, I’m a slacker? Sure. Let’s go with that.