Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Trickster

I've been reading about the history of the portrayal of the cat in art.  (I recommend the book.  I got it for under 10 dollars from a discount retailer at a street festival, and it's full of great images.)  It's highlighted quite an ambivalence in our relationship with the species.  Naturally (being the way I am), I identified a kinship between the cat and Loki -- the trickster of the Norse gods, whom Marvel has done quite a fabulous job of making en vogue right now.  (I was falling in love with Loki before he had a bandwagon...Just sayin'.)  I entered this piece in Mightyfine's "Marvel Villains" T-shirt design contest, but for whatever reason, it didn't pass the approval of Marvel's licensors.  Maybe they thought the font license would be a problem.  (I made sure it was free for commercial use.)  Maybe they don't like anthropomorphisms.  That wasn't against the rules...but Oh Well.  Here's the piece and the T-shirt mock-up; I still enjoy it even though it'll never be printed on a T-shirt.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rarity models the My Little Pony bracelet

Haven't posted anything here in quite awhile.  ...Yeah, so, I drew this for Equestria Daily's prompt/contest "Ponies playing with pony merchandise."  This is based on those little kid bracelets you can buy at H&M right now.  I bought one.  I actually bought three.  Each charm looks kind of like a pony prison.  Hence, this. :I

Edit: This was a runner-up in the contest!  Top 30 of ~145. :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Front page news

...For me, at least.  Not sure the story itself is very breaking, but there you have it.  I had more time to illustrate.
The news editor liked my work from the Opinions page and asked me to draw this for a main feature!  Check it out:
So much diversity in the classroom -- Or Else :]


I basically took a day off work to do this, for no monetary compensation.  I'm cray-zay!--Further induction into artist-hood, some would say.  (Granted, "work" right now is part-time and flexible, since I'm a student.)  Definitely worth it.  I hope it prints well.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Because apparently I still get a preteen-like thrill out of drawing other people's characters.  Here's some more of it.  I loved this Opinions page assignment, so it's getting its own post.

"Animated movies make come back [sic] in adulthood"
Um, unfortunately they don't include my graphical contributions on the website version.
Ingrates.  But the layout that went to print is visible on the website.  2/28/2011.

It's not perfect, but I had a deadline on Sunday afternoon...Originally I had hoped to include Tangled's Rapunzel as well, but that didn't end up happening.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Did this portrait of our cats about a year ago.  Ink & watercolor.  Shadow (M), above, belongs to my boyfriend.  Dar (F), below, is mine.  She was not yet fully grown at the time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Daily Illini: Opinions Page

I illustrate several times weekly for Opinions Page columns in the Daily Illini.  The intent is to be eye-catching and complement the content of the columns.  So -- whatever they write, I'm at least partly at their mercy, and that's how it works.

I intend to get all of these up here eventually, but for now, here's a convenient link to the album I've been keeping over there on everyone's favorite Book of Faces.

Click here and I'll try and get the angry Big Bird to link when I feel like wrestling with technology again

Monday, February 21, 2011

Marco and Marty guest comic

This is my guest comic (2/22 in the Daily Illini) for the highly-recommended Marco and Marty by Billy Fore (who was also kind enough to give me the final kick I needed in order to stake out my own tiny space in the artblogosphere).
Tah-dah!  1/1634086th of a dream come true...a comic strip published for one day in a college newspaper. :]