Friday, March 30, 2007

Overhill TT cosplay

Yep, my head's weird. Long story short: I made a connection between the characters of a comic my friend Becky and I are working on, and my two fave characters of Teen Titans animated series. It just works, and if you're familiar with Raven and Beast Boy, then you get a pretty good idea of Mullein and Tsuba.
Copic and Pigma microns, Copic markers

original pencils

Thursday, March 22, 2007

drawing in class

The things you do in order to stay awake in class. Except for two in top left of first image, all were ref'd from people in class.

Ref'd figure drawing, about 10-15 min.

Proof I need to draw these two more often.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Fire avatar WIP

This is a work in progress for a pic I'd like to do in marker. It's based on a version of my Gaia online avatar. Gaia has these donation items that you can use on your avatars, and one of the ones from the last couple months is pretty much a wig that takes on variations of the four elements. I had some fun and created some variations based on the core four, and this will be the first one: fire. The finished one will be full length, but I like how this came out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Nightly timed exercise

In order to get to drawing more often, I've set up a sort of appointment. The goal is to draw something every night at 11pm, after all my work is done. Right now, it's mostly ref'd sketches. Not bad, but I hope to move on to creative pieces, including fanart. Ah well. One step at a time.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

sketches for the new blog

This is my first post to this blog. Not much to say. Name's Michelle, but I'll also answer to Asatira. I'm currently in graduate school, a GTA in the English department, working on my Master's in technical and professional communication. What will I do with that? Hopefully be a writer for a biology and environmental group with a focus towards conservation and biodiversity. But right now, I'm working to get through classes and the usual lackage of funds. I am a self-taught artist, comics artist/writer, writer, and photographer. For the most part, expect to see a lot of drawings, paintings, and photos put here as I teach myself how to use the various media. I'm very much an amateur, but I plan to get better and this will track my progress.

Well, to get things started, here are some pieces of art that I've done in the last couple of weeks. All graphite drawings.

Jedi me

15 min ref'd sketches

From a magazine ad.