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Long overdue.

What’s new what’s new… not a lot.. but I am working on a series of illustrations. Unfortunately my progress was hindered by the loss of my secondary hard drive. (A brand new Seagate Barracuda 500GB). Apparently mine was part of a whole line of drives that were dropping like flies.

So I, like many others, fell victim to a malfunction, and thus I am left with a paperweight that needs to be returned for a replacement. (I pray they don’t give me another of the same as these are still on the market.) Of course, now I realize I really should invest in an external drive so I can actually back up my work.

But here are some jpegs of what I was working on before I lost it. Fortunately, the original pencils are.. well.. still intact, obviously, so it’s a fresh scan and several hours until I’m back at where I was a week ago.

So here’s the pencils of my new work:

A little bit of color:

And a lot of progress:

Supposedly what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger- so here’s hoping that this work turns out even more fantastic on the second go-round.

I’ve also got a drawing of a unicorn being devoured by insects in the works… but I have not yet scanned it. (That’s what this weekend is for.)

So- I should have more stuff in the coming days as I’m feeling totally psyched to do some new work.

Also here’s another quickie I did a few weeks ago:

Wooo saucy!

Annnd color:
I love red..

And maybe needless to say.. but I love red. And muted purple.. and greys with color in them.



Toothpaste For Dinner

It’s my birthday. Happy birthday to me. (I love toothpaste for dinner. Awesome comic. ) Edit: Okay well the 23rd was my birthday. Apparently the timezone was set to GMT annd thusly this has the wrong timestamp.. but no worries.

Lots of things going on lately. Firstly, Josh got whacked in the head with a piece of wood at work last week and had to go to the doctor for stitches.


Pretty gruesome, I know. I was in a state of massive panic as I didn’t know how bad the injury was, Josh was bleeding profusely, and he was non-responsive. Luckily no concussion or anything serious and he gets the sutures removed in two days. -cheer-

Also he got me a -wonderful- present for my birthday! A playstation 3! I was floored. Really, I wasn’t expecting anything so expensive. But though I’m not happy he spent so much on me, he’s still a sweetie and I ❤ him to death. My dad got me a rockin gift too. A new monitor, flatscreen HD acer. It’s gorgeous and so bright I was motion sick from playing Hellgate last night. Had to close my eyes and turn off the screen for a while. But now with the upgrading done my baby is running well and everything looks great. Now I need the rest of my software installed and I’ll be good to go.

As far as the honors thing goes, I’ve pencilled the second page and started on the third. Should have the third finished tomorrow. Ideally I’d like to get my pencils finished by -at least- October 15th. But really, I’d rather have my ink far along by then. That way I can digitally clean up my linework if I need to (and I do) and be right on schedule for the color. It’s nice to take my time though and do a lovely job. I’m happy with what I’m producing for once. It’s a rare feeling.. I doubt it’ll last for long.

Anyway, my birthday is nearly over and all that, and since it’s late, I’m off to bed. More drawing tomorrow. I’ll scan in the pages when they’re inked and post them here.

… one more.. teehee…

toothpaste for dinner


This is a little late..

But I got the Honors Portfolio Scholarship!

Suck it bishes!


On a more serious note.. My Art S. Buck Models arrived yesterday, along with my hot new set of Rapidographs and I’ve started doing volumetric drawings on vellum to start. I’m shooting to get all 8 drawn by the end of the month. That way when the ‘scholarship’ starts I’ll be ready to rock out with the final pencils and ink. (Yeah I’m gonna ink it. Gotta man up sometime. Plus these pens.. they call to me….. in the night I hear ‘Monika…… draaaw with us…. ‘)

Other than that, I’m in charge at the Supply Store. Essentially the ‘Store Coordinator’. And that means I do a lot of everything. But it’s all good, I run a tight ship and it’s going swimmingly. I’m way ahead of schedule even. So I’m pretty confident that it’s going to go well. Plus my business cards for that job will be arriving soon. (and nothing beats paid vacation and health insurance).

So yes.

Thrills chills and scary looking grey artist’s models with heads that are a wee bit too large. The woman’s head is oversized.. and her features aren’t far off from the man’s. It’s really creepy. I’m glad they’re not lifesized.

Hopefully I’ll have scanned some of my sketches to post here soon. I have character art of Kasha and Anezka, but it’s really rough so I’m going to neglect putting it up.