started drawing this last night in 2013, finished it this morning in 2014. Happy New Year everyone!
… this picture is not very jolly or New Year themed. XD Sorry!

started drawing this last night in 2013, finished it this morning in 2014. Happy New Year everyone!

… this picture is not very jolly or New Year themed. XD Sorry!

I went to the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival this weekend, and had a very nice time. Some doodles from the trip: a short Superhero Girl comic for a worksho, and some sharpie doodles.  Drawing with sharpies is fun.

My art feels awfully meager after that amazing artwork by Sam Bosma I just posted, but here’s a watercolour sketch I did today.

My art feels awfully meager after that amazing artwork by Sam Bosma I just posted, but here’s a watercolour sketch I did today.

Watercolour of Alistair from Friends With Boys being all broody. 

Watercolour of Alistair from Friends With Boys being all broody. 

an old comic about eating candy with the boyfriend.

an old comic about eating candy with the boyfriend.

Shiro and Rat. 
Sigh. These kids are so hard to draw, and they still don’t look right; their design still isn’t hitting my sweet spot. Designing characters for comics is hard and so important, and often I don’t think people take it as seriously as they should. The way your character looks defines who they are and how the reader responds to them. Designing characters for comics is different from designing them for animation (there are some factors you don’t have to take into consideration), but it amazes me when people don’t take the time to make their characters work visually on the comic page. It’s more than just putting a shirt on a body type, everything we wear says something about who we are and what we want and where we belong as a human being, and comics miss that SO DANG HARD sometimes. Clark Kent’s glasses & suit say just as much about him as a character as his Superman outfit. 

Anyway. Some day I will get these guys right. Or die trying.

A birthday card for my grandmother. Spring is very … slowly … coming to Nova Scotia. 

A birthday card for my grandmother. Spring is very … slowly … coming to Nova Scotia. 

It has been a poopy day, have a drawing.

It has been a poopy day, have a drawing.

Holy cow, actual artwork! It’s been so long! Allison and Sean from my boyfriend Tim’s adorable webcomic, Mush a Mush. I drew this for him for Christmas. 

Holy cow, actual artwork! It’s been so long! Allison and Sean from my boyfriend Tim’s adorable webcomic, Mush a Mush. I drew this for him for Christmas. 

Digital sketch of the Last of Us:American Dreams girls. Ellie is sick of yo nonsense, yo!

Digital sketch of the Last of Us:American Dreams girls. Ellie is sick of yo nonsense, yo!