Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm going to take commissions! ...Again.
Here, I'll do a little dance. There. It wasn't a long one because there's a boy in here with me and I already look like an idiot in front of him enough.


I'm opening up 10 spaces. If I even fill those, I'll consider more but I won't get ahead of myself.

Chibis w/color = $5
One character w/color = $10
Anything more/less/otherwise = email me

I'm leaving it at that. Nothing complicated.
If you're interested, e-mail me with what you're looking for. Anything more than one character/chibi and we can talk out a price. I'll draw original characters, fanart, someone elses characters, pokemans, etc. As long as it's PG.

I'm not doing backgrounds or elaborate settings. But if you e-mail me and have a specific request, we can talk it out.

What to do:
1) E-mail me with your request.
2) Once we agree on the price, I'll send you an invoice via paypal. I'm sorry if you don't have a paypal, but it's the only way that I can accept payments. And unfortunately I can't do requests right now.
3) I'll do a rough sketch and send it to you for your approval.
4) You okay the sketch, and make the payment through paypal.
5) I send you your full-sized commission.

I'll be posting commissions online. However, if you wish for it not to be posted, just let me know in your e-mail. :)


Tell me:
- Your name
- Characters name
- Character description
- Character demeanor (if an OC). EX: are they witty, do they have a nervous habit, do they make jokes, are they talkative, are they anti-social, what's their posture like and why? Just as examples. I can get a lot from how a character behaves, so I appreciate any backstory.

And I will get back to you within a few days.

If you've read all that and you're still interested, thank you.
And I look forward to hearing from you. :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
For the first time in a few years, I got to go swing dancing last night. I've been putting it off since I found a place here in Hong Kong that does swing dancing. Mostly probably because I couldn't get anyone to willingly go with me. You'd think I was asking people to shave their heads and give up their limbs by the way they dance around it. Figuratively speaking.
I'd forgotten how much I enjoy swing dancing. I'd probably equate it to the amount of love I have for Tangled in dance form? It's so much fun, I can't believe it's legal. My friends Chloe, Leo and Andrew all came along with me. I think they had fun, for the most part. I know Chloe did, and she'll be going back with me. At least for the next 4 Wednesdays she's here. :/

I don't want to talk about/think about the amount of time I have left with these people. So I won't. 'Cause I already do that enough every day.

The Chinese New Year was a little over a week ago and I enjoyed a parade on a street full of people (discussed time travel with an Egyptian), I got to see Tangled, I've seen Mong Kok at night (basically the sun is always up on that street), been to Aberdeen cemetery, seen some beautiful sunsets, sat outside in perfect weather and read all day, finished my Sketchbook project and had some entertaining outings with friends.

Here are some pictures to recap my return to HK:

View from the balcony of a Pecha Kucha event

Balcony from the Pecha Kucha event

Tangled ad in Admiralty station! :D

View from Aberdeen cemetery at night

Neon at night

Live Long and Prosper

Sunset from Gold Coast one beautiful day

En route to the parade. Obligatory.

Cutest parade companion

The parade

Neon Happy New Years

Sham Shui Po (aka the "Shammers") on Chinese New Year

the 52x

Happy New Year Ferrero Rocher gift

I also managed to finish my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project and send it by the postmark due date. Which was extended, and I found that out only after I'd stayed up all night finishing it. u_u

Here's a few pages from that:

They should be digitizing everything from my sketchbook, and it'll be on their tour later this year. :)

Until later, darling.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
It's been a week since I've been back in Hong Kong. And I think I've spent 70% of the last week holed inside my apartment. To start things off, I got in around 9pm Tuesday night and I had class at 9am the next morning. Which was delightful. That's the most accurate adjective I can use to describe the combination of jet lag and education.
Anyhow. After class I took the afternoon bus back to my apartment, and since it's cold outside, I had a cup of noodles and unpacked. Now, I've had this cup of noodles multiple times before. Like all other really crappy, cheap, and sodium riddled foods, it's an easy fix, especially for a student. I'll look to something else to keep me warm next time because I spent the next 3 days vomiting and shivering with a fever. I'm only going to assume it was a mild case of food poisoning. I just don't get sick. Unless it's the sniffles.

I've become very fond of the space heater that SCAD has provided. The apartments here don't have heat, and the weather is really similar to the weather in Florida. I say similar because I didn't think it was possible for anything shy of the rainforest to be more humid then Florida but believe me IT IS POSSIBLE. But the weather right now is lovely and chilly and overcast and rainy. Which also means the apartment is very chilly, and since I've thin Floridian blood, this space heater and my peacoat have been my life savers.

My new roommate is very nice. She brought 7-UP to my aid when I was ill, and even obliged my request to feel my forehead to see if I had a fever. I apologized. I know it's a weird request but how else can I tell without a thermometer?! Don't judge me. She probably did. And now she thinks I'm a big creeper.

After this weekend, I should be adjusted to my school schedule and I intend to go adventuring. I predict a lot of solo flights this quarter. I'm okay with that. So anticipate pictures. I'm going to attempt to keep myself to a weekly update on here. Fingers crossed. :)

Reasons why I'm glad I went home for the break:
+mom's cooking
+seeing my sister
+spending time with my mom
+my brother, Kenny
+Tangled ***
+my bed
+Harry Potter World
+Christmas, birthday & new years in good company

***There's no way to really explain how something makes you feel to someone. You can be a master wordsmith and decorate your sentences with flowery speech and labor over many syllabled synonyms but it's a moot point. What you feel will always be 2% mystery. One percent you, the other percent is me not being you. So me trying to find the right kind of words to attempt and illustrate the kind of unadulterated felicity certain things bring me is fruitless. I don't mind it, I like that it makes some things that much more personal to me. Like even if you know that I love it, it's still a secret. Like a drug. But I think it makes me sad that I can't physically share the happy. Sometimes it's overwhelming, and I can do nothing but smile and sigh. And I'd really like to give you a reason to smile.

I miss my baby sister.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
if you haven't seen Tangled, I highly recommend you skip your next meal/meeting/appointment/nap to do so immediately. Because, quite frankly, that'll be a far better use of your time. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a very long time, let alone one of the best Disney movies in years that isn't Pixar related. It's like a throwback to when they had their golden era with Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King. It's just good. It's legit GOOD. I'm gonna even call it sensational. I'm not a critic and I'm not good with words, just trust me. TRUST ME.

and if you have seen it. nevermind, you're not being reprimanded and you already understand and you're nodding your head in agreement.

i've felt this need to draw the characters since i first fell in love, but i've only been able to do this speed paint so far, from one of the most beautiful scenes from the movie:

inspired by this concept art from the film:

actually, the whole movie inspired me. i feel like i did when i started drawing because of the Lion King.


way to be, Disney.
i'll be up at all hours drawing thanks to you.

but really. thanks.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I'm home for the holidays. It wasn't planned, but it's all right. I was mentally prepped to fly solo for thanksgiving, Christmas, New years and my birthday and end up exploring Hong Kong on my own. But then I would've missed my friends drinking and eating too much and my sister before she leaves me for California.

I saw Tangled tonight, which is easily one of the best Disney movies I've seen in a while. Excluding Toy Story 3, of course. I predict an onslaught of fanart from myself. So, while I listen to the music from this week's Glee episode (mostly "Marry You"), and recall scenes from that spectacular movie, I'm gunning for inspiration. Good old sappy inspiration.

I've got little bit drawing and packing/cleaning to do in the next month, so I'll post the pictures from the last few weeks in HK probably this weekend. In between seeing Deathly Hallows again. Because oh shit was that good. Hands down the best book adaptation. My Weasley and my Butter were with me at the theater this evening (I missed going to the movies so much while I was in HK) and we were discussing Deathly Hallows. A prime topic of our short-lived conversation was the little Ron/Hermione moments they supplied us with. When Ron's staring at her at the wedding, Harry waking up and seeing them looking as if they fell asleep holding hands, while they're playing piano, how upset she is when he leaves and how angry she is at him when he comes back, the whole scene at Malfoy Manor...and everything in between. It's like they've had it stored up and were just like "HERE'S A R/HR EXPLOSION." Haha. Even if the locket destroying scene was a lot more intense then I envisioned. And Harry dancing with Hermione was really sweet, even though it could've come across shady. It was a really nice touch. Aside from the R/Hr moments, everything else was spot on. The animations accompanying the Tale of the Three Brothers blew my mind, I was mesmerized. Bathilda Bagshot was CREEPY AS HELL. Xenophilius was a loony, there were things just for those who've read the books, it was just. Good. Really good.
I'll be seeing it at least 2 more times. At least.

Cranberry malibu is making me sleepy...
I bid thee farewell for the time being. Please think fondly of others as you drift to sleep.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I'll never not love this man and everything he can do so effortlessly.

Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination | Video on
Thursday, October 14, 2010
That's a lie. I miss you terribly. It's just Norah speaking. Probably not the best choice of music while I'm sitting alone, but it was Damien Rice up until that point, so I think it's a step in the right direction. This weekend is going to follow suit with the last few weekends I've had. An insane amount of homework, mostly my fault, or my knack for procrastination why I have so much due all on the same day.

I'll be hearing the washing machine for the next 4 hours, because that's how long it takes to do one load of laundry. Maybe I shouldn't change my underwear so many times in one day.

There's rumor of a plan to visit Ocean Park this evening for a Halloween outing. Ocean Park is I guess a pretty big deal here in Hong Kong as far as theme parks go. Roller coasters, lots of people, zoo attractions, it's pretty legit so I've heard. And apparently their Halloween shindig is a good time. However, considering that Halloween is still 2 weeks away, I'm opting out of this weekend outing, especially considering the amount of work I have to do.

At the end of the month I also get to register for classes for the next term. I'm really excited because I can finally take Color Theory. It's been a quiet appreciation of mine (am I quiet about the things I appreciate very often?). I love color and I want to know it intimately. Did I say that? Yes. Do you think color likes red wine? Holding hands? I have butterflies in my tummy.

Ever want something so badly, but you can't have it? Something that you've NO idea why it can't be yours, but it just can't. Like when your parents told you "because I said so" when you asked why you couldn't do something or eat some snack before dinner or watch some show and they had no real valid reason why you couldn't. Frustrating, right?

That's where I stand. Only in the metaphoric sense, because really, some things aren't things and not all things are meant to be owned. But I want it so badly.

I'm now 6 minutes past the time allotment I allowed myself to sit and do nothing before the onslaught of work began. I bid you farewell. More pictures next time.