A new Haku painting for the SMASH! Travelling Artbook 2014.
The Travelling Artbook gets passed around among Australian artists throughout the year and then auctioned off for charity at the SMASH! convention! Proceeds go to the Fred Hollows foundation. The Artbook’s been going for quite a few years now and raises a few hundred dollars each year! I wonder how much has been donated in total since it started?
This year the Travelling Artbook is taking mail-in submissions and there’s still time if you’d like to contribute your own art! Submissions have to be mailed by August 1st so that’s still a week and a half to get something sent off. :3c See link for more info. I hope a few people among my handful of followers can find time to send something in!
Stickers. Getting ready for Sydneigh far in advance for once! And trying to get comfy with lineless art. I should have these at SMASH! in three weeks as well if the order ships on time. :0 Three weeks is a really impressive turn around time though (including shipping to Australia). So. We’ll see?
Ponies are fun to pose.
I was getting really frustrated with what I was doing so I started mucking around with the lasso tool instead and actually this is a neato technique! I like how the lines are a little shaky but still really clean. The whole process is just fun. I’m sure I will do more like this.
I’m getting these printed as vinyl stickers for SMASH! 2014. Really keen to see how they turn out.
I just wanted to remind all you guys that Sparkler Monthly is running a contest until the end of June that is all about sharing media with your friends. I can’t enter because I freelance for them, but I encourage you to do so! I just did a little sketch of the first image that popped into my head when I thought about sharing with my pals: Every time we go to a Indie comic conventions like the MoCCA Fest, we always get lunch and go back to one of our apartments to peruse each other’s discoveries. Pictured are real comics and zines by cool artists that we picked up at some point. You should check out their work!
Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch - Andrea Tsurumi
Lumberjanes - Noelle Stevenson
Ode - Annie Stoll
Annie in the Forest - Tom Siddel
Strong Female Protagonist, Khutulun - Molly Ostertag
We Can Fix It - Jess Fink
Mirror Mind - Tory Woollcott
Fin - Mamath
Dresden Codak Primer - Aaron Diaz
Before You Go - Denise Schroeder
Lady Knights/Women Warriors Zine - Various, but I bought it from Kali Ciesemier
A super fun thing to do! Also hey that’s my comic. In some v rad company! :0
Another Belfast doodle. Might be Rei Ayanami. It’s probably Rei Ayanami.
The drawing was crooked on the scanner bed when I scanned and I was like w/e I’ll correct it in Photoshop but then I liked it that way so uh yeah i’m a free spirit and this is just how it’s gonna be okay
Doodle from Belfast MCM. Aurora, I think. I still haven’t seen Maleficent…
I thought this was pretty goddam shoujo when I drew it (I was certainly thinking about the new Sailor Moon anime) but the other artists I had dinner with insisted it was more European in style.
So. That’s kinda interesting.