More Junk

Sorry for the junk posts. I'm having major art block and concentration problems and need a place to dump the sorry remains. It's how I vent my artistic (<-- or lack there of) frustration.

That said...can anyone tell me how this...
...becomes THIS?!

Commitment issues, that's how! I try to do something serious and then I get bored and scribble everywhere. Fun times.


doodle dump

Looking for jobs is draining. All I can find is boring stuff that any high school kid could do. I know what I want to do for a living and it ain't no 9-5 job! Unfortunately, everyone says I need something for support right now. Also unfortunately, everyone is right. While I look for jobs I'm going to secretly be building up my super awesome artist powers to get the job I want. Boy, will all the naysayers be surprised one day! (At least I hope they will be!)

Oh yeah, this stuff is just a dump of stuff I've doodled in between looking for jobs. It's part of my super awesome artist power build up plan. Draw draw draw! ...and draw some more! (even if the drawings don't make any sense)


Wonders of the Universe

The other day I contacted a children's book publishing company for the first time to inquire about employment. I was super excited to hear back from them even though I knew my portfolio didn't exactly portray "illustrations of kids." I love that some publishers let you contact them through email because you get such a quick response...but I almost think I would have spent more time refining my portfolio to the specific market if I knew I'd have to wait forever to hear back. Wouldn't want to waste all that time wondering on an iffy portfolio!

Needless to say, they don't require my services and put me down gently. Either way, it was super exciting to finally get guts enough to contact someone about work and I can't wait to get a proper portfolio together for books and whatnot. My computer still dies randomly so that discourages me a bit, but I'm going to have to get on the ball VERY soon. Like now.

Ok...I got on the ball and this is what I did. It's not done but I'm tired. Malamute puppy and universe.


5 a.m.

Sleep comes at all the wrong times these days. Not to say that I ever had a healthy sleep schedule before, but now it's just wacky. I've been zoned out like a zombie in front of my laptop for hours while recreating episodes of Legend of the Seeker in my head. I've been in such a slump lately I haven't had motivation to do anything productive which in turn makes me feel worse. I'm sure you all know that story! Anyway, it's 5 a.m. and my boyfriend came in to tell me I need to sleep. He's right...but I have this mysterious face gazing at me from inside my computer that I want to discover. I guess it will just have to wait till tomorrow. I hope I don't lose the zombie out-of-body drawing abilities I seem to have right now. Actually...when I wake up I'll probably look at the picture and wonder what I was thinking. Not sure!

Ok, time to sleep.



I just made an online store at etsy.com! My sister inspired me to do so. She had her first sale there yesterday! Yay! Congrats, Ash!

Oh, by the way...I don't have anything up for sale just yet, but I'm working on it! If you've got any requests let me know and I'll see what I can do. :)

Mine @

My Awesome Sister's @


The Mutant Tooth

Ok, so I went to the dentist a week or so ago and found out I have a tiny little mutant tooth! By that I mean I have an extra tooth..but it's really small and cute and makes me laugh. I'm just thankful it's not visible when I smile. Anyway, you can think it's gross or cool or weird, but I'm going to stick with..."unique conversation starter."

Now...here is a sketch of how I interpret my boyfriend's personality. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Post Taken Directly from Deviantart Because I'm Lazy at the Moment :D

Today on www.sketchoholic.com Bobby Chiu interviewed Alessandro Carloni (who happens to be head of story for Dreamwork's "How to Train your Dragon"). It was an awesome interview coupled with an awesome contest! This was my entry. It did not win, but I had a great time making it and trying to get it in before the deadline.

My favorite part of the whole experience was that my sister tried her hand at it for the first time today! I think we both had a great time and I hope she continues to participate in future CHIUStream's and sketchoholic interviews!

Extra side-note not on deviantart:
I realize there are many parts of the image that need work...such as his front left foot! (the darkened one...I forgot to bring out the shape of the claw...oops)
Also...the rock he is on seems to have no cast shadow!
These little things annoy me, but I wanted to post exactly what I entered. Maybe I'll revisit this drawing later and kick up the quality! Woohoo!