Charts, charts, charts.

Charts, charts, charts.

Almost there.

Almost there.

Finally watched the season 2 finale of Korra. I will probably write a thought review on it soon. 

What do you think?

Finally watched the season 2 finale of Korra. I will probably write a thought review on it soon.

What do you think?

Discovering ink skills I never knew I had.

Discovering ink skills I never knew I had.

It was only appropriate that a mermaid would be my first subject in ink!

It was only appropriate that a mermaid would be my first subject in ink!

More facial sketches for the Sketchbook Challenge 2014! There’s something nice about not giving myself too much pressure to get every sketch too perfect—that’s practice for you!

More facial sketches for the Sketchbook Challenge 2014! There’s something nice about not giving myself too much pressure to get every sketch too perfect—that’s practice for you!

A seven year old Mishie!

I was in a total headband stage from ages 5-7, with long hair ever since. For my seventh birthday I had three birthday parties (I have not thrown a party since) and three dresses. My favorite was a red one that I wore for several weekends after.

A seven year old Mishie!

I was in a total headband stage from ages 5-7, with long hair ever since. For my seventh birthday I had three birthday parties (I have not thrown a party since) and three dresses. My favorite was a red one that I wore for several weekends after.

Getting into the Sketchbook Challenge 2014 initiated by Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying!

Now suddenly I’m attempting to fill up and entire sketchbook in one month instead of my usual one year! This is insane! Watch out for the next one!

Getting into the Sketchbook Challenge 2014 initiated by Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying!

Now suddenly I’m attempting to fill up and entire sketchbook in one month instead of my usual one year! This is insane! Watch out for the next one!

A very Happy Birthday to one of the most hardworking, ambitious and supportive people that I know—The Rainbowholic! 
I am always astounded with how far you take yourself—and bringing us along with you! You are destined to be great, and you already are! :D

A very Happy Birthday to one of the most hardworking, ambitious and supportive people that I know—The Rainbowholic

I am always astounded with how far you take yourself—and bringing us along with you! You are destined to be great, and you already are! :D

Decided to try challenging myself with a character + color palette randomizer! I’ll try to push out as many characters this year! I’ll also try my darn hardest to improve on my background work since it obviously needs improvement. Also, men and textures. OTL
So much work to do.

Decided to try challenging myself with a character + color palette randomizer! I’ll try to push out as many characters this year! I’ll also try my darn hardest to improve on my background work since it obviously needs improvement. Also, men and textures. OTL

So much work to do.

HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE!
First doodle/concept piece of the year is a nod to the future—Disney’s future, that is. Later in 2013 Disney announced that they will be releasing “Moana” in 2018. 
EDIT: It’s been pointed out that my description below was incorrect. Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know! :)
Based off of the existing art from Disney, Moana set within the Maori culture.. There’s only been one piece of official artwork released for the film featuring Moana (which I bet they will retitle in the future), but here’s my take on her.
I researched more into Maori traditional clothing—most of the fanart I’ve seen are more Hawaiian in look. One thing I’m super excited about are the tattoos—and Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess with a tattoo! Maori women have tattoos on their chins—something I would really like Disney to show with Moana! 
Talk about excited!

HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE!

First doodle/concept piece of the year is a nod to the future—Disney’s future, that is. Later in 2013 Disney announced that they will be releasing “Moana” in 2018. 

EDIT: It’s been pointed out that my description below was incorrect. Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know! :)

Based off of the existing art from Disney, Moana set within the Maori culture.. There’s only been one piece of official artwork released for the film featuring Moana (which I bet they will retitle in the future), but here’s my take on her.

I researched more into Maori traditional clothing—most of the fanart I’ve seen are more Hawaiian in look. One thing I’m super excited about are the tattoos—and Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess with a tattoo! Maori women have tattoos on their chins—something I would really like Disney to show with Moana! 

Talk about excited!

"Gender-bend your favorite character." BEHOLD I HAVE DRAWN A BACKGROUND!!! 
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!
Ending-slash-starting the year right by staring my illustration fears in the eye (no sketch lines + lighting) with a couple that I absolutely adore!
Ron and Hermione are definitely my favorite literary characters. I’ve grown up with them both and I admire a great deal of the two of them. 
But just imagine how things would have been like if Hermione was a boy and Ron was a girl! The amount of interesting stories that could spawn from that!
I got the prompt for this challenge here: TRY IT

"Gender-bend your favorite character." 

BEHOLD I HAVE DRAWN A BACKGROUND!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!

Ending-slash-starting the year right by staring my illustration fears in the eye (no sketch lines + lighting) with a couple that I absolutely adore!

Ron and Hermione are definitely my favorite literary characters. I’ve grown up with them both and I admire a great deal of the two of them. 

But just imagine how things would have been like if Hermione was a boy and Ron was a girl! The amount of interesting stories that could spawn from that!

I got the prompt for this challenge here: TRY IT

I was actually quite nervous thinking about putting this together—a fear of mine is that I don’t think I’ve evolved at all. 
But after seeing all these pieces come together like this, I can remember and say that I did learn a lot this year—obviously I still have to work on drawing men, but I think in terms of technique and digital skills, there has been a lot of improvement.
Happy New Year everyone! And I hope I can even pursue development further in 2014! 

I was actually quite nervous thinking about putting this together—a fear of mine is that I don’t think I’ve evolved at all. 

But after seeing all these pieces come together like this, I can remember and say that I did learn a lot this year—obviously I still have to work on drawing men, but I think in terms of technique and digital skills, there has been a lot of improvement.

Happy New Year everyone! And I hope I can even pursue development further in 2014! 

Still much to learn about coloring, I have. OTL
Sometimes when I give myself a challenge I fail immensely, and other times when I’m not thinking about what I’m doing, things come out great. I have to keep practicing to finally be consistent. 
Learning not to be afraid to shadows and contrasts—obviously you can see here that I still am. T_T

Still much to learn about coloring, I have. OTL

Sometimes when I give myself a challenge I fail immensely, and other times when I’m not thinking about what I’m doing, things come out great. I have to keep practicing to finally be consistent. 

Learning not to be afraid to shadows and contrasts—obviously you can see here that I still am. T_T

"Draw gentlemanly or fancy animals."
Tried out the art prompts/challenges from this link. I figured that come the new year, I will try to do more of these challenges so that I am able to push myself more. I want to be able to face my art fears. In this case, drawing animals. 
This is a Red Crowned Crane, one of the national animals of Japan. I loved how the crown actually looks more like a dapper bowler hat rather than an actual crown—so I went with it. I added a bowtie for an added oomfph as well. ;)

"Draw gentlemanly or fancy animals."

Tried out the art prompts/challenges from this link. I figured that come the new year, I will try to do more of these challenges so that I am able to push myself more. I want to be able to face my art fears. In this case, drawing animals. 

This is a Red Crowned Crane, one of the national animals of Japan. I loved how the crown actually looks more like a dapper bowler hat rather than an actual crown—so I went with it. I added a bowtie for an added oomfph as well. ;)