Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Smeared Mascara

A tad depressed and some things on my mind, I decide to paint something in photoshop for my Father for Christmas. I used a reference, but that is okay. I stopped using it after a while and removed a lot of elements.

Merry Christmas to you all though.
Hope it is a good one for you.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Look! I'm making an effort!

I am predicting that today is going to be a stressful one. Today is my annual review at work and with how slow this year has been, I am sure my bosses will be fickle in how they judge my work. Overall, there was a lot of procrastination despite how I always get all of my work done. I don't see myself getting a pay raise or a bonus. Alas. 

Christmas will suck this year. I'm rather hoping it will end soon so I can reframe from spending money or worrying about it. Times is hard living alone.  That book lady has yet to get back to me. It's okay really, I always have commissions once I catch up.  

Anyways, I have something to post today. Something I am proud of! I was designing a sorta winter outfit for Lune and ended up with this!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Possible Children's book deal?

I replied to an ad on Craigs-list about an Illustrator needed for a Children's book. It's rather cheap pay, but it could be good for my portfolio. The woman was pretty much looking for 5-7 illustrations of her and her puppy. She is having me do sketches so she can choose between me and another artist. It would be nice, despite how it's rather gay to have a book about a grown woman (who is rather busty and pretty!) and her poodle. lol! Very nice woman though.

I'll update you if I get the job or not. Her times are a bit crazy (She wants them done by January!)

For now, here is the sketches I did. As crappy as they are...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mistle Toe Blues

My week has gotten considerately better despite how it started out horrid after a clash between my Fiance and I. Surprisingly, plane ticket prices are considerably low. What would've costed me from $500-$800 dollars (depending on how I procrastinated) only costed me $300.  I had already saved $420 at that point.  Hopefully things will turn out right with both my trip and My Fiance's move down here.
Anyways! Times is hard and Christmas is coming fast. I wish I had time to do Christmas Commissions, but I barely have time to sleep with my other engagements during the day. I have to choose between doing school work online or drawing. It's rather hard when I want to do one, but have to do the other. There needs to be more time in the day IMO.

Anyways, I'll share with you some work I've done and worked on...

Pretty much a logo for my guild on World of Warcraft. I find it a bad habit to see horrible font choices when it comes to this stuff and I just go "Maybe I should just offer...".  It isn't anything extremely wonderful, but I guess it gives you an idea of what I do everyday at my job. (No, I don't do World of Warcraft logos everyday! ahaha!)

Looks like it is WoW day here! This is actually a commission though. (Hopefully you can full view it, I am still figuring this site out...) I was starting to do avatar commissions on the forums and this was my first one. I've yet to finish it, but the girl is super nice.
You can see more of these on my DeviantART account actually. Most of these come out really good and are done in a short amount of time once I get going.

That's about it for today. I'll update you more in a few days. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I've been having a hard time lately trying to keep up with the whole art scene. It seems to come and go as it pleases despite what I want. Could it be that in my back of my mind there is something that is holding me back? I only wish I knew. There are days where I want to sit back on my couch and draw while I leave some movie on HBO on. I never tend to do it though. 

The only conclusions I've come down to is that I want to draw when I should not be drawing. When I little, I wanted to draw SO badly that when it was bed time, I would hussle to the side of my bed where the night light was, and would draw by that little amount of light. In school, I wanted to draw so badly that they put my habit of drawing during class on my school records. 
(Sometimes I regret that, but it kept me happy and out of trouble.)

Now, when I am at work, those old habits come back. I seem to never be able to finish anything fully since I am indeed supposed to be working. When I go home, I am all "BLUGH, NO WAY!". 

Do you find that odd? It would be nice to have answers to this someday.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Up in the SKY! It'a A-

Fairly non-traffic-full Luniara domain.
Really now, I've noticed a sudden increase in most all of my Artworks traffic. I don't make a big deal of it, but I enjoy the company. Does that sound weird? I.. like seeing the regular people that show up. Perhaps it's just a low traffic to DA? Either way, I've been trying to boost things up and work on my personal web-site NickloMedia.net. I suck horribly at web-design, so I doubt it is going to be much of anything. I'd like a place for my Design Clients to go, as well as my commissioners. WHICH by the way, the store finally had my Copic air cans in stock, bought two of them. I think I'm going to pull out my markers from my car and work on polishing off the last shit I have to do. After that, I'm working on a comic. I GOTS TO. I feel like a loser amongst my Void peers. 
Other then that, not much is going down. I'll be moving quite soon into my condo, we're just going through closing. Latest is June 20th or something? Gives me time to save money. I'm fairly nervous about it... 
My first time truly out on my own, though having my Big Brother with me is more comforting, I just don't want our bills to go haywire and me not able to have money. Eventually, my Newfie will be joining in staying with me. I look forward to everything. Huge steps coming up in my life I guess?
For listening to my huge rant, I'll indulge those who listen. I was Paint chatting. lol!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Is my body sore or WHAT! I'm also falling behind in my work. UT OH! That's okay. 
I've recently started up at Golds Gym and payed for a trainer. Since then, I've been feeling a lot better, eating better, and I find myself with more energy to run around. I just couldn't bare going shopping with my skinny ass friends and having those bad days where I look like shit. So tossing out the money for that is more important than figure drawing at the moment. I KNOW how to draw, and my body is some important to be in shape.
My Newfie has been pretty sick with the flu, so I'm rather worried for him. I hope he gets better. This way we can find a new guild on WoW. (lol! No I haven't been additively playing! No worries!) Aside from that, I've just been doodling. I did a guilty, DORKY pleasure yesterday morning. I drew for this old Roleplay that I used to do all the time when I was 14. Yeah... it was a DragonBall roleplay too. I enjoyed it. It wasn't cliche at all. Anyways, I drew the main character's children. It was pretty cool to re-draw them at a different age rather than young kids. 
There's three of them, Yin, Yan, and Kika. Okay, so the first two names are cliche- but what else do you name twins? (NO, I won't name them Phil and Lil!)  If anyone is looking at this, I do hope you enjoy what I have to show. OH! I also finished that other demon for ChibiPA's mascot! WOOT!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Let me ride that Donkey, Donkey!

Who's been busy, what!? 1. 2. 3- GET BUCK-WILD!
Ah-hem. Things are better with the man and I. Hopefully it will stay that way. I haven't done much of drawing since I've had to design some mascots for work. However I did start working on the CHIBI PA Reincarnation Anime Con mascots today. I have two of them to do, and then thier banner. This evening I will most likely be working on a Walk a Thon poster that will be placed inside Publix or something like that. An easy 100 bucks, and it's for the company my father works for. I believe it's for the Gym I designed a mascot for... ZOO or something. MAN, WTF is up with Mascots today in this post?
Oh well. How bout I show you the ChibiPA one? Yeah? Okay, here you guys go! They came out kinda small, but that's okay. This way no one can grab these or whatever the fuck.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Daaamn you, United States!!1

Why is it that the States have such crappy tea? I mean... I've finally found a grocery store that sells Tetley, they just...don't sell the other Tetley flavors. I end up having to get them from my boyfriend. (Fawk! I love me some white tea!!!)What sucks too is, the USA Tetley has only the drawstring kinda teabags. I really prefer the round ones. Drawstrings are for lazy fuckers! BEH, talkin about tea on a sketch blog. 

On the subject of....ART, my last figure drawing class didn't go so well. I was in such a icky mood from a fight I had with my boyfriend the other day, I just couldn't concentrate on this guy's body!! It came out so terribly, and I became discouraged. I ended up leaving 30-40 minutes or so early. Next week I don't have class though, so maybe I'll go around and draw some people during lunch. I kind of wish it was really cool here. This way I can draw in some chilly weather. As a kid I used to love sitting outside doing that. It's something I don't get around to doing anymore. It's rather chilly today, it's niiiice- so maybe when I get off of work, I will open my screen door and WASP the cool air in and enjoy it before it's gone. I failed to do so last night. I'm sucha Debby Downer. I slept through the evening, then finished some drawing. Ahaha...  

ANYSHMOO, since my figure drawings from the other night SUCKED ASS, here's something I've been trying to work on for my boyfriend... He hasn't seen it yet because he's yet to talk to me, but... that's okay. I'll try my best on it. You're welcome to put your two cents in and help out if you're good in this sorta area. <3


Monday, February 25, 2008

I thought I treated you right, PhotoBucket!

WTF is that? I've uploaded a PORN sketch on photobucket and FIGURE DRAWINGS are inappropriate? Man, OH, MAN! I'll have to find a way over that. I released my Eternal-Quest.com web-space because my Dad just seemed to not want me to log into my own website. Maybe his porn sites were getting TOO HARDCOOOOORE! Haha.

I went to a one day convention this Saturday (Anime Day in Davie). Some of the FL Void Crew invited me to draw with them at their table. I didn't like the idea of selling marker commissions for 10 dollars cheaper then I should, but I did. I didn't make much because of that I guess. It was fun. Actually had done this awesome drawing of Ed from FMA. No one bought it until the end where I went "HEY, YOU- dressed as ED! I got something for you!". Then she squeeled and bought the inked drawing for 2 bucks. Sigh... -_- and a drawing of Light from DN for 1 dollar. Oh well. They were all kids, ya know? HOWEVER, it made me realize, I should TOTALLY make a coloring book. Had a bunch of young ass kids ask for one. That would be awesome. 

Until I get home, I won't have more figure drawings to show, so I can just wait till tomorrow to show you guys ones from that day. Today I'll just show you a sketch that I've been wanting to finish for a long time. Ever been scared to do that? It sucks ass.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Let's see how this shit works, shall we?

Hopefully there isn't much to this thing. I can't say I've used a journal outside my ramblings on DeviantART (what a laugh those are!). DON'T PANIC THOUGH (or do?), this isn't going to be much vulgarity like I spout almost regularly there because of idiot users on that site. I'm hoping there's none of that here! I've been really excited to share some of my random sketches, figure drawings, etc. with the people who care and keep up with my artwork. We'll most likely get venting here and there, but I'm not as crabby and emo like I used to be at like... age 15!? LORD, that journal makes me laugh and cry because of how pathetic it was.  Don't go searching for it either, you Fuckers! I know thats what you want to do!

Outside of that, you will MOSTLY see pieces from my figure drawing classes that I've recently started taking on tuesdays at a local Art Gallery. I feel my work is not what it used to be and that is horribly sad since art has always been my life. MY LIIIIFE!!! Work gets my so tired and caught up that I forget what is most important to me, and I miss that and pleasing my fans. I've only taken two classes so far and it's already making me feel better about my artwork. This is something I now believe every artist should do if they are not attending some form of art school. You have NO IDEA how much it helps to know how the body goes and not have to guess. Drawing out of your mind only gets you so far. (SO GO TAKE CLASSES IF YOU AREN'T!!! Betches...)  <

SO Here's a couple 10-20 minute sessions for you to gander. If you could... be patient as I try to figure this damn journal out, that would be hella sweet.