Wait I lied, here’s a Hyakurin.  Have a great week, everyone!

Wait I lied, here’s a Hyakurin.  Have a great week, everyone!

Team Rebecca’s blasting off to Team Amya in Team Montreal.  See y’all at Otakuthon (Guest Row, table 504)!
Also I’ve been watching a lot of Pokemon, lately.

Team Rebecca’s blasting off to Team Amya in Team Montreal.  See y’all at Otakuthon (Guest Row, table 504)!

Also I’ve been watching a lot of Pokemon, lately.

storyofthedoor:

Faye’s lack of shoes in Amya really obviously needs to be turned into a shipping moment. If anyone has forgotten that VincentxFaye is my ship, I’d like to remind you that VincentxFaye is my ship. Thanks~
Soaps is currently taking shoe requests for Faye! Go request Faye in cute shoes!!!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GO LOOK AT AMYA’S KICKSTARTER!!! ONCE FUNDED, FAYE WILL HAVE SHOES FOR LIFE!!! 

T-THE BESTShe needs those boots in her life (and Vincent wouldn’t hurt as well).   

storyofthedoor:

Faye’s lack of shoes in Amya really obviously needs to be turned into a shipping moment. If anyone has forgotten that VincentxFaye is my ship, I’d like to remind you that VincentxFaye is my ship. Thanks~

Soaps is currently taking shoe requests for Faye! Go request Faye in cute shoes!!!

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GO LOOK AT AMYA’S KICKSTARTER!!! ONCE FUNDED, FAYE WILL HAVE SHOES FOR LIFE!!! 

T-THE BEST

She needs those boots in her life (and Vincent wouldn’t hurt as well).   

1. storyofthedoor's request: these darling Red Fox Mary Janes

2. @cinnasketches requested fluffy bunny slippers, something that Faye darn-well deserves after all her recent hard walks and wear-and-tear.  (cinnasketches also whipped up this elegant fanart!)

With 37% left to go, Amya’s kickstarter still needs your help and Faye could use more shoes - requests’ll remain open until we reach the end of this kickstarter campaign!  

storyofthedoor:

Otakon booth photos! Even though the show is over. ^^; Kind of late on the posting. It was overall a really great show!!! And I’m really happy with how much space I had in the dealers’ hall. Dealers also had such better load in and load out times wow. @___@ Seriously, I was happier at this Otakon than I think I ever have been in the AA because the AA is a pile of stress. I did really miss my AA friends though. 8( 

For the curious, I’d say my sales between AA and Dealers were about the same even though Dealers gets a lot more traffic than AA. Dealers was worth paying for though because it’s so uncertain with that AA lottery system. 

There is of course the matter of once you go Dealers, you can never go back to AA at Otakon. I thought I was going to be more sorry about it, but NOPE. Now that I haven’t been completely stressed out of my mind at Otakon for once, I realize that this show can ACTUALLY BE FUN. IT ACTUALLY CAN BE. I don’t miss that stressful AA. I only miss my friends who are still there, BUT I CAN WALK AROUND AND SEE MY FRIENDS BETTER NOW BECAUSE DEALERS CLOSE BEFORE AA!!! IT WAS MAGICAL I WALKED AROUND AND SHOPPED I never get to do that. ;_;

So yeah. Overall, awesome Otakon!!! 

With the exception of one Dealer who was an unprofessional ass hole wow. That’s a dramatic story that I kind of want to write out because it was so awful and retrospectively hilarious. But I also kind of want to forget it. :/ I feel like 99.9% of Dealers AND artists are totally pro and awesome. And then there was that one guy. Just that one guy. Who happened to be next to me. He started out Friday morning with some choice remarks about how my being an illustrator from the artist alley means I’m not pro enough to handle him. Our relationship went downhill from there. That story later, maybe, wow it’s a cringeworthy saga. 

Anyway, just before Otakon I got cups back in stock!!! If you were interested in that ninetails cup (or other cup) earlier and then it vanished from my etsy, it is back!!! Go lurv it. <3 

Thank you to everyone who came and saw me at Otakon!!! And I’m sorry to people who combed the AA for me all of Friday only to meander the dealers’ hall and there I was. >< I suck at making or posting maps. BUT THANK YOU FOR FINDING ME!!!!

c:

You are some kind of art table superwoman. GORGEOUS

Poor Faye has been running around for nearly 50 pages without shoes. Please, help her by checking out Amya&#8217;s Kickstarter!  These printed books help sustain the comic, and with 43% left to go this campaign needs your help.To help keep up awareness I&#8217;m now taking sketch requests of Faye wearing any shoes you&#8217;d like (army boots, slippers, whatever the hell these are, and so on).  Requests are welcome through replies, private messages, or twitter.  We can&#8217;t thank you enough for your support!

Poor Faye has been running around for nearly 50 pages without shoes. Please, help her by checking out Amya’s Kickstarter!  

These printed books help sustain the comic, and with 43% left to go this campaign needs your help.

To help keep up awareness I’m now taking sketch requests of Faye wearing any shoes you’d like (army boots, slippers, whatever the hell these are, and so on).  Requests are welcome through replies, private messages, or twitter.  We can’t thank you enough for your support!

Would you mind sharing what type of pens you use for your work that you color them with copic markers? My pens often bleed when I try to do a sketch card that way. X_x

Not at all!  I used Microns for these, mostly black but some browns and oranges for inking flames or the leopard spots. Deleter Neopiko pens also do the job wonderfully. I’d prefer rolling with G-Pens or Rapidographs, but something about that india ink seriously hates Copics, same for most gel pens (though white gel pens are great to layer on top of colors for tiny white highlights).  Hope this was helpful!

On the subject of art cards, here’s the step-by-step from coloring this cutie!

For anyone curious, the Copic tones:

  • Base skin tone: E50, blended to the white areas with Y000
  • Reddening/blush/Lipstick: RV11, R81
  • Shad1: E01, E11
  • Eyes: BG45, B06
  • Hair: B000, B01
Savannah and I have been invited to Otakuthon this year for our work on Amya! Can it really be almost two weeks away? If you’re in Montreal for the big event, we would love to see you.
Needless to say, I’m beyond honored and this trip marks many exciting firsts for me, from being an invited guest of a con, to going outside the US (and how awesome to be seeing Montreal), and to actually personally meeting Philip Bourque, the writer with whom I got my webcomic start back in 2007. 
Like the last time I joined the Amya table, I’ve whipped up some hand-drawn/colored art cards for the occasion. These originals will be for sale, so message me if you’re attending and would like to reserve one ahead of time!

Savannah and I have been invited to Otakuthon this year for our work on Amya! Can it really be almost two weeks away? If you’re in Montreal for the big event, we would love to see you.

Needless to say, I’m beyond honored and this trip marks many exciting firsts for me, from being an invited guest of a con, to going outside the US (and how awesome to be seeing Montreal), and to actually personally meeting Philip Bourque, the writer with whom I got my webcomic start back in 2007. 

Like the last time I joined the Amya table, I’ve whipped up some hand-drawn/colored art cards for the occasion. These originals will be for sale, so message me if you’re attending and would like to reserve one ahead of time!

writersavvy:

We have been sharing a lot of Amya art recently, but here is a little something different. This is Emma of the fantastic webcomic Namesake. If you haven’t read it yet, go do so! It was done as an art exchange to help cross promote some fantastic kickstarters!
If you like stories with strong female leads please check out:
The Valor Kickstarter
The Amya Kickstarter
I promise you won’t regret it!

Savannah&#8217;s said it all - Namesake is a total pleasure to read and to fanart!  Coming up with this visual was so difficult in the shadow of Isabelle Melançon&#8217;s amazing compositions - just want to stare at her covers all night long. Magic lady Kickstarter par-taaay.

writersavvy:

We have been sharing a lot of Amya art recently, but here is a little something different. This is Emma of the fantastic webcomic Namesake. If you haven’t read it yet, go do so! It was done as an art exchange to help cross promote some fantastic kickstarters!

If you like stories with strong female leads please check out:

The Valor Kickstarter

The Amya Kickstarter

I promise you won’t regret it!

Savannah’s said it all - Namesake is a total pleasure to read and to fanart!  Coming up with this visual was so difficult in the shadow of Isabelle Melançon’s amazing compositions - just want to stare at her covers all night long.

Magic lady Kickstarter par-taaay.

I just…love Princess Bubblegum a lot, okay

I just…love Princess Bubblegum a lot, okay

Warm up!  Shoko was pretty cool yo

Warm up!  Shoko was pretty cool yo

So. Two - that’s TWO - magnificent ladies on Deviantart completely and independently staged photos to match Claire’s pose in some RE2 fanart I drew last year - mouth-twigs, Colt SAA gestures and all!  Don’t they look awesome?  It never occurred to me that fanart would inspire something so cool, let alone mine, let alone for two kickass cosplayers at the same time.  

Thank you so much for taking time out of your snazzy photoshoots to do these, gals!

Old sketchbook stuff

Sketch 1: Sketching actresses and models but I can’t remember who these were supposed to be - is tha
t first girl Keiko Kitagawa? Lady on the right’s looking like Ripley and I am 100% okay with that. 

Sketch 2: Undead Fashion Plates.

Sketch 3: Jill Valentine you are quite off-model

Time to get our SM Crystal on.

Time to get our SM Crystal on.