Monday, January 23, 2012

A hairy situation.
I feel like Rapunzel.  My hair has been growing too long and is now close to my ass; it's just not sanitary.  No prince would want to climb this mass of unkempt hair. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

study for composition

I made an illustration about death which is up and running on threadless.  Stop by and please vote for my design :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pop Culture Remix

Mermaids go through puberty too . . . SIGHHH >_<
Mostly everyone knows who the little mermaid is.  Thanks to Disney, the little mermaid has been canonized and is a common household item.  However, there is another story.  In the original Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, the little mermaid chooses death over her own life. (T_T)

There have been many renditions of both animated and live action films (I found a nifty Russian version).

Personally I grew up having watched the Japanese animated version, which I adore.  Though oddly enough Marina (the little mermaid) is blond haired and blue eyed.

During one part of the anime, Marina starts busting into song, one in particular, her "coming of age song" I find cheesy yet entrancing.  Lyrics below, my comments in red.

" When a mermaid comes of age she begins a different kind of life (you start laying eggs everywhere)
Childish games are left far behind, she prepares to be a bride (that's all you did back then)
Her schooldays are in the past now, her heart becomes her new guide
(books underwater?)
It will portal the way to love eternal

Wisdom only comes with time
The road to love is paved with broken hearts
(it's pure carnage, don't do it)
If I am to reach my goal, I must stake everything
In my true destiny, no matter what the price
(is it possible to rent?)

Far away I hear the call of the heart that sings a song like mine
(you should stop doing drugs)
It's melody draws near and suddenly we're in perfect harmony (or you're tone deaf)
I know it beckons to me from the land that's not from the sea (yeah, stop with the drugs)
Yet I know I must follow wherever it leads me (way to be a sheep)

Wisdom only comes with time
(hey I'm pretty sure you sang this already)
The road to love is paved with broken hearts
If I am to reach my goal, I must stake everything
In my true destiny, no matter what the price"--Lil' M

Friday, January 13, 2012

S.O.L. Comix

until death do we part . . .
Doing a little research on fairy tales I found that most fairy tales (at least the happy ones) end with "and they lived happily ever after".  However there was one ending rendition that caught my eye, probably a relic of Grimm's as they were very cruel, yet realistic in their vision of humanity, i.e. death.

On a side note I have a design up for voting on threadless.  Check it out :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

People I Know . . .

pocket full of posies keeps the devil away
This is an ink sketch colored in Photoshop of a friend of mine.  He grows lavender and carries it in his pocket when he travels.  

Herb trivia: 
Lavender has been known to be a symbol of cleanliness, devotion, and purity.  Perhaps this interpretation is due to the fact that lavender oil has been shown to have antibacterial/fungal/viral qualities.  Also lavender has a sedative effect; so it may be a useful item to carry in ones pocket (aromatherapy to go) 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

S.O.L. Comic

Growth pattern:  my hair has been always shiny~*
Lately I've been reflecting on my physical transformation into an adult woman.  It's as if overnight I possessed this adult body with adult worries.  Close my eyes for a second and I can zip back to a rainy day when I was 4 or 5, painting the dark gray sky without a care in the world.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

S.O.L. Comic

Because I secretly believe in this.
In the past, as soon as I started dating someone I would automatically note three things:

1.  See if I was compatible with their astrological sign and zodiac sign
2.  See if my first name sounded cool with their last name.
3.  See if they smelled nice.

Number 3 is actually very important and should be at the top of the list.  This has been proven through countless of studies, which from my own experiences I would have to concur.   >_<

So much for going to bed early tonight. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pop Culture Remix

Don't you know who I am?

Sometimes when I find myself in a lull I take a well known character and just for fun sketch them as a bad a**.  Or just really angry.

Girly Love Love Manga

click to watch

More experimentation with the girly girly manga style.  So much potential, excited to draw more of these :)

Sometimes I feel like my drawings are a reflection of my current state of being. 

If so, then according to this I am a sparkling, socially awkward zombie in love with a sense of humor yet sensitive.  (Sounds like a bunch of crappy movies mixed into one big pile of blasphemy)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tea, Coffee, or . . .

A continuation of the tea & coffee series.  A bit random, but hopefully with some time I can develop more in depth comic bits about the vast subject matter.