Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I have finally finally learned how to color things on photoshop! Yay!!
And it's surprisingly simple.
Here is a line drawing I did super quickly with my thickest pen just so I could see if I could color it in.
And I was able to!!! Here is the finished product.

Now that I know how to do this I'm probably going to be posting a lot more stuff colored on the computer. Photoshop is a so much fuuuuuuuuun!!
I'm planning to try to make some comics, or maybe sometime a short graphic novel.

。◕ ‿ ◕。

Sunday, September 18, 2011


What feels like a reeaaallllyyy long time ago, I sent a letter I typed on my typewriter to Pseudonymous Bosch, the author of the Secret Series. (The Name of this book is Secret, If You're Reading This it's Too Late, This Book is not Good For You, and This Isn't What it Looks Like.) They are great books, even if they're a little bit annoying, because the whole basis of the series is this one big secret that is hugely important, that the writer keeps almost letting you find out.
    But, the LAST book, You Have to Stop This (Secret) comes out on Tuesday! Yay!
    And I received a reply to my letter on Thursday, that was really from Pseudonymous Bosch. Not a form letter where they insert your name, which I was really worried about, considering he's quite famous. Here's the letter...
In my letter I repeatedly asked for a reply that was not a form letter, and I said if he gave me a real reply, I'd send him dark chocolate.
   I'll do that soon.
   Very excited for Tuesday!!!!!!

   Ava 。◕ ‿ ◕。

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Everyone loves artist trading cards!!! (Or, "ATCs".) They've become popular very quickly.
In case you don't know: an artist trading card starts out as a 3-and-a-half by two-and-a-half square of thin cardboard. (The kind cereal boxes are made of.) It gets covered with a drawing or a collage with things cut out from magazines or old books. Your name, the date, and the title is written on the back, then you laminate it with clear packing tape.
   And, they are SO FUN! I don't even know why. It could be the simplicity of them. Sometimes a card will take about two seconds, other times it takes ten minutes, just because you've been searching all over for the perfect thing to put on and arranged it all just so.
     I keep all my cards in this tin.

   These ones are some of my favorites:

    Most of my cutouts are from two books of illustrations I have and magazines. Old books work especially well too.

。◕ ‿ ◕。


This is a watercolor thing I did shortly after eating the cookie with that fortune in it. (It's a great fortune, isn't it?) I also included an awesome hat I saw! Yay!
 The title is "Happiness."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Gel Pens

For some mysterious reason, I have discovered that drawing people wearing sunglasses with gel pens is really fun. It's addicting. I don't know why.

It started with these two girls on a page full of gel pen doodles.
And now I can't stop.

I don't know why it's so fun, but it is. Something about gel pens.

。◕ ‿ ◕。


These are some watercolors I did...

I've been experimenting with bright skin colors. Blue people are a lot of fun...I like to model them after paintings of Hindu deities.

I'll post more soon!
。◕ ‿ ◕。

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Two Beginnings

This is the beginning of the blog, so here is a short beginning piece I wrote a little while ago. Enjoy!

The train wreck was proceeding nicely, Adil thought, and shifted slightly in his perch. He was in perfect position to see everything. Jerry had been right—this really was the perfect tree. Yesterday Sam had set everything up so he could safely rappel down to the ground, if something went wrong. So far, it seemed unnecessary: everything was going smoothly, exactly as planned.
The train had smashed into the rocks and then derailed. It lay on its side now, like a wounded animal. He could see the flames leaping, flickering—in fact, he could smell the smoke all the way up here. It hung over the wreck—a black haze that obscured his vision slightly as the fire progressed. There didn’t look to be any survivors. Well, that was okay. Nobody to screw up the rest of the plan. Adil checked his watch—1:43. Jerry should be down there any moment. The train below smoldered. The minutes were ticking by. Where was he?! Adil was fidgeting uncomfortably. As he was learning now, the longer you stayed on the stupid platform, the smaller it seemed to get. A slight movement by the tracks caught his eye. Immediately, Adil grabbed the binoculars that lay next to him and focused them next to the wreck. Yes! There he was. Jerry darted towards the train—the last car had barely been burnt, thank god.

First Post

Here's the first post on my new blog! What I'm hoping to do here is to just post some of my drawings and some writing I've been working on. I think this will be fun :)
。◕ ‿ ◕。