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Check it out, and don't forget to spread the word! 120 pages of cool sci-fi comics.
Would you like to know how I do my crazy thing in Illustrator? Here's a video of me drawing some stuff, and talking about what I'm doing.


I use the same basic methods when I'm doing full-color work; this is part of the comic, so it's working under the usual heavy restrictions of no gradients/blurs/complex palettes/etc.
Hey people!

I'll be on a plane to Pittsburgh tomorrow, and sitting behind a table in Anthrocon's dealer's room all weekend. If you're gonna be there too, then come by and say hi! I'll have a bunch of new prints, as well as Tarot decks and copies of book 1 of Rita. And of course I'll be doing crazy table commissions.
HallB-2013-sized 0 by egypturnash
I forgot to mention this here! I'm doing ECCC this year. I'm way off in a corner at booth 2503. It was very lonely there today; if you're attending the con, come by and say hi, maybe even buy a comic or a Tarot deck!
It's a con! For the furry people! In California!

I will be there. I'd better be, seeing as how I did art for the poster and the t-shirt. Said t-shirt is going to be PRETTY SWEET because it will have GLOW IN THE DARK INK that transforms the image when the lights are out. I'll have a pile of book 1 of Rita and the Tarot deck as well as the usual table commissions and prints, so come visit my table way in the back of the dealer's room. It gets lonely!
So next week I will be exhibiting at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. Sounds great, right? Put myself and my work in front of a few thousand people interested in unique voices.

There's one problem: I don't have a hotel room yet. Because there is no official con hotel, and the page on their website that's supposed to have a list of recommended hotels just tells me that "Information about hotels near APE will be listed on this page as we get closer to the event." Well it's a week out and it's still empty and I'm kinda freaking out here.

Anyone know what hotels are convenient to APE? Google Maps shows nothing within several blocks. I am at a total loss here. What the fuck.
This has been a pretty good week and it's only half over!

The Kickstarter closed at 247% of my original goal - not quite the number I set for spot gloss, but close enough that I'm seriously considering throwing in some of my own money to make it happen.

And then I found out I'd won this competition to be one of three back covers for the SDCC promo issue of Heavy Metal that I totally forgot I'd entered. Heavy Metal! HEAVY FUCKING METAL.
Today's the LAST DAY of the Rita Kickstarter. Only 30-50 more pledges for me to be able to print this graphic novel with spot gloss!

If you've already pledged, then thank you! And if don't care to buy a copy, that's cool too - but one last wave of mentions of it should go a long way towards the secondary goal!

Either way, thanks for all your support. n.n

wait what you can change your name on DA now? Why wasn't there a SYSTEM-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENT? Why did I not see this in my message center instead of this HOT TOPIC about robot/human overlap?

Oh god I can FINALLY stop using a name I stopped using about two years after I got an account on DA. I kept on being almost on the VERGE of starting a new account and just posting stuff to it but it was never quite worth the hassle. BUT A NAME CHANGE IS WORTH EIGHT BUCKS.

Happy day.
It is time to launch this Kickstarter campaign to publish the first volume of Decrypting Rita! Pledge some money for your own copy, and spread the word to make it more likely to get enough funds to happen!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/5…
Oooh! Amazon is now shipping my Tarot deck. TWENTY BUCKS plus shipping. This is an insane price given how much is in the box and how gorgeous it is.

Since I have been a lazy thing about getting everything to my publisher and getting a box of comp copies, if you have one of the handmade decks please feel free to order one, I'll paypal you the cost. (Or give me your current address and I'll get one sent out to you.)
I got a copy of my Tarot deck! Check out this quick video of the whole package.

You can see the cards in more detail (without the cool light-reactive effects) on my website.

USA/Americas Preorders: www.llewellyn.com/product.php?…
European preorders: www.loscarabeo.com/lang-en/set…...
My Tarot deck is available for pre-order now!

If you're in the Americas you'll want to hit up Llewellyn; those of you in the Old World will be far better served by getting it direct from Lo Scarabeo.

Or you can bug your local comics/game/occult stores for it, I'm quite sure they'll be happy to get you a copy!
$5 gets you a chance at a very rare Serious Commission by me.

Full details on LJ.
I'm a pseudo-housewife and an occasional freelance illustrator.

I'm fascinated by flat expanses of color and minimal detail. Adobe Illustrator was love at first sight for me.

Most of my art is done in Illustrator from original sketches on paper; on the rare occasions I use photo reference, it's only for inspiration.

This is not my journal; go read my
LiveJournal
if you want to hear about my daily life and see lots of unfinished doodles.

You might also want to check out the comic I do with my boyfriend, Five Glasses of Absinthe (NSFW).

Buy some prints and keep me happy to do this stuff. If there's a piece you'd like a print of, comment on it and let me know! I don't process my stuff for printing here unless someone asks.

Old stuff: VCL

Clubs:
vbu, vector-club

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Because the forums here so often have people asking about "finding their style":

Style is like love. It sneaks up on you when you're not looking.

It's the bits you're naturally good at. It's the cheats and abstractions of reality you've internalized, whether you figured them out yourself or stole them from another artist. It's the things you just can't get a handle on, no matter how hard you try, and the ways you've evolved to make this look intentional.

You can appropriate someone else's style, but your style is what you get when you pick apart the styles of all your influences and stick them in a blender along with observation of reality, analysis, and practice...


August 29 - September 19, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, August 29, 6-8pm

Space 242, 242 E. Berkeley St, 2nd floor, Boston, MA

Full details at the gallery's site. If you're around Boston, come see the fruits of the past year of my life! Maybe even buy some of the art. Or at least have some of the free booze, if you're old enough!

You can get a preview of what'll be at the show by flipping through my gallery here, or by looking at the page for the Tarot deck.

(Yes, if you're watching me you already saw this - I decided to post this up on the journal so passers-by will see it, too.)
I'm a pseudo-housewife and an occasional freelance illustrator.

I'm fascinated by flat expanses of color and minimal detail. Adobe Illustrator was love at first sight for me.

Most of my art is done in Illustrator from original sketches on paper; on the rare occasions I use photo reference, it's only for inspiration.

This is not my journal; go read my
LiveJournal
if you want to hear about my daily life and see lots of unfinished doodles.

Buy some prints and keep me happy to do this stuff. If there's a piece you'd like a print of, comment on it and let me know! I don't process my stuff for printing here unless someone asks.

Old stuff: VCL

Clubs:
vbu, vector-club

DA's print size guidelines for my own reference.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Because the forums here so often have people asking about "finding their style":

Style is like love. It sneaks up on you when you're not looking.

It's the bits you're naturally good at. It's the cheats and abstractions of reality you've internalized, whether you figured them out yourself or stole them from another artist. It's the things you just can't get a handle on, no matter how hard you try, and the ways you've evolved to make this look intentional.

You can appropriate someone else's style, but your style is what you get when you pick apart the styles of all your influences and stick them in a blender along with observation of reality, analysis, and practice...
The new version of DA broke the ability for people using Safari to reply to comments.

This site doesn't loom large enough in my world to switch me to Firefox's unMacyness. So I won't be talking back to anyone here until this gets fixed. o.O

On the other hand, full images are actually framed in white now instead of pea-green. You win some, you lose some.

If you wanna ask questions and get answers before then, try email/im/notes/lj.
I'm a pseudo-housewife and an occasional freelance illustrator.

I'm fascinated by flat expanses of color and minimal detail. Adobe Illustrator was love at first sight for me.

Most of my art is done in Illustrator from original sketches on paper; on the rare occasions I use photo reference, it's only for inspiration.

This is not my journal; go read my
LiveJournal
if you want to hear about my daily life and see lots of unfinished doodles.

Buy some prints and keep me happy to do this stuff. If there's a piece you'd like a print of, comment on it and let me know! I don't process my stuff for printing here unless someone asks.

Old stuff: VCL

Clubs:
vbu, vector-club

DA's print size guidelines for my own reference.

(I decided I was just being paranoid about the submission agreement. 3(e) still bugs the hell out of me in its broadness and its persistence, though.)
So yeah, I was looking at the whole thing with DA kicking jark out last year, and having a look at the submission policy from a perspective of bad-faith interpretation rather than good-faith.

And a week or so ago, I got some email that reminded me about the time I got pushed out of something I helped build, and believed in.

All my stuff's hidden for the moment while I ponder this. If you want to keep up with my art, there's my website and my livejournal.

Bye for now. I may be back. I dunno.