By day, I'm a Ph.D. student studying volcanoes and earthquakes at the University of Washington, Seattle. By night, I dabble in art to keep myself sane. I recently completed a graphic novel (SkyFall), and am in the process of developing a new one (Shishinkontan).
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, pencil+ink+paper, some natural media, and sometimes a camera
Wow. So, the last thing I posted on here was in October 2010!? A LOT has happened since then:
Started Shishin, then had to put it on indefinite hiatus.
Got married (and holy shit it was awesome)
Went to Maui...
...And now, I'm reconsidering what I want to do about Shishin. It's been a long time since I've drawn a comic page, and I'm out of practice with drawing in general. On top of that, the script (and well, the story in general) needs some serious updating/rewriting.
With my husband's help, we're going to rework the story from scratch. I'm sure a lot of the elements wil
It's finally happened. After almost five years of prep work, I'm finally ready to start posting pages for Shishin. The first one went up last night, you should go check it out! The next page is also available as a vote incentive, if you want to see it a week early. Besides, it helps me get free exposure.
Sadly, with as long as it takes me to do a page, I'm only able to post one page a week. Still, that means I have enough pages already done to last me uninterrupted until February. None of this "sorry, couldn't finish it in time" stuff I do with SkyFall. Backlog FTW!
As dA watchers, you're also welcome to join my group: #Shishinkontan (https://www.deviantart.com/shishinkontan)
So, there I was, lurking around dA as usual when it hit me. I should do more than just lurk around here.
I guess this was partially spurred on by a conversation I had earlier today where I realized that I've been here in Seattle a year and haven't made many hardcore friends. Friends, yes... but no one up here I can really share my art life with. I have a handful of webcomic friends, but I've been horribly out of touch with most of them...
So I got to thinking that maybe I should try harder to reach out to the community around here to make some more artsy friends... and I figure one way I can start is by joining some groups.
I just have no