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Blood & Snow

My latest illustration, and an old favorite subject, Joscelin Verreuil from Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. This was supposed to be a sketch, but seven hours later, I finally put the stylus down. I guess it’s a speed paint? Seven hours is pretty quick for me. It’s also one of the more involved backgrounds I’ve done, I’m trying to improve that aspect of my art! Maybe some day I’ll get around to finishing my MFA and I’ll be able to finish my thesis – a graphic novel preview for this amazing book!

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William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: an Overly Enthusiastic Review

I picked up William Shakespeare’s the Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher in Barnes and Noble the other day. It was an impulse buy, I was mainly there to escape the ungodly heat of my non-air conditioned apartment. But I peeked inside and saw one of Padme’s soliloquies and was instantly hooked (more on that later).   WHY THE PREQUELS: Now some of you might be asking: There are six of these books, one for each of the original trilogy and prequel movies. So why pick Episode II as a starting point? Well, I have a confession to make. I am an un-cool fangirl. I love the prequels. I grew up with the original trilogy, but it was very much Get the whole scoop…

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R Dorothy Wayneright

    R Dorothy Wayneright is the Android sidekick (and often plot device) of Roger Smith in The Big O. Expressionless, but with an exceptionally dry wit and nearly imperceptible taste for sarcasm, Dorothy is a very “human” android along the same lines as Star Trek’s Data. Originally rescued by Roger the Negotiator, she ends up working for him as a maid/assistant to Norman (who, let’s face it, is basically Alfred to Roger’s Batman). Despite Dorothy’s supposed lack of a soul or emotions, the two quickly develop a love-hate relationship, and the much of the series revolves around this and Dorothy’s mysterious past. Ok, everybody’s mysterious past, actually.   Originally, this was my Halloween costume for 2010, the first year Get the whole scoop…

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Halloween 2012: Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney’s Tangled

In August, my mom offered to take myself, my husband, and my sister along with her to Disney World (she had a conference there) in October. We decided we’d go to the Halloween party, so OF COURSE I had to make costumes for everybody. Brian’s Flynn Rider costume is probably one of my very favorite pieces, I put over 200 hours into it. The vest is made up of about 117 strips of interfacing-backed flannel, which I basically quilted together. I made the vest, the shirt, and even the little pouch from scratch! The rest of the items were found/bought. My Rapunzel costume was fun too, especially as I made the skirt with no pattern and combined two patterns for Get the whole scoop…