Sure, #weneeddiversebooks so that my future kids know they can be heroes…
…but we also need diverse books so that white readers know my kids can be heroes, too.
As a white reader, YESSSS
Things have been sidetracked for a while what with moving and wedding(!) preparations. For throwback Thursday, here’s a sphinx I drew when I first started using a crowquill inking pen a couple years back.
New scanner and large format printer have arrived at my apartment woohoo! Now all I have to do is kick my butt into updating this blog again, and reconvert the guest bedroom into a studio for me. This might take a little while though, as the sweetie’s parents are coming in for the weekend.
Here is “Knot”, a short comic I drew to sell at Mocca and TCAF this year. The printed version is going to be SO PRETTY. I’m in love with the cover (which I will post later).
I just wanted to do something fairy-tale-like that talked about doubts and frustrations and how to deal with them. I’m really happy with how colorful and adorable the story turned out to be.
If you enjoyed “Knot”, please consider reblogging it and/or checking out my ongoing webcomic Namesake! HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!
A lovely comic by a lovely person. <3
Finished this several weeks ago, but only just got around to processing the photos. Moving will do that to a project. ^_^
I had 30-year old wood dresser and an abundance of spare time, and turned them into this beauty. Light blue spray paint basecoat, dark blue latex for the second layer, black and iridescent white acrylics for the trees, moon and handles. (One of the handles has been missing forever, I put a full moon in its place.) Let me tell you, painting a gradient effect with latex housepaint is a challenge.
Side note: believe the spray paint can when it tells you not to apply it below 50 degrees F. You can see the odd-colored splotch in the process photo where it crackled. Good thing I wanted to put trees there anyway!