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January 07, 2019

I was thinking about what I could offer to help other artists develop their skills, and I decided to write a tutorial documenting my art process in Illustrator. This is the process I use at work to create characters and props for the game I work on, Fish World. I've developed this process over years, and I find it to be a quick and efficient way of rendering vectors.


December 20, 2018

It was a difficult year, but I also produced some of the best work of my career this year. For that I am really proud.

I lost my mother in law in February, and took most of the month off from doing personal art. I spent the rest of the year making sure not to overextend myself, while continuing to make art and reach my goals. It's hard to strike a good balance between taking time for self care and using my time effectively when I need to squeeze it all in after a full time job, but I managed. 

This year my main goal was to get better at lighting, paying more attention to the light source and trying to improve at things like cast shadows. I also tried to ...

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December 02, 2018
I guested on local gaming podcast Bryor on Fire, speaking about my art and career in video games. We covered a lot of topics, including how to keep your artistic fires burning (while avoiding burnout), and finding your creative calling. I met Bryor when his wife bought some of my art prints at London Comic Con, and they liked my work so much they decided to reach out. Making connections like these are a huge reason why I do conventions, and why I have learned to include my business card with every purchase someone makes. It really does help! Check out the episode here!
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November 24, 2018
I'm excited to announce the fanzine project I created a piece for is open for preorders! I spent my entire month of September creating a Magic Knight Rayearth fanart painting for this project. The theme of the book is the works of all-women manga artist collective CLAMP, who created Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, X/1999, and many more. You can see my piece in the preview image, and the print quality looks incredible! The colours are so rich and vibrant. I'm excited to receive my copy of the book! The book is A5 size, with 70 pages of art from 28 artists from all around the world. All profits will be donated to a wildlife shelter. It's only 12 Euros, which as of this day is only $18 CAD, so it really is good value. Preorders are open November 23 to December 30, check it out More

November 24, 2018
I've been super busy lately, but I'm back! In October, my goal was to complete 10 original ink drawings for Inktober. I also bought some larger, better quality paper and new ink this year, so I was able to achieve a greater level of detail and quality over last year. At the end of the month, I had completed 12 drawings, so I surpassed my goal! Then, right at the end of October, my husband and I went on our long-awaited trip to Japan! We were in Japan for 14 days, and toured around Tokyo, Kyoto, Uji, Nara, Osaka, Koyasan, Miyajima, Himeji, and Kanazawa. I took a much-needed break from art, got lots of exercise walking every day, and recharged my inspiration batteries. I have a thread of photos from my trip on twitter, in More

October 28, 2018
Another con season comes to an end! It was my first time doing London Comic Con, and I found some interesting differences from Forest City Comicon. Overall, there seemed to be more people at the con, and I got a great reception overall to my work. People who made purchases tended to buy smaller value items such as stickers and small prints, as opposed to Forest City Comicon, where people gravitated towards the original ink drawings and larger prints. Overall I did better at this con, but it was also a 3-day event compared to a 1-day, and the money I generated per hour at Forest City Comicon was better. I'm not sure if I will do both cons next year. I am looking into some events in the Toronto area, so it will depend whether I am able to get a spot at those shows!  I can ...
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October 10, 2018
I didn't do my usual monthly post for September, because I spent the whole month working on a piece I can't show, for the CLAMP fanzine I am a part of. I'll be really glad when the book releases in December and I can show everyone what I have been working so hard on. However, I did want to update to remind everyone that London Comic Con is only a few weeks away, and I will be there all three days selling my art! Convention info is here. I'm excited to do a 3-day con, and see how that compares with 1-day events. If you follow me on social media, you may have seen the original ink drawings I've been making for Inktober. I'm not doing the full challenge this year, but I am doing drawings when I can, and I will be selling them at the con ...
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September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 22, I was at Forest City Comicon in London Ontario! This year, I had my same product line from last year, consisting of prints, buttons, stickers, and colouring books. I debuted 9 new prints, which were warmly received! I also had my Inktober original drawings from 2017 for sale, and I was pleased that there was such strong interest in buying original art. I'll definitely be planning my Inktober 2018 drawings with that in mind, and aim to draw things that will be popular. I was also surprised and pleased that the non-fanart pieces in my lineup did just as well, and in some cases better, than the fanart. I had comments throughout the day commending me on having original works for sale. My fantasy pieces appealed to a broad range of people, not just fans of ...
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August 30, 2018
I was interviewed by Ken Gagne of the Polygamer Podcast about my work! You can hear the whole show here. It's an interview-format show about highlighting diverse voices in gaming. I was honoured to be asked!
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August 30, 2018
I kept busy in August with some new pieces and a few secret pieces I can't share quite yet. I finished my last print for this year's convention season, of D.Va from Overwatch. Last year, I wished I had a bit more variety in my print lineup, so I'm glad to be heading into this season with a more varied selection. I also worked on a few Warframe fanart pieces just for fun. I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing my pieces on the weekly Primetime Twitch stream! My main piece I'm working on right now is for a zine project, the Release! CLAMP fanzine by Blue Bee Zines. One of my goals for this year was to participate in a zine, since the Warcraft one I did last year was such a rewarding experience. I consistently applied for projects I was interested in, until I was accepted to ...
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