Sunday, August 16, 2009

Art Contest Entry


Wish me luck! I just barely made the dead line.

The Prompt: using a randomly generated shoujo title, create a summary and dust jacket for the story you imagine for it. I got, amazingly enough "Silent Whisper Library".

My inspiration came from the bad animes of my teen years, the romantic suspense novels of my even earlier years and my current love of steampunk, mad science, silent films and being a librarian. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ozma of Oz


Been (re)reading the original Oz books this summer. Previously I had only really read "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and "The Road to Oz"- it has been really great to FINALLY understand who Ozma is and where she came from! She is definately one of my favorite Oz femmes. ("The Marvelous Land of Oz" made General Jinjur my ABSOLUTE favorite, though I still love Dorothy and Glinda just as much as ever.)

Reading beyond the Deslow illustrated first book was something I was dreading for a long time. I was not sure if I could deal with a blonde Dorothy, but I rather like her BETTER. I love Neil's art nouveau inspired illustrations, being a bit of a Mucha nut myself, and wanted to do a tribute of sorts. So... I drew a vaguely art nouveau Ozma. I love her poppy headdress, it is so pretty!
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Friday, August 14, 2009



Kayla and Blair, old characters finally getting a happy ending. ('bout time! Now I can stop worrying about them!)

A bit of a tribute to the late, the great, the fabulous John Hughes... whose films inspired ye old story these characters are from.

The words are from Andrea Wasse's "Better Days"- everyone should go listen to her music right now. (Some of it is on Myspace.) Yeah, example two of "Colleen writes down the lyrics to whatever she is listening to as she draws", though this time it is maybe more part of the piece?
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Toby Got A Hat


Also, I am fairly certain he put on weight... again. He does that.
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The Princess


... she's in another castle. (And, no, this is not actually meant to be Peach. This is an original character.)
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Annie is an Alchemist


A sketch that turned out very well. I didn't think this would go anywhere... but it did! Stay tuned for more info and a possible actual story!
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She's a "bad faerie" from the same story as Tobias and Ryan. She is a muse, a faerie sweet-heart. She inspires artists and musicians in exchange for their love and their souls.
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Theo and Wren



WIPs, illustrations for a story. Wren is a radish, a rapun, hence the hair.
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