I’m taking a watercolor class to brush up (no pun intended) on old techniques and pick up some new ones. Always a process, never finished learning, amirite?
Crevé! | ink & watercolor on paper

I’m taking a watercolor class to brush up (no pun intended) on old techniques and pick up some new ones. Always a process, never finished learning, amirite?

Crevé! | ink & watercolor on paper

mikemanoart:

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, BLOODY MARY
My first entry for the Month of Fear art challenge, I sketched as I invoked her name. I’m also counting this as Inktober day 2!

Mano, this is gorgeous!

mikemanoart:

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, BLOODY MARY

My first entry for the Month of Fear art challenge, I sketched as I invoked her name. I’m also counting this as Inktober day 2!

Mano, this is gorgeous!

This is rad!

bloomsofnigeria:

A flower for Margret by Ellen T Crenshaw. http://etcillustration.com

I was invited to contribute to Blooms of Nigeria, a blog dedicated to the kidnapped Nigerian girls in hopes to call attention to each girl as an individual. The above is a shooting star hydrangea in honor of Margret.
From the blog: “Blooms of Nigeria is not a charity but if you would like to help, we highly recommend donating to organizations such as Girl Rising, which provides services to help provide education to girls all over the world. 
"Blooms of Nigeria is a collaborative art project organized and curated by illustrators Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton.”

bloomsofnigeria:

A flower for Margret by Ellen T Crenshaw. http://etcillustration.com

I was invited to contribute to Blooms of Nigeria, a blog dedicated to the kidnapped Nigerian girls in hopes to call attention to each girl as an individual. The above is a shooting star hydrangea in honor of Margret.

From the blog: “Blooms of Nigeria is not a charity but if you would like to help, we highly recommend donating to organizations such as Girl Rising, which provides services to help provide education to girls all over the world. 

"Blooms of Nigeria is a collaborative art project organized and curated by illustrators Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton.”

"Making a Case for Brown Ale," in which I reference 12 Angry Men.

"Making a Case for Brown Ale," in which I reference 12 Angry Men.

barbarabot:

a short + quick demo on how to print a saddle stitch booklet!

this is a work of FICTION and i don’t condone such irresponsible behavior, of course!! 

So fictional!

An excerpt from “The Death of Love,” a short story written by Stephen Cartisano and illustrated by me for the upcoming Hellbound V horror comics anthology (via River Bird Comics). The comic follows a predator and its prey, with healthy doses of violence, sex, revenge and douchebaggery.
The final book will be risograph (colors TBA), which is a first for my work so I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product! In the meantime, please enjoy a b/w version.

An excerpt from “The Death of Love,” a short story written by Stephen Cartisano and illustrated by me for the upcoming Hellbound V horror comics anthology (via River Bird Comics). The comic follows a predator and its prey, with healthy doses of violence, sex, revenge and douchebaggery.

The final book will be risograph (colors TBA), which is a first for my work so I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product! In the meantime, please enjoy a b/w version.

In other news, I’m working on another comic with writer Steven Cartisano for the last issue of Hellbound. Enjoy some process sketches!

In other news, I’m working on another comic with writer Steven Cartisano for the last issue of Hellbound. Enjoy some process sketches!

It’s quite the revelation when an illustrator discovers that she’s never, ever drawn a spaceship before.
This month’s BYOB required an epic spaceship battle, and being 100% ignorant of anything to do with spaceships except that they fly through space and carry the likes of Nathan Fillion and Chris Pratt I needed another perspective. Many thanks to my charming and talented husband, Matt Boehm, who had to show me what an airplane engine looked like and didn’t laugh at me.

It’s quite the revelation when an illustrator discovers that she’s never, ever drawn a spaceship before.

This month’s BYOB required an epic spaceship battle, and being 100% ignorant of anything to do with spaceships except that they fly through space and carry the likes of Nathan Fillion and Chris Pratt I needed another perspective. Many thanks to my charming and talented husband, Matt Boehm, who had to show me what an airplane engine looked like and didn’t laugh at me.

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Thank you, Jake. I, too, am made ignorant to most of racial prejudice by my whiteness. Too many crimes of hate are committed against people of color that I’ll never, ever experience or understand. That is my privilege in this country. And race IS hard to talk about, because it’s a delicate subject fraught with a history of suffering and shame.

We’re going to say some stupid things—me especially—as we learn how to talk about race with respect and honesty. But we can’t afford NOT to talk about it, not anymore. Our lives literally depend on it.