Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sketch studies


Some studies of teen girls. The way each one stands with what
they're wearing says something about their personality.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Moon

This is a poem I did in my sketch book some time ago, decided to complete
it with markers, it's much softer with the quiet tone of the words.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Plant, life


There's a kind of mystery being surrounded by plants. They begin to look like
something else if you stare at them long enough, till it feels like they're floating.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I've just...

Saw this girl talking on her phone. Sketched her from memory.

Undiscovered Connections

The thing I've learnt about writing and working on different projects at the same time is that stories and themes do overlap. I've always been fascinated with that part of writing when a story or theme return in various ways and it leaves me wondering why it returned.

In 2012, I began a weekly diary comic talking about my daydreams, my frustrations, my revelations and transitions, trying to sort out every question I was asking myself. The diary comic also gave me an outlet to talk about the everyday emotions tied into the production of work as an artist. These emotions are at its highest when just starting out to make a mark in whatever chosen profession. But the journey is never clear or written in predictable steps and there are many distractions that cloud the process of knowing oneself. 



For my final year project at CCS, I created the first chapter (24 pages) of a comic called Waiting for Marissa, about a girl in her twenties having issues with her boyfriend. The entire story was her narrating about her regrets, their arguments and the expectations from others for the relationship. Although the main character, Marissa, wasn't an artist in the story, writing about a girl in her twenties lingered with me.



              

So in 2013, when I began Undiscovered, my intention was to make it an extension of the diary comic over four panels instead of one. It soon became about the angst of a girl named Danielle who's in her twenties struggling with her doubts and fears of becoming an artist. She represents for me the things I want to talk about or sometimes the things I might be afraid to talk about but feel I need to say anyway. I really want her to be that voice who'll help someone in their own discovery, whether the reader is twenty-something or not. And right now I'm just really enjoying the space Danielle has given me to do that.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Hand Embroidery


I've always liked hand embroidery and when I began making books I wanted to add something unique to the covers. I normally did miniature designs which were quicker for me to do. I want to do more elaborate designs. I bought two books on embroidery so I could teach myself the techniques of this craft. These journals I did around 2009, the pink one was done for someone and the green one I did for myself.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ostrich friend

This is from my sketch book, the ostrich I inked first then I added the plants and the girl
to make a story. I like comics and children's illustration they're both fun to do!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Journal


I keep track of my  observations, goals and dreams in this handmade book.
I just felt like inking images on the covers, maybe as inspiration or a reminder
that my stories can take me anywhere.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New things


New sketches I did recently. I like drawing different people
there's always a story behind each expression.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Danielle


This is a quick sketch I did of Danielle, the main character from my daily comic, Undiscovered
In some ways I'm her a little and in other ways she's also just Danielle. As she grows in the strip
becoming more aware of herself I like drawing her to see where she'll take me.

Friday, April 4, 2014

New handmade book!


Another yummy sketch book I made, cover design drawn with markers.
Can't wait to start drawing!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Selena the Writer


The continuation of the stories for The Diaries of the Travelling Women. This is a
project I started last year and I'm beginning to feel more sure about it now.
I hope you enjoy reading Selena the Writer.