May 25th, 2014
and heres an Ashley
dont smoke kids

and heres an Ashley

dont smoke kids

I had a bunch of col-erase pencils that I sort of stockpiled and stopped using, so when I started this sketchbook I decided to use them up. When I wanted to colour something I just sort of coloured over them.
So if you see coloured lines that aren’t supposed to be there, thats why.
Oh and this is Alice, Ashley’s mom

I had a bunch of col-erase pencils that I sort of stockpiled and stopped using, so when I started this sketchbook I decided to use them up. When I wanted to colour something I just sort of coloured over them.

So if you see coloured lines that aren’t supposed to be there, thats why.

Oh and this is Alice, Ashley’s mom

May 21st, 2014
Another thing I thought of doing was giving Daimon a haircut
I have to admit, I’m leaning pretty strong with this one, at this point I’m mostly trying to decide if I want to just completely change his design or if I want to wait until the end of Book 3 to change it, or if I want to fenangle some in-story reason for him to cut his hair, which might be funny.
But yeah I think I’m pretty set on this one, the shorter hair really brings out a lot of parts of his design that were kind of already there but getting toned down too much - like his weird lanky tallness and big shoulders - but honestly I could talk forever about body types and actually drawing the body types I have in mind, but I’ll save that discussion for pics and characters that illustrate it a bit better

Another thing I thought of doing was giving Daimon a haircut

I have to admit, I’m leaning pretty strong with this one, at this point I’m mostly trying to decide if I want to just completely change his design or if I want to wait until the end of Book 3 to change it, or if I want to fenangle some in-story reason for him to cut his hair, which might be funny.

But yeah I think I’m pretty set on this one, the shorter hair really brings out a lot of parts of his design that were kind of already there but getting toned down too much - like his weird lanky tallness and big shoulders - but honestly I could talk forever about body types and actually drawing the body types I have in mind, but I’ll save that discussion for pics and characters that illustrate it a bit better

I’m actually in the process of redesigning p much all of my characters - I haven’t really done a major overhaul since like 2009, even when I began the comic I was mostly working from old ideas that I originally had in like, my high school anime phase
so a lot of these sketches are explorations of new ideas, and even a lot of the coloured ones are kind of experiments - like this one here, where I mostly wanted to see what Ashley would look like in a black leather jacket instead of a blue jean jacket
For the longest time I had this idea that Ashley would never wear black - so that she would contrast completely with Daimon, who never wears colour. But leather jackets are badass, and the Canadian tuxedo look is really just too much blue and too much jean - just like real life.

I’m actually in the process of redesigning p much all of my characters - I haven’t really done a major overhaul since like 2009, even when I began the comic I was mostly working from old ideas that I originally had in like, my high school anime phase

so a lot of these sketches are explorations of new ideas, and even a lot of the coloured ones are kind of experiments - like this one here, where I mostly wanted to see what Ashley would look like in a black leather jacket instead of a blue jean jacket

For the longest time I had this idea that Ashley would never wear black - so that she would contrast completely with Daimon, who never wears colour. But leather jackets are badass, and the Canadian tuxedo look is really just too much blue and too much jean - just like real life.

I promised that one day there would be sketches and today I finally scanned my old sketchbook
and I’m actually nearly finished my current sketchbook so hopefully I won’t procrastinate scanning it
although I’m beginning to wonder if my scanner can even handle that kind of workload anymore, it is incredibly old (in scanner years, I think I bought it in 2008) and it actually broke down and had to be restarted twice while I scanned all this stuff, lol
so hopefully thats also an excuse for how terrible and messy these look

I promised that one day there would be sketches and today I finally scanned my old sketchbook

and I’m actually nearly finished my current sketchbook so hopefully I won’t procrastinate scanning it

although I’m beginning to wonder if my scanner can even handle that kind of workload anymore, it is incredibly old (in scanner years, I think I bought it in 2008) and it actually broke down and had to be restarted twice while I scanned all this stuff, lol

so hopefully thats also an excuse for how terrible and messy these look

January 25th, 2014

oh! I should also mention

I have three other blogs on tumblr that I still post on a lot so you can also follow those:

there’s my personal blog, which is mostly a lot of random stuff I like and doesn’t really have a theme but sometimes I make comments?

I also have whats supposed to be my inspiration blog, but its mostly just spookyshit. I should warn about possibly disturbing images? Sometimes I post gore.

And I have my cute shit blog

yoooo heres whats happening

Ok so basically this is what’s happening right now:

Its been 2014 for a while now, but I decided that this year I’m not gonna be trying to balance several projects at once anymore. I did that all through college and you know that wasn’t so bad because it was like experimenting, but I’m done school now and I guess I’m supposed to decide on what I’m actually gonna do with my life.

So right now I’m working on a novel. I’ve been working on this novel for a really really really long time, I keep going back and changing stuff and every once and a while I drop it and try to write another novel or something. But out of all my projects it’s the closest to being done, so I decided I should focus on that first. Just that, and nothing else.

So the webcomic is on hiatus again, for an indeterminate time. Once I’m finished the novel it’ll be my second thing to get done. I really, REALLY wanted to get this last part done, but I just couldn’t. I tried! I really did.

But I’m working a lot right now, up until recently I was working two jobs. I’m not now, this is actually the first lull I’ve had since like, September, and I’m using it to take some time to go and see my family for a week. I haven’t seen them since the summer, it’s actually the longest I’ve gone without seeing them, it’ll be so nice to pet my cat again…

ANYWAY

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE IS

I’m still gonna be posting drawings and art, I don’t have a lot of time to do nice, finished pictures right now but I still sketch a lot so I’m going to post more of those. I don’t usually like posting sketches but I feel really terrible about the lack of activity so I figure something is better than nothing?

If you like reading my writing you should totally follow me on Twitter or on Facebook (they’re the exact same feed so it doesn’t matter which one), I post a lot of stuff there and sometimes I’m funny (????).

I feel really terrible about all this, I want those of you who are reading to know I appreciate you guys following more than anything, I really do. I love making comics and I am NOT STOPPING, I just need to focus on one thing at a time, so I can make the best stuff possible.

I think things are going pretty good, and I’m happy right now. I like where I am and what I’m doing, my job is pretty okay, nothing to complain about. Writing this novel feels good.

And if you want to talk or ask questions or whatever feel free, or even if you want to bitch at me for hiatusing this shit again go ahead, I’ll totes listen.

November 24th, 2013
No update today guys. Sorry! I’ve been working a lot this week and I don’t have the pages finished quite yet. I promise I’ll have them up as soon as I can!
In exchange, have this.
it’s a thing.

No update today guys. Sorry! I’ve been working a lot this week and I don’t have the pages finished quite yet. I promise I’ll have them up as soon as I can!

In exchange, have this.

it’s a thing.

November 21st, 2013
And this is the cardigan she’s wearing in the below pic, which she might wear in the future. I dumbed down the design a bit to make it easier to draw. It’s the Dita Von Teese cardigan by Wheels and Dollbaby, and damn do I want one too.

And this is the cardigan she’s wearing in the below pic, which she might wear in the future. I dumbed down the design a bit to make it easier to draw. It’s the Dita Von Teese cardigan by Wheels and Dollbaby, and damn do I want one too.

This is the jacket I based Lilith jacket on, the one she’s wearing in the below pic, and at the end of Part 3 of Book 2. It’s made by Ernte fashion systems, and is apparently one of a kind and super rare and expensive.

This is the jacket I based Lilith jacket on, the one she’s wearing in the below pic, and at the end of Part 3 of Book 2. It’s made by Ernte fashion systems, and is apparently one of a kind and super rare and expensive.