Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So...haven't done one of these in a while...

It's a comic based on one of my little life moments. One day, I finally plucked up the courage to ask a guy out for the first time. Of all the crushes I've had never, never have I ever expressed my interest in the other party. And asking this guy seemed especially nerve wracking because he's a friend. I generally don't get to make friends often so was quite worried I'd ruin us. But he was cool about it, completely nice when he told me he had a girlfriend already (I got super bug-eyed and apologized repeatedly for asking him out), and we are still friends. And we have a funny little comic about it because I was literally this ridiculous when I asked him out. 

Also, this is how I look now. Grown out hair and contacts. Hmm...maybe not that cute, but you get the idea I bet.

Also, COLOR!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This year's batch of Christmas gifts

So, this year, inspired by the comic miniseries Marceline and the Scream Queens, in which Princess Bubblegum tags along with Marceline's band (the Scream Queens) on their crazy cool music tour across the land of Ooo. Hijinks ensue, people get emotional, there's a ghost, and it's a pretty fun comic (even if it doesn't quite measure up to the Adventure Time comics that spawned it). Special thanks to those who helped come up with venue names for the back of the shirts and to those who screen printed the images on to shirts for me. You know who you are, and so does god. 

le front

le back

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sketching On the GO! FINAL!!!

For the final installment of my series of Sketching On the Go posts we end in Portland, Oregon, good ol' USA. My cousin had come to visit from LA, so among other sites we took him to beautiful Multnomah Falls and the historic Pittock Mansion (both have fantastic views). 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


This, friends, is a sketch of a section of Trafalgar Square in London (link for info).  They have some nice monuments there, beautiful statues. It's also the area where the National Gallery is located (big painting museum, free too--except special exhibits). It's an amazing collection. Go if you can.

This is also the second to last post for my Sketching on the Go series. I'm going to have to go back to putting up other things. Maybe make some comic strips. Drawdrawdraw!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


This is the Tower Bridge, not to be confused with London Bridge. It was just after the Olympics, so the rings were still up at the time. Oddly enough, though everything was much pricier because of the Olympics, there were (according to a local) less tourists because of the rise in prices. Go figure.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


These are Big Ben clock tower and Parliament, London, England. If you look closely at Parliament you can see where Rober Downy Jr. jumped out through one of its windows and into the Thames River. 


I've been growing out my hair longer--much longer than in  my current profile picture. It's currently a little longer than this, since this sketch was done in the summer and we are now knees deep in autumn. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Slow Death

Here we go, a comic to go with a sketching on the go post.


I swear these will almost be done. I present to you random church clock tower and Buckingham Palace, London, England.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

So because of my mythology kick...

I made this! With the intent to turn into a neato postcard to send to art directors and what not to promote myself. Hisssssss. Medusssssssaaaaaaahh....


Le Eiffel Tower 

Le Arc du Triomphe

 Le Palais du Luxembourg 

Le can you tell I'm getting lazy with this? I'm pretty sure you've at least heard of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc du Triomphe, but just in case you haven't heard Luxembourg (because I know I hadn't before I had taken this trip), it houses French parliament. I think. It was pretty though. Too bad I ran out of time to ink it before I had to leave with my travel group.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did you know?

According to a friend who spends too much time on the internet, we got the word barbarian because people wanted to make fun of German invaders WAAAAAY back in ancienty kinds of times (I forget the time frame because this was told to me during vacation when my brain goes into sleep mode). Back then conquered peoples thought their conquerers' language sounded like this: "Bar bar bar bar. Bar bar? Bar bar bar. Bar."


The Parisian church addition!

Inside Notre Dame de Paris (again, wiki'ed that shiz for you so you can be reminded what the front looks like).

Inside Sainte Chapelle, a really pretty church close to Notre Dame. I swear it's 1/3 stained glass in there and the moste beautiful thing on a sunny day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SOTG5! Paris!

Sketches from Paris for the Sketching on the Go series from here on out, folks. This is of the Louvre. If you don't know what that is then there seriously is no helping you at all. PERIOD.

Look! The Leaning Tower people followed me on my trip!

Also, here's some type (it's a little janky). I was in a restroom in the airport in Milan (getting ready to go to Paris), and on the little diagram that explained the sink was automatic there was the usual picture showing you wave your hand in front of the sensor to activate it along with the label, electric mixer. Go figure.

Another Miscellaneous Item

So, like the fake dagger ad, I did one for Hattori Hanzo swords (from Kill Bill). It's just a sketch, but I think it would be pretty rad if I ever had the time to make it final. I don't know why I made it.

And also, because I feel bad just leaving you with the one thing, here's another:
Have fun with that one.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mythological Kick

So, while I was off running around in museums, I got on a mythological kick. So, here is Greek goddess of the hunt and wildlife, Artemis and goddess of just warfare, strategy, and general smarty-pants-ness, Athena.



I like how Artemis turned out better.


Went to Venice while in Italy too (look I Wikipedia'ed it for you)! A little bit of a questionable decision for me since I'm so prone to motion sickness and one of the major modes of transportation there is boat. Ugh.

Anyways, a church with people in front of it! The Basilica di San Marco. Would've drawn the Doge's Palace too if I hadn't been shooed away by security (because a lone Filipino girl drawing buildings is sooo threatening).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SOTG3!! and a comic!

Here's a normal afternoon! Location: Milan, Italy.

Other stuff I may have seen: stuff that belongs to someone dead! It was in a museum!

And after a long day of walking around the gritty streets of bustling city, I got inspired by Street Fighter.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sketching on the Go!! 2!!!

Sketches from the train to Pisa, Italy (you clicky to learn!). The ride was pretty uneventful, unless you count that red, lame looking dementor trying to sneak into our compartment. I don't know why this surprises me, but it does: Italy has way more corn growing in it than you'd ever expect.

sketch of Angelica and Jordan on train

Pisa itself was a cute little town--the same great looking architecture is in a lot of the city--but we all know why everyone goes to Pisa.

This is why. 

back view of cathedral, tower on left 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is actually a bell tower for a cathedral. All around it, there are tourists trying to take pictures of each other "propping" up the tower.

cathedral facade


I know there are only "Leaning Tower" people in front of the actual tower, but I couldn't resist putting them in where they don't belong.

So I was bored...

And I made a drawing for a fake ad for a dagger company (the world's finest dagger company).

Sketching on the Go!!

So, more travelling junk. I generally hate having to draw buildings and landscape, so I thought I'd force myself to draw a bunch of that while abroad. 

First stop on my Europe trip was Milan to visit some relatives. One of the land marks we visited was the Milan Cathedral (click this link for more info and a picture of the facade of the building). It's a really pretty building and there are tons of tourists and people selling stuff to tourists all around it. Anyways, I climbed up to the roof to draw the spires (old stairs are so scary when you don't like heights!), and later the interior of the church.

I'm so hipster I don't even use an old film camera...I draw shit. Anyways, more travel stuff later--it was either stagger out the posts or make one really long ass entry.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


So if you haven't heard of it yet, there's this thing called the Super-Dictionary that DC had put out way back--click this link to a Cracked article that tells you all the hilarious details. Anyways, the panels they show from it are amazing, like, have-me-on-the-floor-laughing amazing. And I just couldn't resist making this.

definition for 'ajar' courtesy of
and my little tribute to the Super-Dictionary.

The Pronunciation of Samurai

There's a whole lot of nothing to do when you're on a plane and none of the inflight movies interest you.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Adventure Time! Kenneth's Birthday Edition!

So, it was my cousin's 21st birthday recently, and he loves the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time (by the way there are Adventure Time comics and they are super fun). Since I'm always in a state of flat out broke (basically), I used my art skills to make an Adventure Time comic with his face in it. See if you can spot it. Also, my sister came up with the idea for it, I just made the characters speak words and do things. Obviously, I have no rights to the Adventure Time characters, they belong to Cartoon Network and whoever. Blah blah blah. Oh my glob, you guys. Geez.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More From Travelling With Nicole!!!

So, it's mid-flight and I really need to go to the bathroom and there is a long and awkwardly set up line waiting along that cramped aisle between the rows of airplane seats. I see a set of bathrooms with NO line (and I really needed to go) so I tottle my way over there (tottle because I can't walk too normal after sitting in the same position for five hours doing nothing). Before I can even touch the door, a stewardess goes and tells me: "There are two lavatories in the back for general passengers, hun." Externally I say "Oh. Okay." But internally I am screaming "FUCK YOU!" I didn't see their special "no poor people" curtain--it was pulled back. Also, I hate when people call me hun. Also, it should be noted that I really had to go.

Also, of course the flight is really long from Portland, Oregon to New York City. And of course, I'm next to a baby.