Friday, April 16, 2021

Addicted lately?

My favorite thing to watch right now is

IMR Scary Tales YouTube Channel

I've almost watched or listened to them all but now I'm super paranoid.  Garbage- Paranoid.youtube There's lots of channels that seems to be reposting or using this animation style cause here's another ?

Martin Animation YouTube Channel 

Search YouTube: redditreads or askreddit those videos are super good too! it's usually a microsoft voice reading it but it's enjoyable

 Also some comic artist memes that I've collected that are hilarious



 OMG THE LAST ONE IS TOO MUCH! this is my life! LOL It's true the projects that I've spend little time on have done better than anything I've invested a lot of time on.

Me: in a corner thinking, WHY?!?!?! HOW?!?!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

myers -brigg personality test!?

I've taken this test over my life time a couple times and I've gotten different results. I think it's cause the test provider has changed and there are variations on the questions, as well as I have changed.

Here's some of my results:

ENFP Champion - 25 year old me

ENTP Inventor / INTP Thinker - 35 year old I took the test twice on two different platforms to see if i could get same results

Here's a links to the free tests used if you want to try it yourself! :D

www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

www.truity.com/test/type-finder-personality-test-new

What does this mean!? I was thinking about it cause I've noticed a lot of artist community putting their personality type into their bio. I'm not really sure how accurate it is, it's a fun time killer? It might have some insight into a person? I'm on the fence.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

creepy cool dream

 I dreamed, about a realtor who was trying to sell this large house. The house had been abandoned by the previous owner it was a giant mansion with many levels, each level was huge and contained many rooms but the strange thing about the house was that the floors in the house only went down into the earth. There was an elevator that would judge those who stepped inside and if it deemed you a bad person it would drop you down into the deeper floors if you were a good person it would send you down a couple floors and operate like a normal elevator. The elevator didn't go up the only way to get back to the main floor and out the door was to go up the stairs. The house made it difficult for you to find the doors that led to the stairs the further you went down the harder it was to get up. The lower floors were in more disarray than the floors closer to the top. Some floors were dusty and had broken furniture but the deeper you went the the levels where burnt, rotting, molding, dark, and falling apart. I remember one floor had a hole in the floor in front of the door that led to the staircase. Skeletal remains could be found of people who weren't able to escape could be found in the deeper layers. The realtor never went downstairs she stayed on the top floor and let the buyers explore the house but many of them didn't come back. The outside the house looked like cold war bunker home from the 60s. It was very mid century mod and geometric not your classic Victorian haunted house. The only spirits that were inside the house were the houses victims, the house itself was an evil entity.

I really like this dream i should make this into a mini horror comic. :O

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sketchbook Tour june to aug 2020

 Super special thanks to Debra for gifting these Nightmare Before Christmas sketchbooks! Such a thoughtful and useful gift! <3 

**FULL Sketchbook (100 PG) June - Aug 2020 PDF**

NOTE: Some of my sketches are PG-13, What can I say you; if you draw, you want to draw everything.
Here's some of my favorite pages as a preview :D  ENJOY!

I've been thinking about creating a new pen name to make comics or art under, but not sure how secret or how to section off myself into a new username? Might be AFK for the month of March so I thought I would leave my blog on a good note with lots of sketches for you to chew on.  

ELECTRA ALBUM

this song is so sad
this video is very silly, SUPER 80's! she's like a female Wierd Al
Since school shootings are a problem now :( this song would've never made it today
Daft punk sample off this song for ROBOT ROCK but this song is better  
I really like the first soundtrack for Naruto! IT GETS ME PUMPED LOL
 

TIME FOR ME TO FIND MY POKEMON CARDS and check out haaha!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Toys

 Strawberry shortcake! :D

She's so cute, I wanted her to look like the vintage doll but with my own flair. I like the original artwork for Strawberry Shortcake the best but I enjoy some of the remakes / redesigns too. While drawing I had the temptation to buy another doll for a display piece. I use to have one as a kid. They aren't too bad on ebay BUT DO I REALLY NEED IT!?!?!?!

I did buy a new my little pony, when you are bored you sometimes wander into online shopping! Dangerous place! I bought two off ebay and when they came in the mail my kid insisted one was for him. Luckily one was 10$ (the one I really wanted Sweet Pop, a twinkle eye) and the other 5$ so I begrudgingly gave him the cheaper one a unicorn to have and play with even tho I don't have it in my collection. *SIGH* it was hard cause I've already witnessed that kid destroy toys. 

I was always particular about my toys even as kid, one memory especially sticks out was with a littlest pet shop dalmatian set. I had lost the brush, in the brush there was a magnet that would make the dog wag it's tail. I was so upset just bawling my eyes out cause the set was ruined and my poor parents were besides themselves. My dad joked that he was going to have to take me to the loony bin after that tantrum. I think I was 8? ANYWAY I don't own any littlest pet shops anymore I sold my collection to some person for 250$ on a littlest pet shop forum! I do still have pictures of it on my toy collecting blog. I suppose that's all I need now. LPS toy collection pictures

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Social Media Detox

I'm trying the social media detox, after I made that last post, I rage quit Instagram and Twitter removing it from my phone. I just spend too much time checking it multiple times of the day to look at updates and other creators artwork. It's getting a little out of hand. I'm having a hard time focusing on my life, family, and my artwork . Instagram can make you compare yourself to others which can really bring you down. :(

 I'm at a point in life, where I've just seen SO MUCH art that it's starting be repetitive. Mind you that has come at a cost to me, my time. Social media use to be beneficial to spend time doing research and looking outward but now I think it's just taking away my time to be doing things and affecting my attention span.

It is kinda like addiction or a bad habit, I feel like I'm quitting smoking or something. I keep wanting to go on my phone to surf but I have to pull myself away from it and try to form a new better habit. I'm  allowing myself to have access to Instagram and twitter on my computer but I have to limit my use or else I'll have to cut myself off from that.

I'm sorry to the all the artists and people I love! I can't support you with my likes or retweets. I have to tap out. I'm still experimenting what the effects are on my online presence but I don't think it will be that much. So let's see. 

I did work on hourly comic day I just didn't finish it, It's a short comic about Ina and Talo origin story. I decided I wanted to spend some time to color it. here's a preview pg 2 :D

The Annoying Millennial Trope, Explained.youtube


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Status check

I've been laying low cause I'm burned out. I don't know what project to work on at the moment lots of ideas but no pull in a direction. I was kinda thinking of doing some non comic art for a while, I feel like I need something different in my life. I was thinking about doing some sewing, photography, or sculpting?? 

I was really ready to hit the gas on another comic but I'm just stuttering with lack of get up and go. *sob* I have ideas that are cool too!  I'll just think about it before I go to bed for now. Making comics is a big mountain to go up and down all by myself and I've been up the mountain a couples times now so maybe I'm a bit tired of the same sights. I'm no spring chicken over here, my comics don't have a big fan base or anything so all my comics come from me wanting to see them come alive. 

also thinking about deleting Instagram from my phone omg! I'm so distracted with it yet its just does nothing for me but consume me...maybe that would help free up some of my attention span and brain power to make something. ANYway wah wah sob sob on your shoulder!.....what else is new?!

I reformatted Poopie Witch for Webtoons! TADA!!! lol I did something~!

Read Poopie Witch on Webtoons 

Baby steps!! 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

1st post of 2021!

Happy new years everyone! Here's hoping 2021 will be a good year! I thought I would start with a  sketchbook tour. Yes, it's from last year but oh well :D ENJOY!

** FULL Sketchbook PDF (106 PGS) Feburary to August 2020 **

Here's some of my favorite pages as highlights! 

Friday, December 25, 2020

Silverhoof

Happy holidays 🎄 for you the tale of Silverhoof!
Please check it out! Enjoy!

I found this tale while reading Russian folk tales and felt really inspired to draw Silverhoof. To me the story has a Christmas vibe but also is a variation of an unicorn. The original story was written by Pavel Bazhov in 1938. I wanted to work in a very different style and I think it came out great! I used the Ipad to create this with the digital pen by Adrawpen and the program Sketches by Tayasui
Since my Ipad is so old i couldn't get procreate but this program by tayasui is pretty good! 
 
TO DO LIST: start a webcomic project: Lvl 1 Reader 
 
I can post all the children's books and kids comics I've made here and make some new content like hide n seek images, how to draw, kids activities ideas, silly rhyming words shorts with some illustrations, vocabulary? maybe some teaching tools with beginner words,  comic read recommendations, and possibly post my son's drawings comics that he's made. He made a really cute one about 3 ducks! :D I think this could be fun to assemble.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Reading is cool!

Amy has published her novel
Scivias on Webnovel (mobile link)  Rated R
Scivias is set in 1600's about a young girl named Realm, who lands a job as a scully maid working for a wealthy lord. This starts a series of events that causes her life to spiral out of control. Pulled between her master's infatuation with the occult, romance, and obedience. Realm struggles to find happiness and return to a simpler time. 

I'm so proud of her! :D Please read & share it! <3

Got my kid (who is 5 years old) Dog Man A tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey, I was really surprised how much we enjoyed it. He already enjoys comics, Garfield books was the only thing he asked Santa for Christmas! I'm going to brag because he is a good reader. He started reading sometime around 4 and enjoys reading! He also can read much better than I could at his age.  ANYWAY  I bought this comic cause I've seen it on best seller lists and been interested to see what it's about. Now, I can see why kids love it, the art is colorful and child like; the characters are funny. I really liked how the artist included a "Flip o-Rama" basically an animation flip technique to "animate" certain scenes in the book. COOL! I need to try adding this to one of my projects!

Shambhavi by Shunti Chaha on Webtoons This webcomic is a gem among pebbles! I really enjoyed the art and the story seems very authentic day in the life of an Indian woman. READ IT :D

www.graphitecomics.com/ another comic reading service, app and desktop friendly. I think it looks promising and could rival Tapas or Webtoon

Currently working on illustrating a short Christmas tale hoping I can finish it in time to post on Christmas!! WHICH by the way! I got a free light up white tree by the curb! as they say, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

 Hahaha! I've never owned a Christmas tree but this year feels extra festive! The fake tree is in great shape with box and everything I think someone threw it out cause they wanted a different color! I decorated it with toys and earrings hehehe cause why not! 

TILL NEXT TIME TA-TA! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hauntology

The Cultural Significance of Cyberpunk by CCK Philosophy.youtube 

This is the not the first time these ideas have come across my dashboard, I saw some post on Tumblr one time someone complaining how our ideas of the future hasn't changed since the 80's that was the first seed for me. These videos in this detail was a heavy anvil smashing my little brain. I love cyberpunk, but as a sit down to attempt to work on another graphic novel, Superhero (name subject to change) not only am I having a hard time fixing the plot holes of 2017 Michelle. The comic has clear cyberpunk influences, I have to try harder to not rehash ideas for this I should try to contribute to  image of a new future or at least make an attempt.  

 Mark Fisher : The Slow Cancellation Of The Future.youtube 

"is this trend of nostalgia an accident? or are part of a culture because of the condition we have found our self in, where we can only find appeal in pre-established cultural modes, repetition, in rehashes, in caging ourselves in the safety of the familiar. The correlate of the future that will not arrive, is a past that wont disappear, past cultural forms that will not let us move on, are like the ruins of the video game Worlds, in the 90's this was a popular online multiple player game but over the years it would be completely abandoned, if Worlds was a material structure it would be falling into ruins, but it's digital nature prevents it from ever decaying a structure that cannot decay is a structure that cannot provide space for new structures. The eerie result is architecture that is clearly outdated but unchanging dragging behind the present, a world stuck in time for Fisher this is our world." 

quote from  Hauntology, Lost Futures and 80s Nostalgia by Jonas Čeika - CCK Philosophy.youtube 

This really got me cause Yes! I suffer from this but most of the time I'm living with this fact happily; that having access to my past in a clear form is a good thing but now I'm not so sure. As I reopen the files to edit, jump back into old ideas. Earlier this year, my Sister was complaining to me that I may have outgrown my script and characters and I should move on and make something new but I am attached to it and want to finish it. It's a curse really. But when I'm in the process of gutting it, to retool it, simplify it. WILL IT EVEN BE THE SAME!?!??! HOW CAN I SHED MY PAST? FML!

I play a long game so don't get too excited. I have to overthink everything first ok, thanks :D


ALSO THIS!!!!~
 

Also in other comic news! Smack Jeeves is closing it's doors wow! I'm shocked!
Smack Jeeves notice to users  It looks like they are turning into Pocket Comics app...

Friday, December 4, 2020

the strange ones are easy to remember

 Dreams

1. I dreamed, that humans were smuggled out of this world into alternative dimension and were being used as pets for a race of anthromorphic beings. The dream followed a group of humans as they entered this parallel world, a gorilla woman ushered them in a room where they could look up see hundreds of humans in single cell cages mounted on a tall wall all in different states of despair. One of the women from the group was selected by the gorilla woman to be her personal pet, since she was a smart older woman. The woman was forced to remove her clothes and sort through a box of folders that included writings by other humans, the gorilla was one of the organizers of the pound. The woman was reading and ordering the notes by date. As she read she became more disenchanted with her situation. The rest the group was sent on a tour by Jaguar who toured them through the facility he led them through the prisons where they kept all the bad humans who refused to cooperate it was grim, bloody, and cell of chained torture; surrounded by dead bodies. 


2. I dreamed, that a man was trying to learn the Geotia religion on his quests to understand he went through this forest, where everywhere he traveled the forest was covered in eyes. Eyeballs in the bark, on the leaves, amongst the rocks, inside of flowers and they were all looking at this traveler. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CTL on Webcomics App ~!


 Click Track Lolita was accepted to join Webcomics App! Check it out!  

So far the reception of the my comic has been really good! I'm very happy and feel very fortunate! Thanks to Webcomics App for placing it on the front page of their app on release! *_*

Webcomics App is a nice app for reading webcomics they have big collection of anime comics that they've created! It seems like they are interested in expanding scope to include independent web comic creators. I noticed they added some popular artists from other sites such as Lackadaisy by Tracey J Butler, Undefiled Wings by Spigarose, and Kitty Kitty Bang Bang by Evan Moe just to name a few. 

Super Special thanks to Spigarose of Undefiled Wings <3 I was able to message and interview them about Webcomics App before I signed up just to get a feel for how they treated their creators and Spigarose had nothing to say but good things about the Webcomics App

 A bonus to this app is that each comic has a Discussion board, where fans can post, connect, bond, and share fan works with each other; as well as creators can talk directly to their fans and post special art or notices! 

If you don't want to download the app no problem! They have a website you can read all their comics on from any computer or device which is also user friendly! 

https://www.webcomicsapp.com/