16 4 / 2014

kalidraws:

You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?  I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!
I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

kalidraws:

You guys have all heard of Lumberjanes by now, right?
I’m happy to say that my exclusive cover for Lumberjanes #1 is for sale at Challengers Comics in Chicago (my hometown!) coinciding with Noelle's signing there this past weekend. I think the whole Lumberjanes crew is ace and I'm excited to have contributed to such a girl-positive comics series, drawn and written by awesome ladies!

I’ve been watching a lot of River Monsters and I really liked the idea of setting the Lumberjanes off on a canoeing adventure with an unexpected catch. I’ve since been informed that the canoe I drew totally looks like a vagina. It was unintentional, but I’m more than ok with that! By ladies for ladies, amirite??

14 4 / 2014

Too soon?

10 4 / 2014

Thank you for all of your help, folks! I feel much better about this illustration now, and pretty much every single one of your suggestions helped out. TEAMWORK HIGH FIVE!
I now look forward to working on this again, instead of wanting to throw it out the window, so yay! :D It won’t be finished for LineworkNW obviously, but it should be ready for Rose City Comic Con. 

Thank you for all of your help, folks! I feel much better about this illustration now, and pretty much every single one of your suggestions helped out. TEAMWORK HIGH FIVE!

I now look forward to working on this again, instead of wanting to throw it out the window, so yay! :D It won’t be finished for LineworkNW obviously, but it should be ready for Rose City Comic Con. 

09 4 / 2014

Alright, who’s going to make the Lumberjanes “Fox Fight Jams!” mix on 8tracks? I demand a link.

EDIT: 

FOUND ONE

http://8tracks.com/lumberjane/fox-fight-jams-by-april

09 4 / 2014

Okay, critique/suggestion request time. 
I’ve been messing with this thumbnail/sketch for a while (had originally planned to have it for LineworkNW but … ugh) and it’s driving me bonkers. I guess I’m stuck on whether or not I should just  abandon it all together and go for a completely different composition, or if there’s some way it can be salvaged. 
(FYI, those weird blobs on the road are supposed to be light patches I had planned for sun coming through the overhead tree canopy)
I can’t nail down what’s been bothering me about it. Something just feels OFF.
Anyone have suggestions?

Okay, critique/suggestion request time. 

I’ve been messing with this thumbnail/sketch for a while (had originally planned to have it for LineworkNW but … ugh) and it’s driving me bonkers. I guess I’m stuck on whether or not I should just  abandon it all together and go for a completely different composition, or if there’s some way it can be salvaged. 

(FYI, those weird blobs on the road are supposed to be light patches I had planned for sun coming through the overhead tree canopy)

I can’t nail down what’s been bothering me about it. Something just feels OFF.

Anyone have suggestions?

08 4 / 2014

On the corner of SE 12th and Stark, Portland, Oregon. 

On the corner of SE 12th and Stark, Portland, Oregon. 

02 4 / 2014

POKEMON CHAMPIONSONA, ACTIVATE. 

My Championsona rescues ghost-type Pokemon that get displaced when abandoned buildings are build-dozed for new developments, and brings them to her haunted island amusement park/sanctuary. 

You heard me. 

HAUNTED AMUSEMENT PARK. ON AN ISLAND. 

01 4 / 2014

Anonymous asked: hello! sorry to bother you, but I've been wanting to get into comics. I read the new Ms. Marvel (I loved it!) , and I was wondering- do you have any recommendations?

Awesome! That’s great, I’m really glad you liked it! :D

Well, if you liked the art, the artist Adrian Alphona co-created and worked on the series Runaways. I would highly recommend it. It’s actually the series that got me interested in comics as a young adult, myself. 

Since you liked Ms. MarvelCaptain Marvel is a good bet too. A new series just started in March so it should be easy to find and get into.

My best suggestion though (since I don’t know what your tastes might be) would be to go back to and/or find a friendly comic book shop (this link is a good starting point) and ask them for suggestions based on what you already like. 

30 3 / 2014

oxboxer:

oxboxer:

so like in between all the other “draw yourself as x” memes

WHY IS THERE NO “DRAW YOURSELF AS THE POKEMON CHAMPION” MEME

You guys it’s literally the best thing you can draw yourself as, because you get to be a DOUBLE BADASS. Not only are you the best trainer, you’re also the best at some other thing, like yo for real:

Blue: Overachieving Min-Max Asshole
Lance: Dragon Whisperer Superhero
Steven: Just Obscenely Rich
Cynthia: Master All-Black Wardrobe Owner
Iris: Monster Space Princess
Diantha: Actual Movie Star

Cool stuff: Looker and Banette and SPIES. Smash em together and you get CHAMPION OX, boss of the International Pokemans Police!!!

Be the overpowered jerk you always dreamed of! Pokemon!!!

i am extremely serious about this, people

TOTALLY DOING THIS. AAH. 

27 3 / 2014

I may have been bored at the end of the day today. 

I may have been bored at the end of the day today. 

20 3 / 2014

So… uh… my cousin Tim’s Emu, Lucy, has escaped. If you live in/near Nanaimo BC keep an eye out for him, please. 

20 3 / 2014

20 3 / 2014

lynntattoos:

I’m excited.

lynntattoos:

I’m excited.

20 3 / 2014

lynntattoos:

Tomorrow’s tattoo #nouveau #tattoo #art #design #tattooart #tattoodesign #bikegoddess #linework #lillies #biketattoo #cyclist #nouveautattoo #lynnhessel #timelesstattoo #timelesstattoopdx #pdx #pdxart #pdxartists #pdxtattoos #pdxtattooers #bodyart #bodymod #sketch #femalefigure

lynntattoos:

Tomorrow’s tattoo #nouveau #tattoo #art #design #tattooart #tattoodesign #bikegoddess #linework #lillies #biketattoo #cyclist #nouveautattoo #lynnhessel #timelesstattoo #timelesstattoopdx #pdx #pdxart #pdxartists #pdxtattoos #pdxtattooers #bodyart #bodymod #sketch #femalefigure

19 3 / 2014

Got bummed out, so I drew some Gastly. 

Got bummed out, so I drew some Gastly.