Monday, March 29, 2010

And Windy has stormy eyes

Working away on my thesis! Chapter 2 thumbnails are done:

Chapter 2 is one and a half times as long as chapter 1, so I am very nervous about meeting my deadline (and leaving time for the PAPER part of the thesis). I have to turn in my thesis May 5, and present May 12, so the next 5 weeks will be all about drawing these pages and writing a very important paper.

My dove is home


I said that I would make my minis available online for those of you unable to come to Stumptown or Emerald City, and now they are all in my Etsy store! :D

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let it come true right now

I added Over the Surface, Between Gears, and The Legend of Larsha to my Etsy store, which means that all 4 new 2010 minis are now available online! :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

How do you think that I survived the other 25 before you?

Here's a Delilah I whipped out at sketch group last week:

This is without a doubt the SURLIEST face I have ever drawn. :P Menstrual cramps...?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tonight I'll have a look

I had one wonderful visitor at Emerald City buy ALL 6 of my con sketches (thank you!!!), but I took home one half finished con sketch, and this is the final version of it.

I think I will work at a larger format and charge more for sketches at Stumptown. I'd like to do a better job on fewer drawings.

We can't rewind, we've gone too far

"What blog are you most excited about right now, Tally?"

Um, that would be Angie Wang's new fashion blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8DDDD

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm walking on sunshine

I had SOOOOOOO much fun in Seattle at ECCC this weekend! I will decompress and post in more detail on it later, but basically it was a great show, the people I hung out with made it really fun, and I am already excited to go back next year.

Also, another Parks and Recreation portrait for April!

Parks and Rec - April 2 by ~Tallychyck on deviantART

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It ought to make you proud

So, Maya Angelou is amazing. I didn't have any idea, but these two poems are enough to convince me:

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Honey, can I stay with you?

Today's Parks and Rec character: Tom Haverford!

Parks and Rec - Tom Haverford by ~Tallychyck on deviantART

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My love I am the speed of sound

Here's a preview of page 12 of Over the Surface, which I actually managed to finish a day ahead of the schedule that I set on Sunday!

Today I will attempt to draw page 13 from start to finish. My boyfriend is taking me to a party Friday and my family is visiting on Saturday, so it would be nice to stay well ahead of schedule and enjoy myself when I'm with them.

I am so excited for Seattle, you guys. Omgsh. Once the stressful preparations are over, I am going to be like a kid on Christmas morning.