I’m back from Fanime! Thanks so much to those of you who came by my artist alley table or supported me through the weekend, I had such a great time and it was really nice to see everyone.

I’ll post more photos and details later on my website, but I wanted to show you this awesome photo of my Rapunzel costume by Joseph Chi Lin! I was so happy to be able to shoot with him this weekend for the first time! I really enjoyed dressing up like Rapunzel again, too… I added more details to the skirt and I finished the wig, but really there’s just something about that costume that make everything seem a bit more rosey. I think this might be my new favorite color for a while. You can see more about how I made my Rapunzel costume and wig here.

Hope everyone stateside had a great holiday.

Like practically everyone else, I found Princess Beatrice’s hat (and really 90% of the hats in the Royal Wedding) to be amazingly bad… which, me being me, meant that I had to make a ridiculous big hat.  I got a hat at Goodwill for $2 and my friend Crystal and I decorated our hats with silk flowers and such we had laying around.  Then we met up with Michelle for tea and Huntington Gardens.

Perhaps most amusing was that there was a large group of ladies at the tea place at the same time as us, all with huge ridiculous hats. I suppose we’ll never know how serious they were about their hats.  Though… I did not-so-secretly have a lot of fun making mine and wish I could get paid thousands of dollars to trim hats royalty and old ladies.


Recorded a COPIC marker tutorial while I was coloring this Sailor Moon image I drew below! Hope you enjoy!

A few Q&A about this method:
I’m using COPIC SKETCH markers, Prismacolor white pencil and white Sakura gellyroll pen. Paper used is just basic cheap copy paper (which intentionally bleeds a lot).

The reason I don’t color directly on the original artwork is because if you color directly onto pencil, the pencil will bleed black into the marker color.

I don’t ink on a separate page because I like the look of the pencil lines, and I also find that doing the final line on a separate page looses some of the energy of the original rough sketch. Also, by keeping the lineart separate, I can modify the colors of it in photoshop if I want (like some lines can be blue, etc…)