Hey folks! Hope you saw Futurama last night! It was one of the two that I Assistant Directed on this season! You can see a clip from it on CC here.

  San Diego Comic Con is coming up! AAAAAH! (July 21-24)

I’ll definitely be there from THURS-SUN, though there’s a chance I might be there on WED. Not sure yet.

There will be a Napoleon Dynamite panel as well as a Futurama panel! I know for sure the Napoleon one will be showing exclusive unseen footage! (part from one of my episodes actually!) Napoleon is at 2-3 on Thurs ROOM 7AB. Futurama is sometime on Saturday.

I’ll be sharing a booth this year again with Crystal (Haminal) and Derek (Marishi10) at G8, which is roughly in the 800 aisle section if I remember right! Please come see us! I’m going to have lots of stuff this year, including lots of prints and some of my previous sketchbooks.

But, I’m going to have some new stuff, too!  I got my 2011 books in this week and they look goooorgeous!
8.25″ × 10.75″, 40 pages, full color, perfect bound! This is the largest format book I’ve ever done. 😀 It’s almost like a mini-poster print book.

It contains my favorite full color fanart and original pieces from around 2009-2011 as well as all of my Kaguya-hime pieces…

… as well as several new ones that haven’t been posted online yet!

The first 100 books are numbered and signed by me with an original quick sketch in each one. If they sell well, I may do a on-demand reprinting (un-numbered, un-sketched, etc), but there’s no guarantee.

I’m also going to have some cute charms! You can use them as keychains and necklaces, etc. There about an inch, depending on the design. This is my first time doing charms like this, so I hope you’ll like them!

I’m not going to take any online sales for either until after San Diego Comic Con, likely mid August.

Thanks for your support! Please tell your friends, too!
I hope to see you at our booth!

The 11th Doctor (from Doctor Who) and the TARDIS (Idris) from my favorite episode of it’s season, The Doctor’s Wife by Neil Gaiman.

As usual, colored with COPIC markers and white Prismacolor pencil, drawn in graphite and composited with some minor editing in Photoshop.

You can also FAVE it on DA here.


You can see a few WIP images that I posted while working on it in my TWITTER.

Here are some Modern Disney Princesses designs I did for a never produced project!

A lot of work that we do in animation never sees the light of day. This is either because it’s preproduction artwork that gets honed into something else by the time the final image comes out, or because it’s a pitch or a pilot that never gets produced.  A couple years ago (?) Kevin Hanna contacted me about doing some modern Disney princesses outfit designs, the basic idea would be, if the characters were modern girls, what would they wear.  You can read more about the pitch and see some great concept work by Bengal and Becky Cloonan here on Kevin’s page.

Below are some Modern Disney Princesses outfit ideas I had for Cinderella, Ariel and Snow White. The characters of the girls were not exactly like the original princesses, just so you know. Anyway, I hope you enjoy seeing their outfits! I was inspired a lot by the Japanese fashion magazines I like to read like Kera and Cutie.

(Click on the images below to make them larger)

Modern Disney Princesses
Modern Disney Princesses

I’m hoping to get this 1780’s gown done for the Evening at the Petit Trianon event up in NorCal July 9th!

I started this gown in May 2010 at Burnley and Trowbridge’s class, so I’d really like to get it done for this event and for Costume College! I just need to finish the petticoat, trim it, and make accessories.  My previous two 18th century gowns have been from the earlier period, so I know even less about the 1780’s. What I’ve learned so far is that there was much less trim and frou-frou-ness on the gowns of this later period,… and there were much bigger hats. Some gowns weren’t trimmed at all which is a far cry from the trim-on-trim-on-trim of the earlier period.

I’d like to make a new set of half-bone stays… but I don’t think I have time. So I’ll leave off buttons for now and possibly refit this gown a bit later after I finish my new set of stays.

My fabric is a teal-magenta shot silk taffeta. This is how big a 20″ hat would be on my head.

After bugging my LJ friends, Kendra, Judy and Burnley and Trowbridge and obsessing over photos on the internet and my books for a while, I think this is what I’m going to do. (The only trouble is, I’m still torn between trimming with LACE and SELF-trimming. I think I’m going to go with self-trimming though (like in my drawing…) Hopefully I’m going in the right direction!

  • Big 20″ natural straw hat trimmed with light teal and magenta fabric bows and white fluffy feathers
  • Big fluffy teased-out wig with curled large ringlets down the back.
  • dress self-trimmed with a gathered-on-both-sides trim. Trimmed at collar, zone and sleeve ends. Trim similar to the blue-striped dress below.
  • self-ruffle somewhere on the petticoat
  • transparent white lace fichu/handkerchief.
  • pale blue sash/belt + large brooch.
  • white ribbon rose brooch at collar (ala The Duchess rust-colored drunken dress?)

Here’s some of my inspiration board below. (Thanks again to Kendra for sending me some of these!)

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Sort-of related, here’s a sketch I did of Marie-Laure from Kendra’s Vaux-le-Vicomte photo.