One of my resolutions this year was to take better care of myself and to take more short weekend trips to beautiful places! I did both of those more this year and that’s awesome! We even got to enjoy the Super Bloom in the poppy fields!

I did my first Kickstarter!

I dyed my hair an unnatural color for the first time (and loved it!).

I started making my first doll room! I made my first ita-bag.

I made another Victorian gown which we shot photos of in an awesome location (one of my favorite things to do!) I made my first faery costume, and cosplayed a dragon, Sophie and Wonder Woman!

Here’s some photos that remind me of what happened this year!

punk003-2

17523037_10154231868937032_4582801947966690643_n

sophie2 17884315_10154279193052032_5065870655315425144_n

 

18118451_10154319424212032_8786268143854414144_n  17904230_10154291269727032_5534304864191654907_n

batb00

18697974_10154400379747032_3421512461779328709_n

17951486_10154286570187032_481560424994882208_n

19598961_10154500865527032_5776952920426865164_n

19642578_10154496829392032_775080808991082266_n

20597522_10154602093562032_7505625639186512373_n

Photo below by Amanda Rynda

22089328_10155774062254294_3914450366628459161_n 22310634_10154760292882032_1679044830285528314_n

22046526_10154731569632032_7516955023608779180_n

22552705_10154781444732032_943142081922260840_n

22141001_10154738012122032_3548680634877946462_n

Photo below by Jason Nishi

22519328_10154764804887032_5675629480914146923_n  24068162_10154868001322032_6594903119575471288_n   25157999_10154900473967032_5769202166603739292_n  19105962_10154494023902032_5225842357051756241_n   17800045_10154270969517032_7272387963282038036_n

21687610_10154715556272032_152872126065597346_n

 

23659214_10154845212432032_5270001167913621838_n

23032472_10154801508032032_3393399830900205596_n-2

24068051_10154873025347032_1589997791188852883_n

25994802_10154928198397032_3778573315535109057_n

 

This year I mostly worked doing storyboards for Matt Groening’s new animated tv show, Disenchantment, which isn’t out yet, so I can’t show you anything! I feel like I got better at my shot selection and composition this year. I’ll keep working on it!

I sold at ECCC for the first time and it was great!

I did my first Kickstarter this year and it was successful! These pins were funded! (They are currently available in my etsy shop)

24796352_10154885282392032_9055795655381202889_n-2

I did several fun art shows this year for QPopShop, Meltdown Comics and 3Tarts.

I also did some fan art pieces for fun:

22687745_10154776420652032_5308166457576016521_n

And I did a lot of development drawings for a children’s book I’m working on for fun. (Here’s a few below from that.)

21766595_10154722703177032_2442351181343525891_n 22046595_10154722883732032_537373449356614425_n

22090129_10154724771047032_594556544577421732_n 22046707_10154724771037032_3274034588898113444_n22780416_10154783603787032_4420977585464774424_n

This year I worked really hard on storyboards for work! I worked on four shows this year, Camp WWE for Stoopid Buddy, and Clash-A-Rama, Disney’s Descendants Wicked World and Tarantula for Rough Draft Studios!  Clash, WWE and Tarantula all had really great acting tracts that I enjoyed doing poses for and Descendants was my first 3D storyboard job, so it was fun to learn how to do that! Also some of the episodes were almost entirely dancing which was challenging but really rewarding! You can see some videos of what I did here.

I did my first new book in a while, my Yokai Dream Coloring book! I also did two art shows this year, Catching Sakura and Spooky.

I tabled at Fanime and CTNX this year and attended Wondercon and ALA.

Next year I’d like to take a little better care of myself and continue to keep pushing to have time to do personal artwork projects!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from this year.

ny019 ny018

Below photo by Gilbert Chen.

ny017  ny015 ny014 ny013 ny012 ny011
Below photo by Gilbert Chen.

ny002

Below photo by Eron Rauch.

ny010 ny008 ny007

ny006 ny005 ny004

ny016ny003

ny009

I did a lot of storyboards this year that I can’t show yet but here’s a few favorite personal artworks I did this year.

My favorite was the Yokai Dream coloring book I did this year. Here’s a couple images from it below and you can see more of them on this page. I hope to do more with it in the coming year.

I did this comic about my cat.

I also did a lot of cute artwork for bags and charms and pins this year! I really enjoyed especially doing my first enamel pin designs this year.



dappercatdesign

I did this Card Captor Sakura piece for the Catching Sakura show.

This piece for the Meltdown Spooky show

And here’s a few more pieces I did this year.

I didn’t have a ton of time to make costumes this year due to other obligations but I still made some things that I really loved!

My main costume for this year was Rose Quartz from Steven Universe. I really enjoyed doing my own version of the costume and adding embellishment details that were fun for me. More photos and details on this post. Photo by Gilbert Chen.

I made a fluffy Pretty Cure costume! More details on this post.

I really enjoyed doing this yokai inspired photoshoot with my friends (more details and photos on this post!) Photo by Big White Bazooka Photography.

I finally made the ballgown bodice for my black and red Victorian gown from last year! More photos on this post.

I made a new Regency gown, but haven’t had the chance to wear it yet!
regencygold

I also made several dresses for the twins this year!
Unicorn peasant dresses, more details on this post

I made us matching swiss dot dresses. More details on this post

Birthday fall dresses. More details on this post

Copyrights