Monday, August 13, 2012

Korra an' Toph

Korra the time traveler according to the Avatar universe. Here she is messing with Toph because they would have killed each other if they'd ever met. Quick doodle just to get into an Avatar mood that day. Funny how this turned out to be the most complete piece despite being the warm-up. I might post the rest of the doodles later...

"Stop turning my rock into sand!"

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day at the beach...

Re-appearance of Toni! Instead of drawing a sexy bikini girl for my "Summer 2012"-themed drawing, I went with a fun kid playing with the waves. My mom told me the bathing suit didn't really look like a bathing suit but remembering my modest-childhood days, I took from a design I saw in a magazine once that I would have loved to have had for my beach days....

Monday, July 9, 2012


So I'm trying to figure out a comfortable way of drawing myself. With these I feel like I've almost got it. The one on the right also shows my favorite outfit.
My hands are actually quite small, but they are THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of my body ~

Saturday, July 7, 2012


It must be no secret that the animation industry loves FLCL. I love it too. As well as those who love the show.
I think I once admired Mamimi. Why? I don't know. But it's a pleasant return to fan art for me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Princess Character

This is a character design for a class I had on sketching and design. The idea was to create concept art for the Norwegian folk tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. At the time, I was taking two Chicano Studies classes where I was learning a bit about indigenous Mexican art so I decided to get a mini dictionary about gods with illustrations.
This is the protagonist, a peasant heroine. I actually liked what I came up with so I decided to keep some of the designs and mold them to a story of my own.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Style Practice

Practiced some Ponyo over the summer. Admittedly not my favorite of the Miyazaki's but I can't help trying to draw whenever I do watch it.

Also whatercolor/my friend Cal's style. This is his character Linus. Almost all our animation peers know this guy.
He's very blue in this picture.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dragon Queen

So I tend to be a snob about watching whatever before reading the book, but that's basically all I do since I've never been a big reader, especially now that I'm in full-life-absorbing-school.
The result is a pregnant Daenerys Targaryen. I finally watched the Game of Thrones series this past Christmas, because like Lord of the Rings, I found the first 10 minutes too boring to continue. But also like LotR, I am a major fan of everything I saw in the film, story, cinematography, characters, etc..

So here's some fan art.

Girl Scouts

So this is the brain-child of my boyfriend and I. Let me explain.
As we were listening to NPR one Sunday afternoon, we heard them once again diving into historical archives, specifically in the 1950's American Girl Scout area. They were going over instructions for fire building and somewhere in there was the mentioning of "little white gloves." This set off sexist jokes between my boyfriend and I, with a Kate Beaton/Mad Men mentality. But since the Loyolan (Loyola Maymount's student newspaper) likes comics that are slightly in better taste, boys doing everything for little girls changed to laservision. Thus....

There are a few more comics I've done/will do that I may post.
Meanwhile...I'm a fan of my attempt at 50's-inspired illustrations.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Superboy and the Lion

I'd like to make this post specifically as a way to record this wonderful day. The Animation Club and I hosted a professional's panel at my school. It went well especially since it was centered on TV with people from Warner Brothers and Titmouse, specifically Mike Macasero, Lauren Montgomery, Mel Zwyer, Phil Bourassa, Jay Oliva, and Jeremy Polgar respectively.
It was great, fun, and as always, very insightful. I learned a lot and simply got more pumped as a result to continue pushing myself in animation.

Here's a thank you card I got to make for Phil Bourassa who designed this, and the rest of the characters from the show, Young Justice.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sketchy Stef

Here are some sketches of me I did over the Christmas break. Didn't really bother to use any reference outside of what I already know about myself and my looks and how I felt when I woke up around noon every morning -

I've always had a hard time trying to find a satisfying way to draw myself quickly. I'm not sure if this is a common issue for those who have characters for themselves but I'm not sure if I'm missing the design and not really understanding my face shape and such, or if I'm simply not trusting myself to stick with a final design. Oh well. Which one most resembles me? (I hear it's either the top left or the top right one)