2.23.2011

What is your childhood trauma Pt. 15

#85: Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO!

"I wore the coolest tuxedo I'd recently bought in a thrift shop, including a silky, piped shirt and a bright red velvet cummerbund. I removed the shoulder pads from the jacket, which made it really slouchy (I love that look). Then I bought a pair of white socks with silver glitter. I decided to wear a pair of red sneakers to match the cummerbund. I swept my hair up and fastened it with a rhinestone barrette in the shape of a musical note."

Elizabeth & James Draped Sleeve Blazer // Litter SF Collar Tips
Obsidian Dawn Brushes


I almost wish I'd illustrated her hair shaped like a music note... Dangling modifiers ORZ

2.21.2011

It's like we're sisters! With really different hair.

it's Magical Girl Codex!

"I am confident that you ate it."


"In the name of the Knights of Good/pudding, I will punish you!"

textures : Brusheezy

2.14.2011

What is your childhood trauma Pt. 14


♥(人´∀`*)*Happy St. Valentine's Day*


So S. came home from work early with severely overpriced roses + a pop-up card...
Therefore, I'm spreading the VDay-spirit-of-giving with an early illustration post:


#33: Claudia and the Great Search:

"I, on the other hand, was dressed in one of my usual wild outfits - a very short black skirt, an oversized white shirt with bright pink and turquoise poodles on it, flat turquoise shoes with ankle straps, and a ton of jewelry, including dangly poodle earrings. My long hair was swept to one side in a high ponytail held in place with a huge pink barrette."

brushes : Obsidian Dawn // clip art: Dogclipart.com


Golden Ponies - Triple Strap Flats // The Chains of Love - Leg Chain // American Apparel - Interlock Mini Skirt

2.12.2011

What is your childhood trauma Pt. 13

BSC Portrait Collection: Abby's Book

"She wore leopard-skin tights with a black velvet minidress to school. Here earrings were made of fake-fur buttons."

brushes : Obsidian Dawn

AA Velvet Double U Neck Mini Dress // Black Milk Leopard Leggings 2
Gee Wa Wa Fantasia Boots // Nekochii Cheshire Cat Ears

As soon as I saw these leggings, I knew I wanted to use them for Claudia's 'Abby's Book' illustration. Layering blurs/shades/patterns to look like the real deal was no easy task, but I really wanted to capture the characteristics of the fabric.

2.06.2011

What is your childhood trauma Pt. 12

#45: Kristy and the Baby Parade:

"Here's what she was wearing (I saw her later that day at our meeting): an oversized red blouse with black buttons, green leggings with white, tie-dyed streaks*, and black high-top sneakers with all kinds of buckles and straps on them. (The laces were untied, which I guess is the cool way to wear them. I'd be tripping over them all day, but Claud can pull it off.)

Can you guess what her earrings were? Dangling watermelon slices. Get it? She was dressed like a watermelon, head to toe."

*How do you tie dye something white? I'm taking a technical liberty and letting them be bleached.

Ash Shoes Rebel Boot // Oonagh Edouard Sweater in Lipstick
Camp SmartyPants Tie Dye Leggings // Roka Cola Watermelon Earrings

W00T Happy Year of the Rabbit (a few days late (_ _ );;.. geh)!! I have yet to eat mochi or drink red bean soup *tears*, but I blame the Snowpocalypse for my aversion to leaving the house, much less my room. Because of the blizzard, I was actually snowed in at J's house overnight (lucky for me, I wore my ridiculous MJ Moon Boots & her couch is damn comfy).

And this is what we got to walk through the next day:

S N O M G W T F B B Q !!?!?? щ(゚ロ゚щ)