Challenges

MerMay 2019 Gallery 2

May is nothing but mers! In 2019, I focused on characters. I brought back a few from 2018 but added a bunch of new undersea faces. It was nice to see how much I’ve evolved in a year! NSFW because I do not believe in modesty shells! The last two weeks of the month:

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MerMay 2019 Gallery 1

May is nothing but mers! In 2019, I focused on characters. I brought back a few from 2018 but added a bunch of new undersea faces. It was nice to see how much I’ve evolved in a year! NSFW because I do not believe in modesty shells! The first two weeks of the month:

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Huevember 2018

I do NaNoWriMo in November, so I don’t have much time to draw. Making these tiny drawings for a month-long color challenge was the perfect creative cooldown after long nights of writing.

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Folktale Week

I used the Folktale Week challenge as a side project for NaNoWriMo. Working within the world of my novel, I created seven folktales as worldbuilding exercises. These foundational stories enrich my story and drawing on the side helped me decompress from writing yet stay mentally connected to my book.

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Inktober 2018: Together Alone

I split Inktober 2018 into several small projects. For the middle two weeks of October, I tried my hand at a short black and white horror comic. It ended up not being very scary, but creating a narrative out of the prompts was a fun challenge and I am proud of the tragic tale that resulted. People were divided about my schoolmistressy handwriting — some found it tough to read, others said it added a lot of personality.

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Inktober 2018: Characters

I split Inktober 2018 into several small projects. The first week of October was dedicated to characters from previous years. These characters had been mostly hand drawn in years prior so I wanted to play with drawing them digitally. I didn’t get a chance to explore every relationship — example, the two Frankensteins. Maybe some other year…

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Recommended Reading

If you’re interested in my comics, these are my most popular series:
Surprise, about being thrown unexpectedly in touch with genetic relatives via a DNA site
Cultural Scripts, about how society communicates
Inktober Comics, because INKTOBER IS AWESOME!

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My Rapunzel Webcomic

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