30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 7-8

I'm postdating these a bit, but am really starting to have fun with the challenge! I went a little crazy with the colors (as usual!) and got a chance to draw some type!


My favorite word: Lovely. And anything with L's in it for the matter... written in cursive. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that my name begins with an L, but there's just something very meditative and harmonious about drawing loop-dee-loops on a piece of paper. So, you'll see alot of my sketchbook is often "littered" with lots of L words...


My favorite animated character: Sailor Moon. Well, ok, more like my 'used to be' favorite character. I mean, deep down inside, I still have a love for her... but... it's a shameful love! I must not let anyone ever know!! (oh interwebs, you can keep my secret, cant you?). I've been obsessed with the show ever since it aired in the US. And I can say I grew out of it, but... I still own a notebook filled with fan art and lots and lots of cards and stickers. Initially, I was appalled by its girlishness, but eventually that was what actually drew me in and, I think, inspired my work. I guess in general Japanese animation has inspired a lot of my work, because it was really the first thing that made me realize that there were careers in art that could tell a dramatic love story, use crazy colors, and get away with an overuse of gradients in the background...