Cute World Problems – Chocolate

I need to figure out the rules of this world and it is a lot of fun. – moi

Recently listening to a Pencil Kings podcast I was introduced to special guest Fran Krause who created the webcomic Deep Dark Fears. It’s a webcomic based on irrational fears. I was inspired by Fran talking about how he spends 3 hours every Monday just working on his comic. I thought to myself I can and want to do that!

An idea that came to me was to create a webcomic based on adorable and cute creatures experiencing their own set of problems. The title would be  Cute World Problems.

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The characters that came to mind are Teddy the Bear and Spark the Unicorn. For this webcomic I had to create a third character. I decided on a rabbit since I LOVE bunnies! My husband John suggested Bunbun the Rabbit. I’m still taking suggestions.

The comic to the left is one of the ideas I have to help give you and idea of Teddy the Bear. He does not like nicknames. I plan to create something similar for Spark and Bunbun.

I’m thinking maybe this webcomic can come out once a week on a Monday. We’ll see where this goes. I’m not sure how creative or funny I can be.

Thanks for reading! ❤

One Mic One Diva

One Mic One Diva – Inside/Out Buttery Rules

At Inside/Out Youth Services there are ground rules to keep the space safe. One of them is “One Mic One Diva” which means the only person speaking is the person with the mic. We used to use a stuffed reptile like creature named Mike. There was always debate if it was a lizard, alligator or dragon but we always knew his name was Mike. That is the inspiration from the title of the piece.

Tonight’s drawing is inspired by  google searching “dragon pug” after my husband had me searching for “mermaid pug.” Maybe I’ll dress up my pug this year as a dragon for Halloween. 🙂

Anyway I wanted to color this piece since I thought it was adorable. One piece of advice I want to give myself and others is it have to always be symmetrical, and especially if you are going for whimsical!

Sketch and final side-by-side below. Big difference huh? Thanks for reading! ❤

Sailor Mars

Somebody please ask me what my favorite anime is. – moi

It has been nine months of creating art every day, which means I’m 3/4 the way from completing my new year’s resolution.

Some days have been more difficult than others. Honestly, my creativity would often be sucked away my other favorite activity playing my favorite game Final Fantasy XIV.

With my interest waning from my favorite game the past few days, I’ve been re-inspired. I decided to create fan art of my favorite character from my favorite anime, Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon. To capture the anime look I decided to give my drawing an outline and shading. I used a photo source to get my color palette and pose inspiration.

The entire time I was creating the piece I was watching Sailor Moon: Crystal. <3<3

Check out the sketch, progression and an alternative version.

Thanks for reading!