She’s going to grow up fine.

She’s going to grow up fine.

So, I graduated! And I have a job lined up! (and not just a summer one!) So I’m maybe an adult now?? Is that how it works??

Here’s me from my first day of school and my last. Overall, it’s been a good four years. My art has gotten a million times better and while I still have a ways to go, I feel good about where I am now. NSCAD has been pretty good to me and Halifax and the people in it have been even better. 

Thank you <3

I&#8217;ve been so busy getting things ready for the end of school +  the JET Programme, that I&#8217;ve been neglecting my drawing. To get back into the swing of things, I drew a bunch of pictures I had saved to my computer and coloured a few others too. I&#8217;ve really been missing it.

I’ve been so busy getting things ready for the end of school +  the JET Programme, that I’ve been neglecting my drawing. To get back into the swing of things, I drew a bunch of pictures I had saved to my computer and coloured a few others too. I’ve really been missing it.

jessannedraws asked: Hi! I just got accepted into the JET Programme and I am really excited! I was wondering if you have any general advice for me. Also, one specific question: I am also a person who makes comics and I was wondering how you found the workload? Are you able to still create a decent amount of stuff or are the hours too long/too draining?

zpxlng:

I’ve never been the most energised and productive cartoonist, so maybe I’m not the person to ask. If you’ve worked a job and drawn comics in the evening before, you’ll be able to do so again on JET. For me, the first few months were totally exhausting, but as I get more and more used to the job, I’m able to slowly add more and more extra bits to my lifestyle.

I recommend staying at least a couple of years. It depends on your situation, but most likely, in your second year you can repeat and re-use all or most of the lessons and materials you did in your first. That’ll free up a lot of energy and time, for creative projects at home and for studying Japanese at work! That’s my plan, anyway; we’ll see how it goes.

Congratulations and good luck. If you end up in the vicinity of Tochigi prefecture, drop me a line!

Thanks for answering :)

Apr 20, 2014      
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The laptop now lives on the crest that my monitor’s built on! And I wrap the blanket around my watercolour brush tips. for safeties

Awww c:

I keep forgetting to post this! Here is my microGallery show! The microGallery is the size of one standard brick (actually, it&#8217;s just the space where a brick used to be in a wall), so everything here is very, very tiny. The show&#8217;s name was Habitat.

I keep forgetting to post this! 

Here is my microGallery show! The microGallery is the size of one standard brick (actually, it’s just the space where a brick used to be in a wall), so everything here is very, very tiny. The show’s name was Habitat.

jessannedraws:

It’s finished! For now, at least!

If you’re having problems reading it on tumblr, because of sizing, try it out over here!

EDIT: OH NO, I UPLOADED IT OUT OF ORDER. I AM NOT A CLEVER WOMAN. IT IS FIXED NOW.

Reblogging this one for the same reasons: added a cover and cleaned up some mistakes. Enjoy!

Apr 13, 2014      
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jessannedraws:

A short comic for class. I plan on continuing it later!

Reblogging because this now has a cover and I fixed some issues and cleaned up the pencils. 

Apr 13, 2014      
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I&#8217;m trying to make a repeating pattern for the first time in my life and I am so confused. I&#8217;ve been looking up tutorials, but all I&#8217;ve found is how to set them up in photoshop and I&#8217;m more interested in finding design help. I don&#8217;t want there to be such obvious trails between the elements (how you can trace down a zig zag of white hats, etc.), but I also want the hats to alternate places with the stars. 
Basically, I am posting this as a cry for help!
Anybody know anything about pattern making or any good resources of their design?

I’m trying to make a repeating pattern for the first time in my life and I am so confused. I’ve been looking up tutorials, but all I’ve found is how to set them up in photoshop and I’m more interested in finding design help. I don’t want there to be such obvious trails between the elements (how you can trace down a zig zag of white hats, etc.), but I also want the hats to alternate places with the stars. 

Basically, I am posting this as a cry for help!

Anybody know anything about pattern making or any good resources of their design?