Physical or mental place; it’s all good.
I made this back in May for the Self-Care Zine that Rachelle Abellar put together! It debuted at Geek Girl Con, but if you missed it there, you can still get it on etsy or gumroad. It’s a sweet little toolbox of heartfelt work that I’d highly recommend checking out.
I’ll have mini prints of this at MOCCA and TCAF in 2014, too.
Animals/familiars of hana doki kira! Appearing in comics by Sarah O’Donnell, me, Elisa Lau, Megan Brennan, and Nattosoup. There are only 5 days left in the Hana Doki Kira kickstarter! If we hit the next stretch goal, all the books will be hardcover, and all the artists will also get a higher page rate, so I’m biased, but I think that’s pretty rad.
Quick note: I (am dumb and) gave myself tendinitis through a death grip on my palette knife grip and sheer overuse, so it’s going to be several weeks before I can draw with my dominant hand again. But I’m super lucky I didn’t mess myself up more badly, yeesh! Gonna be quietish around here until then.
We got to bust out acrylic paint in life drawing class last week! I end up thinking in really general planes when I can’t blend paint, which is an interesting challenge. These were both ~3-4 hours on 22x30” paper.
In the left-hand painting, the model started in the reclining pose and moved into the seated one halfway through. I’d love to try painting a two-figure setup with two models sometime, but inventing/ pushing the double pose, single model deal was a lot of fun in its own right.
Fig. 1- Self-portrait of the artist getting ready for winter
Hi, new folks! I’ve been completely blown away by the responses to my comic about vanished internet friends- I suspected a lot of folks had similar stories, but reading heartwrenching snippets of them in tags and notes is another thing entirely. Sadly, no hits yet on my tiny crew, but I’ll keep watching :)
If you’re new here- I’m Carey Pietsch, I’m an illustrator and cartoonist based outta Philadelphia, my ask box is open; & you can find me elsewhere at my portfolio, comics archive, twitter, and reference blog!
I owe a lot to that vanished group. Were you in it? I miss you.
Made this short comic for Dirty Diamonds #4- breakups. If you missed it at MICE and SPX this year, it’ll be at Asbury Park Comic Con in 2014, and fingers crossed for TCAF.
The Hana Doki Kira kickstarter launched today, so I wanted to post a little preview of the work I’ll have in it! This is a tiny chunk of an illustration and the first page of a (related, chronologically taking place later :( ) four-page comic. I love the concept for the book, I’ve been blown away by the quality of work in it, and I’m just thrilled to get to be a part of it all.
Hana Doki Kira is a celebration of all things shoujo, organized by the brilliant Year 85 group and featuring comics and illustrations from 27 artists. Rebecca Mock made a handy masterpost of all the contributors, and a bunch of folks (Leslie Hung, Aimee Fleck, Janet Sung, Megan Brennan, Rebecca, and many more!) have already posted snippets of their work if you want to get a sense of the wide range of gorgeous work in the book! There’ll be more in the HDK tumblr and facebook page over the next few weeks, for sure. Annie (who invited me- thank you!!) mentioned that if Volume 1 is successful, they may be able to take submissions for Volume 2 somewhere down the line, so keep your eyes peeled!
Basically: everyone involved in this is AMAZING and the project is SUPER COOL so you should CHECK IT OUT. If it’s not a good time for you to back the kickstarter financially, every signal boost is a huge help : ) We all really appreciate it!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Hana Doki Kira book kickstarter, which features Shōjo-inspired artwork from these amazing artists:
Please help us out by spreading the word and taking a look at our Kickstarter page~~
I’m so excited to be a part of this anthology!! I’ll put up a preview page from my 4-pg comic and a slice of my illustration later tonight, so stick around*- and until then, check out the ridiculously wonderful lineup that the Year 85 group assembled in the links above.
* who are we kidding, do you ever really leave tumblr? I know I don’t
painting peppers & plaster casts!
done assembling my halloween costume! what’s yours, I wanna see it, you should draw it!
best thing about this: I hid a purse inside the big fake salt container
worst thing about this: I have not yet filled it entirely with candy
First 8 pages! Posting on twitter as I finish, will post the full cleaned up 24 on here in a week or so. Still half an hour behind, yikes.
Also, hi new followers! Where’d y’all come from?