Stickers of cartoon my face arrived today! They come in PNG and JPG. Come get one during the next event design or CSS event.

Stained Glass Ghibli is my namesake fanart at its height. At the tippy tip of that point are Totoro, Mei, Satsuki, and Catbus. Too excited to wait to get home and take proper photographs, so here are the Instagrams serving as a preview, :)

Previously in this series: Sheeta, Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Ghibli Stained Glass series… Sheeta of Laputa!

I hadn’t shared this with you Tumblr until now?! Unbelivableeelelel. Follow Instagram for better updates. Got a Mononoke draft and a Mei one brewing up, :)

Tools, work spaces, rough edges. A round-up of a few unshared Instagram posts over the course of the last few weeks.

Totoro watercolor study of the night, 15 minutes of painting reduced to four fifteen second Instagram hyperlapses. My profile is littered with it. Top of the line!

OR here are the direct links if you’re coming across this post later:
Initial Wash | Brand Bleed & Chu Totoro | Drawing of the Big Totoro | Finishing Touches

My dear boyfie got my this art book for my birthday last year. This is me finally putting it to good use with some watercolor studies, :D

Obtained a set of metallic watercolors. Colored an old Kiki sketch with them. Pleased with the mixed results… Though a bit of me likes the minimal version as well. Too bad with physical mediums, you can’t just hide the layer and output two pieces!

Her Wildest Dreams, Watercolor, 2014.

It turns out my friends share my wildest dreams which lead to this wonderful commission. This piece is 12x12’ (The last piece I did on whim for myself was 8x8’) on thick watercolor stock paper. It’s a huge pleasure to be supported by my friends.

Added the susuwatari, chu and chibi totoro, :)

Painting process on Instagram ➡
Find me on Dribbble ➡

p.s. I’m taking the summer off to experiment with painting projects. If you like this sort of thing and want to support, I’m offering a limited edition set (maybe 5 or 10 max) of ‘Wildest Dream’ commissions for a set price of $600 for the original foot by foot watercolor. It doesn’t have to be Totoro – just your childhood dreams realized.

Email for details: bysusanlin at

Susan’s moving plane studio vs. Howl’s Moving Castle… Mine is way less cool.

But, oh, cotton candy No Face.

There is so much to catch you guys up on… Can’t stop shipping ⚓

More up to date channels:

Instagram — slice of life collage recaps.

Many state of the studio shots. Making any and all dining tables into a studio that is. Embracing nerdery wholly again. Letting myself play games and go do things that I wrongly rejected as ‘wastes of time’

I remember receiving this feedback in art school:

You’ve got the technique down, but stop wasting your time only drawing manga-style.

I still haven’t listened.

Life is short. Draw, illustrate, paint, collect, live the way you want. Responsibly, of course.

Wildest Dreams, watercolor, 2014.

You CAN even. Whenever I get creatively dysfunc, I can always rely on my neighbor Totoro to remind me why I was inspired to be creative: to immerse others in a magical world the way Totoro’s world still immerses me.

Hooray, photographs in natural light~
And a bonus process gif, since I remembered to take some photos along the way.

Also on dribbble ➡
And of course instagram ➡

Sleep on Totoro or Chewbacca?

1hr 15mins, Fire Alpaca. Look, I remembered to take process screenshots! (A screenshot of process screenshots pulled off of process blog)

May the fourth be with you.