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, :)

Back in business with painting at cafés (in peace today!) and trees. I should probably invest in a scanner… Any recommendations? Tweet me @bysusanlin, :)

The summer art’s fruits. Lots of little sketches and paintings that go unposted… Purple tree splatter after watching Guardians of the Galaxy.

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

I enjoyed Shovel Knight!

I thought I’d have to grow up and give up games to succeed as an adult… NOPE. Don’t give up the things you love! What I would go back in time 6 years ago and shake myself out of such a silly thought.

Edit: Squeee, Yacht Club Games shared the piece.

This is an abstract piece inspired by the camphor tree in My Neighbor Totoro. Got to use my blue/green Zigs for it. Happy!

A week ago, I had Cintiq lust and then Cintiq price bust. A hobbyist seriously cannot even.
However, this time I discovered a cost friendly alternative – the Yiynova.

Granted I’ve only been playing with it for one night, but so far:

  • Like many reviews mention, there is a huge distance between the digital cursor and the physical pen nib.
  • What bugs me the most personally is that the nib only comes in shiny plastic. I am really fond of the felty nib Wacom has.
  • However this has still been worthwhile considering purchasing it refurbished meant it cost less than a 16GB iPad. But again, I’ve only had this for a day.

OK, this aside, Wonder Woman!

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌹 My mom circa 1985 and a Sunday painting session at home in the granite counter top we picked out remodeling whilst I was in high school at home.

A study / piece very much inspired by Marumiyan’s work. I’ve literally haven’t painted in gouache since 2006. This is the best gift I can give myself really. Expect more now that I finally have time, space, and money to do these things! ;)

Attempting to unwind after a long day and (would be) trivial rude encounter.
Stones&Steel More from Design Drawing: Using the same forms, now shaded with markers (good ol’ Copics). Greys: Neutral 1, 3, 5, 7 and Warm 1, 3, 5.

Attempting to unwind after a long day and (would be) trivial rude encounter.

Stones&Steel More from Design Drawing: Using the same forms, now shaded with markers (good ol’ Copics). Greys: Neutral 1, 3, 5, 7 and Warm 1, 3, 5.