Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Two Cakes

"The Two Cakes" is a story similar to Perralt's "Diamonds and Toads". There are two girls, one good and the other mean, who both met a fairy. The fairy asks each of them for a piece of cake and each girl gives or refuses due to her nature. The fairy gives them each a gift, for the good girl- pearls and garnets fall from her hair when she brushes it, roses from her lips when she talks, and lilies follow her when she walks and for the mean girl- toads from her lips and thistles when she walks.
My story I decided to set in Africa. The "Diamonds and Toads"story has been adapted in African retellings before like "The Talking Eggs" and "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters".

This is just a color comp... but I really like it. I hope the final comes out like this. ^.^

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well, I have a quick portfolio up and live!


It's a quick turnaround for the Job Fair that's coming up this Friday. Wish me luck!

There are finished pieces over there, if you can believe it. :D

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Talia 2nd color comp

I like this color comp better. I looked into color symbolism of India and it helped a lot!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Talia color comp

Sun, Moon and Talia is a Sleeping Beauty tale. I set it in India. This is just a very quick color sketch. I'm not sure what color her outfit should be... She is in a sleeping/trance/spiritual form before she wakes. So I want the colors to be a little sad. But India has such rich colors. :/ I'm just not sure yet.

Empress card III

The Empress in progress. I'm not sure how I like it. I've been looking at it too much. I still have to take the tape borders off the edges - it's a double border with thick and thin tape not going to the edge creating a kinda "window" square design in the corners. Hopefully it will turn out okay.

And you can't see the swans in the background- gotta work on that. :/