Monday, 28 December 2015

WIP #2 Curious Curio and the Hopeful Light


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character and species) zeitgeist Curio

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Completed: Line art

Thoughts: As always, the holiday season's been pretty hectic, but in between the madness, I got Curio's line art done!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

WIP #1 Curious Curio and the Hopeful Light


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character and species) zeitgeist Curio

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Currently: Drawing rough draft

Thoughts: I hope everyone's making the most of the holiday season!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

WIP #2 The Little Match Girl


Working on: Original anime character design of the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Currently: Finalising line art

Thoughts: I played around with her hairstyle a lot and have settled for look more tame than Ashlyn's wild hair.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

WIP #1 The Little Match Girl


Working on: Original anime character design of the little match girl

Inspired by: Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Little Match Girl'

Currently: Experimenting with different hairstyles

Thoughts: Can't believe I'm finding myself working with messy hair again...!

Friday, 27 November 2015

WIP #3 Snow White and Rose Red's Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs) Snow White and Rose Red as Storybook Chibis

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Snow White and Rose Red

When I decided to make and scan my own textures, I didn't think they'd be as effective as they are. Time to work out what I'm going to do with the background...

Thursday, 26 November 2015

WIP #2 Snow White and Rose Red's Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs) Snow White and Rose Red as Storybook Chibis

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Shapes/pieces

Thoughts: Piecing Storybook Chibis together is always a fun process. The style seems to work really well for these two sisters. Now that I've finished making all the shapes, it's time for texturing and colouring!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WIP #1 Snow White and Rose Red's Page


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character designs) Snow White and Rose Red as Storybook Chibis

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Rough draft of Snow White

Thoughts: The beginnings of Snow White as a Storybook Chibi! You can find more Storybook Chibis at my deviantART gallery.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

WIP #3 Curious Curio with Rose


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character and species) zeitgeist Curio

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Designing a snowflake

Thoughts: When I reached the point where I thought the piece would be finished, I found the image disappointingly lacklustre. Having added polish and shine, I still think something's missing... so I'm making a snowflake. Hopefully it's the last ingredient I need!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

WIP #2 Curious Curio with Rose


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character and species) zeitgeist Curio

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Applying flat colours

Thoughts: Next, I'll be experimenting with pretty textures and gradients

Thursday, 19 November 2015

WIP #1 Curious Curio with Rose


Working on: Kawaii anime art featuring (original character and species) zeitgeist Curio

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Line art

Thoughts: I'm aiming for very gentle and soft tones this time, along with some sparkly textures. This kind of colouring is far less demanding than that of "Time with", so expect a much shorter wait!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

WIP #10 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Highlighting for Snow White and Rose Red

Thoughts: The highlights for the two sisters are done! It was actually pretty straightforward and took little time, but the past week was incredibly busy for me. I'm relieved I can finally move on to work on the background.

Friday, 13 November 2015

WIP #9 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Ashlyn Espenschied

Thoughts: I've finished drawing the main character for this piece! It's a big relief to be done with her hair. I shall think twice before unleashing it from its messy braid again...

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

WIP #8 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Shading for Rose Red

Thoughts: The next step is highlighting... [eyes Ashlyn's hair wearily]

Monday, 9 November 2015

WIP #7 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Shading for Ashlyn

Thoughts: I've finished all the shading for Ashlyn! ...I hope. It's too easy to overlook something at this stage...

Thursday, 5 November 2015

WIP #6 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Shading for Snow White

Thoughts: I feel good at this stage of the process, because it's my first taste of how the finished piece might look.

WIP #5 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Applying flat colours

Thoughts: Very happy to have gotten the flat colours done today!

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WIP #4 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Line art

Thoughts: You'd think my ordeal with Ashlyn's hair would be over, but my gut says I need to make it even messier...

Saturday, 31 October 2015

WIP #3 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Drawing line art for Ashlyn

Thoughts: This hair will be tamed yet...

Friday, 30 October 2015

WIP #2 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Drawing line art for Ashlyn

Thoughts: I was right to be worried about Ashlyn's hair... x_x My hand is worn out and I haven't even finished drawing all the hair yet...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WIP #1 Time with Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Anime art featuring (original character designs) Ashlyn Espenschied, Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Completed: Rough draft of Ashlyn

Thoughts: My next regular segment will feature Ashlyn Espenschied and Curio with the latest fairy tale characters I've designed. I'm hoping to draw a very lively scene. My main worry right now is Ashlyn's hair...

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Designing: Fairy Bat Thoughts


Currently figuring out a simple template for a regular segment called 'Fairy Bat Thoughts'. Each of my fairy bats will have one thing to say about the featured fairy tale (on this occasion, they will be commenting on 'Snow White and Rose Red').

I've chosen this particular layout, because it will read nicely on deviantART once enlarged. I just have to settle on the colours/patterns I want...

Saturday, 17 October 2015

WIP #3 Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Original anime character designs of Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Finished line art and applying flat colours. Experimenting with colour palette.

Thoughts: The fun part - playing with colour combinations and seeing what works for these girls! I'll be presenting the finished result on my Fairy Bat Tales blog, soon!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WIP #2 Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Original anime character designs of Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Finished line art for Snow White. Drawing line art for Rose Red

Thoughts: It's been a busy and exhausting week. Never nice to work and run errands with a cold! The cold is passing though, so I should be able to finish the line art, soon. I'm finding myself changing the costume design as I draw. I change my mind a lot... To me, it's fun figuring out what works and what doesn't work in a piece of art. Right now, I'm not liking my first choice of pants for Rose Red...

Saturday, 10 October 2015

WIP #1 Snow White & Rose Red


Working on: Original anime character designs of Snow White and Rose Red

Inspired by: Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red'

Currently: Finished drafting stage. Drawing line art for Snow White

Thoughts: I'm recovering from a bad cold and have recently taken extra hours at the family business, so progress is slower than usual... The good news is that these girls are a lot of fun to draw! You can learn about them and their Brothers Grimm fairy tale at my Fairy Bat Tales blog.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Commission Aiyanne!

Welcome to the blog where I'll be processing all of my commission requests! Here, you'll find all the information you need to commission me for anime digital vector art, including my price list, commission request forms and FAQ page.

This is also the place to go to if you want to stay up to date with my latest projects. I'll be keeping everyone informed by posting snapshots of works-in-progress as well as other news that would be helpful to those interested in commissioning me.

A big, special thank you to my friends, my family and deviantART watchers for giving me the motivation to come this far! I'm forever grateful to you all.