Thursday, December 30, 2010

Supernatural on the CW

A graphic made 100% by me, inspired by Supernatural. I'm working on a few projects over the break, but also a lot of fannish stuff like this just for fun.

I had been thinking about this image for a while. The pendant is from Dean's necklace, which burns hot in the presence of God. Dean gives it to the angel Castiel, who hopes to find God and stop the Apocalypse. This plan of action, of course, amounts to nothing by the end, and the necklace and its power are forgotten. Was this all just a misdirect, or will the pendant and Castiel's role as the wildcard eventually come back to light?

Have fun kids. Happy new year. :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Mazlo's Hierarchy of Needs

A drawing based on conversations between myself, Alice Tse, and Amanda Adams. The basic idea is, you've got your necessities down at the bottom, and then your less important stuff towards the top. Google it, very cool stuff.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Heather Christian Poster

Heather Christian is a New York based musician and performer, and for this assignment we were tasked with designing a CD jacket and poster for her. My poster folds down to become the CD jacket. The idea was a nostalgic dusk, going for a swim in a lake surrounded by towering cliffs.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A quick present before bed

I drew this in class today and quickie-inked it. When I'm bored I default to sexy time.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

East and West (cleaned up)

I fixed some scratches and stuff, and altered the background colors, fixed the unsightly highlights on the legs. all in all it just looks exactly the same, only better!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Bride

bluebeard heroine
Originally uploaded by rebeccamock
Bluebeard's last bride, the small peasant girl who went where she wasn't supposed to, and discovered Bluebeard's terrible secret in a room covered in blood.

Bluebeard's Castle

Bluebeard's Castle
Originally uploaded by rebeccamock
Bluebeard is the fairy tale they didn't make into a disney film. Bluebeard's castle is lush, grand, and the home of many bloody secrets.

Summer Journal 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Accordian Book Spring 2010

My main sketchbook during my Japan study abroad. This same book was featured in my solo show in April.

(wallpaper sized! from sketches of Haiti earthquake aftermath photos)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Moleskin spring 2010

Here we have a few pages from one of my Japan sketchbooks. These aren't really all that great...but so nostalgic. Note the Japanese shrine architecture, key phrases, and a description of Japan that involves waking up in bed naked with a stolen bike. I recently scanned some choice pages from a few books so look out for more!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Caged Angel Book Cover (prototype)

Originally uploaded by rebeccamock
A hastily-completed book cover assignment for an unfinished book called Caged Angel, by Andrew Auseon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Here's a quickie, something I whipped up kind of specifically to submit to MICArotica, but also just because it was fun. I call them the Topknot Twins.

Digital Illustration update

a couple things for digital illustration. A still life of my tuscan chicken panini, and a few of the better speed-paintings I completed (totalling 100, phew. kind of a drag.)

I used PaintTool Sai for both of these, as well as the self portrait I did earlier. I love it, but I am looking forward to resuming use of photoshop.


Revising the Alice in Wonderland piece for a poster for the Young Playwrights Festival. The game: can you spot the differences?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital Self-Portrait

My first assignment for digital illustration.
Done in Paint Tool Sai, in about 2-1/2 hours. More of a study than a piece, because I haven't done any digital painting in a *long* time. Thought I'd play it safe for the first try...sat down with a sketch and a mirror and some desk lamps, and after a few botched attempts I remembered how to paint and here ya go. Some issues with shading and colors, but I'm okay with it.

Did I mention I really hate to paint? I studied painting for like five years and finally said goodbye to it for good in college. The real problem is that I love painting, I just can't do it. Which frustrates me to all hell. I have the technical skills, but none of the patience or instinct.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

just when you thought it was safe

I'm not much of an artist alley girl, but I've fallen in with an Otakon Artist Alley troupe called "OK GIV BABI" who specialize in obscure fan-art.

My Top Fandoms:
1) Archie Comics
2) Power Rangers
3) Doctor Who
4) Digimon
5) Avatar: The Last Airbender

If you're gonna be at Otakon, come check out our table.

More on thesis later.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Work

Here are some blurry photos of Japan work...better photos pending.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Space Jail

Space Jail is a collaborative comic made of awesome, bein' cranked out by MICA's Sequential Art Club. Aliens, repo men, sexy three-boobed octopus ladies, guns, and bushy beards. Gotta love it!
I made some spiffy chapter cover-pages for the project. You can find the story outline and such here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Second full Illustration

Done! Except for a world of nitpicking and tweeking, this piece is finished. I also want to add a white border around it, with more room at the bottom for a small quote from Alice in Wonderland.

This piece was inspired by reading quotes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and I hope to count it towards my concepts II course. The concept here would be the illustration of a quote, but also of the context in which the quote was read--here, in a strange new world.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sleeping Boys

Continuing with my series of portraits of boys sleeping on wood floors, here's a guy named Long who was nice enough to curl up for the reference photo. This drawing (its about as tall as me) and the other one are not 100% complete yet, I will be experimentally adding color abstract elements. I want to not only take them further than just plain drawings, but also give them a color pop-- something flat and simple, not overpowering, and not super specific.
The idea with the drawings (and the elements that will be added) has to do with personal reflections and tender moments of violence (?).

A return to a familiar aesthetic

Here's a bad photo of a nice drawing I did today in class. The model is a guy who lives in my dorm at Takadanobaba. The floorboards are the same ones I draw every time I get a chance (refer to my freshman life drawing class). Ahh, it feels good to carve a drawing out of charcoal and Arches once again. I feel in my element when I'm working on something simple like this. I toootally forgot (or never fully realized) that vine charcoal makes everything look 10x as finished as it is.