03
Jan

Toriayne looked at the sky in wonder.  He shivered despite his fur-lined coat.  Five years in the desert had made him weak to the cold.  He whispered, “It’s been so long since I’ve seen snow.”  

Bohren wrapped his arms around the tailor’s shoulders.  ”Well, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you smile.”

—-

A while ago, someone requested I draw my characters in winter gear, so I decided to do a different pairing than usual (a.k.a. Britney's favorite pairing).

01/03/14 at 10:13PM
#bl    #snow    #christmas    #winter    #art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #bohren    #toriayne   
31
Dec

Happy New Year from Hong Kong! Lots of noise from downstairs (and French from a neighboring rooftop). Here are the sketches I did at the Singapore sketchjam.

Sure is colder here than I expected.

12/31/13 at 8:19AM
#james mcavoy    #xmen    #pacific rim    #thranduil    #emma frost    #original    #art    #rivek    #perrin    #mika    #genomancer    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan    #life    #travel    #singapore    #hong kong   
30
Dec

The Queen of Swords!

The Hive Gallery (729 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA) invited me to participate in their upcoming Tarot Art Show!  I am so honored!  

Opening night is SaturdayJanuary 4th, 8-11:30PM  , and Art Walk is Thursday, January 9th.  The original will be available for purchase ($670).

12/30/13 at 12:15PM
#tarot    #swords    #queen of swords    #minor arcana    #major arcana    #art    #original    #genomancer    #mirab    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan   
29
Dec

I was doing some test lighting for an art show piece, and Britney requested I draw my characters with new hair.  I really like Will's bob, so I might make that canon… but Rivek just looks like a greasier Tahno.

12/29/13 at 1:12PM
#haircut    #tahno    #bob    #art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer   
26
Dec

Merry belated Christmas and happy Boxing Day to you Canadians!

Willow and Rivek are going to celebrate by eating copious piles of take-out in their Brooklyn apartment.

12/26/13 at 3:11PM
#christmas    #boxing day    #hannukah    #holidays    #original    #art    #willow    #rivek    #au    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer   
21
Dec

My sad little dove, Toriayne.

12/21/13 at 12:12PM
#original    #art    #toriayne    #genomancer    #wrath and pardon    #mondigan   
18
Dec

Willow tore up the paper.  ”A ball? Why, in his right mind, would my brother think I’d go to a ball?”

Rivek crossed his legs and took another sip of gin. “Andell just wants to see you land a nice, charming husband.  Or better yet, a rich one.”

As she threw the scraps onto table, she paused and turned to him.  ”Unless…”

He winked.  ”I’m flattered, but I’m afraid my accompanying you defeats your brother’s purpose.”

She held up one of the scraps.  It read, “Hiring: Bartenders.

"You always say I don’t pay you enough."

—-

I’m fashionably late to the party, but here are Willow and Rivek all dressed up for the OC Ball!  

Feel free to ask her for a dance… or just flirt with the bartender.  (He might give you a free drink… before stealing your wallet.)

12/18/13 at 2:57PM
#oc ball 2013    #oc ball    #illustration    #artists on tumblr    #original    #art    #willow    #rivek    #genomancer    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon   
14
Dec

I haven’t drawn Mirab in awhile.  I have the hardest time developing her character as she’s already a calculating, talented, flawless, general - but I guess she’s also incredibly cold, unforgiving, and fearful of outsiders.  What’s a woman king to do when saddled with a brash, emotional, teen protege?

12/14/13 at 3:13PM
#art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #mirab   
11
Dec

Sorian and Fenne.  Old sketches of bratty princes which I intended to make character profiles and never did. So old I forgot I did them.  

12/11/13 at 3:12PM
#art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #fenne    #sorian   
05
Dec

I’m participating in a MUSE-ick Art Show run by Diego Paz.  We all picked a song and drew a picture to it.  I selected Monsieur by Thomas Fersen, which I’ve loved since I heard it in French class in high school.  Again, every art show is an excuse to draw my OCs in AU.

The originals will be on sale at The Hive Gallery in Downtown LA, running December 7th to 28th.

12/05/13 at 4:13PM
#monsieur    #victorian gentleman    #murder    #gothic    #thomas fersen    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #sorian    #au   
04
Dec

I once tried to draw my original characters as mythical creatures, but I failed horribly.  Here’s me doing it again.

The originals will be on sale at The Hive Gallery in Downtown LA, running December 7th to 28th.

12/04/13 at 1:12PM
#deer    #deertaur    #naga    #cobra    #mythical beasts    #art    #willow    #mirab    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #au   
03
Dec

Quick sketches of my characters.

12/03/13 at 3:12PM
#art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #rivek    #willow    #toriayne    #belsamel    #perrin   
21
Nov

The sun rose over Rivek’s shoulder.  He sighed, “I need to leave for work.”

Willow twirled his tags between her fingers and muttered, “You’re going to fly away and put a knife in someone, aren’t you?”

"Wouldn’t dream of it." He whispered. “I’m smarter than that - it’ll be an arrow.”

—-

For Rivek's birthday (I have an hour left…), I decided to do my first, original, entirely digital, painting.  From sketch to value to color, it’s probably also my best with a full, lit, setting. Looks like my classes have paid off. Twenty-five years and one Cintiq later, I’m no longer afraid of Photoshop.  :)

11/21/13 at 10:54PM
#artists on tumblr    #illustration    #fantasy    #morning    #art    #willow    #rivek    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer   
21
Nov

Nine years ago, I picked November 21st as my main character's birthday.  Since then, I've used it as a floating holiday to re-invest some time into my original characters and ideas.  

I’m in love with the burnout wedding concept, so I drew this doomed couple: a penniless healer-princess and her shapeshifting convict bodyguard. Because relationships aren’t about who’s the most attractive who’s the most practical, but who’s going to be there when you need them.  

Stay tuned for more later tonight. :)

11/21/13 at 4:23PM
#artists on tumblr    #illustration    #wedding    #falcon    #shapeshifter    #rivek    #willow    #art    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer   
15
Nov

This is the portfolio that I put together to give out at CTNExpo this year. It features a lot of my background and concept work (and process), with some illustration at the end.  Unfortunately, I’m sorely lacking in digital art, but wish me luck!

11/15/13 at 4:13PM
#portfolio    #ctnx    #ctn    #ctn animation expo    #portfolio review    #art    #original    #genomancer    #mondigan    #rivek    #willow    #perrin    #prince    #little mermaid    #red riding hood    #mika    #sorian    #wrath and pardon