Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Inktober 2014 (Week One)

I didn't mean for this to happen, but my #inktober turned into a story about friendship: 



In a perfect world (one where I realized I wanted to follow the story of koala right from the start), I would have built up the story between koala and bird a little more before bird took off on his own...



...and left koala feeling a little lost.



Because I wanted to express what it feels like when you seem to have lost something or someone...


...and show how you can overcome that sad feeling.


Some of this art will eventually make it into my Kickstarter sketchbook. I have the entire book in layout and in 7 days, I'll be ready to hit GO! I'm very excited and just a little hesitant because I am realizing as I'm laying it out, how much emotion I put into everything I draw. I'll be sharing all of that emotion with over 100 people who will hold my book in their hands. 

It's a crazy feeling!


Stay tuned for Week Two of my #inktober koala story.

Cheers!
~Renee


Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Little Kick Start


Hi guys!

I'm just writing up a little post over here on the blog to help promote my Kickstarter project in it's last two weeks! 

I mentioned a while ago that I was toying with the idea of printing a collection of my sketchbooks... and I can't even believe it, but thanks to so many generous folks, it's happening! There is still time to order one if you're interested...for just $15! 

Some details:
  • 52 page perfect bound booklet
  • Full color cover / black and white interior, with color pages mixed in!
  • Size: 6.625" x 10.25" (standard comic size)
  • Paper: 100lb. Silk Matte
  • Ships in December of this year



And to those of you who have already backed the project...I, along with all my cats, hippos, pigs, cows, and bears thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Cheers!
~Renee

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Sketchbook, My Journal


I post a lot of my sketches on Instagram and Facebook, but I so often neglect the extra step it takes to post to my blog. I'm trying to get better at that if you couldn't tell. :)

I don't like to share too many negative emotions online, but I've been feeling a little down lately. I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with all these sketches, but I keep making them. I'd love to put some of that energy into a book of my own, but the ideas come out very fragmented.

I've also been toying with the idea of doing a Kickstarter to print and distribute my sketchbooks, but I'm not sure yet. Not entirely certain it's something folks would want.

We'll see what happens!

Until then, I leave you with a peaceful little moment on a train... in the rain...with a girl and her cat.



Cheers!
~Renee