Cat Soup

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She also likes cereal, oatmeal, spaghetti… really just about anything so long as I’m eating it.

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Ballet

Some practice to loosen up in between work. I get lost on Pinterest sometimes just looking at random photo collections. Last night it was a ballet collection, and sometimes the contortionism in those images is just nuts! I think I might have to do a few more of these.

Ballet

Art Book Pre-Orders are OPEN!

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The book is a little over 100 pages in full print quality color and contains over 50 illustrations on top of sketches, W.I.P.’s, and private works I’ve never published before. There is also a step by step digital art tutorial (with lots of pictures and screenshots of course) and the entire Chinese Zodiac series with their personality characteristics, dates and compatibility! YAH it’s jam packed.

For the pre-order ONLY, these books are available for $25 with no s/h fees.

I’m also offering a limited number of Special Order packages, limited because I only have 20 books of Nix Nought Nothing left in stock! The Specials will include a signed copy of the new Art of Bix707 book, a signed Nix Nought Nothing Pin Up book and each order will come with an original sketch.

The Limited Special is available for $60 *until my supply of NNN books runs out* first come, first served.

To Pre-Order:

Send your payment via Paypal to Bix707[at]hotmail.com ($25 for the single book, or $60 for the Limited Special) and make sure you include your shipping address and name. If you would like to order multiples, please contact me via note or e-mail first.

I will be closing preorders at the end of June. Once orders are closed, I’ll order the books from the printers and they should arrive at the end of July.

DO NOT order this if you need the books before the end of July.

Thank you guys!!! =D As always, questions or comments please contact me~~

It’s aaaall about the details

Working up the inks for these Ladies of Lit and I’m focusing on putting tons of little unique details into each one… Mulan just haaad to have scaled armor @_@

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I already have four inks done! Mulan will be the fifth. These are flying by, but that might have something to do with the fact that I’ve been doing all of my favorites first… I’m going to hit a bump soon, I’m braced for it. The good thing is I have plenty of projects going on right now to keep me busy. If I get stuck on one, I just move on to the next until I can come back to it with a fresh eye.

Between commissions to keep me from going completely broke, this Ladies of Lit project, my art book printing/preorders and moving to a different country next month… I’m a little on the busy side. But it’s Good busy, not Tear Your Hair Out busy, so there’s that.

Anybody know a nice place for rent in the Portland area..? x|

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I’m starting on inks! I’ve officially finished all twenty sketches and now it’s time to start completing them.

I love to read, but I’ll be the first to admit that despite that I’m not very well read. I’ve missed a lot of the classics and New York Times top 10 and Oprah’s Bookclub… To be honest I read way too many silly fantasy/sci-fi books! However, that doesn’t mean that I’ve missed all of the classics and “important” books, and I really have read a lot, but even so finding just twenty well written female characters to put into this collection was disappointingly, frustratingly, annoyingly difficult. Even with so many suggestions from people while I was working on these, it wasn’t easy!

I wasn’t just looking for strong characters, I definitely included some weak people on this list. What I was looking for were characters that were well written, well rounded, believable and not dependent on other characters to define them. That’s still a vague idea… I have characters from mythology on there too, and they don’t necessarily have full back stories or even a single clear version. Still, I was considerate in the names that I chose, and I’m happy with the result, I hope you guys are too.

Here’s another little preview of the line work I’m working on =)

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Preview 3

Another quick preview of what I’ve been working on. This character probably isn’t as well known as some of the others, but I actually had a few requests to see her. She has definitely been one of the most fun to draw so far. 10 points if you guess who she is!

Mercy

Preview 2

I won’t be giving any details on the previews I’m posting… but some are pretty obvious I think if you look at the list of characters I’m working on…

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Women of Lit Book Update!

I’ve been updating this blog pretty sparsely this past month or so, since most of what I’ve been working on I haven’t been able to post publicly..! I’ve made some pretty decent progress on this book though, so I think it’s about time I posted not only an update, but a little preview as well =)

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Since you guys are awesome and throwing out so many suggestions for me, here’s the list of the 16 characters that I already have sketched out:

Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
Claire Beauchamp (Outlander)
Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Hua Mulan (the Ballad of Mulan)
Judith (story of Judith and Holofernes)
Lilith (Judaic/Islamic Mythology)
Lisbeth Salander (the Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo)
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Mercy Thompson (Mercedes Thompson series)
Molly Grue (the Last Unicorn)
Nyneave al’Meara (Wheel of Time)
Petra Arkanian (Ender’s Game)
Pipi Longstocking
Shaharazad (1001 Arabian Nights)
Sophie Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle)

So those are the ones that I’ve already drawn. Here are the ones I’m thinking about doing:

Lieutenant Laura Hayward (Pendergast series)
Hester Prynne (the Scarlet Letter)
Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes series)
Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter series)
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)
Valentine Wiggin (Ender’s Game)

There were quite a few more, but I had to cut them to keep the characters accessible, unique and distinctive. My goal is to have 20-25 of these illustrated, and to have the book ready for printing by November. Thanks to everyone who’s made suggestions so far, and I’m definitely still taking them! =)

Alright as promised, here’s a preview

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Folly Preview

I don’t remember if I mentioned this here or not… I was accepted, as of the new year, as a new member of the group Girls Drawin Girls! They’re an amazingly talented group of women with gorgeous work and some very impressive resumes. I’m still trying to get over the intimidation o_o

So here’s a preview of my latest piece. If you’d like to see the rest of it, check it out on the GDG Blog.

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