ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!
For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.
This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.
The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.
(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)
We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!



Ahhh! Just a few more days! We close the form at 11:59PM on August 31!

ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!

For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.

This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.

The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.

(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)

We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!

Ahhh! Just a few more days! We close the form at 11:59PM on August 31!


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hey, i was wondering if you would every do a Ladies of animation or ladies of film vine ? since there are so many female role models in them that don't get allot of appreciation ? i was just wondering

@alexcopeman

It’s something I’ve thought about before, but I think the fun of Ladies of Literature is that it gives the opportunity for artists to work completely from text, rather than having a preconceived image. You need a certain amount of creativity to draw or adapt anything, but drawing something from written description stretches a different set of muscles.

(Speaking of: only a couple more days to apply! ladiesofliterature.tumblr.com sorry for the silence the past few days, guys. Life sometimes gets crazy.)


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“Okay. This looks bad.”
“YA THINK?!?!”

“Okay. This looks bad.”

“YA THINK?!?!”


TAGGED: Hawkeye Kate Bishop Clint Barton comics marvel arielle draws can they please make a Hawkeye TV series based off the comic and then cast me as Kate HAHAHAHAhahaaaaa....... I tried a bunch of new things with this--it was a lot of fun. EDIT: Just made some minor adjustments shhhh.


this was supposed to be a quick warm up but now it’s a work in progress. team hawkguy is such a pair of dorks.

this was supposed to be a quick warm up but now it’s a work in progress. team hawkguy is such a pair of dorks.


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New dream job: dressing Kate Bishop.Coach Tour Dress: ModclothHops & Lollipops Flats: ModclothYellow Tights: Modcloth

New dream job: dressing Kate Bishop.

Coach Tour Dress: Modcloth
Hops & Lollipops Flats: Modcloth
Yellow Tights: Modcloth


TAGGED: Kate Bishop Hawkeye comics fashion illustration arielle draws A warm up before I draw something Hawkeye related for a good friend. :) DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT LOOKING AT PURPLE CLOTHES TO BUY ONLINE there is surprisingly not that much good stuff from my usual places though BUT STILL I NEVER BUY PURPLE CLOTHES AND NOW THIS ONE CHARACTER HAS SEEPED INTO MY LIFE CHOICES IN A MATTER OF DAYS Those flats are in my cart as we speak.


Quick general life update, because I’ve had some anons asking me lately:

Basically, I’m good. I’m less stressed than I’ve been in ages now that Otakon and a few other huge deadlines have been taken care of. I have a few other projects I’m dealing with too, but I’ve set healthier time frames around them.

I’ve realized that I always put too much on my plate and I need to handle things one step at a time and reevaluate how I manage my time. More and more I’ve been understanding just how precious my time is. I’m backlogged on email responses and other things for other people, but I’m going to be dealing with them today and tomorrow FINALLY. I have a to-do list and everything is going to get crossed off this weekend.

Other things that are new for me: I got a part time job selling tea, which I am very excited for because that means I get a lot of good tea half-off. I’m working on volume 2 of Ladies of Literature (and if you want to apply to be an artist, you totally should.) I’m taking an online Figure Invention class in September that I absolutely can’t wait to get started on. I’m going to be opening online commissions soon. And I scored tickets to NYCC (and it was ridiculously hard to get them this year!)

So that’s me right now. Post-grad life kind of throws you for a loop, but I’m getting back on track.


TAGGED: arielle talks a lot life delete later The thing no one tells you about post grad is that there are whole days where you just don't feel like doing anything. And instead of drawing you marathon stuff on netflix. It sucks but it's what happens. But just remember to keep focus.


how the fuck do you draw hands so well teach me your ways sensei

@Anonymous

Hands have gone from the bane of my existence to some of my favorite things to draw.

A lot of people get intimidated by drawing hands. Aside from the usual advice “draw from life” and “use reference,” here’s what you need to do. All those appendages and moving parts can be daunting. But what it comes down to is this: treat hands as you would treat the thing that you love drawing. Know what you like. For me: I love drawing faces and the curves of the body.

So when I study hands from life, I try to interpret them in a way that makes drawing them fun for me.

image

And so all the studying from life bleeds into how I draw hands in everything else:

image(excerpted hands from my capstone)

Everyone always says “keep practicing” but I get you—sometimes stuff just seems super boring or too difficult to keep drawing, so you default to drawing the same things over and over again. The best way to combat that is to find something you DO like about drawing difficult things. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.


TAGGED: Anonymous arielle talks a lot another relevant example: the thing I like drawing about men is being able to draw steve rogers LOL. whatever works art related questions


Here’s a sketch commission I did this weekend at Otakon for the fabulous Stella! She wanted Frank and Nico playing Mythomagic, with Hazel cheering them on. :) 

Here’s a sketch commission I did this weekend at Otakon for the fabulous Stella! She wanted Frank and Nico playing Mythomagic, with Hazel cheering them on. :) 


TAGGED: frank zhang Hazel Levesque Nico DiAngelo Heroes of Olympus Percy Jackson books arielle draws sketch


Hey guys! This is the title page of a 6 page mini-comic for the awesome Amanda Scurti's new fantasy Earth-themed anthology TERRESTRIAL. It’s loosely based off the Filipino mythological figure, Mariang Sinukuan. I’ve been wanting to do something with her for awhile, so I was really excited about the anthology’s theme. You can pre-order it here, before it debuts at SPX in September. Check out all the other wonderful contributors!! It’s a mind-blowing list. Thank you again Amanda for inviting me. :)

Hey guys! This is the title page of a 6 page mini-comic for the awesome Amanda Scurti's new fantasy Earth-themed anthology TERRESTRIAL. It’s loosely based off the Filipino mythological figure, Mariang Sinukuan. I’ve been wanting to do something with her for awhile, so I was really excited about the anthology’s theme. You can pre-order it here, before it debuts at SPX in September. Check out all the other wonderful contributors!! It’s a mind-blowing list. Thank you again Amanda for inviting me. :)


TAGGED: terrestrial spx Mariang Sinukuan Filipino mythology fantasy comics sequential art anthology filipino folk tale arielle draws original


Come visit me and my friend janetsungart at the Otakon artist alley! Table CC01! We’re all the way in the back by the water cooler. (My half of the table pictured.)

Come visit me and my friend janetsungart at the Otakon artist alley! Table CC01! We’re all the way in the back by the water cooler. (My half of the table pictured.)


TAGGED: artist alley Otakon otakon artist alley


Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy?

@twitchyteleporter

Considering 2014 is officially known as “the year Arielle sold her soul to Marvel” that would be a yes.

AKA I saw it open in IMAX. I liked it a lot! Wish Gamora & Nebula had more things to do, but overall I found it really delightful.)


TAGGED: still prefer the avengers though but that is probably because I have a disgusting crush on Steve Rogers (sincerely apologize to everyone who follows my reblog blog and suddenly has to deal with a ridiculous amount of Steve on your dashes.) delete later twitchyteleporter arielle talks a lot


Warm up. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of Hawkeye. I love a lot of things about the series but most of all I love Kate Bishop and I love Annie Wu.

Warm up. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of Hawkeye. I love a lot of things about the series but most of all I love Kate Bishop and I love Annie Wu.


TAGGED: Kate Bishop Hawkeye comics arielle draws SERIOUSLY WHAT A BABE and such a great comic the panel sequences THE PANEL SEQUENCES. Also Kate and I have the same hair. marvel


Sorry, but I really had to wake you.
See I decided I must ride you ‘til I break you. 
[x]

Guess who saw Heathers: The Musical three times off-Broadway? I’m gonna miss this show, guys.


TAGGED: heathers the musical veronica sawyer jd musical musical theatre I was really not expecting THIS when I saw it the first time haha. I saw the closing performance too auuuGHHH arielle draws


ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!
For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.
This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.
The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.
(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)
We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!

Hey guys! I’m using my post-grad existence for the greater good and running a second volume of the Ladies of Literature anthology. Working on last year’s edition was one of the highlights of that year, so I’m happy to be working with my buddy Janet to make this one even better! Check us out and apply! :)

Also I’m going to be at Otakon this weekend. Table CC01! Say hi!

Lastly if I owe you a response for anything please know that I’m working on it. A lot of things converged for me this month and I’m getting back on top of everything.

ladiesofliterature:

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Hello everyone! The Ladies of Literature project is pleased to announce that we’re beginning work on Volume 2! We’re hoping to make this book even bigger and more beautiful than Volume 1. We’ve invited our Volume 1 veterans to come back to contribute, but we’re looking for even more fresh talent to fill the pages!

For those who don’t know, Ladies of Literature Volume 1 was an illustration anthology that celebrated our favorite female book characters and authors.

This time around, we’re still working with the same premise, but we’re placing a stronger emphasis on illustrations that tell stories. We want well-composed illustrations that showcase exactly why you fell in love with your character or author. Make us want to pick up their stories for ourselves—like the ultimate book recommendation.

The book is going to be Kickstarted to cover cost of printing and compensation for all contributing artists. All artists will get a copy of the book. Any remaining Kickstarter and book sale funds will be donated directly to in-classroom childhood literacy projects via DonorsChoose.org.

(That being said, obviously this is a project that may include copyrighted characters so if we run into legal trouble, we’ll have to shut the whole thing down.)

We’re aiming to have 75 artists in total so if you’re interested in participating, fill out this Google Form with your name and portfolio by AUGUST 31, 2014. We’ll notify our final choices by mid-September. Thank you! So excited to see all of your work!

Hey guys! I’m using my post-grad existence for the greater good and running a second volume of the Ladies of Literature anthology. Working on last year’s edition was one of the highlights of that year, so I’m happy to be working with my buddy Janet to make this one even better! Check us out and apply! :)

Also I’m going to be at Otakon this weekend. Table CC01! Say hi!

Lastly if I owe you a response for anything please know that I’m working on it. A lot of things converged for me this month and I’m getting back on top of everything.


TAGGED: promotion time! ladies of literature project


I just want you to know that browsing your blog got me out of my artist's block. Thank you for being inspiring. (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

@Anonymous

AHHHH, thank you! ;A; I am slowly crawling my way out of a small art block myself (I saw Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! at New York City Center a month ago and it messed me up, man. MESSED ME UP BAD.) so I’m glad to hear that I could help you out with yours!

(For anyone else who’s art blocking right now, there’s this fantastic song from [ title of show ] that might help you out!)


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