illustration brief

finally done!

This is an adaption from an Akira Toriyama artwork from 1993, it showed Bulma with Goku and Gohan in their super saiyan form, pre Cell-games. But I changed it to the Briefs family in the DB super time. Hope you like it!

Copic liner, ink and watercolour on 265 g/m² paper, approx. 20x40 cm.

This image came to my mind while reading Hookups and Hangups by @springandbysummer-fall, it is such a great story, go read it if you haven’t yet!

These are supposed to be a VW Beetle and a Karmann Ghia Type 14, just squint your eyes a little ;)

Copic liner, Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Aero color on shitty bamboo paper, I will be so glad when I empty that block..          


Comix Thing was a bust last night, but it was kinda nice to people-watch and doodle for a few hours. All Sharpie in my Goodwill sketchbook.

I haven’t drawn horses in a looong time, hooboy. XD

The second page shows some splash page ideas for Brainsick. Gotta get back (tothepast) to using watercolors and acrylic inks, and making funky photo illustrations!

I did hold brief conversations over Junji Ito’s Uzumaki (a guest was wearing a button with the artwork) and the Portland Zine Symposium (I happened to table next to its founder!), which I applied for last week. 


This woman is an odd figure in Greek mythology, not least because she is probably two figures conflated into one. The first is a mountain nymph who was the lover of Hermes and the mother of the goat-god Pan.

The second is the wife of the hero Odysseus, who is best known for her faithfulness in her husband’s absence, despite many suitors. She put off the men who sought her attentions by claiming to weave a burial shroud for her father-in-law, but unraveling part of it every night. Later Greek writers conflated the two and created elaborate explanations for how the very faithful wife of Odysseus might have been spirited away to Mount Cyllene to birth Pan.

The name Penelopeia or Penelope means weft-face, or possible needle-and-thread. Both figures are associated with sewing and weaving, and my illustration brief requested her weaving the face of Pan in a tapestry. I’ve chosen the ancient Greek warp-weighted loom, which was a little more light-weight than the massive Northern European version.