rritchiearts:

On October 9th I’m having a show opening!!

Come As You Are, the sex and book co-op in Toronto, has been so gracious as to host my work! The show, called Candied Ink: Comics and Tattoo Icons, is a combination of ten of my comics from GQutie and a new, five piece series reimagining iconic tattoo characters as colorful pinups!

The show will be up for all of the month of October, so you can still stop by even if you can’t make it on the 9th, but if you can make it, I would love to meet with you!

Sorry for reblogging this again! I just thought I’d include that for those that can’t attend, I’ll be putting up photos of the event, images of the pinups not already online, and selling prints and t-shirts after the show is over in November!

Check out the Facebook event!

rritchiearts:

On October 9th I’m having a show opening!!

Come As You Are, the sex and book co-op in Toronto, has been so gracious as to host my work! The show, called Candied Ink: Comics and Tattoo Icons, is a combination of ten of my comics from GQutie and a new, five piece series reimagining iconic tattoo characters as colorful pinups!

The show will be up for all of the month of October, so you can still stop by even if you can’t make it on the 9th, but if you can make it, I would love to meet with you!

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Okay, I couldn’t QUITE help throwing another teaser out there, so here’s a small piece of the next in the Candied Ink pinup series! It was definitely influenced a little by my docs lust as my first Canadian winter starts creeping in.
If you want to see these beautiful pinups in full, don’t forget to stop by the Come As You Are co-op in Toronto next month! The official opening in which you can meet and greet with the artist (me) is October 9th, but you can see the work itself from October 2nd onward, just in time for Nuit Blanche!

Okay, I couldn’t QUITE help throwing another teaser out there, so here’s a small piece of the next in the Candied Ink pinup series! It was definitely influenced a little by my docs lust as my first Canadian winter starts creeping in.

If you want to see these beautiful pinups in full, don’t forget to stop by the Come As You Are co-op in Toronto next month! The official opening in which you can meet and greet with the artist (me) is October 9th, but you can see the work itself from October 2nd onward, just in time for Nuit Blanche!

On October 9th I’m having a show opening!!

Come As You Are, the sex and book co-op in Toronto, has been so gracious as to host my work! The show, called Candied Ink: Comics and Tattoo Icons, is a combination of ten of my comics from GQutie and a new, five piece series reimagining iconic tattoo characters as colorful pinups!

The show will be up for all of the month of October, so you can still stop by even if you can’t make it on the 9th, but if you can make it, I would love to meet with you!

gqutie:

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
If you aren’t following the GQutie blog, I went on a hiatus for a bit because I had a lot on my plate, including moving from Portland to Peterborough, Ontario. I’m settle in safe and sound now, but I’d already been struggling with depression and the added stress of this big step in my life only added to it.
Unfortunately, I’m still dealing with the dip, and I’ve lately been realizing that maybe my brain has been doing this sort of thing for a lot longer than I realized. This piece is just connecting some of the things I’ve been told since I was a kid with what I have been experiencing— that stuffy, foggy feeling that makes it difficult to get anything started.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more art out in the world, and more GQutie comics. GQutie has been indispensable for me personally, and I know continuing with the project will not only make my almost 1000 (!!) followers happy, but make me happy, too. However, I probably won’t be entirely on the weekly schedule, yet.
If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the blog to keep up on what’s happening. I do have some good news I’ll be announcing very soon!

gqutie:

Hello everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

If you aren’t following the GQutie blog, I went on a hiatus for a bit because I had a lot on my plate, including moving from Portland to Peterborough, Ontario. I’m settle in safe and sound now, but I’d already been struggling with depression and the added stress of this big step in my life only added to it.

Unfortunately, I’m still dealing with the dip, and I’ve lately been realizing that maybe my brain has been doing this sort of thing for a lot longer than I realized. This piece is just connecting some of the things I’ve been told since I was a kid with what I have been experiencing— that stuffy, foggy feeling that makes it difficult to get anything started.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to get more art out in the world, and more GQutie comics. GQutie has been indispensable for me personally, and I know continuing with the project will not only make my almost 1000 (!!) followers happy, but make me happy, too. However, I probably won’t be entirely on the weekly schedule, yet.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow the blog to keep up on what’s happening. I do have some good news I’ll be announcing very soon!

I thought I’d redo my “get cosy” card for my next set of business cards (now with my portfolio site and new phone number!), so here’s a preview of that! I’ve been really busy getting all of my promotional material down now that I’m in the position to go job/show searching. Hopefully, there will be new material soon!

I thought I’d redo my “get cosy” card for my next set of business cards (now with my portfolio site and new phone number!), so here’s a preview of that! I’ve been really busy getting all of my promotional material down now that I’m in the position to go job/show searching. Hopefully, there will be new material soon!

Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.
The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

Another drawing of Mako from earlier this week that I applied #8 from this palette meme to. The colors are a lot darker and more subdued than what I’m used to and I actually enjoyed it a lot! I even eliminated the highlight color from the palette because it was too much contrast for the mood I had going.

The daffodil is a reference to this piece of mine (which I’m still really proud of, pff). Also, halos continue to be really useful design elements in terms of directing attention towards the head, and so I continue to use them gratuitously in all my works.

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.
(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)

I got a request for Mako Mori in palette #4 from this meme around….. six weeks ago? BUT HEY, I finished it eventually! I imagine Mako and Raleigh occasionally go for vacations and Raleigh takes copious amounts of pictures of Mako doing various things while Mako happily obliges.

(Trans heart shirt because my headcanon Mako is a proud trans woman)