Ever since I can remember (which is probably around age 3?), I’ve been drawing. That doesn’t mean I’ve been drawing well, but I have been drawing. All of my notes from… whatever age I started needing notes and onward, have been covered in senseless, dumb doodles. I’m sure my homework would have been as well, if I wasn’t afraid of authority. But I was known to take a few chances with a giraffe in the corner of my Physics homework every now and then.
That’s right, you heard me. I, too, can be daring!
Below is a weird, slapdash compilation of art from my earliest days to now, at the ripe age of 22. I’ve dabbled in quite a few mediums, varying vastly in success, but there are a few pieces I feel really proud to say I’ve done. Hopefully I will only improve as time and practice continues. And hopefully I will someday learn to rechannel 4-year-old Megan’s illustrated angst — that girl was craaaaazyyyyy!
Not just great Mario fan art, but a riveting depiction of my father as a whale, featuring a mermaid friend and his shimmering bald spot.
Can you believe it? He couldn’t even just.
You wouldn’t believe the letters I get fighting over the rights to this story.
The fact that that dump truke is in any way mobile is what interests me most here.
A slight improvement here, if we ignore the fact that this short-armed woman is about to be mauled by a murder of crows.
A big leap in time to 2012 here, evidenced less by the skill, and more by the outdated meme.
My proudest Pokemon invention.
Because you are, Brain. Because you are. Narf.
One of my favorite poses for these goofballs.
My first ever manga collage! From the manga “Kaichou wa Maid-sama!”
My second ever manga collage! Drawn with greyscale markers. From the manga “Ao Haru Ride”.
The last of my big manga collages! Drawn and colored with greyscales. From the manga “Dengeki Daisy”.
An entry I sent in an ongoing art trade I had going with a buddy. Completed using a set of three raspberry-toned Copic Markers (*swoon*) that my Mom got me 😀
Practicing some Celtic knot work, because you can never be too prepared for a situation where you’ll need to use this.
My nephew Jack went through a siren phase, and asked if I could make a centipede siren… without a shirt on. I upheld the request. But I made sure to give her a shit ton of hair.
An ongoing project I have to catalogue all of my favorite recipes. I love cooking, especially when accompanied by John Lemon.
My week-long stint in Meteorology was made a lot more fun by drawing an unnecessarily-detailed map of the US regions.
If anyone with some sort of power is listening out there… Can we get a Deadpool x Kronk crossover series, please? Thanks.
I went on a snowflake stint during Christmas 2015. I figured I should learn the crafts associated with my birthday. These things were a pain in the ass, but they’re pretty!
I’d stay away from that reunion too, Hobbes…
This gigantic Deadpool bust was drawn as a surprise for my second oldest sister Jessie. He came equipped with over 10 interchangeable sassy phrases!
When I was at my sickest, a very dear friend got his entire class in Japan to write me “Get well soon” cards. It is hands-down the nicest gift I’ve ever received. I made sure to make a handmade card for every child that wrote one to me 🙂
My friend Zach, who has known me since before I was a conscious being, works at Blizzard. For Christmas, I drew a bust of his World of Warcraft character, which he can use at work to display helpful notes!
One of my favorite drawings I’ve ever done! 11″ x 18″ Calvin and Hobbes collage, colored with Prismacolor markers and pencils.
My recreation of one of my favorite Jim Lee illustrations to date. This dude is a genius.
Probably one of my favorite cards I’ve ever made. Star Wars-themed Christmas card for two of my best friends back in California!
This sign was made for Mrs. Harvey of Illinois, a Redditor who I was matched with during a Fantasy-themed gift exchange 🙂 She currently has this displayed at the front desk at her school library!
A Halloween card drawn for my Boba Fett loving Redditor in the Halloween exchange. She was pretty stoked.
After way too many hours of work, I finished my first ever piece using zentangling, a style of doodling with different patterns. I loved how strongly Link’s silhouette stood out in the end!
Another zentangle piece, featuring Pikachu’s silhouette on a backdrop of Pokéballs. It didn’t sell at the convention like the Link one did, but it still got a lot of compliments from my fellow nerds ❤
The decorations I drew for my Dad’s birthday party last year! Featuring all of his favorite things, including his old green Jeep, Luigi, Banjo, an adorable Californian cactus, a moose in a cozy Vermont sweater, and a drawn screenshot from the Nightstalker Intellivision game.
Original pages from a coloring/activity book idea I had a few years back.
A few sketches, my Calvin & Hobbes poster, Rick Grimes, and some Flop Box doodles.
Some Perler bead buddies next to a few old concept art ideas, and Yzma from Emperor’s New Groove, of course.
The whole of my art wall left at home in the States! Now time to build a new one in Korea!