Author Archives: Abby

Oakland based illustrator in love with comics, oil painting and cats.

A collective is born…

Hello there. It’s been a while since I’ve last posted. Lots of changes in life but now that I have my own studio I’ve been concentrating on the business side of things and trying not too be too much of a drawing hermit. Which brings me to this exciting bit of news.. I’ve joined a […]

Sunny San Diego, comics, and shooting reference.

Visited my Mama earlier this month and it was heaven to be in a place where the sun blazed in the sky and the weather was hot but cooled by an ocean breeze. I even got a tan. My only regret was I missed comic con by a week! I even had friends who were […]

Silvester in Blue.

Sorry for the delay, it’s been very busy around here getting thesis proposals together, home improvements,  planning my trip to San Diego and working on a collaborative comic book zine. Who says summer vacation is relaxing? Not when you fill your days with so much fun! Almost forgot to post this week. So here is […]

Inspirational Book Finds!

Artists are always on the lookout for inspirational illustrated books. Today at an estate sale near my house I found some amazing books. I took some home and after some research I realized I had found a gold mine of beauty! First up is a 1953, German, first edition of Die kleine Seejungfrau (or, as […]

Printmaking work

When I first started CCA, I was a transfer student so I had very limited amount of electives I could take since I has so many credits fulfilled. I could of taken anything but I chose printmaking classes. Intaglio and wood cuts were my favorite methods. Intaglio is copper or zinc plates, scratched and then […]

Quick and Dirty, Mission Pie Sketch.

So I’ve started a new ritual, every Monday, I get together with a bunch of inspiring artists in a little coffee shop in SF. Mission Pie Mondays is a small informal group of CCA students, alumni, and staff started by a beast of a artist and professor, Mr. Chris Koehler. Mission Pie in SF has […]

Ocean at the End of the Lane, book cover mock up exercise

Hello again. One of my favorite type of assignments for class is Book Cover illustration. Just recently I finished a book cover mockup for Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (which i picked because I’m a bit of a fan) and I really enjoyed the process from start to finish..