Monday, April 16, 2018

super video games

this is the most recent addition to my pinups that i bring to conventions with me. originally this was a commission for a client who wanted to see my version of Superman and Wonder Woman from when they were having a coffee break but now are just chillin playing video games together. i thought the idea was super neat and since my hubby and i play video games together all the time, i just immediately connected with the idea. the original commission has aKent Farm box full of Daily Planet newspapers in place of Krypto the Superdog. that version is exclusive to the commissioner and will never be sold to the public.

this was drawn completely digital, from start to finish. i'm getting more and more comfortable sketching directly on the computer versus doing it traditional, then scanning. (this may have something to do with the fact that since i've done the large move, i haven't had a printer/scanner yet.)
 

i debuted the print at WonderCon this year and it has immediately been a greatest hits. =D i've listed a small handful of my etsy shop as well so if you're interested in getting one, head on over there (click the SHOP button up top).

on a side note, i just wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to those of you that continue to check out my page. between all of the different social media platforms, plus Patreon, i haven't had much time to update this page as well. freelance life has always been a scheduling battle, even more so with social media. i'm definitely continuing to update this as often as i get a chance. this is still my online hub of all things Peng-Peng. so thank you for your patience and support!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

black panther premiere looks

[listening to "i ran (so far away)" by flock of seagulls]

Danai Gurira
Janelle Monae


Lupita Nyong'o

if you haven't seen Black Panther yet, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. please, close this website and run to your local movie theater to remedy that. if you have seen it, you know that it's awesome!

after i saw the pictures from the premiere of the movie, i was so blown away by the dresses on their purple carpet. they were more visually compelling than anything i've seen at these award shows this year. i only had time to tackle three of my favorite ones but i loved all of it. i wish i had a chance to draw Chadwick Boseman's fly suit. maybe i will someday.

on a separate note, sorry for the huge lack of updates on this website. i really hate it when others do that and i really didn't mean to have that happen. adjusting to this new living situation in LA is still a bit of a challenge. i've been keeping up with my social media outlets tho so if you're on Instagram or Facebook, please follow me on there if you aren't already.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

holiday sale 2017

[listening to christmas music on pandora]

it's the end of the year and i've let this site slip quite a bit these last 6 months. i guess large life changes are large for a reason. but i'm gonna end 2017 on a high note and do a sale for the holidays! i'm doing a 12 DAYS OF XMAS SALE and it started as of yesterday online on my etsy. NOW THRU DEC. 19, 2017!

 
my shop is finally back up and running and i've got all of my large 11x17 Premium Prints back in stock, in time for the holidays! also, for the first time ever, copies of THE BLUEPRINT 2 are available to purchase online through my etsy. and if you're wondering, YES the sale applies to Blueprint books as well. 30% OFF EVERYTHING in the etsy shop, no minimum order (well, i guess 1 is the minimum haha). as long as you order by Dec. 19th, you should receive your order before Christmas because i send all orders Priority Mail (if you live in the U.S.).

oh, but that's not all! tell 'em, egon! i'm also trying to keep my mind busy to work thru my grief* so i'm doing a commission sale during my 12 DAYS OF XMAS SALE! u can get a custom commission from me for just $40! here's what u get:
  • single-character of your choice (each additional character is $40)
  • half-body only
  • 6x9 watercolor paper
  • black & white only (i'll typically use a combination of watercolors, inks, and colored pencils)
this is the perfect time to get a personal art gift for your friends/loved ones/yourself! i'm only doing them this small and in black & white to make sure there's enough time to finish them all. again, if you order by Dec. 19th, you should get these in time. but if it's not a rush, let me know.

use the ABOUT PENG tab up top to contact me if you're interested in a commission!


*i recently had to say goodbye to my pup so she can be our angel from above. i miss her so much.

Friday, September 29, 2017

teen storm

[listening to "look what you made me do" by taylor swift]

New York Comic Con is coming up so so fast. i haven't even been able to post about it. this summer went by in a blur. i blinked and it's almost October!

i drew this latest piece for the NYCC Charity Auction. i was struggling with what to draw this year and i went on facebook to ask people for suggestions. everyone came up with some super fun ideas, though some were more ambitious than i had time for. but Storm came at the suggestion of my mother-in-law and i couldn't say no to that. normally i go for the 90s Uncanny X-Men version of Storm because that's my personal favorite. but instead i went with mohawk Storm cuz i never draw that one. i drew her much younger, some time during her thieving days. i wanted to show a quiet moment where maybe she's just starting to really learn to control her powers and keeping herself dry while making everyone else miserable with a downpour. i'm not even sure that's how her powers work, but it's my drawing so i dos what i wanna dos. =) i did this with watercolors, a little colored pencils (for the lines and some blue spots), and gel pens for spots here and there.

if you're going to NYCC this year, please take a moment to go to the charity auction during the show and consider bidding on stuff in there. there's always awesome pieces (way cooler ones than mine) and the proceeds go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. i think i may have been too late in sending my image to get it included on the online gallery, but it'll be there i promise.

i know this year, artist alley at NYCC is in a different part because where it used to be is torn down and being renovated. but, u can find me and hubby Jerry Gaylord at TABLES F25 & F26 in ARTIST ALLEY! i'll be bringing prints, a very limited number of my Daydreams Book 3, and copies of THE BLUEPRINT 2 as well.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

koi brush pens

[listening to "welcome to new york" by taylor swift]
 

happy fall, guys! i decided to crack open my brand new Koi Coloring Brush Pens from Sakura the other day and try it on this fall-inspired doodle of Anna and Olaf. i know Anna has a winter look, a spring look (courtesy of the Spring Fever short), and probably even a summer look if the outfit she had on at the end of the movie counts. so i wanted to put her in typical Autumn greens and oranges and browns. and i gave her a mug of pumpkin spice latte, if they have that sorta stuff in Arendelle. (which, i'm gonna say they do because it's not a real place. so whatevs.) i think she'd love some PSL, and Olaf will probably wanna get in on that action.

i wanted to use the Koi pens exclusively so i didn't use any copics or watercolors mixed with it. i used my colored pencils for the lines and steam (from the cup), a black ink pen just for eyes/eyebrows, and the Gelly Roll pens (from Sakura also) for the tiny details in her dress. i was limited to the 12 colors that came in the pack but i did also have a pack of grays (3 cool grays, 3 warm grays) so those helped a bit with some color blending. but what really did the trick for me was to use my watercolor brush pen (the blue brush pen where u can put water in the chamber) to help blend all the colors together nicely. without it, i think each color is just way too saturated. sometimes, especially in Olaf's case, i dabbed the brush pen right on the Koi pen tip so it can be super light.

with that in mind, i wouldn't recommend this to beginners because of the limited number of colors and how saturated each color is. but having said that, it IS pretty cool to try out with a brush and some water. it's almost like the effect of watercolors without all the mess. i also used some textured watercolor paper (i believe it's cold-press paper) so that'll go a long way to making them blend properly, i think. i'm not sure what it would look like on a more smoother paper like Bristol or something. if you're looking to experiment with a different set of markers, i highly recommend playing with these and seeing if they're a good fit for what you're looking to do.

all in all, i wish i had more colors! a couple more flesh tones would help a lot, plus maybe like 1 additional shade of each basic color. if i had a pretty good set of these, there's a chance i would give up my Copic markers for them at comic cons. i mean, i still love my copics, don't get me wrong. but there's so many that i need and it gets a bit cumbersome to bring them to cons all the time. they blend really nicely together but i can't fuzz the edges with water cuz they're markers. once they're on the paper, that's it. (still, Copics are much better than Prismacolor markers in my opinion.) oh, and let's not forget the fact that they're pretty pricey. i mean, they're pricey for good reason, they're definitely better than other markers i've ever used. but sometimes, i feel like all i'm doing is buying more refills and spending more on other colors. one really good comic convention will kill my markers because of the number of commissions i do.

i'm gonna keep playing with these pens. especially since INKTOBER is coming up, i may dabble with the grays a lot more.