I will be really really happy when I get to finish this. I'm so close to getting my computer back
Baba Yaga is a Slavic folklore figure who travels around in a large mortar and uses a pestle as a rudder. She lives in a house standing on top of a single chicken leg, and she often plays both the role of a witch and a mother. It's a very visual description.
I've had this idea for a character for the longest time named Annabel Ling. Originally, she was merely a kidnapper of children, but the more I developed her the more I realized I was re-imagining a modern-day Baba Yaga.
Ling is inspired by the Great Leap Forwards Famine in China decades ago.
When messing around with this character, I thought a lot about a character who spent her entire life trying to convince herself that she has power over her own life and a choice in determining who she becomes. I think if she didn't try as hard as she did, Ling wouldn't have become as brutal and cruel a kidnapper.
As she became more vicious, Ling convinced herself it was because she wanted to become dangerous, and not for any other reason. And so she became her own echo chamber and got worse and more extreme in her ways.
But at least she enjoys what she does.
Playing around with zbrush noise and chainmails
comic in progress
University of Pennsylvania Orrery.
Playing around with lighting and glass rendering in Marmoset. I still need to complete the details on the cabinet and inside the right window
Incomplete drawing of my Shadowrun character. There's a lot I need to fix here. Perspective feels wonky, and lighting is incomplete. I'm also not sure if trying to digital paint this was the right approach to the whole thing. I'm still learning.
In Collaboration with my classmate Changhee Han. I messed up with the last panel--broke the 180 degree rule and the really crappily designed aliens. I'll get around to fixing it sometime.
An infinite canvas comic idea.