Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use your
for tubes or sigs?
No and yes. Please see my Tubes and Sigs
Policy for details. DO NOT email me
regarding tubes and sigs - I
WILL NOT reply to your email.
Where do you get your ideas?
inspired by photos in magazines, or by
something I saw.
Sometimes I don't have any real idea
where I'm going - I'll just draw a
face, and see where it takes me.
Sometimes I have a technique I
to try, and the picture grows from
that. I talk to my friends, I
talk to my kids, and I keep an eye on
What are your main artistic
manga artists Takahashi Rumiko and
Masakazu Katsura have influenced my
anime-style artwork the most.
Wendy Pini (artist of ElfQuest)
another strong influence - much of my
earliest art was Elfquest fanart,
and I still find my inking techniques
harkening back to her. Olivia has
had a distinct influence on my
"cheesecake" compositions, though I only
wish I had her skill with
fleshtones. Alphonse Mucha and
Nouveau artists, the impressionists
(particularly when I paint), and
illuminations, woodcuts, and etchings
have all made their mark. But,
like most artists,
I tend to pick up things wherever I see
them and absorb them into my
style, so there's no way I could list
everyone that's influenced me.
Do you do CG?
Although I now have
and am using it for limited situations,
I probably will continue to do
most of my work by hand -
I'm a hands-on kind of gal!
Do you do manga?
I did the
artwork for two issues of a manga
entitled "Purrsia" published by Purrsia
Press. Unfortunately, the other
things going on in my life sucked
away from the manga, and after finally
finishing issue 2 way behind
I called it quits, both for my own sake
and for theirs. The two
are currently available as a single
"Purrsia" I was one of the runner-up
winners in Tokyopop's Rising Stars
of Manga competition with my entry
"Trickster." The compilation volume may
still be available on Amazon, though
Tokyopop has discontinued operations.
I currently have
several manga projects "in the works,"
and hope to be able to announce
the publication of one of them sometime
in the near future.
Do you do requests?
This is not to be mean or snooty; I
simply don't have drawing time
to do anything other than paying work,
for medical reasons. Don't
sending me your sob story, because it
can't change the physical and
realities of my situation; I'm not even
encouraging new paid
Do you do commissions?
Yes, but I am
behind on my commission backlog; you may
wish to wait until I am caught
up to get a better turnaround time.
Can I link to your page?
You don't even need to ask me.
If I link to your page, will you link
The sites that I
link to on my
page are those that I am personally
interested in or enjoy
on a regular basis, and I can't
guarantee that I will enjoy every site
that wants to link to me. It is
better for me to say here and now
that I won't link to any sites than to
hurt your feelings by saying no
to your site. However, if you do
link to my site, please let me
know and I will try to pay you a visit.
Sadly, even when I find a page
I want to link to,
sometimes takes me months (or years) to
get the actual link up. I'm bad