Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Mucha Baby: Yuko

A little lady I did as a commission for a good friend on Deviant Art .  She requested Yuko, the Time Witch, from XXXHolic by CLAMP.  My gosh, she was so wonderfully patient with me, she's been waiting for this since Christmas,  I've been so caught up in comic making that I've fallen badly behind in other projects.  I'm a little unhappy about the colouring though, my printer ran out of ink!  So, I had to do some touch ups on the hair and also did some other work digitally on this, so it will look nice on the screen.  I'm just happy that when she does get the original doll, that it will be the proper colour. I'm such a perfectionist that I hate any little detail to be off...even if it is only slightly.

I used watercolour pencils, white and brown ink to colour her in and I added a background from one of my Mucha calenders.  She took me only three days to do.  I hope, Allyson likes the doll she ordered.  There's nothing I love more than to make someone happy with art!

Oh man, only a few weeks ago we had a huge dump of snow here...which in Vancouver, no one is used to driving in or walking in for that matter.  But it was beautiful to watch it fall.

The snow was here for about a week or so, then the rain started and it was all gone in a matter of hours.  As much as I love snow, I'm glad it's gone.  I don't have proper shoes to go out in snow with.*giggles*  I just stayed in and drank warm cocoa and drew.

Now, back to work on my two other short comics.  Hope you are all having a wonderful and creative week my dear friends. Love to you all!


  1. Your doll is gorgeous. I love all the moons, stars, draping of the fabric. The border holds her beautifully!

    snow and the right shoes is so important. then it is so much fun. I have about a foot of snow, so lovely. but the days are above freezing and it is melting....

  2. I always love your dolls, and Yuko is one of my favorite characters! I think you did a gorgeous job!

  3. Beautiful! Your doll is so cute! And snow!?! I live in California and the seasons don't vary much away from Summer! I'm a little jealous you get snow!!

  4. Yuko turned out beautifully, Erin! Wow. I know she'll be adored by her new owner. And, oh goodness, I just love, love, love your beautiful coffee illustration. It's gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful week thank you for your very kind visit! Love those snow pics too. : )

  5. thanks for your comment, it led me to your blog and i love it! your drawings are beautiful, so detailed! am now a follower!

  6. Your work always takes my breath away so it was with GREAT delight that I read your comments on my 'wolf' piece yesterday. Thank you so much. It was welcoming to read as I tend to go through periods of great self-doubt. Everything about Yuko is divine. I especially love her colors contrasting with the more art deco background, but her hair to me is just perfection.

  7. I'm so glad it doesn't snow here, but it would be a nice excuse to stay in all warm and cozy....pencil in one hand, hot mug in the other ;P

    I showed your work to my family last brother is an artist also and he was really impressed by your line work, my mom and dad were amazed by your coffee painting....I just always enjoy seeing what you're working on!
    This latest girl is just beautiful, too, Erin :D
    Have a great week!

  8. Oh my gosh *_______* your doll is just gorgeous! You are very talented :3 I think my favourite part is her cute cheeks and bangs. Your commissioner is very lucky! :D

    I was happy to see the snow too, but hoped it wouldn't last too long since I don't have any winter wear either.

    We should go for that coffee sometime soon. Are you free at all this week for a couple hours? :)

  9. Your artwork is amazing. I looooove anything by CLAMP btw.


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