A while ago I painted these tiny veiled ladies in my sketchbook…
Here is the first page from Topside, a 5-page comic that my pal wrote and I drew, and that you can read in full-resolution along with several other very neat comics in the Disruption Zine. The zine is available for $5 on Gumroad. I compiled the PDF, so you know that’s some high quality compiling!
At long last Disruption is finally on sale for pre-order on Gumroad!
A sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology featuring the talents of 10 up-and-coming creators.
Over 60 pages of full color and B/W comics about days that are anything but ordinary.
With submissions from:
- Clay Lindvall / harpeaux
- Krystal Ureta / spookyhouse
- Kelly Angel / kellyangel
- Mark Fraley / themostchill
- Z Akhmetova / azakhm
- Cátia Moreira / gingerbreadcat
- Jacob B. Stern / bruxistcomix
- Zofia Zabrzeska / castiel-mccoy-dalek
- Zach Pettit / dracomorph
- J.N. Monk/ jnmonk
The PDF finally comes out on July 21st!
So strap in because it’s going to be a wild ride!
art by A. Ybarra
I posted about this before, but the rad zine I am in is now officially ovailable for preorder! Better snag yourself a copy before… well, they won’t run out, but before all your friends already have one and you’ve missed your window into this defining moment of our generation.
So I’ve been dramatically busy as always, but I did post a few pencils from one of my things-in-progress over on my twitter.
20” teddy bear style Garrus, sewn by Z. Fleece, marker, acrylic paint, plastic. All details hand sewn. This one took a million years, but it looks so good.
I’ve been plowing through my plushie queue before the school year starts, which is why the drawing posts have been a bit sparse lately.
Recently finished the inks on the end-page illustration for Wormhole Watchers… (This might as well be the first time I’ve ever drawn any people doing smooches. Not really my field of expertise!)
The cat’s name is Oscar Wilde, and he is very large and cantankerous.
Please don’t pay any attention to the “perspective” in this piece. Maybe I’ll fix it! Maybe wormholes affect the mechanics of vanishing points and… lines and things. [Edit: fixed it a little bit…]
During a lull at work today, I started this tiny unplanned acrylic sketch of Sabetha Belacoros*. She is only 4.5” tall but she can definitely take you.
*from the Gentlemen Bastards Sequence by Scott Lynch, which every human should read.
My mom’s friend texted her a photo of her new puppy being a demon dog. I like demon dogs so I drew a bunch. The top left one is drawn pretty much directly from the photo.
I’m kinda scared of this page in my sketchbook now.
This past semester I took a children’s book illustration class, and here is the result of my efforts. I’d like to thank azakhm for her help in constructing the book and for making such a lovely doll (she is available for custom toy making)!
I can’t post the whole book online, but if you’d like to read it all you can buy a PDF of it for $2.50 on Gumroad!
You can also view some other pages and sketches via my Sorcha the Harpist tag.
Anyway, this book was so fun to draw. All reblogs and sales are greatly appreciated! Thanks, all!
(P.S. I organized my website some, too!)
Hi guys! This PDF is still for sale on Gumroad and I’d love if just a couple more people could download a copy so that I can transfer the money I’ve earned there so far! I really appreciate it! :^)
I’ve also made my short, “The Romantics” available and you can pay what you want for it! Take a look at it here.
Besides these, are there any other comic works from me you’d like to have available from Gumroad? Or even some kind of sketchbook? Let me know (and thank you all)~
Sorry for all the reblogs lately, but everyone should check out (and buy!) my pal’s awesome children’s book! Look how great it is! (Also I made a doll of the main character, you can look at that too!)
The latest from Z Akhmetova (@azakhm). I draw things and like snakes. Sarasota, FL
Oh also, I recently started a twitter thing. It’d be great if you followed me, though so far it’s just me spiraling deeper and deeper into sickness-induced delirium and sadness, so I respect your decision either way.
Trota circa the 12th century CE
Art by Z Akhmetova (tumblr)
Trota was physician, professor and writer. Very little is known of her life, but she is believed to have taught at Schola Medica Salernitana, the preeminent medical school in Medieval Europe. Over the centuries a number of medical, pharmacological and cosmetical texts have been ascribed to Trota. Today she is believed to be the author of at least two texts, Practica secundum Trotam (Practical Medicine According to Trota) and De curis mulierum (On Treatments for Women). Trota is listed as the author of De curis mulierum in its earliest form, but it may be the work of several authors writing together.
Trota’s two manuscripts and the others attributed to her were standard texts throughout the Middle Ages. They formed the basis of women’s healthcare for hundreds of years, but during the Renaissance some scholars began to doubt the existence of Trota or suggested Trota was the pen name of a male physician. Thanks to the scholarship of John F. Benton and Monica H. Green, Trota is widely accepted as a historical figure and Medieval writer.
Here’s a thing I did! Trying to play around… with color palettes… still not great at the whole colors thing. But I did fit a snake in there! Successsssss