Wednesday, November 16, 2011

a short postcard

i have taken to sending painted postcards, usually something quick and that will survive the mail system. 

Monday, November 07, 2011

worklife




thirties/ones

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

painter by numbers


I went to paint the venice canals with some friends.
There were ducks, and I fed them. Life is pretty good.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

words with pictures

The last week, I've been working on how to combine written stories with art... A side effect of taking a writing class, I suppose. The medium is really interesting- I feel like there are so possibilities to explore. It's like a picture book for adults, each word has to be absolutely sparse and perfect

My first doodle, which was written after I spent a night knee deep in the ocean at night, watching the phosphorescent tide roll in.

(it's a pdf link, so probably best to right-click download!)
"They Came in Tiny Teacups and Saucers"

funny things coming next, certainly. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

index card life drawing


I only draw on 3 by 5 index cards anymore. Fight the man?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

go forth, my giant salamander steed

I forgot to mention that giant salamanders sleep most of the time.

Friday, October 14, 2011

jibjabliblab!

A while ago, at work, we had the opportunity to take a few days and explore something creative.
Everyone who works at jibjab is insanely talented, and it was really inspiring to see what everyone came up with.

I collaborated with Trish and we had a freaking blast.
The first day, she made a plushie, and I painted an illustration, and the second day, we swapped what we'd created. She made a plushie of the monster I painted, and I painted the monster she made.

This is Geoffrey, Trish's plushie. He's the world's best dad, and he likes red.




This is my monster, Spots, he likes the color purple and school.



Nate, one of my newer coworkers, and an all-around COOL DUDE, made a maquette of my painting "folk insomnia", which you can see over at the jibjab blog:  Here!

Justin, who paints like it's going out of style, did some totally cool bigfoot paintings at his blog

Jeff made a music video, cos he likes music and he even likes videos, and it's pretty grand, on the youtubes.

There's more at the JibJab blog, including an awesome model of Carthage. I love you, JibJab.

Monday, October 10, 2011

the penthouse

i don't remember how the song went, but it was short, and sweet, and quietly neat.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

a long walk off a short pier, or the listening fish

this is starting to coalesce in my brain into something. i'm not sure what yet, but it is something

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

three ladders

a friend was explaining some ladder system, somehow, i think i missed the message

Sunday, October 02, 2011

a wombat and capybara

scoops the wombat, and noodles the capybara

Friday, September 30, 2011

thursday night sketching



they are my friends despite these drawings

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a little comic book

Sunday, September 25, 2011

see the forest for its trees

doodles. more later.

Monday, September 19, 2011

there's something about mary

she's never seen the color red before

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

more masks

probably someone from series eleven

Friday, September 09, 2011

venice-

living in venice, pretty much everyone I see wears exclusively bikinis. even the dudes. especially the dudes.

on that note, here are a few more coworker sketches from our thursday night escapades...






Sunday, September 04, 2011

keep running.


Friday, September 02, 2011

regular posting resumes...

It's been a while, huh?

In the last month, I ran the first ever online 24 hour manimate film festival.
You can see my result, "Beach Etiquette", here.
And you can see the winners at the official Manimate site, ashlyna.com/manimate

I also moved from Santa Monica, California, just down the road to Venice, California. Next week I start a full time gig at JibJab as a story artist. Phew! It's been a crazy couple of months since graduation, and I'm looking forward for the opportunity for things to settle a bit.

So, regular posting should be resuming from now on (2-3 times a week!)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

a long walk off a short pier

i had a conversation with a friend on the beach, about the phrase, a long walk off a short pier...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

eddie

the irreplaceable, rascally eddie west

Saturday, July 23, 2011

markers

finally got my markers back... aaah feels good.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

jess and the sandwich monster

she took the sandwich from her pocket and began to eat it, slowly. 
the monster looked at her. stared. kept staring. 
always with the same, happy face. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

bunnies

i imagine that lopeared playboy bunnies are not as popular

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

pugs da word

what pugnacious little puggers

Monday, July 11, 2011

news

Some general life updates- I'm working on the MANIMATE 24 hour film fest website. The whole shebang will take place Aug 6/7 on the interwebs. There will be an assortment of odd prizes (I mean truly odd prizes!!). I'm hoping to gather a lot of people from everywhere around the world, so if you've been thinking about making a 24 hour film, now's the time! Manimate on the web

I got a new domain sometime last week, and that's going to serve as my comics portal... I've been working on a few side projects, so that should be up sometime soon as well. 

Aaaand that should just about cover it. Should be less scatterbrained now that I've properly settled from my moving insanity that happened a few months ago. (Toronto to Vancouver to LA). You'll be seeing more of me!

Also a couple of blog posts ago was my 200th (!!) blog post. I've had this blog for... almost 5 years. hmm

Sunday, July 10, 2011

a true story


Saturday, July 09, 2011

cafe sketching, the return of

almost caught up on my cafe sketch posts- these are from last week.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

cafe sketching

i love cafe sketching, but it's doubly fun with friends

Friday, July 01, 2011

the giant's bathtub