All artworks posted on this blog are created by Tina N. unless otherwise stated by the artist herself.

About Me

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Los Angeles, California, United States
This is Tina. I am an artist, an animator, a joker, and a laugher. I am not the best but I am not the worst either. And my goal is to be on top. These blogs are bringing you my greatest passion in life, which I hope you will enjoy. Nothing is as entertaining as images, both still and moving. So please, forget the real world and welcome to the world of imagination~

"When you really draw something, never fear to be BOLD, otherwise, it won't be that amazing~" Tina N.

P.S. Did I not tell you that I am also a writer? At some point it dawned on me that I do enjoy putting my imagination in texts, not just images. Oh joy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

When I become an accomplished artist...

... My mole shall have already grown a lot of very long hair.

Right after I posted my very "precious" self-artist-portrait - how I look when I'm drawing, my boyfriend asked me "So whenever you're drawing, your mole grows hair." Well, not exactly but... it is possible due to the excitement level in me when I'm drawing. And because of that, I was dreaming of how I would look when I am an accomplished artist. The more I draw, the better I become, the more experience I get, and the longer my mole hair grows. Well~ at least I have my own signature that proves that I am a successful artist. 

Please behold Tina N.'s sign of talent~ very precious indeed~ :)

Thank you for your supports~ Cheers~ :D

Monday, August 20, 2012

How I look when I'm drawing...

... and it could be very shocking...

Behold, the rare beauty emerging from the deep of comic and jokes:


And that's all folks~!!!

P.S. This is truthfully how I look when I am drawing. It's just so addicting, like drug, but a lot more fun and less dangerous~ Thank God for awarding me such beauty, I would like to cheer~ CHEERS~~~ ♥

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Bride (Girl with a Flower 3)

Do you remember my ongoing series "Girl with a Flower"? Of course it has been a while since the last time I drew the latest series drawing, but don't worry I have never forgotten about it so this time, I finally created a brand new drawing for the series (yes brand new because I have just finished it like 5 minutes ago before I started typing this~).

At first my intention was not to create another "Girl with a Flower" drawing (Awww~!). I have been doing a lot of drawings for my portfolio as well as to improve my skill. I was doing another constructional pose sketch when suddenly I felt like drawing a profile picture of my character. And without any hesitation, I went ahead and started sketching out a big profile head. I had no idea what to do with her head but I did not want to leave it with just the hair, either down or tied up. I was thinking "Aaaah what to do? What to do?". Then pop, I thought of flowers. I began to doodle different flowers on her head including lilies, daisies, some weird spiral flowers I made up etc. But it did not look right. I then thought of roses. So I drew a bunch of roses on her head. I really had a lot of fun.

Well okay, roses are fun but a bunch of roses on the head, what's the point? Is she supposed to be the princess of roses? Then I thought of bridal veil. Oh boy, it would go beautifully with the roses. As I was drawing the veil, I suddenly remembered about my "Girl with a Flower" series, so I thought "Why don't I make this the 3rd piece for the series?" And voila, it is now the 3rd artwork of "Girl with a Flower" series. It is called "The Bride". I'm not sure if there has been a bride wearing a bunch of roses (perhaps just one rose) on her head, but this is my idea.

The girl in the drawing does not look happy and she is looking down, as some of the rose petals are falling off along the veil. The message simply is: Being a Bride is one of the most important and happiest events in a woman's life, but at the same time, it is also depressing somewhat when it is also a huge turning point bringing more responsibilities and less freedom to the woman. The wedding alone is already a disaster. The roses on her head symbolize happiness and love, and it is up to her to keep them fresh without all the petals falling down.

I am not excellent at coloring, but I really enjoyed painting this piece. It was fun playing with the shades and light values~ 

Wow, that was a long post. Anyway, behold the beauty of "The Bride", the 3rd "Girl with a Flower" (or rather flowers/roses):

And the sketch:

Here are my previous "Girl with a Flower" 1st and 2nd versions:


Thursday, August 16, 2012

All Night Drawing: Painting Girl

Oh yes I did. I just sacrificed my sleep to finish this little drawing. I have been working on poses and facial expressions along with a lot of different concepts of my own characters only to add more to my portfolio. I did not intend to color at all but only do line-works or sketches. The main purpose is the solid construction of the drawings. But since I adored this specific drawing so much I figured I just had to color it as well. And this is the result of an all-nighter!

Right, I never shaded the drawing. Why? Simply I am not an expert at shading with colors and I kinda figured I might mess it up. I suppose flat colors are not bad and it shows more of the cartoon's side of the drawing, of course it is cartoon style. Although shading might just add more depth and detail to it~ Ah well, I'm pretty happy with this and I will move on with the next drawing.

By the way, good morning Thursday! :)

Update: Well I forgot to put up the construction sketch for this drawing so... here it is! Cheers~ :)


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Launching: Tina N.'s Online Portfolio

Finally, it is here!!! Although I really still do need to put more good stuff on my portfolio for it is currently a bit too simple, simply I just wanted to give an idea on what I can do and like to do and my skill level, I will update it regularly.

Behold, the Online Portfolio of "Mademoiselle" Tina Nguyen!!!

Thank you very much for your lovely time~ :)