As Pencil Princess, I present to you “Cooler With Sunglasses,” a short slice-of-life comic strip starring myself, PenPrin.
My last comic, Silent Characters, was partially colored, but I thought I’d try going back to black-and-white for my comics. I really like how the final panel turned out with the gradient background. Everything is drawn in pen, but the text and the gradient background in the last panel were added in digitally.
There’s a reason why I keep my sunglasses on at the end of the school day. It’s usually because I’ve been inside for too long and when I see the sunlight it makes my eyes hurt. Or, in this case, because I’m having an existential crisis? The last panel is my face when I think about how much homework I have to do…
By the way, the tank top I’m wearing in this comic is based on a zigzag-patterned tank I already own. I bought it from my RedBubble store! If you want to see me actually wearing it, here’s a link to the post where I do. It’s also technically my face-reveal for this blog, if that counts for anything!
Have any ideas for what I should draw next? Let me know in the comments! I always love seeing feedback from my Citizens. Thanks so much for reading my blog!
House Full of Hope is a play written by my mom, Crafty B. She just published it on Amazon and, I had the honor of drawing the picture for the cover. HFoF is about victims of domestic abuse telling their stories, and it’s very powerful. You can read more about it in her original post.
My daughter, Pencil Princess, drew this awesome chair for me. Read the play to find out why the chair has wings. 🙂 Thank you, my Love. You’re my angel. I absolutely adore it. My play is available on Amazon! It’s $9.99, but I’ll tell you why I did that. I had no other way of […]
My family and I recently watched the movie Saving Banksy on Netflix. Saving Banksy is a movie about how street artists’ works are being removed from buildings and sold for high prices at auctions without the creator’s permission. My mom, Crafty B, said in a post that when I’m moved by something, I write a song about it. In this case, I drew a picture about it.
This illustration imagines a piece of street art containing two characters that was half-removed. It can also represent a situation in real life when someone you love or care deeply about is torn away from you.
My original intent was for this creature to look like a little dog boy, but my parents say that he looks like a sheep. I just wanted to create a fantastical, fun-looking animal person that left you wondering what the other half of the artwork was like.
I hope you enjoy this piece! As always, have a wonderful day.