Annie Malara | A R T B L O G

Hi, I'm Annie (Or A). This is where I put pictures!

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Shoutout to all the artists on Tumblr who work on something for weeks and only get 4 notes

Shoutout to all the artists on Youtube who do amazing speedpaints and, if they’re lucky, will get 500 views

Shoutout to all underappreciated artists who do amazing work and receive no recognition

The Serpent Submerged - Tee ›

A Chinese dragon in a watercolor painting style.

My entry for this week’s derby over at Shirt.Woot. Please take a look if you like it!

WIP shots for my recent Elphaba piece. Sorry there isn’t more to it, but I like keeping track of my progress. :>

"And nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is ever gonna bring me down!"


I’ve been obsessively listening to this soundtrack lately, and while I’ve never seen the show or read the book, I am so crazily into it. The music is awesome and I’m compelled by the characters and the re-telling of the story. So, I painted this over the course of about four days, and had a blast doing so. It was great practice for dynamic expressions and a bit of foreshortening!


Painted in Manga Studio 5, my current favorite art software!


(Disclaimer: This is NOT a ‘draw my original character’ request line! If you want custom art from me, you’ll have to commission me! ;D)

Basically, if you have any ideas for any characters from certain series or canons that you think would look cool in my style, feel free to reblog and give me ideas. Since I’m not always topped off on creative juices but still have the mojo to draw, portraying a character I’ve never seen before might pose an interesting challenge. So, if you have ideas, tell me at your leisure! There’s no guarantee I’ll draw the characters in question, obviously, but if I like them, there’s a good chance I will!

Force of Three - Tee Shirt Design ›

A Legend of Zelda inspired shirt design, with the Triforce formed out of… words! (And check out Navi.)


My entry for this week’s Shirt.Woot contest. Please have a look-see!

Commissioned piece of a goblin gunslinger-like girl, on her way to kick some ass. I put more time and work into this one than I originally anticipated, but it was worth it, I think. :D


Painted in Manga Studio 5.

Okay but how do I tell if the colors in my art are more accurate on my Yiynova tablet monitor or my laptop screen? Half of what I draw looks super washed out and desaturated on my laptop, and I have gone through at least 300 recalibrations of the tablet. I mean, they tend to look okay on my phone but I’m still paranoid!

Anyone? Bueller?


A lot of people have messaged me about the 30 Day Challenge list. I hadn’t realized the link on my old post was down, so I’m reposting it now, as well as letting you all know for the next 8 weeks I’ll be posting every Monday with animated illustrations. Hopefully I can brighten up your otherwise dry work week Monday!

UPDATE: Sorry I fixed the list. There was bunch of dummy text in there. It’s all good now

This would be a good way to get back in the art flow!

(via bbbreakfast)