My name is Ava Nguyen!
I’m 23 years old and I graduated from CSUF with a BS in illustration around May this year. I tell people that I’m a freelance illustrator with a part time job at a sushi restaurant when in actuality I am a struggling illustrator with a part time job at a sushi restaurant.
Obviously, I still have a long way to go.
For around seven months now I have been neglecting my art blog, something I have kept alive since 2009. It’s been brought up to my attention several times but trust me, no one knows it more than I do.
I am struggling, a lot, with my identity and drawing. I never had a clear vision other than a “middle school dream” about where I was headed. I knew for sure that comics inspired me to draw so I wanted to be in that position where I could also inspire young minds like myself as a 7-year-old.
If this makes no sense to you, that’s okay!
I’ll be updating this blog on the regular now, and I’m aiming to improve and be the best artist I can be. I’m not going to compare art and let my insecurities hold me back because I know I am capable of something better.
The LADIES OF LITERATURE zine is now available for online pre-order! Featuring the work of 36 talented artists, this volume includes 56 pages of female book characters and authors spanning several genres and time periods!
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: Abigail Malate | Alex Bahena | Amanda Scurti | Amelia Chia | Andy Lee | Arielle Jovellanos | Ava Nguyen | Brigid Vaughn | Chantal El-Bikai | Desiree Surjadi | Diana Huh | Emily Ho | Erica Chan | Grace Fong | Grisselle Rivera | Jackie Yang | Janet Sung | Jenny Xu | Karina McBeth | Katrina Richter | Katy Farina | Kirsten Sjursen-Lien | Kristen Acampora | Kristen Davis | Laura MacMahon | Lily Luo | Lily Pfaff | Michelle Hiraishi | Pablo Leon | Paulina Ho | Penny Candy Studios | Rachel Royale | Trung Le Nguyen | Viktoria Ridzel | Xiao Li | Yssa Badiola
Teaser art by Trung Le Nguyen (Gerda and the Snow Queen), Grace Fong (Alanna of Trebond, Daine Sarrasri, Luna Lovegood, and Hermione Granger), Viktoria Ridzel (Bianca di Angelo), and Rachel Royale (Persephone).
All proceeds are being donated to charity projects promoting classroom literacy. First 20 orders include a free gift! Please allow at least one month for turnaround time. Also note: A few pieces feature language and tasteful nudity.
Yay!! Such a pleasure to be apart of something as amazing as this <3 Arielle is such a supporting and proficient person to work with and everyone is so talented aaah, it was really such an effortless joy working on this art book.
I hope everyone gets to order themselves a nice little copy of this nicely illustrated piece of art. <3
hello dere i am holding a small halloween giveaway
the winner will receive ghostbook and a handful of extras
please have your askbox open. if you’re under 18 please have permission from your parents to receive mail from creeps like myself
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the winner will be chosen november first via a list randomizer