new blog!!


i've decided to change my blog name!

it is now--> nessleee

just to make it simplier- and easy to remember : D
blogspot is currently havin uploading issues- so it's lookin' simple now
but i gots a new banner and look coming up!

also, a website coming soon! (hopefully)
so this will be temporary : )

Canzine 2010!

Hey guys! This Sunday I'll be at Canzine 2010!
Come check me out! oh and don't forget my zines ;D
here's a snippet of a print i'll be selling!
also there's free mini ones!! : D

I'll be also selling sandwiches.. *hinthint



Ze Lemon~

8x10 acrylic on illustration board

Sour thoughts

So, after finishing that super frustrating lemon study, I had some leftover paint! the asian inside me took over- not being able to bear the thought of wasted paint- so I painted this little guy. The colors are definitely wack- but you know, he's in a dark place right now lol..>_>'' Kinda reflects how I've been feeling lately- not the emo part, but just pure frustration with everything.


Sumo Obsession? I think so.

SUMOS! yes, I think it's safe to say I have some kind of sumo phase going on. I just love illustratin' them! and I think I need an intervention or something because I ain't gonna stop!

This image over here is a Toy design we had to do for Media Studios 2 using Illustrator's Live Trace. So far I loved this project! we were given alot of creative freedom. However as far as this image goes, the bowl and rice kinda bothers me...but other than that it was hella fun and I would totally love to explore further with this live trace stuffs!


What's Next!?

COMING SOON! a collaborative zine of 10 illustrators including myself!
ready to be printed and sold at the upcoming Canzine Fair 2010.
here's a bit of the cover! : D
(which includes a collaboration of illustrations
by Jeannie, Daniel, Tabban and myself)

What's next:
  • One or two more zines of my illustrations for Canzine
  • "By the Pound" a gallery show of about 200 artists at the Sleeping Giant Gallery
  • Finally getting down to building a website : D !


i'm feeling a little bitter today.

"Men are like grapes. You have to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with"


mmm... picture frames

I have an obsession with picture frames.

recently making a trek to a downtown value village- I went NUTS.

plenty more where these babies came from! now the next step: make some illu's to frame!





The three pieces I did for the secret art show party : )

drawn on ze paper and put into digital touch ups and coloring
planning to do these bad boys in watercolor in the near future!

I've always had a fascination with sumo wrestlers.
They're pretty badass, they get to eat as much as they want while wearing thier sumo thongs- talk about comfort!!

resting at kinkos!
after getting printed for free from Aaron
the super nice guy who works there.

...and a three sexy sumos were born.

Secret Art Show

on a random tree at Trinity Bellwoods park.

So last friday we had a secret art show party thang at Trinity Bellwoods park! Here, I made three photocopies of my new illustrations. Of course I had to do sumo wrestlers! I have been itching to draw em for the longest time! I wonder if anyone snatched them up, or if the weather had a go at it, either way twas a fun night : D stay tuned for the next secret art show in toronto! : D



An exploration with watercolour, and some pencil touch ups.
all done on parchment paper- which was weird haha
I know parchment paper isn't very compatible with watercolours
but I thought i'd try it anyways.

I was feeling particularly stressed the day I did this ( more that usual)
sometimes I feel like a hot air balloon.


hehe : )


So yesterday marked the last day of summer school for me! and the last day of my horrendous weekend! all I can say is delegates of Algeria will NOT tip you! Anyways, the following is the last big project we had for Kathryn Adams Guerrilla Entrepreneurism class. We had to create a business plan and a prototype- so of COURSE i did jewelry design. I love necklaces. If i see one i like, 90% of the time i always buy it ( except when I have otis around GRR lol) So here it is! i recently purchased a scroll saw, and cut out some magic! this one here was a oval cut i sanded down and stained. I later woodburned my character on. I decided to burn Mr.Owl because i felt like putting a monocol on some sort of animal : P My company was called Everafter- inspiration from a movie. SO HERE IT IS! expect to see me rockin' this thang once and a while : D


YESYESYES! fun camera times to come : )

So now that I'm slightly free-er then usual, I'm planning to get back to my crazy camera obsession : D test out some more cameras/films, and hopefully come out with some sick shots

I love you eBay! my cheap Fuji films came in : D
now i can happily shoot 110 more photos

Also last Sunday I went to Woof stock with Otis and the dogs at St. Lawrence's market. OMIGAW dogs literally everywhere! Oddball was scared shitless! I had to carry it for most of the time -_-.. Anywho, coincidentally we were there for Antique Sundays! and i got these babies : 3 can't wait to test these guys out! (if its even possible lol- time to hit ebay)

Next goal: to get a new and better lens for my Nikon D40x : ] (MONIES T_T)


Bright Star

An old fashioned love story about a love between famous poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. An amazing love story. So intoxicating, lovely and sensitive.

I'm a sucker for love stories : 3 especially ones that take place in the 1800s ( an era that I wish i was born in) Everything just seems so beautiful, simple and honest. The fashion is amazing, and the language *swoon*

Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion, starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw

I know this is different from my other posts, but I just felt like I should say something about this movie- even though I haven't said very much. I suppose I just feel inspired at the moment : )

p.s. isn't his hair amazing? no? just me? okayy : 3


Recent Sketches : )

I know it's been a while with the updates, but I really have been sketching!...slowly.. haha
the last two was done recently- thanks to Jenn Liv and Archie for being somewhat still models. The one of Jenn is supposed to be teasing her about how much she misses her bilobino boo WAKAKAKAA


me sporting my new tank! : D
also gots me several other printed versions on T-shirts and tanks!

( please ignore my attempt at a sexy body shot hahaha - i don't practice enough)

Granny, knit me some noodles

The Final Project!

This was the project i was most excited about! the project was to screen print onto any experimental surface and of course i had to choose t-shirt prints! so i can rock my illu's all summer haha. I had huge difficulties figuring out what to put on my shirts. after hours of thinking and brainstorming, I decided i wanted to express my love for noodles and grandmothers. I love my grandma and I love my noodles! So here's Grandma knitting me a a naruto fish cake : 3 ( i just call them naruto's ahha i think they're just called fish cakes tho)

p.s. colours of the following images didn't translate to what they really are ( more of a pastel thing going on) so just bear with meh : )
original sketch, refined through a lightbox

print on paper #1 - background leaked, boo! : (

print on paper #2 - colour experimentation

print on paper #3 - trying to make up for the screw up one haha

print on paper #4 - colour refinement

Butter me up, baby!!!

Project #3 !

So for project numero three in our screen printing class, we tried a photo exposure technique. For this technique we were to find any image and expose it onto our screen. By far WAYY easier than project #2 where i had to paint in my image haha. In about 3 minutes i had the image into my screen! compared to the hour or so it took me to paint, geezze. But it was a good learning experience : D so some of you may recognize this image. It's one of my rejected sketches for the project i bombed in Gary Taxali's class. I decided to resurrect Mr.Breadbutters! and it was awesome! i had some registration problems, and tested my colours on different types of paper. Overall, I was very happy with the outcome : D there's something about screen printing where anything you make feels so goood. haha



the final : ) - i'm pretty happy with it!
even tho i got some leakages here and there.
what do you think? : D

my attempt to incorporate my duckies : (
somehow the ink did not register the way i thought it would- it was too transparent
even when i re-mixed the paint. BOO! so I decided it was better without the duckies. RIP duckies! : (

Screen Printing : D

my screen! using drawing fluid and screen filler : )

inked on the acetate

4 layers into the prints

I felt like such a machine!
it was quite an awesome feeling : ]

So I've been taking screen printing this summer with Shannon Gerard ( who, by the way is very cool, and an awesome teacher! she definitely knows her stuff) and we did a total of 4 projects. This one here is project #2, where we had to incorporate three elements: texture, line and blocks of colour. I don't know if you remember my boatman piece in Harvey's media studies class, but I decided to revisit that piece and try a shot at making it better.

I absolutely LOVE printmaking! the process is very tedious and you have to do a lot of repetitive movements BUT the outcome is sooo satisfying and exciting! even though I'm still new to this stuff i will make it my mission to keep exploring this medium!! and hopefully invest in an aluminum screen! ( 80 bucks X_x AHH)

Finger Owwie : (

so lately i've been trying to commit career suicide by slicing a bit of my nail and finger. I won't take a pic of my finger now... because it's quite disturbing : (

Back from the gift shop!

BANKSY in Toronto! : D

Cute proposal

HEY Y'ALL! sorry it's been a while! summer school and work has been taking up most of my time : ( but hey I got PLENTY to update!

Recently/a while ago ( been losing track of my days lately) my girls and I watched, "Exit through the gift shop" a banksy film- and it was awesome! the movie kind of left us rattled ( for reasons i cannot tell you- don't wanna ruin the movie for ya : P ) however gaining that insight and watching street art in the moment was uber cool! kinda made me wanna vandalize somethin'.

So after watching that movie we walked around downtown chinatown and GUESS WHAT?! I spotted a banksy! on Spadina just before Queen! it was like a happily ever after to our day.
someone also wrote a cute message to banksy above it, asking him to marry him/her.

i'm going to make it my mission to seek out the rest of the Banksy pieces in Toronto! RAWR


Oh holy Sensei's of OCAD

SO I have this creepy habit of drawing my prof's. This usually occurs when they begin to ramble off way too long on a certain topic. I have a sketch for every prof I've ever had, but I can't seem to find the rest : ( 
 ENJOY! lol 

Terry Shoffner 

Lewis Nicholson
Keith Breshnahan 
(misspelling of last name! ahh sry)

Mr. Harvey Chan : D 

Gary Taxali

So if these prof's found out I wouldn't know what to do with myself. Perhaps run? haha


A Blast from the Past

So I was browsing through the gajillion unfinished sketchbooks I own 
and stumbled upon these beauts! : P
These sketches were conceived on one of the many tiring fridays we had
during first semester this year with JC in Illustration 1. 

this is Archie spacing out during a JC crit.

and this would be my fail at drawing Missy Jenn Liv
damn her uber asian features! 

And alas, this is the amazing collaboration 
between JC's interesting french thinking,
 my dutty drawings
 and Shianne's reaction