I am a 2D cartoonist, character designer, and illustrator with strengths in experimental, fantasy, mythology, semi-realistic animal, and anthromorphic style.
Mostly self-taught with additional classical training, I founded my freelance illustration business--Ratgirl Productions--in early 2010.
I work very well with traditional mediums such as Colored Pencil, Ink Pen, Ballpoint, Chalk Pastel, as well as Art Markers. I have worked in such digital medium softwares as Adobe Photoshop, Manga Studio, GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), and my tools include a Wacom Intuos tablet & pen as well as an HP Touchsmart tm2.
Out of the subjects I specialize in, animal illustration is a personal favorite of mine. I can create animal characters in many different ways, depending on what the clients' preferences are. Human -and humanoid- design characteristics tend to favor, but is not limited to, a style seen in much Anime and Manga (Japanese Animation and Comics respectively).
As a detail-oriented artist I always keep the quality of my client's requests as a top priority. Communication is very important to me and I regularly keep in contact with you throughout the process. I work efficiently and make certain that my clients are 100% satisfied with the finished product.
A personal goal I have is to open a gallery style store for Ratgirl Productions at some point, so that face to face customer service can happen much more frequently than only at event appearances. Also, since I have an extensive customer service background there is something about seeing the clients' reaction to finished product that is very rewarding in itself.