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Rose City Comic Con BOOTH  419! by shoomlah
Rose City Comic Con BOOTH 419!

Oh HEY look at that, I’m gonna be at Rose City Comic Con this weekend down in Portland!  RCCC has been an absolute pleasure the past couple of years, so I’m psyched to go back for my third year.  Stop by to say hi, chat, whatever!

My boy Justin Oaksford (O-10) and my buddy Bridget Underwood (P-7) have tables this year as well, so swing by and say hi! :D  Do not let their names deceive you, they are not actually hobbits- just crazy talented artists who don’t like to wear shoes.

See you guys in a couple days, <3


Chat n' Chew Diner by shoomlah
Chat n' Chew Diner

Juuuust now realizing I can show my piece for the Iron Giant tribute show as well!  Judging from this and my Bioshock piece, I’m really into trompe l’oeil and obscure references right now.

The Iron Giant is still one of my favourite animated films, and Dean is still one of my favourite animated hotties. Mmmm boy.

Andrew Ryan Has a Posse by shoomlah
Andrew Ryan Has a Posse

Finished my piece for LTD Gallery’s Press Start III: Turbo Edition art show at the very last minute!  I had this idea some six odd years ago (good lord) and it seemed like as good an opportunity as any to execute on it for the show.  Possibly spoilery for Bioshock?  Buuuut also possibly way too obscure to spoil anyone.

I’ll be at the opening tonight up on the hill- hope to see some of you guys there! :D

San Diego Comic-Con International! by shoomlah
San Diego Comic-Con International!

…Yes. Yes it is.

It's inexplicably mid-July all over again, which means it’s time for San Diego Comic-Con International!  I’m not tabling, but I am on four panels this year in some feeble attempt to spend as little time on the exhibition floor as is possible.  I’ll also be dressed as Asha/Yara Greyjoy on Saturday, because what is SDCC without sweating through several layers of waxed linen.  Here’s my schedule, if you want to track me down:

  • Female Heroes, Then and Now
    Thursday, July 24 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Room 32AB
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of Heartbreakers, a groundbreaking science fiction series that was one of the first action comics starring female heroes, and the only one written by a woman when it debuted in Dark Horse Presents. Today, there are more women than ever reading and creating comics-not to mention cosplaying and writing about comics-but it seems a lot of the old biases are still entrenched. What’s changed in 25 years, and what hasn’t? Join Heartbreakers creators Anina Bennett andPaul Guinan, along with friends Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane), Kiala Kazebee (Vaginal Fantasy), Allison Baker (Monkeybrain Comics), and Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), for a lively discussion of sexism, science fiction, comic books, and geek culture.
  • How to Be a Nerd For a Living: Career Paths Within Nerd Culture
    Friday, July 25 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Room 4
    Want to work in a fandom-related industry you’re passionate about, but not sure where to start? These professional “Nerds for a Living” will discuss careers within gaming, film, comics, illustration and more. Lee Joyner (director of admissions, Cinema Makeup School), Tom Kurzanski (art director, TeeFury), Claire Hummel (production designer, HBO; concept artist, BioShock Infinite), Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Brad Herman (lead product designer, DreamWorks Animation), and Pat Loika (Comixology, Loikamania Podcast) will share their career-building experiences. Topics include training, online resources, networking, and tactics to use (and avoid) for breaking into your dream industry. Moderated by Wendy Buske (marketing director, Nerd For A Living). This panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.

  • Is It Steampunk?
    Friday, July 25 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Room 29A
    You’ve heard of Steampunk, but what exactly distinguishes this unique subgenre from other branches of science fiction?Andrew Fogel(The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Frank Reade), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), and Thomas Willeford (The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide) dissect and debate pop culture examples of literature, movies, TV, video games, comics, and more in a rapid-fire showdown that will push boundaries and defy expectations in a quest to finally answer the question, “Is it Steampunk?”
  • The Witty Women of Steampunk
    Friday, July 25 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm | Room 24ABC
    While the Victorian era was known for its constraints on morals, behaviors and bosoms, Steampunks have turned things on their head by reimagining a history that never was. Women creators have loosened those traditional corset laces and have begun to explore multiculturalism, science, sexuality, class politics, and much more. Panelists explore just how liberating the age of steam can be, featuring witty women Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel), Ay-leen the Peacemaker (editor for and Tor Books),Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Sarah Hunter(Steampunk model/performer), Sheyne Fleischer ( The League of S.T.E.A.M.), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Designs).

Can’t wait to see some of you guys there! :D


Admiral Tenoh by shoomlah
Admiral Tenoh

My steampunk Sailor Uranus (that’s Admiral Tenoh, thankyouverymuch) for Moon Crisis: A Sailor Moon Tribute Show down in Anaheim, CA!

I love the idea of doing customized/unique uniforms for each of the senshi, especially if it means I get to put Haruka in a more tailored/militaristic getup.  I have designs sitting around for the rest of the senshi, but… but let’s be honest.  I’m lucky I finished one design in time for this show. :P


Just had to share this! :D

I commissioned my buddy Jean Fioca/HylianJean to sculpt a tiny version of Sparky (my recently-passed boston terrier) for my parents, and she just posted photos of the final piece!  The likeness is uncanny, right down to the upsettingly wall-eyed stare- I had trouble handing this off to the parents and not just keeping it for myself. :P

Sparky the Boston Terrier Sculpture by HylianJean


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Claire Hummel
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Is drawing Merida

I am not currently taking commissions and requests! You're more than welcome to ask, but I can almost guarantee what the answer is going to be. :)

Graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, work at Microsoft Game Studios as a Concept Artist, love snakes and westerns and national park rangers and social justice.

Twitter: shoomlah
Facebook: Claire "Shoom'lah" Hummel

Myst blog: Mystic Places


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trome9412 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student General Artist
leafaye Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hai hun! OMFG i love your art!
We should get coffee sometime ♥
Coffee Coffee Coffee 
RueWings90 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw your work on the Disney princess article on Facebook and I love it! :)
blackbettie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love your work!
eltoroguaco Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tagged you…

Do it only if you want to.
CaterinaFrata Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
I LOVE YOU art! *v*
cptstarlight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter…
Hey look, it's the Semi-automatic pistol from Red Dead.
belarin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever asked you to draw Princess Sofia from that Disney Channel show Sofia The First?
denidimochka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Stay crazy awesome Claire!
TheDarkwoodsCircus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You wouldn't happen to have any advice for an aspiring concept artist would you? I'm nervous about starting up college because I'm taking digital animation due to many telling me it focuses on character creation at some point. I'm just not too sure about any of the art majors currently.
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