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Fishy's Art Corner~

I'm not the best writer, and I don't lead the most exciting life ever, but I do like writing blog updates from time to time... specially when I get to teach something!

My hope is to publish something new at least once a month so make sure to circle back to see what I've been up to!

Thank you for making all the way here <3 
Hope you enjoy your stay! 

  • Writer's pictureLissy Marlin

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

I feel so very lucky to have had the chance to illustrate the cover for Witchlings by Claribel Ortega! The colors, the magic swirls, the moon, the witches... this cover was a DREAM come true to work on. Special thanks to Scholastic and Claribel Ortega for the wonderful opportunity.

I look forward to sharing a bit of the behind the scenes sketches and color comps behind this cover in the coming weeks. In the meantime, make sure to pre-order the book at

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  • Writer's pictureLissy Marlin

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

I really want to work in animation! I dream of being a visual development artist or character designer. However, in order to get there I think I've got to train my eye and work on developing new skills this year.

With this in mind, I'm taking on the A frame a day artist workout challenge taught by Helen Chen over at Schoolism.

So far I've done 10 days out of 30 and I can already see my improvements! Looking forward to continuing this challenge (and other challenges) in the coming weeks :D

Thank you for reading <3 Lissy M

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  • Writer's pictureLissy Marlin

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

One of my favorite things to do in publishing is book cover design! I still have so much to learn about the craft so I've given myself my own homework.

Inspired by an Old Story!

I used to think about a little story called "Memory Keepers", inspired by another story my sister used to write back in the old days with the same title. The idea I envisioned was not the same as her story, but the words "Memory Keepers" resonated with me since that day.

During my second year of Art school I had the chance to bring that story to life into three separate portfolio pieces, which marked the first time I thought to myself " wow, I really love character design and concept art". These pieces were made around 2009~2010 but they still hold a special place in my heart.

Practice Makes Perfect!

Taking the characters and the story from that time, and inspired by the pieces above, I created an imaginary book series for Memory Keepers.

Also, did you know this story was the starting point behind my 2020 Portfolio? My next step would be to color some of these covers! Stay tunes for more homework updates! -Lissy M

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