Thursday, July 30, 2009


Holy cow! This was a real pick me up. One of my co-workers just sent me a review of the "Mixed Messages" group exhibit that my housewife piece is in. And I'm mentioned! W00t!

Happy Days by Theo Douglas

The show is running until August 22nd at the Picture This Art Gallery in Long Beach, CA. For more information visit the website,

On that note, sweet dreams!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Down with the Sickness

Back from my first Comic Con! So exhausted! And I came home a day early. Ended up crisping from the sun on Thursday because I forgot my suntan lotion, and then that activated the shingles... and so I left Saturday night just in time to get my medication at home. Now the sunburn is feeling better (on it's second nasty peeling), however I woke up with a cold and an ear ache. Also, today is the day I got back to work. At least it is a late night shift, which gives me time to rest and recoup.

But back to the adventures of Comic Con.

I bought way more than I anticipated and met 4 of my all time favorite illustrators, along with more than a dozen new ones that I feel in love with for the first time. What I am going to do is when I have time and I'm not feeling so down, I'll upload some pictures here, where you can see the highlights of my trip.

As for now, I'm going to start my laundry and take a nap.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Happy Housewife Series

The first of The Happy Housewife Series is now complete!

Welcome Vivian Winkleman!

"The Happy Housewife: Vivian Winkleman"

original artwork
acrylic on illustration board
11 3/4" x 15 3/4"

Showing at the Picture This Art Gallery starting 7.24.09, and then for a few weeks.

Current bid at $300.

Copyright of Ashleymarie Sey DeBondt

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sketch me a Paradise

Recent works I have done that are close to my heart.

"Roles of a 1940s Housewife", studies. A look at the negative (yet, somewhat comic) look at the treatment of housewives in the 1940s. Not to say it happened all the time, and that it doesn't happen now.

"Broken but beautiful", Acrylic, 4" x 5" on illustration board. One finalized response to the previous sketches.

"Conan: The Great Entertainer". Portrait of Conan O'Brien as President Abraham Lincoln. Welcome to the West Coast Conan! Looking forward to seeing you live. Acrylic on Illustration board.

Domains and Commissions

Hello! I am alive! Just been busy. Which is great. :)

Currently, I've been trying to think of website name for my official portfolio. I had, but I didn't renew it... yay! Go me. So I can go for a .net, .org, .us, .info or something like that... or change the name all together. I'm not quite sure yet. Either way, I need to get one up and running just so I'm organized and not hopping from one website to the other to update (I update my deviantart page frequently, and this one occasionally, as those of you can tell).

Working on an art piece for a gallery show in Long Beach. I keep changing my mind on what exactly I want to do. I may even do more than one piece just to get it all out of my system.

Here are some sketches from this last season that have yet to make it to finalized pieces.

Commissions are OPEN

Pricing varies on request and level of difficulty.
Pencil or sketch - $20 and up
Inked or line art- $30 and up
Colored - $40 and up

Know what you want before contacting me.

Contact: If you are certain you want to commission me, please email me (agentsey22 at yahoo dot com). If you just have a question or want a quote send a note to me here on deviantArt.

All confirmed commissions will be done through email, so check it regularly.
When you initially inquire (note or email), please include general description, a link to a picture or attach ONE picture if you want a specific character or person. Knowing upfront about the character and general costume helps me give you an accurate price.

If you agree to the quote, please confirm ASAP, so I don't have inquiries drifting around unresolved. If you don't agree to my price, don't reply and I'll assume you're not interested.

What you will get - You will get the original 300 dpi file (for all computer/digital works). For all traditional works you have the choice of getting the original or having a 300 dpi file sent to you (and shipping will cost extra).

The only thing I require is I reserve the right to use any commissions in my portfolio, contests or for showcasing purposes.

Prices are negotiable. Trading/Bartering may be an option, so feel free to ask.



Projects: clean apartment (ASAP), work on art for show (due July 16th) and put together a portfolio (due June 30th).

Places to Go

Gallery Show in Long Beach - submissions due in July

Rockabilly Concert - July 4th

Comic Con - July 22nd through the 26th

Guys & Dolls @ the Hollywood Bowl - July 30th

All photographs, artwork, and writings within this gallery are copyright (c) of Ashleymarie Sey DeBondt (unless otherwise noted). My art may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, modified, tubed, cropped, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my expressed, written permission.