KupoCon, TriPom Card Game

General / 08 May 2019

After the whirlwind adventure that was #TheWeePom in January, I was asked to create some artwork for TriPom (KupoCon's card game).

This was such a fun project and allowed me to draw more of what I love 💕 I never thought I'd ever get to do something like this so to see it happen, is like a dream come true! 🌈✨ Thanks so much KupoCon and to Alex Maine for having me work on these.

From the Edge of the Abyss...

General / 02 May 2019

I’ve never shared too much of my personal life here on my art page, but honestly, so much of what I’ve been able to achieve with my art is because of the amazing support of my family who always encourage me to keep chasing my dreams~

There was one person who always loved everything I did. She would hang my drawings on the wall, even wear them on her clothes.  She’d show them off to everyone she met (much to my embarrassment of being put in the spotlight…) That person is my Mum.

My Mum suffered from a condition called MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and since the day I was born, she gradually lost more and more mobility. I’d say it was tough growing up with that but my Mum was always so positive and content just being with family that it just became a small part of everyday life.  Even though she needed special care, she was never a burden and while I helped care for her, I was able to slowly build up Tengu Arts to where it is today. I was happy that I was able to wake up and be with everything and everyone I love every single day. 

To my absolute shock, my Mum suddenly passed away at the start of April.

It’s an understatement to say life is going to be so hard without her. I’ve lost my role model, friend, hero, Mum.  

As well as this devastating loss, I'm now faced with the likelihood that I may not be able to continue with Tengu Arts as I have up till now. I really don’t want to give up what I’ve started. Looking back at all the projects I've been a part of, all the amazing people I’ve got to work with, I want to hold onto that for as long as I can. I know my Mum would want that too.

As it happens, I was already planning on taking Tengu Arts further this year and so I had already done a lot of research into areas of interest since the end of last year. Some I had already put into action (Like doing my first Artist Alley).  However, with the nature of the commission work I do, nothing is guaranteed and so there is a huge possibility that I may need to abandon art for a job in another field. I just don't know how long I'll have to put these plans together and how successful they will be...but despite this huge unknown future, I'm going to push myself and do everything I can to keep drawing.

So while we're on the subject! If you'd like to contact me for work, you can reach me on my website (www.tenguarts.com). If you'd like to support my art, I also have a Patreon (www.patreon.com/tenguarts ) and Ko-fi (Ko-fi.com/tenguarts) as well as my handles across social media (Instagram, ArtStation, Facebook, Deviant, Art)

Losing my Mum is hard enough to deal with but now, more than ever I need to have Tengu Arts succeed. I feel like my entire future as a freelance artist is at stake and I know there's one thing my Mum would want is for me to continue and to not give up on my dream. 


I hope I can make her proud~

The Wee Pom

General / 12 January 2019

KupoCon is coming to Glasgow for the first time ever this month. As well as that, it's the first time I will be setting up a table at Artist Alley!

I've had so much to prepare and I still have so much to do before the 26th...But it's coming together. The best thing about it is I've had a great excuse to draw lots of fan art from one of my favourite game series! Here are some previews of arts I'll be taking along:

To be honest, putting myself out there, meeting people and talking about my art is something I rarely do so this is a big step for me~ I'm nervous but I'm mostly excited! There are so many Final Fantasy fans going and many have expressed how hyped they are to be going to KupoCon too! I'm just going to do my best and hope for the best!

Bring it on!

- Michelle
  Tengu Arts

Tengu Arts on Patreon!

General / 01 October 2018

I'm now on my 3rd term of Patreon! I didn't know what to expect from it in the beginning but I'm really enjoying it so far!

My main goal is just to have a place I can freely focus on creating unique, personal art in a safe space while still connecting with those that really share my passion and want to be involved in what I'm creating. 
I hope my Patreon can grow into something wonderful!

You can join the Tengu Squad here:  patreon.com/TenguArts

I hope to see you there!


New Website!

General / 20 July 2018

I've decided to move my main website. I'll be running my site from ArtStation which turned out to be a much simpler and cheaper option.  It also looks way better! Just waiting on a transfer for my domain and I'm all set!  

Compared to my previous site, everything will run the same for the most part. My main gallery is there plus you can still seek commissions by emailing me (tenguarts@gmail.com) or using the contact form on the website.
Thanks for standing by me friends~ 

Time to get back to drawing!

- Tengu Arts