Nov 16, 2009

New Blog!

Hi everyone,
I will no longer be updating this blog as I have a new one at Please follow me there from now on for my work updates, events, and news!

Many thanks to my wonderful boyfriend Jack for setting it up and making things run like clockwork.

Keep on rockin'! :)


Nov 2, 2009

Interview with!

Many thanks to Paul McBonio from UK for my latest interview! Some very good questions, made me think.

Click here to read:


Lingerie Girl

An early look at a new series of lingerie-inspired fashion illustrations. I'm thinking pastel, girly colours with gentle line quality to bring out a soft sensibility.

More to come!

Oct 26, 2009

Canzine '09!

Howdy! I was at Canzine over the weekend, a Canadian festival celebrating indie zines, comics and small press. At my table were my graphic novel "After June" and prints of the Food Girls including the 2 new ones (Candy Apple + Lollipop).

It was great fun meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Always a nice treat to be immersed among talented artists!

The event took place on November 1 '09 at the swanky Gladstone Hotel on 1214 Queen St. West, Toronto. Thanks to everyone who came!


Fashion Girls

Sketching is fun! I'd like to turn some of these into finals for a series. I've been wanting to explore some of my favourite subjects like fashion, dance and movement and can't wait to combine them all!

These are some sketches depicting those very things. Oh how I adore lines, shading and simple textures. The last one is inspired by memories of going out partying with girl friends and having a silly ol' time. I think some of them look a bit drunk, haha.


Oct 6, 2009

Photos from The Side Show

Candy Apple Girl
Digital giclee canvas print
18" x 24"

Lollipop Girl
Digital giclee canvas print
18" x 24"

Me posing as the Lollipop Girl!

Pat Butler's artwork

Eric Overton's artwork

Jack Shepherd's artwork

Greg Hill's artwork

Hyein Lee's artwork

Irma Kniivila's artwork

Liz Pignataro's artwork

Hieng Tang's artwork

Merchandise for sale!

The gallery go-ers...

Oct 5, 2009

2 New Food Girls

These are two brand new Food Girls created for The Side Show, a carnival-themed art show with my collective Not An Octagon. I wanted the girls to evoke memories at the carnival candy stand with the thrill of a sugar rush.

The Side Show continues to Oct. 10, 2009 at 2ndHalf Gallery, 250 Queen Street West, Toronto.

Sep 23, 2009

The Side Show

Hey there! You are cordially invited to The Side Show, an exhibition of carnival inspired art. Brought to you by my art collective Not An Octagon, the show features brand new works from talented Toronto artists including original paintings, mixed media and digital art of all things curious.

Here's the lineup of artists: (click name for link)

Pat Butler
Wendy Ding
Greg Hill
Irma Kniivila
Hyein Lee
Eric Overton
Liz Pignataro
Jack Shepherd
Hieng Tang
Jhosephine Taniwidjaya

Admission: FREE
Dates: Oct 3 - Oct 10 '09 (opening night same as Nuit Blanche)
Location: 2ndHalf Gallery
Address: 250 Queen West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z7

See y'all there!

Wendy + Not An Octagon

Sep 17, 2009

Featured on The Pin Up Blog

I've been featured on The Pin Up Blog! Click here to take a lookie.


Sep 15, 2009

The First Blonde Food Girl

Wow, yet another Food Girl? I must be mad! Mad with anticipation for an upcoming circus-themed show with my collective Not An Octagon, that is! I've been hard at work making two new Food Girls. Here's a preview of the newest one. She's the first blonde in the series!

This will be the only sneak-peek until the show. You were all such smart cats and figured out what the last Food Girl was (candy apple, duh!) from my not-so-discreet-after-all preview shots. Such sleuths!

More details about the show to come.


Sep 9, 2009

New Food Girl

Yet another Food Girl is in the works! She will be in an art show organized by my collective Not An Octagon at 2ndhalf Gallery on 250 Queen Street West. The show runs from Oct 3 - 10 '09.

These are some teaser shots, don't wanna give away too much just yet :P

Stay tuned for details!


Sep 8, 2009

Squre Foot Show

Howdy! I'm taking part in the Square Foot Show at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope, Canada. The show runs from Sept 25 - 27 2009.

Three of my Food Girls will be there! (but which ones???)

Also, this will be my first time in Port Hop!


Sep 4, 2009

Fan Expo 2009

My set-up!

My friend Tessar Lo's drawing of me for a fan

My friend Hyein Lee's table. She was across from us!

My prints and goodies

Tessar's table

Day two!

Love her dress!

Cool zombies

She found a nice home for my tiny Sushi Girl print in her wallet!

Amazing costume!


These are photos from the delightful weekend at Fan Expo 2009. Lots of fun, laughs and meeting friends and fans. Always nice to see the reactions from people to my Food Girls from laughing-out-loud to distant tilt-of-head followed with smiles.

Thank you all for coming and your support! See you next year :)


Sep 3, 2009

Typographic Web Design

Hello, hello! Here is the latest tutorial I did for UK magazine Web Designer issue 161. This one focuses on creating a web template from typography and graphic elements. Veering from that, I went with the theme of a club poster promoting a fantastical party. Woo!

Sep 1, 2009

New Website

Hey folks! I relaunched my website, It's now got updated work, a comprehensive bio page and more ways to stay in touch :) Check it out.

Also, had an AMAZING weekend at Fan Expo and got some nice pics, gonna upload real soon. It's just that my camera isn't functioning correctly so there's a bit of a delay!


Aug 28, 2009

Waffle Girl

The wait is over! Waffle Girl is now complete. I'm happy for her arrival, just in time for Fan Expo tomorrow! :)

Aug 27, 2009

Fan Expo '09 Preview

- Prints of 2 NEW FOOD GIRLS (Candy Apple + Lollipop) are available!!!
- Everything here (except for Sushi Girl magnet) is still available. To order, simply email me at info [at] wendyding dot com.

*Please note:
- Prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD)
- Additional fees apply for shipping and handling
- Payment is accepted through PayPal


What's hot off the press? My merchandise of course! Buttons, prints, stickers, magnets, oh my!

Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find at Fan Expo, Aug 28 - 30. I'll be in Artist Alley table A184 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. See you there! :)

"After June" short graphic novel

Buttons, buttons, buttons
1 for $2
3 for $5

Magnets (Sushi Girl temporarily sold out)

Tiny prints
1 for $1
5 for $4

Postcard Prints
1 for $3
2 for $5
3 for $6
4 for $7
5 for $8

8.5" x 11" prints
1 for $10
2 for $18
3 for $25
4 for $30
5 for $35