<March 22, 1999>
- The assignment was to copy the style of another artist and use mixed media. I chose Stan Sakai. Although you won't see any of his characters here, that grey wolf looks a bit like Usagi. I drew this on 19 by 24 Bristol paper so I must show it in forths. This is way too big for the scanner.
- The backgrounds were done in watercolor. The characters are mostly prismacolor pencil. The hakana pants were done in inkwash.
- Furry samauri. I just love this stuff!
- The bloody conclusion. I wanted to make sure he died the same way they always die in Usagi Yojimbo. I still can't beleive I did this in just three days.
- belated happy birthday to Barachan. BG done by Oni, so i guess its from both Oni and I. hope you like it Barachan! Tiffany-jie -c- Barachan
- I drew this when I was in the winter blues doldrums. I haven't exactly gotten out of there yet, buuuuut, we had one nice sunny day of 70 degree weather, so I'm happy. I got to wear shorts! This pic is a landmark one for me, because I think I've finally discovered my own style. I usually lean on other artists' styles, but this time, I think I might be able to consitently keep this type of style..
- I want to watercolour this one! I drew it after watching "Anne of Green Gables" (very cute) while I was sick. I don't have a name for this little gal yet, but she's awfully cute. (IMO). She was supposed to be opening a gate, but I couldn't draw it that way very well, so it looks sorta funny.
- I originally did this pic as a practice type thing. I'm trying to work on making up more original poses, so my chars aren't all just standing stick straight doing absolutely nothing. Pleh. Well, I like the way it came out coloured, I drew this a month or so ago, so I'm sort of sick of the pic itself, but I like the way I coloured it. I'm working on making my colouring more realistic.
- Oh look! Doo Dog and Dooky found a new use for Licky Gum Lime! Tug-o-War! The point of their game? Pulling until SOMEthing happens! (And it WON'T be 'the Licky Gum breaking into two parts' - that stuff is tuff!) Them both and Licky Gum ('It yummy, too!' o8-9) are © me, I guess. o8-)
- I was originally planning to do a companion piece to the rat gargoyle, showing an angel in Westwind architecture. However, I got to listening to Loreena McKennit (thanks, Jason) and ended up taking some inspiration from the Twa Sisters of Binnorie. The irony of choosing a mute swan was unintentional. (Derwent Water Colour pencils on Bienfang Watercolor paper)
- Blackthorne, of the Brotherhood of the Black Pard, is a Westwind character created by my husband, Carl, but almost never actually played. This is a quick scribble to thank him for buying me the Wacom tablet on which I did it.
- I saw this neat 'modern' opera in Los Angeles back in December. It was based on "Fantastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl. Maybe opera's not my bag...it was...interesting, yeah, that's it. But I'm really glad I got to see it, and I enjoyed it.