Maggie C. A. Hogarth (Micah)
- One of my few pieces of personal art and in the peculiar class of 'business-themed art' that I've done. "Management Versus Leadership: An Allegory." As a manager you must decide whether to lead with human touch, or to direct with chains of imposed authority.
- And here is the cover for my book of short stories, Alysha's Fall ( Check it out at http://www.stardancer.org/af/). I wasn't originally planning to do the cover art, but the publisher told me in no uncertain terms that I was doing it, like it or not. I think it came out pretty well, considering I was extremely nervous, and limited to black, white and one other color. . . .
- An old one, pasted together across several scans, "Broken Chains." Lots of color pencil work. Color pencil gradients are evil.
- It's too much fun to do these drawings; probably because you get to do non-repeating patterns and be as delicate or as intricate as you desire. Whatever the case, I've extended the haiku series to include the Hedge-Witch and Guardian (though alone in their portraits). This one is 'above drifting koi / glittering sky riders dart / beneath dawn's soft clouds.'
- This one's a visual haiku: 'nature and mankind / both fitting subjects for the / enlightened canvas'. Micah and Samanthia in furisode kimono themed on nature (undersea) and mankind's works (cranes building skyrises) in front of a shrine to nature (clouds and cliff) and mankind (airplace in the sky, near Samanthia's face).
- A piece I've been working on for a while. The healer, bringer of water and life. The paper quality was a limiting factor in this piece. I've made a note to find better paper.
- Been hiding for a while, but finally decided to see what it was like to do some coloring on the computer.
- A loose drawing I did with pencils and art markers, which I tend to use for a watercolory look. "Touching-Knowing" is the title.
- This is a piece from the Zalitraeq series that's starting to travel around to art shows: "Lover-Hermit".
- Here's the final watercolor (my paean to Payne's Gray): Kelu and the Moon Goddess.
- More fun with colored pencils. Micah in front of a fortress like the one I imagine from the song, 'North Point'.
- Woops! I'm not hiding, really, I just keep losing my Yerf password. :) Anyway, a couple of kirin-like types. "To Outlast Eternity," gouache.
- I decided to do a poster for small businesses to hang ... turns out people wanted to buy them. Whatever the case, certainly my nicest color pencil piece to date. If you want to see a larger version (more detail!) check out: www.stardancer.org/poster.phtml
- Last in my Bard-Healer-Queen series of Primary Aspects. Has some good points and some bad... the background was a good exercise for me.
- 'Queen and Ringtail'. Just wanted to do simple black and white piece. This one was also for a friend who likes dragons and ringtails.
- This is my painting style, which unfortunately doesn't lend itself well to representational work unless it's at a rather large size. Oil paints for this one.
- 'Thy Seal to My Heart'. A gift for a friend after many long hours of pleasant roleplaying. The snow leopard in the front is his character. After hours spent planning the color balance on this one, I said I'd never do it again. A month later, I had my hands full of pencils again. Oh well! (Daelin copyright M. Fannin, Ardith copyright myself).
- More watercolor madness, dragons this time. No, it's not airbrushed for Yerf-friendliness... she's a she.
- Been a while since I uploaded, but I liked this color sketch of Angharad the griffin as a youth so I thought I'd send it up. Writing her story on Livejournal is fun so far. :)
Maggie C. A. Hogarth (Micah)