You know what I love about lizards? You can color them in a million different ways, and they're still recognizable as lizards (I believe Ursula said something similar about frogs...) Just a simple design that I was playing around with colors and designs that kinda got out of hand... and wonderful me, I saved the photoshop layers file so I can make even more! (If you've got an idea for a cool color combo, let me know!)
based on a guy I saw at an atlantic city surf game. It was the 4th of July, so he decided to be patriotic and have american flags sticking out of his bandana like antenie. I was quite amused watching him.
for my Illustration class we were challenged to do a book cover in black, white, and one other color (shades and tones can blend, of course). Since I absolutely adore Edgar Alan Poe, I chose "The Black Cat" (yeah, it's technicly a short story, but whatever).
I had some scrap strips of matt board lying around, so I made myself a bookmark. All it needs now is some ribbon, maybe a bead or charm, and it's ready to sit in my textbooks and cheer me up during the cold, winter months.
This started out with me looking at my brand new 3 dollar red boots I got at a thrift store and thinking to myself, "Dang, I really want to draw those!" The rest of it just kinda happened around them. It's all about the boots. (Tria and Prisma markers, watercolor, and touches of gel pen)
this is probably the first painting I've ever done that I can honestly say I'm happy with. It's an oil painting of a chinese carp-like dragon puppet. The paint is still wet so I couldn't scan it; I may upload this again in a week or so when it's 100% dry and scanable
Oh my god, I'm not dead! Anyway, this is just a quick sketch of Sid, my boyfriend Bob's lion character. Done originally in ballpoint pen, then colored in photoshop. (nicer stuff is coming, seriously...)
an older limbo character named Colt. I tried to challenge myself by drawing his black body without any black colored pencils (I used various shades of blue, green, and brown for those interested). The pose took a few days to decide on.
Michelangelo once said that when he creates his marble sculptures, it is as if he is freeing the figure from the stone rather than forcing the creation of the figure. That's kinda what happened here... my pencil started moving, and this is what happened. Of course it's no where near as nice as Michelangelo's work.... Anyway, I think this guy is a cross between the Cowardly Lion and the Cheshire Cat, but as to what that expression is directed at... meh, don't ask me.
Finished version of my Husky drawing, now with a spatter background. Oh Joy. The text snippit is from a larger poem written by my roommate, Brittany Hughes who was ever so kind as to lend some of her work to mine. (I kinda ran into her section of the dorm like a moron and was like "ok, look at this. Got anything that fits?") The image is cheesy and kind of cliche I know, but I like it, gosh darnit!
And lastly (for today atleast), a silly little kiwi doodle. I'm thinking of making t-shirts with this design on it, if I ever get a cafePress account again... (this is dedicated to Ben, Elesha, and Shane! I luv ya, you crazy New Zealanders!)
When I went to Anthrocon I brought my friend Emily, who untill that point had little interest in furries. After an afternoon, she was giggling like a little girl and had already decided she was a Koala. And here she is!
I've had the urge to draw something cute and buggy for a while. I had actually started with the mindset to make her a spider. As I got going she decided she wanted to be a bee, so I just went with it. She kind of reminds me of a Hindu idol like Shiva or Vishnu, expecially with the little lotus flower (although that happened purely by accident.)
An angsty, depressing drawing I did a few years ago that I still like. I'm very proud of the perspective. Typical teen angst, but I was a teen then and hey... sometimes you just have to get it out with a cliche drawing. So there.
A new badge I whipped up last night for myself for Anthrocon this weekend. The anatomy's a little wonky, but it's still a fun image to me and I think it works. (if you're going to the con, say hi if you see me!)
Following the music theme.... For illustration we had to create a poster for a movie, tv show, play, or music group, so I made up a Lizardbeth album and did this. It's 1'x2', one of my biggest drawings of Lizardbeth to date. And it KILLED MY PURPLE MARKERS!! ::cries::