<June 27, 2001>
- I drew this picture during a big snow storm. Turtle looks like he's on a baseball team.
- "Fly Away," 8.5" x 11", pen and Ink on paper. A study of suggested shape. Some times I really like involved pen and inks, especially when you don%92t have to do as much of the work.
- Private commission. 11x14, oil on illustration board. This was partially done by subtraction, i.e. painting with oils, then lifting pigment back up with rags and turpentine to creat form.
- The creation between my bad mood and watching Tomb Raider. Rar. I like the inking on it.
- Third painting in my life. Anatomical / perspective errors aside, I'm happy I finally can get somewhere (anywhere!) with paint. Y'see I always feared oil painting because I was afraid I'd screw up (because I couldn't get anywhere with acrylic paint). The moral of this story is you'll never know if you can do something unless you try. Yadda yadda ok enough with this BS, please critic me! :) BTW, thanks Pat for the help with it.
- A portrait done for a friend of her wind-elemental dragon Albus. He's a cutie.. horsie-ears and all.
- Yes, he's another of my characters. Tim 'Timber' Walker is a cute cadet with a bad attitude.
- This is the only thing I've drawn for ages. I've been having a real tough time with doing stuff, being dormant, figuring out nebulous concepts of what crucial skills I'm missing, time's been strange like this for about two months now. This is a mad scribble that turned into my friend's character! Vinny! hollywood style. Vinny © Ryan Butcher
- Painted male peafowl tailfeather. Great Blue Heron, which is strikingly similar to the European Grey Heron. This blue is accompanied with a "spirit heron" of my own invention, based loosely on the fundamentals of traditional Haida design.
- Another sent to Alaska... the Alaskan State bird, the Willow Ptarmigan. Here is a pair, still in their "summer dress", amongst the lowbush blueberries.
- My half of an art trade with a nice person known as Karen Picketts :-) This is her character Pipes, an, erm, swashbuckling poodle. Yay!