<July 5, 2001>
- Oekaki late-birthday doodle for Jade :> Of EG and Jade all pose-like, donchaknow. All duotoned and green, arr.
- I went to Rome a few weeks ago and felt inspired. I took considerable liberties with the city itself, of course, as the real Rome, with the exception of the forum area, looks a bit different. There is a slight joke with the choice of canine, but its pretty lame. 11x14 colored pencils. I'm still in France using that bad scanner, so the colors/contrast might be a bit weird - it's hard to tell on this computer.
- Re-Upload. The last version was looking rather one-dimensional in values, so I asked advice in the Yerf ng's, got some suggestions, added more shadows and contrast. It looks better now, thanks to all involved. This is a commission for Moldred of his three characters, Mhyrrt the tigress, Moldred the thylacine, and Phyrrt the cat.
- This is a commission of StreamPaw, the purple otter. His creator wanted 5 different poses on one sheet of paper...whew! Lotta detail to squeeze in. So the scan sorta loses some of the smaller stuff, sorry. (this is originally 11 x 14). Marker and colored pencil.
- How do you say goodbye to someone who's shared your life for over 10 years? Who's been with you through good times and bad...through 2 moves, 3 jobs, marriage, accidents, the deaths of a family member and friends, through an earthquake and El Nino, who only offered unconditional love and the pleasure of being able to share her life with yours. In the end, when cancer had ravaged her to just a shadow of what she was, all I could offer her was an endless sleep. If there is a kitty heaven, I hope to see her there again some day. Goodbye, Mao.
- Just playing, loose pencil-sketch. A bobcat, free-climbing. Experimentation in characters, for an upcoming commission.