Shawn Mulligan (Glumilan/Octantis, Clovis)
- This was part of an interesting trade. In exchange for this drawing, I'm getting a piece of theme music written for one of my characters by that prince of pianos, Brendann Dunn. (Whose name I bet I'm mangling. I know him better as Roho.) I think it's a cute sketch, if you can get past the whimsical 'Super Mario Tree'. Roho is © Brendann Dunn. Akako is ©.. er.. Akako?
- The theme of this batch is 'Stuff for Chums', I suppose. This simple one was a story character made for an RP muck by Yamaneko. Anisa, a lepine barmaid, blocking a thrown knife with a serving tray. I used some cheap drawing tricks to crank it out fast, but it worked. ;) Anisa is © Greg Crothers
- The great American diner. A haven for philosophers of our modern day and age. It seems to me like all the best questions are asked and answered in greasy-spoon dives. Pacrat's "pr-room1" pic just popped this scene into my head, so here it is, if she doesn't mind. The answers are arranged in order after the questions in "pr-room1", left to right, top to bottom. Can you find the reference to 'The Tick'? Pacrat's © Jennifer Rodriguez.
- This is a picture matching a description of one of my muck characters, Bambridge Tumbleton. On DesertMUCK, he's described as wearing a British colonial expeditionary uniform. (No, it's not an SS uniform, and he is not Colonel Klink.) I tried to draw one from memory, but there's probably plenty of mistakes here. Oh, well. God save the Queen.
- Here's the second result of my studies on the figure in perspective: Clovis from the back, crouched into a fighting stance. To elaborate, an artist friend of mine said "Everybody needs a 'psycho' character to let off steam with, one that can be crazy, weird, and/or mean." I guess Clovis is my psycho character, though he's not really mean. Oh, andin my laziness, I swapped out the chain on his mace with a cable. For this feat of laziness, I earned three housecat points. :)
- A chubby challenge, eh? I dig this. It's a good excuse for people to break themselves out of the usual Olympian physiques. Anyway, here's mine. While fat doesn't necessarily mean slobbiness, Clovis still looks like a slob. He might look like this in his fifties. I'm pleased with his "What the hell do YOU want" expression. Oh, and if you're wondering, his coffee mug reads "This is not an ashtray". I certainly hope I'm not foretelling my own future. :P Clovis (C) myself.
- This is a second version of a character I play on a nameless RP muck. This is Kensington "The Cutlass" St. Germain, a corvid pirate. The tailfeathers were an afterthought, but eh.. what're y'gonna do? :) It looks a lot better than the original, in my other directory. You might say it's 'avast' improvement. Hah! K. St. G. is © me, ye scurvy air-dogs. Arrrr.
- This is an inked logo I did for Roho's RealAudio radio page, on which he plays assorted weird midi's, CD's, and occasionally takes to the piano keys himself. He's a fennec, and so has a desert theme around most of his stuff. It's a tidy little logo, I think. I like the letters in particular.
- Jaquel's picture of Edward Lizardhands reminded me of another old character. The Komodo'll end up in a comic, if I ever manage to flesh it out, anymore. He's a grouchy-looking fellow, and despite the fact there's no flesh on his tail, he can still move it. In the meantime, Jaquel.. how's "Tourniquet" sound as a name for your claw-lizard? He's got the sharp bits, and he's got the blood-restricting buckles and straps going on there. Pardon the ramble. The Komodo is © myself.
- And now for something completely different. I'm a monochrome fiend, generally.. but for once, I finally dusted off the Prismacolours and actually honest-to-God coloured something. I burnished this pic like a madman, such that people have thought it was marker or digital colour; however, it's hand-crampin' pencils. If it weren't for that, I might have added a background. Anyway, this is Lynx, done up as a mecha-style SWAT robot after I'd played too much Einhander. Lynx © Conrad Wong.
- First off, sorry for the unweildy size. :/ It's the only scan I had, and I gave the original away a long time ago. This is an old, old picture, but unlike many of my others, I've kept liking it. (Except for the text at the bottom.) I used to know this Mallard fellow on another muck, and on a whim, doodled his character up. He's a non-morphic samurai duck, and © Mallard, wherever he is.
- And now for something completely different. I'm fond of this drawing, mostly for the character herself. A lot of characters I make up are based on taking pun-names, or words that sound good together, and building the character up around the name. In this case, Melody Malady. I envisioned someone who means well, but whom trouble tends to fall around. With some input from a chum, she eventually turned into this furry version of Calamity Jane, contemplating a shot of whiskey while leaning into some lines that suggest a barroom.
- In stark contrast to the last picture comes this one. I'm hoping it's not too grisly for you guys. Before you go thinking I'm some kind of freak, I swear I didn't make this character up. There's this RPG, see? From Steve Jackson, I think. It's called Nightspawn, and there's random tables involved. To make a long story short, Mike ended up with a purple anthro panther with attack intestines. I drew this for him as a birthday present.
- This is kind of a trip down memory lane for me. I recently got back in touch with a friend I'd lost track of, your very own Mason. I was reminded of this picture I'd drawn for him, a character on a now-defunct muck, which he practiced colouring on, to very good effect. I was, and still am pleased with the stained glass window effect on the 'M', to the point I thought I'd share it. (You guys will never see here the absolute garbage from the same time period I did. :P ) Meadowlight is © Shawn Leedy. Go to his site if you'd like to see the coloured version.
- You know how, in the art manager, you see weird programmer message lingo while it processes? Like 'breaking up block size' and 'Numchucks = 10'. It made me go, "Numchucks? What the hell is going ON over there?" I got this weird mental image of the Yerf admin busting out in some martial arts action every time they receive a file, and this ultra-quick, not-so-tidy sketch of Sully popped out. I hope he doesn't mind it, he tolerates enough out of me as it is. :P Sully is © Scotty Arsenault.
- "Dey sez dat she's called da PacRat.. on accounta ya look funny atter... and she packs ya fulla lead." This is my half of a pic trade with PacRat, who asked for a 20's era gangster. Her she be. Wanted for larceny, grand theft, extortion, racketeering, ... oops, ran out of space. PacRat's © Jennifer Rodriguez, youse mugs.
- Well, my first visit to IRC in ages yielded some sketchy weirdness. I wasn't quite prepared for it, so I tried to catch some on paper. :P This is a quick ink pic of PacRat fending off a flying, blood-sucking sea monkey. They grow them 'skeeters big down south, I guess. PacRat's © Jennifer Rodriguez.
- This one of the characters I role-play on a strictly role-play muck whose name isn't important. This is Witchdoctor Zhu Ye Qing, of the Higher Institute of Sorcery and the Supernatural. (H.I.S.S.) I know the hat makes him look like a big pale mushroom. :P I've been working with this character for a while, and I'm not thrilled with this second incarnation, but I'll keep refining. He's © myself, I suppose.
- Sorry I haven't uploaded in ages. Been ultra-busy, new job, and everything. I know it sucks to see sketches, but I've seldom had time for much else. :P There's a couple 'finished' ones in this batch too, I swear. Anyway, here's Victor Reynard, a kleptomaniac bard, trailing stolen goods and travelling with his opposite, Sir Simon St. Alban, a paladin. It occured to me that I usually do action poses, and seldom do normal things like walking, so here they walk.
- It's me. In all my lumpen glory. My token hunchbacked, slack-jawed, glassy-eyed photo, in black and white. (Natch.)
- This is a pencil drawing of Clovis, a rat, and a favorite character of mine, rather more buff than I usually draw him. He's getting ready for Yerf tryouts by building up the ol' paper-clamping arm with some one-armed pushups. A german shepherd instructor from Yerf times him. Oh, and there's some token effort at background junk. This is a reasonably good idea of how realistic or gritty I can get, which isn't saying much, but I'm working on it.
- Glumilan the Hydra sings art-related cadance while he marches (slithers?) in more Yerf basic training. This is about mid-range on the 'seriousness' gauge of stuff I do. It's also an example of something I've (messily) inked. The hand-heads look a bit more annoyed than I intended them to be, but my friend Yamaneko pointed out that just about anyone would be angry after carrying a rifle in his teeth for 20 miles.
- A pencil drawing I did for Turbine Divinity. It's my own take on his clockwork dragon persona, and I was fairly pleased with how it turned out. It's slightly sketchy too, I'm afraid. Turbo is © Matt Harpold. MechaBuddha I'm less certain about.
- Well, I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. I read over a Hogarth book, and much to my surprise, I understood a chapter. (About figure notation, what order to draw the stuff in.) I thought I'd try to apply what I learned, and draw Clovis at the same time. Here are the flawed results.. but at least I refined Clovis some. (If I learned anything, it's that I hate drawing chains.)
- This is from a little while back, when both myself and a friend of mine were deep in the throes of Final Fantasy Mania. I combined some muck characters with FF characters, much like many furs have done already. I liked it anyway. This is Zoltan, as Barret. Zoltan is © Gen Whitmore. (Extremely ©! She kicka you butt if you cross, I seen it!)
Shawn Mulligan (Glumilan/Octantis, Clovis)