Thursday, October 4, 2012

Walking in the Snow sketch

The sketch for a recent picture. Not too different from the final version, in this case. I decided to keep it loose.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guest art for Earthsong

Here's a bit of news I'm pretty excited about: a piece of fanart I created is going to be featured on Earthsong's site to help fill the gap during a brief hiatus! For those of you who don't know, Earthsong is a fantasy webcomic. It is quite old and venerable in webcomic-years, and I've been reading it since junior high, so it is indescribably exciting and an honor to get to do some "official" guest art for it! So, keep an eye on the site in the next couple of weeks (and read the comic if you haven't yet!). I'll post my fanart in my DA gallery, too, once it goes up on earthsongsaga.com.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Sketch That Started It

Almost all of my finished works start out as some kind of a sketch, whether digital or traditional, and I thought it might be fun to post the sketches that formed the basis of my most recently completed pictures. Some of them I improved on significantly, but sometimes they don't need much changing.



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Overdue Doodles (Overdoodles?)

Woah, it's been a LONG time since a post. I guess I've been focusing more on completing big digital pieces than on sketching. However, I do have some to show!

Today's theme: bearded men, voluptuous maidens, and digitigrade legs. Also mixed in are: a hermit-crab librarian lady, Faye from Questionable Content, Breckendy, and a gal with three eyes.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

WIPs of the Moment

My works-in-progress folder on my desktop contains a mixture of pictures I am actively working on and pictures that have been gathering dust for months. Here are some previews of pictures that I'll probably finish, might finish, or won't finish-- but at any rate, they aren't finished yet.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sketchdump IV

So many sketches... and yet, so few finished pieces! I have many projects in the works right now, but it causes me to move more slowly overall. -.- Sometimes creativity sweeps me along like a current, and sometimes I have to drag it around like an overstuffed suitcase. My muse has always been a mercurial beast.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gingersnap

Too many things to draw today! This has resulted in me drawing none of those things, and instead doodling listlessly.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Slapdash

Slapped this together yesterday. Feels kind of stuck at this stage, but not like it's finished. Just stuck! Still, I quite like how their faces turned out.

Are they brothers? No one knows. They change their story every time they're asked.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Moleskine Initiation

Moleskines, huh? Expensive, elitist, beautiful. I've had one for over year and can barely bring myself to make a mark in it. If a sketchbook is too pretty, I always feel uncomfortable scribbling in it... but, that's a silly way to feel and I'm trying to get over it. So I've started drawing in my Moleskine finally. Here are a few doodles from it.

I've noticed a convention of minimal cropping among artists' Moleskine scans. Most people leave the rounded corners of the book visible, if not the entire scanner lid. It's like you're supposed to exhibit the sketchbook itself as well as whatever you've drawn in it. Look, I use a Moleskine. Observe its trademark rounded corners. This is not just any drawing, this is a drawing in a Moleskine.

And now, after that slightly derisive rant, I'm going to proceed to do sort of the same thing. >_>

Pointy dainty fairy face.

Mr. Strunz looking particularly like a super-villian.

Fun with hair.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saturday Morning Trois

Some of you may know that my friends and I improv ridiculous action movies sometimes for fun. (If you read this blog, chances are good that you are one of those friends.) Then, Ben painstakingly edits them for weeks and they become kind of legitimately awesome (to us, anyway).

Here is the main trio + sidekick/fanatic from Trois, many years before the events of Trois: The Final Hour, rendered Saturday-morning cartoon style. I'm seriously considering doing some comics of Trois' early days. At the very least, I will complete this little collection of portraits with Throttlebark and the Receptionist sometime soon.

Sorry; I know all that only made sense to about 6 people.

Translation: here are some silly cartoons! I might draw more silly cartoons.


Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm still here!

Doodling activity has been low, but I mean to fix that! In the meantime, here is an androgynous, slightly ill-looking person.