Saturday, January 27, 2007

Art Dump

Background Texture

Okay, I think I'm done with Anais.

That background was a pain. I did a couple layers of scribbling, messed it up, smeared a part of it by trying to lift colour with an eraser, cursed at my own stupidity, burnished the whole thing and started scribbling over top again.

It was great fun!

And now, onto something completely different.

Bride of the Bus People

A few people I've drawn on the bus since December.

This turned out to be a much neater sketch than I usually get to do. Also, I like people who perch their hats on the very tops of their heads:

I had to draw this man reflected in the window of the bus:

And my favourite of the lot:

Not so many inked pieces to show off lately... The beginning of term is always busy, though.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Lemon Jam

Well, not quite lemon. Maybe just a little lime.

As usual, there is too much streaking in the background. I'm planning to scribble over it with pencil crayon. The model looks good, although the yellow is a little Simpsons-esque. I did do up several colour thumbnails, though, and this one got the Neil Seal of Approval. Maybe the problem is that I need to buy more markers?

I'm going to hang this one on the wall, I think.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Anais, for this month's Drawing Jam on the Drawing Board.

In the spirit of doing less digital art, I think I'll colour her with markers.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tourists in Rome

I was reviewing some photos I took in Italy in September, when I caught sight of this woman. It was a complete accident she was even in the photo -- I was taking a picture of the Arch of Titus with about a bazillion tourists underneath it. But today she just caught my eye, in her red pants and crazy shirt, against a backdrop of tourists dressed in blue, tan and grey.

Why are we tourists so boring sometimes? I would like to see comfortable travel clothing in a wide variety of colours. Really, sometimes I think that the hippies had it right.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Independent Development

I've been "working" on this story since I was fifteen. Maybe even younger. It started out as a story of betrayal between two sisters (not biographical, my brother's six years younger than I am and apart from the fact that he annoyed the living beetles out of me for about five to eight years of my life, we got along well). As I grew older, I pared down the cast, matured the story a bit, redesigned the characters to something a bit more practical... And still, not a single word of this tale has been written.

I went back to look at my character designs this year, and I was surprised and dismayed that my main character bears slightly more than a passing resemblance to Pierre Alary's Marie from Beladonne (completely unintentional -- I guess we're both fans of the Musketeer era). And no matter how far I travel, my elves seem to shop at the same costume stores that Wendy Pini's Elfquest elves patronize.

This was me just giving in. Why fight it? Obviously I'm destined to write some sort of Beladonne x Elfquest crossover.

I won't even start on where Berserk comes into this plot. Sheesh!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Work Woes

This is an older sketch I found while going through the drawers at work. It's especially appropriate now, because it's the start of term and I am suffering through the semi-yearly student incursion. I'm only two days in and I actually want to slap every single human being that walks through my door, with the exception of my husband and my cow-orkers.

But enough about work! Oh, the things we have to do to keep the fridge stuffed with radishes and bocconcini cheese.

Moving on:

Feletheus was a Civil Necromancer, Second Class. The perks of the position included a free tin of tea once a month, a small body-parts budget and the right to wear the official necromancer hat with the ram's horns. Unfortunately, this was offset by the fact that his office was located in the city sewers and was invaded by local adventurers every other week. He wouldn't have minded that so much -- after all, he was paid to keep the adventurers off the streets and in the sewers fighting zombies -- except that they always made a terrible mess and tried to make off with his hat.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


A sketch from earlier in December. I was waiting at the bus station following a beer meeting, and sketched out a girl standing below.

I added the colours afterwards, from memory.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Working on some journal comics and a sllooowwww digital painting. The weather's bad, so the buses take forever to get us home. By the time we make dinner and decompress for a little bit, there's hardly any time left to draw. Plus I haven't drawn anything at work because start of term is always a crunch.

Anyway, I've got to post something, so here's a preview of the journal comic I'm working on:

If I weren't a perfectionist, I'd probably have it done by now.

Aaaanyway, I'll see if I can scan a few things this weekend. I can't play with my Raving Rabbids all weekend because shaking the Wii controllers for more than an hour makes my arms not work. So there will be a few new things up soon.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Funny Bunny

I went through a (relatively) short phase of drawing pear-shaped rabbits. They always remind me a bit of the movie bunnies.

I'm not sure what else you can expect from someone who called their blog "Lagomorphosis", though.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


I haven't been at work over the holiday break, which means that I've been mostly finishing colours up on the computer. It's a slow process, and I have fewer things to post. (I've also been screwing around with photographs. But we'll ignore that for now.)

In celebration of a lot of work done for little result, I'm posting up something in progress. A rabbit with an umbrella, based on a thoroughly nude photo off of -- which is full of nude photos, you have been warned.

Of course, my version is not so nude. Why the heck did I look at a charming naked model and think "what this photo needs is a pear-shaped rabbit"? Darned if I know. But she looks *lovely* in pink.

I don't know how much more finishing I'll do on this. I'm working on something else right now, but this doesn't need a whole lot more to be done.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Something Yummy!

I was going through a pile of papers by my desk, and re-discovered this sketch. I coloured it up quickly in Illustrator:

It's a big hit with Neil. I may have to make it a little more complex and add some textures to it. And now that I look at it, I think I'd like it better if the cabinets were behind the refrigerator instead of the other way around. Still, I think it turned out fairly well.