Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lovely Lady

Aaaand here's my last sketch of 2008, a lovely lady I found on dA. I wish I'd saved the link to her gallery.

I was experimenting with a square brush and opacity jitter here.

I'm also scanning a few of the other sketches I've done in 2008 and slotting them in in approximately the right places in the blog, starting with February 2008.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fish Santa

This was going to be my Christmas card this year, but I didn't get it done in time. Still needs a bit more shading and colour overlay.

I'm sure it's offensive to someone somewhere, but I just love this guy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bettie Page

Finished up painting Bettie Page for the CHOW tribute thread. I'll have to throw some colour on after the holidays.

Progress (didn't save as many layers this time, since I've been incredibly busy cleaning and cooking and preparing for the holidays):

Thursday, December 18, 2008


She looked like she had fun in her photos, which made her fun to look at. For this week's CHOW:

Sunday, December 14, 2008


More October sketches, faces found on Flickr.

Just 83 more and I'll have finished my hundred faces. :)

Actually, I've done a few more last week, so I need fewer than 83 -- but I exchanged sketchbooks, so the one at work will have to be filled a little more before coming home.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


From October. I did a whole bunch of sketching in October.

Oh yes -- and these all come from various photos on the Net, which are easy enough to find if you search for "capybara" on Google. Next summer I'm going to bike to the zoo again and do a few live capybara studies. (I've already done a couple, but the capybaras were sleeping, so they look like furry logs in my sketches. Not very interesting.)

Anyway -- capybaras are cool-looking! They are the world's largest rodent (about the size of a small pig) and they spend a lot of their time in the water. Their feet are webbed and rubbery, and their eyes and nostrils are located on the top of their head so that they can breathe and look around while swimming.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Meeting Sketches

Just some ballpoint pen stuff from a meeting last week.