Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Sketched this guy out while drinking at the Sugarbowl in late November.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Chatting with Death

Idle sketching from earlier in the week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


My muse is a schoolyard bully.

Gangster Grandma

Friday, December 10, 2010

CHOW 224 - Harajuku Warrior

The final for the Harajuku Warrior.

Ah, well. Could have pushed this a bit further with a few more days but isn't that the way it always goes?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Masked Girl

Pen on scrap paper. Something based on some pose I saw on CA.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Death's Familiar

Mmm. Flying bat monkeys. Of death.

It was a COW topic a couple weeks ago, and I was bored at the pub.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Cat Gesture Sketches

I used to be fairly good at cats, but I haven't drawn them in a long time. Some quick cat gesture sketches from random dA photos.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Harajuku Warrior CHOW

Chow 224 - design a Harajuku-style teen who street-fights at night! (Harajuku's the area of Tokyo where teenagers go to show off crazy fashion.) This is my rough (about an hour's worth of pushing pixels around):

I've been on CA for 2 years now and sometimes I'm amazed at how much I've improved. Compare this with my first CHOW entry.

Final should be up on Sunday!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Barbarella Final

I knew when I first saw you on the showroom floor
You were made for me
I took you home and dressed you up in polyester
Princess of my dreams

Now that this is done maybe I can stop listening to Electric Barbarella on repeat.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

CHOW 223 - Barbarella Sketch

I apologize in advance to everyone not expecting cheesecake. Next post: the finished product.

(I had to take a stab at a Barbarella redesign. Sexy kitsch is just so much fun. I probably ought to do Rocky Horror at some point to balance things out.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flower War

Just a weird sketch I did today.

Turned out a bit dull but I didn't want to put any more time into it.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Moo Too

November 1st was International Self-portrait Day!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010


Saw someone's catwoman inks on dA and started wondering how I'd draw her. Here's an answer, I guess!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Future Hair

Someone else from yesterday's Gaga sketching spree:

Reminds me a bit of Finder.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I'm supposed to be doing comics but I'm having a pretty slow weekend, what with the dinners and the birthday and the friends and the trick or treaters. So I spent an hour listening to Lady Gaga videos and sketching whatever popped out on the page.

Back to comics tomorrow, I guess.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

POW Panel

Last page I'm doing for POW.

I'm going to be posting the pages on my DeviantArt account starting today. So by next week sometime you should be able to see the whole thing. It's a story fragment right now, it might get a proper ending sometime between now & then.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Meeting Sketches

Just experimenting with weird people shapes.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zombie Me

Probably won't get to finish this CHOW on time since I've still got two POW (Panels of the Week) pages to clean up and I'm going out to dinner tomorrow and Saturday, but I'm going to have to finish this one up sometime because hey -- it's not every day you get to be undead.

Aah, I had a great idea for a Hallowe'en costume this year but I don't own quite enough things to pull it off. I was going to go as an anime catgirl, put a big stack of manga on my desk and "desu" at everybody at work all day. But the only anime t-shirt I own is this one and it's not exactly safe for work. And one ridiculous cat hat doesn't a catgirl make. Or hell, maybe it does! Maybe I should do it anyway.

Next year I'm going to get a fake beard and suspenders and go as a Bob. A Sysadmin Bob.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Montreal People

On our last full day in Montreal we went to Tamtams, the gathering at Mont Royal Park where people play the drums, dance, juggle, conduct mock battles, make out on the grass and have a good time in general. I had a fun time dancing even though the heat and humidity were downright nasty and Neil was inexplicably disgruntled by the whole thing.  I have never had a pair of jeans actually be stuck to my legs before.

Anyway, I sketched a few people while I was there.  Here's a dancer, a juggler and a vendor of hippie equipment.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Montreal People

A lady I saw in a mall in Montreal. It was rather difficult finding a place to sketch that had a decent view of either scenery or people that Neil would not get bored with rather quickly.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sketchbook Page

Trying to get that commission finished up, then comic strips, then I'll be finishing that POW submission.

In the meantime, have some random sketches!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

RPG Character

I started tabletop gaming up again a few months ago. I'm playing a priestess who's very short on charisma.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Doing some horse gesture sketches from photos for a commission. It's been a while since I did horses. Edit: drew horses. It's been a while since I drew horses.

Also, I think I ought to inform you about Icelandic Horses. They are hairy and awesome.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


A quick sheep sketch from a stock photo.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Goblin Officer

I don't think I posted this guy here before. If I did I apologize.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Page 2 - Panel

I didn't scan anything tonight. Well, nothing that I can show on a blog anyway. So here's a panel from the next POW page.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hallowe'en Character

First design for Hallowe'en comic character.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hallowe'en Comic

Thought I'd give POW (Panels of the Week) a try this time around 'cause it's Hallowe'en and it must be time for a Hallowe'en comic!

(I forgot to post this yesterday. Lost a Life Point in Health Month. Bleargh!)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010


An old birdhouse that used to sit in our yard.

Photoshop, about an hour.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


Just a quick sketch. No ref.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Naginata Do

Digital painting from one of my own reference photos, shot at the Heritage Festival last year (I think). A naginata-do demonstration.

Photoshop, about 1 hour.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Parc La Fontaine 2

I got the name of the park wrong in my sketchbook.

Anyway, more life sketching from Montreal.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Influence Meme!

I didn't draw any of this stuff! But it's where my art has come from. :)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Insect Armor

I was working on this for last week's Chow but didn't get it finished up. I'm trying to do more delicate inking digitally. I do a better job inking with pen & ink but I have big problems with skew. The pen version of this looks nicely dynamic but of course as soon as I flip it I see it's completely out of balance. Bleah. This, on the other hand, is reasonably balanced but has other issues.

Anyway, I signed up for Health Month and one of my rules is to post a drawing every day this month! Thank goodness for the "scheduled" feature on blog posts. :P :)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Office Sketches

More office animals!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I'm working on improving that bard picture. I got a really nice paintover on CA that helped me realize where I'm going wrong. But in the meantime, another older image I've started repainting.

I was feeling kinda down today. I was looking at the stuff near the beginning of the blog and I don't feel like I've improved much in the way of inking or pencils. Then I remembered that I've mostly spent the last few years on improving my acrylics, digital inking and digital painting. So I guess I don't have much cause to feel bad...

(But I do anyway, because that's what Artists Do Best).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cafe Neve

Neil really liked going there for coffee. We went there pretty much every other day for 2 weeks.

At one point we decided to have lunch there (try the green salad with bacon MMMM) and I got a chance to sit and sketch for a bit.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

St. Denis

Sketched this while sitting on the patio of Le Saint-Bock in the Latin Quarter of Montreal. They have good beer there.

I think this is one of the Frites Alors restaurants that I sketched out. It was dark, and I was somewhat beered up.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Goblin Fountain

A twitter sketch that I thought warranted some better treatment.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


No joke, just a little blurb I coloured up.