Monday, January 31, 2011

Big Nose, Small Eyes

I was idly sketching in a meeting trying to design some characters with small eyes and big noses.

After Sleazy Romeo I went off on a mask tangent, hence the kid.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketchcrawl 18 - New Jacket

I need to get back into pencil crayons one of these years. More art from Sketchcrawl -- I got one of those rainbow hippie sweaters and I LOVE IT goddamn it. It is the best sweater ever.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sketchcrawl 18 - Transcend

Went on Sketchcrawl last Saturday. Only got a few sketches done but I didn't do much all day other than run errands. It's hard to go on Sketchcrawl in the middle of winter.

Anyway, the display case at the coffee shop where we hang out Saturday morning.

And next week: it's Hourly Comic Day again!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Bhairava, the destroyer of virtual worlds.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Figure Drawing - 4

20 minute pose. I think this was the best pic out of the session.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Figure Drawing - 1

Over the next few days I'll be posting stuff from last Wednesday's figure drawing class. This one was a 10-minute pose.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Water Mage - Colours

She dives in the depths searching for drowned men's souls.

(I wish I'd thought of that earlier, I'd have probably made a slightly different pic.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Water Mage

I went to figure drawing yesterday so I have some stuff to post. Unfortunately it must wait until I'm home during daylight hours because I can't take decent photos otherwise. So here's something I sketched up in the meantime:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Another portrait from the same thread as the last one. This expression was just too good. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011


A caricature of someone on the CA forums for the Draw What Everyone Looks Like thread.

It was a good photo. I'm trying another one but it's not looking quite right yet.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Palace of Science and Culture

Digital painting from this lovely stock photo.

I needed to practice some architecture and this caught my eye partly because the colours are so great and partly because I saw the building myself a few years ago when I was in Warsaw. The locals think it's an eyesore (it was a "gift" from the Soviet Union) but I kinda like it. :)

Aboyt 2.5 hours in Photoshop.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Son of Montreal People

Forgot to post this pic from Montreal. There's a few others as yet unscanned that should go up one of these months.

Friday, January 07, 2011


Not a Christmas ornament at all. I just got this urge to make some clay bunnies vaguely based on the ones from The Atrox comic and this guy turned out surprisingly well.

I ripped the head off my Edna the Witch model to make him. I almost never sculpt so I am completely delighted with how he turned out. I'm planning to make and paint some Sculpey bunulons and then maybe some mushrooms. For the present he's sitting on Neil's amp.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Butterfly Ornament

One last ornament, painted this year.

I have some nice intarsia ones too, but they are quite a bit more simple and don't display much in the way of painting technique. Maybe I'll take some more photos when I take them all down.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ornaments 2

More painted Christmas ornaments. I did the partridge (quail?) this past Christmas and the stars were from Christmas 2009. I am particularly fond of the chicken.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

My friend's mom does woodworking and every year she has a few of us girls over for an ornament painting party. This year I thought I'd take some photos of the ones I've finished. I tend to take a few liberties with the designs, which are all out of woodworking crafts books.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Starting 2011 off with foot studies.

From random stock photos on dA.

I'm reasonably happy with 2010 in that I managed to make more blog posts than in 2009. My New Year's resolutions this year are to top 2010 for sketchblogging, buy a Cintiq and make $1000 off my art.