Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A long time coming! Zoo Pics!

Here are some sketches from my trip to the zoo! I went with my visiting teachers, Karianne and Mary. They are so fun! Sorry some of the drawings are up-side-down.
I used ... Earl Grey tea. Yeah, I'm a freak I know, but it was fun. Touched up with pencils, sakura marker, and ball point pen.
I think the pelican is my favourite one.
Zebra butt!

Some doodles and sketches from the bus. That alligator never moves. >:(
I love turkey. :3 GOBLE GOBLE

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Here's the preliminary sketches for 'Lonely Lovelies.'

Even though I ended up going with the original design (the upper left one) I tried other compositions and poses; I didn't really like any of them.
Some kids in animal hats, a black squirrel, a bunkey and a nekkid lady. I draw weird stuff.
And in recent news, the Dinotopia BLOG. So much fun.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Super Duper Love Love Days (by Gumi)
Lyrics and translation can be found here.

I don't hate the holiday like many other single folk, but I guess I feel like a Muslim at Christmas. Just kinda... indifferent.

So, a picture for Valentimes; Lonely Lovelies. Don't read into this, I just wanted an excuse to paint cat girls like Malcolm "Skip" Liepke. And practice acrylic.

Ink and WashPitt Brush pen on marker board / illustration board, Earl Grey tea wash.

Holding each other or pushing each other away?
Acrylic on a scan print-out. Matte medium over printing paper, mounted on bookbinding-board. 3~4 hours?

I'll upload the sketches later. And I think I'll try one with just white highlights. That's the nice thing about scanning your work and painting on the print-outs.
So. Yeah. Doesn't help that our two days of nice weather were horribly interrupted by snow. Again. I hates it my precious.

Sometimes I feel like this is all my professors say to me.
But sometimes, there comes a NICE ONE that makes everything all right, tells you you are still a zygote and draws on your newspaper.
All I want is this.

Have some more super cute songs!
Nishi Kaze no Keari Michi
Platinum (by Sakamoto Maaya)
Anata to Ireba (by Tange Sakura, Iwao Junko)
Lyrics and translations can be found here.
I am pulling all these songs from the Card Captor Sakura Perfect Vocal Collection.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A quick post

Just a few links that you all might find fun/useful:
Artist J. Kirk Richards's home page. Good stuff.
And A low impact woodland home, in Wales. I want to live in a house like this.
And the comic Girl Genius. Good stuff; I've only read the first 'volume' or so, but it's been nominated for a few awards.

Anyway. Off to do stuff.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A painting.

A painting.
One of the last from illustration 2, one of the few I like.
Except that she's got an overbite in this painting... :(

Friday, February 1, 2008

Submited Page

My submitted page!
I don't know if I'll go with this particular toning style, but this is the general gist of the look. I think I'll re-draw this page any way.

Let's hope we get a table at Comic Con!