Archive for the ‘artwork’ Category
A late appearance in the Christmas piccy stakes, entered after the closing date through the power of rampant favouritism. (Hey, I made the rules, I interpret the rules.)
Hrian headshot (600×800, 100KB)
Hrian is a plain grey Canis lupus, at least for part of the time. The colours on this went a lot more red and blue than I intended, making him look more Mexican (see what I mean?). I ran with it and offered the recipient an alternative desaturated version, but he preferred the original.
I might take another shot at this… Oh, and I kinda like the sketch, possibly even more than the finished article, so there it is.
(Drafted before I posted the prev entry, delayed until I was sure the recipient had seen the picture.)
Eye candy first! Here is Mai (800×600, 63Kb)
Not much to say about this one. I wasn't kidding when I remarked to Ree that she's about the only person in the world for whom I would possibly consent to draw a Japanese1 World of Darkness2 catgirl3…
I'm still getting used to the new admin interface in WP 2.7. The "write post" screen feels more cramped in its default-ish layout, but I'm already loving being able to hide such things as the useless 'post slug' field (I just use numbers; I hate wordy URLs. They smack of shameless SEO and are untidy), and to drag my less-used options somewhere out of the way.
I think I'll rearrange it further to get it down to two columns, so I'll have a bigger text entry field. The "Media" field is calling me to
take a look into its eyes post stupid audio or video entries. Maybe…
edit: Hang on. I'm mighty angry that wpuntexturize has disappeared. I loathe WP's auto curly quote behaviour, and the only replacement I've found that works requires you to add a custom field to every post. I'll try reinstalling wpuntexturize and see if it works… (edit2: Seems to, after I edited it manually to add ellipsis to its array of things to un-replace. Why they don't let you turn the loathesome texturize behaviour off in the first place is a mystery to me. WordPress fail.)
1 (Note for new readers and silly literalists: I don't really have a beef with Japan or the Japanese. I know next to nothing about Japan – except, naturally, for a good bit about Shinto and Buddhism, which goes with the job. No, my beef is with the good people of Wapan… who also know pretty little about the Japanese, but that doesn't stop them.)
2 (Another note for new readers: I definitely do, however, have a beef with White Wolf. GTFO of my mythology.)
I've done two of the three Christmas-pressie pictures I agreed to do. I'm not sure the recipient of the first has seen it yet (check your inbox, MissyRee!), so I won't show that one yet; so here's the second, drawn tonight.
This one needs a little explanation: it's from a sketch done by a friend, and it's a tattoo design, hence the stark blackness. In fact, I was influenced by the brushy/pennish/inky look that Anke does a lot of. All I did was draw out my friend's design while tweaking the lines a little to try to get the effect he wants (sarky demon. The best kind), which is why it's not signed.
Ves's tattoo design (smaller than the version I sent him)
I call him Sinistral McLopsypants.
SMALL version of dad's birthday picture. The full thing is A4 sized at 300dpi, so absolutely massive on a screen.
Finished and sent to him at 23:58 last night, so still technically his birthday…
Right, he's seen it now so I can post this. He kinda seemed to like it, sort of. And told me about some other painting of her that she's just got in the last few weeks, that one by a friend from some museum.
Because I can't resist it when someone mentions Anubis. Another for the Jack forum art exchange.
Treads-the-Path (800×453, 95KB)
I took "treads the path" literally (Deed name? White Wolf does NOT exist in my world.) and wondered what sort of 'path' an Egyptian werewolf might tread…
I'm growing to like Photobucket's tagging. It lets you add URLs.
AAAAAAAAAAAAH OMG HELLMUTT THAT IS FREAKIN' GORGEOUS HOLY FRIJOLE! You got it right, he didn't get the ear injury until meeting Arty :) –Vinci's writer
Squee! This is about this, if you hadn't guessed. I guess the fluff did turn out quite good, after all.
And she reacted like that to everyone's, but definitely I got the most capslock in her latest round of comments. ;) Vinci's writer goes on:
You guys are way way WAY too nice to me and you still all have A for awesome.
<3 exuberance. Really, a lot. It's just what I've needed recently.
Featuring guess what – a girl holding a cute animal!!! :O
See, there was a little evil conference between Mutt and Anke earlier this week, which resulted in one artist and one hound both doing something based on the idea of desert foxes for Snoggie's birthday.
(Here's Anke's. It's not the same fox, or the same Fochs.)
A rush job, but I still ended up spending 2 hours plus change on this.
Here's Silas the cougar gunslinger, drawn as Irvine from Final Fantasy. The 'character' ("a cougar type gunslinger from the wild west. Haven't developed him much yet, but he does have a penchant for dusters and cowboy hats") belongs to Treads-the-Path.
If you like mountain lion/cougar/Puma concolor, here's a poem about a different one.
I did tweak the picture. It's more thoroughly shaded now. I really am rubbish at shading. :D I fixed everything except one detail that I couldn't face (it was laaate… well, early, and it would've involved fudging some fabric folds, and just no. I draw cute quadrupedal animals for a reason, dammit, and that reason is the evil that is textiles).
Salk really liked it, I think. But I really really have to get faster at this. I'm learning stuff each time, but I wish I could dash stuff off in an hour or two.
I have lyrics to finish for something else, and I've completely neglected my poetry (I was going to write one a week; it's September and I think I've written about 15 altogether this year). But it's all Something Creative, so all interchangeable… Except for prose writing, which I take seriously.
DragonForce tonight! I came into work in The Coat for the occasion. I like my The Coat. I wear the black walking boots and fingerless gloves every day anyway, but today it was the leather pair; biker rather than hobo.
Whoo boy. Finished, sort of! (800×600, 200KB)
This is another one for the Jack forum art exchange. Kristof and Than (panther and raccoon, respectively) belong to their creator, Salkafar. I'd link to his gallery… except it's NSFW.
are a couple of places is now a list of 14 15 things I might fix.] (I did.) For now, I'm tired and need to set off for work.
Hey, any film fans, please will you tell me if the background is recognisable?