16th August 2014

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These are the first beads I made, before I started branching out to other critters. I posted some pictures of them before, but a few of them were unfinished when I did that, and these pictures are prettier. And most of them are currently for sale at my Etsy shop (which is empty and simple right now. I’m working on that :|)The Ankylosaurus, Sauropod and Plesiosaur are on short strings, for phone charms or DS or Tablet charms. The Parasaurolophus and Pliosaur are on longer strings, and work great hanging in windows, or from rear-view mirrors in cars. But the strings are easily adjusted to any length on request.The Tyrannosaurus was sold at RMFC, but I plan to make more. Until I have an army of little rexes O^O…Ok, maybe not that many more :|The Spinosaurus and Tryke have not been posted yet.Check them out here! Customs are also available by commission.

These are the first beads I made, before I started branching out to other critters. I posted some pictures of them before, but a few of them were unfinished when I did that, and these pictures are prettier. And most of them are currently for sale at my Etsy shop (which is empty and simple right now. I’m working on that :|)

The Ankylosaurus, Sauropod and Plesiosaur are on short strings, for phone charms or DS or Tablet charms. The Parasaurolophus and Pliosaur are on longer strings, and work great hanging in windows, or from rear-view mirrors in cars. But the strings are easily adjusted to any length on request.

The Tyrannosaurus was sold at RMFC, but I plan to make more. Until I have an army of little rexes O^O…Ok, maybe not that many more :|

The Spinosaurus and Tryke have not been posted yet.

Check them out here! 

Customs are also available by commission.

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16th August 2014

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More beads!

Why, yes, I am going near-sighted.

The labrador and orcas were A. a gift for my aunt/grandmother, respectively, and B. a good test for jewelry over charm beads :| Though there’s really no significant difference in making them.

The third bead was much larger than most of my others, but it was super fun; Commissioned by RancidDinosaur @ Rocky Mountain Fur Con on August 8th…or 9th…whatever, it was that weekend :|

Now excuse me while I kick myself for not getting better pictures of it, cause that bead was awesome :|

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16th August 2014

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A mess of beads I’ve been making since early July. And these are only the finished ones, there’s still a few more that haven’t been painted yet X__X And a few I wanted to try to cast before I even started THAT step.

Not many phones (if any) have charm slots on them anymore, but heck, the longer ones hang real nice from the rear view mirror, and apparently they make pretty neat DS charms too :| And then I’ve been exploring the possible earring and necklace potential, that worked out pretty well too, but that will be a different post.

As attached as I’ve been to each of these, they’ll all be up on etsy the minute I have some money to post things again…I’ll probably link it here when that rolls around :|

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24th July 2014

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Kill me X__X People are so freaking hard as it is, but then I have to go and decide I need some silly dynamic angle instead of just a portrait.
Rough sketch and shading test for a painting I REALLY NEED TO GET DONE tonight. That I probably should have been working on all week, but the fact that it was people made it too daunting to start.
Though…I suppose it didn’t turn out too bad, considering :| The shading made AAAAAAALL the difference.
Someone is a little too cheery for a guy with a busted eye and a bloody sword :|

Kill me X__X People are so freaking hard as it is, but then I have to go and decide I need some silly dynamic angle instead of just a portrait.

Rough sketch and shading test for a painting I REALLY NEED TO GET DONE tonight. That I probably should have been working on all week, but the fact that it was people made it too daunting to start.

Though…I suppose it didn’t turn out too bad, considering :| The shading made AAAAAAALL the difference.

Someone is a little too cheery for a guy with a busted eye and a bloody sword :|

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21st July 2014

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On a different note, seems I forgot to post this one. Just a watercolor bookmark I gave to my nephew for his seventh (i think…) birthday. Cause I’m a terrible aunt and the only thing I can remember is that his favorite animal is the jaguar, and unlike his dad’s family, I’m dirt poor and can’t afford to buy him every single new transformers toy.

The bookmark was laminated, and the bead, which is about two centimeters long, was attached to the top of it like a tassle. 

Course, I’m an idiot and I never took a picture of the finished thing, but oh well.

Watercolor on bristol, 2.5 x 7 inches

Super sculpy and acrylic paint

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21st July 2014

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Kingfisher
I actually painted this yesterday. I was decidedly unproductive today. It was a little depressing.
I know “The Scanner killed this” is a general greivance in the art community, but…It really REALLY killed this one. I painted this with :devTHODRAGONFIRE:’s Radiant/Vibrant watercolors, and the ACTUAL painting has a subtle background with this bright little bird gem in the corner. I suppose the scan isn’t BAD, but…Apparently Scanner + Vibrant Watercolors = No bueno :|6 x 4 inches, watercolor and white acrylic on bristol

Kingfisher

I actually painted this yesterday. I was decidedly unproductive today. It was a little depressing.


I know “The Scanner killed this” is a general greivance in the art community, but…It really REALLY killed this one. I painted this with :devTHODRAGONFIRE:’s Radiant/Vibrant watercolors, and the ACTUAL painting has a subtle background with this bright little bird gem in the corner. I suppose the scan isn’t BAD, but…

Apparently Scanner + Vibrant Watercolors = No bueno :|

6 x 4 inches, watercolor and white acrylic on bristol

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20th July 2014

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Mele Koholā 
Mele Koholā is the Hawaiian word for Whale Song or Singing Whale, from what I’ve gathered, but I could be wrong, so I’m terribly sorry if that’s the case :|
I really really REALLY hated this one, and its been possibly the hardest painting I’ve ever done. I’m pretty impatient when I paint, so this was the first time I sat through waiting for the first wash to dry, and using salt, then painting over the salted wash, and trying to include some kind of atmosphere (not sure if it worked, really, but I have been staring at it for three hours and I still kind of hate it.)I don’t know…I think it looked much better once I took the tape off.7.25 x 5.25 inches active area, 5.5 x 8.25 overallWatercolor with white acrylic, white charcoal and salt on Bristol.

Mele Koholā 

Mele Koholā is the Hawaiian word for Whale Song or Singing Whale, from what I’ve gathered, but I could be wrong, so I’m terribly sorry if that’s the case :|


I really really REALLY hated this one, and its been possibly the hardest painting I’ve ever done. I’m pretty impatient when I paint, so this was the first time I sat through waiting for the first wash to dry, and using salt, then painting over the salted wash, and trying to include some kind of atmosphere (not sure if it worked, really, but I have been staring at it for three hours and I still kind of hate it.)

I don’t know…I think it looked much better once I took the tape off.

7.25 x 5.25 inches active area, 5.5 x 8.25 overall
Watercolor with white acrylic, white charcoal and salt on Bristol.

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20th July 2014

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Portrait of a Markhor
I suppose the title says it all.I love markhor. They’re like the lions of the goat world, as my brother puts it, and they have such nifty horns.5.75 x 6.75 inches, watercolor and white acrylic on bristol

Portrait of a Markhor

I suppose the title says it all.

I love markhor. They’re like the lions of the goat world, as my brother puts it, and they have such nifty horns.

5.75 x 6.75 inches, watercolor and white acrylic on bristol

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20th July 2014

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Ingonyama
*Insert Lion King quotes here*I have to many lion pictures with the word LION in the title, its getting harder to name them :| This time it was a fight to pick a different language to name it with. So have some Zulu.The background was a happy accident when my gradient didn’t work out, then turned into a VERY messy wet on wet….so I panicked and dumped a bunch of salt on it. I quite like the result, I think.7.75 x 3.25 active area, 8.5 x 3.75 overallWatercolor, white acrylic and salt on bristol

Ingonyama

*Insert Lion King quotes here*

I have to many lion pictures with the word LION in the title, its getting harder to name them :| This time it was a fight to pick a different language to name it with. So have some Zulu.

The background was a happy accident when my gradient didn’t work out, then turned into a VERY messy wet on wet….so I panicked and dumped a bunch of salt on it. I quite like the result, I think.

7.75 x 3.25 active area, 8.5 x 3.75 overall
Watercolor, white acrylic and salt on bristol

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19th July 2014

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The scanner ate this, and you can see all the wrinkles in the paper, dadgummit all…I remember the first time I saw a bighorn when we moved to Colorado ten years ago. It was just one lone ram, but being from Arizona and having never seen one before, I naturally acted as though I’d just seen a purple unicorn :|Now that I’ve lived here, and see them in the canyon regularly, its more like “Oh, hey, look, the sheep are down!” and we keep driving.I don’t know, I just felt like drawing sheep.Watercolor with acrylic highlights on bristol, 6 x 17 inches

The scanner ate this, and you can see all the wrinkles in the paper, dadgummit all…

I remember the first time I saw a bighorn when we moved to Colorado ten years ago. It was just one lone ram, but being from Arizona and having never seen one before, I naturally acted as though I’d just seen a purple unicorn :|

Now that I’ve lived here, and see them in the canyon regularly, its more like “Oh, hey, look, the sheep are down!” and we keep driving.

I don’t know, I just felt like drawing sheep.

Watercolor with acrylic highlights on bristol, 6 x 17 inches

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