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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8th July 2014

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The Minis got a new friend! 83

I actually made him…phew, almost a month ago? Him and another. I just haven’t had time to paint them…So when I finally GOT time yesterday…

THIS LITTLE SHIT TOOK THREE HOURS TO FINISH, WHAT THE HELL.

I don’t care, he’s freaking adorable.

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8th July 2014

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This is a small sample of a design thing I’ve been working on for the last two weeks. The full design is finally finished, and hopefully I’ll be able to test the darn thing out on a shirt soon. But I haven’t uploaded anything in a while, and I really like these, so I wanted to share some of them.
Excessively watermarked because I’m a paranoid boob, and as simple as these are I’ve worked hard on them :|

This is a small sample of a design thing I’ve been working on for the last two weeks. The full design is finally finished, and hopefully I’ll be able to test the darn thing out on a shirt soon. But I haven’t uploaded anything in a while, and I really like these, so I wanted to share some of them.

Excessively watermarked because I’m a paranoid boob, and as simple as these are I’ve worked hard on them :|

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1st June 2014

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I’m still working on the 30 day dino thing, but thanks to work, I kind of fell behind, so I figured I’d just finish them all up, color the ones that look good, and upload it as a big sketchdump or two…
So here’s a short comic about work instead
Almost true story about my manager :| Only the subject was the design on the arse of her pants, not some awkward piercing or ring placement, character “Chunky” did NOT in fact fall off large construction equipment and injure himself, and I do not sleep draped across the table and chair at work.
<.< I sleep with my head on a shoe-box, and that’s only on my lunch breaks >.>

I’m still working on the 30 day dino thing, but thanks to work, I kind of fell behind, so I figured I’d just finish them all up, color the ones that look good, and upload it as a big sketchdump or two…

So here’s a short comic about work instead

Almost true story about my manager :| Only the subject was the design on the arse of her pants, not some awkward piercing or ring placement, character “Chunky” did NOT in fact fall off large construction equipment and injure himself, and I do not sleep draped across the table and chair at work.

<.< I sleep with my head on a shoe-box, and that’s only on my lunch breaks >.>

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20th May 2014

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Last one for tonight, and i&#8217;ll just get the rest caught up after work tomorrow. I feel as though I got really lazy coloring this one, and its not as decent as the previous ones&#8230;.
But Jen assured me otherwise and demanded I not start over on it for a third time :|
I don&#8217;t even rightly know if Therizinosaurus was this feathered, I was literally going off of other recreations I found on the interwebs, and its pretty 50/50 for whether it was a giant chicken, or an awkward bald lizard.

Last one for tonight, and i’ll just get the rest caught up after work tomorrow. I feel as though I got really lazy coloring this one, and its not as decent as the previous ones….

But Jen assured me otherwise and demanded I not start over on it for a third time :|

I don’t even rightly know if Therizinosaurus was this feathered, I was literally going off of other recreations I found on the interwebs, and its pretty 50/50 for whether it was a giant chicken, or an awkward bald lizard.

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