Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Lesser" in name only

Poor lesser flamingos, they're always ignored. They have cool fluorescent pink legs and maroon stripy beaks; more people should draw them! I think birds look so cute when they puff up and scratch their heads with their feet like cats. Watercolor, based on a sketch I did of a flamingo at the LA Zoo.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Work it, girl

Slender lorises get all the supermodelling jobs...

I'm sorry, Internet, for the overall creepiness of this picture. But they really do have long skinny arms and legs!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Ahh, Iron Bird!

I've always liked Disneyland's old attraction posters, the stylized ones with limited color palettes. This picture was also inspired by travel posters from the 20s and 30s (which I guess might be what inspired Disney artists). I used acrylic on illustration board for the background, then gouache for the bontebok family watching a plane come in.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wait for me, Bandwagon! *boing*

A mongoose advertises his new favorite movie. I bought a Copic inking pen that doesn't work as well as the tester pen. You have to kind of move slowly and press down hard, while I like working fast and lightly. Oh well.

Friday, August 18, 2006

From sketch to painting

I made a sketch of a half owl/half goat that I titled the Hootenanny. After a bit of redesigning, here she is in watercolor and colored pencil. I know goats don't really eat cans, but maybe these creatures do.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How to brush a cat

Now it's time for brushpen scribbles of my cat washing himself, chubby kitty legs, a lion with a doorag, and some sort of bunny creature.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I never saw a purple shark...

Here's the deal: sharks continue to lose their teeth through their entire life, with rows of new ones waiting to roll out. So I thought that the Shark Toothfairy would have a rough job. Watercolor sketch; those are supposed to be shark teeth dropping out the bottom of the bag.

Pencil, meet Paper

I've been trying to pick up a pencil and move it around on paper every day. I think I use sketching differently than many other people. I like to try out weird new styles and experiment. Most of my doodles aren't very detailed or finished, but sometimes that kind of drawing is more satisfying than one that you spend a lot of time on. Here's a strange mullet-y guy, an off-balance swimsuit lady (drawn with my favorite purple pencil), confused fishy, and dancing gecko.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hello all you happy taxpayers!

Welcome! Here you'll find my doodles, scribbles, scroodles, and maybe even finished art. Have fun looking around, but no flash pictures please.