Friday, September 29, 2006

Susu's eyes

Indus River dolphins (AKA susu) are very endangered. They have tiny eyes since they live in murky water. Do they still have this type of eye test? You hold a black plastic spoon-looking thing over an eye and indicate which way the E is pointing with your hand.

I wanted kind of a monochromatic picture; I used blues, greens, and sepia (though I threw in some pink). I don't know how that eye chart is staying up either.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fox, in cape

I'm like the wittiest person ever! A Cape Fox, wearing a cape! I was going for that pose Dracula does sometimes, with the cape over an arm, over his face. It looks more like a one-armed fox wearing a lumpy scarf. Sketch using watercolor (and imagination....)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Oh my gouache!

I bought some scrapbooking cardstock since it was on sale, to try to see if it would be good for drawing on. I made some gouache doggies and a lobster on it, before I figured that it's too thin for art. Behold the wonders of Havannah Lake!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Mi pintura pequeña

I felt like drawing a mariachi, so I did. Note to self: next time, do research and find reference pictures of mariachi costumes. And of how to hold a guitar. And of what a guitar looks like.

Friday, September 15, 2006


And this is some kind of siamese cat-colored kangaroo chewing on his scarf. Hey, it's winter in Australia now, isn't it?

My Pub

I've been meaning to update for a few days but haven't had the time. I'm making 2 posts, since I have a hard time figuring out the spacing of stuff when I try to put more than one picture in the same post.

The phrase "squid and whistle" popped into my head the other day. I thought it sounded like the name of an English pub, maybe it is and my brain just remembered it. Anyway, here's my sketch of the whole thing.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

What big horns you have!

I saw some Watusi cattle yesterday. Their horns are HUGE! And they were a pretty burgundy color with white speckles. One walked up to me; he had the usual cow expression, but I was scared he was going to poke my eye out!

I should've brought a bigger sketchbook. Once I drew the head I kept running out of room for the body.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Painting with watercolor without a drawing first is haaaard. There are a jillion anatomy errors, but I kinda like this sketchbook picture. It's an Australian griffin; Major Mitchell's cockatoo and quoll (also known as a native cat). Oh I'm so clever.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Yikes stripes

Some sketches of a creature inspired by a koala. I like stripes. Look, it's eating a Twinkie!