Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Art Suggestion Box

I asked my friends for a few suggestions of new animals to draw. Here's a batch of them now. We have a blind mole, a genet, a fossa, and a paca. I've only ever drawn a fossa before; one was sleeping in a ball at the zoo, so I only got its nose anyway. This is the entire sketchbook page (those dots on the left is the perforation). I did my best trick of drawing one picture too close to another, so the genet's tail got in the way of the fossa's elbow.

Do you have an animal you'd like to see drawn? Leave a comment, and maybe your species will be here next time!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Boba Bilby

Someone help me, I need new animals to draw! A quick bilby, again. I like the big straws they give you to drink boba with. This is meant to show their weird toes (two claws on one toe, whaaa?!?)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I saw an appealing little picture that looked like it was done in gouache. I wanted to try out something similar, so I asked for some animals and used the first two suggestions. The first one, a mastodon, didn't come out too well. I wanted it to be stylized, with mostly thick brush-inked lines, and a circle of color around it. It came out too muddy and I think I went too thick on the inking. I kind of like the mastodon's stylization; it's a lot more angular than my stuff usually is. Painted with Havannah Lake (the supposed best gouache color ever).

The next animal was a tree kangaroo. I picked the Ursine Tree Kangaroo because I liked its floofy ears. I have no idea how I ended up with this picture though. I wanted it to be holding something and a spatula appeared, then the apron and egg wanted to get in to the picture. I like the border of this one better, with its fuzzy outline. I had also wanted to paint a furry animal without much furry texture to it. It kind of worked. It was an interesting experiment overall, don't know if I'll use this style again or not.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jellybean Joey

Baby bilbies, the horrifying truth! A quick digital doodle. It looks like a shiny balloon.

I've been drawing a plethora of bilbies lately.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Paint it black

Wow, it's weird to write "08"! The first paintings of the new year. I got a black sketchbook. Boy, I'm out of practice with gouache. Oh well, now I can make many a painting in this book. Here we have Kitsumi playing Guitar Hero, and the littlest fat dragon ever riding on a non-scientifically accurate flying gurnard. Didn't feel like trying to draw with white pencil or anything, so straight to paint it was!

Thanks for the presents!