Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ho ho!

I've had this idea for a while, and just got around to sketching it. I think this would make a fun button set -- animals with double names. I can't think of a good title; it seems that there are lots of words that have rhyming syllables but I can't think of any with repeated syllables.

There are a few more birds that fit this category (dodo being the most obvious) but I didn't want too many of them. I like motmots a lot. Did you know that they make their tail feathers look like this? They pull bits off to make the little spatulas.

Dikdiks are quite a bit skinner than this one but I was trying for more cartoony. The cuscus is my favorite drawing of all. It would be fun to do these again, or some more. I just like to get the idea down before it's lost to the ages like so many of the artwork I see in my head but never record. These are tiny watercolor paintings with purple inking, by the way.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Year, Old Art

The computer was out of commission for a while from right after my last post until now. I wanted to put up the last picture I did in 2009. It's a family a raptory dinosaurs of indeterminate species. Yeah, the father dinos probably didn't stick around raising the babies, but I wanted to draw him anyway. They're based on grebes. Ink sketch with messy watercoloring.