Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Just for fun, I started this piece last weekend and finished it during the week. I put a couple pics of it in-progress up on Instagram, but I wanted to share it with everyone here, today. This little character (Charlie the Shy Pig) has really stuck with me and I had SO much fun dressing him up for halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Illustration Friday: SCARY

If there's one thing getting back into IF is teaching me… it's that I really don't like the way I draw stylized people. Gimme a reference and I can draw it well… but I just can't "imagine" them like I can animals… sensing a new self-challenge may come of this.

Monday, October 24, 2011

B is for Byangoma

Byangoma are birds who can tell fortunes, though they are renowned for their finicky nature, helping only those they deem worthy.  Scholars have debated for centuries whether the Byangoma are intelligent beings, or if they merely have a magical instinct.  The species originated in modern Bangladesh.
Every person experiences this fortune telling differently.  Some claim to hear a voice, others receive visions. The most common experience is to hear the birds song, and suddenly have an intuition about a future event.

These are my "resting" byangoma… I have plans for a "fortune-telling" byangoma as well (in other words, "on display"), but as usual I am up late working on this because I can't seem to work ahead of schedule. LOL

New: Drawing Morning Pages (Doodle Edition)

Oct 20-23 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flashback: Artwork Archive

I visited the Alphabeasts website this morning, and wondered at all the new additions to the A category… including Alicorn, which as far as I know is a version of Alicorno, the Italian word for Unicorn. It reminded me of a drawing I did for a friend of mine YEARS ago (his name is Ali - and he'd asked for a drawing of one of my unicorns - I decided to go for a play on the words ;). I searched my computer for this drawing, and ended up finding another, very stylized drawing from many years ago. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share them, just to share… whether they make it onto the Alphabeasts site or not.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A is for Alphabeasts

A is for Amphiptere
I don't really know where this project originated, but it's right up my ally. :) Hope I'm not too late for today's deadline!
Check 'em out: Alphabeasts