Friday, July 8, 2011

Baby Rex

I have not created much in the way of personal art since I moved across the country at the end of May. Mostly I've been working from home, and settling in. Last night, however, I was inspired to paint, as I've been doing more Photoshopping than painting for my job of late. Here is the result:

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Noble Llama

Based on a zoo photo and sketch from a while back. I've never thought of llamas as being cool or noble, but after watching these two males fighting and snorting and rearing, and then posturing, their coolness factor went up for me. Never seen anything quite like it (at least not live and in person).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Robot Dog

Inspired by a Parry Gripp challenge on Facebook:

The finished video:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blog Change

I'm unsure at this point in time whether I should be posting work-related art. So I think I will switch over to my own personal art instead. I will begin with my new wallpaper, and a comic I did for fun - a new take on an old phrase.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Buffalo Minotaur

Decided to participate in a little art challenge at one of my favorite artist websites to draw a minotaur based on a bison (buffalo) rather than the usual bull. I thought I'd do something a bit more creative than the usual axe-wielding fantasy warrior brute, and came up with this:

It was fun to do and might even end up on a calendar amidst several other local Kansas City artists (thanks, Duane!). At work I've been painting horses mainly, which are a bit more difficult for me than deer and take more time. I wasn't really the little girl who drew horses all over her homework as a kid. Mostly dragons, dogs, and monsters. And weird stuff. Though horses were a recurring theme, they were not a serious pursuit. Most looked something like this:

I'm not even positive that blue one is a horse.

Anyway, I will see about uploading my horse shirt design soonish, as well as anything else I may have created between last post and now.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Update

Okay so it's been a while since I updated, so I have a lot of work to post! Making jpegs is the last thing I do when I complete a project, so I am only now catching up.

First are what my boss likes to call "etchings." Detailed inkings basically, that print very nicely. I've noticed that even when the colors are sloppy or off, the black always looks crisp and clear, so these should come out brilliant:

Also my boss has grown fond of this faded colored shield design, so I created several originals following that format, and my sister faded them for me:

You may also notice one of them is "etched" as a transition between the two themes. The unfaded deer mount on a shield may also yet be modified.

I was also asked to create some new original camouflage (specifically timber camo) and did so, though it is still being edited. However, these two camo plus deer patterns have been given the go-ahead:

More good news is I've finally stumbled across some of my work in the real world. Check out the Panama Jack T-shirts at Walgreens. The parrots are mine! They look like this:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Deadly Swallows

So in Yellowstone we saw a lot of animals - even a grizzly and her cubs. It was really cool and I was especially enthused about the magnificent bison bulls that were their own kind of traffic (might be doing some bison art in the near future as a result).

Throughout the park there were also these little swift-like birds with bright green backs and white bellies. I looked them up in my bird book and found they were "violet-green swallows." Jeff called them violent, as a joke, and so when I returned home I felt the need to illustrate this new species...

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