My husband’s family is known as the Bear family. A few months ago I visited Taiwan to get medical diagnosis for a longtime ailment and eventually surgery. It was a trying and stressful time and I felt horrible for being such a burden to folks that really owed me nothing. His family was so terribly kind to me that I really could not begin to thank them for all that they did for me during that time. While I was tethered to a bed after my surgery, I just watched the day to day life of the family and couldn’t help but channel the observations into some thank you doodles. The depth of my gratitude is still beyond measure and I hope one day to repay them for it in kind <:.
Couple of sketch commissions taken via twitter. Thank you both for your patience and for the beautiful characters to illustrate.
I don’t think I ever shared this fella here but this was the result of a creative weekend spent with Thornwolf sometime back. We decided to attempt to make art dolls from start to finish over the course of a weekend, though we ended up coming up short for time by a bit! We used mainly leftover supplies I had laying around from other projects (glass eyes, faux fur) and super sculpy. I used 3 diff white furs on this fella, though it’s hard to tell from the photo and iridescent paint on his face and paws C:. I have to say I love how her doll (nicknamed Atrox) came out much better than mine who has perpetually saddest eyes. But the experience and the memory is something I value above all. Creating with a friend while watching horrible 80’s movies and cartoons and eating junk food and laughing is one of the best things there is!
So in short meet Nautilus and Atrox. Check out Thornwolf's art to see more pics of her art doll and her amazing art beside! And if you are severely hopelessly smitten by Atrox (as I am) she is actually willing to part with him for the right home.
Recent batch of sketch commissions and a bit of gift art for someone lovely:
-. Woven of Light .- for
-. Painted Patterns .- for Utunu
-. From Starlight .- for Noma
The Painted Moon and the Girl in the Blue Shoes
" The sky wore a pale dusky cloak adorned with a single magnificent encrusted orb. In it swam all the colors and patterns she had ever known in a living kaleidascope. The myriad shapes beamed at her as the colors swam around them and filled themselves in in great washing strokes. Like a great heaving chest the moon swelled, rising and falling with living breath, the colors playing the characters on the vast canvas of pooled light.
Any sane person would have doubted this imposter to the moon but for some peculiar reason Anya was certain this moon was the very same moon she had always known. It was merely as though she had never looked close enough to see that there was more to it than a splotchy landscape of wiggly shadows and tracing light. That beneath the dull silver frock was a puzzling and enticing world, rampant with color , a life all it’s own and a grand story to tell. “
One of a number of story ideas toiling in the further reaches of my mind. These are the very first visual conceptualizations of the characters that play in this story. Textures borrowed from Hibbary and a bit of Gustav Klimt snuck in the background there as he is one of the main inspirations for the visual flavor I’d like the story to inherit.
For the one and only Bloodhound Omega of her original character Bloodi. I had a grand time with this piece and was happy to entertain a variety of new subjects. I’m quite terrible with bird anatomy but I really wanted to have some aquatic inspired alien birdlike critters in the composition from the very start. The flowers are heavily inspired by our real world counterparts: puya alpestris (Introduced to me by Leiptailurus)
A quicker doodle from yesterday of an idea that’s been stuck in my mind for a few days now. Also, something of a gift for the patient and kind Wolftale of her partner’s character Joon. I always imagined his severed wings to be akin to severed tree trunks still harboring a multitude of secrets. Also without a shadow of a doubt subconsciously inspired by some of the other phenomenal artists who depict wolves/canines in very surreal terms (Tatchit and Coyotemange to name just a few).
May take this one to color if the time finds me [:
Hello, Tumblr! The kickstarter for my tarot deck, Savage Divination, is now live! I need all the support I can get, in the form of pledges and in the form of awareness!
As a little incentive, I’m having a little reblog giveaway competition!
Reblog this and, if the kickstarter is successfully funded, I will select two people to receive a Collector’s Edition of Savage Divination. That includes the deck and a book packed with larger views of the cards, sketches, explanations of the imagery, and my thoughts! Only one reblog will count, you do not need to follow me (it would be nice, though) but you must have your askbox open, and please no sweepstakes accounts!
We have until October 13th to make this happen! LET’S DO IT!
Hey folks, I don’t usually reblog on this account but this is a fantastic project by a wonderfully talented artist. If ya can’t donate, please reblog to make this dream a reality! Also just look at those colors 8].
Heading out of town for the weekend but wanted to post this WIP up before I went. It’s been a long time since I worked on anything for Savuti. This is painted over an old sketch I did exploring possible cover motifs. In the end it will probably not be used as a cover image but it was nice to create something for the story again.
Progress of my newest piece: Vitalitas, a gift for the beautiful Maquenda.
Unfortunately, I didn’t document painting in the cat. I just kind of went at it without expecting this piece to go anywhere. Usually suspending that expectation is what fuels your muse to throw caution to the wind and just run unencumbered. I wish I could tell my brain to butt out more often. Sometimes spontaneity reminds you why you love creating and sometimes you need to be reminded.
These are some character concepts developed for an undisclosed title. I did these last year sometime and unfortunately I don’t think the game title will see the light of day. But this was certainly a stretch for me in subject matter and style. I learned a lot and had fun with these guys. I have an additional set of these guys that I will probably post later! (ps: the Dwarf was my favorite to work on!)
Heya folks! Will be gone a while so wanted to toss this up before I booked. A speedpaint done for a backdrop that will be printed and hung up at Eurofurrence this year. This was fun and good practice in painting water which is mega hard!