Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Anthro

I started the sketch for this early last year and it just didn't go anywhere. But I liked the sketch enough to keep it and have it near my drawing board so I would see it once in a while. 3 days ago I picked it up and started inking what I had sketched, made a few changes and ended up with this. It is small 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 aprox. I like it. As always, I look forward to input and opinions from others.
Picture number 11 so far this year (not counting the scroll which I started last year and finished this year).


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fall Conversation

Near the end of last year, I was looking on the web for pictures of fall leaves for a picture I was doing. As usual, I stumbled on something else...I found this http://www.siriusgraphics.com/2007/11/comic-strip-fall-conversation.html#comments
And the story was so sweet I had to try my hand at doing it as a "strip" even though that is not my normal thing. I did it in a different style than my norm and I tried to make the father and son look somewhat like the man and his son from the blog. The words are by Chris Kernsville and the art is copyright Tristan Alexander.
I hope you like it.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Anthro art

OK, I have seen tons of great anthropomorphic art over the past few years and have done only a couple myself. I got a couple of new Wolf books for Christmas (thanks to gift cards) and this is based on a picture from one of them. The name "Obeisance" came straight from the pose. It means "an attitude of deference", I know it as a position taken to show submission or fealty to someone, a King etc.

I am working on a new color of Canson board (can't remember the exact name) its a dark reddish color and very dramatic. This is 8 1/2 x 11. Feedback, opinions, critiques are welcome.

Let me know what you think of it,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More new art

This year seems to be a very productive one for me all ready, I just hope people buy it as I am running out of space to put it all.

Here are two non typical pictures from me, again keeping with my trying new things, doing things different theme.
Most people know I don't do females often but I got a great source book for figures and think I may do more this year.
I would love to know what anyone thinks of these. I get little feed back from my husband (he usually just says "that's nice dear" or something like that). Critique not praise or criticism is what I need.

SCA art

In the SCA (www.sca.org) when you are awarded for something you get a "scroll". These are uaualy based on Medieval/Reanaissance books of Hours or other books from that Period. This is the latest and most Period (appropriate for the time we cover in the SCA). It was done for a VERY talented Lady (http://aneira.org/)for her recognition as a laurel (the highest award you can get for the Arts), it's equal to a Knighthood but for the Arts.

Laurel Scroll based on The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, plate 3 (Sir John Mandeville writing an account of his voyage), Prague circa 1410. I changed Sir John to Mistress Gwerfyl and made his servant her son. I changed the colors in the window to match Her Arms and added gold on the flowers plus the Laurel wreath. I tinted the Velum with egg tempera and the entire thing is done in egg tempera except for the white which is an opaque watercolor,. the ink used is oak gall.

She loved it and apparently many have commented on my portraits of her and her son. I wasn't sure I captured them very well.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Good Start

I am not sure how to start this thing other than to say what has happened so far this year. I do not plan to spew my every thought out onto the computer universe so I will be trying to talk specifically about what I am doing art wise, the how and what etc of that.

So far in the first 19 days of 2009 I have done 8 pictures. The "Wolf Samurai" was the third of 3 Japanese print inspired works. I did a "White Tiger Samurai" and the first picture of the year was "Mountain Warrior" this is a Gryffon, sort of a follow up on "Gryffon Over Waves" (see my website for this one).

4 of the pictures are a set, they are somewhat different from my norm and were done as a strip/story called "Fall Conversation". I may post the strip at some point. This was a commission, I found the story accidentally while searching the web for fall leaves for a picture I was working on at the end of last year. These are 5 1/2 x 6 inches each.

My newest picture is a female...I know, shocking for me, lol. I bought a book called "Art Models 3" and it has both male and female nudes in different poses for artists to work from and it inspired me to try more female figures. While there was no theme to start with in this picture, I still have the Japanese print influence going on so it has some of that feel. Again, I will possibly post it here at some point or you can look on my website for it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

First post revised

This is a test and an attempt to show art.

This is a new picture, inspired by Japanese prints and on anthro art. I really like the overall look. Let me know what you think.