Friday, October 29, 2010

Things that go bump in the night!

The sketch topic was "bump" and I just had a mental image of bumpercars, and this mismatch-showdown. I really tried to paint the little girl's expression to evoke that "I'm having fun" sort of bliss, with a splendid lack of self-consciousness. Ah, I wish I could bottle that!  The giant monster seems to be good-natured and taking it all in stride. :) I did run out of time on this one, I'd like to take the rendering on the monster and the bumpercars further.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Her royal Diggness

Topic was "digger." Because I am nothing if not mature, this was the first thing that came to mind. Inspired by the famous photo of the royal spelunker.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The topic for sketchgroup was glasses, this was the first thing that came to mind. Kind of an annelid Velma. I forgot to add a title to the book. "Worm and Peace" hehe.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Pensive werewolf. Perhaps he is contemplating the moon, or which tree to mark next?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I doodled this for a sketchgroup whose topic was "afro" Guess I have all things Frankenstein on the brain. It sort of looks like a "Garbage Pail Kid" though, LOL.  I was forced to cut this one short due to house-flooding shenanigans. All's high and dry now, says the insurance inspector :-) If I had more time, I think I'd re-visit the left arm, so that the pose isn't so flat.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


In case you were wondering whatever happened to my ABC's project, I'm currently pokin' around with the ole Zbrush, so that's where all my time is going! Wanted to do something for Halloween :) Usually I begin with a Maya base file, but zspheres have gotten interesting since v4 so this is a Zbrush sculpt from the ground up! He's going to have a bug on his sleeve, that's what he's gonna be looking at. Trying to decide between a ladybug or a spider. I think a ladybug would be funnier but a spider would be fitting huh? He doesn't have any teeth yet, but he can still gum you to death, lol.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Today's sketch: Marie's ship?

Not really her main ship, more like a little runabout she takes down to the planet's surface, or a fighter craft. I wanted it to sort of echo some elements from a carriage so I put nautilus like "spokes" in the intakes and little steps down the back. I suppose it's a bit conspicuous for a bandit, might have to re-think that, LOL.
Sorry about the photo, I haven't yet joined the super awesome phone club, so you get this blurry cam pic.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Marie Antoinette: Spaaaace Captaiiiin!

I found this really neat auto-generator thing that takes historical figures and pairs them with random titles. When I saw the words "Marie Antoinette: Space Captain" I really wanted to draw that! I'm thinking she robs from the rich and gives to the poor like Robin Hood, to make up for the whole "let them eat cake" thing in her past life. Considering her past, she's a little paranoid and is sporting an iron collar, and she keeps the key on a chain in her pocket. You know, you can never be too careful, even if there are no such thing as guillotines in space, what with there being no gravity and all :P
I think I might re-draw this one with some anatomy reference in front of me. I posted this 'un cause I'm thinking it's time for me to just start getting stuff out of my head onto paper. You never know if something is a sucky idea or not until you actually try to realize it. A lot of the time I am guilty of coddling ideas like a spoiled poodle. I just sit it on a pillow and idealize it. Gotta take that hound for a walk or it's going to get demanding and yappy!