Nearly completed inks for an okami style beluga for Foxfeather! Her betta, Bullet, rides along. I love belugas so much. Bettas too but belugas man. They bring out all my joy.
"Thresholds"Completed commission for Wolfwings the spottted owl red wolf critter.
I was inspired by Myst 3, the Age Amateria. I downloaded and tweaked a Sketchup model of the building and traced the line art for the perspective and lighting. Thank goodness for today’s resources! I can’t draw something like this, so I’m grateful for something like Sketchup as a tool.
I had to figure out the reflections on my own which is always very difficult, but I learn a little more each time I throw myself against that texture.
Painted in Corel Painter X.
Wow, thank you so much!
YES IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
The Werewolf Calendar Preorders are open! The art this year is simply stunning. The production quality on these calendars is really nice; it’s like getting a print packet that is also useful for things such as counting down the days till Halloween…
Get one soon to get extra goodies!!
Each artist painted their piece just for this calendar! Artists: Kyndir, Nimrais, Vantid, Rhyu, Balaa, Dark Natasha, Nambroth, Rah-Bop, Khaosdog, Beast of Oblivion (not shown— with apologies— can only upload 10 images): Thornwolf, Goldenwolf, Tatchit
Three quick drawings from the “Fursona Generator”.
"petite bat. it wears a white sundress. it loves strawberry milkshakes."
"shimmering red coyote. its insides are glowing. its purse costs more than most people’s cars."
And one from kisskicker’s tumblr: “elegant sheep. it has only one large eye. in place of a head it has a floating cube that glows and pulses softly.”
Soooo the fursona generator is a beautiful thing, and I want to draw a bunch of these, but especially:
- lilac reindeer. it runs a jimmy carter fanblog. it lives alone in a dense forgotten wilderness.
- cream and pink whale. it has an unknowable amoutn of eyes. it shivers even…
jewel-encrusted sheep. it has a hoard of bones. numerous eyeballs float around it. watching. waiting.
WHY THE HELL DO I KEEP GETTING DEMON SHEEP THOUGH
I took a go at your previous one, which isn’t reblogging right for some reason! How do i tumblr.
“elegant sheep. it has only one large eye. in place of a head it has a floating cube that glows and pulses softly.
I can’t even picture this but oh my god”
Now that I have more room, I’d like to do more sculpting, which I haven’t done for a long long time. Maybe ten years??
Here is the unbaked bust for Manojalpa of her character Zal. Yeah let’s just go right for one of the more complicated creatures. Why not.
Naked sparkle dog Vantid. Let’s pretend my years of studying animal anatomy have paid off and the musculature isn’t that off. Poor Vantid. Getting older, saggier, heavier.
I found this wonderful real time caustics generator by Evan Wallace. What amazing learning reference!
Also, this is a good time to introduce my water reblog tumblr.
My piece for the amazing Werewolf Calendar 2015! Have you seen the other art that has been done for next year? Augh, it’s all so good! Pre-orders open on Sept. 1st, 2014 at Midnight US Pacific time!
"Not unlike their human counterparts, Werewolves are highly ritualistic beings, and each pack possesses their own unique rituals that are performed for the perceived benefit of their livelihood. Hunting for food is a large part of werewolf life and as a result a great deal of their culture is centered around the success of the hunt. Werewolves attempt to draw in good fortune for their hunts through elaborate song, decoration, adornments, dance, and sometimes even specific sequence of events. Many believe that a successful hunt heavily depends on the exacting nature of these rituals, and therefore delegate the performance of these sacred rites to the most worthy and experienced members of the pack."
I am entranced by inventing otherworldly creature cultures, and the calendar’s vision of werewolves is rich inspiration. Imagine a hunting ceremony that is an intricate dance of controlled patient power, which culminates in gracefully allowing the deep red cloth to fall into warm, salty water. The cloth darkens, drawing in water to symbolize drawing fresh blood. If the dance is done right, the hunt should be good.
The travertine pools of Pamukkale, Turkey, fascinate me, so I was happy to have a chance to paint this natural wonder alongside the supernatural.
Once again I challenged myself with texture and light, why do I paint so much water?? Painted in Corel Painter X
Some monsters for a bunch of nerds I know
Hey my face even more! Only different. Thank you Rah!!
Qaw the Raven
This is not my costume! I am posting this because I had a hand in making it, and I had the honor of getting some photos of the completed thing. This year at RMFC I took a real camera with me for the first time to a con. I’m super glad I did, because Qaw was there!! I made the mask and claws for this on commission. The mask was done on a modified base by Crystumes. I sculpted on her crow base to make a raven’s beak, and added faux fur, hand-set about eleventy billion feathers, and hand-set an equal number of boar bristles for the rictal bristles on the beak. I was so super excited to see it in action. It’s delightful to see something I worked on, hopping around!
Qaw stopped by my dealer’s table and attempted to steal the plush gryphon Shard owned by my table-mate Jess Owen (see second to last photo), then kindly allowed me to follow it around for a few impromptu photos! I didn’t have any hand in making the rest of the costume, including the really neat vest and pants. All photos are mine, except for the last one, when I bumped into Qaw while wearing Kinglet, and my husband was able to get a photo.
The very awesome sloth in these photos is Tica. I traced down her FA gallery by searching her name: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tica
Reblogging for my my stupid face again. I sat next to Nam this year at RMFC and got in on the bird shenanigans.
Raptoring Around RMFC
This past weekend I was able to make to to RMFC for the first time. Only hours before my flight to Denver, I had managed to make myself a quick tail of somewhat appropriate shape. I dared not make it any longer, for fear of taking out bystanders with my quick and lithe raptor like movements. I am still calling her Kinglet, for lack of a better name.
I had a lot of fun, though I was pretty exhausted from camping in the approximately 10k-foot high mountains just days prior, and my stamina was not the best as a result.
(Mask base is by kierstinlapatka, check out her fantastic work! Slightly modified and finished by me. The fantastic leather thing on my butt is crafted by FolkOfTheWoodCraft.)
Photo credits to my husband, eldarath. This was the first time I had a real camera with me at a convention! Fun! If anyone else has photos of Kinglet, I’d love to see them too. I am still a bit nervous about costuming like this (you can not deny that it’s a pretty silly thing to do), but it beings out an innocent fun that reminds me of childhood. It was delightful to make people smile, and I was happily surprised that a number of people knew that I was playing as a feathered dinosaur!
Reblogging for my face. <3 this costume so hard.