A commission for of her characters - Linan (the tiger), and Jeckle (the rat), just basking in their own awesomeness. :} They are from a comic called Pull Down Heaven, which is entirely fantastic, and very much worth checking out in Moonsong's gallery!
A commission for from ages ago...I just kept dragging my feet with this one, fiddling with all kinds of detail and lighting and texture and composition and atmosphere and... probably a bunch of other stuff that ended up buried or pulled, by the end. Anyway, she gets points for her patience! This is both a digital painting and a photo manipulation... though there's more of the former than the latter. The paintover bits are mostly the deer and a couple background branches, I think. The deer photo came from [link]
There's still a few things on this I'm not 100% happy with.. buuuut I tend to obsess, and I'm trying to break the habit.
Yet another long overdue Japan relief commish for , this time. She'd thrown in some extra moolahs for extra detail, as I recall. :} Leg and chest/neck/back relied on a fantastic photo from the fantastic Tambako the Jaguar, whose amazing gallery is guaranteed to inspire: [link]
A piece that was originally created to be a bookmark for the 2013 Werewolf Calender, but was unfortunately not used in the final product. However, doesn't mean it can't still be promotional material here! Please do go check out [link] If you like werewolves, or just like beautiful art, it's well worth the purchase, and the artists that you'll be supporting are all fantastic!
started this months back, just as a doodle in a sketchbook, then it was a doodle in painter... it never really turned into anything fantastic, but I thought it was kind of neat on some level or other.. so have some cervine-esque art smoosh.
First of all: This guy is up for auction on ebay! Check it out! [link] Though it doesn't say so on the ebay listing, I will ship worldwide; the cost for shipping would just be a bit more. :}
This is an image that's been over a year in the making.. sort of. In july-august of 2011 I tried to do an oil painting of a white horse head for my sister...tried and tried and tried and nearly sent myself to hospital from lack of sleep/eating/drinking etc. etc. I hallucinated that daleks were living in various shapes and colors and that river song and the doctor were having an argument about how the eye was painted. Yeah. It was that bad. I eventually gave up, but I'm the most stubborn mule you'll ever meet, so I thought "hey, I'll just use a different picture of the same theme".. another horse head...a different medium. I got permission from to use this photo [link] and I tried to paint it digitally. Tried and tried and tried... still failed... a couple months ago I tried again, same photo, but with colored pencils, a lot of turpenoid, and some smooth watercolor paper...yeah, failed that one too. So, about a week ago, I dug my heels in and decided to try one more time. I'm supposed to be taking a break from art, but for whatever reason I just really needed to prove to myself that I COULD still draw... I DID still have it in me, somewhere, to remember how to create... so, yeah. Here we go. Just black colored pencils on some vellum bristol paper. It's not perfect, and I didn't get every detail correct... but I think that's okay. I finished it, it's done, I won. Hah!
Many thanks to for letting me drool all over and use her gorgeous photos. :}
(oh, and some of the weird little blobs in the black background aren't really there.. that's a scanner thing. )
A little (slightly late) birthday art for my original muse, She's normally a wolf, but I gryphonized her.. because everyone is more awesome as a gryphon. :} used this [link] in the background, but the rest is mine ^^
Something I did to try and prove to myself I could still create halfway decent art, and also enjoy doing it. I'm stuck on a commission that is SO kicking my butt...real life painting is way harder than digital. (said captain obvious)