Thursday, October 24, 2013

Catching Up

Work seems to have been kicking my butt lately.

It's been a while since I've made an update to the blog, so it's time to play a bit of catch-up.

Visited my boyfriend back in July and had a wonderful time, then came back and went right back to work. Between now and then, the newest iteration of the Pokemon franchise has come out, and I have to say I've enjoyed it. X and Y have put some fresh new mechanics into the games, something that they've needed for a long time. On a more subjective note, the designs of the new batch of monsters have been pretty fun for the most part. I'll doubtlessly produce some scribbles documenting my adventures at some point.

But for now, a bit of sketching.

Playing around with old characters.

 Having fun making an alien species. I knew I wanted it to have horns, four arms, and a goat-like aspect to the feet, but beyond that it was experimentation for a direction to go.

 Four eyes made the species appropriately alien, so I set about playing with the skull: the placement of the eyes, shape of the horns, etc.
 Good lord, I have played entirely too much Mass Effect. Just some color scribbles to experiment with the look of the things.
 I wasn't fond of the armor from above, so I did some more playing around with that and a more "conventional" space suit. The podcast Welcome to Night Vale is a great motivator for art.
A monster sketch, incorporating a few animals into one beastly ogre.

A fantasy-themed mount creature. Drawn on the plane.

In other news, I've got an idea for a short-story-comic. Still drafting the script, though, so it may be a while yet. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Home stretch

I've nearly finished those Pokemon buttons for this year's Desert Bus! Only two more left to make. Time for some photos.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

No longer sick

I've recovered from that awful cold I had! (Other than some minor lingering congestion, anyway.) I've also nearly recovered from a double shift at work. Now I can get back to doing some drawing.

Have some buttons.

Cyndaquil hardly ever seems to be pictured in what seems to be its neutral state. I've always thought it took effort for it to have its little flames going, and some of the shots I managed to reference from the show would seem to back that up.

As a bonus, here's some of the little thumbnails and roughs that get scribbled outside the button templates, as well as the first Charmander pass that I ended up disliking. All the buttons (other than the pokeballs) have had little roughs like this where I get used to the proportions and shapes of the subject while finding a pose that I like.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I don't even

I'm sick again.
While I try to recover from this crap, have a look at these lovely buttons I'm making for this year's Desert Bus Craft-Along.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Buttons everywhere

It's really been nearly a week since the last post? It doesn't feel like that long.

Anyhow, I've made some more buttons and kicked off the Eevee set. Only two more left, and then on to the starters.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Buttons and Fixes

I am quite tired today, so less ramble, more images.

First, some progress on the gnome sketch. I realized I was trying to make the perspective far too complicated, and simplified things. Still more fixing to do, of course.

Next, buttons! I finished the first set of buttons I'm making for this year's Desert Bus. The next set will consist of Eevees. The buttons are all hand-drawn with physical media; these were done with pencil, pen, and markers.

If you're interested in the Pokemon buttons, keep an eye on the Desert Bus website, as I don't know how my buttons will be used. Really, just keep an eye on Desert Bus in general. It's a lot of fun toward a good cause.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Headache tonight. Have some little practice doodles of some Pokemon I've done in anticipation of this year's Desert Bus.

And a close-up of the Bulbasaur, which has turned out to be my favorite of the doodles.

See you on Thursday or Friday.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


So many things that need correcting.

So much more reference to do. But it's progressing.
Next update sometime this weekend.

Friday, April 26, 2013


A day I was going to use for drawing ended up with me being called in to work, so I'm a day off on updating. Or two, if you want to get technical.

Here's a thing I'm doing for a person.

Internet connection's been having trouble lately. Not sure if that's going to affect future posts or not. Expect another update on either Monday or Tuesday.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I seem to be having some problems with my current update schedule. I'm going to work out how to improve this for my own good and the benefit of getting things posted on the days I say I'm going to. Mondays and Fridays aren't working well. Let's try every fourth day and see how that goes. So the next update should be on the 25th, since I suppose this is going to read as being the 21st.

Have some roughs for that RPG project I'm working on.

There was a fourth, but since it was from a bad angle, I trashed it.

After the break, a Doctor Who-related scribble.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Busy. Again.

Bit busy tonight, but:
Another possible pen-and-paper RPG superhero character. Urgh. So many things to fix. But it's a start.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

How do I lighting

Better late than not at all! Been another busy week, but I did a bit of playing around with this again tonight. Experimenting with backlighting on a skin membrane, so expect to see more than one go at that wing.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Right, it's Monday

Opening shift tomorrow makes for an earlier-than-usual update tonight.

Did I mention I'd gotten more done with that title card?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

No update tonight

Busy with other business; there won't be an update tonight, unfortunately.

Monday, April 1, 2013

It's Monday again

It's update time again! Here's a quick scribble that may or may not land me actual paid work for art. Whoa. We'll see what happens.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Some Lineart

An update on the R-Man Hammer title card, since I don't think I'm going to manage to finish up with color in the next 20 minutes.

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's that time of year again

That time of year when I get most of my hair cut off! And this year, in a style I haven't tried before.

This decision creates artist conundrums. I'll just have to get some reference pictures from a bunch of angles.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

True Story

Long day. Have this scribble-y comic after the break.

Because adult language, that's why after the break.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Yesterday was a Friday, wasn't it? Nearly a solid week of shifts does things to your brain as a grocery clerk. Have this bit of progress on the RPG character.
Honk honk blarg.