Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Phantom Doodle

I did this little doodle yesterday for a forum contest. The contest was about over coming some sort of obstacle, real or imaginary, to turn in your entry on time. I've been playing a lot of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass lately and had just died after nearly completing a nine level dungeon thanks to a Phantom (big fella with the horns), so I kinda had those on the brain.

Eww, only 400 pixels wide eh? I did bump it to 500, but blogger cut the image off. What's a girl to do?

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I've been doing a bunch of avatars for flagmates lately. Here's a few from my current set of commissions.

The pirates who request these usually ask for something that relates to their piratey persona, or to their real life professions. It's fun to see what I can come up with based of their suggestions and what I know about them based on my interactions with them. Avatars are often used to identify posters, and a popular artist can find themselves suddenly swamped with demands if their art is being used by more popular posters.

I also have made avatars for myself and Mina, both of which relate to hockey:

She plays, so I have her in her gear and I'm lazy and just watch, so I have Sharkie and my Aphrodite doll (a rare in game trinket that I won) cheering the Sharks on. Good times.

In case you are wondering, these are purchased with in game money, called Pieces of Eight, or poe, for short. No real money changes hands. Those who sell to players on green oceans may ask for dubs (dubloons, a second form of currancy used only on "green" oceans. "Green" oceans are oceans that take their names from various types of green.) , which while purchased with real money are not actually worth anything in real life, and are about equal to poe based prices.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I really fell behind on posts didn't I?

Been very busy lately. I'll try to post some new stuff soon.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Illustration Friday: The Blues

What's scarier than a group of streetwise vigilante blueberries? I can't think of anything, can you?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Coming Soon...

I love hockey.
Go Sharks!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Illustration Friday: Wedding

I finally have the perfect image for one of these! I made my invitations for my wedding last year. Ink on illustration board then scanned in and printed of some fancy looking paper on my own printer.

Flotsam and Jestam

I have been waiting for my boss to update the store designs on her site so I can post images of the news designs I made this past week but alas, she is slow to update. (I finished them in store and forgot that having copies of the design might be good for my portfolio...I may just redraw them) I will post images when I have them. This is the first time I have ever made designs to be sold in a store. Kinda neat to think about the fact that in 10 years, some kid who got a gift with my designs on it (or the other store designs that I painted) will be hating something I made with the type of passion only a teenager can muster. Fantastic!

I did make this cute little painting for a friend of mine. He has a thing for chickens.

I also promised some doll pictures. These are all made of sculpey and hand painted with acrylics after backing. I now wish I had taken scuplture while in school instead of having to figure it all out myself, but I think I did alright. With the exception of Mr. and Mrs. Ceph, these dolls were made for a contest. All dolls were based of images provided by Three Rings Design and are not for sale. If you're wondering "why scupley not clay?!" it's because I don't have access to a kiln, but I DO have access to an oven. All about easy baking here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Where have you been?!

I've been very busy lately finishing a logo, some shirts for a friend, redoing one design and making a new one for the store I work for and sculpting several little dolls. Pictures to be posted shortly.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Illustration Friday: Visitors

I'm sure a lot of people did a varation on the picnic theme, but I only had the time for a quick little sketch. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2007

IF: Captain

This quick sketch was inspired by the game Yohoho Puzzle Pirates, a highly addictive game that I play far too much of. Enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Illustration Friday: Missing

Socks always go missing. I have debated putting up posters in my local laundromats because so many of my socks end up missing after a run through the dryer. Hopefully this cute little sock finds his way back home. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

IF: Moon

The moon is out and apparently, it's full! I have been so busy this week, I decided just to do this cute little sketch for this week's topic and post it. Enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2007

IF: Poem

There aren't too many poems about squid, but I found one by Tennyson about a kraken. My kraken is a bit more friendly, but who knows how fearsome he could be when he grows up!

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.


I don't usually use watercolor but I decided to try something new for this. I like to mix media and added some pastels. It wasn't as sucessful as I would like, but it's cute and I tried something new. That has to count for something.

Friday, June 15, 2007

IF: Rejection

A tragic end to the tale of a rejected kidney.

My husband suggested I try something different this time. The rejected kidney was his idea, but neither of us could come up with a good way to show that so I settled on the sad reality of organ rejection. :C

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Still here, just fell behind in the IF posts. It's so hard to keep up!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Illustration Friday: Gravity

I did this as a quick sketch. I realized after I finished it that I should have pushed it further. A lot further. Her boobs are still too high above her knees. Not saggy enough! Oh well. I'm busy so I decided to be lazy and post it as is. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Illustration Friday: Crash

I used to see kids riding shopping carts down the stairs at my old apartment. This topic reminded me of that. Click on the image for a less pixeltastic view.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Illustration Friday: Sprout

My little garlic is all grown up!

Semi-Daily Doodles

I drew this after a friend of mine and I had a conversation this past weekend about sports covered marshmallows. I guess this litle guy isn't sports covered, just burnt out. It's a long season little buddy, hang in there!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Semi-Daily Doodles

Here's a quick little sketch I made for a bio of myself. I used a ballpoint pen and watercolor, so of course, the ink bled slightly, but I thought it still looked cute so I used it anyway.

Illustration Friday: Red

Hey mates, this is my first try at Illustration Friday! Nothing fancy, just a quick sketch with a ballpoint pen followed by some quick Gimp work. Enjoy!