Friday, January 2, 2009

Werehogs in Winter

Oh my, lookie there, I didn't upload for well over a month-and-a-half. This is starting to sound like my diary.
Anyways, not being at school has been just about the best thing ever. Had the relatives come over, ate lots of food off the fancy dishes, got lots of presents, (my new laptop is coming next week! Yaaay!) and played lots of mind-numbing videogames.

Thus I present my picture, inspired by the videogame I got for Christmas: Sonic Unleahsed. The game has just about the most bizarre plot ever, but it was really fun to play. The picture was mostly an exercise to keep my PS muscles operable, and it barely did that. I feel rusty. Anyways, it was a good learning experience and I got to use the radial blur for the first time.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stressed Out? Yes.

I'm feeling pretty uptight right now. Got a lot of stuff I should be doing, (like compiling a portfolio for my Fine Arts Academy application. Tedious. DX) But don't you know it, I never update this blog unless there is something else I should /really/ be doing. Bah.

I scribbled this piece up rather quickly. It was almost completed within an hour. Then I spent a day looking at it before adding a couple of final touches. I like it a lot actually, but I really need to look into getting some real pencils. Need to branch out from just using .5 mechanical, oy. It's great for lineart, but this sort of picture needs a little something more. I'll work on that.
This was actually pretty random. It just popped into my head and wouldn't leave me alone, so I let it out. I might make more stuff like this, it was a lot of fun. Got my fingers pretty dang dirty though.

I'll try to update a little more regularly, sorry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Who managed not to update for over a month? Yeah...Sorry. x_x

Anyways, all I will be posting here is a sketch I made ooon my birthday....Which was last Monday, the 13th. (17 FTW. Woo!) It's my main fursona and secondary fursona, together. :P (You will find I have many different representations of myself. It's kind of crazy actually.)

It was a lovely birthday. I got a new bike, some lovely jewelry, some really cute Keds and a stuffed Spyro that looks like a little troll. (Love 'im.)
Now I need to get my hands on the new game and hope it isn't horrid. :D

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fairy Kisses

Whoop, sorry for the flaming amount of inactivity. School kind of ate my life.

I am on a major Spyro kick right now. I have been extremely disappointed by the last several games that came out, but the new Dawn of the Dragon (coming out on the 28th of October) has once again raised my hopes. I pray this will be better than the previous two installments of TLoS. -_-
So yes. For your viewing pleasure, Spyro and the Gold Fairy. (Inspired by the first game, on the Haunted Towers level. The gold fairy's kiss gave you invincibility, which was pretty sweet.)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Smilodon King

This piece was done for an art contest in one of the galleries I hang about. The subject was Global Warming and the effect it might have on the events of TLK and such. I have heard rumours of an ice age being the result of GW, so I decided to make Simba and Nala Smilodons and threw in some mammoths for the IJCWTBK number. The mammoths irk me, I feel that if I had just taken the time to line them by hand I might have been able to color them better. Still, I rather like the background and Simba and Nala came out

School is not a very jolly good time. Still, things are looking better than they did Sophomore year....not that that is saying much....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thar Be Dragons

Well. I'm back from the Mediterranean at last. Because I like to have a sort of theme in my uploads, I have decided to round up my most recent dragon sketches that are currently WIPs. Hopefully they'll get completed, but that's unlikely.

This was originally going to be a random one-shot character but my sister convinced me to flesh her out a bit and actually...make an effort with her background or something. So I have decided that she is an evil queen, and it seems she has abducted an egg or summat. Poor egg.

This is Balor. Or at least that is what I'm going to call him for now. Yes, he has a pet bat. He has a kindly disposition, even though he spends much of his time studying the dark arts. He uses this knowledge for good and treads the line carefully, making sure he doesn't get so deep into his work that it corrupts him. Yay.
These are some stank sketches of what I think my dragon fursona would look like. The colors would be mostly silver and blue, seeing as they're m' favorites.
Now, about my trip.
It was a blast. :D We started out in Venice and stayed there one night. (My dad hosts these trips for his company, so we always go a day early.) The canals are just as beautiful as I had imagined they would be. And the gondolas were adorable, I actually saw some newly weds being paddled along in one. I think my sister got a picture of them, I hope so.
Our first stop was Dubrovnick, Croatia. (Excuse my spelling, this is from memory.) Our bike trip was cancelled due to lack of interest though, so that stop was a bit of a let down. :c
The next stop was Ephesus, Turkey I believe. That one was my favorite. The thought that I was treading the same stones that Paul once did was amazing. I even got to see the open air theater/arena where he once taught. I also got to purchase a lovely purse for only ten dollars.
After that we stopped in Greece twice, but I can't remember the name of the cities. One of the stops involved shoving past donkeys to climb a cliff road at the hottest part of the day...when donkeys smell the most unattractive. It wasn't so bad, but I was exausted afterwards.
On the last night at sea when we were sailing back to Venice, there was an amazing storm. The lightning was like a strobe light, and the rain pelted down in sheets. Then the clouds parted on the front and left side to let the sunset give some light while the storm raged on to our right.
The most interesting part of that evening was my close call involving seafood. I have a horrible allergy to anything that lives in a shell, and shrimp has become my special enemy. My family was at a business cocktail party on the fifth floor and munchies were being served. I'm very careful about what I eat because you never know when the stray shelfish is going to crawl onto your plate. But anyways, when I finally hopped into the line, all that was left in the...silver...serving box-thingy was some crispy brown things my sister said were potatoes and some sort of chicken on a stick. I grabbed a little of each and bit into one of the crispy things to find that it was fried cheese (Ew!) and not potato. I stopped eating it after that bite, as I sort of hate cheese in that form.
Soon afterwards I got extremely painful stomach cramps, and a little after that, hives on my left arm. Then I learned that there had been fried shrimp in the same serving unit as the creepy fried cheese I had taken a bite of. So, if I happened to actually /like/ fried cheese or the cheese had really been potato, I probably would have eaten more and there's a chance I might have died, (cruise ships aren't known for their outstanding medical care.) Thank goodness I can be a picky eater at times.

...Perhaps I should look into getting an EpiPen.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

See Y'all Later

"The trees that whisper in the evening
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Sing a song of sorrow and grieving
Carried away by a moonlight shadow."
Yar, this DDR song broke me out of one heck of an art block. I made this picture in an online sketcher, quite fun quite fun.
I'm leaving for the Mediterranean tomorrow, so this will be my last update for at least nine days unfortunately. Hopefully there will be lots of artwork upon my return though. I can't imagine this trip being better than the one I took at the end of last summer, but here's hoping.
I'm so sad school is looming on the horizon. ;_; Tragic.