Friday, May 30, 2008

2008: a record year!

20 posts? MADNESS!

more watercolor experiments

Getting red hues to look right with watercolors seems to be a bit trickier than colors on the cooler end of the spectrum.  One the fishy critter to the right they've gotten kind of muddy and gross... SOMEDAY I'll get this right!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

dragon animals (dragimals? no. NO!)

I started off doodling up some rabbit heads and then gave the central one a body and a lumpy tail.  It probably would have ended up as a dragon if I didn't (apparently) get distracted by something shiny that I flitted over to so I could add it to my nest of gaudy trinkets. 

Again with the dodos! I don't know why I have such an affinity for goofy-looking animals.  I think maybe animals with obvious structural problems trigger some kind of nurturing instinct in me, e.g: THAT DOG BRED TO HAVE A SMASHED UP FACE HAS RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS; I WILL HUG IT

(though it was island tameness, and not its inherent wackiness that contributed to the demise of the dodo. SO WIKIPEDIA WOULD HAVE US THINK)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008