Sunday, July 27, 2008

Denim Animal Life Drawing

Just a warning: this image is HUGE.
I wanted to "save" a pair of old jeans I had. Very comfortable and a pity to throw out. So I sewed Deer skin patches over the holes, and took a Sharpie marker to them.
The Topic: Some of my Favorite Canadian Wild life.
These jeans hold even more of a value to me as the Sea Lion on the bottom right pant leg was the one from the Vancouver Aquarium, named "Tag". My sister called him "Bernice's Boyfriend" becuase I adored him. Sadly, he died on July 1st as a result of Oral Cancer.
I got some really funny looks at the park when I was sketching some of the animals... on a pair of jeans. Very entertaining. :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Batman II

I have been a crazy amount of work lately. It's so varied from drawing to craft making to sewing, I don't even know what to put up first. So I'm working chronologically.
A set of 4 thumbnails I did as a "mini gallery" to figure out which of the four I'm going to choose to polish into a full fledged image. I want to do a "Batman and Robin" image, a la "Teen Titans" or "Animated" Batman. However, depending on the image, I might go for more realism, or comic book style.
I like the idea of Giant Batman towering over a wee little Robin- very "protective father" (Gasp! I said the "F" word!) concept. Inspired by that awesome scene in "Teen Titans" with Robin and Slade ("I already HAVE a father!").
Two images are- literally- "under the wing" types, where as the other two just looming over.
I guess I'm going to put this to a vote. If I have more time, I might do more than one.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Slip Cover

I wanted to post the Deer Skin Slip Covers before I had to skedaddle to work.
After I finished both of them my room had a pleasant odor of burnt deer skin.
I actually kinda liked it. :)
Both fo these are for sale, and commissions are welcome. :)

Bears and Elks

Did some animal sketches today. I wanted to burn images onto deer skin slip-covers I made. Decided to go with an Elk for the pale deer skin, and a Bear for the dark roan-red skin.
I might post images of the actual slip covers tomorrow.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Knights

These guys were a collaborative of interests both me and my sister share.
Big on mythology, and the classic "knights in shinning armor", my sister's horse obsession, and my love for animals- I was obviously going to try and take a stab at doing this topic and these personas.
I have to admit, I kept my sister's in mind when doing the Red Knight's horse, and myself when doing the Blue Knight's horse.
You can expect more from these guys in the future... including a White and Black knight.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Batman II

Oh Bruce, you've gone too far.

I went to see "The Dark Knight" today. What can I say- it's turning out to be a fantastic movie summer for me. "Wall-e" and "The Dark Knight" have made it unforgettable. Highly recommend both those movies.
Now excuse me whilst I bask in fangirl glory. I have art to attend to. ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Some of our household objects have the worst jobs of them all.
I realized this today while cleaning. I looked over to my loofah and noticed... well, a hair comically sticking out of it.
I laughed. And then drew this.
Yes, it is *that* kind of hair.
Don't even want to think what the toilet scrubber has to go through.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Just jumping on the Batman Bandwagon as well.
A little info about the pic: the bat in the picture (the one on the top right) is my favorite family of bats.
With over 1,100 species in existence, the Phyllostomidae (leaf nosed bats) are my true loves. :)
I already have my ticket for the movie. Can't wait until it opens this week! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Layout I

No matter what the reason, when I work I give my 200% in the quality that I am delivering. I beleive in human excellence, and the honor and dignity one carries in their work.
In this case, a private client commissioned work from me- a certain character in a "Wild West" type setting. Regardless of the price, I poured into it my all.
It's a challenge to meet the expectations of a client as is, but even more challenging to make whatever the content interesting, and be capable of turning it into your main focus as if it were your favorite topic in the world.
I also posted the final "with character" version for your viewing pleasure. :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh give me a home....

I did this quick sketch for a friend as a "thank you" for her kind gesture. And that was, supplying me with dead things.
And by dead things, I mean, skulls, jaws, hooves, and skin of deer. :)
Yes, I use those things for crafts.
After I was done, I gave it a splash of color for effect.
The garb is based off traditional Plains Native culture.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

First Blog!

My first blog!
To celebrate the creation and first post, a fitting image- both in content and in representation of my current interests (which have been with me over the years), as well as my upcoming short; to be developed this year.

Stay tuned, as I will be posting more work here- almost daily- sketches to polished pieces. :)