Posts by: Keelan

Survival Mechanisms

  • Posted on 10th April 2014,
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Survival Mechanisms

I’d exercise, tell myself stories, draw eseekas on the ground… …Relax your mind. Imagine that the circle encompasses your entire existence. Let it become part of you. Now without thinking about it, allow your hand to make a mark inside the circle. Expand on the mark. Let it grow organically until it becomes a pattern….

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Gamification and Art Streaks

  • Posted on 22nd January 2014,
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Gamification and Art Streaks

I’m trying to get back in the habit of Drawing Something New Every Bloody Day, a habit i’ve managed to maintain for years at a time before but have repeatedly fallen out of and always had difficulty getting back into. (Motivation to keep a four-hundred-day drawing streak going is easy. Motivation to start a new…

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Almost-Art Updates

  • Posted on 30th September 2013,
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Sort-of-art update: I’ll be raising prices on my prints within the next week. Truth be told I massively underpriced them when I first started selling them, just wanted enough to cover ink, but they’re selling well enough for printmaking time to be eating into my other art-making time. Which means they need to move on…

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Colour? What sorcery is this?

  • Posted on 4th September 2013,
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I love using colour in my artwork. Hell, there were a few times in art school when I got in a bit of trouble for doing fauvist art when we weren’t supposed to. (I like fauvism. No regrets. It was better than getting in trouble for having a snowball fight in the dorms… I think….

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Caricature: Paul Ryan

  • Posted on 3rd June 2013,
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Caricature: Paul Ryan

Quite possibly my first caricature which a) actually looks like the person it’s supposed to be and b) doesn’t look too much like the person it’s supposed to be. I paused the news show he was on in the middle of him making a vaguely muppet-like face. Then again, i also paused him in the…

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Caricatures & Site Redesigns

  • Posted on 2nd June 2013,
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Caricatures & Site Redesigns

I’ve been trying to teach myself how to draw caricatures, which for the most part means repeated pausing during various TV shows to try to draw out the characters. Currently at the clunky phase where the caricatures are not quite recognisable as who they’re supposed to be. (I guess Cragen might be recognisable? But his…

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Matryoshka Camoflauge

  • Posted on 18th April 2013,
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Matryoshka Camoflauge

Sometimes who you are inside outgrows your ability to hide… I have no fancy description for this one, i just like matryoshki. This is another one i did the carving for years ago – shortly after i came out to my mum, more specifically. I think it expresses why i came out about as well as…

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Bandit Cat

  • Posted on 17th April 2013,
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Bandit Cat

Taking advantage of the negative space in my black-and-white cat’s face. The block for this print is close to two years old, and i think this is only the second time i’ve used it. I don’t do block prints very often. Print available for $5

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‘Sprouts’ Mugs

  • Posted on 13th April 2013,
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‘Sprouts’ Mugs

Spring Sprouts Customisable Mug Spring Sprouts Mug The mugs i meant to design when i made the Sprouts design border. Both with plants all over and with room to put your name and favourite beverage. …I was maybe a bit impatient for this year’s winter to end.

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‘Sprouts’ Seamless Border Image

  • Posted on 12th April 2013,
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‘Sprouts’ Seamless Border Image

I actually made this as a mug design, but i figured it wouldn’t take much extra effort to turn it into a web design border. Transparent .PNG, works with whatever colours you want to throw at it.

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Hated

  • Posted on 23rd March 2013,
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Hated

…So this is what happens when i sketch while watching TV. ‘S a few weeks old, but i was watching an episode of Law & Order in which… well, the details are probably not something most people are interested in reading, but the important bit is a gay man was being charged with hate crimes…

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Growth

  • Posted on 23rd March 2013,
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Growth

A little inspiration to grow a bit every day. This is officially the first artwork i’ve ever done which sold on Etsy before i had a chance to post it to my own site. …I’m not used to not having a piece on the easel next to my desk while i write it up. The…

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Yesterday

  • Posted on 12th March 2013,
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Yesterday

The trees of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. …I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a depressing or optimistic piece. There is purposely only one sapling in the ‘tomorrow’ section of the print – a good many cut-down trees aren’t replaced soon after, if ever, and the effect a sapling has on the ecosystem…

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Raven Feathers

  • Posted on 6th March 2013,
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Raven Feathers

A simple silhouette of a pair of raven feathers. My first Good Screenprint, by which i mean i finally got up the nerve to use watercolour paper instead of cheap copy paper. Some of my copy-paper prints could maybe count as ‘good’ but the paper didn’t hold the ink very well. I’m already ‘upgrading’ from…

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Ĝena

  • Posted on 28th February 2013,
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Ĝena

Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. A bit of a troublemaking imp this time. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Screenprinting Attempts

  • Posted on 27th February 2013,
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Screenprinting Attempts

Cheap paper, cheap screenprinting kit, cheap stencil. Just practising to get the hang of things, partly so when i use better stuff i don’t ruin it. I seem to have somehow gotten it into my head to learn a new art technique every month. My inner artist is saying this will lead to focusing too…

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Spektas Du

  • Posted on 26th February 2013,
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Spektas Du

Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Flustras kun Arboj

  • Posted on 25th February 2013,
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Flustras kun Arboj

Digital speed painting, 50 minutes. A nymph and her tree. This was somewhat inspired by this week’s Illustration Friday theme, ‘Whisper’. Except it seems the tree is the one doing all the talking in this illo. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Memportreto

  • Posted on 23rd February 2013,
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Memportreto

Since i’m speed painting every day this month anyway, i gave myself a new self-portrait for my birthday. I usually use a self-portrait instead of a photo for my avatar or userpic on the sites which allow such a thing, but my last one is over a year old (and, by extension, a piercing short),…

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Solida

  • Posted on 19th February 2013,
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Solida

Digital speed painting, 12 minutes. yet another simple portrait. This is the first time i bothered setting up video for a twelve-minute painting. Mainly because i knew when i started i’d not be taking the time for a half-hour painting today. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Viro

  • Posted on 18th February 2013,
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Viro

Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. And look, i actually painted a man. For once. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Virino

  • Posted on 17th February 2013,
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Virino

Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Bukloj

  • Posted on 16th February 2013,
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Bukloj

Speedpainting, 12 minutes. yet another simple portrait. No video for this one, mostly because i’ve only done videos of half-hour ones. I can’t remember if i didn’t have time to do a half-hour on this day or if the half-hour one was just really atrocious. (I am maybe a few days behind on uploads.) Reproductions…

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Spektas

  • Posted on 14th February 2013,
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Spektas

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Fiksrigardas

  • Posted on 13th February 2013,
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Fiksrigardas

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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‘Pensa Du’ Speedpainting

  • Posted on 11th February 2013,
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‘Pensa Du’ Speedpainting

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Back to two layers but trying to keep up the stuff which is handy in one layer. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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‘Unu’ Speedpainting

  • Posted on 10th February 2013,
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‘Unu’ Speedpainting

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Did this one all on one layer (usually i use two). It was a bit of an accident but for speedpainting i think it may actually work better – mainly because not being able to erase properly or lock the transparency of the working layer forced me to actually keep my mask…

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‘Mola’ Speedpainting

  • Posted on 9th February 2013,
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‘Mola’ Speedpainting

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Experimenting using softer brushes than usual. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Fantomo Speedpainting

  • Posted on 7th February 2013,
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Fantomo Speedpainting

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Generic ghost-woman. I actually finished this yesterday but didn’t quite have time to upload it. So today may be a twofer day as far as speedpainting uploads goes. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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txtpile

  • Posted on 7th February 2013,
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txtpile

This is what happens when i learn a new trick. (Two of these are just Lorem Ipsum gibberish. The top-left one is a bunch of various Star Trek quotes.) This is set up as a gig on Fiverr now as well. Cheers for cheap wordart.

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Fantine

  • Posted on 5th February 2013,
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Fantine

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Not necessarily Anne Hathaway’s Fantine, just a sad post-selling-every-damn-thing-she-has Fantine. Someday i’ll need to draw a happier one. If you watch the video, there’s a bit of messing around in the background which ended up being deleted from the final image. Nothing particularly impressive (which is why none of it made it…

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Soldato

  • Posted on 4th February 2013,
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Soldato

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another quick portrait. I tried using more opaque brushes than usual this time, worked out good in some places and not so good in other places. We’ll see how it goes after i’ve better got the hang of it. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Kaŝita

  • Posted on 3rd February 2013,
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Kaŝita

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Originally meant to be a girl hiding from zombies, but i think she turned into a zombie herself mid-painting. I picked up a copy of World War Z yesterday. I’ve got zombies on the brain. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Brigid

  • Posted on 2nd February 2013,
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Brigid

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. One of the goddess/saint Brigid for Imbolc. I’m very fond of Imbolc. It tends to come right when i’m ready for winter to be over, and it’s nice to have a little holiday to brighten things up a bit, especially one which primarily focuses on the very first signs of spring. Reproductions…

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Anĝelo

  • Posted on 1st February 2013,
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Anĝelo

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Meant to be an angel, but there’s not enough detail in this little portrait for it to be obvious. So… this makes my first painting of my speedpainting-a-day attempt for February. One down, twenty-seven to go. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Speedpainting – Pensa

  • Posted on 30th January 2013,
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Speedpainting – Pensa

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. Just a thoughtful young woman. I don’t plan on doing any speedpainting today but otherwise i would say i’ve been getting a jump on the whole ‘speedpaint every day’ plan i have for February. Also! I finally figured out video recording. Mostly. It’s not a perfect recording (most notably, when i sped…

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Speedpainting – Cosmetic

  • Posted on 26th January 2013,
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Speedpainting – Cosmetic

Speedpainting, 30 minutes. A bit of make-up experimentation. I’m somewhat planning on doing a speedpainting every day in February. Maybe by the end of the month i’ll have even figured out videos. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Speedpainting – Focus

  • Posted on 22nd January 2013,
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Speedpainting – Focus

Another speedpainting, 30 minutes this time. I’m in the process of a bigger painting right now, but i wanted to actually finish something. In the wide world of bizarre coincidences: I painted this yesterday morning. Yesterday afternoon i started thinking it would be a great idea to get back into ‘finishing’ an quick study every…

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Speedpainting

  • Posted on 18th January 2013,
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Speedpainting

After ‘Sadness‘ i thought i may as well try my hand at a proper speedpainting: no pencil art and strict time constraints, just an hour of digital work. Stuck to something relatively simple so i could still reach a level of detail in such a small amount of time, and this was the result. I…

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Hunger

  • Posted on 16th January 2013,
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Hunger

Just a generic zombie. She’s still got a bit of fight left in her. By coincidence i ended up drawing this right after reading an article about the animals killed while producing vegetarian food. I’d already planned on sketching up a zombie for general drawing-the-undead practice, but there’s a very different thought pattern in drawing…

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Sadness

  • Posted on 14th January 2013,
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Sadness

Mira the earth-spirit, rather unhappy at the wilting of one of her little plants. This could probably count as a speedpainting, depending on how broadly one defines ‘speedpainting’. I’ve never really tried it before but i got this painting to the point where the pencil art was unnecessary in under three hours, so if it’s…

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Lost

  • Posted on 10th January 2013,
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Lost

On the plus side, now this lost little fae knows he’s not the only one to have taken a wrong turn. He doesn’t seem pleased about the revelation, though. I tried a new method of laying in the colour this time. I like how it looks, but no more than my other pieces, so it…

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Afraid

  • Posted on 8th January 2013,
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Afraid

Started off as something entirely different, but the way i drew her hips made me think of someone partially submerged in water. Considering my current fire-spirit fascination, there was a quick turn toward a fire-spirit fleeing a water-demon. Original pencil art available for $15 | Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44

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Shy

  • Posted on 6th January 2013,
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Shy

When i was very young (and very shy), i kept my hair long and would frequently let it fall over my face so i could hide behind it. Unfortunately, fire-spirits can’t use the same trick. They are destined to always shine brightly, no matter how shy they may be. Original pencil art available for $15…

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Emergence

  • Posted on 4th January 2013,
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Emergence

Pencil, 9″x12″ A vampire’s victim emerging from the shadows. Not quite turned to a full vampire herself yet, but she doesn’t like the sun any more. By chance, two days ago i passed up on buying some black paper because i don’t draw light-on-dark often enough to justify it. Haven’t in years. But today i…

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Burn

  • Posted on 1st January 2013,
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Burn

Started off as a long-haired Plamya, but ended up changing more than just the hairstyle. My last image of 2012, and one of my favourites. I mostly used it as an excuse to do colour experiments and discovered some tricks i’ll definitely be using more regularly. Original pencil art available for $15 | Print available…

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The 2013 Resolution

  • Posted on 29th December 2012,
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The 2013 Resolution

I recently found out about the To Resolve Project through the Creative Market post on it. It seemed a good excuse to do something more personal than the tarot images i’ve been using as iPod wallpapers (as well as an excuse to mess around with CM downloads), so here we go… The original goal was…

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2013 [Soft/Hard]Ware Calendar

  • Posted on 29th December 2012,
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2013 [Soft/Hard]Ware Calendar

It’s a bit late for anyone who wants a calendar before 1 January, but a [Soft/Hard]Ware calendar now exists. (Meanwhile, those of us who are already practically linked to our computers use calendars more as frequently-changing decoration than as actual timekeepers, making the date completely irrelevant anyway.) [Soft/Hard]Ware: A Calendar of Cyborgs I may make…

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Мира и Друг

  • Posted on 26th December 2012,
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Мира и Друг

Another portrait of Mira, this time with a little friend attached. I’ve maybe run out of patience with black-and-white illustrations and gone back to painting. I like the look of inked work, but when it comes to what i’m creating i’d rather have colour. Original pencil art available for $15 | Print available starting at…

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Plamya II

  • Posted on 16th December 2012,
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Plamya II

Another portrait of Plamya. I experimented with hatching instead of screentones for this one – or, rather, in conjunction with screentones, as most of the hatching is set at 50% tone instead of being solid black lines. Which is completely invisible in an internet-low-res image, but would be visible in prints. I’m still undecided on…

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Мира и Цветок

  • Posted on 12th December 2012,
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Мира и Цветок

The title translates to ‘Mira and the Flower’. Unless you use a proper translator, in which case it will likely come out ‘Peace and the Flower’. As ludicrous as it is for some US-born US-living primarily-English-speaking artist to title works in Russian, i got their names from Russian and it strikes me as equally ludicrous…

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Voda

  • Posted on 10th December 2012,
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Voda

Water spirit, to go along with the Mira the Earth-Spirit and Plamya the Fire-Spirit. I’m not certain how anatomically correct she is, as none of the models in my photo references have a body fat percentage over 25. (Clearly i need to expand my reference library.) And i’m skinny enough to still get clothing from…

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Mira II

  • Posted on 8th December 2012,
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Mira II

An alternative version of Mira. I think i like the original better, she looks more like a unique person instead of yet another stock model. Despite the ‘II’ in the image name, this is just the second ‘finished’ illo i’ve done of Mira. As far as less-finished illos, there’s been maybe a dozen. She’s supposed…

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Plamya

  • Posted on 7th December 2012,
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Plamya

Practising inking my pencil drawings. Yet another fire-creature, this one a bit more elfin than the others. Original pencil art available for $15 | Digital print available starting at $10.44

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Buds

  • Posted on 11th November 2012,
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Buds

yet another nymph drawing. Still going through a bit of a shy phase, but she’ll eventually grow into quite a beauty. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Brighid

  • Posted on 7th November 2012,
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Brighid

Brighid is one of the more famous Celtic goddesses. Or, rather, three of the more famous goddesses, as Brighid is a triple goddess. Rumour has it the Catholic saint Brigid is a Christianised version of this goddess. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Decisions – Pencil

  • Posted on 5th November 2012,
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Decisions – Pencil

The challenge of choosing the right path… I’m still trying to decide if she counts as a ‘faerie’ or not. She wasn’t originally meant to be and the pattern behind her is even at its most wing-like a very abstract representation. Pencil, 8.4″x11″. Planning on adding some colour in PS as well but this is…

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Waterfall

  • Posted on 3rd November 2012,
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Waterfall

Tree nymphs are a bit more popular, but why let them have all the fun? Water nymphs enjoy the woods as much as any other. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Sly

  • Posted on 29th October 2012,
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Sly

In theory this is just a generic dancer figure drawing. But i think she’s up to something… Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Moss

  • Posted on 27th October 2012,
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Moss

Mossy nymph or moss-covered stone? This particular figure drawing is a bit ambiguous in that area. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Waxing Moon

  • Posted on 25th October 2012,
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Waxing Moon

Originally meant to be a moon-goddess, but i didn’t do much with her beyond a side-lit figure drawing. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Vine

  • Posted on 21st October 2012,
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Vine

Figure drawing meets climbing vine, with a bit of piercing study thrown in. I’ve seen snakes, cats, and dragons turned into two-part earrings like this – i won’t be much surprised if i see someone’s done it with plants, too. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Striped Snake

  • Posted on 19th October 2012,
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Striped Snake

Anthropomorphic figure drawing based on the little garter snake. Random anecdote: I once volunteered at an animal shelter which had, among other animals, a snake. The information sheet on the snake’s aquarium listed them as a stray. I still have no idea what sort of person finds a ‘stray’ snake and brings it to the…

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Wasp Queen

  • Posted on 17th October 2012,
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Wasp Queen

The leader of the hive and her little friend. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Tentacles

  • Posted on 16th October 2012,
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Tentacles

Sea creatures need love, too. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Make Your Pencil Art Last Forever

  • Posted on 16th October 2012,
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Make Your Pencil Art Last Forever

Are you an artist who loves the fine grey art of pencil drawing? How about an art lover with a few pencil pieces in your collection? Either way, odds are good you want your pencil art to stay in good condition for a long time to come. Read on to learn how to keep your…

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Smoulder

  • Posted on 15th October 2012,
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Smoulder

Not as much of a firestarter as Flame, but Smoulder still needs to be handled with care. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Sea Elf

  • Posted on 13th October 2012,
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Sea Elf

I suppose she could qualify as a mermaid, but standard mermaids are so rarely drawn with anything interesting about the ears. The defining feature is the not-shown-here tail. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Wolf

  • Posted on 9th October 2012,
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Wolf

Yet another half-formed werewolf. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Furry

  • Posted on 8th October 2012,
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Furry

Drawing a series of human + nature images… something vaguely were-wolfish had to happen eventually. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Flame II

  • Posted on 7th October 2012,
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Flame II

The male version of the original ‘Flame’. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Flame

  • Posted on 6th October 2012,
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Flame

Taking fire-dancing to a whole new level. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Prints available starting at $13.29

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Rain

  • Posted on 5th October 2012,
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Rain

It is irritatingly difficult to make someone appear to be the living embodiment of rain and not just someone caught in a storm, and I’m still not sure I succeeded in this one. I suppose she could be a nature-lover dancing in the rain for celebratory purposes. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Root

  • Posted on 4th October 2012,
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Root

Generic nymph, just starting to put down her roots. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Original pencil art available for $15

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Summer Nymph

  • Posted on 3rd October 2012,
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Summer Nymph

A sequel (prequel?) to Autumn Nymph. Summer has a reputation for being a bit of a gossip, but she keeps more secrets than she tells. Pencil, 8.4″x11″ Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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on nudity

  • Posted on 2nd October 2012,
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on nudity

Every now and then (okay, actually quite frequently) I come across a site which encourages sharing photos or art but completely prohibits nudes of any form, or only allows a very tiny (and often ambiguously-defined) type of nude. This is something I gripe about every time I see it, and I figure it’s about time…

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Raven (NSFW)

  • Posted on 1st October 2012,
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Raven (NSFW)

Somewhat inspired by the Morrigan, but really just a generic raven-shapeshifter. Mostly in human form right now but some feathers are still around. Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Cyborg Fashion II

  • Posted on 29th September 2012,
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Cyborg Fashion II

Just another cyborg fashion model. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Healing

  • Posted on 28th September 2012,
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Healing

Quick & easy health monitors. Primarily used in understaffed hospitals, as they allow even completely untrained volunteers to notice immediately when something goes wrong. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Traditional half of mixed-media illustrations now available to art lovers

  • Posted on 25th September 2012,
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Traditional half of mixed-media illustrations now available to art lovers

For over ten years, my preferred method for creating art has been to start off traditionally, then move to the computer for experiments not easily performed in traditional media. As such, my artworks have long been available only as online images or prints of the digital work. Until now. Starting with my current series, ‘[Soft/Hard]Ware’,…

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BioComputer

  • Posted on 24th September 2012,
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BioComputer

Neural hotlinks and biological implants. Everything nicely wired up for the ultimate in portable computing. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Sparkle

  • Posted on 22nd September 2012,
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Sparkle

Taking a few days ‘off’, which translates to ‘draw a generic freckle-faced woman and then fool around with Photoshop brushes to make her sparkly instead of actually doing a proper full-blown painting’. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Warrior

  • Posted on 20th September 2012,
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Warrior

This almost wasn’t a cyborg illustration at all – I was experimenting with showing different emotions through the eyes, and decided to give this woman something to be angry about. Namely, facing down the enemy who took out her original eye and necessitated its replacement. Which, of course, requires drawing in a replacement. The scar’s…

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Pre-filling the Pinterest Description

  • Posted on 18th September 2012,
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Pre-filling the Pinterest Description

I am not the most avid pinner around, but I do use Pinterest, and more relevant to this post I’m one of the artists who doesn’t mind their work ending up on Pinterest – as long as it’s properly credited. Which I figure is a bit more likely if the Pinterest description field is pre-filled…

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Gaze

  • Posted on 18th September 2012,
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Gaze

Started off as another attempt at coming up with an illustration for the ‘Burst’ theme but… maybe not so bursty. (There’s a ‘Daria’ joke in there somewhere…) Just a bit of fancy club wear. Make the eyes really stand out. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 |…

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Soul Seller

  • Posted on 17th September 2012,
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Soul Seller

The rebellious goth kids of the future won’t need to settle for snakebite piercings and heavy metal t-shirts. This one’s gone for the devil look, with glowing red eyes and fiery tattoo implants. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Bubbles

  • Posted on 16th September 2012,
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Bubbles

Similar, but different, ‘Projector‘-style implant. I wanted to see if I could work an Illustration Friday image into this series, this week being ‘Burst’. The best I’ve come up with so far was a fireworks projection implant, which didn’t come out too well in my sketches. So, bubbles. Suppose I could have a bubble or…

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Projector

  • Posted on 15th September 2012,
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Projector

Projection implants. Get your computer screens, television shows, and anything else you can imagine broadcasted right in front of your eyes. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Musical

  • Posted on 12th September 2012,
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Musical

An alternate to ‘Wired‘, this one has her MP3 player and headphones implanted for constant portability. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Angel

  • Posted on 11th September 2012,
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Angel

Another bit of cyborg style. It’s not always about abstraction – sometimes the implants are used to build up such pretties as haloes. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Cyborg Fashion

  • Posted on 10th September 2012,
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Cyborg Fashion

A cyborg fashion model. Vertical stripes are very in this season. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Technodruid

  • Posted on 9th September 2012,
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Technodruid

Pagans can totally be cyborgs, too. It took about ten minutes of working on this image before it turned into an experiment to see how many Awen or Awen-like symbols I could squeeze in and still have it look good. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 |…

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It’s Complicated

  • Posted on 7th September 2012,
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It’s Complicated

For when wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t obvious enough: neuroscanners figure out the initials of your love and match them with your own on the chest implant. Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Prints available starting at $13.29 | Original pencil art available for $15.00

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Messy Eater

  • Posted on 5th September 2012,
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Messy Eater

A vampire after dinner –“ and looking for her dessert… Mostly pencil with some colour washes done in Photoshop Visit my Imagekind shop to buy a print or my Etsy shop to buy the original pencil art

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Sea Medusa

  • Posted on 3rd September 2012,
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Sea Medusa

Missing out on the standard snakes here, but she’s still got some interesting hair. Click here to buy prints through Imagekind or visit Etsy to buy the original pencil art.

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Broken

  • Posted on 3rd September 2012,
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Broken

An old android, no longer functioning as she should. As per usual, prints are available from Imagekind, but now I also have an Etsy shop. And by ‘I have an Etsy shop’ I mean I renamed my abandoned jewellery shop to be a little broader and put this one single solitary pencil drawing in it….

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Wind Dancer

  • Posted on 29th August 2012,
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Wind Dancer

There had always been loose clothes to flow around her body and jangling bracelets to ring on her arms, but with the magic bottle, she could finally dance with air itself. Prints also available through Imagekind

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Maid in the Moon (NSFW)

  • Posted on 28th August 2012,
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Maid in the Moon (NSFW)

Probably should have made her older, considering this is clearly a waning moon. Suppose we can just pretend she’s from the Southern hemisphere… Prints available through Imagekind

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Autumn Nymph

  • Posted on 27th August 2012,
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Autumn Nymph

Most of the leaves have fallen, but she’s found a new friend for the winter. Prints available through Imagekind. Might sell the original pencil drawing someday, too.

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oops.

  • Posted on 25th June 2012,
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oops.

TLDR: my site is going to be a bit messy for a while. Details below, for those who want to mock my IT failure. So I used to keep my illo site over at torncanvas.net. I’ve been meaning to switch it over to my keelanrosa.com space for a while now, for a whole pile of…

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Mira (NSFW)

  • Posted on 25th June 2012,
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Mira (NSFW)

Just a practice illustration, but I like her. Some sort of earth-spirit. Prints available in my Imagekind shop  

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Writing on the Walls: Dust of Snow

  • Posted on 22nd December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. – Robert Frost A snow-poem and colour scheme, just in time for Solstice. Random mythology time! (Because that’s…

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Writing on the Walls: Exploration of Space

  • Posted on 21st December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.’ – Edwin Hubble Room for a teenage nerd. Am still working on figuring out how to get GSU models into DAZ. I can get everything except for the actual text, which is the whole bloody point…

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Writing on the Walls: Perfect Meals

  • Posted on 18th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.’ – Anthony Bourdain Kitchen design. Complete with counter. So…

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Writing on the Walls: Power of Education

  • Posted on 17th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘We must reach out our hand in friendship both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy. We must believe in the power of education.’ – Arthur Ashe Didn’t even fit the whole quote in the rendering this time.

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Writing on the Walls: Advanced Magic

  • Posted on 16th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke Tried for a moonlit lighting system this time around. Geeks don’t go to bed at normal hours anyway.

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Writing on the Walls: Workshop

  • Posted on 15th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Life is each human being’s workshop. If a man survives a lifetime with his creative capacities intact, he has done his part to make a better world for all men.’ – Paul Rosenfels

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Writing on the Walls: Not About Suffering

  • Posted on 14th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘The “life sucks and then you die” philosophy was useful when Buddha came up with it around 500 B.C. because, back then, life sucked and then you died. But now we have medicine, and Pinkberry, and Tivo…Our life isn’t all about suffering any more.’ – Bill Maher …i don’t actually like this…

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Writing on the Walls: Space Forever

  • Posted on 14th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘I could have gone on flying through space forever.’ – Yuri Gagarin Final version of this will have stars outside the window. ALSO y’all have no idea how proud i am of the crappy doorknob i’ve got in there now. Most complicated thing i’ve managed in GSU so far.

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Writing on the Walls: Pin-Up Girl

  • Posted on 11th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘I like being a pin-up girl. There’s nothing wrong with it.’ – Jayne Mansfield Another thing i need to do once i get this room done: put an actual sky outside the window.

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Writing on the Walls: Open Hearts

  • Posted on 11th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.’ – Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire When i get this room totally done, i’m going to need to figure out how to open the door…

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Writing on the Walls: Facing Change

  • Posted on 8th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.’ – James Baldwin (Empty) office design. For someone busy changing the world.

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Writing on the Walls: Book Gossip

  • Posted on 7th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Books that are only compelling storyline are, in many respects, just another form of gossip.’ – Stephen Harrod Buhner, The Lost Language of Plants Last one for the day. Theoretically this is a home library design, but i still haven’t got ‘decent bare rooms’ quite down yet, much less ‘room full of…

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Writing on the Walls: One Rule

  • Posted on 7th December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers ‘Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ – Kurt Vonnegut I…

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Writing on the Walls: Thank You

  • Posted on 4th December 2011,
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I think it took me longer to get the lighting right in this one than it did to make the actual colour scheme. Color by COLOURlovers ‘If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.’ – Meister Eckhart

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Writing on the Walls: Storyteller

  • Posted on 2nd December 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers Doing a bit of experimentation with interior design colours and quotes. More coming up once i properly get the hang of Google Sketchup or some other decor program. ‘You must remember a writer is a simple-minded person to begin with and go on that basis. He’s not a great mind, he’s not…

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Speaker Designs

  • Posted on 27th May 2011,
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Speaker Designs

Zazzle sells speakers now (has for a few days, but i’ve been lazy about cross-posting.) which means i have speakers now. Also, Zazzle is (until 30 May) running a deal for 10% off orders of $30 or more for anyone who uses the coupon code ZAZZLEMMSALE – so. have fun with that. My personal favourite…

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finished Celtic Cross

  • Posted on 3rd May 2011,
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DONE. actually done quite some time ago. but i lost my camera»computer wire and getting a new one was… let’s just say ‘harder than it should have been’ and leave it at that. See more progress on: learn to carve wood

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Blue Moondust Colour Palette

  • Posted on 17th April 2011,
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Color by COLOURlovers I make colour palettes in my spare time. and i figure since i’ve been horrible at uploading sketches lately, why not put up a palette. there’s a whole slew of download options on the COLOURlovers page for this. Photoshop, Colour Schemer, whatever. As well as all the RGB/HEX codes for anyone who…

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almost done

  • Posted on 14th March 2011,
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still have a few little bits to gouge out, and i want to round off the edges to make it look a bit nicer. but it’s mostly done. AND IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO. not bad, for my first attempt. See more progress on: learn to carve wood

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totally new project

  • Posted on 6th March 2011,
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…i get distracted easily. also there is only so much ‘new learning’ going on when gouging out lots of little near-identical sections. so. still working on the cross. just working on a wood elf now, too. See more progress on: learn to carve wood

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progress

  • Posted on 27th February 2011,
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more random chunks taken out. still not totally destroyed. See more progress on: learn to carve wood

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Progress:

  • Posted on 10th February 2011,
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…i haven’t completely destroyed it yet. couple of random chips around the edges and one massive gouge in the middle. for a first attempt i think it’s pretty good though. See more progress on: learn to carve wood

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Pattern initiated.

  • Posted on 31st January 2011,
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This is the pattern i’m using for my first attempt at a relief carving.Yes. It’s ludicrously complicated.I may be subconsciously attempting to completely mangle the wood. Honestly, though, it was the simplest pattern i could find which i’d actually want to keep when i’m done with it. And i know if i don’t like it…

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Exist

  • Posted on 5th January 2011,
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First attempt at a wood/linoleum/whatever block print (well, first attempt since printmaking class six-or-so years ago) Not bad, i think. Managed to do the whole thing without stabbing myself once, which i think is a record for me. And it’s more or less clear what it’s supposed to be. I even got the ‘exist’ lettering…

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Sketch: Dragon Lady

  • Posted on 5th July 2010,
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This one actually started out as an angel. Fun thing about random sketches is they don’t have to end up as they started. At all.

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Sketch: Plain Meets the River

  • Posted on 15th June 2010,
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Plain Cambot in, what, a waterfall? Fountain? Didn’t particularly think this one through, setting-wise. Story-wise the Plain has somehow been introduced to a water sprite of some sort and they are about to go on some grand adventure together.

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Sketch: Not Dead Yet

  • Posted on 14th June 2010,
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Wow. I really slacked off on the whole updating-every-day thing for a bit there. Oops. No real excuse, just been busy. And lazy whenever not busy. And back now. *waves*

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Sketch: Orion Slave Girl

  • Posted on 24th April 2010,
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Playing around with coloured pencils, which i haven’t used in ages but which used to be my absolute favourite medium. LOVE. Why did i ever stop using these? Oh, yeah. Monochromatic pen-and-ink phase followed by the discovery of Photoshop.

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Sketch: Bonsai

  • Posted on 15th April 2010,
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Not very well portrayed here (i skewed the image a bit as i was drawing it so it would fit better on my iPod), but i have a bonsai Hawaiian Umbrella tree now. The Hawaiian Umbrella is the latest addition to a plant collection which currently consists of the bonsai, a pineapple plant, and some…

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Sales Gallery

  • Posted on 6th April 2010,
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To make it easier for me to put prints on sale (…and easier to actually remember to put prints on sale…), i started a 25% Off gallery in my Imagekind store. I’m planning on switching the images in the gallery every week or so. This week is just a semi-random selection of my more popular…

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Sketch: Easter Lilies

  • Posted on 5th April 2010,
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another gesture/contour combination, this time of some Easter lilies a customer brought to the store for Da. yes a day late. (random Easter story: i went grocery shopping on Good Friday and the checkout clerks were obviously told by management to say a rather cliché ‘Hoppy Easter’ to everyone. I heard the cashier who scanned…

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Sketch: Contour + Gesture II

  • Posted on 1st April 2010,
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blaugh contour. It occurred to me right in the middle of doing this i’ve been forgetting to update the sketchvlog lately. Oh, but i’m still exporting my Brushes files as movies as well as the final sketches. So i’ve got a backlog of 50+ vlog movies. Ha. I don’t think any of the hideous contour…

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Sketch: Contour Drawing III

  • Posted on 30th March 2010,
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Almost no cheating at all on this one… sort of… Traditional contour drawing allows the artist to look back down if e has to lift the pencil up, in order to find where to put it back down. So whenever i did that i zoomed my screen in so the next line would fill the…

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Alphabet Wallpapers

  • Posted on 30th March 2010,
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Been meaning to make these up for a while… Faerie Alphabet Desktop Wallpapers! Thus far i’ve only done A and B… but i’ve got a simple template for them so it shouldn’t take long to do the rest. And it occurred to me after doing A i could swap A and S: A for Angry…

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Sketch: Contour Drawing I

  • Posted on 28th March 2010,
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I kind of hate contour drawings. Like, ‘almost threw my iPod across the room in frustration’ kind of hate. But, if i am to ever properly get the hang of drawing on a tiny touchscreen, i need to be able to do even the stuff i hate. Gaaaah. (for those who have never been unfortunate…

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Sketch: Pinup Girl III

  • Posted on 21st March 2010,
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Not sure this one actually counts as a pinup girl; she looks more like an avenging angel ready to pounce on some unsuspecting blasphemer to me.

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Sketch: Falling

  • Posted on 19th March 2010,
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Original pose looked more like he was throwing something… but he’s very into the throw, falling is almost inevitable.

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Sketch: Plain Rust

  • Posted on 9th March 2010,
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This one was supposed to end up a reddish-violet Plain, but i didn’t get around to finishing him… so he’s more of an old rusted-up Plain.

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Glare

  • Posted on 5th March 2010,
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Not as intense as i was originally planning on making her, but she looks fairly irritated.

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Sketch: Dancers

  • Posted on 1st March 2010,
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Some dancers from my night at the Banshee. The woman had been teaching a little line-dancing class at the pub before the band started playing. The man was more fun to watch; not quite as good a dancer, but he was so damn happy. He reminded me of a bit in Twilight Watch, where the…

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Sketch: Drummer

  • Posted on 28th February 2010,
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Somehow very not properly in the habit of updating daily. Bah! This sketch is over a week old – i went to the Banshee to celebrate my birthday and did some sketches of the band and dancers while i was there.

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Muddy

  • Posted on 11th February 2010,
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For the Illustration Friday theme, Muddy – a quick illustration of Zack, one of the characters for a webcomic idea i’m working on. No story behind this, Zack just seems the most likely character to end up getting knocked in a mud puddle 😛 Of course he’s also more likely to smack whoever knocks him…

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Focus

  • Posted on 3rd February 2010,
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For the Illustration Friday theme, Focus. I’ve been wanting to do some stuff for the webcomic idea i’ve had bouncing around… Which this, technically, isn’t; it’s in a similar style to what i’ll probably end up doing the comic in, but i only have one female character thus far and she doesn’t dress like this…

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Sketch: Moss Girl

  • Posted on 2nd February 2010,
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Little moss-covered statue/goddess/fae… i didn’t particularly think it through. February 2nd is the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS THAT MEANS IT IS ALMOST TIME FOR IT TO START GETTING WARM OUT ZOMG YAYZ. *likes winter. also likes temperatures above three degrees once in a while*

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Sketch: Mutaciintino II

  • Posted on 25th January 2010,
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Another fashion model from the mutant town of Mutaciinta. This one has rather small, underdeveloped legs, but they’re strong enough for the runway.

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Sketch: Blue Girl II

  • Posted on 24th January 2010,
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Semi-monochromatic; there’s a bit of green but as it’s a mostly bluish-green i don’t suppose it really counts as polychromatic.

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Sketchvlog: Blue Girl

  • Posted on 13th January 2010,
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[original YouTube link] From my Plain Duonaj sketch. Somehow occurred to me halfway through this i’ve been doing almost exclusively blue sketches lately. Dont think it counts as polychromatic if theres only one colour.

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Sketch: Plain Duonaj

  • Posted on 9th January 2010,
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See? Arms! Somehow occurred to me halfway through this i’ve been doing almost exclusively blue sketches lately. Don’t think it counts as polychromatic if there’s only one colour. Also only somehow just occurred to me using very transparent brushes is almost like having pressure-sensitive brushes, in that i can go over an area multiple times…

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Renewal

  • Posted on 7th January 2010,
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Been kind of slacking in the art department lately – working on bits and pieces of various stuff has been no problem, but actually finishing anything… yeah. I haven’t done anything traditional in a while, either. Forgot how much i love pen drawings. So, for the Illustration Friday theme of ‘Renewal’ – a young woman…

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2010: Year of the Writer

  • Posted on 29th December 2009,
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Non-art-geeks may not already know about this, but every year around this time the major colour companies declare a ‘colour of the year’ (ie, Pantone has declared 2010 to be a Turquoise year.) Of course, experts can’t even discuss straight data without arguments cropping up over interpretation of said data. Experts announcing a colour naturally…

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Sketch: Plain Looking

  • Posted on 25th December 2009,
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Um… looking for Santa. Right. …Not much in the way of a Christmas-themed sketch, no. But the Christmas tree gift tag is still up, if y’all still need to do some wrapping.

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Sketch: Mutant Limbless Hunchback

  • Posted on 17th December 2009,
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Correctly drawing a person and not getting around to the arms and legs isn’t so difficult… but doing the same thing using a random pose generator… i end up with mutants :/

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Sketch: Torso VI

  • Posted on 16th December 2009,
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Hey, one i’m pretty satisfied with. Now i can start practising adding heads. Expect a whole pile of Plain cambots 😛

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Sketch: Torso V

  • Posted on 15th December 2009,
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Hey, a dude! Er, supposed to be. Without the rest of his body the pecs look like full-on boobs. He’s twisted around a bit here. Also played around a little (very little) with different brush styles. They seem to be the Big New Thing all the art apps are focusing on lately. It’s nice to…

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Sketch: Torso III

  • Posted on 12th December 2009,
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Yeah. Still at it. I think i got the proportions okay on this one… but didn’t really take time to render it well.

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Freebie: Black and White Christmas Tree Gift Tag

  • Posted on 9th December 2009,
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A simple gift tag for your holiday gift-giving. Hi-res image is 600×1050 pixels, or 2×3.5 inches, but it should be fairly easy to crop and resize to whatever you need. Stick it in whatever label-making software you prefer and print up a whole pile of ’em. It’s also available for sale via Zazzle in packs…

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Sketch: Torso I

  • Posted on 6th December 2009,
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Probably going to do a whole bunch of these, i need to work on my proportions. Like the hips of this chick… way too small in proportion to the rest of her.

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Sketch: Plain Bronze

  • Posted on 29th November 2009,
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Bronze model. Popular amongst those who prefer a steampunk or earthy décor but can’t afford an entirely custom chassis.

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Sketch + Sketchvlog: Plain Blue

  • Posted on 28th November 2009,
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Been a while since i did one of these… And! Because i am actually doing the vlog for this one on the same day as the regular blog post, i’m going to be lazy and just put them both in one post: Plain Blue

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Sketch: Tilt

  • Posted on 27th November 2009,
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Sketch: Tilt

No fun attempt at a description today. It’s just a guy. A GUY TORMENTED BY CONSTANT VISIONS OF WORLD DESTRUCTION! /end overactive imagination

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‘Connection’ and Artists for Charity

  • Posted on 27th November 2009,
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The print of ‘Connection’ has been donated to Artists for Charity, a deviantART group which… donates money from prints to charity. Pretty straightforward. They’ve plenty of other beautiful prints for sale, and all proceeds will go to a selected charity (currently the Autistic Self Advocacy Network), so go look around a bit. Good stuff.

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Sketchvlog: Test Post

  • Posted on 15th November 2009,
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Sketchvlog: Vampire Used the Brushes app on my iPod Touch, as it’s really the only software i have on anything which automatically creates the video as i go along. The alternative is to use screen capture software on my Mac, which a) requires me to always remember to open the second bit of software when…

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L is for Little: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 9th November 2009,
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A little faerie-girl, with her big bad demon shadow backing her up in case of temper-tantrums… Originally i was going to make the little girl really little, more like toddler-aged; but the whole small-child-as-a-demon thing seems a bit overdone. Yeah, even by me. I like doing child-demons. But not for this one. Temperamental pre-teen was…

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Sketch: Choppy

  • Posted on 8th November 2009,
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Tried laying down colours with Sketchbook Mobile X’s brush tool instead of the airbrush… eh. I should really just splurge on the full version with actual transparency options already.

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J is for Joint: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 29th October 2009,
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A half-breed fae of two different races. Originally, she was meant to be an amputee with a steampunk-style wing replacing the amputated one, but i liked the idea of a half-breed child flaunting her mixed heritage better… plus it seemed like a prosthetic wing would be more likely to be designed to imitate the original…

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iPod Test: Colors Lite

  • Posted on 21st October 2009,
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A little experiment done with the demo of Colors, which doesn’t allow saving work… hence the screenshot with the toolbar showing. One of the most irritating things about sketching on an iPod is no pressure sensitivity, so no way to make the brushes get larger or smaller or more opaque or more transparent simply by how…

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iPod Test: SketchBook MobileX

  • Posted on 20th October 2009,
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Agh. Haven’t updated in a while due to a major lack of Internet. It wasn’t completely gone, and when it was up it worked quite well, but it went back out again so frequently it was impossible to do pretty much anything. I have no less than three finished pieces i need to upload, two…

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Speedpainting: Backyard

  • Posted on 8th October 2009,
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A little speedpainting of the place i used to play when i was a kid, which wasn’t quite in my da’s backyard. I moved around stuff to fit all my favourite things in the picture, but i’m pretty surprised by how well i remember everything, even though i haven’t been back in years. I’ve read…

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Speedpainting: Demon Clown

  • Posted on 5th October 2009,
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Not sure this even counts as a real ‘speedpainting,’ i just wanted an excuse to paint balloons and did a wee cartoon of the little demon to fill it in a bit more.

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The NaNoWriMo Furoshiki

  • Posted on 1st October 2009,
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The finished pattern for my National Novel Writing Month furoshiki, featuring lots of Cyrillic letters and writing icons. I’ve ordered a yard of fabric with this pattern from Spoonflower, which should arrive in plenty of time for me to do all the cutting and hemming needed before NaNoWriMo. I think i can get one large…

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Furoshiki!

  • Posted on 26th September 2009,
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The theme for Illustration Friday this week is ‘pattern’. And i recently found out about Spoonflower, one of about a billion print-on-demand companies – the unique thing about Spoonflower being, their product is fabric. I wonder if Spoonflower will be seeing a sudden increase in customers this week, or if i’m the only one to…

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Sketch: Hearing Aid

  • Posted on 18th September 2009,
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I’ve got a fascination with the concept of hardware which is powered by blood instead of batteries. I think this hearing aid reroutes a bit more than is necessary, though.

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S is for Strong: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 15th September 2009,
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A faerie facing down a particular type of Celtic ogre, the Buggane. The buggane typically don’t wander far from home, and (most of) their dealings with the Fae involve faeries sending them out to punish humans who have ticked off the Fae. This little sprite must have done something awfully horrible, then… but at least…

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Product Pileup: Mecha, Elves, and Beta Testers

  • Posted on 10th September 2009,
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I’ve been putting about one new product a day in my Zazzle store for the last week or so (trying to take over the marketplace, MUAHAHAHAHA… erm… trying to give myself a right proper shop, i mean.) This includes two entirely new designs which haven’t been mentioned here at all yet, so i figured i’d…

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Sketch: Transformation

  • Posted on 10th September 2009,
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Being able to fly: cool. Having the bones, flesh, and muscle making up wings suddenly rip themselves out of your back: not so much.

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A is for Anthropomorphism: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 10th September 2009,
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Based on the legend of the Selkies, seal-like creatures who could shed their skins to become beautiful humans. Selkie legends claim if a Selkie’s skin is stolen, she loses any ability to return to her seal form or the sea from which she came. Typically, the legends only describe instances in which a fisherman steals…

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B is for Bean Sí: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 8th September 2009,
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Zomg two pages together! Um, the final book won’t actually have any two images together like this, because there’ll be descriptions and legends and maybe even some outright faerie-tales mixed in – which is good, because compositionally speaking, these don’t look so great together. But i wanted to see what the book would look like…

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Sketch: Mutaciintino

  • Posted on 6th September 2009,
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From now on whenever i screw up proportions unintentionally, i’m just going to say the resulting freak is from the small country of Mutaciinta, which was put under a spell by a well-meaning sorcxistino. The plan was nobody in Mutaciinta would ever become ill again; the result is everyone’s DNA is tweaked to make them…

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Sketch: Access Granted

  • Posted on 3rd September 2009,
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Inputting the code to gain access to a top-secret facility. Now, whether or not she obtained said code legally… that’s still a bit undetermined.

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Sketch: Dancers

  • Posted on 1st September 2009,
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Androids like to have fun, too; it’s part of their sentience programming. Here, a Baletistino and one of her friends at a nightclub. No accounting for style here.

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Sketch: Above

  • Posted on 31st August 2009,
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Eh, composition of this one is a bit dodgy, but that’s why it’s just a sketch. Couple of androids just doing their thing in whatever part of town androids like to hang out in. One of them seems to have caught on to the idea they’re being watched…

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Sketch: Floating

  • Posted on 29th August 2009,
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A damaged Baletistino chassis from a travelling spaceshow. Her hard drive was worth keeping, but the chassis itself was chucked out the airlock.

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Speedtoning: Baletistino

  • Posted on 28th August 2009,
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Quickie of an android ballerina, waiting for the show to start up. The Baletistino model uses a patent-pending joint structure with a lightweight frame to make it the most flexible android model there is. However, they’re somewhat more fragile* than other droids; the joints are quite likely to become permanently warped with overuse and the…

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New Shirts – “Inventor Of…”

  • Posted on 27th August 2009,
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I whipped up a customisable “inventor of…” t-shirt today. The default is “robots” but really, you can claim to be the inventor of whatever you like. The colours are customisable, too; they’re listed as “black” and “white” on Zazzle but again, that’s just the default. Even the style is customisable. I think that covers pretty…

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Speedtoning: Catboy

  • Posted on 27th August 2009,
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Yes, another catboy. Speedpainting still doesn’t seem quite the right word for stuff done in Manga Studio. “Speedtoning” is kind of a crap word, too, but it fits a wee bit better. Pbth.

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C is for Caution: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 27th August 2009,
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Roughly based on the scene in “Macbeth” in which the witches bring forth three apparitions to prophecy to him, including a head which warns him to beware Macduff. I’m not a big fan of Shakespeare – “Macbeth” is one of his few plays which i consider at least tolerable. I don’t find the overall plot…

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Stupid artist statement.

  • Posted on 24th August 2009,
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I’ve been working on rewriting my artist statement lately, so i have something a little cleaner when i send it out to publishers. My feelings on this range from “ew” to “argh.”

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Speedpainting: Kitty Toy

  • Posted on 23rd August 2009,
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I’m not sure this actually counts as a proper “speedpainting” – it was done in about half an hour, but using Manga Studio, which is more “laying down blocks of tone” than “painting.”

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Sketch: Snake Dancer

  • Posted on 21st August 2009,
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Pretty sure i’ve done this sort of drawing before, but it’s not as common as the ridiculously many cat-people or robot amputees. yet.

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Sketch: Insect Yoga

  • Posted on 16th August 2009,
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Actually, calling this “yoga” is probably giving the level of flexibility (or lack thereof) required for the pose a little too much credit.

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Speedpainting: Bean-Nathair

  • Posted on 15th August 2009,
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A little speedpainting i did last week, as a study for the bean-nathair in P is for Patience. And then i ended up making the final bean-nathair look entirely different anyway. Ah well.

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P is for Patient: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 13th August 2009,
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Another new page for the Depressing Faerie Letters. It was originally meant to be based on the Illustration Friday theme again (this week: Impatience), but i’m already pretty happy with I is for Idle and ended up doing opposites instead – the impatient little fae, whose tiny wings haven’t yet developed enough for her to…

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M is for Modify: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 6th August 2009,
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I kind of babble in this post. Read the whole thing if you want to know the backstory of the fae. Or skip ahead to me squeeing over skateboards. New page for my Faerie Alphabet Book, inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Modify. There’s a documentary show called Taboo, which i haven’t seen in years…

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New shirt, old shirt

  • Posted on 5th August 2009,
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I have a new mecha-inspired t-shirt design up, featuring an almost-anatomically correct mechanical heart (or, um, biofuel pump. Depending on how techie you want to be.) Somewhat unrelated, and much older, is the Emo Gardener shirt. I honestly cannot for the life of me remember if i ever actually mentioned it here or not, but…

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I is for Idle: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 31st July 2009,
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New page for my Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book, inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, “Idle”. (Dead counts as being idle, right?) I used Manga Studio instead of Photoshop for this one, and really loved it. I’ll probably be using it to do the rest of the DFAB illustrations (and redoing the shoddy screentones in the…

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Sketch: Robo-Girl

  • Posted on 23rd July 2009,
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I probably have a few almost identical sketches like this, but it’s been a while since i did one, so… another robot chick.

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Sketch: On Break

  • Posted on 22nd July 2009,
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One of the earlier models of the Plain Cambot, who would rather spend his time reading the paper than watching out for criminals.

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Sketch: Gremlins FTW

  • Posted on 19th July 2009,
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Based on the Twitsketch prompt, “Imp tagging a wall with graffiti”. I used instead of any ol’ imp a gremlin character i’ve been playing around with lately.

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H is for Hollow: The Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book

  • Posted on 19th July 2009,
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Another page for my Depressing Faerie Alphabet Book: a fae having her soul removed, and not in the sweet painless “Dead Like Me” sort of way. Not so sure this is going to remain the H page, though. I did “Hollow” because that was the Illustration Friday word of the week… except my illustration “Fridays” usually…

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Sketch: Orc

  • Posted on 13th July 2009,
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He’s a little on the scrawny side, for an orc. Perhaps this is one of the nerdy ones who doesn’t work out as much and is picked on by all the big jock orcs.

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Sketch: Lifeguard

  • Posted on 12th July 2009,
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Originally she was going to be a superhero, but she sort of metamorphosed into a lifeguard instead. Which, i guess, is close enough to the same thing, as the important saving-lives bit remains. And swimming seems impossible enough to me for it to count as a superpower.

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Sketch: Tilt

  • Posted on 6th July 2009,
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Leaning back to get a better view of the rooftop sniper. This is a situation where having a speaker to warn her boss might come in useful.

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Sketch: Third Set

  • Posted on 4th July 2009,
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I imagine having an odd number of limbs would leave people a bit off-balance, but never having had a third arm or leg, i wouldn’t know from first-hand experience. It’s possible people born like this would think an even number of limbs would be useless.

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Iranian Eseeka #4

  • Posted on 1st July 2009,
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Drawn several days ago, last of a series of four as part of my somewhat cranky response to the Iranian protests, the videos of protesters being shot, and a particularly crude Christian radio guest who claimed aforementioned protesters were just violent Muslim extremists looking for any ol’ excuse to cause trouble.

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Iranian Eseeka #3

  • Posted on 30th June 2009,
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Drawn several days ago, third of a series of four as part of my somewhat cranky response to the Iranian protests, the videos of protesters being shot, and a particularly crude Christian radio guest who claimed aforementioned protesters were just violent Muslim extremists looking for any ol’ excuse to cause trouble. The whole violent-scribbling phase…

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Iranian Eseeka #2

  • Posted on 29th June 2009,
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Drawn several days ago, second of a series of four as part of my somewhat cranky response to the Iranian protests, the videos of protesters being shot, and a particularly crude Christian radio guest who claimed aforementioned protesters were just violent Muslim extremists looking for any ol’ excuse to cause trouble. Usually when i draw…

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Iranian Eseeka #1

  • Posted on 28th June 2009,
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Drawn several days ago, first of a series of four as part of my somewhat cranky response to the Iranian protests, the videos of protesters being shot, and a particularly crude Christian radio guest who claimed aforementioned protesters were just violent Muslim extremists looking for any ol’ excuse to cause trouble. Usually when i draw…

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Sketch: Thor

  • Posted on 25th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I cannot for the life of me remember what was going through my mind when i drew this. Except i wanted him to look a bit girly.

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Sketch: Safari Girl

  • Posted on 24th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Yes, i’m aware that’s an incredibly awkward shooting pose. She’ll never hit anything like that. But she looks big and bad, and maybe that’ll be enough to scare away the wild sandworms.

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Sketch: Elf Abuse

  • Posted on 23rd June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa In some countries, the “inferior” elves are allowed to be kept as slaves… these elves are typically not treated very well.

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Sketch: Claws

  • Posted on 17th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Can’t really tell, but she’s a cyborg with claw-hands. Not convenient for jar-opening.

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Sketch: Zombie Maid

  • Posted on 16th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Originally done for Drawing Day a few weeks ago – and originally posted on TwitPic as a crappy cellphone shot. Now properly scanned.

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Sketch: Yozhinka

  • Posted on 14th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A little fae-creature who prefers altered human clothes over that skimpy stuff the other fae wear.

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Sketch: Playtime!

  • Posted on 13th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Exception to the “if i’m bored and cranky, my drawings are bored and cranky” rule: sometimes my bored-and-cranky drawings are actually painfully cheerful instead.

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Sketch: Pouting

  • Posted on 11th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Another drawn-when-bored sketch. If i’m bored and cranky, my drawings are bored and cranky.

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Sketch: Bookworm

  • Posted on 9th June 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Sketched in Barnes&Noble while trying not to look like i was staring too much at a stranger’s ass.

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Sketch: Nyota

  • Posted on 28th May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Bit of Trekkie fanart – was meant to be Nyota Uhura as portrayed in the newest film. About halfway through i realised i don’t remember Uhura holding a phaser at any point in that film. Come to think of it, i don’t remember her holding a phaser at all through the entire…

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Sketch: Get a Head

  • Posted on 21st May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Not nearly enough detail in the hand/hair, but that’s what sketches do… well, suffice to say the brochure advertising a meeting to “get a head in business” wasn’t totally a typo.

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Sketch: Kitty!

  • Posted on 20th May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Yeah, i don’t always draw aliens and robots. Or… maybe it’s just a Le-matya cub in disguise.

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Illustration for ‘The Theater’

  • Posted on 8th May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Originally for the Illustration Friday theme, Theatre, but i was a bit (read: a full week) late finishing it. I guess it works for Hierarchy, too: one girl dominant, one submissive, stuck together forever. The line at the bottom is from The Theater by Sir John Falstaffe, describing Plato’s theory on how…

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Sketch: Zombie

  • Posted on 7th May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa He’s kept the rot more or less at bay up ’til now, but it finally took out one of his arms.

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Sketch: Svetlana 500H

  • Posted on 4th May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa The Svetlana model is a warrior droid with the ability to focus energy and heat through various points on her body. The 500H shown here is pretty much only able to use her weapons through her hands, but more sophisticated models are able to use any point on their bodies.

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Sketch: Elf

  • Posted on 3rd May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick elf sketch. Nothin’ special. I did have a bit of fun tweaking the ear style, though.

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Sketch: Dancer

  • Posted on 2nd May 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Meh. Don’t really like how this one came out. But it’s hardly the worst thing i’ve posted :/

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Sketch: Grackle Woman

  • Posted on 30th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I should call her a crow-woman or a raven-woman or some similar bird which Most People Actually Know About. But a grackle’s the only bird i’ve ever seen scare a cat. (Well, a hawk would probably do it, too, but they’re less likely to sit right outside my house staring in the…

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Sketch: Alien Warrior

  • Posted on 29th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Meant to be an alien. Then turned into a sword-fighter. Then was given alien eyes/ears so i could pretend i knew what i was doing all along. Some days… some days i do not focus very well.

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Sketch: The Scream

  • Posted on 27th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Half-done concept idea of a companion to the original Plain, this one being designed as a speaker system instead of a camera.

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Sketch: Cyborg Warrior

  • Posted on 26th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A rather unauthorised modification of the Malrompita, the Soldjat is usually someone who started out as a human soldier, but either couldn’t get enough action after the army switched to heavy ‘droid use or was injured too badly to be kept in active duty without significant modding. The resulting Soldjats are really…

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Sketch: Stretch

  • Posted on 22nd April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A rather overworked Plain cambot. Really, there should be more than one if she is to be expected to watch so many places at once. Note she’s not as shiny as most Plains, either – cheap plastic version. You can tell her owners are really skimping on security.

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Earth Day Sale

  • Posted on 22nd April 2009,
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There’s nothing to say here i didn’t already post on Twitter – it might be brief, but sometimes that’s all you need. But for those not on Twitter: Imagekind (through which i sell my prints) is having an Earth Day sale. 25% off custom framing, today only, if you use the promo code EARTHDAY09. And,…

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Sketch: Experiment Gone Bad

  • Posted on 20th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Title referring to the sketch itself, not the subject. Well, now i know one more wretchedly atrocious ugly technique for future avoidance.

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Sketch: Off to Work

  • Posted on 19th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A cartoon of a bear heading in to the office. This is what happens when one uses a random generator to determine the subject of one’s art.

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Sketch: Flying

  • Posted on 16th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa In retrospect, a metal band connecting skin to a fire-shooting jet is probably a bad idea. Like, third-degree-burns bad.

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Sketch: Circus Gymnast

  • Posted on 15th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A cyborg with his original torso removed and replaced with something far more flexible. For digestive purposes, he has a metal stomach which can be inserted into his torso-cage.

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Sketch: Still Alive

  • Posted on 14th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A test bot of about the same durability of an average soldier, designed to test body armour designs by suiting up and having bombs dropped on him.

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Sketch: The Other Mother

  • Posted on 13th April 2009,
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Based on the Other Mother from Neil Gaiman’s book, Coraline. I say “from the book” and not “from the film” because i haven’t seen the film. And probably won’t – not because i didn’t like the book (i did) but because my taste in books and in films are so ridiculously different. I think the…

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Sketch: Tiffany

  • Posted on 12th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Roughly based on the Malrompita model, Tiffany is meant to be a spy. She can be skinned to look like virtually any human female. There’s also a child version codenamed Taffy, who was designed later but is turning out to be far more popular. Who doesn’t trust a kid?

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Sketch: Four-Arm

  • Posted on 10th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a four-armed alien. One of these days i am going to work out a proper guide to alien anatomy.

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Sketch: Medusa

  • Posted on 8th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa An attempt at sketching something out using Illustrator, instead of Photoshop. Vectors aren’t really made for sketching. 😛

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Sketch: Direct Line

  • Posted on 6th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Bio-vein implant takes the freshest, most recently oxygenated blood directly to the brain. Internal fiber-optic wires draw energy from the heart in order to power biologically accessible memory implanted near the brain stem. And with all this extra brain power, she still can’t get her hair right.

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Sketch: Coat-rack

  • Posted on 5th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa An (unfinished) illo of the Coat-Rack of the Future. With her one massive eye, she sees you coming with your coat and reaches out to take it from you – no fumbling about with hangers or hooks. When you come back, she recognises you and knows exactly which coat to hold out…

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Sketch: Doggirl

  • Posted on 4th April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I could’ve done a catgirl, but i think i’ve already done a few hundred of them. Come to think of it, i’ve probably done plenty of doggirls, too. I need to expand my furry repertoire to include lynx. I’ve never done a lynxgirl before and the ears would be awesome.

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Sketch: OMG IT’S A NORMAL PERSON.

  • Posted on 3rd April 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa No androids, robots, comic-book characters, etc. today. Just a normal person. I’ve been playing around with a generator script the past few days and put “normal person” as one of the “subject” variables. It’d never happen otherwise.

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Reminder: Last day of print sale

  • Posted on 2nd April 2009,
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Just a reminder my Imagekind prints are only on sale for one more day. That includes both the on-paper prints and the on-canvas prints, the little tiny eight-by-ten prints and the giant forty-eight-by-sixty-inch prints. It even includes the giant prints on paper types so fancy i can’t pronounce them, like “Hahnemuhle Torchon” – actually, this…

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Reminder: Prints on sale for two more days…

  • Posted on 1st April 2009,
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Just a reminder my Imagekind prints are only on sale for two more days. That includes both the on-paper prints and the on-canvas prints, the little tiny eight-by-ten prints and the giant forty-eight-by-sixty-inch prints. It even includes the giant prints on paper types so fancy i can’t pronounce them, like “Hahnemuhle Torchon” – actually, this…

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Reminder: Prints on sale for three more days…

  • Posted on 31st March 2009,
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Just a reminder my Imagekind prints are only on sale for three more days. That includes both the on-paper prints and the on-canvas prints, the little tiny eight-by-ten prints and the giant forty-eight-by-sixty-inch prints. It even includes the giant prints on paper types so fancy i can’t pronounce them, like “Hahnemuhle Torchon” – actually, this…

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Sketch: Armed Elf

  • Posted on 31st March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa No fancy-shmancy bow and arrow for her; she goes straight for the gun. Though, if her aim is anything like Legolas’, i don’t think it matters either way. Seriously, pitch-dark cave and he gets an Orc right between the eyes from a hundred meters away? Can you imagine what an elf could…

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Price Juggling, Sales and Un-Sales

  • Posted on 30th March 2009,
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Here’s the deal: I want to raise my prices in my Imagekind print shop. Lots of little reasons, most of which i don’t think anyone really cares about, so i’ll spare the long-winded details. Especially since it’s not exactly a huge massive price increase. The cheap $9 prints are now $9.25. But before i do…

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Sketch: Crouter

  • Posted on 30th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A spoiled little monster child, pouting because he hasn’t received his latest wish from Mama and Daddy.

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Sketch: Wind

  • Posted on 29th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A hyperactive elf with windblown hair. Doesn’t actually look too hyperactive right now… she’s starting to wind down for a nap.

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Sketch: Daydreamer

  • Posted on 28th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa In the full sketch-which-i-never-finished-inking (i know, i know, bad habit Sherry, stop not-finishing your pictures!), she’s wearing a basketball jersey. And is obviously quite short.

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Sketch: Troublemaker

  • Posted on 27th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Probably would look better if i’d actually finished it, or at the very least put the top of his head on. Also, the eyebrows ought to be entirely redone. I wanted to give him a cocky, one-eyebrow-up look, but in retrospect i should have made him looking straight out. At an angle,…

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Taken by the Enemy

  • Posted on 27th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Subtract, and the book Taken by the Enemy, in which a teenage boy is subtracted from his family by the Confederate army… Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch on the theme. This particular image is an experiment in working with a very limited colour scheme…

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Sketch: Another Elf

  • Posted on 23rd March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Resolution finally done properly. Of course, my ability to draw the underside of someone’s chin still leaves something to be desired…

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Sketch: Sleepy Elf

  • Posted on 22nd March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa More lineart practice. Yes, i messed up the resolution twice in a row. Gotta change my Photoshop settings for the “sketches” template.

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Sketch: Gremlin

  • Posted on 21st March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Trying to practice my digital inking skills. Didn’t take into account i normally do my digital sketches at only 72dpi… oops. This is the second dammit-i-should-know-better mistake i made with regards to digital art this week.

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Australian Legendary Tales

  • Posted on 20th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Legendary, and the short story collection Australian Legendary Tales. This particular illustration is from “Bahloo the Moon and the Daens,” in which the moon god Bahloo asks some aborigines to carry his three “dogs” across a river.

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Sketch: Party Fae

  • Posted on 17th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa All dressed up and the other girls she gossips with around the punch bowl still aren’t half-ready. Tsk.

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Sketch: Wingless Fae

  • Posted on 16th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A tiny little water-fae. Ditched the wings as they were just one more thing the tadpoles were nibbling on.

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Sketch: T-Shirt

  • Posted on 15th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Originally i was going to put some sort of design on the shirt. We’ll call this the limited-edition “Write Your Own Funny Quote with a Sharpie*” shirt. *Sharpie not included.

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Sketch: Gym Teacher

  • Posted on 14th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A character for a comic strip i (very briefly) considered doing. For about five minutes six months ago. I don’t even remember the basic premise of the comic, just the four main characters were all female, two still in high school, one their gym teacher.

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The Complex Vision

  • Posted on 12th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa For the Illustration Friday theme, Intricate, and the book The Complex Vision – some intricate eyes. Technically, The Complex Vision is a philosophy book. I think it ended up looking more fantasy. Well… i guess an argument could be made for philosophy and fantasy being the same thing…

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Sketch: Bored Rano

  • Posted on 11th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa There’s only so many variations of a bored Rano waiting impatiently for her next job i can do… and i seem to be trying to figure out every one of them 😛

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Sketch: Magic Harp

  • Posted on 10th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa A modification of the Plain cambot, a custom job for a man who wanted a little company in the form of someone who would sing to him. This particular cambot also has vibration enhancers and synthesisers in her hair, which allows her to mimic the sounds of many instruments, though she came…

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Instinct

  • Posted on 10th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I started this for the Illustration Friday theme, Instinct, based on the short story “Instinct” by George Oliver Smith. I did read the story before starting the illustration, but it’s been a couple of weeks and all i remember now is aliens are involved, humans are ridiculously stubborn, and sensory deprivation tanks…

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Sketch: Kuda?

  • Posted on 7th March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Eh? And where do you think you’re going now? Guess you shouldn’t have assumed she wouldn’t notice you sneaking off.

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Sketch: Brako Malrompita

  • Posted on 3rd March 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa (pictures back in the right place again! yay?) The social arm for a Malrompita model ‘bot, used when she needs to look a wee bit more human than usual (parties, award ceremonies, spying…)

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Sketch: Eye Study

  • Posted on 28th February 2009,
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A quick sketch of some eyes. Nothing special to see here. I guess i could make up something relating these to the eyebots i designed a while back, but they’re still in the head, so except for some rambling about pre-mechanoid eyebots, i’ve got nothing.

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Sketch: Plain Manoj

  • Posted on 26th February 2009,
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Trying something different with images. May screw up the RSS/email subs (in that subscribers might no longer see pictures). This makes me cranky. But, enough of that. This ‘bot is the Plain Manoj model, a cheaper version of the Plain Cambot, Retail Model, for shopkeepers who don’t need or can’t afford another security cambot but…

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Sketch: Plain – Retail Model

  • Posted on 24th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Because sometimes a regular Plain cambot isn’t quite useful enough. Especially in retail stores, where looking pretty is never enough – even the cambots need to push the merch! Enter the Retail Model, designed to display merch or advertisements while keeping an eye out for shoplifters.

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Celebrated Crimes

  • Posted on 22nd February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by last week’s Illustration Friday theme, Celebrate, and The Complete Celebrated Crimes, a sort of abridged old-school version of Crime Library.

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Sketch: Medusa Model 1

  • Posted on 22nd February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa The “Medusa” is an unofficial model, originally a Plain Cambot. She was hacked up a bit by an MIT student attempting to develop a security system by replacing her original eyecam with a motion-activated DNA detector and laser rifle. The hair mods were originally a joke… but sometimes, late at night, they seem…

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Sketch: Malrompita Model 2

  • Posted on 21st February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa The Malrompita Model 2 has a sturdier skeletal structure than the Model 1. She also has fewer component hooks, which many meks considered a disadvantage at first, but in truth most of the eliminated hooks were unnecessary and removing them made her assembly much easier without actually damaging any of her functionality.

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Sketch: Malrompita Model 1

  • Posted on 20th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa The Malrompita Model 1 – self-assembly required. The Malrompita line is actually a basic skeletal ‘bot, rather than a complete android. She was originally designed for battle, as the ability to swap out parts easily means she is both easily repaired and highly adaptable for different situations; however, she’s been more or…

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Sketch: Rano Model 1

  • Posted on 19th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Working on coming up with proper model names for my little robots. Ultimately i’d like the brand + product + semi-random-number combination so much other tech has, but for now i’ll settle for the basic product name. This one’s a Rano, named with the Esperanto word for “frog.” A basic little spy-bot,…

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Sketch: Plain Cambot, Rear View

  • Posted on 18th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I think i need to come up with proper model names for some of these androids, especially the ones which show up repeatedly, like the one-eyed limbless cambot. My geeky inner child wants to figure out some sort of code system of complicated number-names, like every other tech company does now –…

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Sketch: Ribbon Study

  • Posted on 17th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Not that i draw piles upon piles of ribbons in most of my illustrations, but it’s still something good to know.

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The Birth-Time of the World

  • Posted on 12th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Time, and The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays. Which is pretty hard to describe as anything other than a pile of scientific essays. Interesting, if you want to know what the latest scientific knowledge was in 1915. The blank version is also available…

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Sketch: Talkie

  • Posted on 9th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Not much this particular model can do. Watch you and talk to you. She is, however, the latest and greatest from 1984, Inc.

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Sketch: Lipstick

  • Posted on 8th February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I’m not very happy with how the rest of the face came out, but i like the mouth itself.

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Sketch: Dragon Slayer

  • Posted on 3rd February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Some of the proportions are off – not to mention it’s pretty much impossible for someone to balance standing like that. 😛

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Sketch: Look Down

  • Posted on 2nd February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa My little sister’s favourite CD as of late is the soundtrack for Les Misérables. Except she can’t pronounce “les misérables,” so she usually refers to it by the name of her favourite song, “Look Down.” And then promptly proceeds to sing along, in the most bad-ass voice she can muster: Look down,…

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Sketch: Weeping Widow

  • Posted on 1st February 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Somewhere in the middle of this drawing i decided i need to head out to New York and hang out at Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School for an afternoon. Posemaniacs is fun and all but…

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Climbing Plants

  • Posted on 28th January 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Cover illustration for Darwin’s Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants. Would’ve been fun to photograph this set-up but i seem to be lacking in mountain climbing equipment and climbing plants.

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Sketch: Mask

  • Posted on 26th January 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Meh… not really happy with this one. But that’s the whole point of doing crappy sketches every day. 😛

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Sketch: Crazy Eye

  • Posted on 25th January 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa I’m going to be doing a bit of tinkering with the Sketchblog – first, i do most of my sketching at home, but i really prefer working digitally as opposed to in my sketchbook most of the time, and it seems a waste of time to do silly little sketches on paper…

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Poems for Pale People

  • Posted on 24th January 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by (last week’s) Illustration Friday theme, Pale – an illustration for Poems for Pale People. Yet another cover for something a bit too short to really need one. I tried reading Poems for Pale People before doing this, but didn’t actually finish. I wouldn’t go so far as to say i…

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Torn Canvas promo

  • Posted on 23rd January 2009,
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©2009 Sharon Rosa This is a purposefully vague e-promo for myself, basically just a little starter ad so if i quite suddenly need to throw out something with my name and site on it, i’ve already got it. Kind of like using those really cheap print-it-yourself business cards until the nice ones come in from…

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The Ant King

  • Posted on 21st January 2009,
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The Ant King

W00t. First illustration of ’09. Yeah, i’ve been slacking a bit. Time to get back to work. Starting off with a pile of book-cover illustrations for Creative Commons or public domain stories (up next: Poems for Pale People. Quite a random book.) This one’s based on Benjamin Rosenbaum’s short story, The Ant King. In theory…

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Sketch: Working Girl

  • Posted on 16th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Always oh-so-busy… floors ain’t gonna scrub themselves… Wait, what kind of working girl did you think i was referring to?

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Sketch: Escapist Dreams

  • Posted on 12th January 2009,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A harem girl dreaming of escaping over the balcony – or maybe someone else is dreaming of her instead.

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Fun with Google Custom Search

  • Posted on 11th January 2009,
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I spent an absurd amount of time today looking around for good blogs on book illustrations and the publishing industry and all the other pretty ideas related to my goal of becoming a book illustrator. I found about twelve worth subscribing to in my RSS reader, then tossed them all in an illustration-crazy Google custom…

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Sketch: Amazonian

  • Posted on 11th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A warrior princess, having a rather boring day as she’s stuck hunting wild animals instead of going into glorious battle.

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Sketch: Chelsea

  • Posted on 10th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Based on one of the characters from Scott Sigler’s latest novel, Contagious. I clearly need to get my hands on some decent reference photos of small children – Chelsea is five, but the youngest kid i’ve spent any time around lately is eleven. I know some of Chelsea’s…

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Sketch: Spoiled

  • Posted on 8th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A teenage girl who is unlikely to listen to anyone who tells her “no.”

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Sketch: Voiceless

  • Posted on 6th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Not sure where her homeworld is, but i’m quite certain it’s quieter than mine.

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Sketch: Optimist

  • Posted on 5th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Always looking up, looking on the bright side of things, and smiling like a fool

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My Big Huge 2009 Goal

  • Posted on 4th January 2009,
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Soar ©2009 Sharon Rosa When i was little, one of the things i wanted to do when i Grew Up was illustrate books. I liked reading and i liked drawing and what better career than one which combined both?

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Sketch: Water

  • Posted on 4th January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Extremely quick (like, ten-second) sketch of a woman carrying water from a well

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Sketch: Astrid

  • Posted on 3rd January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Sketch of Astrid Farnsworth (played by Jasika Nicole) of the TV show ‘Fringe.’

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Sketch: Customer

  • Posted on 2nd January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a customer at the paint store where i work part-time.

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Sketch: Blah!

  • Posted on 1st January 2009,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick self-portrait, another portrait which doesn’t look quite like the person it should because i was bored and didn’t bother looking up reference pics. Fairly close, i think, i mostly know what i look like; though i gave myself an extra piercing for the fun of it.

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Sketch: Putin

  • Posted on 30th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick sketch of Putin – better than my horrible caricature of Sarah Palin, at any rate.

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Sketch: Wrap Job

  • Posted on 28th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A young woman wearing a wrap garment covering most of her body.

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Interpreter

  • Posted on 26th December 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa For the Illustration Friday theme, Voices. My original idea involved five arms signing “Sing with me,” but decided to go with a (much simpler) image of two hands signing “interpret” instead. Prints available through Imagekind starting at 9$

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Sketch: Starbucks Farmer

  • Posted on 22nd December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I have no idea whether this guy was actually a farmer or not, and technically he was drawn in the Barnes & Noble Cafe (which sells Starbucks coffee, but is not actually a Starbucks.)

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Sketch: Insect Eve

  • Posted on 21st December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa No deep, thought-provoking allegory here; just wanted to draw a four-armed lady, and Eve seemed as good a subject as any.

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Sketch: Na Barje

  • Posted on 19th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A girl refusing an offered drink at the bar. Maybe ’cause she’s with her boyfriend, maybe she’s the designated driver on Girls’ Night Out, maybe she just thinks the guy’s kind of creepy. It’d be easier to tell if i’d drawn him in. 😛 As it…

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Sketch: Balancing

  • Posted on 18th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This is so Not Quite Right, she’s sitting far too close to the edge of the roof/box/odd-looking chair.

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Sketch: Swirlygig

  • Posted on 17th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Bit of a difference from my regular plain androids, this one’s decorated for Mardis Gras.

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Sketch: Catboy

  • Posted on 16th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Catboy! Because there’s enough catgirls in the world… and because my kitten is a boy. In retrospect, turning a Real Cat into an Imaginary Catboy doesn’t work too very well.

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Sketch: Clunker

  • Posted on 15th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A rather clunky android. I kind of gave up on drawing her accurately when the lights went out :/

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Sketch: Schoolgirl

  • Posted on 14th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Drawn entirely from my quite faulty memory, a Russian schoolgirl in school uniform. The only time i’ve ever actually been to Russia was during summer break, and the only pictures i’ve seen of Russian children in school uniform are fairly old, so even if my memory were absolutely…

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Sketch: Disgruntled Employee

  • Posted on 13th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa My Christmas card for next year may very well be a cleaned-up version of this picture. Now… nobody i showed this sketch to actually got the concept the first time ’round. I’m not sure if that’s because the initial sketch is so shoddy, or because the…

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Sketch: Party Girl

  • Posted on 11th December 2008,
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Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I used to own a dress like this, though looking back on it, i was probably too young to really get away with wearing something this frilly and short.

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Sisters

  • Posted on 10th December 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa Painted version of Sisters, done up for the Illustration Friday theme, Similar.

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Sketch: Data

  • Posted on 10th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa My new (well, new-ish, i adopted him a month ago tomorrow) kitten, Data, taking a rare nap.

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Sketch: Balloon

  • Posted on 8th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Children love balloons! Right? At least this one’s an android baby. No suffocation worries. Though, without proper ventilation, e might overheat…

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Sketch: Mary II

  • Posted on 7th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Another idea for a painting which may or may not ever actually be completed. It looks a bit like a scene from “Alien” in this sketch but the finished idea is someone being reborn as a better person – well, better android, in this case 😛

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Sketch: Mary

  • Posted on 6th December 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Random idea for a more finished Robot Amputee-style painting – not sure if i’ll ever complete it or not, though. We’ll see.

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Stargazing Holidays

  • Posted on 4th December 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa My Christmas/Holiday card for this year, made from the image Stargazer – modified to have a cleaner sky and a Christmas star.

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Connection

  • Posted on 3rd December 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Balloon. In my head this is a somewhat sappy, romantic piece… if either one lets go then the connection is gone for both of them…

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Sketch: A Few Extra Heads

  • Posted on 26th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Three heads is totally better than one. Especially if you’re a robot amputee in danger of losing the one you’ve currently got.

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Sketch: Sisters

  • Posted on 25th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Android sisters, joined at the hip. Though they don’t look very Siamese to me…

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Sketch: Stretch

  • Posted on 24th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A wonderful yoga pose to stretch your spine… if you can get into it.

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Sketch: Negotiating with Teacher

  • Posted on 23rd November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Drawn a few weeks ago, just getting scanned now. I… may have been a bit irritated with our current administration at the time. Something about my government attacking a Syria construction site in an attempt to kill terrorists, and instead killing a bunch of civilians, including four kids….

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Sketch: Shadow Animals

  • Posted on 21st November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I don’t know of any child who would actually be so calm, should eir shadow animals spontaneously become real.

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Sketch: Palin

  • Posted on 20th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An absolutely wretched caricature of Sarah Palin – i didn’t have any photo references of her handy, so it’s mostly just little jokes which vaguely reference her personality. Like some pit-bull-with-lipstick bling.

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Sketch: Harold

  • Posted on 18th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick sketch of the main character of my National Novel Writing Month attempts: Harold, a middle-aged accountant. And by “quick sketch” i mean “he looks more like a seven-year-old dressed up for church than a middle-aged accountant.”

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Sketch: Wizard

  • Posted on 17th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wizardly woman, getting ready to lay some smackdown spells.

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Sketch: Dancer

  • Posted on 16th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An Irish dancer, drawn at an Irish dance show. Mostly drawn in the dark.

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Sketch: Hairlines

  • Posted on 15th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wanted to do a bit of experimentation with hairstyles. Not entirely sure it worked.

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Sketch: Stare

  • Posted on 14th November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Yeah, i got no good description for this. It’s a robot, or robot-like woman. Staring. w00t. Oh, and i’d like to come up with a decent excuse for not updating for, like, a month. Except i don’t have a decent excuse. I have a sketchbook full of pictures…

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Sketch: Manga-ka FAIL.

  • Posted on 2nd November 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I need to remind myself manga proportions and normal proportions are not even remotely similar.

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Sketch: Suspended

  • Posted on 1st November 2008,
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Pen, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Why suspended? Why bald and limbless? Where did the bubbles come from? I should start a new blog category for amputees, or at least start tagging them as such; i draw enough of them.

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Sketch: Looking Up

  • Posted on 31st October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I am not even remotely good at drawing people’s chins when they are looking up. Must practice more.

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Sketch: Love in the Time of Aces

  • Posted on 30th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A very badly drawn hand (both the sketch and the poker. I mean, damn! So close to a royal flush! Stupid ace.) For those who didn’t already know… NaNoWriMo starts in two days! *huge grin* One of these years i’m going to write an asexual romance (this is not…

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Sketch: The Extra

  • Posted on 28th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Not supposed to be anyone in particular, but for whatever odd reason this sketch reminds me of actor caricatures. I’m thinking it’s the cheekbone/eye combination.

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Sketch: Robot Yoga

  • Posted on 27th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A robot amputee attempting a down dog… she’s actually doing pretty good, considering the lack of legs.

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Sketch: Emo Elf

  • Posted on 26th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Not the best elf i’ve ever drawn; something a bit distorted around the face.

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Sketch: Lollipop

  • Posted on 25th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa On the sandy, windy beach with a really sticky treat. Yes… this will end well.

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Sketch: Wave!

  • Posted on 23rd October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Long-necked robot amputee… waving… um. I got nothing. I think my most recent cuppa tea had worn off by the time i did this one.

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Sketch: Folded

  • Posted on 22nd October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I drew this horribly wrong, and didn’t realise until afterwards, when i tried to actually do the pose the way i’d drawn it… My waist does not bend that far.

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Sketch: Down Dog

  • Posted on 20th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve been on a yoga kick lately. The down dog keeps trying to eat me, though.

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Sketch: Yoga

  • Posted on 19th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I don’t actually know the name of this pose… i probably should, though.

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Sketch: Seamus Kennedy

  • Posted on 18th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Last one from Irishfest: a ridiculously quick sketch of Seamus Kennedy. Due to a number of factors (mostly rain-related: my sketchbook was wet, my hands were wet, Seamus’ original concert got flooded and he had to be squeezed between two other concerts instead…) i didn’t get much time…

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Sketch: Violinist

  • Posted on 17th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A violinist from another Irish band which i can’t remember the name of (next year, i’m writing these things down!) I prefer drums over string instruments, but Celts can do some pretty amazing things on violins and fiddles.

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Sketch: Drummers

  • Posted on 16th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa More from Irishfest: some drummers from a band which i can’t for the life of me remember the name of right now. All-drum band. Bodhráns rock.

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Blog Action Day: Poverty & Starving Artists

  • Posted on 15th October 2008,
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Today’s the second annual Blog Action Day, a day on which thousands of bloggers all bring up the same subject, in the hopes of actually making a difference somewhere. This is an idea which i think is pretty clever, though i don’t hold out much hope of it actually making said difference. (How long have…

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Sketch: Mixed

  • Posted on 15th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wow. I haven’t even scanned anything since a Celtic festival several weeks ago. Still been drawing, though, so i’ve got a backlog of images to start working through. This is a quick sketch of a fidgety little girl who was sitting a few rows ahead of me in…

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Sketch: Windy

  • Posted on 4th October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I know her hair is technically two different lengths, but compositionally i like it better than i would if it were all the same length. Artistic license FTW.

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Sketch: Jacket

  • Posted on 3rd October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Some of the workers at my family’s paint store (including me) recently got some promotional jackets from Norton, a company whose sandpaper we sell. I’m not one to turn down free stuff, but i’m also not one to wear long sleeves until the temperature hits 5° C. Add…

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Sketch: Amputee + Random political ranting

  • Posted on 2nd October 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I try to keep politics off my site. It’s an art site. If i want to rant political, i’ll start a politics blog. But… i know many people, fundamentalist Christians i guess you’d call them, who don’t like McCain but are voting for him anyway. On “the life issue”…

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Sketch: Wild Woman

  • Posted on 30th September 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a jungle woman, going to be using this as the base for a vector illustration soon.

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Woman

  • Posted on 29th September 2008,
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Pen and ink, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A drawing of a woman done for the How to Draw People blog.

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Sketch: Portrait

  • Posted on 23rd September 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick portrait of an imaginary robot. I like the collarbone better than the face :/

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Sketch: Stairwell

  • Posted on 22nd September 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Originally this was an attempt to use J L M’s “On the Stairs” photo as reference for a robot sketch, but i messed up the proportions a bit (like… actually messed them up… not “altered them to be more robotic” messed them up) and, being too lazy to fix them…

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Sketch: Model

  • Posted on 21st September 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa So she’s a robot and has no fancy fashion clothes to show off. Try and stop her from becoming a model. I dare ya.

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Sketch: Pajama Rapper

  • Posted on 20th September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Pajama Rapping: Because only the truly badass can still be badass in eir nightclothes.

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Sketch: Jumper

  • Posted on 19th September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa No story behind this, just thought it’d be interesting to draw an android who likes… um… jumping 😛

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Chinagirl

  • Posted on 17th September 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa Pretty basic vector image, somewhat inspired by the waitresses at an Asian teahouse i used to frequent. Prints available

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Sketch: Watching

  • Posted on 10th September 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Taking a quick glance over her shoulder, just to be sure nobody’s watching… Her cap looks a little too fluffy in this sketch, but i love how the face came out.

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The Emo Gardener

  • Posted on 10th September 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa The world is cold and black and desolate… and he’s set out to make it green, too. Prints and cards available through Imagekind Computer wallpaper version available on the freebies page.

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New Wallpaper: The Emo Gardener

  • Posted on 10th September 2008,
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New wallpaper on the Freebies page, the Emo Gardener. Currently available only in 1024×768 ’cause i’m really… really tired and lazy right now 😛 Yes, too lazy to resize an image.

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Sketch: Chinagirl

  • Posted on 7th September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Stereotypical Chinese swordfighter with one of those long dresses which in real life would likely get in the way.

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Sketch: Reject Pile

  • Posted on 5th September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa In a faroff six-sigma Japanese robotic factory, every piece used to build the robots is examined to be sure it is perfect before being installed in a robot. The slightest flaw even a scratch, is enough to send a piece to the reject bins. The factory janitor, poor…

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CIA Update

  • Posted on 5th September 2008,
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Yeah, i suck at updating the CIA. There’s finally a new one, though… yay! Originally i was planning on doing a new CIA every time i finished a new illustration. Obviously that didn’t work out. I tried it a few times and it shortened my light-bulb lifespan by 66%. So now i’m planning on doing…

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Sketch: GUI

  • Posted on 4th September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa From source code to basic software to graphical user interface…

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Sketch: Warrior. Sort of.

  • Posted on 2nd September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Originally this was to be a quick sketch of a Native American warrior. And then i finished and realised i’d forgotten to give her, um, weapons. And she has awfully teeny hands, probably very difficult to strangle any bears with ’em. This is why Smart Artists plan their…

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Sketch: Saving Space

  • Posted on 1st September 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa In the future, extraterrestrial travelers will have taken the value of living space to a whole new level. To increase available room, limbs will be removed and replaced with holographic, force-field-enabled limbs which can be turned on and off at will. As an added bonus, nobody will ever…

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Sketch: Nestor

  • Posted on 31st August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The teenage son of the Loch Ness Monster and a cantankerous auld fisherman, Nestor tries his best to fit in among his human friends… with varying levels of success.

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Sketch: Teahouse Girl

  • Posted on 29th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A simple sketch of a girl at an Asian teahouse, which may eventually be made into part of a larger set…

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subroutineChristmasCheer

  • Posted on 29th August 2008,
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Got a cranky inventor or a Scrooge of a programmer? With subroutineChristmasCheer, the newest free* download from HappyBinary, you too can turn that frown upside down!** *Mistletoe not included. Free download includes $3.49 Mistletoe coupon for HappyGreenery. Some restrictions may apply. **Smile may be only on the inside. HappyBinary not responsible for spontaneous combustion or…

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Sketch: Tribal Butterfly Tattoo

  • Posted on 28th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve always toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but have never actually done so – mainly because i’m a bit too picky for tattoos, i think. Still, i like playing around with tattoo designs once in a while – usually the Horribly Cliché and Overdone tattoo…

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Sketch: Broken Doll

  • Posted on 27th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This started out as a sketch of a dancer in the most twisted pose i could come up with… then i realised i’d made her a bit too twisted, and no real person ought bend quite that way. So now she’s a doll. Dolls can bend oddly.

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Sketch: Conté Girl

  • Posted on 26th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I was recently quite randomly reminded of a time back in high school when an AP Studio student made a semi-derogatory statement about the Advanced Drawing class. To which one of my classmates responded, “Don’t mess with the Advanced, APs! We will Conté you!”

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Sketch: Watch for Dragons

  • Posted on 25th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The dragons in this particular city of are the friendly variety, but they occasionally play games and tricks with people. Best to keep an eye out for them.

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Sketch: Alley

  • Posted on 24th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’d like to do more drawings of Jacqui – i think i already mentioned i’m going to use her in my NaNo, but i don’t think i said my plan for this year’s NaNo is to rewrite it as a graphic novel script and draw it out. Note…

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Sketch: Beach Goth

  • Posted on 23rd August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Observe the rare Beach Goth, now nearly extinct as the majority of the species has difficulty surviving direct sunlight without quickly developing a tan, which is considered lethal to most Goths…

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New Blog: How to Draw People

  • Posted on 22nd August 2008,
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I briefly mentioned my new blog, How to Draw People, when i posted “Detachment” yesterday, but HTDP hasn’t had a proper introduction yet. Come to think of it, though, i’m not sure it really needs one. It’s a blog. On How to Draw People. Ta-da! At any rate, HTDP has been recently updated with its…

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Detachment

  • Posted on 21st August 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa » Prints available starting at $9 Whew! Been a while since i did something for IF. It’s been IFX challenges or “Oops, too slow, missing deadlines, augh!” for a while now. But i’m back! And so, inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, “Detach” – an android who can detach parts of his…

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Sketch: Monkeyfactory Bases

  • Posted on 20th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I had the vague notion of making a pixel art doll set which was monkeys instead of people. Not sure if i’ll ever actually get around to doing it, but here’s some sketches of the bases.

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Sketch: Spirit

  • Posted on 16th August 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Saw her once, years ago, and every now and then i try to draw her… but i can’t get it quite right. Reminded of her again after a recent Massive Spoon Disappearance. I don’t think it’s her, but it’s someone, and i’d like to know who.

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Sketch: Goblin

  • Posted on 15th August 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An auld goblin… better book it before she turns around…

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Sketch: Wait Up

  • Posted on 11th August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Surviving bike wreck: Great. Having to drag mangled bike up a hill: Not so great.

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Sketch: Split Skull

  • Posted on 9th August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Anatomical concept of a skull split halfway down to result in a two-mouthed person.

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Sketch: Pink!

  • Posted on 8th August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Customer at the paint store, who was attempting to talk her boyfriend into painting his car pink.

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Robot Slideroll

  • Posted on 6th August 2008,
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I made an attempt at a slideshow with Slideroll and some of my robot pictures: View Photo Slideshow Make a Free Flash Slideshow Overall? Not bad. It’s easy and free and looks pretty good. I think i prefer iMovie, though… it’s been a while since i used iMovie, so maybe i’m remembering it as better…

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Sketch: ID

  • Posted on 6th August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Initial design for an ID badge required by vampires, werewolves, and zombies in this year’s NaNo. Way off from what it will eventually become.

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Sketch: Wind Princess

  • Posted on 3rd August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Drawing of the Wind Princess, daughter of the Wind Goddess, currently apprenticed under the Tornado Lord of New Jersey.

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Sketch: Butterfly Wings

  • Posted on 1st August 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Sort of like my recent artistic meditations, but wing-shaped instead of circular. And not at all meditative, just… random. Blargh.

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System Failure

  • Posted on 31st July 2008,
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A cyborg who’s lost control of her weaponry – not a good person to be around! Check out the WiP screenshots if you want to see how it was made.

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Artistic Meditation: Racist

  • Posted on 31st July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Done right after shrieking “nonono i don’t care if you’re right i’m not listening to you if you’re going to talk like that LALALALALALALALALA…”

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Artistic Meditation: Bad temper.

  • Posted on 29th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I once heard of a form of meditation in which the person meditating draws a circle, then imagines the circle contains the entire universe and draws the universe inside. Since how a person “sees” the universe varies according to the information and emotions in eir head at any…

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Sketches: Seamus Kennedy @ the Banshee

  • Posted on 27th July 2008,
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I normally draw a good bit more at Seamus Kennedy concerts, but last night’s concert was at a pub. With waitresses who bring food and drinks. And TWO renditions of the Barley Mow, a song in which drinking is much required. So instead of just clapping and drawing and a bit of singing, i was…

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Sketch: Vampbot

  • Posted on 27th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa When the Robot Overlords take over, this is the model which will be responsible for draining human blood to power the machinery.

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Watashi wa manga-ka desu? Ie…

  • Posted on 25th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Well, now that i’ve used up my “attempt to speak Japanese” quota for the year… I haven’t attempted to draw in a manga/anime style for a while now. It’s cute, but it’s not really my style (and i think we’ve about reached the point where any American who…

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I am Cool. w00t.

  • Posted on 24th July 2008,
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I’m not so shallow as to still be holding a grudge against everyone who ever teased me in elementary school. (Which is just as well, as if i were, i’d go insane trying to hold grudges against 109 fifth-graders.) But i am shallow enough to be pumped when anything i do is considered even remotely…

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Sketch: Mini Jacqui

  • Posted on 24th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A concept sketch of Jacqui Roux as a small child. Note she’s already got the vampire teeth.

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Sketch: Mermaid Priestess

  • Posted on 23rd July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa True, those who live underwater don’t have much use for anything such as a rain goddess, but that doesn’t eliminate their need for sacrifices to the Kraken.

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Sketch: Zombie

  • Posted on 22nd July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Maybe one of Captain Charlie’s crew? Well, at any rate, he looks hungry, so maybe we ought to back away now…

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Sketch: Curious

  • Posted on 21st July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quite fascinating. Captain, we appear to have a stowaway. And, Captain? E’s organic.

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Sketch: Trioculus Skull

  • Posted on 19th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve always loved concept drawings of aliens, but i love even more the drawings of the alien anatomy.

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Sketch: Take Me To Your Cookies.

  • Posted on 18th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’m fairly sure the first aliens to attempt to take over Earth won’t be adults. They’ll be kids who “borrowed” the UFO to go joyriding.

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Captain Charles Johnson

  • Posted on 17th July 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa Cap’n Charles Johnson. Very dignified sea-merchant, back before the Pirate-Zombie (or was it Ninja-Zombie?) attack of ’89.

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Sketch: Law Student

  • Posted on 15th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Man, i got lazy on this one. It started out a dragon and then sort of randomly turned into a demon. And entirely incomplete either way :/

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Sketch: Garden Slave

  • Posted on 14th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The race of intelligent Manticores. They are extremely kind. They worship a matriarchial pantheon of gods and goddesses. The goddess of rain is especially important to them. Their government is corrupt.from the Seventh Sanctum Fantasy Race Generator To me, a corrupt government in charge of possibly too kind…

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Sketch: Floater

  • Posted on 13th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This sneaky vampiress has narrow royal purple eyes that always appear bloodshot, and that appear to be more set on the side of her head. Her white hair actually acts as a kind of sensory organ, like a cat’s whiskers. She has a plump build. She has a…

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Sketch: Adventure Girl

  • Posted on 12th July 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This innocent catgirl has round, orange eyes. She has long, luxurious, straight red hair with gray bangs in front, worn in a simple style. Her fur is red. She has a very feminine build. Her tufted ears are close-set. Her fashion preferences are best described as “beatnik.” If…

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Sketch: Wallflower

  • Posted on 11th July 2008,
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Pencil, 8½×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This lonely catgirl has deep-set, blue eyes. She has short, straight, black hair worn in a weird style. Her skin is dark, with white fur on her ears and tail. She has a muscular figure. Her ears are pointed, and her tail is short, bushy and carried with…

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Sketch: Lizard Lady

  • Posted on 10th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This bouncy female vampire has slanted gray eyes that lack any white. Her white hair actually acts as a kind of sensory organ, like a cat’s whiskers. She is short and has a feminine build. Her brown skin is like a reptile’s skin. Her feet have claw-like nails….

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Sourpuss

  • Posted on 10th July 2008,
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Another Punchline character, Sourpuss. ©2008 Sharon Rosa A former cat-burglar, Sourpuss was imprisoned after a heist gone wrong. While in prison, Sourpuss survived two poisoning attempts and a cafeteria salmonella outbreak with no ill effects, and a bit of experimentation proved he had the ability to remove all hazards from food simply by touching it….

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“Sourpuss” WiP, Part III

  • Posted on 9th July 2008,
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Last WiP for this week – i’ve pretty much finished the illustration, just need to finish formatting the file for web display now. Rendered image of Sourpuss. Did the rendering a bit too quickly, i think, so the shadows aren’t as good as i’d like – but i really love how the lighting came out.

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Sketch: Gnome

  • Posted on 9th July 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Without a doubt the weirdest suggestion i’ve gotten from a Seventh Sanctum generator yet: The race of gnomes. They are black-skinned and fair-haired. In their culture, every person is expected to be good at drug-making. They are xenophobic. They are the reincarnation of another species.from the Seventh Sanctum…

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“Sourpuss” WiP, Part II

  • Posted on 8th July 2008,
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Inked version of Sourpuss, with the shading added. Flat-colouring for Sourpuss – still iffy on the eye colour, yellow eyes is technically a bit unrealistic, but i think it might work out. Going to render and see how it goes. Dropped some red in for the background – still haven’t decided on the details yet,…

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Sketch: Snap

  • Posted on 8th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I generally don’t have too much trouble drawing hands. Still, some particular poses are a pain.

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“Sourpuss” WiP, Part I

  • Posted on 7th July 2008,
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Another “Punchline” character – a villain-turned-hero. Initial sketch Initial vectors – there’s going to be some heavy black shading in this one, once i finish it up.

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Sketch: Sneaker

  • Posted on 7th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’m generally not very good at drawing shoes. Bit of practice here…

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Digital Art Squidoo Lens – Tutorials Wanted!

  • Posted on 5th July 2008,
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I’ve started a digital art lens on Squidoo, and added links to a few of my favourite tutorials. I’d like to get some more tutorials up there, though, so if anyone knows of any good ones (or even if you just want to promote your own), feel free to add it! The way Squidoo link…

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Sketch: Jump Shot

  • Posted on 5th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A really tiny basketball player. Mad Playing Skillz: Ability to jump insanely high; ability keep other team from noticing her presence until she nabs the ball from straight under their noses.

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Sketch: Ghost Boy

  • Posted on 4th July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Unlike most ghosts, Ghost Boy was born this way. No, i don’t mean he was stillborn; he was born undead. His mum’s a vampire and his da’s a werewolf. Normally, such creatures aren’t capable of having children the normal way – and it was a surprise to everyone,…

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Jacqui Roux

  • Posted on 3rd July 2008,
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Introducing Jacqui Roux! I’ve been meaning to come up with a T*C mascot for ages, and with this week’s Illustration Friday theme being “fierce,” i figured it was the perfect time to create my fierce little mascot. For the interested: a few work-in-progress screenshots, and the original concept sketch done a very long time ago….

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“Jaqui” WiP, Part II

  • Posted on 3rd July 2008,
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A rendered image of Jaqui – no background yet – though the background for this image is likely to be pretty plain anyway, thanks to time constraints. I’m hoping to do some other images of her with cooler backgrounds.

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Sketch: Honey

  • Posted on 3rd July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Mostly, i just wanted to draw a cute girl/creature hybrid which wasn’t a catgirl for once. ZOMGBBQ NO CATGIRLZ!?!

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Sketch: Bot-head

  • Posted on 2nd July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick sketch of a robot head. And silly me, i forgot to actually put a spine in the neck bit.

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Sketch: Curious

  • Posted on 1st July 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’m going to try working even smaller than usual for a bit… i’ve been meaning to try my hand at ACEOs or ATCs for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe sketching in ATC size for a while will get me to actually make a card…

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Sketch: Jinny X

  • Posted on 30th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick character design for “Jinny X,” lead violinist for an Irish neo-punk band.

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Sketch: Slave

  • Posted on 29th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An Adistanian gypsy girl who was kidnapped by slave traders as a toddler. When she was seven, her owners noticed she could foresee the future, and began peddling her as a prophetess for quick cash. Of course, she never gets a penny of it…

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Sketch: Wired Up

  • Posted on 27th June 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa About to receive some new limbs; she’s in a bit of a floaty position until the mechs get around to attaching them.

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Diamondback

  • Posted on 26th June 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, hoard – originally i was going to do something cutesy, like a little kid hoarding video games, but then i decided to give Punchline an enemy or two. Starting with Diamondback, the diamond-hoarding jewel thief… Diamondback has telepathic abilities which work on not only people and…

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Sketch: Rowian Princess

  • Posted on 26th June 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a bit, about a nomadic desert tribe which is world-renowned for its ability to tame and train dragons. It’s one of those ideas which i’ll likely never actually do anything with but which is fun to dust off…

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“Diamondback” WiP, Part II

  • Posted on 25th June 2008,
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Just about done with my illo of Diamondback – i’m still iffy on the background. I know what i want to do, but i’m still deciding colour. And pattern. And, um… okay, maybe i don’t know what i want to do. Almost there, though.

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Sketch: Fugitive

  • Posted on 25th June 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa They always think they can run. Always. Seriously, guys, when is the last time you heard of someone successfully evading the ‘copters? Go easy on yourself and keep “resisting arrest” off your rap sheet, okay?

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Sketch: Dominatrix Kitty

  • Posted on 24th June 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This wily catgirl has round, red eyes. She has shoulder-length, thick, straight, green hair worn in a tomboyish style. Her skin is cream-colored, and she has green fur with white streaks on her ears and tail. She has a leggy figure. Her tail is long, thick and carried…

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“Diamondback” WiP Part I

  • Posted on 23rd June 2008,
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Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, hoard – originally i was going to do something cutesy, like a little kid hoarding video games, but then i decided to give Punchline an enemy or two. Starting with Diamondback, the diamond-hoarding jewel thief…

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Sketch: Mist Demon

  • Posted on 23rd June 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This thoughtful male vampire has beady black eyes that lack pupils, and that bulge out inhumanly. His thick, wavy, vermilion hair is worn in a style that reminds you of the Aurora Borealis. He has a graceful build. His skin is deeply-tanned. He has a strong chin and…

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Sketch: Breakdance!

  • Posted on 22nd June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I picked up a new book on drawing robots a bit ago, with an awesome robotic anatomy section. My robots are going to get a wee bit more interesting in terms of structure.

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Sketch: Priscilla

  • Posted on 21st June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Priscilla Collins is the best lawyer this side of the Himalayas. Unlike most other high-profile attorneys, though, she doesn’t limit herself only to the rich and famous. In fact, she’s willing to work for free – if you can prove you’re intelligent enough to be worth her time….

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Sketch: Calling

  • Posted on 20th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This laid-back vampiress has slitted brown eyes that never blink. Her green hair functions as another limb. She is very short and has a lithe build. Her skin has an odd brown cast to it. Her toenails can extend into claws She has wings that are bony and…

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Sketch: Peace Fighter

  • Posted on 19th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This peaceful catgirl has slitted, purple eyes. She has medium-length, luxurious, straight, brown hair worn in a classy style. Her fur is brown with white streaks all over her body. She has a lithe figure. Her ears are floppy and wide-set, and her tail is short, brush-like and…

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Punchline!

  • Posted on 19th June 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa *Prints available* Most heroes work high-paying jobs by day and save the world from super-villains at night. Punchline, however, saves the world during the day, when all the other heroes are preoccupied, and makes his money working the comedy clubs at night. This secret identity gives Punchline an extra advantage in that…

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“Punchline” WiP

  • Posted on 18th June 2008,
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I’m still figuring out the kinks in blogging a WiP. Today i figured i’d put everything in one long post, rather than three or four short ones…

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Sketch: Koa

  • Posted on 18th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Koa and her parents are illegal immigrants who hopped the fence when Koa was a child. Some of her siblings made it over with her… some didn’t. At the moment, two of her siblings are in jail for trying to flee the country, six are in a rebel…

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Sketch: Emo Environmentalist

  • Posted on 17th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Started off as a quick little scribble, but y’know what? I want a t-shirt of this. And i don’t even wear t-shirts. Then again, it’s my quick little scribble, so maybe i’m just being egotistical. We’ll see if i have the motivation to polish it up as a…

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Punchline Pencils

  • Posted on 16th June 2008,
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Pencil drawing of Punchline. Right now i’m thinking i probably won’t include the flames around Punchline’s fist which were in the thumbnail comp – it brings enough attention to itself without the whole “on fire” bit.

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“Punchline” Thumbnails

  • Posted on 16th June 2008,
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Thumbnails for “Punchline.” I pretty much knew from the start i’d go with my first idea, but i tried a few others anyway. I ditched the second idea because it doesn’t seem to really connect the idea of Punchline and his stand-up alter ego being the same person, and i ditched the third idea because…

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First post of a (maybe) regular series.

  • Posted on 16th June 2008,
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As an experiment, i’m going to try blogging the work-in-progress of this week’s IF. This is a stupid decision on my part, because this week is crazy busy. However, i’ve noticed whenever i let crazy business push back an idea i have, it either never materialises… or something forces me to do it during an…

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Sketch: Hunting

  • Posted on 16th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A vampire on the prowl. Or is the man in the shadows a vampire hunter? Hmm.

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Sketch: Protector of the Book

  • Posted on 14th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This confident magical girl has wide green eyes and short, straight, fine, blue hair worn in a practical style. She has a curvy figure. She has strength powers that are invoked by concentration. Her outfit is green and black in even proportions, and it strongly resembles a set…

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Sketch: Kitty Love

  • Posted on 13th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This serious catgirl has slitted, red eyes. She has medium-length, fine, curly, black hair worn in a wild style. Her skin is white, with black fur on her ears and tail. She has a very feminine build. Her ears are floppy and close-set. Her fashion preferences are best…

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Sketch: Vampire’s Eye

  • Posted on 12th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This courageous female vampire has almond-shaped blue eyes that are like two chunks of lapis lazuli. Her fine, curly, brown hair is very short and is worn in an uncomplicated, precise style. She is short and has a wasp-waisted build. Her skin is pale. She can create illusions….

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Sketch: Desert Guard

  • Posted on 11th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Her job is to stand guard. Out in the desert. With nothing to attack them. For long, long hours at a time. She is, quite understandably, bored out of her skull and more than a little irritated with her superior officers.

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What is Art? – My art spectrum

  • Posted on 9th June 2008,
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Spend five minutes with the “search” function of any art forum, and i guarantee you will find a “What is Art?” debate. Odds are you won’t even need to search; there’ll be one right on the front page. It might be cleverly disguised as “Is anime Art?”, “Are comic books Art?”, “Are ‘arts and crafts’…

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Sketch: Goatherd Troll

  • Posted on 8th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This particular troll does not eat goats. She herds them, sells their wool and milk, and in general protects them from the goat-eating Bridge Trolls.

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Sketch: Club Luna

  • Posted on 7th June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Somewhat based on yesterday’s sketch, somewhat based on an idea i’ve had bouncing around my head for a while. My theory is, the reason werewolves take on wolf form only during a full moon is because a certain intensity and type of light (the light reflected from the…

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Drawing Day 2008

  • Posted on 6th June 2008,
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Just a heads-up: tomorrow, 07 June, is Drawing Day, a worldwide attempt to create one million drawings in a day. I honestly haven’t figured out exactly what i’ll be doing just yet – i already draw every day, so i want to do something bigger for the occasion, but tomorrow’s already shaping up to be…

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Sketch: Na Afterpartie

  • Posted on 6th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa This determined catguy has narrow, brown eyes. He has neck-length, silky, straight, orange hair worn in an exotic style. His skin is peaches-and-cream-colored, and he has orange fur with red ends on his ears and tail. He has an angular build. His tufted ears are alert, and his…

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Multiplication

  • Posted on 5th June 2008,
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©2008 Sharon Rosa “Mom-bot, where do baby ‘droids come from?” I am borderline obsessed with the idea of self-replicating tech and AIs. This week’s Illustration Friday theme was “Baby” and the first thing i thought of was Android Babies. Leave a comment to receive the password for this week’s CIA Freebie.

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Sketch: Vegas Vampiress

  • Posted on 5th June 2008,
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Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I used to play around with the character generators on Seventh Sanctum for art ideas. The other day i was thinking it would be a fun challenge to hit the “random” button and give myself fifteen minutes to design a character. First up: Vampires. This sinful female vampire…

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Sketch: Storm Goddess

  • Posted on 2nd June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick character sketch for a storm goddess. Not particularly original, but at least she’s not a complete X-Men rip-off.

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Sketch: Ripper

  • Posted on 1st June 2008,
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Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve been meaning to update the T*C logo for a while now. Right now it’s (officially) an asterisk (well, gee, how exciting) and is rarely, if ever, actually used. This is a sort of starter/rough draft of a possible logo. Though, really, it’s far too detailed to be…

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Sketch: Daydreamer

  • Posted on 30th May 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Feet on the ground, head in the clouds… I love bodies like this, tall and thin… they’re so fun to draw.

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Sketch: Jogger

  • Posted on 29th May 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Morning exercise with morning music. I need to practise drawing hands more, i think; the runner’s hands don’t look quite right.

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Sketch: Netrunner

  • Posted on 24th May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Some punk kid, thinks he’s tough ’cause he managed to hack the FBI database. Pf. Everyone knows the real test of skill is getting the Swedish pirate files.

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“Stargazer”

  • Posted on 22nd May 2008,
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Stargazer » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wide-open spaces and deep questions regarding Life, the Universe, and Everything… Where do i come from? Why was i programmed? Where is the upgrade? (and, of course, How many roads must a ‘droid walk down?) Leave a comment and receive the password for an exclusive freebie!

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Introducing… the CIA!

  • Posted on 22nd May 2008,
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No, not that CIA. Comment Incentive Art. Either way, it’s still very secretive and hush-hush. Every week or so, new password-protected posts will appear in the Sketchblog. Behind the locked doors of these posts will lie hidden works of art, and it won’t just be eye candy – it’ll be some kind of freebie for…

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Sketch: Mask

  • Posted on 21st May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A tribal disguise; who knows what he really looks like underneath?

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Sketch: Chatterbox

  • Posted on 18th May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The sort of person who loves to talk about… well, about pretty much anything.

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“Electric Eyes” + Comment Incentive Art

  • Posted on 15th May 2008,
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Want a chance to get something free? Scroll down to read about my Comment Incentive Art, and leave a comment to be one of the first to get in on the super-secret artiness. Electric Eyes » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Electricity: A seductive android, with the kind of electric eyes…

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Sketch: Redshirt

  • Posted on 13th May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. He’s a bit overweight for a Starfleet officer, and he’s not even in proper uniform, but come on. This guy practically screams redshirt.

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New Print Account

  • Posted on 10th May 2008,
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I’ve set up a print account on a new site, Imagekind. I’m still testing it out a bit, but i think it may end up replacing deviantART as my main print account. There’s several reasons why i want an alternative to deviantART – the biggest one is gift certificates. I’d like to be able to…

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Sketch: Spoiled

  • Posted on 10th May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Just your everyday average spoiled little girl, wondering why on earth you haven’t brought her that candy she demanded just yet.

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Sketch: Queen

  • Posted on 4th May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. The leader of the Greys. She disapproves of abductions, but allows them to keep the peasants amused.

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IF: Seed

  • Posted on 3rd May 2008,
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I’ve got another project to do this week, so i’m reposting an old IF instead of doing a new one (i tried to fit “seed” in, but i just couldn’t pull it off without including a pub for time travellers. Which is the sort of idea i absolutely love, and which i certainly plan on…

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Sketch: Semi-Portrait

  • Posted on 2nd May 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. It started off as a self, portrait, but i started getting creative soon after i started drawing. For example, i totally do not have bifocals.

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Masque of the Red Death

  • Posted on 1st May 2008,
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Inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name. I wanted to get creative with the costume, so over the traditional skull mask i pinned the wrinkling, decaying, bloody skin of one of the Red Death’s victims.

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RSS Awareness Day

  • Posted on 1st May 2008,
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Pencil, 8×11 in. Today, 01 May, has been dubbed RSS Awareness Day, so i’m going to go off on a bit of a tangent from art and ramble about just how awesome RSS is. But first, a bit of an RSS-centric announcement: you can now subscribe to only the completed artworks posted on Torn Canvas….

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Sketch: Coffee Girl

  • Posted on 30th April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Based on a girl i saw working the counter at Dunkin Doughnuts. Very loosely based, i might add, the hair is different and i’m fairly sure i screwed up the uniform.

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Sketch: Desperate Housewife

  • Posted on 28th April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. I was going to try to write a poem to go along with this sketch, but i haven’t been able to get very far. (I almost had a haiku, but trimming the story to fit in such tight format cut it to the point where it didn’t make any sense.) My poetry…

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Sketch: Worship

  • Posted on 27th April 2008,
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3½×5½ in. Not a typical religious illustration, but facial expressions like this always make me think the person is focusing on Something Else – something bigger than the rest of the world.

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Sketch: Diva

  • Posted on 26th April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. I saw this woman at Taco Bell the other day. Some people just look like cartoon characters, without even trying. (I look like a cartoon character too, but i have to work at it…)

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Forbidden Fruit

  • Posted on 24th April 2008,
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Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, “Primitive”: A primitive woman reaching for the “forbidden fruit.” Which, in this case, is an orange. Creative license FTW! I tried a more graphic approach this time around than i normally do. I like it, but i think it’d be better with a wider variety of colours. More experimentation…

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Sketch: Poirot

  • Posted on 23rd April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Poirot (or, more likely, Hastings) has misplaced his hat, and is not at all impressed by the situation.

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Sketch: Cassie

  • Posted on 22nd April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Rough sketch of my youngest sister’s best friend, playing video games while waiting for a concert to start.

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Art and Earth Day

  • Posted on 22nd April 2008,
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Just a quick post to say deviantART is donating 10% of today’s print sales to the Nature Conservatory in celebration of Earth Day 2008. I’m going to be using this as an excuse to get a piece or two from my wish-list… In sticking with an Earth Day theme, i’d like to recommend two of…

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Sketch: Jeanette

  • Posted on 21st April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. A quick drawing of my little sister, done at the tea-house where we celebrated her 21st birthday.

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Sketch: Pirate Princess

  • Posted on 19th April 2008,
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Pencil, 3½×5½ in. She was originally meant to be more princess than pirate… i think she ended up the other way around. Must be going through a rebellious teenage phase.

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IF update and nonsensicalness.

  • Posted on 18th April 2008,
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No IF this week (um… last week. No “Fail” IF. I should have a “Primitive” IF). And thus no drawing this week (Radha won last week’s, for the curious). ‘Twas a crazy week, and today promises to be a crazy day, and this weekend… oohh. Let’s not think about this weekend just yet. Anyway. Now…

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Sketch: Skuchu Tanjetsa

  • Posted on 18th April 2008,
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Pencil, 9×11 in. I ended up backstage at a theatre for all of five minutes last night. It reminded me of how much i miss dancing. I miss performing. I miss huddling backstage, quietly awaiting my cue while watching the other dancers fly across the stage. I miss months of intense practise, trying and repeatedly…

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Sketch: Catnap

  • Posted on 17th April 2008,
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Pencil, 9×11 in. Catwomen don’t do anything halfway. They wake up, they stretch. All the way, man.

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Sketch: Spybot

  • Posted on 16th April 2008,
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Pencil and ink, 8×11 in. This is one which i both really like and really think i ought to redo. I love the design of the little robot but the composition of the illustration isn’t so good; it’s impossible to tell one leg from another (especially on the far side.) Ah well; tomorrow will be…

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Sketch: Insect

  • Posted on 14th April 2008,
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Pencil, 9×11 in. Genetically-modified warrior, designed to cause serious damage in hand-to-hand combat.

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Sketch: I Win

  • Posted on 13th April 2008,
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Pencil, 9×11 in. Cyborg chick versus big, bad robot. I think we all knew what was going to happen.

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Sketch: Wind-Up Wife

  • Posted on 12th April 2008,
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Pencil, 9×11 in. The toymaker thought he’d made the perfect wife. She would always be beautiful, her every personality flaw could be reprogrammed. She would dance for him, sing for him, love him forever. As he grew older, however, and arthritis kicked in, he discovered her one fatal flaw… He still had to wind her…

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IF: Save

  • Posted on 10th April 2008,
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Re-posting from an old Illustration Friday theme, Emergency. Cheating? Yeah, i guess. Kinda. A few random side-notes: I just discovered the Pieces of Flair app on Facebook. So there’s now a Cat Retrieval System Flair. I probably won’t do that with every illustration, but i wanted to play around with Flair. So i did. I’ve…

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Sketch: Priest

  • Posted on 9th April 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6 in. I don’t know which god this particular priest works for… but i highly doubt it’s Yahweh or Allah. Maybe Quetzalcoatl?

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Sketch: Direct Route

  • Posted on 8th April 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6 in. Why let blood waste all that time fooling around in the veins when it can be redirected straight to the brain? Well, besides the obvious “It’s way easier to cut that big cord than to slit an artery” and “Wow that is some nice jaundice you’ve got going on there.”

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Sketch: Cyborg

  • Posted on 6th April 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6 in. Just a few random cyborg bits. I didn’t feel like going overboard with a full-blown Terminator-style illustration.

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Eep, T*C kinda died, sorry :(

  • Posted on 4th April 2008,
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For a “daily” site, i haven’t updated in over a week. Which would be okay if i had so much stuff to do i had no time to draw or paint… and, well, i have been pretty busy, but i’ve got a Special Backlog of pictures for occasions like this. I really have no excuse,…

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Sketch: Colleen

  • Posted on 25th March 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6″ I did the initial sketch for this on St. Patrick’s Day. Rock on, Irish girls.

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Sketch: Djinn

  • Posted on 24th March 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6″ Didn’t put much effort into the fire effect. And i want some fireproof arm-warmers.

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Sketch: Desert Elf

  • Posted on 23rd March 2008,
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Ink and watercolour, 4×6″ …Is there an actual difference between a “desert elf” and a Vulcan? Someone catch an elf and see what colour blood he has.

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Sketch: Blue

  • Posted on 20th March 2008,
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Ink/Watercolour, 4″ x 6″ I went on a bit of an elf kick again. This is one of the ones i plan to have up for sale soon.

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Missing a few days. But! Shopping. Sort of. Soon.

  • Posted on 18th March 2008,
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No Daily Drawing today. First off, my scanner’s being mentally unstable at the moment; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. New one’s supposed to be coming in tomorrow… when i’m not going to be home at all. Rar. Plus, it might very well come in late. If it does i’m switching back to Oekaki…

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Sketch: Thoughtful

  • Posted on 16th March 2008,
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Broke out the coloured pencils today. I’m planning on trying out some watercolour painting soon – this is just a quick self-reminder on traditional colour media.

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Sketch: Jungle Ballet

  • Posted on 11th March 2008,
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Very rough sketch – vine, trees, fun dancing. Listened to a bit too much dance music last night, and now it’s stuck in my brain. Not that i have a problem with that.

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Sketch: Waterfall Faerie

  • Posted on 9th March 2008,
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Drawing clothing on faeries always throws me off a little. Ended up giving her a bikini top. Rar. She’s just fetching a quick drink here – no waterfall bathing today.

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Sketch: Elf Portrait

  • Posted on 7th March 2008,
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Inspired by the back of a P!nk CD case. Yes, that’s the sort of thing i keep tacked to my wall, and this is what comes out of it.

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