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.
Finished digital pieces
‘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.
April 2013 Calendar Wallpaper
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
Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44
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
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),…
Io por Ilustraĵa Vendreda temo, ‘Lano’. | Something for Illustration Friday’s theme, ‘Wool’. I’m planning on learning screen printing at some point in the near future (like… next week. As soon as i’ve finished the Month of Speed Painting), so i’ve been trying to develop some nice simple screen-printable designs. I doubt i’ll have much…
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
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
Digital speed painting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44
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…
Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44
Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44
‘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
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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Speedpainting, 30 minutes. yet another simple portrait. Experimenting using softer brushes than usual. Reproductions of digital art available starting at $10.44
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
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…
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
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
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…
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
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…
February 2013 Calendar Wallpaper
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
January 2013 Calendar Wallpaper
As promised, a desktop wallpaper-calendar. Just January for now, the rest of the year will come around later.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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 |…
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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 |…
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
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
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.
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….
A more calculative cyborg Prints available through Imagekind
Fire & Wind
Just a practice illustration, but I like her. Some sort of earth-spirit. Prints available in my Imagekind shop
Writing on the Walls: Dust of Snow
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…
Writing on the Walls: Exploration of Space
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…
Writing on the Walls: Perfect Meals
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…
Writing on the Walls: Power of Education
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.
Writing on the Walls: Advanced Magic
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.
Writing on the Walls: Workshop
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
Writing on the Walls: Not About Suffering
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…
Writing on the Walls: Space Forever
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.
Writing on the Walls: My Happiness
Color by COLOURlovers ‘I read a book not to find its meaning, but to find my happiness.’ – Carson Cistulli Another library design sans any actual library stuff.
Writing on the Walls: Pin-Up Girl
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.
Writing on the Walls: Love is All We Have
Color by COLOURlovers ‘Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.’ – Euripides
Writing on the Walls: Open Hearts
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…
Writing on the Walls: Facing Change
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.
Writing on the Walls: Book Gossip
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…
Writing on the Walls: One Rule
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…
Writing on the Walls: Do the Right Thing
Color by COLOURlovers ‘Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest .’ – Mark Twain
Writing on the Walls: Thank You
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
Writing on the Walls: Fire Brigade
Color by COLOURlovers ‘I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire.’ – Winston Churchill
Writing on the Walls: Beautiful Shapes
Color by COLOURlovers ‘There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be.’ – Albrecht Dürer
Writing on the Walls: Storyteller
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…
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…
Blue Moondust Colour Palette
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…
For the Illustration Friday theme, Perspective – a simple illustration of Yo getting a rooftop perspective of town.
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…
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…
Freebie: Black and White Christmas Tree Gift Tag
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…
The NaNoWriMo Furoshiki
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…
Illustration for ‘The Theater’
©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…
Reminder: Prints on sale for three more days…
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…
Taken by the Enemy
©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…
The Battle and the Breeze
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme from several weeks ago, Breezy, and the book The Battle and the Breeze.
Australian Legendary Tales
©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.
The Complex Vision
©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…
©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…
©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.
The Birth-Time of the World
©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…
The Flaw in the Sapphire
©2009 Sharon Rosa Last week’s Illustration Friday theme, Flawed, as another old book: The Flaw in the Sapphire.
©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.
Poems for Pale People
©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…
Torn Canvas promo
©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…
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…
©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$
©2008 Sharon Rosa Painted version of Sisters, done up for the Illustration Friday theme, Similar.
©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.
©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…
©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick vector image based on a sketch i did a while ago. Print available
©2008 Sharon Rosa Pretty basic vector image, somewhat inspired by the waitresses at an Asian teahouse i used to frequent. Prints available
The Emo Gardener
©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.
Protected: CIA: “System Failure” Wallpaper
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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…
©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…
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…
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.
WiP: “System Failure”
Just one WiP entry this time… i’m still experimenting a bit with how i’m going to post my WiPs.
I am Cool. w00t.
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…
Captain Charles Johnson
©2008 Sharon Rosa Cap’n Charles Johnson. Very dignified sea-merchant, back before the Pirate-Zombie (or was it Ninja-Zombie?) attack of ’89.
“Cap’n Charlie” WiP, Part I
Inked line-art of zombified merchant captain Charles Johnson. Flat colours Flat colours, with a bit of lighting added
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….
“Sourpuss” WiP, Part II
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,…
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….
©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…
“Diamondback” WiP, Part II
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.
©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…
©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.
Protected: CIA: “Stargazer”
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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!
“Electric Eyes” + Comment Incentive Art
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…
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…
Masque of the Red Death
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.
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…
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…
Watering the Garden
Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Garden – a greenhouse ‘droid and his little friend. *Print Available*
It’s the party girl’s turn to choose what they do for the evening. [Print Available]
Somewhat unfinished, but certainly better than last week’s. If/when i finish, there’ll likely be a caption on it, because otherwise it’s justâ€¦ odd. Something along the lines of “Why, yes, it is cold in space, but that’s okay, i’ve got a blanket.” Which is also a bit odd, come to think of it, but i’ve…
IF: Tales and Legends
She’s only about half-finished, and i’m entirely discontent with how she looks. If work on her some more, i can make her look good, but the only way to make her look truly excellent is to completely start over. I have neither the time to start over, nor the energy to work on a picture…
Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Plain. A very plain little android… I imagine she’s really not much more than a relatively interesting-looking security camera. ****Print available**** through deviantArt.
Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, “Stitch.” A fallen angel, wings surgically removed; nothing but a few feathers and some scars to show what she used to be. Prints Available. Postcard-sized (4×6″) prints are 89¢; larger sizes (up to 24×36″) are also available.
Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, “100%” – this little guy is aiming for 100% Atmospheric Stability. In the same vein as my image for “Soar” – a retelling of an old story. Here, rather than frantically running about shrieking the sky is falling, Chicken Little is studiously attempting to solve the problem. I attempted…
For the Illustration Friday theme, Soar. A retelling of the Ugly Duckling story, but with chickens. Admittedly, it’s not very realistic for a swan egg to end up in a chicken coop, but it does add some interest to the story, no? For one thing, ducklings are cuter than cygnets, but not that much cuter….
I told him black cats were bad luck, but would he listen? Noooo…
Trick or Treat
Alternative caption:“Halloween was Witch Hazel’s favourite holiday. It was the only time of year she could fatten up the neighbourhood children without raising suspicions.” *Print Available*
Half-assed not-totally-done IF illustration.I’m trying to get into the habit of actually finishing IF pictures in under a week again. Except i don’t have time to finish the picture and finish it well, soâ€¦ Older Pic to the rescue! From February: IF: Sprout:
“Open” was the theme word for Illustration Friday about… two full weeks ago, i think.I was slow on this one, but i don’t care.
Originally for the Illustration Friday theme, “The Blues” – it’s a bit late. This is my first time working in this particular style, so it’s a little off, but overall i’m satisfied, especially with the robotic “blood.” *Print Available*
Not my best workâ€¦ though it is a pretty good example of why i’m not a graphic designer. *Print Available*
“I wish it were as easy to stop hating… as it was to start…”– Chakotay to Janeway, ST:VOY / Nemesis I have had a very unproductive week.
All sci-fi geeks know the true universal language isn’t Esperantoâ€¦ it’s math. If you program a computer to make four beeps in a row, it will be four beeps on Earth or Mars, whether you represent it as 4, IV, 100, or – – – -. Likewise, if you combine two parts hydrogen with one…
Sappy random intergalactic peace illo. Of course, if we were to discover alien life in the next century, someone on this planet would come up with some excuse to kill ’em all. **Print Available**
I always thought it must be horribly annoying to be a fireman and get called to rescue… a cat.So, for that oh-so-tragic non-emergency of Fluffy going squirrel-chasing, i present… The Cat-Retriever.The Cat-Retriever has a touch-sensitive claw which enables it to gently retrieve any sized cat, from a malnutritiouned stray kitten to an obese Persian. Attached…
Okay, so technically nothing’s missing. He knows exactly where all his parts are.
I have no idea what the plastic-y thing they are wrapped in is supposed to be. I vaguely remember thinking, “He’s absorbing her!” while i was drawing it. So apparently the red thing is part of the guy robot, who is, i don’t know, eating the fembot. With his shirt.
They’re not quite sure what to think of each otherâ€¦ Print available here.
Sad to say the only thing i could think of with the theme of “twist” was an ice-cream twist.Then again, i’ve lived near one ice-cream shoppe or another pretty much non-stop since i was seven, so frosty treats have probably been permanently jammed into my brain by now.
A brief look at one of the possible consequences of forgetfulness.
This is probably the quickest Illustration Friday image i’ve done yet – basically just a quick sketch scanned into Illustrator and finished off with Live Trace. Eh. I kind of like the rough-edge style but i really wish i had the time to do a cleaner sketch and try it out that way, too. I’ll…
T-shirts available. I might add this image to a few other products, tooâ€¦Â at some point when i’ve had a bit more sleep. edit There is now also a fortune cookie journal in the CafePress shop.
I’ve never seen anyone do this Z-style of snapping in real life before. On TV, yes, virtually any time i watch anything with my little sister – and it’s always either the “evil” cheerleader doing it, in an oh-bitch-you-just-got-pwned! sorta way, or a complete geek doing it, in a trying-too-hard-to-be-cool-and-failing-miserably way (and why are the…
IF: Total + Random news
Total freedom?Yeah, it’s a bit of a stretch on the definitionâ€¦ oh well.My alternative was a computer geek totally immersed in WoW. This is based on an old sketch of mine, one of about a billion tattoo designs from back in the days when i was planning on getting a tattoo. Never did come up…
Now that’s a hands-free headsetâ€¦
I think this is fairly self-explanatory: some things you can hide from, and some you can’t. Life, yourself… the NSA…
Eh. I’m not really happy with this. I like the picture, but to illustrate “gravityâ€¦” Then again, gravity’s a tough word. You can’t see it, you barely even notice its effectsâ€¦Â even on sci-fi television, nobody really pays any attention to it, unless some malfunction causes the otherwise unexplained “gravity plating” to malfunction.
Bit late for a Valentine’s Day theme, butâ€¦ whatever.I’m not really into V-Day, anywayâ€¦ for that matter, i’d completely forgotten V-Day was coming up when i started drawing this. Ha.
The first sign that you’ve oversleptâ€¦ stuff starts growing on you. I couldn’t resist putting this up on CafePress – it’s not an alarm clock, but it tells time nonetheless.
So, i’ve been thinking about trying my hand at Illustration Friday for a while now. Last week, i finally decided it was time to get around to doing it. Part of the reason for my decision is that i feel like my art’s been stagnating a bit lately. I mean, yes i draw every single…