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…
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…
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…
…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…
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
Just a sketchy little experiment
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
he looks creepy as all hell right now. See more progress on: learn to carve wood
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
…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
more random chunks taken out. still not totally destroyed. See more progress on: learn to carve wood
…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
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…
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.
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.
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*
blue girl with blue hair and blue jeans and… blue gun.
Unrepresented Religious Character #1…
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.
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…
contour = dead to me.
starting to actually get the hang of these blasted contour drawings, i think.
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…
Reaching the point where i kind of like the final sketches. Don’t yet like actually doing the contours, though.
i think i’m getting the hang of this. sort of. not.
Not sure this one counts as contour and gesture… seeing as i pretty much scribbled out the contour with gesture drawings 😛
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…
Another totally-cheated-on contour drawing with a much-happier-to-draw gesture drawing of the same pose
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…
Slightly better than yesterday? Maybe? At any rate, i cheated less.
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…
The Sports Illustrated edition.
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.
A little more so than the last pinup girl.
Original pose looked more like he was throwing something… but he’s very into the throw, falling is almost inevitable.
Actually not much excuse for a pinup, she’s not stretched out enough 😛
Just looking up…
boring standard humanoid alien
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.
pretty much the same as yesterday, but better lit 😛
back to the robot amputees again.
simple back pose
Not as intense as i was originally planning on making her, but she looks fairly irritated.
‘Nother boring sitting pose.
Just a standard little sitting pose.
Just stretching out… I love the angle of this pose. PoseManiacs FTW.
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…
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.
Ai. Haven’t posted a ‘daily’ sketch in… um… a while. So. Here is a pretty pink floating girl.
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*
Another fashion model from the mutant town of Mutaciinta. This one has rather small, underdeveloped legs, but they’re strong enough for the runway.
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.
A little sun-god’s temple girl… I am having entirely too much fun experimenting with different colours.
Quite the opposite of yesterday: i like the pose but my colours are too muddy.
Not really my favourite as far as the body goes, but i love the colours on this one.
[original YouTube link] Just a silly little zombie sketch – screencast of ‘Walker’
More lazy sitting around.
Just hanging around.
If i’d had time i’d have made her a full dominatrix. She’s certainly holding the pose for it.
The best kind of demon-woman: the hot kind.
[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.
Apparently i’ve moved on from robots to zombies. Nom.
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…
Next one will have stubby little half-arms. For reals this time.
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…
Not quite finished, but i like her as far as she goes. Looks like a little blobby sketch wearing a well-rendered corset.
yes another one. Very watery-looking, this one.
Didn’t put enough linework in this one so it’s pretty much just a shapeless lump 😛
I think this is the same pose i used for the Christmas sketch, but with legs. Methinks i need to get some new reference material…
Only five minutes, this one. I think it shows… shoddy legs. 😛
Adding legs now. Soon i’ll be drawing Regular People again.
(original YouTube link) from the sketch Sunbathing
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.
Hm. Nothing i tried in this one looks any different from how i normally do things. experiment fail.
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 :/
Hey, one i’m pretty satisfied with. Now i can start practising adding heads. Expect a whole pile of Plain cambots 😛
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…
Yeah. Another one. From the Plain Green sketch Plain Green on YouTube
Yeah. Still at it. I think i got the proportions okay on this one… but didn’t really take time to render it well.
Meh. Better than yesterday. Hips still suck.
original YouTube link From the Plain Ekho sketch: The ridiculously-rich-underwater-lair edition. Uses sonics instead of a camera.
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.
Another Bus Dude, a little older this time.
Fellow passenger on the bus, who got off before i was done drawing him, because apparently that’s what Bus Dudes do.
The ridiculously-rich-underwater-lair edition. Uses sonics instead of a camera.
Yeah. Another one.
Bronze model. Popular amongst those who prefer a steampunk or earthy décor but can’t afford an entirely custom chassis.
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
No fun attempt at a description today. It’s just a guy. A GUY TORMENTED BY CONSTANT VISIONS OF WORLD DESTRUCTION! /end overactive imagination
Double-checking the level of destruction… ’cause it doesn’t count without visual confirmation.
Simple bar-room entertainment.
Didn’t actually take the time to finish this one… which is most obvious in the shoddy hair.
Somewhat inspired by Bones episode ‘The Dwarf in the Dirt’.
Video of Shadow Nude. One of these days i ought to come up with sound to go along. Or just make them longer than fifteen seconds…
Still trying to get the hang of variable width lineart on a device which is not pressure-sensitive.
…which does not actually look very bush-like.
Little sketch of fellow passenger on the bus.
Royal heiress of the mole-people.
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…
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.
A bit too late for Halloween… ah well.
Airbrush Girl. So called because she was done using mainly the airbrush tool… I’m not always very creative with names 😛
Got my iPod back. More tiny digital sketches 😀
Another quick iPod sketch, this one done in Brushes.
Quick sketch of my mum’s cat, done in SketchBook MobileX.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Time for martial arts practice.
Couple of three-minute sketches based on some models from PoseManiacs.com
Yeah, i don’t know what a fae does with such a big horn.
Rather more stylised than my normal fae drawings
Complete with fae-bling.
Chariot and wee faerie ponies not shown.
Apparently demons need guns.
Prepare to be eaten.
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.
Just a fun little doodle. I’d send her off to live in Mutaciinta, but soshjosumaja s robota hardly counts as a genetic mutation.
The latest model in prosthetics – programmed to give their owners a neck rub.
Not sure what the tear-wires are supposed to connect to… they just seemed like a good idea at the time.
Another one who’s a bit angry.
Not the sort of creature you want to irritate.
Being able to fly: cool. Having the bones, flesh, and muscle making up wings suddenly rip themselves out of your back: not so much.
Messenger-monkey: more fun than a carrier pigeon.
Yesterday’s catboy cared about not looking silly. Today’s has no such limitations.
Trying not to make a fool of himself dancing in front of that cute catgirl he likes.
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…
One of those people who’s always distracted by something nobody else can see…
First day of school, far from home.
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.
Been a rough day of tracking down and slaying the vampire-hunters. Now: Snacktime!
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.
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…
Some random army droids.
A damaged Baletistino chassis from a travelling spaceshow. Her hard drive was worth keeping, but the chassis itself was chucked out the airlock.
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…
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.
Ah, enough with the catboys. This one’s more of a puppy-boy than a dogboy, though.
Able to withstand powerful mousetraps.
yet another catboy.
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.”
yet another catgirl sketch.
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.
yet another catboy sketch.
Not one of the greatest mutant powers there is, but it’s good enough to provide some level of defence against enemies.
Specifically, witch being attacked by her own flying monkeys.
Superman-style flight. w00t.
Actually, calling this “yoga” is probably giving the level of flexibility (or lack thereof) required for the pose a little too much credit.
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.
For when the bad guys are smart enough to not get within punching distance.
Getting a good fight in on the bad guys.
Back view of a faerie-creature.
I probably have a few almost identical sketches like this, but it’s been a while since i did one, so… another robot chick.
One of the earlier models of the Plain Cambot, who would rather spend his time reading the paper than watching out for criminals.
Cyborg with easily-removable legs. Because, apparently, some guys like that.
Quick sketch of a fae wandering through the dense foliage
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.
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.
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.
No arguing allowed.
Design for a tiny warrior princess who uses a thorny rose stem as a weapon.
Boys and dirt. It’s a bad combination.
Got a little further along than yesterday’s, but it’s still just random bits and pieces.
Nothing much to say here; never even got so far as to figure out where i was going with it.
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.
I’m sure other planets have just as many weird careers as ours does. But what we’d all really pay to see is a Vulcan le-matya charmer.
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.
For when you need a Plain cambot with a bit more height and flexibility
Lizard man. With gun. Not much to say here.
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.
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…
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…
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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Some of the various ports standard on most of my bots.
©2009 Sharon Rosa The overachieving kind. Waiting impatiently to discuss homework with Teacher.
©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.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa In some countries, the “inferior” elves are allowed to be kept as slaves… these elves are typically not treated very well.
©2009 Sharon Rosa I know what you did last su- oh. Wait. No, wrong guy.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Overly dramatic villain whose plans to open a time rift have been destroyed.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Even zombies like to look good, if for no other reason than to attract naïve young men to snack on.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Can’t really tell, but she’s a cyborg with claw-hands. Not convenient for jar-opening.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Based roughly on a girl who walked past while i was waiting for a bus.
©2009 Sharon Rosa A little fae-creature who prefers altered human clothes over that skimpy stuff the other fae wear.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Not the most intimidating godfather around, but he’s still on the game.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Another drawn-when-bored sketch. If i’m bored and cranky, my drawings are bored and cranky.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Drawn on the bus. I was bored. I was not the only one.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Sketched in Barnes&Noble while trying not to look like i was staring too much at a stranger’s ass.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Honestly not sure what i was doing with this one. Some sort of art nouveau/steampunk mix.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Waiting for the metro
©2009 Sharon Rosa A dark elf in her favourite shaded clearing
©2009 Sharon Rosa An imprisoned catgirl
©2009 Sharon Rosa Shy little elven girl…
©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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Everyday average dancing clown-girl or the spoiled daughter of the Ringmaster?
©2009 Sharon Rosa Not quite the scene from “Alien.” This guy enjoys his busting-out tentacles a bit too much.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Just another catgirl sketch…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Trying way too hard to be friendly to the local human population. Not fully working.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Any humans wanna try taking her on? No?
©2009 Sharon Rosa Getting away from yesterday’s gore a bit – a friendly little puppy.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Yeah, i don’t always draw aliens and robots. Or… maybe it’s just a Le-matya cub in disguise.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Orion slave girl, relaxing after a long day of dancing for her master
©2009 Sharon Rosa Daydreaming (nightdreaming? Spacedreaming?) against an alien sky
©2009 Sharon Rosa “Resistance is futile.” “Resist THIS!” *boom*
©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick character design of a Vegas girl hitting the slot machines
©2009 Sharon Rosa Most dogs just stick their heads out the window. Doggirls get driver’s licenses and buy convertibles.
©2009 Sharon Rosa A vampiress cleaning up after a quick snack
©2009 Sharon Rosa Not so intimidating as she could be.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Because away missions always involve running. Or shooting stuff. Or both.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Sexy clothes and nunchucks. We’re all gonna die.
©2009 Sharon Rosa And you thought furniture-scratching was a problem…
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick elf sketch. Nothin’ special. I did have a bit of fun tweaking the ear style, though.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Meh. Don’t really like how this one came out. But it’s hardly the worst thing i’ve posted :/
©2009 Sharon Rosa Okay, she looks all sweet and alluring, but i smell trouble.
©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…
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Cockatoos. Cute as birds. Funky hair as humans.
©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.
©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…
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Started off as a giraffe-man and rapidly degenerated into… um… this thing.
©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.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa An android specially designed for running at high speeds, relaxing after a long race.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Only twenty light-years on it; just used by a little old lady to go back and forth to Mars to visit her grandkids…
©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.
©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.
©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.
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…
©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?
©2009 Sharon Rosa Or dead elf. Whatever.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa An attempt at sketching something out using Illustrator, instead of Photoshop. Vectors aren’t really made for sketching. 😛
©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.
©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…
©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.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Dunno what she’s up to, but it’s probably not good.
©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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa A spoiled little monster child, pouting because he hasn’t received his latest wish from Mama and Daddy.
©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.
©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.
©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,…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Wild woodland elf. Or water elf. Or something. *is too lazy for back-story*
©2009 Sharon Rosa More inking practice: a lost girl, looking out for help.
©2009 Sharon Rosa All pierced and mohawked up.
©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…
©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.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa They can’t all just sit around being bored.
©2009 Sharon Rosa All dressed up and the other girls she gossips with around the punch bowl still aren’t half-ready. Tsk.
©2009 Sharon Rosa A tiny little water-fae. Ditched the wings as they were just one more thing the tadpoles were nibbling on.
©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.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Ten-minute self-portrait, didn’t bother to clean it up much.
©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 😛
©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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Some spare hands for the Malrompita model.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Paying attention to someone else, today. Perhaps you should sneak off, while you still can.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Nothing to worry about, just a Plain cambot. NSA’s not advanced enough to use these yet. We’re fine, really…
©2009 Sharon Rosa A Rano model, waiting on a shelf until she gets another mission to go on.
©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…)
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.
A Plain Cambot which has found something interesting to look at…
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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Because hands are things which are harder to draw than they should be.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa One of the early prototypes of the Rano model, now obsolete and doomed to sit on a shelf forever.
©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…
©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.
©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…
©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,…
©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 –…
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Actually, i think this one might be more alien than android.
©2009 Sharon Rosa I’ve given up on proper titles for these sorts of sketches, there’s only so many ways to describe them 😛
©2009 Sharon Rosa A gift for you, all wrapped up for V-Day
©2009 Sharon Rosa Hard to walk with no legs. Harder to get up with no arms.
©2009 Sharon Rosa New model, hasn’t even been fully designed yet. Just a prototype, this one.
©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.
©2009 Sharon Rosa I’m not very happy with how the rest of the face came out, but i like the mouth itself.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Wicked old claw – and not the arcade game version, either…
©2009 Sharon Rosa I think i’m starting to get the hang of this whole “sketching on my computer” thing.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Not quite one of the giant-eyed Greys, but not human, either…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Running into battle, ready to take on the dragon/evil wizard/bridge troll.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Some of the proportions are off – not to mention it’s pretty much impossible for someone to balance standing like that. 😛
©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,…
©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…
©2009 Sharon Rosa …otherwise known as “falling with style.”
©2009 Sharon Rosa I live in the Matrix as of late. This morning i even lost my spoon.
©2009 Sharon Rosa …because, apparently, i’ve grown temporarily bored of drawing faces from the front.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Just looking around.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Meh… not really happy with this one. But that’s the whole point of doing crappy sketches every day. 😛
©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…
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?
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa This year i resolve to never look back.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa This year i resolve to think about lost love a little less often.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa This year i resolve, no matter what, to keep my head high…
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.
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.
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…
Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A girl escaping the destruction of her home-ship in an escape pod.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A teenage girl who is unlikely to listen to anyone who tells her “no.”
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa A teenage girl waiting for her friends to show up.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Not sure where her homeworld is, but i’m quite certain it’s quieter than mine.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Always looking up, looking on the bright side of things, and smiling like a fool
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Extremely quick (like, ten-second) sketch of a woman carrying water from a well
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Sketch of Astrid Farnsworth (played by Jasika Nicole) of the TV show ‘Fringe.’
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2009 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a customer at the paint store where i work part-time.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Starting off the New Year in style with a Golden Ticket!
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick sketch of Putin – better than my horrible caricature of Sarah Palin, at any rate.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A young woman distracted from the task at hand… but by what?
Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A young woman wearing a wrap garment covering most of her body.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of an angel coming down from the sky.
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.)
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.
Pencil » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A quick sketch of my kitten, done on a letter (yeah, the old-school paper kind) to a friend.
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…
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Bit of a difference from my regular plain androids, this one’s decorated for Mardis Gras.
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.
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 :/
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…
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…
Pen & pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Swept away on a river of dreams…
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.
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.
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…
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 😛
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.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Android sisters, joined at the hip. Though they don’t look very Siamese to me…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A wonderful yoga pose to stretch your spine… if you can get into it.
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….
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Somebody is planning something wicked.
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.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa ???????????? ?????? ??-????????? “hello.”
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.”
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wizardly woman, getting ready to lay some smackdown spells.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An Irish dancer, drawn at an Irish dance show. Mostly drawn in the dark.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Wanted to do a bit of experimentation with hairstyles. Not entirely sure it worked.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I need to remind myself manga proportions and normal proportions are not even remotely similar.
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.
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.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Flirting with… someone.
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.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Not the best elf i’ve ever drawn; something a bit distorted around the face.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa On the sandy, windy beach with a really sticky treat. Yes… this will end well.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa It’s the bifocals of the future!
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.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Resting up after almost being eaten by a down-dog.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’ve been on a yoga kick lately. The down dog keeps trying to eat me, though.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I don’t actually know the name of this pose… i probably should, though.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Some 90-second sketches done using the Posemaniacs.com Thirty Second Drawing app.
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.
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…
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”…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Preparing a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich for lunch. Om nom nom.
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.
Pen and ink, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A drawing of a woman done for the How to Draw People blog.
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick study of a pair of eyes
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick portrait of an imaginary robot. I like the collarbone better than the face :/
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…
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Pajama Rapping: Because only the truly badass can still be badass in eir nightclothes.
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 😛
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Falling asleep, falling dreams, falling in love…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Showin’ off her latest outfit.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a girl seen on a playground outside an elementary school.
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Okay, Boss, done with this job, what’s next?
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Don’t come any closer! I know 42 different ways to kill a man using just a feather duster!
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Very quick sketch of the Maid putting on her favourite dress, over petticoats and Kevlar.
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.
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa First in a series of sketches involving a double-agent maid. Bond ain’t got nothin’ on this chick.
Pencil, 11×8½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I don’t wanna get up yet.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Ridiculously huge powderpuff hairdo.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa From source code to basic software to graphical user interface…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I actually got too bored and lazy to finish this about halfway through. Which is bad for my attempts to Learn Patience, but good for my attempts to Quickly Mellow Myself Out. I’m going to call it a win.
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…
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…
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a dancer, getting ready for the next rehearsal.
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…
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…
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.
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!”
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.
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…
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa All dolled up for her very first night out on the town.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A wee visitor coming to see the Princess.
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Even tiny stars make big explosions.
Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A crocodile infantryman off to join the others in the Great Swamp Battle.
Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa
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.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa An auld goblin… better book it before she turns around…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa More body mods
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Stretching, shrinking, and generally just mutating the human body.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Looking for eagles soaring out from Camel’s Ledge.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Surviving bike wreck: Great. Having to drag mangled bike up a hill: Not so great.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Modified version of yesterday’s two-mouthed skull.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Anatomical concept of a skull split halfway down to result in a two-mouthed person.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Customer at the paint store, who was attempting to talk her boyfriend into painting his car pink.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa
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.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Yesterday’s skull, with a bit more added.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Anatomical drawing of a skull with mouths and eyes reversed.
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.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa
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.
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…”
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A Moon-Elf (also known as Silver Elf) princess.
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…
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a woman floating.
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…
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.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a cartoon kitty.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quite fascinating. Captain, we appear to have a stowaway. And, Captain? E’s organic.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa What happens when an android tries to look over something taller than she.
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.
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.
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 :/
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…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I generally don’t have too much trouble drawing hands. Still, some particular poses are a pain.
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.
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa I’m generally not very good at drawing shoes. Bit of practice here…
Pencil, 3½×2½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Yep, them toddlers can be real demons.
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.
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,…
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!?!
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.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick character design for “Jinny X,” lead violinist for an Irish neo-punk band.
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Another robot in need of a limb replacement…
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.
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…
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?
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…
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…
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.
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….
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A vampire on the prowl. Or is the man in the shadows a vampire hunter? Hmm.
Pencil, 5½×3½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Just a basic hand study. Nothing special.
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…
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…
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….
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.
Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa More pose practicing.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa More sketches from Posemaniac’s thirty second drawing tool.
Pencil, 11×8 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Some quick studies from Posemaniac’s Thirty Second Drawing tool.
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.
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…
Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a goddess ascending from her temple.
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.
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.
Pencil, 8×11 in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Quick sketch of a faerie take-off.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The mum of one of my sister’s friends.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Mum of one of my sister’s friends.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa My sister in her prom outfit.
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.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Just looking for a friend…
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A set of simple doll faces.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A tribal disguise; who knows what he really looks like underneath?
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Okay, so she’s half-snake. She’s still cute. In a reptilian sort of way.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa Study of a girl sitting across the café.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa The sort of person who loves to talk about… well, about pretty much anything.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. » ©2008 Sharon Rosa A solar-powered android, looking up to soak up as much energy as possible.
Pencil, 8×11 in. Just another PoseManiacs practice sketch.
Pencil, 8×11 in. The cyborg crossing guard gets a gas mask. The kid doesn’t. Good to know where the priorities lie.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. I’m not even sure she is a real princess. She’s sure got the MySpace pop-star wannabe look down, though.
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.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. A little bit Gypsy, a little bit Amazon, a little bit wild mountain nomad.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Ladies just can’t resist… the wink.
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.
Pencil, 8×11 in. She’s up to something. I can tell. That kind always are.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Not the sort of pose which should be attempted wihtout reference material. >_
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. The leader of the Greys. She disapproves of abductions, but allows them to keep the peasants amused.
Pencil, 8×11 in. In an awful hurry to get somewhere… or to get away from something.
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.
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.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Most little girls run away from spiders. This one loves ’em.
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…
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.
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…)
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Started off as a quick logo idea, and quickly turned into a full-fledged alien.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Poirot (or, more likely, Hastings) has misplaced his hat, and is not at all impressed by the situation.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. Rough sketch of my youngest sister’s best friend, playing video games while waiting for a concert to start.
Pencil, 3½×5½ in. A quick drawing of my little sister, done at the tea-house where we celebrated her 21st birthday.
3½×5½ in. Catgirl. Well, kittengirl might be more appropriate.
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.
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…
Pencil, 9×11 in. Catwomen don’t do anything halfway. They wake up, they stretch. All the way, man.
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…
Pencil, 9×11 in. Based on a cockatoo’s wing.
Pencil, 9×11 in. Genetically-modified warrior, designed to cause serious damage in hand-to-hand combat.
Pencil, 9×11 in. Cyborg chick versus big, bad robot. I think we all knew what was going to happen.
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…
Pencil, 9×11 in. The eyes creep me out a little. Just a little.
Pencil, 9×11 in. Zero-G, and the cyborgs are still standing at full attention.
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?
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.”
Ink and watercolour, 4×6 in. Implants of the decorative, rather than practical, variety.
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.
Ink and watercolour, 4×6″ I did the initial sketch for this on St. Patrick’s Day. Rock on, Irish girls.
Ink and watercolour, 4×6″ Didn’t put much effort into the fire effect. And i want some fireproof arm-warmers.
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.
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.
Technically monochromatic, but when the one colour is yellow it’s just so… not monochromatic looking.
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.
She doesn’t sing, but she’s got the come-hither look down pat.
Very roughly done full-figure robot sketch.
A bit of an experiment in foreshortened anatomy.
The actual pencil drawing is much smaller than usual today. I thought, as a result, it would likely scan badly, but it came out pretty good. Yay.
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.
Had a good bit of fun drawing the hair. It’s not entirely accurate, but any excuse for dreadlocks…
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.
Quick back angle, with a bit of background shading to bring out the face.
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.
In an elfish mood today. Enjoy.
Been on a bit of a human-animal hybrid kick lately. Yesterday Icarus; today a cat-woman.
Icarus, complete with wings and eagle-mask.
Another waiting-room sketch, without the room this time.
Was going for a bird’s-eye view here, but it didn’t work out as well as i’d hoped. Looks a little surrealist, actually.
Random mermaid, or rather an underwater-girl, as she has neither tail nor gills. I’m not sure how she’s breathing, but i’m sure she’s figured something out.
More Pose Maniacs practise.
Ten figures, done in ten minutes, using the Pose Maniacs 30 Second Drawing for reference.
Significantly better line work today, though still not as good as i’d like. Also i screwed up a bit on colouring the line work.
Tried something new today. I’m not too fond of the line work, but that’s just a general issue i have with hard brushes. One more thing to practise on, i guess.
A childish inner demon. Or is it a devilish inner child?
Got a new Wacom airbrush accessory yesterday. So today, i am discarding Oekaki practice in favour of airbrushing practice. Yay Photoshop.
I like this one. It’s a bit unfinished and rough around the edges, but other than that, i think it’s pretty good. [Oekaki Animation]
Serenity: Not having to listen to the crying baby on the metro. Back to Oekaki. Still suck. Meh.
Another (skipped) February Art-a-Day Challenge, another android face. It doesn’t look at all realistic, and ironically enough i think that’s because i tried too hard to make it look realistic, and it backfired.
Taking a day off from the February Art-a-Day Challenge words to give chrome portraiture another shot. I think the face needs to be further simplified and i need to work on the neck-wires a bit but other than that, i like this.
Duct tape really does solve all problems! [Oekaki Animation]
No comments today.
Originally i was going to draw two ‘droids: a really tiny one carrying a huge sphere and a tall one holding a tiny sphere. Decided against it because my oekaki is funky enough without trying to cram too much stuff into an image. [Oekaki animation]
Introducing the Ruby Slipper Extension for the Dorothy200X. Features include GPS and rocket-power capabilities. Don’t leave home without them! Due to popular demand, our mechanics are now able to adapt the RSE for other systems! Ask your Uncanny Valley Mail-Order Bride dealer about your options. Please note the RSE are entirely incompatible with the WitchVW…
WotD: Clothes Hanger. I couldn’t think of much to draw except a lack thereof. Experimented a bit with monochrome today. I like the closet, not the clothes so muchâ€¦ [Oekaki Animation]
Lesson of the day: I really ought to switch between brush sizes more often. [Oekaki Animation]
Word of the day: Fate I’m not so good at coming up with fate/fortune/destiny related ideas. I did this exact same thing almost a year ago (see: “IF: Fortune”) And the cookie’sâ€¦ likeâ€¦ BACKWARDS today. Because i didn’t use any photo reference. >
Collectible Item. Do Not Remove Original Packaging. This is a pretty shoddy-looking collectible, though, and even with the original packaging i don’t think it’ll fetch much on eBay. Just when i think i’m getting the hang of oekakiâ€¦ i put out something like this. *shudder* [Oekaki Animation] In unrelated news, i have a Twitter account…
Explosion at the Peanut Factory Apparently, the chemical reaction required to make the explosion just happens to be the chemical reaction required to make Styrofoam peanuts turn blue. I’m sure a chemist can explain it properly. [Animation]
“I swear, Bob, the office supplies have started watching us!” All hail our new Post-It overlords. [Animation]
Ain’t nothin’ but a numberâ€¦ [Animation]
I ought not draw calico kittens without a colouring reference of some sort. She looks like a very strange fox. Still cute, though. [Animation]
Yay emo rain. I screwed up quite a bit on the face and i didn’t work on the actual rain nearly as much as i ought to haveâ€¦ but overall i’m happy with this. [Animation]
Nowhere near “finished.” Word of the day: “platonic.” As in, entirely non-sexual. So what do i drawâ€¦ a chick making out with a robot. Well, none of my robots are functional in “that” way. So. Platonic. [Animation] On a completely unrelated note, i finally got my oekaki board prettified. Yayz.
An obsessive-compulsive android andâ€¦ y’know, i’m honestly not entirely sure what it is he’s sorting through. But it will be in order when he’s done! [Animation]
Thought Process of a Geek: “Word of the day: Insanity. Hm, maybe some Sandman fanart, with Delirium? Noâ€¦ wait! Star Trek fanart! With Lord Garth!” â€¦Garth of Izar being an insane character who showed up, once, in the original series of Star Trek. Animation
Freedom! Freedom from the page! ClichÃ©? What? Yeah. Still getting used to oekaki. I’ve been spoiled by pressure-sensitivity >_
In the future, even robots will need taxis. Especially ones like this guy, whose stubby little legs can’t get him to his job at the solar panel factory on time.
She’s all dodgin’ bullets, Neo-in-the-Matrix-style. Though i suppose, as an android, she’s closer to being an Agent than The One.
Same story as yesterday: Addicted to Pose Maniacs. Really random drawing as a result.
Normally i have something in mind when i do my drawingsâ€¦ not today. Today is just a random pose. I’ve become somewhat addicted to Pose Maniacs’ Thirty Second Drawing tool, to the extent that my ten-minute drawing for today was a Pose Maniacs model for 90 seconds followed by nine minutes of adding chrome.
Tried to simplify things a bit by not drawing limbs which don’t directly relate to the image. I’m not sure how i like it yet.
It’s just not a proper cat burglar without a tail.
Ahâ€¦ the chrome is all over the place today. The reflections don’t even match up >
I’m planning on doing some experimenting with different ways to draw chromeâ€¦ soon-ish. Tomorrow or next week. I’ll post the different methods i figure out when i’m done.
Planet Earth didn’t get drawn in very well, but the idea is still there.
Okay, she’s more of a rocket-wing-powered ‘droid than an angel.
A half-finished sketch of Kali 3.0, a soldier-‘bot roughly based on the Hindu goddess of the same name.
I probably should have chromed up the whole thing, but i like the delicate way the face came out, without a bunch of shiny metallic all over it.
Well, i’ve given up on foreshortening, and i’m moving on to chrome and mecha and all that fun stuff ^_^ I don’t know what the wiring of a cyborg mermaid is like, i would imagine one shark attack and she goes all electric-eel.
â€¦I’m starting to get really sick of drawing foreshortening poses. But, i want to stick it out for a full month anyway. Because i’m stubborn like that, to the point that i occasionally drive myself insane. If i can’t come up with anything better than a punch tomorrow, i’ll probably move on to something else….
I really ought to work on my robot-drawing and chrome-shading. >_<
Fresh out of metal weaponsâ€¦ now i’m drawing the free ones ~_^
â€¦I’m running out of weapons-related reference material. Well, except for knives. I’ve always got knives. And a sewing machine could totally count as a weapon.
Aaand it’s back to drawing chrome stuff.
Not sure if this counts as a robot or not. I didn’t feel like drawing chrome today. -_-
More guns, more chrome, and a half-hearted attempt at a tattoo. Presumably some fake airbrushed-on tattoo – i don’t know of any artists with tattoo needles strong enough to ink metal.
Drawing “light-sabres” is for jedi. Here’s some real weaponry. ~_^
Completely forgot to post earlier. Oi. Anywayâ€¦ Yet another fembot. I tried to draw her fighting with a lightsaber* today. Came out looking a bit more like a radioactive pacifier, methinks, but that’s what practising is meant to doâ€¦ show where the problem spots are, so i can improveâ€¦ though i’m not sure i want…
ZOMG, i actually drew metal on my android today. Doesn’t happen every time, folks.
Another mecha drawing, which does not look like mecha because i didn’t bother making her all shiny like proper mecha should be.
I don’t think i’ll ever tire of drawing androids and mecha. Pirates and ninjas and such are fun, but robots are forever.
The drawings of foreshortened limbs under the fabric are getting better, i think, but it’s hard to tell under the fabric. Something to practice next month, maybe.
It’s so much easier to draw a foreshortened arm than a foreshortened arm in a sleeve. Sigh.
I suppose this could count as LOTR fan-artâ€¦ though as to what scene it is, i’m completely clueless.
Look, i drew a hat this time 😛 Maybe if i’d done that with the pirate, he’d have looked more pirate-ish.
Not quite as cheerful a pirate today. Maybe he’s mad at me for drawing him so he looks more like an elf than a proper pirate.
It’s not a proper New Year without pirates. Arrr.
Actual conversation with younger sibling: “That’s really good.” “Thanks.” “I guess it must be a girl, huh? Because it has long hair?” “â€¦No. Boys can have long hair, too.” “Really?” “â€¦Yes. Now stop stalling and go do [whatever it was she was supposed to be doing at the moment].”
Attempting some WordPress-fixing today, which may or may not break the front page. Ironically enough, i don’t think it’ll affect the blog at all (at least, what i’m doing today won’t. Tomorrow is a whole other story.)
â€œGet the Lead Outâ€? was something one of my art teachers started when i was in high school. I don’t think it ever quite made it to the internet – while Sue does have a website, she’s not too tech-savvy (which is a shame, really; i would love to read a blog by her). Anyway,…
This was originally going to be some super-hero-style flying, but i never finished drawing the body. As such it looks a bit more like a half-finished drawing of someone piloting a jet at Mach 10.
And thus begins a month of foreshortening sketches.The front arm looks okay but the back arm isn’t as foreshortened as i want it to be.
I think i ought to spend a whole month or so doing sketches which involve foreshortening in some way or another. I could use the practise.
Doctor Who fans will get this before anyone else. Got some new pens for Christmas; don’t quite have the hang of them yet. And spent more time trying to figure them out than making the drawing actually look good. Tomorrow will be better, i think.
Letter from child to Santa: Dear Santa,My Daddy is very worried about Global Warming. Could you please fix it?– Virginia Response from Santa: Dear Virginia,Tell your daddy to go live in an arctic desert for a few centuries before he complains about global warming. I ain’t lettin’ go of my tropical paradise.– Santa Merry Christmas,…
Started off as a sketch of an alien character from a story i wrote some time agoâ€¦ and then went through a series of changes including Magical Goddess, Jungle Girl, and Anti-Arachnid Super-Hero. Imaginary characters are like four-year-olds; sometimes the only way to get them to stay still long enough to draw them is to…
I’m actually not sure how common the “M” hand symbol is in Moscow – i’ve only ever seen it once.Then again, i’ve only been to Moscow once, for one day, two and a half years ago. And that one day was not exactly spent hanging with Muskovite hip-hop elite.But – i don’t know of any…
I love cold weather but some of the other aspects of winter – i.e., half-melted piles of snow which re-freeze into large, sloping masses of ice – i could do without.
I’m evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they’re letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog. It covers: The best blogging techniques. How to get traffic to your blog. How to turn your blog into money. I’ll let you know what…
Oi, haven’t posted in a while. Haven’t done Illustration Friday for a while, either – but i’ve got a new screen-capture programme, and i think i might make a video of the next digital picture i do (which will likely be next week’s Illustration Friday). Of course it depends at least partly on how much…
I went to a Seamus Kennedy concert last night. Lots of hand-clapping-along-with-the-music and foot-stamping and loudly-singing-along and general merriment. I see Seamus at least twice a year and most of the time i give him a little bit of gift art:I don’t like this particular one, but Seamus did, which is what really matters. Showed…
Man i haven’t updated a sketch in forever um, several days. I bought a new Wacom Intuos3â€¦ i’m planning on getting an airbrush accessory for it at some point in the near future but i want to wait until my upcoming money issues (moving, returning to college, switching jobs, Ð¸ Ñ‚.Ð´.) are sorted out. I…
Didn’t quite finish… ah well. Anyway. We can all safely guess who will be picked last, yes?
Gettin’ all the back sketches outta the way at once this time.
Kickass awesome writer Kurt Vonnegut died last night. Aside from being a good writer, he was just plain ol’ cool. For example, he recently did interviews in Second Life. Freakin’ Second Life. I suppose it’s possible he just did the voice recordings, and someone else logged in to create and control his avatar, but in…
About a month after i fell behind, and i’m finally caught up with my massive sketch backlog. Yay!
Yay, back from Pennsylvania and my semi-non-existent intarweb. I’ll be double-posting for the next week or so ’til everything’s caught up.
I’m leaving for PA tomorrow morning. I’m not entirely sure yet if this will be updated at all while i’m goneâ€¦ this computer isn’t set up to work with the internet where i’ll be staying (yet), and i’m not bringing my scanner with me. If i can get the internet connection working, i’ll update with…
Demon II Jumping
Internet went out this weekend. Bah. Demon Ð?Ð° Ð±Ð°Ñ€Ðµ Â«Bennigan’sÂ»
I finally got my scanner set up. Yup, i’m slooow. Spider Spider II Really bad day Really bad day II Shading exercise
Finally catching up a bit. Soooo far behind.
Making up for lost posts. I’m back at my mum’s house for a full month for the holidays, and my scanner took longer than it should to set up.
I think the RSS feed is the most recent bit of code to commit hara-kiri. This, i want to fix, and quicklyâ€¦
From yesterday. Probably the only back-image i’ll post, too. I very much want to figure out something to do with all the other older images. I’ll work on that much later, though. Right now i’m pretty busy. I seem to have a problem with individual posts and CSS not working well together *sigh* Other than…
Just kidding, folks. I’m too inept to even set up Blogger. (edit)OR NOT. It works now, yays! So, to-do list:– Fix links in website to redirect here instead of to sketchblog.php– Re-post some pictures, and try to figure out something to do about the way-back ones i don’t feel like reposting (seeing as i have…