Benjamin Franklin

2014-08-28

Look at this smug jerk.

Friendly Jumping Spider

2014-08-27

I don’t have a specific species for this one. The reference I used didn’t specify, and there are waaaay too many species of jumping spider to figure it out. But you know, all jumping spiders are cool. They have great eyesight. Just look at those peepers.

Baby Zebra Caricature
Equus burchellii

2014-08-26

Aw, look at the little zebraaaaa. This is a caricature of what is commonly called a plains zebra—the ones you always see in herds on the savannah when you watch nature documentaries. There are other species of zebras, but this is the only one that has stripes go all the way around the belly. They live in a large swath across southeastern Africa.

Encyclopedia of Life

Free Faces

2014-08-25

Practicing some quick faces.

Silhouette Practice

2014-08-22

Didn’t know what I was drawing before I put the stylus down, but we ended up with some creepy Bond henchman and an anachronistic, I don’t know, Doctor Who character.

Donald Duck

2014-08-21

Wow, four days without an update, I’m really sorry about that. I had to break my streak to finish another project, but then I went into a funk that lingered a few days. Oh well, let’s hope this breaks the ice.

This comes from a sketch I did over the weekend. shewalkslikethundermeesetrax, and I were doing 5 minute art challenges. This came from the “Disney” prompt.

Grey Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis

2014-08-14

Super quick one today because I have other things on my plate. Plus yesterday’s line drawing made me want to do more. Here’s an arboreal rodent for you.

Encyclopedia of Life

Ralph Marsden

2014-08-13

Today I drew the character I play as with my roleplaying group, Ralph Marsden, aka Luke Drummond. It’s set in 1924 and we investigate all sorts of paranormal happenings. We’ve been playing for over three years now, and I’ve never officially drawn him. But the GM is commissioning an artist to draw a group photo of all the characters, so I gotta get this down. There you have it, Ralph.

Pacific Seahorse
Hippocampus ingens

2014-08-12

These dudes live in the ocean from southern California down to Chile. Seahorses are actually really shitty swimmers, which you can kinda tell when you look at them. Where are your control surfaces, dude? But that’s okay, they compensate with that prehensile tail of theirs, which they use to grab on to coral. Then they wait and slurp up anything small enough that floats by into their little snout. Reproduction in the seahorse world is famously reversed from how we do it. The female shoots her eggs into the male’s baby pouch, and the fertilization happens there. The dad then carries the babies to term, at which point they are completely independent of their parents at birth.

Painting wise, I’m not sooo happy with this one. It looked good in black and white, but I feel like I muddled it up when I went to color.

Encyclopedia of Life

6th Anniversary
2014-08-11
In honor of Elyse and my 6th anniversary, here is a little drawing of us. She’s been with me through thick and thin, and this is the least I could do to show my gratitude in these meager times. Thank you Elyse for standing by me, I love you very much. :>

6th Anniversary

2014-08-11

In honor of Elyse and my 6th anniversary, here is a little drawing of us. She’s been with me through thick and thin, and this is the least I could do to show my gratitude in these meager times. Thank you Elyse for standing by me, I love you very much. :>