Sunday, April 29, 2012

Two posts in one week? What the hell?! This is one of many commissions in the needle felting queue, as I work through the projects that will pay off Boo's bills! I seem to be averaging one feltie a week but I will have to hit the gas on these. Anyway, this is Socrates! She will be traveling to Europe with her soon-to-be-made partner. This pose was challenging for me and there's certainly some stuff I will do differently next time, but all in all I am happy with her and hope that her new owner will be too! I am doing that time-lapse I have been promising of the next rattie in a week, so we'll see how all that goes!
At the moment I am not accepting any more commissions, as I am plenty busy for the next couple of months with these, but I will let you all know if and when that changes :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I needed to draw something for myself, I've been doing a lot of freelance and whatnot and drawing has become a bit of a chore. :( So in anticipation of Shane Prigmore's lecture tomorrow night at UC Berkeley, I decided to pay homage to - wait, I wanted to borrow ideas OH FINE I YOINKED PARTS OF HIS STYLE BUT HOW CAN YOU BLAME ME?! <3 So what's the deal in this image? My boyfriend has a very "special needs" kind of kitty. She's very lovable but is sharp at the wrong times and falls down a lot. So I figured I'd draw something I'd expect of her, if Rez didn't have a cordless mouse, that is. There's a lot that I am not happy with on this one, but it certainly felt good to get the stylus moving again. I need to pick up steam and do regular illustrations again. Now back to work!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


More development sketches for Laloo, as seen in the post below this one. There is never a shortage of inspiration or personality whenever I research dog breeds. Can you spot the Bedlington terrier?

I will be cleaning these guys up to match Laloo's vectored look and posting those when I can. I often find that I can be at war with vectors, particularly when doing cleanup on rough sketches like these. Even if I was using traditional media for the final polish, there is always a little something lost when you pare 6 lines down to just one. I find that at the end of the day, if I just let vectors BE vectors and not graphite/linework, there is a happy medium to be found.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Checking in with some character explorations! This is Laloo, star of his own books on iPad, Laloo the Red Panda by Laloo LLC. Available soon in the app store! (Email if you wanna know more!) He's got some doggie friends, but they're still on the drawing board, so let this little red panda keep you sated until then :)

I also wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has commissioned me in the last month! In the weeks to come I will be hunkering down with the felt and fulfilling orders, so keep an eye on your inboxes and later, mail boxes. I am happy to say that over HALF of Boo's bills have been covered in commission sales, which is more than I had ever hoped. Thank you again so much <3