Friday, January 13, 2012

The Future of this Blog

Hey guys! Well, as you may know, I've ran out of image space for blogger. This is okay for my writing blog, where I only post the odd image, but it's not so great for this sketch blog. Some of the problems and things I haven't liked about this blog are all the sketchy crap (probably a lot more easily hidden in my deviantART scraps) and the scheme. Well, to get to the point, I've started a tumblr. This blog may stay in operation, but it might not. As a writer, I don't have a lot of time on my hands for internet stuff, but I'll do my best to keep this place updated with sketchy stuff. :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Run, Run, Run!


Commentary here. Click the thumbnail to see this picture BIGGER! :D

First Sketch Dump of 2012!

AND the first one in MONTHS! (Fail.) Click on them to see them all larger.

PhotobucketThis one is to be a colour test, since I want to update Eqaetz's (the horses) colouring to be more realistic. It was also a test to try to draw an Sloveniskan Elven Horse that looked like I want them too, so this is also concept art.

PhotobucketHere's a concept of another race/breed off elven horse from the country of Silaine. Silaine's rainforests were long ago razed and it's a very flat place, so its horses have evolved to be lighter bodied and longer legged and in some areas, they must where fabric dustmasks as shown to protect their lungs. Despite their swifter anatomy (I went for 'arabesque') these guys aren't actually faster than Sloveniskan Elven Horses as they have lost their ability to use magic, a side effect of inbreeding.

PhotobucketConcept art for a long established species of animal on the Sloveniskan/drakoon continent. They're used for meat, leather and carrying goods and they are described as being approximately the size of a house. They make horse-sized as-dragon drakoon look tiny!

PhotobucketConcept art for long established character (but rarely drawn) Vera of Daru. She's rarely drawn because she likes being difficult.

PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketConcept art for 'The Prayer Fulfilled.' To be coloured. On a side note, kiri look stupid when I draw their heads from the side.

PhotobucketRough thumbnail storyboard for a personal comic or animation sequence titled 'Sugar Pony.'

PhotobucketThe inky beginnings of a gift piece for a friend. :)

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CM Pila Roman Cavalier - Preview Photos


PhotobucketClick to see a full body shot.

But for now, here you go!


Also, I've at last discovered the beauty of photobucket .html codes, so posts will start happenin' again. (FINALLY!)


For now, enjoy the hoss. :) (She was done months ago... )


Pila was customized from a Breyer Ruffian who was kind of scuffed.


I gave her extensive leg feathering, 'mare bits' and a partial resculpt of the underside of her head. She was painted in many, many layers of transparent acrylic paint into a nice shade of bay. Hopefully I do more customs like her! I'm pretty fond of her with her nice cute face and fluffy legs! She has the attitude of a horse who tries really, really hard for her master and I like that. She's a sweetie.

PhotobucketClick to see a full body shot.

Until next time! (Hopefully with better pictures....)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Saffron WIP

Animal species in need of an official name... may just be called a saffron....

These guys appear as falcons in my book AOH, but in the rework, they'll look like this. 'Saffron' for some of their feathers, which are bright red.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Life's Gamble

Percy Jackson & Blackjack the pegasi belong to the excellent author Rick Riordan. This is fanart, and an experiment in painting without lines.

God of War

Dedicated to my buddy Ski-Machine, who loves Kazik and his species.

Inspired by a very cool part that is in the last version of my manuscript Emperor's Blood.