Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book cover: Elder's Pride - Part 1

August 2016 sketches drawn in preparation for my friend Robert's book cover! His novel, Elder's Pride, focuses on a group of Smilodon fatalis in the California Pleistocene. It's a fantastic read, and if you're familiar with Robert T. Bakker's Raptor Red, you're going to want to keep your eyes peeled.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

30 Day (Personal) Monster Girl Challenge (December 2016)

Tiny announcement drawing of my Paradigm Chimera harpy, now named Grizelle.

I love working from printed reference.

I never finished outlining Grizelle's face - oops!

Older sketchbook work and Skully used as reference for Tourniquet.

2006 illustration (framed) and older sketches as reference.

Partial reference for my Moraunx warrior, Plybestra.

I used my Schleich Therizinosaurus toy to help me draw Atriaph's face.

Hurray for different body types! Shika Noriah (left) and Cobra Venom (right) are a couple.

Gavabu (left) and Gesarke (right) are rivals of sorts.

Nique (left) and her daughter Ceruliko (right) have been with me since the early 2000s.

First piece of fan art for the challenge: Demona from Gargoyles

More fan art: Lying Cat from Saga.

Hello, 2017. It's about time I started blogging again!

Starting off with some backlogged 30 Day (Personal) Monster Girl Challenge posts. I shared most of them to my Instagram, but I've included some extra progress shots. I certainly kept myself busy during December! I began at home and finished while visiting my family in California.

This was the perfect opportunity to explore my characters' appearances and stories, and to include some fun creature studies and fan art.