Friday, September 18, 2009

will draw for cash

I'm suddenly finding myself in another I-hate-my-art phase, so here's some finished work that was commissioned from me by some very nice people over the past few months. :)

Picture for a friend of her vampire character. I was supposed to draw inspiration from the Who song 'Behind Blue Eyes'. I was happy to do something a little different from what I'm used to.

technicalities: sketched on paper, scanned, coloured in Photoshop.

A badge/nametag for my friend Mazie, of her beautiful whippet Ballie. ♥ whippets are my favourite kind of dog and I hope to have one someday.

technicalities: sketched and inked traditionally on cardstock, coloured with Prisma pencils and marker, cut out and laminated.

A drawing of my friend Mike's dodo character Randy! He paid for this by buying me a ticket for Up in 3D.

technicalities: sketched on recycled paper, coloured with Prisma pencils.

Pet portrait commission of the customer's four dogs: (top to bottom) Katie, Nemesis, Pepsi, and Kona. I love drawing pet portraits, it makes people so happy to get renditions of their 'babies'. and everyone knows I am all about the happy.

technicalities: sketched on paper, scanned, inked and coloured in Photoshop.

it's good to be commissioned to do art! makes me feel productive and useful.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

based on a true story

also starring Chris and Gio

okay, the spit-take I made up, but the conversation was only mildly edited. also I conveniently erased Brian from this scene. sorry, Brian. it was an artistic choice.

I need to draw people I know more. and really just draw more in general blargh. hope everyone had a better summer than me! :)