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Sometimes-freckly bird girl, self-indulgently doodled while procrastinating last fall.

Sometimes-freckly bird girl, self-indulgently doodled while procrastinating last fall.

I always have a backlog of museum sketches to archive. These are almost all from a roadtrip to Maine last summer: left are contemporary Inuit carvings in antler & ivory/bone from the Perry MacMillan Arctic Museum (I wish I had taken better notes on the artists; I really love Inuit art). Right are mostly things from the Bowdoin Art Museum, which had a number of notably mediocre nude ladies and one really ballin’ one (Athens personified).

Illustration for shukyou’s story, “The Red Woman,” in this month’s Bang Bang Shousetsu! The full ezine issue is here, and you can read “The Red Woman” here. It is a lesbicious tale full of dragons and magic and despots and an ill-tempered sorceress and everything else that is good in life. In retrospect, I am slightly ashamed I did not make the illustration itself more lesbicious. Expect human-form dragon fanservice in the near future.
Progress documentation: Thumb and sketch, color rough.

Illustration for shukyou’s story, “The Red Woman,” in this month’s Bang Bang Shousetsu! The full ezine issue is here, and you can read “The Red Woman” here. It is a lesbicious tale full of dragons and magic and despots and an ill-tempered sorceress and everything else that is good in life. In retrospect, I am slightly ashamed I did not make the illustration itself more lesbicious. Expect human-form dragon fanservice in the near future.

Progress documentation: Thumb and sketchcolor rough.

Fungus dryad?

High Noon in the Poison Garden 
(here on deviantart)

High Noon in the Poison Garden 

(here on deviantart)

Is it just me or are doublets one of the most handsome items of clothing ever invented? 

For reasons greatly but not entirely having to do with Taissa Farmiga, I couldn’t stop myself from watching most of this season of American Horror Story, even though it was reprehensible garbage. (Other reasons include: witches, Lily Rabe.)

I’m working yet again on understanding digital color. I used to work in an unreasonable number of adjustment layers; working in one layer of flats for these was immensely clarifying.

Top is ink sketches (and a bit of brushpen) and Photoshop; bottom is all Photoshoppe.

[here on deviantart]
Repost with a couple edits -

[here on deviantart]

Repost with a couple edits -

"Birdie" (hypercreative placeholder nickname) is one of several variations on an X-Men fan character I’ve had since I was a teenager. Ahahaha.
Plus bonus visiting sphinx girl!

"Birdie" (hypercreative placeholder nickname) is one of several variations on an X-Men fan character I’ve had since I was a teenager. Ahahaha.

Plus bonus visiting sphinx girl!

Near Dark is one of the most viscerally enjoyable, deliciously textured vampire movies I’ve ever seen (up with 30 Days of Night for excellence in nasty-ass vampiredom), up until the last 10 minutes, which gave me cavities. Hurk blurk cute morality.
Here’s some rough fanart for the horrendously sexy Diamondback; more should come in the future. Next time, her hair will be more accurate (i.e. bigger).

Near Dark is one of the most viscerally enjoyable, deliciously textured vampire movies I’ve ever seen (up with 30 Days of Night for excellence in nasty-ass vampiredom), up until the last 10 minutes, which gave me cavities. Hurk blurk cute morality.

Here’s some rough fanart for the horrendously sexy Diamondback; more should come in the future. Next time, her hair will be more accurate (i.e. bigger).