Thursday, May 24, 2007

i like ponies (and hate thinking up subjects)

I ordered my Moo cards tonight! JOY! I think I picked 20-odd pictures for them :)

Personify The Tacky Food Picture. Works every time.

The redhead was a girl sitting near me. She looked like she belonged on an early 60's magazine cover, wearing a buttercup yellow sunfrock and matching poodle.

Molly decided today that she is a British shorthair tabby and if she knew what cat macros were, she would NOT be impressed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm looking at the man in the mirror...

Another raid-the-old-periodicals night.
I can't believe I was born in this decade. How EMBARASSING!

And brats these days say we looked ridiculous in the 80's...

I write half the captions myself, others are actual copy from the ads in question.

Joyeux Anniversaire, M. Remi

Tintin and Asterix were the most borrowed library books of my childhood (to the chagrin of my mother, who wanted me to read books WITHOUT pictures!). The world needs Tintin again. The US MIGHT be a lot nicer to Europe if our plucky Belgian boy reporter took on the terrorists. Picture Osama running screaming from a foxhole with Milou tenaciously hanging onto his butt.

In other news, I've decided to end my current run of Pinup Disney Girls (see last entry). Time for a break, I think ;)
For those of you who missed it, the series starred:
Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Briar Rose, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Mulan, Snow White, Jane Porter, Megara, Esmeralda, Malificent, Kidagakash and Capt. Amelia.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Happy Sketch Crawl

My contribution is.. kinda tiny, but I didn't forget!
Husband had to work yesterday, so I took myself out for coffee. The cafe was nice and full, so I ended up with a pretty okay batch of faces.

We went bowling last night with friends, of which my best friend Nikki makes two appearences on the sketches I made there.
I look at other artists with their cool sketchbooks of people-watching and when I do it, I invariably end up with just heads. I guess I just think faces are interesting :)

(she didn't REALLY do a voodoo dance, I just wanted someone to blame because I missed several easy spares ;p)

The weather has been fining up and aren't I LOVING IT!!!!

Over on dA, I've been keeping the masses happy with my Retro Disneygirls series. Ah well, they're enjoying themselves, even if their grammar makes me despair /_\.
This is probably my favourite one I've done so far. Making Cinderella into a pinup girl was TOO easy and TOO fun.

Oh, and I now have my own Myspace now, so if you have one too, fellow artists, I'd love to friend :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Why Disney Heroines suck

Because they WON'T LEAVE ME ALONE!!! Just when I think I've GOT all the Disney fanart out of my system, I find all this stuff in my old books that I never finished but which still look okay and I want to finish them and argh.
My sketchbook collection dates back to May 1984. That was when I was in hospital for an operation and my mother bought me a sketchbook to pass the time. That's where the dynasty started.
Yesterday I did a spine count and as of now, I have no fewer than EIGHT sketchbooks all in various stages of being filled. Oy, damn me and my fetish for nice new blank books...
Some of them are new, some of them have been in action since last year. Not only that, but I discovered that I hadn't numbered and chronicled any completed sketchbooks since around 2000.
So that killed half an hour. THAT'S where I found a whole bunch of sketches or scribbled notes for other Disney gal fanart I wanted to try.

Yeah, I'm one of those freaks who actually ENJOYED working at Disney and loves the characters. Yes, I like drawing Disney girls. Pretty toon girls rock.

So last night I whipped up a couple more 'retro pinup'-style pics of Ariel and Jasmine (they're over on my dA account) which made my message box explode with fangirl squee. Tonight I felt like going even simpler and did this little Mary Blair-inspired piece:

Monday, May 14, 2007

Kick off your Sunday Shoes

It's 80's day!!
Time to grab an old issue of Glamour and the squeakers...

Every decade has its silly model poses. In the 80's, it was 'airborne'.

touch of Photoshop for the skin - the paper didn't blend very well.
Funny thing about tooning 80's fashion - it's IMPOSSIBLE to make the hair too big.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Dodge Dart in my cafe's parking lot. Possibly a 1963.
Portlanders luvs them awesome old cars.
(yeah the front wheel is meant to be distorted. I started out trying to caricature the car...)

Hunter in the grass is a gas, baby. Can you dig it?

Just felt like sketching a real-life Tink. Better description over here

Thursday, May 03, 2007

New face

There's a final piece in Rosie's world that still had to be added.
With every Master must come... an apprentice.

Meet Joe. As average as his name, all Joe wants is someone to show him the way. To let him know he's not ENTIRELY useless and worthy of a purpose in this world.
Rosie has found her True Minion.

Could these three take over the world? Possibly.

Burns and Allen, Gleason and Carney, Savage and Hyneman....

Another rejected design for Joe, done to set proportions with Edie and Rosie. Scott and I decided he looked a bit too Schroeder and not enough Charlie Brown.

Sketch from the pocket book - I dunno why Tina came out decked like a Rainbow Brite Christmas Tree, she just DID.

Mucking around with brush pens.