This piece is pretty large for me. It’s on a 14×11″ piece of vellum paper that started out white. Each petal was colored in, individually, with 3 red color pencils and 3 cool grey pencils. I use prismacolor pencils. The flowers took me nearly a month and the the cat took me only a few hrs lol. It will be on Christmas cards this year and I look forward to knowing my art is bringing holiday cheer.
I’m pretty sure I’m gonna hear from someone how poinsettia are poisonous to kitties but I think this guys safe. 😉 don’t you.
So many people ask me over and over “why do you talk about the holidays months out?” It’s simple really, if I’m on time for the holiday I’m late. No ones buying halloween stuff to be delivered within a week the day before Halloween. It’s really that simple. So, on that note. Here is a super cute grey mouse inside a very surprised Jack-o-lantern called he’s more afraid of you.
Challenge one was figuring out how to show the segments of the Jack-o-lantern without outlining the entire thing (trust me that looked crappy)
Challenge two was I apparently don’t own a lot of shades of orange. Just 5 which sounds like a lot but isn’t. So supplement warm grey in cause Orange is a warm color (usually). That and the mouse had to be a different shade of grey. He’s cool grey.
This was done with Copic marker and liner.
So, Magic was my last commission of the convention. He supposedly had plenty of full-character badges, but no busts. Well, I am certainly able to remedy that! His character sheet mentioned his hobby was writing, so I felt the need to incorporate it.
Getting the blue right took a bit of work. I ended up using two shades of blue, and working up the rest with 8 shades of grey. I suppose he will have to write about the other 42 shades (I hear there is big money in books about grey)
This piece was done using Copic markers on Strathmore Bristol 500 vellum paper.
This commission was for Leandro. He asked for his character as a toddler. He is a Manticore Pirate King. The Manticore part was easy, but the Pirate King aspect was a bit harder. I had originally suggested a sword, probably a wooden one, but he was not really into the suggestion (given we are talking about a toddler). I thought about a tricorn hat, but that would obscure his horns. So instead I went with a onesie and plenty of gold to convey his successful pirate life!
This piece was done with Copic markers on Strathmore Bristol 500 vellum paper.
First! (Had to do it)
I was really honored by this commission! Leon’s parents wanted someone to make him his very first art badge for his very first convention. Considering he is only 9 months old, I imagine his collection over the years will be impressive, but I hope this badge will have a special place in his heart.
His fursona is a white tiger/ fox hybrid. His mane hasn’t grown in at this point, but there are hints of things to come in this piece. The pose is from an adorable picture provided by his parents. Hopefully someday down the line I can do another for him.
The final badge is done in Copic markers on Strathmore Bristol 500 vellum. The background takes a special technique I picked up from a Copic class I took a while ago. I will have to go into it a bit more in a different post someday.