That pugfish is pure gold. Sucks your scanners broken, I was hoping to see some stuff from the sketchcrawl up. I cant really say anything though since I dont even have a scanner at all. Anyway, it was cool hanging out on the sketchcrawl. I'm going to try to organize another meetup this weekend but I remember you saying you couldnt make it. I'll shoot you PMs as stuff is worked out.
The silhouette on the rats is wicked. Great sketches (looking through your real one @ sketchcrawl was awesome, too)... the rat one I could almost see on a tee-shirt..
I really like how you're staying versatile, doing your life drawings and sketches as well as the cartoons and designs. It pays off to be able to do both, and plus it's rewarding personally 'cause you can draw stuff no matter what you think up.
Hey steph, we had a great time at the sketchcrawl didn't we, it was really awesome to finally meet you. Can't wait for our next engagement. Btw, you have a solid sb, really love your line work. your characters have great personality. Can't wait to see more.
Erilaz: Thanks hon! Wish I could see you this December ._. Maybe I'll just send a holiday Pugfish your way instead...
Jedmo: thanks dude, was great to meet you last week! I fixed my scanner issue -turns out the answer was right in front of my eyes this whole time. I just used the adaptor for my speakers for the scanner and presto!
Oldn00b: Thank you!
Zarett: Hey Emma! Thanks so much for the feedback, I was contemplating putting the rats on a mousepad (ratpad?) actually. I was blown away by your sketchbook when I saw it, btw! Mike and I's plot to kill you is on hold for now... we want to see more brain mana spill onto your pages... for now.
maxetormer: Merci! ^_^
Nineself: Hey, thanks! Takes someone witha lotta guts to admit they like chibis Lord knows I'll end up doodling more soon.
Dark: Was awesome to meet you too! Yes, we must all do another sketch jam. I will keep you all posted as to when that Aquarium trip is taking place!
Ok, so like I said, scanner is no longer an issue. So I scanned the prelim drawings for Pugfish! Yes, there was forethought involved. I'm shameless.
I think I have a recurring character on my hands...
So aside from Puggy, I took a few minutes to Pimp My Own Elfwood. Of course, I used one of my own drawings from when I was 14 years old. This is my obligatory, "zomg totally original!!!1!!1" Sonic the Hedgehog character, Twist. She's a very butch mouse and apparently a semi-ninja who has problems with flashbacks.
So I took a few minutes to take a second pass on her. I thought about making her a kangaroo rat... but I think I failed on most counts. Still, I might revisit her someday.
Carnifex - hah, thanks dude! Pugfish is still evolving though, who knows what form he could take on next... I'm thinking hammerhead shark for the next round
Just wanted to add some zoo sketches from yesterday that I forgot. These aren't terribly exotic animals sadly - I got to the zoo right when it was closing so I had to rush and stay in one area. Poo.
Fruitbats and lemurs..
Oh, the camel in the upper left was SUCH A TEASE! She was flagrantly presenting herself to this completely dense male who was just like, "ah duurrr?" and only when she got sick of trying did he wanna get busy. She, of course, did what any woman would do after such a display, and told him to gtfo. ^_~
lol @ cameltoe. Nice animal sketches. And I like the redesign of your old character. I used to make little profile dossier things about my characters too. With random things like favorite foods and such. You didnt miss much by missing the "sketchgroup" yesterday. Me and Darktwin were the only people that made it out. Keep watching the thread though. I will make a regular group happen one way or another.
0kelvin: Hey, thank you! I was watching some of my friends draw animals and they sort of did the same thing, with adding personality and not really worrying about having an exact replica of what they were seeing. It seemed like the way to go And yes, PLEASE unearth those Sonic drawings!
Jedmo: Hey! Yeah, I guess that defines a concept artist - someone who compulsively overthinks the personalities of their characters. I'm sorry I couldn't make it the other day, really the next 2 weeks are bad for me since I have a guest visiting from Boston. But I will get back into the group afterwards!
Ok, so the Pugfish have become a daily thing for me. Mostly. Here are the last couple of day's doodles:
CuttlePug: Docile, intelligent and an evolutionary mystery. It's gaping maw houses a bouquet of short tentacles, used for various feeding and mating activities.
GulperPug: Resembling the Gulper Eel, the GulperPug inhabits the "Twilight Zone" of the ocean, feeding on the stray CuttlePug or WhalePug carcass. A living specimen has yet to be caught...