Sunday, March 15, 2015
Unfinished, just for fun. I go on a drawing spree everytime I buy myself shine-y new felt tip pens. This one didn't make it into my portfolio for the Game Developers Conference this year.
I generally don't like to label my work anime, since I feel it brands me as the nerdy, computer bound, reclusive type. And that's just to close to home to be comfortable...
Friday, March 13, 2015
Working the Sakura Microns and the Pentel brush pens for some comicbook style inking!
The inspiration for this came from reading about middle-eastern religious beliefs surrounding the "spirits" associated with corpses and human bones. It stood out to me that a "four-eyed" dog had protective powers in regards to these spirits (this is the type of anthropological factoid that somehow sticks in my head indelibly).
In my head I saw a dog with four literal eyes, and I'm unsure why i took the more realistic approach. I've vowed to next draw something truly strange to make up for dropping the ball at an obvious weirdness opportunity.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014
Detail of "Ball"
After two weeks of alternating frustration and success, I feel over-all pleased with this idyllic scene of man (?) and dog at play.
This perhaps marks a turning point in my choice of medium. My comfort and preference for digital painting and use of the Bamboo Wacom tablet has markedly improved. I'm still struggling with texture, and am curious about my options in Photoshop.
I want to thank my niece, Kali, for her feedback on this work. Her youthful viewpoints are unique and insightful.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This is the beloved, immortal bodhisattva holding a lotus flower that symbolized the blooming of the enlightened mind, I think...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
|Katsten, Jessicat, Phillip, Alastor, & Old Man Sprout|
I have half a mind to restart my old comic series - The Adventures of Katsten, which features a clowder of alley cats with a Freegan attitude. An adventure awaits them when they are uprooted from their makeshift town and forced into the wild blue yonder. Led by the aspiring leader and philosopher Katsten and her best friend Jessicat the skillful craftscat, the group bravely ventures where no feline has gone before, meeting new friends and adversaries along the way.
Posted by Kristen at 5:12 PM
Monday, May 13, 2013
An old drawing of the Sphinx I made several years ago that I found in the same box as the cyberpunk drawing. The lion body has been given more substance and realistic features. I kept her face cat-like, but still very human. As of yet, I am still considering the wings that extend from her arms.
Posted by Kristen at 12:59 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
What a great camping trip in the Los Padres Forest. I spent most of my time reading and relaxing (and maybe a few minutes oogling a super-cute camp ranger). Flocks of turkey, meandering deer and gnarled oaks -- my type of thing!