Animals and Gods

February 11, 2010

Bubble Gum ZebraI just felt like drawing a baby zebra.  And some how, through no will of my own, it came out pink. These things happen I guess.  I’m sure in a parallel universe there is a drawing just like this that’s chartruse.

I don’t really know why, but I felt like drawing a somewhat realistic illustration of Badger, Badger Mushroom.  But I wanted it to be kind of subtle.  I like the way it turned out.  Badger, badger…

This is an illustration I did for my sister as a gift.  She studies international politics and religions, so I thought she would enjoy this.  The animal is a tanuki, a Japanese spirit animal that causes mischief and carries around sake.



January 26, 2010

Today I am posting some marker illustrations.  I use Chartpak AD markers on Bienfang marker paper.  The pen I use keeps changing, still trying to find one I really like that doesn’t bleed once I add color.  So far Micron is winning, but I want to look for something that feels a little smoother.  The only one that doesn’t use a pen is the girl with the mohawk.  I drew her in pencil on regular drawing paper, then put the marker paper on top so I could see where I needed to color, then scanned both images into Photoshop and put the line work on top.  I think I make want to retrace the pencil work onto the marker paper, so I can have a completed hard copy, but it was fun to experiment.