bird roughs


You are the Protector of the Small. You see real people in the humans and animals overlooked by your peers. There will always be work for you."—The Chamber of the Ordeal to Kel 

Keladry of Mindelan from Tamora Pierce’s Tortall series. Finished this one up a month ago but have been slow to post. I think my favorite part of this one was painting the birds and the rough thumbs, she was fun to pose out. The patterns in the bg were influenced by Japanse patterns since Kel is from the Yamani Islands. Next one on my list is Daine, hopefully will get that done soon! 

Rough-Legged Hawk
I found this hawk few years ago near the hot spring creek along the Red Rock Highway.
Nikon D80, Aperture Priority, Sigma 150-500mm OS, F/6.3, ISO-200, ET 1/1000, Focal Length 500mm, Optical Stabilization on


Comix Thing was a bust last night, but it was kinda nice to people-watch and doodle for a few hours. All Sharpie in my Goodwill sketchbook.

I haven’t drawn horses in a looong time, hooboy. XD

The second page shows some splash page ideas for Brainsick. Gotta get back (tothepast) to using watercolors and acrylic inks, and making funky photo illustrations!

I did hold brief conversations over Junji Ito’s Uzumaki (a guest was wearing a button with the artwork) and the Portland Zine Symposium (I happened to table next to its founder!), which I applied for last week.