Announcing the Winner of my 1k Sculpture Contest, tiinasaurus !!

Knuk is a beautifully designed gryphon that I am excited to integrate into my new class.  I will be able to cover a lot about fur and feather textures as well as proportions and color schemes.  He will be really fun to pose with that lanky, yet stout form.

Congratulations, Tiina!  You will be receiving a free enrollment in my class once it opens and will have the chance to receive the finished sculpture once I am done filming.

Thank you to all that entered.  I got some really awesome designs submitted, but ultimately, Knuk was the best fit for the needs of my class.

Honorable Mentions

I would like to include a few honorable mentions that really stood out to me.  These entrants are entitled to 10% off my commission prices if they want to commission me for these characters.  They will also be  guaranteed a slot in any round of commissions that I offer this year OR they may choose a 50% off coupon for my class once it opens.

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anemicshoe for her delightful “gardeners”.  These have such a clever design.  I love the contrasting textures and the personality that each one shows.  Very believable!

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dokibird for her simple but lovely Maple.  I am a big fan of designs like this that are well composed and have excellent color schemes.  How can you not love that face?

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jsug for her beta fish dragon, Ozai.  I love that I can look at this design and literally see it gracefully swimming through the water.  Wonderful integration of real life elements into a fantasy character.

Thank you again for all that entered and reblogged the contest post.  I gained a bunch of new followers because of this contest and I really appreciate the support.  

I will be filming my class in a few weeks and hope to have it ready for enrollment over the summer.  Stay tuned and thank you everyone for making my contest a sucess!

New year, new sticker. :D

Thank all you beautiful people for another year of love and support! I hope 2015 has treated you well. I for one can’t wait for that “fresh start” feeling. Starting a new year can be incredibly motivating if you approach it juuuust right, and I’ve got a few interesting projects and commissioned work lined up. So BRING ON 2016 and have a safe and happy new year!! <3 <3 <3

Tuesday was Zoo Sketch Day. I was feeling like poop so we rented a covered two-person bike trolley thing so I could sit in the shade and draw. The sun ended up being the least of our worries. Turns out the trolley’s tarp roof doesn’t keep you very dry during random thunderstorms. ^^  The animals ran for cover. We pedaled for cover. Got soaked. Didn’t get a whole lot of drawing done, but who cares. Worth it.