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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
I was just gonna slap some flat color on this guy, but I’ve been so enamored with the creative lighting kisskicker uses in her paintings, I NEEDED to try it. Got a little impatient at times, so I’m not thrilled with it… but it was a learning experience. Go check out kisskicker’s art!
This is Spark'lore. He’s the same species as Noc'lore, just a different body type.
My creature design for this months Autodesk Sketchbook Hero challenge actually won and I’m flipping my shit! o_o I have tremendous respect for Terryl Whitlach’s knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail in her work. So this means a great deal to me:
Beautiful drawing and unusual blend of serpent and sloth–this is an exotic, attractive pet that would appeal to both reptile fans and those who adore furry mammals. It’s calm, serene attitude implies a gentle, loving pet. -Terryl Whitlach
Easter’s coming up again, so please… give your children a rabbit that will last as long as their attention span. If you don’t want to give them chocolate or candy, consider a plush. And if your kid really really REALLY wants a real rabbit, wait till the seasonal hype dies down, and if they still want one, adopt from a shelter.
#TBT to when I printed everything in house! Found this perfectly good Whelps print while cleaning the studio today. Jazzed to see that the Epson ink held up as promised. After 10 years it still looks new. :D
Since the last bits from bags of pre-ground coffee often make for a very stale brew, I’d been saving them up for a future project, and finally had some time to use them on a small practice doodle last Friday.
Click the photo to download this year’s paper ornament.
Another year has blown by! Thank you, to all of my new followers and those who have stuck with me through the years, for your support! Seriously… I love you guys!
Why Quetzalcoatl? Because 2012 is really the only year that I’ll get away with making a winged snake ornament. XD I hope you enjoy his scaly little divine presence and feed him lots of paper babies. He’s only a little serpent God, after all.
Manticore I saw other artists posting daily monster sketches. I’m not sure why, but it’s an excuse to share the doodles I’ve been hording in my sketchbook. So here! This one was done today in the doctor’s office waiting room. Older stuff is coming up. :3
Thank you all for being the amazing supportive people you are for another whole year! <3
I’m afraid I ran out of time this year to devote to my annual downloadable ornament, so I had to dig through my sketchbook for an older unused design. Okay, so it isn’t a dragon, but it COULD be if you squint! OH LOOK, four legs! *backs out slowly*
Previous Year’s Paper Ornaments: