Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

 This is, sadly, pretty much the only labour-intensive thing I did over the break. I always start breaks meaning to catch up on all the art I wasn't doing during the semester, but once again, it didn't really happen. Nonetheless, I did manage a few things, this among them.

This girl will (hopefully) one day be part of a comic that a friend and I have been planning.  I've named her Rakshasamardini, an Indian name meaning 'destroyer of demons' (according to the internet at least, so who really knows?), a meaning which will come into play later in the story.  She goes by Raksha for short, since that's a terribly long name. If the comic never gets off the ground it may end up just being a series of illustrations.
 
It looks like she's on the run here. Time to get out of town. Her days as a messenger here are apparently over, so it's off to the harbor and onto a ship.



I'm also pretty fond of the background details here, so bear with me and look at the uncharacteristically bright colors!


















And this cute girl with her dog!



Also, reference credit for the background goes to peteshep from Flickr.
I don't know about you, but I get awfully excited about seeds. If you don't think they're pretty neat, you're probably wrong. Know what else is cool? Oxfam. Oxfam is an international charity organization that offers a program called Oxfam Unwrapped, where you buy things such as farm animals, seeds, books for children, or soap in someone else's name. Oxfam then donates that item to people in need around the world, and then you get to make a cute little card for your family or friend. We did seeds this Christmas.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I've been really horrible about neglecting this blog. I'm far more diligent about updating my Tumblr, but Blogspot is so much more snazzy looking and professional.

Anyway, watercolor time! I never know what to do for my grandparents for Christmas, so I made small paintings for them this year.

Fish for my grandfather:




















And a little Vermont style church for my grandmother:
























These were fun, didn't take long, and best of all, they were free. I ought to paint more often for gifts and save some money.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New tablet and a Christmas dragon!