For some reason I’ve come back to this again, a merger between owls and cats. I guess I like rethinking this particular combination. It’s an easy blend.
Watercolor and brown india ink on 4 x 6″ Strathmore watercolor paper.
Interested in earlier stages? After the cut!
So that Press Evan and I are starting together? The one I mentioned, a few posts ago, is going to be at Artomatic Frederick? It has an official blog now. Also, an official mascot.
What our cat would look like as a proto-avian, presumably.
Next step is to make a letterpress version of that! X) Pretty excited about all of this, folks.
Bookmark that blog I linked there, ‘cuz it’s going to get quite active soon!
This is a stream of consciousness ink test (à la this) from a few years back. I had a spare frame lying around, so when I finished it I just slapped it in, hung it up, and forgot about scanning it. Thought I’d do it today, just so this post can have some art.
So! I realized that, though I updated my ‘Upcoming’ section, I never made an official announcement. So here it is: Evan and I have teamed up as Cinnamonopteryx Press, and we’re going to be at Artomatic Frederick. If you happen to be in the area, take a look! It’s in an awesomely decrepit, abandoned 1920s school building. Our space is in the 2nd story lounge, in a massive old bookcase. We’ll have brand new art there, there are literally hundreds of other artist participants (including our friend Devon), and it should be tons of neat all over.
On another note entirely, I’ve been struck by a hankering to participate in 24 Hour Comics Day this year. Looking for other 2011 participants to watch (and possibly commiserate with), as well as past participants so I can look at comics and get all in the mood to do this.
So how ’bout it? Any 24HCD vets or noobs hanging around?
I know! I have so much to get done! D: But I also have a pretty bad infection in my jaw from the wisdom tooth extraction, and either it or my antibiotics are making me a bit woozy and lacking in focus. So today, I finished my dad’s birthday present:
Dad likes his ships
(His birthday was on August 17th…oops….)
And then there’s the 4th card that went with the ones I posted last time. It was for a wedding invitation company, and I thought “Hey! They’re based in DC. Maybe some paleontologists from the Smithsonian will want a proto-bird on their card!” but then I chickened out at the last minute and didn’t send it to the client. In fact, I didn’t even ink it until today.
A very Anchiornis wedding
Uncolored ink drawing after the cut!
I made these little bird illustrations as samples for a client. Turned out not to be quite what they were looking for, so back to the drawing board to try again. I can share them with you folks, though!
I have some heavy duty
pokémon black playing work to do today, so just dropping this in here. Took some watercolor to that gryphon linework I posted the other day.
Have a good day everyone! And as always, I love hearing what you think (good or bad) in the comments!
Just trying out my new bottle of Dr. Ph Martin’s bombay brown. Y’know, to make sure it’s not a bad batch. :3
I like the direction this one went. Look for a colored version soon.