Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Dimetrodon Sphinx, painted on my iPhone


Over the past few years, I've done more versions of this character and image than I can count. It's an exercise in poor background environment planning. These are no different. 

My idea for the Dimetrodon Sphinx goes back quite a ways, but at its root has to do with my love for blending mythology and prehistoric creatures, much like the chimaeric flying trilobites. If the Sphinx is an archetype of ancient tricks and wisdom, I thought a predatory dimetrodon is sufficiently old and strange enough to create a half-human with. I have some further ideas for her, and she'll be appearing in the ebook story I've started working on. 

So here are a couple of versions of my Dimetrodon Sphinx drawing painted using Sketch Club on my iPhone 4; square ones were put through Instagram afterward. 

Pleased with the sky in this one. 

Out of the four of them, I like this one best.  



See other versions here

Here's the drawing I started from. Should have taken the time on the iPhone to highlight her lizardy feet and human hands some more. 


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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Oh, that? That's my ego.

Pic of my revamped studio space.



The hovering blob of heavenly light is my ego, caught on film with a Victorian spiritual technique. Most people have guttering candle flames of light; but I'm an artist.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Snails of Spring

Calvin has been meeting some of the ants and snails in the neighbourhood.








Edit: Here's a fun tweet I received in response to the post!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Don't Make Wombats Explode


This has been a public service announcement of The Flying Trilobite. 


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Little Stegoceras Sketch

I think I might refine this a little more. What an intriguing, alien looking skull.

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As cartoonist Peter Cook (@doodletronicsp) remarked while we stood sketching at the Royal Ontario Museum last weekend, "Mr. Giger would approve".

And so do I.
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