Saturday, December 18, 2010

Commission- Jolteon Sketches

Sketch sheet commission for thedeedeedee on FA.

I imagine Jolteon to be some sort of fox/jackrabbit hybrid. The stature and facial structure of a fox. The ears and partially the body type of a hare. The tail is some mix of fox and hare. Possibly with some quills (aesthetically the way the fur stands on it's tail seems like they might be quills but I doubt it).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


No picture for this post sadly.

I decided against continuing to work on the current cover idea and will just use an older picture I made for this same project. I just can't use much more time for this when I've got much more things to work on. Not to mention I still need to fix up the sound and everything for my animation. I'll post the cover in its entirety when it's fully compiled.

Monday, December 6, 2010

"No Escape" - Progress Day 4

I'm starting to slow down in my work on this. It happens when I'm detailing fur. It looks good at first but then it sets in how much work it takes to make the fur look good. It's un-intentional, but when I start to lose interest in something, I don't want to work on it anymore. I'm at the point where I'm just forcing myself to get it done because I have to get it done. It'll look good when it's done (at least I hope so), but for now I just don't really want to work with it.

Doesn't look like I did much but I spent the majority of my time today detailing Sombra's fur instead of Yesebel. There's a little bit I did with Yesebel (blocking out her nose, adding more blood on her muzzle and starting to work on the inside of her ear). But mostly the work for today was done on Sombra's fur and thickening it up.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"No Escape" - Progress Day 3

I'm really trying to get through this.

But now I'm starting to have more tablet trouble. I tried my best to do a good amount of work today. But hand cramps and a semi-broken tablet are really starting to get to me. I have an idea about how to fix this up so only part of the picture can be used for the cover. But I'm only doing that if it's absolutely necessary. I did order a new tablet today. If I'm lucky I'll have it within the week I doubt I will but maybe I will.

I didn't work on this as long today as I did the past two days but I still think I got a good amount done.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"No Escape" - Progress Day 2

Got more done than I thought I would today. I would work more on it but I just need to step back from it for the night. I'll get back working on this tomorrow morning.

Started detailing Sombra. Most of the time was spent detailing her wound and the blood around the impact. There's no way I'm going to actually look at a real picture of a dog biting another dog. It would be too traumatizing to look at a real photo of something like this. So I'm just guessing at how the fur would look with blood mixed in as well as how her fur would bunch up around the area where she's getting bitten and where her neck and cheek is pressed up against Yesebel's.

You can see where one of Sombra's ear's is gonna be. Didn't block it out yet aside from that tiny bit of shading there.

I rarely draw Sombra from behind so working on her back markings like that is a little weird. But since she's my own character/fursona, I know how it looks even though I've never drawn her from behind.

Also more work detailing fur on Yesebel's face. The crosshatching works fine for a basic texture, but it didn't really look that great on its own so I have to go back and thicken it up and use more than one color to make it more realistic. Also just some moderately rough blocking out of her teeth since I started working on the area where she's/shi's biting Sombra.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"No Escape" - Progress Day 1

The reason I don't usually do realism or semi-realism too often is because it takes too long. But to make up for a lack of decent animation (or lack of animation in general), I can at least do what I do best which is more illustrative and preproduction work. I didn't mean to really start out getting this detailed with fur, but it just happened and I'm gonna stick with it.

So far I've only started detailing on Yesebel. I took out the sketch layer so you can't really see the distinction between Sombra and Yesebel here. It all looks like one big blob with a little bit of detailed fur on Yesebel's face.

Did a lot on this today (even though it doesn't really look like it). Gonna take a break from it and either just rest for the night or sketch up the bio pages for Sombra and Yesebel. I'll probably just rest.

"No Escape" Faux DVD cover (sketch)

Done for TAS.

Well it's not quite done yet. I'll be working on this most of the day today and am gonna try to do this some justice. I'd hope that if a parent ever saw something like this in a store they wouldn't bypass the whole "dying dog caught in a hellhound's grip" thing. Cartoons are too often though of as just things for kids. That's such a crock. I would never want some little kids watching this short film (that maybe I'll finish or maybe I won't...maybe I might just make a longer story out of it). So the cover is just showing what the film will show anyways. I'm not gonna hide anything about the violence that's in it.

The larger dog here is Yesebel the hellhound. The poor little dog she's got caught in her jaws is Sombra.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Character- Afghan Hound

Yet another unnamed character I've created. This time an Afghan Hound. Afghans have got to be one of my favorite breeds due to that luxurious coat. Also lime green is one of my favorite colors so I couldn't resist making a lime green Afghan.

The list of names is narrowed to Emerald, Jade, or Jewel. I'm leaning towards Jade or Jewel. Probably Jewel 'cause Jade is too obvious of a name for her colors.

One fine day was a woof and a purr...

Oh, CatDog...

One of the weirdest and possibly worst shows I've ever seen. But for some reason I loved it when I was little.

The characters themselves are fun to draw and I might draw them again.

Sketch- "Magic of the Smile"

Start of one picture in a 4 part series of pics based on a song called "Magic" by Rina Aiuchi. The song is in Japanese but there's four lines in the song that are completely in English (they're in the background and hard to understand but probably the more potent lines in the song in my opinion):

Magic of the Smile
Magic of the Word
Magic of the Love
Magic of the Music

"Smile" is most obviously the easiest thing to portray. I think "word" is going to be the hardest element to portray without words. I think "music" is going to be the most fun to draw. That's also my favorite part of the song.

New Character- Strawberry Ramune Soda 'Roo

Not so new...she was designed 7 months ago.

There was a whole fad going on a 7 months ago where people were designing kangaroo characters based off of different sodas. It's died down now, but I still like the character and plan on making a costume of her.

For reference, Ramune is a type of Japanese soda that comes in many different flavors. Her design is based off one type of the bottle as well as the soda itself. Her hair is based off the green "cap". The necklace is the marble that the bottle holds. I'd love to see if I could make her hair removable if I get to making a costume of her.


Or the long title, Art Card Exchange Originals.

ACEO's are 2.5x3.5 trading cards usually made using traditional media.

The ones of Kyndir (the gryphon like creature) and Wasemon (the blue horse like thing) are trades. Leoian (the tiger) and Violetta (the purple haired girl) were commissions. The rest were just drawn for fun.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Latin Vixen- Color WIP 3

Still working on the fur for this. The neck fur is pretty much done. The muzzle and hair are what really need to be worked on. It's another realism picture that I haven't touched in a long while. I want to finish this up over Christmas break though.

It's a gift picture for one of my favorite fursuit makers, LatinVixen, of her character that I suppose goes by the same name.

New Character- Unnamed Red Panda

She doesn't have a name quite yet. Lily has been suggested as a name but I don't think she looks like a Lily so I'll keep thinking of a name.

Vanimute on deviantart designed this beauty for me. I just suggested the colors black, turquoise, lime green, and hot pink and let her do her own thing with the markings. I love them.

I'm definitely going to have to make a costume of her. I just really would love to make a mask with those colors and markings.

Detective Conan Related Works of Doom!

Seriously...I draw too much stuff relating to this show.

The good thing that's come out of my obsession with this series is that I'm getting decent people drawing practice. The bad thing is that I've gotten the terrible yet brilliant idea to make canine versions of all the character (at least the main ones anyways) and of course that starts with poor Conan-kun (and by default, Shinichi).

Okay...and one of those is really just my fursona, Sombra, cosplaying as Conan. But it's related enough to Detective Conan that I figure it fits in.

And in the sketch dump, there's a few pokemon sketches. One of Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Ivysaur.

Sombra Mask- Complete

Haven't uploaded anything to here in a while, but figured I might upload some stuff I've drawn up/made over the past few...months.

Well, finished up my first partial fursuit. So far I've only got a few photos of the mask. Once I find the cable for the digital camera, I'll take some photos of me wearing it. Mask, hand-paws, and tail. I took these with my webcam while I was at Midwest Furfest.

I'm pretty happy with the finished product. For a first attempt at it, it turned out much better than I thought it would be. Especially the shaving of the fur on the face. And I learned a lot of stuff about sewing and made my mistakes here so hopefully with my next one there'll be even fewer sewing mishaps.

The mask fits fairly tightly though. It's built on a balaclava base which is nice because it's comfortable. However I think I like all foam bases better and that's what my next mask is going to be built on. Plus the all foam base allows for a more sensitive moving jaw.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dobermann Shirt Design

Derpy Dogs

Another design for CafePress. This time a Dobermann Pinscher.

Cafepress Shop Open: Derpy Dogs

Derpy Dogs

It's just getting up and running. So far there's two designs up there. A papillion and pomeranian.

I'm currently working on designs for the Dobermann Pinscher, Dachshund, and Bull Terrier.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cassie Badge WIP- Flat Colors

Badge trade with Kashmere/Rimsky on FA of her fursona.

I'm really happy I got to do a trade with her and that she wanted to do one with me. I love her badges and can't wait to see how the one she's doing for me will turn out.

Just the flats for now. Hopefully I'll have the finished version done by the end of the day.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Argy Finished

Finished version for ArgaronDrakeScale on Fur Affinity.

Was gonna make the thing she's leaning on a fountain or well with lights at the bottom...then a park bench. Settled on a rock because I couldn't figure out how to draw either of those things and make them look well.

All in all I'm happy with her face, the shading could be a little cleaner overall though. ^^;

Monday, February 22, 2010

Argy WIP- Shading Progress

A bit of the progress on the shading. Just have the hair partially done. I still have to add the highlights and some deeper tones. Highlights will most likely be added in later.

Argy WIP- Lines

Yes I'm working with open ended lines. That's always very difficult. But I've also gotten the flat colors down now so doing the shading isn't going to be so difficult. I do the shading on the same layer as the colors (I separate out each color and lock the layer so I can do the shading right on the same layer as the color). The open area's gonna have a well or something like that. I'm gonna paint it it. It's going to probably be a fountain with lights on the bottom so the water/lights are going to be reflected on her underside (as well as light from the moon on her back).

'Tis a "contest" prize for someone on FA. It's taken me so long to get to it that I just figured I'd go all out with shading and everything.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Autumn Badge- Finished

After some issues with photoshop shutting down on me while working on this, I finally finished it. Really happy with how most of it turned out. The nose still makes me happy. Not only is it huge but it's shiny too. x3

Friday, February 19, 2010

Autumn Badge WIP- Flat Colors

Art trade with LolAutumn on FurAffinity.

Her fursona's incredibly derpy and always has her tongue lolling out so I couldn't pass up drawing her like this. And on her ref sheet it specifies that she has a huge nose. So of course I had to give her a huge nose.

Just have the flats done for now. Having a little difficulty with the shading so I'm starting over with it. Either that or I'll move on to working on a different picture for now. I do want to try to get through some of the shading though for now.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Commission- Absol Portrait

This gave me a good deal of trouble but I am pretty happy with how most of it turned out. The horn and the nose could stand to be a bit better. I might give another go at drawing Absol in my free time (that is if I want to draw it again) and might try to make the horn more stylized like deer antler or something like that.

Commission for Eclipsis on DA.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Latin Vixen- Color WIP 2 ("Furring")

This is going much better than I would expect. I like the shading and lighting so far. Green is a bit of a difficult color to work with for fur (it's not a natural fox's color of course) but I'm managing. Going to work on her hair and face a little bit more later as well as fill in the rest of the spots around her eyes.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Latin Vixen- Color WIP

An artist on DA gave me some advice about how I can make my realism a bit better so I'm testing out blocking out my shading and lighting before detailing the fur. So everything looks all mottled and ugly and weird now. I'm just trying to stretch the shading and lighting as much as I can...well not so much that it looks crazy and too dark and too light but trying to find that "just enough" area.

I'm not gonna mess with that anymore. Just gonna detail her fur now. Or start detailing it at least.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Skech- Fanboy

Fell in love with the series Fanboy and Chum Chum and had to draw this guy. At first I didn't think I'd like the show. It seems just...weird and silly but I watched it and really thought it was hilarious. It's got a fun chaotic style that I just love.

Will eventually paint this and try to give it that 3D style but without use of 3D modeling or rendering.

Didn't really do the series much justice here. I just couldn't capture the chaotic nature just yet but in future fan works hopefully I can do the show some justice.

Kyuubimon Cosplay Plot- Head Sketches

Some quick sketches I did during class today. Didn't have a fox ref in front of me but I did enough to just plot out how I want my next cosplay to come out.

As soon as I finish up my costumes of Sombra and Excalibur, this is going to be one of my next projects (the other being a Corded Poodle suit).

Kyuubimon has to be one of my favorite digimon. And one of the other reasons why I wanted to start making fursuits. She's gorgeous and I've never seen a costume of her. Renamon I've seen many costumes of. But Kyuubimon would prove to be a challenge indeed.

I'm gonna go for a more realistic looking suit with this one. Want to get taxidermy eyes, nose, and jaw. Wouldn't be able to see out those eyes of course but I'd put mesh in the tear ducts to see out of. Would use both faux fur and hair extensions for her mane. Might put my own spin on it and give her a more "tribal" look with braids and beading. Only a little bit.

That's what I've got for now. Other than it would be a full fursuit instead of a partial one. The 9 tails would prove to be difficult as well...that I'm sure of.

Sketch- Kouto Kooni

Owed art/gift for StranillaFennebi on Fur Affinity. I definitely fell in love with this character's design when I saw it and just had to draw it. Evil rabbit...of course I couldn't pass that up! I'll be coloring this soon. I owed her some art from when she bought me a Deviantart subscription a while back. I was going to start over on this other picture, but I couldn't pass up drawing this guy and hopefully this works too.

Sketch- Latin Vixen

This girl has to be one of the main reasons why I really wanted to try fursuit making. The costumes she makes are absolutely gorgeous, sleek, smooth, and brilliant. Doesn't matter if it's hyper-cartoony or extremely realistic. Her drawing style is really beautiful as well.

Had to draw her a little something. This is her fox character...LatinVixen. I'm not sure if she has another name. I'll eventually show this to her when I color this up. I'll probably center this sketch better in photoshop.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sombra Fursuit WIP- Foam base finished

Got all the foam work done for my Sombra fursuit. Everything's basically perfect. I trimmed the ears down a bit from these pictures. Might have to trim down one ear tip a little bit more and smooth out the foam for the division between the eyes. But pretty much this is ready for furring. Don't know how I'm gonna do her nose just yet. I'll figure it out eventually. I'm just happy this works right. The jaw movement is pretty much perfect. I can see out it (that's a...pretty important detail...still wish I could wear my glasses under this though). I wanna make a little video maybe showing the jaw movement.

Anyways, next step for this would be to buy the three colors I need and some mesh for the eyes. Found the perfect shade of red for her main fur and I just need to order that from CR's Craft's site.