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Image: sandfox.jpg   442x720 69330 bytes 2003.06.03

Watercolor of a young male sand fox...I never paint males, but hey, sometimes I get in the mood. This one's over at Furbid for a week.

Image: calserval.jpg   416x600 65426 bytes 2003.04.21

Watercolor, 10 x 14. Just a quick doodle of a serval woman wearing silver.

Image: calkitfox4.jpg   524x720 115468 bytes 2003.04.20

Watercolor, 10 x 14, 2003. Ke'Li the kit fox dancer #4, this time a watercolor rather than digital piece.

Image: calgreygeishadetail.jpg   775x750 174178 bytes 2002.12.01

I thought I'd upload a detail of "Grey Fox Geisha" since the composition prevented any upload large enough to make out the fur patterns, which I was quite pleased with.

Image: calgreygeisha.jpg   900x400 129441 bytes 2002.12.01

"Grey Fox Geisha," grey fox, digital 2002. Whew. Sometimes a painting just comes together. And then sometimes it almost comes together, and just when you're happy with it, some wise guy comes up behind you and demonstrates how it can be a hell of a lot better by adding another eight inches of length and hence, four hours of work. The background designs are based on Japanese shunga woodcuts, a really lovely erotic artform that has mostly died out in this century.

Image: calkitfox3.jpg   440x550 102700 bytes 2002.11.26

"Ke'Li 3" kit fox, digital 2002. The third painting of Ke'Li the kit fox dancer, so far my most popular series, and a snappy dresser to boot.

Image: calwetmink.jpg   440x550 50294 bytes 2002.11.26

"Wet Mink," mink, digital 2002. A commission of a female mink wearing a wet shirt--the texture in the shirt, in my opinion, is the best part.

Image: calTajlion.jpg   357x500 79310 bytes 2002.11.26

"Taj" digital, 2002. An illustration for an anthology, of a young male lion making an unpleasant discovery. Taj is copyright to his creator, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Image: calrobedraccoon.jpg   720x576 131479 bytes 2002.11.26

"Peacock Blue II" raccoon, watercolor 2002. Every now and then you do a painting that you really like...and no one else does. I've yet to sell either print or original of this one, (and not through lack of trying) but damnit, I like it. It does something for me that evidentally it doesn't do for anyone else, but that's okay. Sometimes art is just for yourself, after all.

Image: calleopard.jpg   700x541 140018 bytes 2002.11.26

"Snow Leopard," digital 2002. This was a commission of a male snow leopard character. I was quite pleased with how the fur textures came out. The character is copyrighted to his owner, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Image: calkingcheetah.jpg   576x681 121313 bytes 2002.11.26

"King Cheetah Charmer" king cheetah, watercolor pencil, 2002. This was another experiment with head shape, and a set of watercolor pencils--the result came out much better than someone with no knowledge of watercolor pencils has any right to expect.

Image: calhellbeast.jpg   457x600 88011 bytes 2002.11.26

"Hellbeast," digital 2002. This was a commission for another artist, Rayvn Flynn, who's hellbeast characters are mean and vicious and downright scary looking--in short, perfect material for a classically silly pin-up.

Image: calarticfox.jpg   576x720 159590 bytes 2002.11.26

"Temperance," arctic fox, digital 2002. I was experimenting with a different kind of head construction, the sort of classic sphere-and-squashed-heart shape common to much cartooning, and was rather pleased with the result for this arctic fox in fur.

Image: calares.jpg   800x618 128990 bytes 2002.11.26

"Ares," ram, watercolor 2003. I like ram horns...that's about the only redeeming quality of this image.

Image: cal80shyena.jpg   419x550 85740 bytes 2002.11.26

"80's Hyena", hyena, digital, 2002. This big-haired hyena woman was done in order to demonstrate two different types of digital coloring for a class at Midwest Furfest. The class went well (I think) and I figured I'd post the subject herself in case anyone was looking for a close-up.

Image: calzebrarose.jpg   453x700 163552 bytes 2002.07.09

"Zebra With Tea Roses" zebra, mixed media, 2002. I wanted to do something Art Nouveau in entirely B&W, and inspired by the tea roses that are in full bloom here, I came up with this. It's primarily digital, from a rough pencil sketch, and was done using many many layers. I was very happy with the results, if not with the pain in my wrists, and I plan to offer some limited edition prints.

Image: calsiamese.jpg   480x600 100231 bytes 2002.07.06

"First Life" cat, digital 2002. The first in a rather ambitious series of nine Art Nouveau styled pieces, entitled "The Nine Lives of the Grey Siamese." I'm quite excited about it, and already hard at work on the second life of this lithe lady. Prints are available and will be on auction at Furbid.

Image: lyralynx.jpg   550x425 69560 bytes 2002.07.04

"Lyra" lynx, digital 2002. A commissioned piece, featuring a charming female bobcat. I went out of my way to give her very large paws, since every lynx I have ever encountered has had enormous feet. Lyra is copyrighted to her owner.

Image: calchupacabra.jpg   600x463 105124 bytes 2002.06.17

"Chupacabra" Mexican goat sucker, watercolor/colored pencil 2002. Well, I was thinking about unusual species, and recalling a bizarre newspaper-clipping rendition of the notorious livestock mutilating chupacabra, I came up with this red-eyed charmer and her little plush goat. I believe her name's Ch!zort!ahga, which, in the complex chupacabra tonal language means, "She who names the goats "Wuggles" and "Flopsy," making it difficult for us to eat them and thereby ruining a perfectly good goat-sucking and making things awkward for everyone." But of course, you knew that already.

Image: calbuffalo.jpg   472x650 122857 bytes 2002.06.13

"Buffalo Soldier" Cape buffalo, watercolor, 2002. The Bob Marley song of the same name was stuck in my head for a week before I finally produced this muscular gentleman. Although my mental image of a buffalo soldier, much like my mental image of a buffalo gal, was something curiously anthromorphic, a little research on my part turned up that the REAL "buffalo soldiers" were black troops serving in the American West following the Civil War. Despite poor equipment and all the predictable indignities, they served with distinction, had extremely low desertion rates, and recieved over a dozen Medals of Honor; all in all, a highly impressive group of men. The original is for sale on Furbid until 6/18, at

Image: calfruitbat.jpg   499x650 167194 bytes 2002.06.11

"Dreamsmoke" grey-headed flying fox, watercolor/colored pencil, 2002. Here we have Glimmeriangue, an Australian fruit bat of shamanic bent, burning incense while hanging upside down in the usual fashion.

Image: caltreeroo.jpg   502x650 167976 bytes 2002.06.07

"Treetops" Matschie's tree kangaroo, watercolor/colored pencil, 2002. Just a lovely little marsupial in a vinyl jacket, high in the canopy.

Image: calroo.jpg   650x529 108195 bytes 2002.06.05

Untitled, kangaroo, mixed media 2002. This was an experiment with colored pencil over watercolor, which came out very well on the 12 x 16 original. I scanned it and added the bedding digitally, to provide a little background for the prints. I find myself both quite attached to the original, and completely unable to display it, as it's rather more explicit, and silly than either my spouse or I is willing to hang on the wall, so I may have to part with it at some point in the future.

Image: calsaffron.jpg   750x485 170536 bytes 2002.06.02

"Saffron in Snow" tiger, digital 2002. Inspired by the fantastic snowscapes of wildlife artists Bateman and Seery-Lester, and frustrated by my inability to coax detail from my current acrylic project, I perhaps went a bit overboard in detail on this painting to compensate. I was very pleased with the result, however. A print is currently on auction at Furbid.

Image: calaardwolf.jpg   546x700 140176 bytes 2002.05.29

"Egyptian Aardwolf" aardwolf, gouache on museum board, 2002. My local art supply store was having a sale on very small brushes, so I set out to do this rather large painting, 16 x 20, while rendering the fur in as small and precise detail as I could. It was more than a little exhausting, but I was pleased by the result. The original is currently for sale on Furbid.

Image: caldustymare.jpg   480x377 82517 bytes 2002.05.22

"Dusty" mare, watercolor 2002. I have been in a watercolor mood lately. This 12 x 16 painting is rather more explicit than my usual fare, to which I can only say that a friend goaded me into it. The character wants to be a unicorn, hence the strap-on horn.

Image: callycaeon.jpg   600x454 81250 bytes 2002.05.21

"Lycaeon" African hunting dog, watercolor on hotpress 2002. This was an experiment with brush technique and a very very tiny brush (at least for me; I like to work rather large.) 12 x 16. While it lacks the detail of my digital work, I was pleased with it as a watercolor piece.

Image: caljackals.jpg   502x650 116840 bytes 2002.05.21

"Different Worlds" jackals, digital 2002. Two lovers, both jackals, both women, yet from rather different worlds; a civilized Egyptian jackal and her black-backed tribal partner. She came out a bit more blue than I had intended, but it contrasts well enough with the orange background that I decided not to change it.

Image: calraccoon.jpg   412x600 104117 bytes 2002.05.21

"Peacock Blue" raccoon, watercolor on coldpress 2002. A quick little watercolor study, of a raccoon in a robe, with pearls. I may have to do a larger piece someday, since this is only 9 x 12.

Image: calgila.jpg   700x541 138821 bytes 2002.05.17

"Salsa!" gila monster, digital 2002. The contrast between black and orange was too much to pass up; and yes, while real Gila monsters may not have breasts or wear beads, they truly do have blue tongues.

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