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An afghan on the beach, from around August '97. No one has ever noticed to Omaha beach towel -- to subtle, I guess.
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Aaand here's this year's Halloween treat: Angel, Violet and Musky dressed up for action! I'm trying out a new method for plotting out shading, but I don't know if it's any faster.
576x416 77368 bytes 2004.02.20
Angel, from Wildlifers, and a suspiciously non-anthro bunny. This was watercolor marker; the fringe on her pajamas turned out really well, but like many effects I can't remember exactly how I did it now. Some people have suggested she may be about to consume that rabbit. I'm just hoping it went to the bathroom before she picked it up. From around July '98.
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A sketchbook piece of the character Ardashir, from July 2002. The armor was supposed to have a somewhat Middle Eastern look, like the character's name.
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A piece I did for my main website graphic in September 2003: Violet helping Angel with one of those big bows she's always wearing. Sadly, it's still up at this writing -- updates are such a pain! Uploading to an archive is so much easier.\r\n\r\nThis essentially ends my archive backup; all pictures uploaded after this will be more or less correct datewise, unless they're unearthed months or years after the fact. It happens more often than I like to admit. I'll try to keep track.
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An Arizona Jaguar; from the Forget-Me-Not folio, December 1997. Jaguars have been seen and photographed again in far West Texas for the first time in decades, a tribute to conservation efforts there.
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A Bali tiger from the Forget-Me-Not folio, December 1997. The Bali tiger was the smallest of all tiger species, but with the brightest coat.\r\n\r\nForget-Me-Not was a folio featuring extinct animals as anthros; some had been purposefully hunted, others had disappeared by accident. It was an interesting research project.
267x424 19170 bytes 2004.02.20
The panda from the Black & White folio, July 1998. That section of bamboo she has looks kinda like the one Kirk uses in "Arena", doesn't it?
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Another afghan on the beach! It's a thing to do. She's hot with all that fur, but she's got ice cream so she's happy. Mmmm, ice cream. From summer, 1998.
648x478 23989 bytes 2004.03.19
For April Fool's Day 2000, I dummied up a version of my site that was totally, totally gay, put it up for one day and 'outed' myself flamboyantly. Confessions were in that year, but more people were fished in by my slapdash job than I would ever have imagined. I did a few new pieces of art for it in March, of which this is one. HA HA HA! I'm still laughing! It was well worth the hate mail that came shortly afterward. Some people have no sense of humor.
504x668 59546 bytes 2004.02.04
Also marked as March '95. That's real, honest Zip-A-Tone there, people -- Letratone actually. You see, youngins', before computers, patterns of dots came printed on $5 sheets of glue-backed transparent plastic, which you had to cut out on a light table and paste onto your art. If you screwed up, you had to peel it off and try again. Yes, a computer is -much- better.
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I took a shot at drawing David Hopkins' Skye Bluedeer, but I got the species wrong and everything. (His earlier renditions weren't quite so clear as the ones at present.) Oh well. Maybe I'll take another shot at it someday. From June 2003.
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Not much to add to this one. I did it around September '98 for one of my samplers, but didn't use it in one until years later.
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A cute image from March 1998. I don't think they let kangaroos box any more. It was big during Victorian times, though.
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Spotty bunny from the July '98 "Black & White" folio. I tried sketching a few backgrounds, but I thought they just took away from the figure. It didn't really need anything else.
465x648 135203 bytes 2004.02.14
This was an ambitious piece for me: the background (with the rock) was airbrushed and painted on foamcore, while the two characters are inked and painted on an acetate overlay -- giving it a bright, crisp animation cel look, since I was cobbing off Star Trek Animated. But the piece was too big for my scanner, so this is actually a scan of the best color copy I could make, and much less so than the original. From November '97, before everyone had digital cameras.
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Captain G'Nass, a Caitian. He's wearing the ST:TNG two-piece uniform ca. season 3, the best of the new designs. Yeah, I'm a Trekkie -- since I was like six. Hey, I'm a published Star Trek author, man! From January 1999.
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For those of you looking in chrono order, this is from June '95. This was supposed to be submitted to a new characters contest for the Antarctic Press comic "Fantastic Panic," but internal politics prevented that. She's supposed to be a wandering lemur princess from the lost continent of Lemuria, which posesses advanced technology (for a medieval world). Her horse runs on Greek fire, of course.
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I did this Chinese dragon for my Convention Schedule page on my website when I was planning on going to Confurence 11, whose theme was (roughly) SE Asia. CF11 didn't do much with its theme, really -- cons seldom do. From around April 2000.
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A very quick little sketch in the Wildlifers style, from June '98. This scan is actual size at 72 dpi. I always ink with a #3 brush, by the way.
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A t-shirt design from May '98 for a softball team, featuring the mythical Chupacabra. It was kind of a craze at the time, with sightings of it and dead animals all over the southeastern U.S. Of the chupacabra, I mean. Softball teams didn't kill any animals, although they were seen too.
434x576 23420 bytes 2004.03.23
An Angel commission for a train fan. Thanks to the internet, one can find photos of authentic ca. 1900 conductor's outfits almost instantly -- yay, the Web! It's also saved me sleep over song lyrics. From around May 2000.
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A decent pic from September 1995. I did it partly to experiment with crosshatching. The rock is the way Edward Gorey did rocks.
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Out of chrono order -- this cuffed bunny is actually from around July 1997. This scan hardly does justice to the elaborate lace, which looked quite nice on the original. I'm still happy with this piece, though!
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Another pic for April Fool's Day, so March 2000. These pics sat around on my drive for a while after I took them down, but they eventually made their way back on to my page. They are finished, after all.
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This is "Cyberskunk #1", also from my Sachet folio (which is all skunks), January 1996. She's called is Rose, ergo the pattern on her cybernetic arms. In this context the arms are a type of gang marking, a bodymod indicating ownership by a particular 'escort' ring and assuring her loyalty. Buying them off herself is a life's work. Yes, I read a lot of Gibson.
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"Cyberskunk #3", from the January 1997 Sashay skunk folio. This is Ivy -- note the cyber arm again. Yay for that film noir femme fatale look... it's not like you can find smoke-filled bars any more.
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Whoopsie! I thought I uploaded this to this archive last year, but here it's been sitting on my hard drive for a year. It's last year's Halloween pic, of my demon skunk costumed up as a different bodacious succubus.
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A Halloweenish demon bunny pic from October 1998. Just visible in this scan is The Devil card featuring Devil Bunny -- an extremely obscure in-joke, just the kind I like. (The three brilliant Devil Bunny 'zines are still available from cheapass.com.)
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The rabbit is Deni, from my Genus stories, walking here with her friend Giselle, who unfortunately didn't appear in any of them. I have a lot of fun drawing different builds and body types, and I admire artists who can. I also like mixin' up girls clothes and hairstyles. It's -artist- fun!
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