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Image: swimsuitS.jpg   611x800 109721 bytes 2001.12.16

The back cover of Rowrbrazzle #52 (the funny animal APA). This was the "Swimsuit Issue" (everybody does those now...)\r\nThe Aquatic Skiltaire model can't figure out what the other part of the bikini is for. The photographer is clueless also.

Image: sy&raniB.gif   600x255 12906 bytes 2000.07.08

Illo. for the masthead of one of my Rowrbrazzle "Muste-lines" submissions. It's Sy (my personal aquatic skiltaire) and Rodney's arboreal, Rani.\n

Image: SyAronel1B.jpg   580x600 58012 bytes 2000.07.08

One of my latest sketches, which I hope to color a few different ways to compare techniques. This is Sylys and his very wonderful, exotic and sexy kitty mate, Aronel :) Aronel is (c) William Ringland.\n

Image: sybelleS.jpg   600x468 25662 bytes 2001.05.28

A sketch book drawing of a female Black Footed Ferret. "The Belle of Sybelle" is a reference to the location of the captive breeding center that was started to save this endangered species. Thanks to Mike Susko for sending me the copy!

Image: sycompC.jpg   463x600 59246 bytes 2001.12.16

My wonderful mate, Aronel, helped me navigate Photoshop 5, and this is the result. My first computer painted image! (since MS Paint 16-bit... blah) I want to try some other techniques, but I'm quite happy with my first try. Aronel and the rest of my family liked it too. Sylys is (c) me

Image: sydsamS.jpg   463x600 58248 bytes 2001.05.28

Sydney Fisher and Samantha Kemple, my friend Ken Sample's skunk re-com, enjoying each other. When he saw this, he asked: "what are they doing in My room?" :) Samantha Kemple is (c) Ken Sample\r\n

Image: sydswimsuitS.jpg   598x800 102807 bytes 2001.12.16

My contribution for the Swimsuit Issue of 'brazzle. Sydney slips off her flight jumpsuit to show off her "Canadian Bikini", Ken, her mate, enjoys watching. Ken is (c) K. Sample

Image: sydtreeS.jpg   462x600 47285 bytes 2001.12.16

Sydney Fisher in a tree. The cutoff of the image is on purpose, something Ken suggested I might try. This is a sketch in Fred Perry's (creator of Golddigger)sketchbook. He asked ME to draw in his book at Worldcon '93. Wow!

Image: sylys1B.jpg   600x816 123562 bytes 2000.07.30

The 'origin' of me, that is, the first picture of Sylys ever. I took a photo of myself for a model. I really did have a violet jump suit. Tails were shorter back then, but thanks to folks like Ken, I now have a much more impressive tail! My old signature is my RL initials "MFM". I like being Sy better!\n

Image: sylys2B.jpg   600x455 124937 bytes 2000.07.30

A lot of my 1985 art was done for Rodney, who was going to Sonoma State U. (about 600 miles away). I used a magazine photo for the model. This drawing became desktop art, showing up in some most unlikely places... like the computer lab UNIX workstations at CMU!\n

Image: syotterS.jpg   528x600 48662 bytes 2001.05.28

Sylys (me) and a handsome otter enjoying each other. I should try coloring this.\r\n

Image: syscompB.gif   457x600 13223 bytes 2000.07.08

Illo done for a bio of my personal furry, Sylys Sable (who is an American Pine Marten... go figure) Sylys Sable is (c) Mark Merlino (me!)\n

Image: SyTaurS.jpg   592x800 82190 bytes 2003.02.19

This is a quick inked sketch of Sylys Sable (me, the American Marten), as a taur, done during the Taur SIG at Furthur Confusion '03.

Image: SytreeB.jpg   447x600 77350 bytes 2000.07.08

These days my best stuff is done in other artist's sketchbooks. This silly picture of Sylys is based on the pose of the pine marten photo on my desktop. The very nice artist I did this for let me scan it. ( Thanks, Chris!)\n

Image: syxmus91B.jpg   482x600 148232 bytes 2000.07.08

I used to find the time to do my own holiday cards. This was done in 1991, and includes me (the one in the center) and my roomates at the time as their respective Skiltaire.\n

Image: Tanzbar1CS.jpg   551x800 195331 bytes 2003.02.25

My first color version of Tanzbar, my wolverine baker's daughter-turned adventuress. She's pretty good with a staff, not bad with a small crossbow, and excellent with a frying pan!

Image: Tanzbar1S.jpg   558x767 68752 bytes 2003.02.25

Tanzbar, the wolverine adventuress-cook/baker from a Furry D&D FRP I'm playing in. This is based on a Xena\r\npose I found. I'll be coloring it soon (I hope).

Image: tatialexB.jpg   600x682 120906 bytes 2001.05.28

Tatiana from "Animalympics" and her brother, Alexi, together in a dance pose. This is my version of the character, adn Alexi was created by Ror O'Riley.\r\n

Image: thalia1B.jpg   462x600 48870 bytes 2000.07.08

Another Skiltaire from a SF FRP game (Traveler). Thalia, the aquatic, is the mate of Rodney's human character.\n

Image: thaliastrchB.jpg   600x481 64748 bytes 2000.07.30

Another in the series of drawings done for Rodney of Thalia, his RPG player character's mate. She's stretching and yawning... and being rather obvious with her body language. That's the way she is :)\n

Image: thaliaveilB.jpg   600x772 160557 bytes 2000.07.30

Thalia, the Skiltaire created for Rodney's "Traveler RPG" character, doing a veil dance. Skiltaire can walk (and dance) on their hind legs. This is one of a series I did for Rodney while he was away at SSU.\n

Image: vinson1B.jpg   600x484 90128 bytes 2000.07.30

Image: wlklikegyptS.jpg   400x538 21184 bytes 2001.12.17

Ashu, the Horet captain of our ship in the Velvet Paw campaign of our RPG. Horet are a jackal-based race that live much like ancient Egyptians. I think I ws inspired by the song "Walk like an Egyptian". Ashu is (c) Bill Ringland.

Image: yrsthaliaB.jpg   600x449 108825 bytes 2000.07.30

A picture of Thalia for her human love, Douglas. Another in the series I made for Rodney while he was away at college in 1985. He provided me with all of this art from his collection. I didn't realize how much art I did during that time! I must have been inspired... Thanks, Rodney!\n

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