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Image: birfdaytrinket.jpg   375x374 50116 bytes 2001.11.29

This is an incredibly heavy little cast alloy piece. It's a keychain... and I made it for Jon's birthday (obviously it's for PM, eh?) This little guy just did *not* want to cast. I carved the piece first in soft wax, then invested it into a plaster/flux mix. After the wax was burned out, hot melted keys were pushed into the mould using centrifical force. \r\n\r\n*cough* I can't guesstimate metals to wax ratios well, took three tries/flows of metal to fill up the mould. All things considered, he turned out pretty well. Intentionally left a bit rough and worn looking.

Image: PMpencil.jpg   284x380 59359 bytes 2001.11.27

Been a while since I've really used the colored pencils. This one is on deep green, textured paper. For Pseudo, to replace a really ugly old pic he has *framed* at his place. He looks a bit too intense/ticked here... but I still quite like it. I forgot how much I enjoyed playing with colors in a piece like this. There are some flaws that are a bit too far along to fix now, but it was a fun bit of diversion for a snowy afternoon. :)

Image: blackjag.jpg   299x358 37129 bytes 2001.11.17

Just a piece I did to round out my senior seminar art show thingie... Finally going to put up a display (and only, really, because I have to do so to graduate. ptth)... only took me nearly four years to get up the guff. This was mostly just fun.. digital inks, markers, and colored pencil. This will be the last cat like this for a long time, maybe ever. I'm going to disappear for awhile... work on changing my style completely.

Image: tigercommis.jpg   300x380 48392 bytes 2001.11.05

*reupload* Did some more work on the piece... decided it just didn't look white enough, so I added some ultramarine blue to the deeper shadows to neutralize the slightly orange tint it already had. I think she looks *much* whiter now. Bunkin? What do you think? \r\n\r\nI think the commissioner will be happier with this version. :)

Image: brasslion.jpg   364x445 58156 bytes 2001.10.17

Metals project... just finished it today. :) This little guy will be going in my show later this year. The body/head is sheet metal, the tail is wire with a flattened/oxidized tuft, the mane is a solid alloy casting of an acorn top that was then oxidized to make the texture stand out. He's *really* a heavy little piece... about 2x4 inches or so. And yes, he is supposed to be faceless. ;)

Image: oekakiliz.jpg   325x333 49089 bytes 2001.09.22

Oekaki! Of Liz snowleopard delighted by a snowflake that's befriended her nose. This served as inspiration for the BG of Kalaia's pic. :) Me likey Oekaki stuff. So much fun. :)

Image: webvix.jpg   360x500 51606 bytes 2001.09.10

Done in markers and colored pencils... inks done by hand and scanned it, then printed on cardstock (the original drawing is eensy... about an inch squared)...\r\nI like this one... still playing with the markers. Original is for sale on furbid, if anyone is interested. \r\n\r\n

Image: prismapractice.jpg   447x428 63968 bytes 2001.09.02

I got Prisma markers (insert delighted scream here) and now I'm hooked and had to buy more. *awaits Mister Art delivery anxiously* Anyway... for my first attempt with 'em I did this really simplistic image of Leona's head. I know, oh so exciting... but I was getting used to the marker tips sizes and wanted big areas to work with. I really love these things... they almost look like watercolors. :)

Image: indigoleona.jpg   500x341 23871 bytes 2001.03.28

A fibers project done in Shibori. I stitched in Leona with dental floss(!) then\r\ndyed it in indigo a couple times and took all the stitches back out. This is about\r\n8-10 hrs. of work. I'm happy with it. Looks better IRL, of course.

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