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Image: tigerrajcolor.jpg   576x720 265420 bytes 2003.06.01

Finally colored this one...took me long enough!

Image: tribaltapir.jpg   640x800 112209 bytes 2002.12.17

I wanted to paint somebody hefty for a change, and this Brazillian tapir seemed like a good choice. There's plenty of skinny chicks in anthro art, god knows--I think she's still cute--for a tapir--despite having a substantial amount of meat on her bones (or if she isn't, I'm not gonna mention it while she's holding that spear.)

Image: turtlerock.jpg   422x750 103314 bytes 2003.08.07

In most worlds, of course, mountains are formed in the normal way, by buckling crust which is then eroded by wind and rain. On one particular world, however, geology works rather differently, and mountains accrete around a seed, like a pearl around a grain of sand. In this case, we see an infant mountain forming around one dismayed tortoise.

Image: Ufrogbri.jpg   400x550 77247 bytes 2002.03.22

This was a piece I did over Christmas, inspired by having to buy a dozen children's books for assorted nieces and other small children. There's a fairy tale behind it, wherein a frog bride drives a coach drawn by roosters to marry her prince, some fairies get involved, everyone lives happily ever after, but the real joy for me was that I got to draw frog cleavage.

Image: Ufrogjay.jpg   800x370 70676 bytes 2002.03.23

I'm not sure if this is appropriate, per se...he's not an anthromorph, but he's definitely a fantasy frog. We have here the Stellar's Frogjay, raucous denizen of parks and gardens. This was the frog that started my love-affair with painting frogs with weird markings. (Now I'll have to upload a few of his brethren so he doesn't get lonely...flocking frogs are social creatures, after all.)

Image: Ujackal.jpg   381x550 83833 bytes 2002.03.22

This is an older character portrait I did for someone, who never paid me and pulled the standard internet vanishing act, much to my annoyance. Ah, well, que sera, sera, live and learn. It's a golden jackal with a gun, a leather jacket, and a wall full of scribbled slogans (including, ironically, "Trust no one.")

Image: UMithras.jpg   433x650 92025 bytes 2002.03.27

A somewhat older painting of mine, which I recall finishing on the last day of 1999. Despite its age, and the rather obvious Royo influence, I'm still rather fond of it--the god Mithras as a white ram, sacrifice and sacrificer of the ancient fraternal mystery religion of Mithraism. Prints of this image are available through Rabbit Valley.

Image: Umoudrag.jpg   386x600 96710 bytes 2002.03.23

Here's another older piece of mine, called "The Littlest Hunter" of a rather funky little dragon catching his favored prey, the mouse. The background was done entirely digitally, and I vaguely recall my hand being cramped into an unuseable claw by the time I staggered away from the machine.

Image: Umousedrousedrag.jpg   700x545 103940 bytes 2002.03.18

Here we have the results of the first commission I've sold on Furbid--the three characters are a mouse, a drouse, and a dragon, all of which belong to Draco. (Who, by the way, was a absolutely wonderful client, all of 'em should be like that.) I was inordinately pleased with how it came out, even if the dragon sort've overpowered the scene. (Then again, he's a dragon.) More fun with backlighting! Anyone interested in a commission, I've got one up for auction on Furbid now. Characters copyright to Draco, image by Ursula Vernon.

Image: unicorncard.jpg   585x576 120800 bytes 2004.04.28

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, and I have no idea either. Prints and original available, check out for all the gory details.

Image: Unurk2.jpg   433x650 107973 bytes 2002.03.22

Nurk, heroic shrew at large, meets the King of Dragonflies, a somewhat alarming multi-armed monarch. The King's a nice guy, though, and knew Nurk's grandmother, Lady Surka the warrior shrew, so they get along fine. (Painting with that many colors is a scary thing indeed...) A scene from the ongoing saga of Nurk, which I swear I'll work on in earnest some day...

Image: Ursatlmer.jpg   700x544 155222 bytes 2002.02.05

"Atlantis Calling" an older painting of mine of a fishy sort've anthro, and a whole lot of coral and rocks. Painter/Photoshop.

Image: Urscoatl.jpg   375x600 75944 bytes 2002.02.05

"Coatl Dance" my first (and possibly last) attempt at an anthro-snake. Some creatures were just not meant to have legs.

Image: Ursdance1.jpg   607x700 88031 bytes 2002.02.06

An older piece of mine..."And the Salamander Danced With The Secretary Bird." Even after all this time, I still dig the salamander's expression.

Image: Ursdillo.jpg   606x700 133959 bytes 2002.02.07

Cathbad the armadillo, and his pet vulture, Hendrix. I'm unable to shake the feeling that this needs some kind of background, but hell if I can think of one that fits--suggestions welcome.

Image: Ursdragonlings.jpg   667x500 97370 bytes 2002.03.06

Now this is a blast from the past...1998, dredged up the other day, and figured what the heck...maybe someone would like to see how far I've come in the art of computer coloring in four years. Fear the cute punk dragons!

Image: Ursfrogkachina.jpg   538x700 121387 bytes 2002.02.10

Frog in Hopi Indian kachina gear, possibly praying for increase in flies. I love kachinas. And frogs. I suppose, given that, this was sort've inevitable. The fact that there aren't many tree frogs in the American Southwest and none of them are bright blue is a detail best left to the imagination.

Image: Ursgoat1.jpg   436x600 64161 bytes 2002.02.05

"The Third Billy Goat Gruff" another older painting, showcasing the Heckler & Koch Troll Stopper 9000, because a goat oughta be able to stomp over any bridge he damn well wants to.

Image: Ursgryph.jpg   700x548 65025 bytes 2002.02.06

A gryphon and fireflies. I don't paint many gryphons, but I'll spare the lengthy rant about that topic, since space and venom are finite.

Image: Urshyena.jpg   506x700 134102 bytes 2002.02.15

It's a used djinni merchant! And who better to sell used djinn than a hyena. "Ya, ya, special deal, 'coz I like you. Little djinnyeh, only one owner, and he only used her for light housework. Was gonna save this one for myself, you know, but I cut you a deal..." Anyway, I was working for a more expressive, animated quality to the face and figure on this guy.

Image: ursloch.jpg   750x580 138257 bytes 2002.04.15

Lochnivar the winged coyote, a commission for Francisco Anzisan, who holds the copyright on said character. I really liked the idea of the various airships in the setting , and the lion-faced sun on one particular airship. Overall, I was quite pleased with how it came out.

Image: ursnurk1.jpg   656x500 75911 bytes 2002.03.06

Nurk! One of these days, I'm going to write that children's book people tell me I should write, and it may involve the saga of an intrepid (and polite) young insectivore named Nurk, armed with native shrewy wit, a cheese sandwich, and an extra pair of socks, out in the wild world in his trusty Snailboat. And before anyone asks--he didn't kill the snail, okay? The snail died of natural causes at a ripe old age, surrounded by family and friends, and Nurk found the snail shell on a beach. Anyone attempting to bring up that grisly scene pencilled into my sketchbook by my boyfriend involving the spear-wielding shrew dancing on a deceased snail will be supressed. It was late, and we were drunk.

Image: Urssundog.jpg   408x700 94737 bytes 2002.02.05

"Sundog" featuring a charming canine, the female dog-soldier, and a style I've been playing around with lately, contrasting strong lines and slick texture with rough and realistic fur. Still working the kinks out...

Image: Urstauceti.jpg   500x700 100577 bytes 2002.03.06

"Cats of Tau Ceti III" This is an old painting from 99--tripped over it as I was digging through my hard drive a few weeks back. High-tech cougar? Felinoid alien? I dunno. This painting and I have a long and bizarre relationship--I am exceedingly proud of it, and I only remember it exists about once a year. I have only the vaguest memory of the act of painting it, and I tend to forget about it almost immediately after viewing. I don't know why! Prior to having discovered it this last time, it was exiled for a year to the barren reaches of my computer. Print available at Rabbit Valley, possibly I will remember it exists this time.

Image: Urswolf1.jpg   600x533 70773 bytes 2002.02.06

Another older piece, but one I retain an unnatural fondness for. Predator/prey relationship? Friends? Sheep getting hustled? No idea here, I just paint 'em.

Image: Urswolfshaman.jpg   502x650 91219 bytes 2002.02.24

"Lupines"-- bit of a pun, he's a wolf, those are lupine flowers in the background...well, I thought it was funny. This is a bit've a departure for me, but I'd been doing so much line work anyway, I needed a break, inspired by the oil pastel work of Susan Seddon Boulet. He seems a bit creepy to me, but hey! It might just be the deer-head cape with the eyes sewn shut. (Print on Furbid at if anyone's interested.)

Image: Userval.jpg   545x600 77847 bytes 2002.03.27

Cast your mind back to 1999. I don't know what you were doing, but I was working a corporate schlock job, and doodling monsters during stress-management meetings. One of these produced this fellow, Calox the Caracal Corsair. (Originally Selox the Serval, but it was pointed out that he was definitely a caracal.) There's a nonsense verse that goes with him, about being a vegetarian beast, and something about chickpeas, but I don't remember it terribly clearly. Published as a greeting card for awhile, but now reduced to lurking on my hard-drive, so I thought I'd haul him out for some air.

Image: valentinebird.jpg   500x250 40418 bytes 2002.05.09

Valentine's is several months past, now, but I tripped over this quick little doodle in my files...a valentine I whipped up that morning for my boyfriend, James. (I had barely an hour window of opportunity, which explains the crudity, I hope.)Anyway...

Image: vulturebaby.jpg   864x594 100640 bytes 2004.05.02

It was a simple idea, really--if storks carry babies, then vultures must carry zombie babies. Right? Right.

Image: wangvalley.jpg   472x650 116237 bytes 2004.05.05

I can explain! Really! All my rock formations always look really phallic, and I figured I'd try to get it out of my system. Err. Yeah. And it needed a horrified lizard to balance it all out. Um. Yeah.

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