Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Just a wee something to show I live.

Monday, 4 August 2008


I love mythology - if I wasn't going to Dundee University for Art, it would have been Glasgow for Latin and Classics.

Anyway, here's a nymph getting chased by a horny satyr ^_^

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008

Alice for Kirsten

My sister is no longer a teenager! What is the world coming to?!?!

That means in two years, I *gulp* will no longer be a teenager...

Anyway, here's her birthday present from me. She and I loved Alice in Wonderland when we were little (and still do now that I have the DVD)

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

She pops into my head

This is a character that's been in my head for..... man, must be years now. She's gone through many changes in appearance, personality, surroundings etc., but still keeps a consistent sort of essence (that right now I can't put into words). She's probably going to go through more changes before I can pin her down... but part of me doesn't really want to do that. I guess she's a free spirit!

Anyway, I've been thinking about her a lot recently (she always seems to pop into my head during holidays). I've got a rough idea of what I'm going to do with her now, with other characters and such. I plan on scanning in other sketches, but above is something I already had on the computer. In my mind, she isn't usually as sweet as she looks above (it was just something simple to sketch, ink and colour).

Maybe I'll share some of my ideas about her on this blog, for what it's worth. I'm caught between eagerness and reluctance of showing her to the world. I don't know what's worse, my ideas and drawing being cruelly criticised, or staying in obscurity.

Geez, I write too much about nothing!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Check the new do

Got a new haircut yesterday - it's pretty short!

I was kinda scared to show my dad, as he thinks long hair is better, but he said it was lovely. Now he's just referring to me as "Baldy". Fathers.....

Apologies for poor quality of pictures (webcam), but it doesn't really matter as I look terrible in pictures anyway! These two aren't too bad.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Happy Birthday Dad! + extra

It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow (he's going to be 52, but he doesn't look it ^_^). Anyway, that means I have to make a card for him (not that it's a chore or anything, I love doing it!). I was originally going to do a Tom and Jerry card, as they're his very very favourite, but I got this idea of a cute daddy's-little-girl image instead whilst looking at pages from a Flintstones Golden Book (I think it was on a certain Mel Crawford's blog).

I tried to capture the painting style of the illustrations...and pretty much failed. I am also going to use the age old excuse of "my scanner totally ruined the colours"...'cos it's true.

Also, I used a photo of me lying on my dad's chest when I was a newborn for reference....I would post it for comparison, but my dad happens to be shirtless in it and I'm not sure he would want me to put it on the internet anyway.

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I've been trying to get into using watercolours, so here's a sexy yet nipple-less genie. I kinda like it, but I admit that it's generic. I wasn't really focussing on what she looked like, more the colour. Which is blue. 'Cos genies=blue is imprinted in my mind.

(I loved Aladdin)

I have this bad habit of drawing girls with their arms behind their back...I think it's because I don't know what I want the arms to be doing.

Here's some guy, as I don't draw guys enough. I get the feeling that if he was a real person, I wouldn't like him.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Tribute to Skadi

It's Wednesday, and that means it's SKADI DAY! Huzzah!

My new favourite webcomic, so I do belive fanart is in order

I love the shape of her body - skinny arms and torso and chunky marathon-runner legs! But I suppose there must be a lot of running in the barbarian business

I might work up the guts to do one in colour and post it on the fanart part of the forum - these are way too scribbly.

Skadi was created by Katie Rice and Luke Cormican. And I love them for it.

Go see!!!

ALL the comics there are awesome!

Doodles galore part 1

Big, big mass of doodles from over the past two weeks.

Lots of girls. Lots of very similar looking girls. And I'm really just trying to imitate the way Katie Rice and Kali Fontecchio draw girls (among a whole host of great artists to be found in blogs or on Cartoon Retro). I adore the way they draw, but I think I really need to find new artists in the hope that I find new ways to draw. I don't want to be the girl who tries to copy Katie Rice (for example), but that seems to be the way I'm going.

Also, I may have posted a lot of drawings, but I think it's clear that I'm stuck in a rut - without thinking I find myself drawing what are basically the same girly characters with the same features, expressions, emotions (if any).....moan moan, whinge whinge and so on, and so on....

So why the hell am I posting these if all I'm going to do is berate them? Well, with any luck, it can show how I'm progressing and give me a kick up the rear (wow, you suck! better change that!). or even have someone tell me where I'm going wrong. And to be completely honest, I quite like some of these.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Still learning + doodles + slight self loathing

This one here is Fujiko from Lupin III, my current favourite manga. And now the digital process! (which I'm still learning)

Inspiration partly from a girl I saw in Glasgow and blended with Betty Boop cartoons I had been watching.

I couldn't ink her hands right...I spent the best part of an hour trying to do it, got frustrated and decided to give her weird mitten-claws instead.

Doodles and such....

Wow, this one is a few months old....I'm guessing October. Who knows what I was thinking at the time

I got pretty badly sunburnt recently (yes, quite possible in Scotland!) - never fall asleep in the sun with low-factor suncream.

She started off as a no-one-in-particular, then Sody, then I screwed up in the inking and now shes a no-one-in-particular who looks vaguely Sody-like.

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These are all really boring generic...and facing the same way...and all girls....

You can tell the girly-art influences here. Nothing new or exciting. I wish I could come up with some different, these all just look like poor imitations. Like I said last post, inspiration is needed! But none of my usual methods are working...I've obviously been relying on looking at the same artists' work/same dvds too much, andneed something new....

But what, I wonder?