Archive for January, 2009

Drapery Friday!

Hey all!  In looking at my work recently, I’ve noticed that one thing I could use improvement on is my drapery.  So I thought, what better way to practice than to draw a wedding dress!  So, here is Ahnka in a wedding dress.:)

This week, my husband, Rich, made a sketchblog post where he talks about sometimes going overboard on sketches for his blog.  This week he posted the pencils only, what he usually inks over.  So now I’m feeling inspired, and thought that this week, just for fun, I would post both the finished product and the original pencils.  I think the sketch had something nice that the final draft loses.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think the finished work is poor in any way.  But anyone who does a lot of sketching tends to notice drawings lose some of the spontaneity and “life” that they had as rough pencils.  One of these days, I’ll figure out how to keep that from happening.

Anyhow, enough talking!  Here are the drawings!  I also drew the back of the dress, but didn’t take it to inks.  Enjoy!

ahnka_wedding_colorahnka_dress_pencilsahnka_dress_back

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01 2009

Perservering Friday!

All right, folks!  true to my word, I drew Capricorn, and am now kissing that whole Zodiac thing goodbye!

I’ll be starting something new this next Friday for my own sanity!

Enjoy!

capricorn

16

01 2009

Look! New art!

Hey folks!  Remember that drawing of the angel I posted a few weeks ago?  Well, he’s all colored and now up in my fantasy gallery!!  Here’s how it came out!

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15

01 2009

Angellic Friday!

Ok, screw the zodiac. I wasn’t all that into it anyhow. Next week, I’m drawing Capricorn and calling it good. But this week, since I’ve been short on time, I’m posting a sketch I’ve been working on for a while. Eventually, it’s getting colored and sent on to the person who requested it. Yes, it’s his D&D character! It is one of the most epic things I’ve ever put together. I got to draw a big, bad-ass weapon! And wings! I never get to draw wings. :’} I’m pleased, all things considered. Anyhow, here you go. Truth Cloudkill, everyone!

truth_ink

09

01 2009

The Erika Moen Show!

For anyone who missed it, Susan Tardif and I were on the Erika Moen Show last night! It was tons of fun, and you don’t have to miss out! It was recorded! So check it out!
Watch it!

Now, I was told that I was a little hard on myself, and I do apologize, but as any artist can tell you, it can be hard to speak very well of yourself sometimes.  It’s not that I think I’m a bad artist who’s not worth her salt, but I don’t want to sound like a concieted ego-maniac either.  I promise, I’m trying to find the happy middle ground….

Also, when asked about web comics I like, I forgot to mention JONNY CROSSBONES BY LES McCLAINE!!!!!!  Les, forgive me!!!!  I completely spaced.  But seriously!  Go check it out, because it is amazing.:’}

Jonny Crossbones!

All right!  I think that about does it!  Thank you so much, Erika, for having us on!  It was a blast!

Right!!!  You should also TOTALLY check out Erika’s awesome web comic, DAR!
A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary!

Now enjoy!  And thanks to everyone who showed up last night to give us support.  It meant a lot!:’}

07

01 2009

Now Live and Chatty!

Hey folks!

Fellow Periscopian Susan Tardif and I are going to be interviewed on Erika Moen’s internet show January 6th, at 7:30pm! You should come watch us and ask us questions! It’s going to be rad!
Here’s the link: Click it!

See you there!

06

01 2009

Merry Merry!

Hey!  Here is a Christmas card I made for a friend of mine.  It’s our roleplaying characters.:’}

*ducks as the entire internet points and shouts “NERD!!!!!”*

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04

01 2009

New Year Friday!

Hey!!!  The sketchblog is back after a short absence.  Best to start the new year off right. So here is a New Year’s card for you all, Japanese-style.  Hope the year of the Ox is good for everyone!

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“Happy New Year!  Let’s do our best, ok?”

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01 2009