Posts Tagged ‘sketchblog’

Sandy Friday!

Hello all, and welcome once again to sketchblog Fridays here on cattifer.com! This last weekend, I had a wonderful trip out to Cannon Beach! I haven’t been out there since I was really little, so I was excited to go back. I actually did this exact pose, come to think of it…X3 Mmmm…beach!
me_beach
I’m not 100% sure what all is up with the background, but there it is. I dunno. I had fun doing this.:’}
Enjoy!

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08 2009

Tentacle Friday!

I think my studiomates Erika Moen and Dylan Meconis were drawing some sweet-looking Octomaids the other day for an auction, and it made me want to do something tentacley as well. They’re so fun to draw! So here is a Squidmaid. I tried twice to ink this today, but it seems I am having an off day(or I need to pitch my brush and get a new one). I was happy with the pencils, though, and I left it pretty much as-is to show some of the underdrawing. I get hounded a lot about the lack of visible underdrawing in my sketches by people who see my portfolio. I swear, it exists! It just goes down so light that by the time I’m done, it’s either been covered over, or erased away. But at least in this drawing you can still see the remains of the line of action I used to set up the pose. It’s down there at the bottom with the tentacles. Maybe some day I’ll scan in a set of process pictures so folks can see what goes into my drawings. Maybe that’ll be next week’s….
You may also notice I have once again opted for a full-on topless sea lady. It’s my though that if I were a sea lady, I too would go topless. It’s not like anyone who cares will ever see you anyhow. >.>;
ANYHOW.
Enjoy!
squidmaid

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06 2009

Fancy Friday!

The sketchblog entries keep on rollin’ in! I’ve been on an Ahnka and Gneiji kick for a while, as is becoming apparent with all this artwork. So here they are, all dressed up. We’ll assume they made it out with the scroll and now they’re off for the museum opening. :’}
I figured Gneiji always has something fancy to wear, so why not give Ahnka something nice for once as well.a_g_victorian
Gneiji’s hair has a bad tendency to go “Sideshow Bob” on me, but I did the best I could. If nothing else, I had fun researching the outfits. I changed a few things to suit my own personal tastes, but tried to at least keep the Victorian/Steampunk thing going best I could. Besides, I love drawing gowns with big skirts!
Enjoy!

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06 2009

Finisher Friday!

Remember that illustration from last week? I colored it! So here it is in all its colored glory! I really had fun working on this. What can I possibly do after this that will be as fun?
mummy_web

Hmmm… maybe another one!

12

06 2009

OMG Friday!

Holy sugarshack, ladies and gents! It’s been a while since I managed a sketchblog update. Steve Lieber challenged me to do a narrative illustration, so here it is. I’m planning on taking it to colors, but I wanted you all to see it now! I’m so excited!
mummy_inks

Gneiji’s creator has been on a Tomb Raider kick lately, so he suggested a shot of Ahnka and Gneiji running from a mummy. This was way fun to do, and I’m hoping to do more like this.
Enjoy!

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06 2009

Preparation Friday!

Hey! Friday sketchblog has returned once again! Here is a sketch I did yesterday of two of the main characters for a webcomic I’m currently dreaming up. Enjoy!tell_elle

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05 2009

Triumphant Friday!

Hey folks!  Even though I’ve been busy as hell, the sketchblog is back!  I dreamed last night that I drew something quick and silly for the sketchblog, so I figured I ought to do something.  For the record, this is not what I dreamed of drawing.  But I sat down to think of what to do, and a thought occured to me: Remember when drawing was fun, Cat?  Oh yes, I do.  And this is the sort of thing I used to draw, you know, back when drawing was purely for fun.:’}

So Elma survived her first battle in her campaign, though it was a little touch and go for a while.  In celebration of survival, here is this quick sketch!

Enjoy!elmashout

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03 2009

Preparation Friday

Hey all!  Work and such is keeping me quite busy, so I figured I’d use ths opportunity to show a little bit of what goes in to my thought process when I create a character.

Here’s a page of sketching I’ve done in preparation for what I hope will be next week’s sketchblog!  Can you guess what it might be? 🙂

Enjoy!

20

02 2009

My Flaccid Valentine

Sorry for the lack of updating last week. I just came off a very demanding job! But the good news is, I finished yesterday! Hopefully I’ll be able to post some of the work I did one of these days…
But for now, it’s time for Friday sketchblog! Since Valentines Day is tomorrow, have a Valentine, Flaccid Badger style!
Enjoy!
flaccid_vday

13

02 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