Friday, February 21, 2014

Clay day

Most recently in my Vertebrate class, we had a contest to put the muscles on a horses front leg. I got to work with Kami, EJ, and Alexandria. I think we did a great job. And we made a whole menagerie.

Leg being muscled.

While menagerie

A red tapir!

The chart we used was inaccurate so only one table actually got the muscles right by using their deductive reasoning.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flying Dodo Publications: Commissions

I forgot I could share this page about commissions! Help me afford school and all the art supplies I keep having to buy on a weekly basis and get yourself an awesome little (or giant) drawing.

Flying Dodo Publications: Commissions

Prices for Bubble people:
16 x 20 inches, 15 characters
    Full Color - $60
    Partial Color - $50

8.5 x 10 inches (letter), 4 characters
    Full Color - $25
    Partial Color - $20

5x7 inches, 2 characters
    Full Color - $15
    Partial Color - $10

Send Angela an email at And if there isn't a price quote for something you want, like a different size or different style of drawing, feel free to ask!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Between quarters

Before I started, I was so excited that Abe and I spent a day at the zoo taking photos. And for the next quarter we have to pick an animal to focus on. So here are some drawings of the tapir.
And here are some of the crummy photos I took. It's not easy, man. They have one of the older areas and the only view is through some old dirty glass. Plus this guy was running around like a nut.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Skull poster

We also had to make a final poster for the Zoological Illustration class. Of course, I have lost the InDesign files somewhere so I can't make the edits I want right now. But it's not so bad, right?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mink Skull

We could choose from a spotted skunk, muskrat, or mink skull. I liked the teeth on the mink and this little guys was missing some teeth. Looks like the two front teeth fell out during cleaning, but his right incisor is closed in with bone, so I think he lost that in life. Pretty cool.
Gestural drawings
Measured line drawings

Graphite value studies

Gouache and colored pencil

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Seattle Aquarium

On of our class days for Zoological Illustration as at the Seattle Aquarium. This was pretty darn fun.
Grumpy fish and a dogfish (which is really a composite of many dogfish)

Cuttlefish! No way to capture their entire cuteness

He really sat there for about 15 minutes like this just looking at me and everyone else walking by

Coral that fish were swimming around.

seahorses and stuff

Here are some photos I took.
Cuttlefish! I watched for a while and they kept changing color

This harbor seal just sat the for like 15 minutes. Looked like he was posing for me.

They got a new octopus and he is much more friendly

Sea horses!

Starfish eating a clam. Nom Nom

Monday, February 3, 2014

Blue Cockchafer Beetle

Fyi, the 'ch' in 'chafer' is pronounced as 'sh.' Anyways, This was a fun if frustrating project. I wish I had drawn the bug smaller. And my original bug got cold and separated from the lucite, turning completely silver, which made drawing him in color very difficult. I got a new one that did not separate, but he wasn't blue.
Measured line drawings.

Graphite on bristol

Color tests

Color pencil on dendril