Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
This was too scary not to share. My little sis was looking on our shelf for a family christmas movie to watch, and when she said "How about 'Demented little women'?" I had to see what she was talking about. Yes, the cover shows a regular happy Christmas scene with Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women characters... but why do they all look like they're possessed by satan???
Posted by Kt Shy at 8:08 PM
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
This week's topic at Artjumble was to draw yerself in the style of your favourite cartoon show. For the life of me, I CANNOT pick a favourite, I haven't had a "favourite" since I was 12 and Sailor Moon first hit the screens. There's lots of stuff I liiike, but it was so hard to choose that I just went with the smart-arse approach: Yeaaaaah Clutch Cargo!Then I felt like being nicer to myself and so drew a Ruby Gloom esque picture. It's a really cute show and my lil' sis absolutely adores it! ... man, with all the photos, drawings and comics of myself I keep posting , you all must think I'm the world's most narcissistic person...
Thursday, November 16, 2006
For those who don't know yet, my little sister has started her own blog! Check it out at duckwithumbrella.blogspot.com for the kinds of cute drawings and strange political (at least I think it's political...) cutout humour that only an 11 year old brain can cook up!
Posted by Kt Shy at 8:29 PM
You can tell my great love for backgrounds in this particular comic. BAH! I want to do serious comics some day soon, so I know I have to get better, but at this point in time I find no pleasure in drawing backgrounds. I want to put as few lines down as possible to get the joke across and that's it!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Hoooo man, I've been living and breathing work for the past week and a half. Thank goodness for weekends, I felt a brain crash coming on. Now for some random sillies... smile folks! It's the weekend fer gosh sake! (I really need to start studying colour theory... I need more hours in the day! )
Again, seeing as blogger never opens my Shrub Monkeys the proper size, click the title link, it'll re-direct you to girlamatic.com where I post these.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Over at girlamatic.com we had "GAM-o-ween" week where we've all swapped characters, put them in random assigned costumes and drew pictures of them all at a big ol' Halloween party!
Dale Ingram of "Hold my Life" draws Shagster and I: here!
And I was given Rachael Moore's "Unicorn Campaign" characters, dressed as Indian dieties! Good times!
**click title link to see full picture**
Sunday, October 29, 2006
My lil' sister's and my costume. She's going as "Aunty Monica" this year. You know, from the song:"I have an aunty, an aunty Monica, and when we go shopping, they all say 'ooh la la' because her feather's a swingin', her feather's swingin' so! Her feather's a swingin', her feather's swingin' so..." etc etc, on to her boa, her purse, and things like that.If you even went to girl guide camp you probably know exactly what I'm babbling about here. OK, time to do some commissions. I'm getting sick though, *cough* *snuffle* *snff
Posted by Kt Shy at 12:17 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Malabar on Queen and McCaul St. has the bestest rental gowns I ever did see. I'm not sure if we were allowed to take pictures in their costumes, but there were no discouraging signs... (therefore this is kinda like free advertisement for anyone who reads this blog)
I wish it were more common place to dress up in gowns like these, or that I could find random opportunities to do so. *sigh*
Posted by Kt Shy at 2:19 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
... why the heck do I always draw my girls with such massive thighs? It's almost subconcious! I don't even know I've done it til the picture is coloured.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Today is 24-hour-comic day so guess what I did??? Absolutely nothing save this Zelda sketch. BAH! I had such good intentions too! Today I was going to polish off a few commissions, do a whole bunch of Shrub Monkeys (so as to have a reserve ready for girlamatic) and get another Potterific done. Rather, I went for a wonderful autumn hike with my parents, checked out a halloween costume shop and some sushi, recieved a fantastic package in the mail (copies of a Harry Potter fanzine put together by various web artists and published VERY nicely by Johane Matte) and watched the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice (for the first time) and fell completely in love with Colin Firth all over again!
Somewhere in there I put on the Legend of Zelda cartoon from the Super Mario Bros Super Show (that Steven bought) for nostalgia sake... just something to play in the background while I sketched, but instead I got so wrapped up in it. It's just sooo bad it's good! And Link's personality is so drastically different from what you'd expect playing the games that it's hilarious! I can't picture Link from "Twilight Princess" trying to steal smooches or throw his indignant "excuuuuuuuuse me, princess" catch phrase at Zelda...
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
My latest sketch dump. The fact that I draw strangely structured (or not structured) ladies at work (during breaks) shows that I HAVE to start going to lifedrawing again. Like, NOW! I'm in nekid-people-withdrawl.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
My sister's been watching the original japanese sailor moon dvds, and I couldn't help getting nostalgic seeing those short skirted crazy teens running around on screen. I was such a massive Sailor Moon fan back when it came out... I'dve been the same age Heather is now! Oy! I wish they had the american version on dvd though... die-hard fans will hate me for saying this but I prefer the colour touchups and the voices and the music in the version that was released here. Some of the.. okay, ALL of the music makes me cringe in the original japanese version. But yah! Hurray for the days of yore... and Mercury has always been my favourite senshi... even though she has the stupidist pose and the stupidest powers... somehow I was able to relate to her... or maybe I'm just a fan of all things blue.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
**click title link for full view**
I was kinda sick the day before this was due for uploading on girlamatic, and promised to colour it when I got the chance... but when I started doing so today I went "baaaaah, forget that." Shrub Monkeys is supposed to be quick and experimental anyway, and slapping blue on top aint gonna make the strip read 200% clearer...... ok, fine, you got me, I'm just being lazy......
I wanna vacation...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
If it opens too small, click the title link and it'll take you to the Girlamatic site. Oh, and a note to all you self-proffessed bakers, never think that by substituting ingrediants with things that SEEM similar that'll you'll get anything close to tasty... I can't remember all the things I ad-libbed when I made brownies a couple years ago, but I can still remember how AWFUL they tasted.
Hmm! Apparently Caillou season 3 (first show I ever worked on) won some kinda award for best canadian animated tv series production. How about that? You proud of me yet, mum? Just kiddin', o' course you are...
Click the title link to check out the the AWN article (in case you wanna confirm I'm not making all this up).
Posted by Kt Shy at 1:39 PM
Friday, September 15, 2006
I don't have too much to say today, so instead I'll do a lil' show and tell.
Movie recommendation of the week: Idiocracy (go see now, it's a real fun movie... kinda scary too as it's a look at where our society miiiiiight be heading, but still really funny!)
My absolute favourite artist today: http://dermotpower.com This guy did concept art for the Harry Potter movies, the new Star Wars, and some awesome Willy Wonka concept art amongst other projects. Go! Get inspired!
Have a good weekend y'all! Looks like I'm gonna be doing alot of cleaning around the house... oh, and checking out the local abandoned renaissance faire grounds! Wee!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Mermaid art tag at http://elbowbite.blogspot.com/ ... check it ouuuuut!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
It's official! Shrub Monkeys just launched today as a part of the line up at www.girlamatic.com. You can check out the press release here: http://www.girlamatic.com//comics/gam-edit.php?view=archive&chapter=13069
The past few days have been incredible. For one, it was my birthday thursday , now I'm 23, and I got to see Monty Python's Spamalot which is BRILLIANT, a must see. Hilarious. Friday I went to see Video Games Live, the symphony orchestrated event, with my siblings, and it was beautiful. The big screen with awesome clips, the lighting on the musicians, the giant froger game, the INSANE piano playing dude who could play mario theme songs at top speed BLIND-FOLDED! Oh! It was too much! So good! Another "must see." Sunday I went to the comic expo with Steven and Heather, and bumped into a bunch of friends there. It was alot of fun and I've decided to finally get my act together and set up a table for next year! So... now I have to put stuff together for it ... ack! Well, it's a year away, most deadlines considered that's not bad at all. But still, as Steven can attest I tend to procrastinate aLOT when it comes to my own work. Ah well.
Some pics from the convention:
A bunch of ruffians we ran into.
Steven hanging with his new buddy and doing something unordinary... wearing glasses.
Posted by Kt Shy at 6:52 PM
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Yes, AS you can see by this post my computer is finally hooked up to the internet! FINALLY! The past few weeks have been wonderful and wonderfully busy. I'm pretty much all settled back at home and into my new job. Iggy Arbuckle is such an adorable show, really cute and funny. I'm very much enjoying myself working there.
ALSO, Shrub Monkeys will be joining the lineup at www.girlamatic.com, a lady friendly comic site, so that's very exciting for me and Steven! We're set to update every tuesday, so that'll be an awesome kick-in-the-rear for my usual procrastinatory self... (I think that's a made up word)...
Here's 2 more "Ben Bear-esque" illos I did, one as an "I'm back! So feed me and do my laundry!" gift to my family, and the other a farewell pic for my Ottawa roomate Andrea.I actually REALLY did kick her door down once. The door had gotten stuck due to age and poor workmanship so I had to use my years of ancient kung fu training to save the day. I splintered the wood and bent the locking mechanism and everything, but the wierd part is it was actually alot of fun...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I'd never really found the name "Hogwarts" to be at all odd until I read the Goblet of Fire. Here you had the Durmstrang school show up, full of strong, serious young men, then the Beauxbaton school, with it's lovely gifted ladies... both school names reflecting its students......then there's "Hogwarts"... like... hosting what, smelly fat kids with skin bumps? Geeze! Not an entirely flattering name! Which is how me and Shagster came about this lil' comic. I don't know if the British system calls its elementary school system "elementary school" or something else, but I figure this way keeps it clear for most people. Also, the bgs and uniform designs I stole shamelessly from google, so if they look familiar (or if you happened to wear one as a child) it's no strange coincidence.
Monday, July 10, 2006
This is Buttercup from The Princess Bride. I hadn't seen the movie in so long, but I watched it again today and just loved it all over. She wears this dress when she's moping around the castle pining for her beloved, I love this scene because it manages to be both heartbreaking and also kinda funny...
I still have a long way to go in pencil crayon colour theory.