Monday, October 30, 2006


Over at 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**

pum-po-kin carvin' 06

Lil' beginner's pumpkin carving attempt #2: enraged squirrel... complete with walnuts!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

KT n' H.E.S Halloweenies!

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

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Me and Sleenaw getting into the Halloween spirit

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*

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cabaret Vampiress

This is what i'm going to attempt for my Halloween costume... (don't worry mom, it won't look this skanky)

... 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.

I've got quite a bit on my plate right now with work, hitting the gym, I HAVE to get through about 6 commissions (I've left those people hanging too long), and 3 gam-o-ween illustrations for Oh, and also next week's shrub monkey. I'm feeling stretched pretty thin as it is... I hope I don't get sick... sniff. I'm feeling very much like Bilbo right butter scraped over too much bread...

A happy belated b-day posting to Gerry-kins!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Shrub Monkey 30

Blah... icky unproductive day today.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Shrub Monkey #29

New comic! Click the title link if the image uploads too small to read on blogger. Also, coming soon from girlamatic:

duh duh duh... I'm being mysterious here!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

24 hours and not a single comic!

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

sketch dump #2

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.

Mindless doodles, just lettin' my brain wander...

The guy at the bottom was born to be charicatured, so I'm sad I wasn't able to capture him too well. BUT it's a good thing in that it's making me practice more.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Shrub Monkeys #28

You can tell I was having an awesome day at the studio when I drew this...