Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Why Andrea is amazing!

This is from a while back, but now that I have the photo I must post it! Andrea suprised me for my birthday by leaving this adorable gift basket at my desk at work. It was full of candy sushi that she made herself! The roll was a brownie, and the "sea weed" and "tamago" (egg) was coloured marzipan. And the little fish eggs were jellie bellies (vanilla and strawberry if I can remember correctly) and stuck on with icing. It was delicious! But barely lasted the day (I just couldn't stop picking at it, it was so good!) Thanks Andrea! :)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Why my brother is awesome

Check it! It's an ad for some upcoming tutorial series my brother Shagster's working on. Funny stuff, there's even an animated bit in there I helped with! Well, I drew his likeness, he did the animation... still... check it! :)

Monday, January 22, 2007


My excuse for no Shrub Monkey to Girlamatic this week.
Definetly starting to feel like butter scraped over too much bread, here.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


The colour job was a disaster, she looks like a giant marshmallow with hooker make up, but I like the drawin' so I'm keepin' it.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

Just a sketch I fancied up. Drew this on the train back from work today. *zzzz*

Monday, January 08, 2007

Shrub Monkeys #38

Okay, maybe "traction" is too strong a word. But MAN do I love that wii, it's so fun!

Our list of damage so far totals thus:

Shagster: smacked the ceiling fan, knocked a glass of water all over the coffee table and a phone.

kt (me): broke a lamp, smacked my boyfriend on the wrist... hard, and massive aches and pains all over my body from playing wii sports with no prior or post stretchings.

I can't wait to play again! :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Playing with trias

Okaaay, I'm not extatic with the way this turned out (and the scan isn't fantastic) but I believe no piece is a failure as long as you learn from it. What I've learned: tria on top of blue pencil = NOT good. I'd hoped it'd cover up the parts I couldn't quite erase, instead it gave the picture a dirty look. Secondly... I have nooo clue how to work lighting and tone on skin. So I think I'll be focusing on that for the next little while.
After using photoshop for so long, it was a bit frenzied (but also fun!) working with trias again, as there's no undue button and I have to work fast if I want colours to blend.

A note about the subject matter: This is Mian Toris from the manga Caravan Kid, which was one of the first manga graphic novel's I've read, along side the Adam Warren Dirty Pair books. I'm on a huge nastolgia trip here folks, so bear with me as my various colour and medium dapplings will all star anime/manga, cartoon and comic heroines from my past. (If I have no clue for subject I default to pinups)

... I don't know why there's a huge green jelly bean chasing her... that's just life, I guess.

mmm.. sacraligious...

I explored Niagra over the winter break with five of my favouritest people on the planet, and look what we found in one of the town's Christmas stores: A smores nativity set!!!! Who'da thunk!? (You can't really tell in the picture, but baby Jesus is smiling)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Commission:Fire Emblem

This is a commission I did of the two main characters from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, for a very nice and patient guy named Tom. This was painted in photoshop (my standard medium) and I'm quite pleased with the way the sky turned out!