Wednesday, September 29, 2021

My niece is literally a female Calvin (including love of zombies and propensity for horrible facial expressions). I think that makes me Hobbes? We've had surprisingly philosophical conversations for a three-year-old.

With apologies to Bill Watterson.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Back when I used to play Kingdom Hearts Union χ (R.I.P.), I had fun designing creative interpretations of my player character's outfits! Here are some of them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

A friend of mine requested more Lystrosaurus doodles, and as I found myself with some free time, I decided more cute paleoart was in order. :)

Lystrosaurus was basically the pot-bellied pig of the Permian.

 Lystrosaurus encounters a juvenile Gorgonops. As the little fella isn't anywhere near a threat yet, the two simply shake their paws tentatively at each other and go on with their lives.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Character designs for a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic I wrote a few years back and will probably put on the blog once I'm done putting up all my Neopets stuff. It's the story of how a peculiar unicorn saved her small kingdom with the power of happiness, and fought for everyone's right to be happy and hope for a bright future. Because it takes place several centuries before the show, in a made-up region of Equestria, I got to create a lot of pony OCs and even a villainous creature, so it was a lot of fun. 

Borealis creates shimmering aurorae in the sky, although she also has a more practical job as leader of a group of exiled ponies who live in the woods. She has given up on the idea of ever being able to return to her home--can anypony convince her otherwise?

Birthday Bash is implied to be a distant ancestor of Pinkie Pie. He's exceptionally good at remembering absolutely everypony's birthday--and throwing them a fantastic party to celebrate.

Sundance and Moondog, pegasus siblings, create striking atmospheric phenomena around the sun and moon, respectively. They're not sure why that got them exiled, because it doesn't actually do anything important, it's just nice to look at. Curious.

Scooper Duper makes ice cream and has a real talent for creating new delicious flavors. He's got the color scheme of mint chocolate chip, my favorite ice cream flavor.

Queen Tanith is a lamia tyrant who has ruled over the kingdom of Daybreak for the past few centuries, working its ponies hard in dim factories to provide goods for other areas outside of Princess Celestia's jurisdiction. Anypony who tries to resist is promptly turned to stone by Tanith or her army of shadow serpents. Nopony knows why Celestia hasn't come to help them yet, but just about everypony has given up hope--except for Radiant Dawn, a unicorn schoolteacher who tries hard to keep her students hopeful and courageous despite the principal's criticism. Hopefully that won't land her in trouble one of these days... (ominous foreshadowing)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

More sketches!

Prehistoric kitties, Smilodon and a cave lion:

Tufaimon, a Digimon I made up for a roleplay with a friend. She's a dragon goddess who rules over the earth Digimon.

Random character design.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Concept sketch for the  EX-β006 Karkadann from Blue Diver!

Blue Diver is still at the editor's, so I'm taking the opportunity to brush up on my art skills. I've been watching technical tutorials on YouTube and following along... with my own subject matter, of course. :) This sketch came about while watching a tutorial by vehicle designer Dwayne Vance.

The Karkadann is an experimental PT model, its primary weapon being a pair of arm-mounted laser ribbons for mid-range combat. Its computer is also equipped with sophisticated combat algorithms developed by a martial artist. As a result, the Karkadann is a highly technical PT that most Divers have difficulty handling--but Auva, a trained martial artist and test pilot hopeful who wants to make a living out of flying innovative vehicles, takes quickly to the Karkadann. It's a speedy, lightweight unit that also packs a powerful punch, with a tradeoff in the defense department.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Expression studies for Celice and Isengrim from my Neopets cast.


Wednesday, September 1, 2021