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Just a quick doodle done on my phone. I was watching The Last Samurai, and this is the first time doing facial hair without an actual reference.

Sketchbook for Android.

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Moleskine 1

I don’t know about you, but I like to decorate my sketchbooks. Especially since I can never find ones with nice designs on them.

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I recently purchased a few moleskines, the 120 page cahier in Extra Large, I bought the packs of 3 in black, and in a brown manila colour. So in total, I have 6. This is just one of the ones I decorated. Simple silver antlers. It’s so pretty, almost like it has foil on it in person. If you’d like a print for sale of this comment below, and I’ll take a better photo so I can add it to my Society6 shop.

0.5mm Silver Pentel Gel Pen.

Deer Skull

As you can see, my skills for creating titles are ah-ma-zing. *Sarcasm*

This one took over a year to finish.

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I wasn’t working on this on and off for a year, I started it, did 8-12 hours of work on it, then left it there sitting on my hard drive until exactly a year later. Like most of my purely digital work, it started off as a doodle/practice painting of the deer skull. If you haven’t noticed by now, I like bones. They are, and probably for a long while will be a common occurrence in most of my work. Also, I really like antlers.

Suprise! This too is a print available for purchase on my Society6 page! Go here to buy one!

Paint Tool Sai.

Orchids

Something a little more recent. Started off as a mindless doodle.

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Done back in January of 2012. I actually made this into a purchaseable print on my Society6 page. Go check it out and maybe buy a print here. There’s also a skin for your iphone ;).

Paint Tool Sai, with Adobe Illustrator for the watermark.

WIP – Skeleton Knight

 

 

This is something I started on a whim. Drawing armor tends to be much more complicated than I had imagined.

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Drawing armor is proving to be a fairly tough challenge for me, so this may sit in the unfinished pile for some time. At least until I can create the armor in a way that I end up happy with it. On the plus side I did the banner nice!

0.5 mm Orange Lead, 0.5mm Graphite

Victorian Budgies

I have 4 budgies, usually during the day they are free to fly about the living room in joyous harmony. They have a number of perches to sit on, the fig tree in the corner (eaten alive), the branch installed in front of the back door so they can watch birdies outside, and everywhere else, (including the wind chimes Pickle loves to hide behind). They basically have free range of the main floor.

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One day, they were playing around the living room, they landed on their cage like this ^. I know it’s hard to tell from my super quick doodle, but it looked so much like a little conversation between Pickle (Left), Storm-born (Middle) and Cloud (Right). I have no clue why, but I was left with an idea of them humanized, in full Victorian regalia.

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Off to Africa

So a friend of mine from work was planning a massive trip to Africa, one that will span quite a few months.

We had a small work party to send her off, including gluten-free cake (made by another awesome co-worker), plenty of warnings and a little journal for when she’s travelling. We all signed pages in the little journal, but since I was not baking, I wanted to give her something more. I mean after nearly 4 years of working with her, I’d like to send her off with more than a smile and wave good-bye.

So, since I suck at this words and feels cohesion bit, I figured I’d give my dear little wordsmith, Pickle, a chance to say something. Since this is the first time I’ve mentioned Pickle on here, here’s some context: Pickle is one of the 4 budgie baby pals belonging to my father, but due to my work schedule I spend the most time with them. The four are named, Pickle, Salsa, Cloud and little baby Storm-born. Pickle is the noisiest of the bunch, he’s chocked-full of stories and discussions to be had with the walls, tree branches and paper clips. He’s ALWAYS talking, even when his head is buried under his wings with eyes shut, he’s still talking. It’s quite amazing really.

So I made a card for my friend with little Adventure Pickle on it.

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As you can see, he’s all decked out with his special adventure hat, little backpack (with Canadian maple leaf, seeing as he was born in Scarborough), a giant map, and his water bottle. Which, being Pickle, he has spilt. He’s quite the chubby little bird, also very adventurous in person, he’s made great trips up to my room to sit cuddled up in my blankets on a few occasions, he’s also flown into mirrors and bookshelves.

Anyways, enough of my pointless Pickle-talk. Upon receiving said card, my friend was very happy (or so I’m going to believe). It was nice feeling like I did a little more than just a simple signing of a group journal/card.

Done using Crayola pencil crayons, on printed cardstock.