"Pointy stiiiiicks! Pointy stiiiiicks! Get your pointy sticks right here!
You can't get sticks like this where you're going!"
I heard this on my way out of a Renaissance Faire (with the
prerequisite olde English accent.) There was a time when I though this
quote was actually relevant in a roundabout way because just like that
guy, I'm shamelessly listing out my wares. His were sticks, mine are
old sketches, "in progress" work, and never-finished work. Now I think
I just like that quote. :-)
Anyhow, there's stuff here you won't find (or maybe want to find)
anywhere else. Although I didn't upload every last little thing I
did, this is as complete as the online stuff gets.
Ms. peach blouse.
sketches from Hydra.
Some guy clothes sketches.
(15,138 bytes) More renfair clothing ideas.
A whole page of Sweet Apricots
Dress Sketches - a bunch of dress sketches gathered on one page
The rest of the Sketches
Female ouroboros halfbreed
ash_wing.jpg (67,757 bytes) A dragon
for a t-shirt idea which never materialized.
athena (25,502 bytes) a vampire lady.
blah blah sensual, blah blah copper hair, blah blah blah. maybe i'll
finish, maybe not. has some bugs, but i like her hair.
tiamar (31,766 bytes) wow, pastel colors
Figure Bowing - A color sampler of a
sketchy bowing fairy.
blue_wings0137b2.jpg (16,901 bytes)
blue_wings0137e.jpg (16,211 bytes) actually red
The two "blue wings" were because someone saw the "Sea Wings" and asked for
a little sketch of blue wings. I didn't put it up for a while because I
didn't like the shape of the wings but then I tweaked it until it was
kanisa_khalil1606b.jpg (56,920 bytes)
Lady Kanisa and lucky dragon Khalil for Pierre. I can't believe it's still not
done after more than 15 hours of work. Which is why it's here. I like it
enough that I plan to finish it.
liane0242b.jpg (15,141 bytes)
another sitting fairy
insect_armor.jpg (17,578 bytes)
dancing_flame.jpg (22,336 bytes)
seawings_splash2.jpg (14,851 bytes)
This was on my top level homepage until March 2000.
jelly0025f.jpg (16,597 bytes) Used this as a background
briefly. Can you tell I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium? Great jellyfish exhibit.
ladyhawk_red.jpg (25,263 bytes) Peanut gallery liked
the silver-grey version better but here's the original colors.
misintree.jpg (27,607 bytes) Inspired by
those "nosies" or maybe "whirlygigs".
jabberwock3.jpg (57,314 bytes) A much earlier version.
This is when and how I started it. I decided the purely side view was too boring.
he.jpg (17,547 bytes) "He" to complement "A sidhe named She."
"Pencil-shop" done in
Boston, Susie's house late one night.
leaf.jpg (10,072 bytes) Original sketch
leaf_night.jpg (35,459 bytes) Nighttime version. Peanut
gallery liked the "day" version better.
May 1998 "Dark fey" which never got finished but some people who found
it liked it enough to ask to use it.
darkfey0.jpg (15,948 bytes)
darkfey3b.jpg (23,673 bytes)
darkfey3b2.jpg (22,530 bytes)
drifting.jpg (13,252 bytes)
drifting.gif (27,598 bytes)
"Drifting" first came out. Sept 1998 modified for use as
visor1.jpg (5,785 bytes) visions of Gibson dancing through
she5.jpg (47,860 bytes) Early version of one of my favorite
pieces, "A sidhe named She."
emptiness.jpg (14,321 bytes)
jasmine.gif (4,218 bytes) Jasmine.
Learned what it was, drew some (grows outside the
porch.) Was thinking of it because there was a "Jasmine" in Hydra.
hooded.jpg (15,069 bytes) I did this on my brother's computer
over vacation. I don't like this, it didn't come out at all like my vision... I
think I was envisioning something like a leaner younger Obi-wan but it's all lost in the
mists of time now, especially since I failed to capture the look.
gargoyle.jpg (13,592 bytes) Gargoyle
overhead.jpg (12,639 bytes) Was supposed to be for someone
in Hydra. Dunno if they ever used it, what with all the secrecy.
goshawk_dkgr_jewel.jpg (24,500 bytes) another
hawk around the same time. Referenced from "Peterson Field Guides Western Birds."
illy_door.jpg (28,738 bytes) The first "illy door" as
spelled by sunspark. The original B/W. He was supposed to be black and I didn't know how
to do black on a black background. Finally I decided on the blue hilights and spent
a bunch of time converting him.
Did these for the person who manages the "Castle Amber Library"
unicorn.jpg (25,758 bytes) From a horse in a dictionary.
Too stodgy though
unicorn_cameo.gif (8,328 bytes)
unicorn3.jpg (29,631 bytes) In June, redrew it into something
more fancy and floofy. Also turned it into a tiling background for same person.
Arachnoids & Co. A bunch of pretty quick sketches (except for the crab) done for speed.
mantis.jpg (6,813 bytes) I used something for reference but
I forget what now...
scorpion.jpg (14,129 bytes) From the Webster's dictionary
shell.jpg (5,323 bytes) reference from something
spider.jpg (4,460 bytes) obviously no reference :-)
blue_crab.jpg (12,433 bytes) Also from the dictionary
silver_rose.jpg (4,085 bytes) for Susie for an icon
for Mikee's Amber run webpage.
Psiflare icon sketches for Abe.
Decided to try making web icons, made the purple skull
which with excellent feedback from DaveModiano, actually turned out
looking kind of 3d and skull-like. (Tried using a monkey skull
picture in National Geographics which didn't work well at all.) Also
did a red skeletal hand which despite best efforts, looked like a palm
frond. A few days later, drew a baby tiger using a greeting card as a
reference. It came out surprisingly furry and real looking.
(hundreds of strokes with a low opacity paintbrush.) Was pleasantly surprised.
Made first version of "Scratch" icon for Susie's homepage.
psiflare.gif (3,206 bytes) For Abe
skull.jpg (2,537 bytes)
tiger.jpg (27,552 bytes)
scratch.jpg (19,233 bytes)
hand.jpg (5,872 bytes)
cyanosis.jpg (14,182 bytes) "Purple hand", mine.
Simple blue flames for my homepage icon. I was drawing in reds and
oranges, decided to try inverting it and liked the blues better.
Made the CMonster for Mossflower first in MacPaint, I think. Took it
home and used photoshop, discovered the smudge tool, fell in love with
flame_med.gif (4,986 bytes)