1 Media: Pentel brush pen, silver karismacolour pencil crayon and white gel pen on brown paper. Summer 2015
Drawn during a journey from hell on the TGV from the Languedoc up to Paris. Our train broke down, then it was too overcrowded so they had to send another, then there was a bomb scare so we were diverted onto the slow tracks. Took about 7 hours or so longer than it should have. Still, the important thing is we got where we were going in the end! And I drew this :-)
2 Media: Derwent LineMakers, red and black Pigma Microns on 6x12" Pink Pig 'Posh' cartridge paper.
Fire dragon! =) Also coloured digitally. Derwent's LineMarkers are just slightly un-waterproof. Which gives some shading options.
3 Pen and ink, some colour pencil.
Winged muntjac skull. See 'colour pencils' section for the other version of this one.
4 Alternative title: "WHHHYYYY are we still heeerrreeee???!!" ... This was drawn whilst waiting hours at Carcassonne airport for a flight we knew would not be allowed to land due to fog, so quite why Ryanair didn't just get on with shifting us on to Perpignon was beyond us. So I sat and doodled. Threw a couple of photoshop textures on for interest.
5 It seemed like a good idea at the time when I started stipping this. Three hours later I hated myself and WHYYYY had I chosen the smallest pen size known to man?! (0.03 nib Copics).
6 Mr Fluffy.
7 Media: FW and Liquitex acrylic inks, Distress Ink Spray Stain (pewter) on A4 mixed media paper. Oct' 2016.
Boy, did the toys nearly get thrown out the pram on this one... unsure what to do with the edges I thought perhaps just reach for the (aptly named) Distress pewter spray stain. Used too much and FUBAR'd the whole thing. Not sure what it's composed of but acrylic inks don't work well over it. Distress indeed.
But... this is where the Magic of Photoshop comes into play. A few clicks and this now looks as intended. Actually, not entirely as intended I had other ideas in mind when first starting out with this but as usual this picture went its own way instead. No one need ever know what a shiney mess the original is...
8 Media: FW acrylic ink on 10"x7" acrylic canvas paper.
Just doodling here.
9 Media: Pen and ink, photo added digitally. July 2016
Putting this under 'ink' because that's what the lines were done in... the photo (courtesy of my father's astrophotography hobby) was added later.
At the height of his power, before he grew bored and largely withdrew from the world and before he was cursed, Bloodbane was a monster against which few dared stand. And the foolhardy that did, did not live to do so again.
12 Media: Acrylic inks, watercolour, glitter, Distress stain on acrylic canvas paper Summer 2015
This doesn't have quite the flow I was looking for. Might try again. 'tis very shiney though :) Bronze metallic ink, that liquid metal powder stuff and glitter make sure of that.
This took forever. So very many little tiny dots; it pretty much wore out my .03 Micron. I didn't have a computer for a while just after I last moved house, so I had plenty of time on my hands in the evenings to get lost in the detail. I still should have plenty of time but the internet's a distraction :D
Azeth, vampire dragon... not the nicest of beings.
Didn't have his original design to hand as a reference whilst drawing this so he varies a bit here. His fangs tuck back like a snake's and are only usually out for a strike or threat display. I assume he's just posing for the picture here as he's terribly vain.
He is a dracyre - a vampiric dragon - a rare and unpleasant breed of creature. Early in the Daemonslayers 'saga' Blackjack and Shade have to turf him our of Black's territory where he has taken up residence. No one likes a squatter.
Soooo many dots. argh!!! Took a week and wore my 003 multiliner SP down to a nub on this! If you want to see the progress images, such as they are, see here: NecroDragonArt on Facebook
Soul in her wereform again. Drawn at a point in my life when I was between both gyms and computers so had plenty of time to do little other than put lots of teeny tiny dots on paper in my spare time. Got a couple more of these.
16 Media: Kuratake no.40 brush pen Summer 2015
I got a new brush pen: kuretake no.40. It's pure sable (mrrrr) and there really is a difference between it and my pentel brush pens, which were already pretty damn good. Gave it a whirl on this picture while I was at my local art society meeting (and then finished off the next day - I can't get this much done in 2.5 hours!!). Only downside is the ink isn't waterproof but I've been ok with that so far. Referenced from a photo I took at ZSL London.
Print: available through my Redbubble and Zazzle accounts. Watercolours and acrylic inks. The pinkish 'flame' is in irridescent ink which changes from silver to red/pink depending which way the light hits the painting. I'm liking that stuff!
18 Media: Acrylic inks. Summer 2015
Just having some fun pushing ink around paper.
19 Media: Pen and Ink (grey background added in Photoshop). Prints: Available from my Redbubble
Tried to add a bit more interest to an observational drawing of a fox skull with some foliage.
21 Media: Brush Pens 2015
Brush pens. I'd like to redo this on canvas, whenever I get the space sorted out.
Another piece from when I was going through that stippling phase. Since I'd drawn Soul I figured I may as well draw her mate Shade. He's not looking so well, though - Tymaera has 3 moons and what with him being undead when the Eye of Decay (the third moon) is full at the same time as the largest moon (which governs their transformations), he tends to get a bit worse than normal.
Fairly quick pen and ink drawing, just because I hadn't drawn Black' here in a while.
29 Media: Brush pens 2015
More brush pens. His scales make me think of lava :)
30 Media: acrylic ink, September 2015
Just pushing inks round the page again.. The grey bits at the bottom are Pebeo 'fantasy' paints which I really haven't used to great effect here - I was having a play to see what they look like as I've never used them before. They're not water based though so I didn't want to risk any of my brushes. Will need to find something suitable to manipulate them with before trying again.
I know it's just a fairly rough sketch but I'm quite fond of this one. It's got energy.
36 Media: Pen and ink
A hungry dragon... see 'digital art' gallery for coloured version.
37 Media: Black ink wash, black liquid watercolour, white ink and gel pen on A4 bristol board. A little post processing in Photoshop Type: Portrait Commission Characters: Basalt Art for: Kayngi
This here is Basalt, who belongs to Kayngi on DA and if you get the impression he's looking all imperious and stuff then you're right ;) He was lots of fun to draw since I really liked his character from the description she gave me.
aka "An Exercise in Madness". I swear I was seeing dots every time I closed my eyes just after I finished this. Working on this picture reminded me of exactly the reason why I haven't attempted stippling in the last 10 years. Still, many many hours later we have the finished product. I hope you folks like it!
Towards the end of the Daemonslayers saga, Shade comes to accept the truth of his nature. Believing his has lost everything and in order to save the world from an evil more dreadful than the chaos demons of the south, Shade concludes he must fight evil with evil and journeys into the underworlds through the Shadow Gate to find a way to restore the dracoliche Raven to his corporeal form as the time of the final battle approaches.
39 Media: Pen and ink
My take on Cerberus.
Cerberus, guardian of the gates of the Spirit World. Known and feared as a beast of legend that appears from a misty doorway between worlds to drag unfortunates back into the netherworld with him. On foggy nights on Tymaera parents warn their children to behave or Cerberus will come and get them but those who know more about the Hound than common folklore tells know better than to take the name of Cerberus lightly...
Few possess the forbidden tomes needed to research the subject, but those who do have learned that this beast is the father of the Morvarg (Death Hounds), and consequently all lycanthropes. During the Age of Dust when Cerberus freely roamed the mortal world, it was the bite of his offspring that created the first dire werewolves and these progeny went on to infect others creating normal lycanthropes (i.e. living ones). Like his 'children', Cerberus is vulnerable to silver but it will only weaken him for, like the other true dead (denizens of the netherworld that have never lived but were created undead, aka 'deathless'), he cannot be destroyed.
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