In which I begin to explore the intricacies of digital watercolor techniques using my very first RPG character as a guinea pig…even though he’s a coyote!
I draw just about every character I roleplay in ongoing campaigns, but I looked at my portfolio recently and said to myself, “Kira, nearly all your character designs have blank white backgrounds. It’s BORING. How about giving them a background or a setting or something?” So when I sketched Senefer, my paladin-turned-bard, for the first […]
I’ve never been tempted to play a paladin before. They’re bound by such tight moral codes that they never seemed like they’d be much fun to roleplay, especially since the people I tend to game with are the sort who ask questions like “do I have time to remove this corpse’s teeth?” I mean, who […]
I’m teaching myself to paint digitally in Adobe Fresco, and lately the Boy and I have been sharing videos of caracals and their crazy ears. This is the first character design I’ve done that’s 100% digital. I started with a pose reference photo of a violin player and built up from there.
I first saw it spelled “griffin,” but if you learned about this mythical creature from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, you probably called it a “gryphon.” I’ve seen other spellings over the years, and I figured when griffins get drunk they go on rants about how even they don’t know how to spell their name properly […]
Many years ago, I drew a friend’s dragon character and learned the hard way to never, ever, ever try and draw every single scale. About halfway through this snow leopard, I wondered whether I had made a similar mistake. She’s worth it though, and she knows it.
I went to a shitty high school that seriously lacked creative stimulation. Needless to say, I doodled a lot on my papers. My sophomore year, I started drawing these furry, two-legged creatures at the bottom of French tests, each labeled “Le Moufeau.” It got to the point where I was rushing to finish tests so […]
With bats and pangolins in the news a lot, a friend went looking for bat/pangolin hybrid furries online and was disappointed that none turned up. So she tagged me on Facebook and I promptly filled this void. You’re welcome, internet.
I went to a shitty high school that seriously lacked creative stimulation. Needless to say, I doodled a lot on my papers. My sophomore year, I started drawing these furry, two-legged creatures at the bottom of French tests, each labeled “Le Moufeau.” I tried to draw a different one on each test. I drew this […]
My therapist suggested I scribble with crayons to loosen up before drawing. I had lions on the brain that night.