Monday, November 30, 2009

A New Face In Town

Character creation strikes again! This time it's a gun-slinging, anthropomorphic, dinosaur girl. I intended for this character to be a perpetual scarf-wearer, but because I could never completely rule out the option of showing her face, I designed it as well. One can never be too careful.

I wanted to stay away from the things that are commonly anthropomorphized, like cats and foxes. I'm not sure I did much better by picking a lizard/dinosaur base, but it makes for an interesting challenge. Dinosaurs haven't typically been portrayed as beautiful creatures (at least not in the sense that you'd want a picture of one in your wallet) so when I decided to make the character female I had an interesting task on hand.

I plan on continuing this idea; I would like to see how far I can take this particular concept before it degenerates into a primordial soup of graphite.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Dragon of Many Faces

When I was a child, I thought dragons were gigantic, fire-breathing lizards with huge webbed wings and scales who hoarded treasure usually for evil purposes. As I got older, I realized that this view of what is commonly called a "dragon" was rather narrow. Their design could vary from the Western canine format (if that's even the correct term) to that of a streaming ribbon common in Eastern depiction. A more well known example of a dragon designed from an Eastern perspective would be Haku, from Spirited Away. Seeing as this is usually considered a fictional creature, I was surprised by the plethora of guides to how the creature functions, all the way down to habitat and health care. Fertile ground for the creative mind.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Creepy, Kickable Birds

I Googled the phrase "scary canary" and actually found a bar by that name. I was a little surprised, but upon reflection, I shouldn't have been too surprised since most bars or pubs pick interesting names to attract clientele. This prompted me to investigate other interesting pub/bar names. Thanks to the internet, there are a couple lists of interesting names collected by interested parties. One of my favorites is "The Hung Drawn and Quartered." Not sure I'd actually want to go there though...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Late Post Is Late... on that theme, my doodle of the week is a black kitty. I also happened to attend a late Halloween party with some excellent friends of mine. Now, I'm not normally a person who celebrates Halloween, but I definitely appreciate a well decorated party with detailed costumes (I don't mind dressing up either). And food. Can't argue with that.