Quick preliminary sketch to get to know this bird. What a complicated beak!
Honestly? Three months since I put anything up? Appears I have a bit of catching up to do.
Since Poor ol’ Punkinhead made his appearance around Halloween, I’ve finished up a few sculptures. The Chameleon came out very satisfying, was in a show and sold the first night! Go lil’ lizard! Here he is.
There’s a couple new sculpts that were fun to do — visual puns of sorts.
Also managed to do a few illustrations, one of which I kinda like. This was for a story, “Bookends” by Michael Wehunt, which appeared in The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Unlikely Story, Issue 10.
Poor ol’ Punkinhead was out trick or treating last night but managed to scare most doors to close too quickly to get much in the way of treats. Poor ol’ Punkinhead still wishes everyone had a Happy Halloween.
The chameleon I’ve been working on is just about done. Some finessing will happen as it dries, but the sculpting part is done. I’m kinda pleased how he turned out but I am not so pleased with the pictures. My beloved Pentax K10D is dying. I can barely get it to focus and the noise levels are crazy even in good light and itty bitty ISO.
but i have no money for a new one so i’m sad
Here’s my not so wonderful picts of the chameleon. If he makes it through the fire and somebody loves him and buys him, I’ll get a new camera.
I have five illustrations in the new book, Bad-Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental, edited
by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Jeffrey Lyman, which is now available at Barnes & Noble and soon elsewhere.
Here’s three of the five. You can see the rest of them up in the illustration gallery link way at the top of this blog (*points skyward*) or, of course, by purchasing the book.
I’m pleased with the way they turned out…hope you all like them.
The Cockatrice is almost done…hollowed him out last week and yesterday, he finally sprouted his wings. He’ll be flying off soon to stare evil people down and turn them to stone.
Here’s two quick view…
I should be farther along with this sculpt than I am, but last week the back went so I didn’t get to the studio. But today there is progress! The cockatrice now has a weasel, which is the only beast immune to the cocks stoney stare.
Alas, he still has no wings.
But there will be dead things.