A tiny Boogle & Kittymonster in one of many frames I got at Michael’s. The drawing area is only about 1.5x2.5”. Inked with extra-fine Faber-Castell indian ink pen, colored with Copic brush pens & Prismacolor pencils, touched up with white gel pen. Next time I’ll be using a needle to touch up with this, as it comes out in too-big globs most of the time x_x
Boogle as she was drawn in 2007 vs a picture of her I just finished. She’s changed a lot, as you can see. I think she has a more realistic, weighted look, and looks more like me, which is good since she IS me. Her hair is longer and more doll-like and her flesh, when visible, is more purpley-toned and less human-looking, which is also good since she isn’t technically human. Her outfits are more whimsical and girly, as well.
Anyway, I just found this when sifting through old art, and thought it’d be fun to re-do it, since I don’t think I’ve drawn her juggling since the old version!
Here are some of my works I chose to take tomorrow to a fancy coffee tasting/art showing/live music type thing that I was invited to. Upper-left was an Alice in Wonderland-themed commission that I altered a bit, the lion was recently re-painted from THIS older work from 2005, then there’s the teapot lady, which I made much less saturated (I’d painted it on my laptop originally, which has a very dull screen) and gave her a top (since I’m not sure cleavage would be fully appropriate). “KitschyMonster” was done in marker and is the only non-print item besides the tiny, framed Gromble on the bottom-left. The Eyeball in Space painting was done recently, and the seamonster lady is another slightly edited commission from a while ago that I always rather liked. I’ll probably also have a folder with some of my original sketches.OH, and it’s hard to see, but the ribbons have little coffee/tea cups on them! ;3;
I hope no one wants to buy these or commission me, since the idea of doing commission work locally is just… I don’t know. I’m probably not really built for that type of commission work, it’d probably put a lot of pressure on me. I’m just hoping to have fun and maybe talk to some people. Here’s hoping it won’t be too awkward and I won’t make a fool of myself! If I do, at least Nick and I will be leaving directly after to go across the state to visit his dad for a week, so I can run away and hope everyone forgets I exist. :D
Just some STUFF I’ve acquired recently :3 Kittymonster plush by FoxyTangerine (he stores scissors and other sewing supplies!!), a book I stumbled upon in Target and instantly recognized the art as my favorite insect photographer’s, Blepharopsis, adorable dinosaur buttons off etsy, a single Eyeball salt or pepper shaker as the other arrived broken :c, hippo watering can (the most adorable thing in my Easter basket from my parents this year! Yes I still get Easter baskets from my parents because they’re awesome), a vintage My Little Pony wooden puzzle from eBay, a $15 Menchie’s gift card I was going to give away at an Easter Egg hunt, but it didn’t happen :c (more frozen yogurt for us!), Menchie’s spoons I’m keeping because they’re adorbs, some things I’m gonna plant/have planted and adorable but strong clamps from Home Depot that were 60 cents each. Multi-use! :B
I also got this amazing art by Huskie in the mail recently, forgot to get a picture of it! But it’s now hanging in a frame on my wall <3 I’ll include it in the next STUFF photo, which should be coming soon as I’m expecting more cheap-yet-rare collectibles in the mail :B
Spooky Speedpaint 5 of 13, my KittyMonster in his Halloween cat form. I tried for a bit of a vintage Halloween postcard feel but it didn’t come out quite right. This one took only 20 minutes. It’s really hard to see these after I post them and not decide to go back and refine them more xD
Oh yeah, here are some photos (most of you from Twitter have seen) of some kitschy stuff I acquired recently. My kitchen fetish is growing :B I put a KittyMonster in the awesome pink frame. He’s drawn with Copics.
A small, safe place in a troubling world. My sanctuary… like an oasis in a vast desert or an island in a stormy sea.
Figured it was about time I posted about my Halloween party, which was actually on the 2nd (Day of the Dead). Dylan, Jesse, Jenny, Kristy, Katie, Jonathan and I had fun playing in slime, I put a Twister mat under the clear plastic and let me tell you it was very challenging, even though we were all cheating :P For dinner, I made veggie pumpkin pot pies with ginger chicken. Also made pumpkin seeds with yummy seasonings, white chocolate eyeballs with a pretzel center, pumpkin tea and other Halloween-y treats. After that, some people left, but Jonathan, Kristy, Katie and I watched my AAAHH!! Real Monsters dvds in a plushie pile. It was a relaxing conclusion :o)
Before my party, Jonathan and I made a trip to Orlando and thoroughly enjoyed Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Most epic haunted houses I’d ever seen, and I instantly fell in love with (and semi-stalked) Chance, the clown girl. Her and Jack were awesome, I’ll have to upload some of the videos I took there soon!
This was definitely the most eventful and long-lasting Halloween I’ve ever experienced. We did so much. Went to an enormous costume contest at Meg-O-Ween, where Dylan won first prize of $1,000 with his awesome Mr. Chiggers costume, which was essentially Dylan on stilts and covered in tree bark and moss with red glowing eyes. Had a spider hunt, a mummy wrap contest, and a second costume contest. I won the plastic spider hunt contest by finding a real spider, a little jumping spider, and won the awesome award created by Katie. Woo :o)
I think I might ACTUALLY be in the mood for Christmas this year after such a satisfying Halloween ;oP