classic portrait - marjorie

this is the 2nd portrait i’ve done in this “classic” style and it feels pretty special, as it’s meant to capture someone’s personality with a timeless look. the subject is my father-in-law’s mother, Marjorie, who passed a few years back. he seemed very happy with it, so i might consider setting this style up as a new listing in the Etsy shop to share with others.

the comique pet portrait

Capture the character of your tiny hero (or villain!) with a digitally drawn, Comique style Pet Portrait. With its edgy comic look combined with my unique drawing style, this comique portrait style makes a super gift for any pet lover.

this a new pet portrait style i offer on my Etsy shop -




the weekly ink #134

Valeria is a very motherly hen, who has raised scores of chickens and fostered many other birds around her farm.  A very traditional bird, she values manners and good morals highly -- to the point where it is not unknown for her to lecture everyone and anyone about how a proper being should behave.  She also has a heart of gold, and a colloquial country vernacular to boot.

..weekly ink #134 - "Valeria"...

the weekly ink #133

Rouge is a fox, native to the forests closer to Mt Etna. Naturally, she wouldn't normally be found in the city. For reasons she will not easily disclose, she has come all the way to the city in order to search for someone -- whether a friend or beloved, she remains tightly-lipped about. Either way, Rouge is a fox who speaks very little about herself. She is fantastic at dodging questions and could probably take home a gold medal in talking circles around topics she does not wish to discuss. Rouge is not afraid to get her hands (or paws, technically) dirty and is the sort of fox who prefers to let her actions speak over her words. So taking that into consideration, although Rouge can appear quite self-serving, for those causes she dedicates herself to, she will stop at nothing to see them to the end.

..weekly ink#133 - "Rouge"..

the weekly ink #132

Minerva is a Little Owl (as in the species, not literally just a small owl). She is a messenger and helper of Athena.  Want help from her? You'll get it, just expect a healthy side order of sarcasm to go with it.  Minerva was sent to look after Cassandra, but she is not thrilled with a babysitting assignment.  She's capable and very knowledgeable -- but everything comes with grumbling and snarky jokes to keep herself amused while stuck on a job she considers below her.  Underneath all the sass, though, she does have a caring and benevolent heart -- otherwise she wouldn't have gotten into the job to begin with.

...weekly ink #132 - "Minerva"...

the weekly ink #131

Lito is a Quaker parrot - designated to be one of the game's healer classes.  He lives in a feral population of Quaker parrots in a park.  He is a third-generation wild bird -- his grandparents were pets and he's grown up listening to their stories about their time living with humans.  As a result, he's become rather obsessed with humans and wants nothing else but to be adopted by a human and live a pampered pet life.  His wild brothers and sisters think he's a bit of an oddball for wanting to give up his freedom, though.  Unfortunately, it's not common practice for people to adopt stray birds like it is stray cats and dogs!  Lito is also known to stutter when excited.

..weekly ink #131 - "Lito"..

the weekly ink #128

the fourth in a character series i'm developing for a turn-based video game with a small group of people, this is Cerberus.  here's a small character description from the writer on the project:

Cerberus isn't a stereotypical big black wolf-dog -- in fact, almost the opposite. He's a tiny little scruffy black terrier mix.  Cerberus has three distinct personality lines as a homage to his namesake, but on the whole he's quite rough around the edges and hardened from his time as a stray.

..weekly ink #128 - "Cerberus"..