Art Is Hard

My entry for NerdbotMk2's Twitterdex! Plus a more ‘full’ version, as I’d gotten a little carried away with it, oops.

I’m a fairly casual Pokémon player, but I have a few definite favorites and gosh darn it Sewaddle is definitely one of them.

Warm up doodle of a hammerhead pup and an octopussy.

Warm up doodle of a hammerhead pup and an octopussy.

That witchsona art meme that’s going around is pretty cute, so I decided to contribute!
I’d be a sky witch! I’d ride a giant owl through the night sky, manipulating wind and clouds, occasionally screwing with the local weather and bullshitting omens I’d read in the stars. My cat Maggie would be utterly useless as a familiar outside of looking the part, but hey, what can you do.

That witchsona art meme that’s going around is pretty cute, so I decided to contribute!

I’d be a sky witch! I’d ride a giant owl through the night sky, manipulating wind and clouds, occasionally screwing with the local weather and bullshitting omens I’d read in the stars. My cat Maggie would be utterly useless as a familiar outside of looking the part, but hey, what can you do.

Thanks very much for the nice words! Heh, I really haven’t been going into too much detail with Starless because I know all too well how many times I’ve gone on about things in the past only to not deliver (Upwardly is on hold for the foreseeable future; it’ll return someday).

Basically, Starless is my new science fiction webcomic! I’ve got a barebones site and a handful of pages up over here, and I have been waiting till I’ve put up at least ten pages or so before I go plastering every surface in my reach with big announcements about it! Consider this a preview, I’ll be making the big proper splash here and elsewhere once I’ve reached that goal.

I’m going at it higgledy-piggledy for fun: no overworking or lengthy angsting over writing, doing it as stuff comes to me and I have the time bit-by-bit, posting pages sporadically as I complete them. Someday I’d like to get on a tight regular schedule, but for now, it’s just very much Whenever. Don’t wanna burn myself out early, and it’s good practice for easing myself into doing things properly later on.

Quick summary: It stars Sergeant Hoshiko ‘Iko’ Nieri and her little ramshackle police squad in an underground city where humans and several other alien species have been stranded for hundreds of years and forced to survive together in a recycled, tightly packed civilization, unsure of where they are, how their spacefaring ancestors wound up there in the first place, and if they’ll ever get out. Some really weird guy calling himself Astor is there too. He’s less than helpful. And weird. Iko’s pretty cranky about all of this.

Cheers again for the interest, and I hope I’ve got a lot more to share with all y’all before too terribly long!

One more flower crown for the road, ‘cos honestly why the hell not.

One more flower crown for the road, ‘cos honestly why the hell not.

Felt like drawing some Upwardly folks just for fun art practice, also decided to finally cave in and take part in the flower crown meme. Two birds with one stone!

Fun fact, late 19th century Brits and Americans were very into floriography, aka The Language Of Flowers, and used specific flowers to send specific messages to each other.

Some five minute yogheads I slapped together for the hell of it because I like these dumbdumbs a lot and I’m still trying to figure out how exactly I want to draw them.

And then I made it worse!

I’m generally very anti-meme, but once in a while I like to indulge. There’s some sort of horrible junk food simile in here somewhere.

You are a fantastic. never forget that.
Anonymous

Well shucks, thanks.

Aliens are hard

Aliens are hard

Some warm-ups with Dirk. I drew him as a super-exaggerated cartoon for so many years that going in a slightly more ‘normal’ direction is really weird feeling, heh.

Some warm-ups with Dirk. I drew him as a super-exaggerated cartoon for so many years that going in a slightly more ‘normal’ direction is really weird feeling, heh.