Thursday, April 7, 2011


This is a monster from Inuit mythology, it's name means "shapeshifter".
This guy was fun to draw, I combined as many North American animals as I could into one creature.
When I was brainstorming the colors I took this thought process:
Shapeshifting = Chaos
Chaos is usually colored black.
The Inuit live where it snows a lot. Blizzards could be considered chaos.
Therefore: Ijiraq = Chaos = White

For the Background I used India ink and did a "toothbrush effect" (where you dip a toothbrush in a watery paint/ ink and run your finger over the bristles to spray paint/ ink on the picture) then I painted over it with white. Unfortunately I didn't have any small brushes so the lines aren't as  clean as I'd like. Naturally, mom bought me the perfect set of thin brushes the day AFTER I finished.

Alphabeastiary's post on the Ijiraq

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lit from Behind

All together now: Shiineey...

Anyways, this is my character Runa again. I spent just under 3 hours on it. This is also my first serious attempt at drawing a light source directly behind the character.


Saturday, April 2, 2011


Just finished this:
My Character Runa.
I like using purple when I draw her, because purple and yellow are opposite colors, so it's fun to see how I can make them blend.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Not much to say about this one but I absolutely love it.
Trying a new style of shading + line art. Enjoy!