Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Stuff in progress.

12x16 portrait commission.

12x16 relaxation #7, themed with fern flowers, trillium and frogs.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


8x10 cat done.
A little 4x4 inch study of a yawning rat. Reference from Arkanys 8 photography.

Also, Merry Christmas, guys.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Another 8x10 in progress.
The reason why Mondays are sparse days, blog-wise: Mondays are Cleaning Days in War-Gib household, which basically means that I'm lucky to get 3 hours of painting in, during the afternoon.

It used to be that Mondays were also Art of Wrenliness days, or days on which the comic was worked on, but working on paid projects tends to trump the non-paid ones. Which is disappointing, since I've got 3 pages of Wrenliness just laying around and waiting to be colored, plus another 60 worth of plot planned out and scripted.

Life's going on, meanwhile. El and I went to the National Zoo yesterday, and were thoroughly wow'd by their Amazonian exhibit. Much of it consisted of a huge arboretum in which birds and monkeys roamed alongside pedestrians. We got to see a spoonbill from 3 steps away. So cool!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wrens'n'Pears done

"I bring you blue! Pretty blue!"
16x16 inches
Acrylic on board.Available.

Going to try and take some time this weekend to do Wrenliness.. Got 3 inked pages that need color.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Working on Wrens

16x16 in progress.

On an unrelated note, one of our cats, Mushka, got diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. It's normal in old cats, but still breaks my heart...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Detailings Done

2 9x12s.

Edit: Just got my Secret Santa gift from Straight Dope forum exchange! It's a pair of salt and pepper shakers, and Doughnut approves!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Time crunch.

8x10 underpainting.
So.. In the next 2 days, 've got to finish and mail this bugger, plus two 9x12s. And somehow update Wrenliness. Damn you, Christmas time crunch!

Bright side about the 9x12s.. they're duplicates, meant as Christmas gifts for siblings which live in different states.
Underpaintings for them.

Friday, December 13, 2013

One done, 11 to go.

Oak, Ash and Thorn's as done as it's getting. Have a feeling 've overworked it.
(18x24, acrylic on board.)
Started a new one. 16x16 inches, "Found you a blue! Pretty blue!" With wrens. Because wrens are awesome.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Okay.. all day I've been distracted as the dickens.
Began working on my Abingdon wolf yesterday.
And did a half-hour study with apple and peanuts, mainly for shits and giggles. And because I couldn't sit still between gessoing some large panels.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ones from today.

Mandatory Christmas image of Tilly the Silly. 

5x5 inches, acrylic on board.
8x10 inches, acrylic on board.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tattoo design

Two dragons are getting tattooed on! (Not on me, though. :D) (Progress shot.)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Took a break from O.A.T. ...

... To do another relaxation, 6x8 inches, acrylic. Turkey-themed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Sometimes you wake up, and realize that an oak is just an oak. And a little more magic disappears from this world...
(Still working on Oak, Ash and Thorn.)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Studies and a kitty.

Firstly, a few 4.5x7 studies done from photographs by Best in Bloom's Lynn. (Acrylic on board)

And a 9x12 kitty commish' (acrylic on board).

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pecking away...

Can't get a good picture of this thing even with good lighting. Something about the combination of really dark background and iridescence in the sky screws with the camera.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Merry Thanks-Birding.

Looks like 'll have a bit more time to do the Art of Wrenliness in the nearby future. Which is a GOOD THING. :D

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Progress continues.

Spent a few hours on Art of Wrenliness today, for the first time in almost two months.
Also, some more progress on the Oak&Ash&Thorn:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

More progress.

Been having a really time hard concentraiting.
 2 finished 8x10s.

OAK progress. Not sure where the heck the figure came from. But apparently, concept of moonlight as thread is hard to shake off. Urge to remove the figure, rising. Blah.

 Also, Chandelier plant bloomed today. For some strange reason.

Monday, November 25, 2013

More pets.

2 9x12 inch doggies from today. The boxer's looking off, so 'll be wreaking him tomorrow.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pecking away...

8x10 portrait, for the same lady that commish'd the white and the black cats done recently.

Progress on OAT. Been pecking away at that thing for most of the week, slowly but surely. Also, I can't take photos worth a damn, but that's not news.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Progress. (Some).

A couple of 8x10 commissions. (Not the best of photos, but okay for documentation sake.)

Doing a few polymer clay dog portraits on the side. ~3-4 inches on any one side.

Progress on the 18x24 incher.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oak, ash and thorn.

Had this painting idea in my head for a few months, finally got around to starting on it... Starting with a monochromatic underpainting and adding color as it goes. 18x24 inches, acrylic.

Unrelated (picture dump for other use.)