So here is a quick panda I drew for a friend of mine, Andel Rhiadra! I asked her what I should draw today; I am not surprised that ‘panda’ was the answer. She is obsessed. I think if she could have a pet panda, it wouldn’t take long until she stole one from the zoo and set it up with some bamboo in the guest room, with much fawning and petting. I’m not even sure if a panda would let its kidnapper pet it… but… I’m sure she’d try!
Today, alas, is more studio/house cleaning, along with much-needed work on my site. I know that nothing can be seen of it yet, but things are a’changin’! So far though, it has been upgrading and updating all the back-end stuff before getting to the fun things. No point in painting a house all pretty if it is going to fall down in the next gust of wind, right? Right.
One of the things that I’ve updated which will have an immediate effect on those visiting the site is that I have installed a captcha device on comments. I know it is a pain, but my spam filters are getting hundreds of comments trapped in them per day… and it is just way too much effort to try and go through them all to sort out if any are legitimate comments. I know it is an extra half-step, but I hope it doesn’t bother you too much.
If someone could post a legitimate comment to test it out, that would be awesome. If it continues to deter spam postings, perhaps I can turn off the need to manually approve comments altogether! Yay!
I don’t do ‘proper’ portraity type things all that often… always risk offending the person I do it of, or, even worse, making it look like somebody totally different. This is not the greatest example of portraity type work from me, that’s for sure… but it’ll do for now. I know there are many faults (thus is the risk when doing a portraity type thing entirely in ballpoint-pen), but hopefully it is recognizable anyway. I got a request for the words ‘big ears’ through my contact form by Steve, and this is his request fulfilled.
One could always draw Dumbo, or Big Ears from Noddy… or just some random creature with, well, big ears (rabbits come to mind)… but I’m not sure that they have had anyone stick a pair of gigantic ears drawn on pieces of paper to their chair at work by a man who will remain nameless (but will forever be drawn with stink lines). Hope you like it Steve!
Does anyone else have a request? Please leave it in the comments section and I can draw something using that as inspiration. I promise… I won’t draw you. Unless you want me to. In which case I won’t be held responsible for drawing someone that looks entirely different.
A very quick post today, so forgive me for not being eloquent! Still pulling together a group assignment for my university coursework and putting final touches on it. This is a sketch done a little while back when I was fulfilling a ‘request’ sketch for a friend… this was one of the first quick sketches I did to do my impression of Sandy, a friend’s pet (lion) from World of Warcraft. My first thought was a very cheeky young lady indeed. Cheeky -and- sneaky.
If you happen to want to give me a request for a picture, just drop a suggestion into the comments section of one of these posts, and I’ll see what I can do! It can be anything – a word or a phrase, a link to a photo… just throw something you think might be inspirational my way, and I’ll do a quick sketch with it.
“You mean I’m not old enough to properly appreciate roasted quail yet, Dad? You’re not going to waste good silver on me when I can have rainbow trout? Awww…”
This picture is for Elentari who requested that I draw with the word ‘Sandy’, which is the name of her boyfriend’s pet (the Rake) in World of Warcraft. Should he ever be forced into having to choose between her and Sandy… odds are Sandy’ll win. Perhaps I might throw up another picture for her of an anthropomorphized Sandy as a pin-up model, because despite the fact that the Rake is most clearly a male… Sandy is most decidedly female for mister Tim *cheeky grin*. That is a job for another day though, methinks!
Only just lightly coloured… perhaps I will follow this one through and colour her fully, because I like her! The request was from Lindsay, throwing together the words ‘leo’ and ‘chain’ for me to play with in a comment left for the last post.