Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Finished" Hushpaw

I figure I'm probably not going to finish this piece, as I am incredibly distracted by faerie heads. I also want to join in an illustration challenge... so... there you have it!! I fixed a couple things that were bothering me, such as crooked eyes... and added a pretty craptastic background. Hey... I'm learning!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


I have finally purchased a Wacom tablet... after having wanted one for literally 10 years.

I figure I'm not getting any younger... and I've gone from being very talented for my age... to severely falling behind in technology and skill.

So, this is my first WIP done entirely in Painter. Really digging this program.

She is an homage to my old character from Everquest. Lots of good memories and friends still kept from that game... and Hushpaw was there with me through pretty much all of it. :)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Daily Sketch Group @

I decided to get involved with the conceptart community again.. and have started joining in the daily sketch group threads.

Here are my entries for the past 2 days. =)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Fae Noggins

Hi everyone!

So sorry I havent been keeping you up to date on my faerie heads!!

I've decided on a name for them... they will be called "Fae Noggins". :D

So far I've got about a dozen done... I'm a bit behind... but I think I've got a bit of a rythm down now so things should start picking up :)

I've been enjoying making these soooo much. I don't have to worry about whether or not they would sell or anything like that... and they can just become whatever, and I can get as out there and nutty as I want. ;)

So here are all the finished Fae Noggins to date! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007


This little spidey isn't my work, but I totally want to make one.
He's awesome, no?

I discovered today an entire genre that up until now, I was completely oblivious of. And I must say, I am completely enamored.

A mix of Victorian steampowered gadgets, cog-critters, and a touch of Harry Potterness. I love it.

Check out the blog Brassgoggles for good examples of Steampunk goodness.

Up until now I've been at a complete loss of how to decorate our guest bedroom... I definitely wanted to go the route of old world.. perhaps French or English Victorian... but it seemed so cold and, well... not me. But give it a bit of a steampunk twist... some shelves with some little odds and ends... mysterious aged transcripts framed on the wall... and well.. that is something.

I am inspired. And when that happens, WATCH OUT!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wedding Favors

Hello everyone!

I am sure you think I've fallen off the planet! ;)

I've been busy planning our wedding for December! It is quite a distraction!

After spending some time trying to decide what would make decent wedding favors... I decided I am going to sculpt all my guests little faerie heads! To hang wherever. =)

It will be a daunting task... but I think I can do it, as long as I make them as the RSVP's come in.... and get a little head start (they havent been sent out yet!)

So.. tonight I made my first one. =) He isnt quite finished... need to finish gluing his hair on... as you can probably see he isnt dry yet. ;)

Not sure what to name him. He's a little old goat kinda guy... a satyr or what-have-you. =)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

WIP: Maeve

Here is the latest.... she is my largest sculpt yet, standing at 26 inches. Such a large scale is proving to be quite a challenge as just about every bit of her has needed its own armature... even her ears!

She is the sculpt I plan on placing in the alcove in our foyer... to watch over guests as they come in... and point them in the direction of the fun. :)

Sunday, March 25, 2007


ok! Mina is done

Man is she a pain to photograph! Still need to get some wire and hooks to hang her in front of the window...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

WIP: Mina

Its been a couple weeks now since I've finished a new sculpt.. and this one is the culprit. Started her when I finished Farley.. She's my first suspended sculpt.. its difficult!!!! I had another Grover moment and got so frustrated and unhappy with her I just tossed her in the oven as is to just finally finish her. And again I am more pleased with her than I thought I would be! :)

So here she is so far... I hope to have her finished tomorrow.

When she is finished I plan on hanging her by the front door looking out the window.. to greet visitors. ;)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

FARLEY: A Stray Sod

Finished this one today. :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Two sketches

Here are a pair of sketches from the past few days ....

I had an idea for a sort of satyr... but man and deer instead of man and goat.... might make a complete illustration of him eventually... a sort of green man... maybe even a sculpture... who knows.

This one though... she will be making her home in an alcove in the foyer of our home. I've already started her armeture, and although she will be sitting upon rocks.. standing, she is 26" tall. She is on hold for now though, as I've run out of clay!! Her name will be Maeve.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Another Stray Sod

..or the beginnings of one at least. Started this one tonight.. and am having to leave it for now for 24!!

By the way... Delwyn is for sale on ebay!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


I think its obvious I was rockin out to some 80s musica nd David Bowie/Labyrinth soundtrack while working on her. :)

Well this one is finished. I timed how long this one took me to make... just about 10 hours. :) I will post her on ebay probably tomorrow... figuring she is a days work... to get a better idea how much of an income I would have if I wanted to do this on a full time basis. :) Teehee.

Her hair still needs a bit of taming... and she will probably have her photoshoot tomorrow.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

WIP: "Pretty" Faerie

Here is todays progress... well.. this mornings really. Its into the oven with her tomorrow... then perhaps a bit of paint... if I am feeling especially ambitious and the day isnt completely sucked away by house cleaning... I will give her hair.

She is also ready to be named. I should know it be the end of the day tomorrow.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

WIP: Pretty Faerie

More progress tonight.

Will be adding her head and details tomorrow night.

"Pretty" Faerie

So I am making another attempt at a "pretty" faerie. Although my style is more suited for the weird and earthy... I refuse to accept that creating something foofoo is beyond my capabilities!! BAH!

I know her tah tahs are a bit massive right now. She will be getting a reduction tonight. ;)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Gwyllion: Aelfling #1

Well, I finished Gwyllion today!

I've decided I am going to make more like her and call them "Aelflings"

The girls will all have tiny faerie wings.. and the boys.. well theyre gonna have little antlers.

Anyways... this is the result of todays "photo shoot" with Gwyllion!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Stray Sod

Always a fan of Brian Froud... and having admired the book Faeries all through my childhood... I think its natural that it wouldnt take long for me to break down and bring to life one of his wonderful drawings.

As I was working on this one.. I wasnt happy with it through the entire process. I didnt take a single WIP photo because I was sure I was going to give up and smoosh him at any second... the head kept flattening out and becoming wide (UGGGH sculpting small scale with prosculpt can drive one INSANE!).. he wouldnt smooth.. his butt kept getting too heavy causing him to topple over... so many little things that last night I got fed up and threw him in the oven regardless of the fact that he was nowhere near being smoothed and finished (sshhh! He doesnt even have thumbs!) I made up my mind today after having baked him that I would paint him and finish him tonight to get him out of the way so I could start on something new.

As I worked everything started to come together. He already knew what he wanted.. and he wanted imperfection damnit! My dirty little bumpy stray sod!

In the end he turned out WAAAY better than I thought he was going to. And I am quite pleased with him!

Monday, February 19, 2007

WIP: Gwyllion, hair added.

Added some hair to her last night. :) Now comes the interesting part.... making clothing! I am no seamstress!

Saturday, February 17, 2007


And she has a name!

Introducing Gwyllion! Smile

I am having so much fun with her. Smile She has definitely taught me many things... the biggest lesson being to not fight my own imagination. It is so easy to be infuenced by all the incredible artists around you.. and to want to emulate what they are doing. But Gwyllion wasnt gonna have it!

Things should start to slow down from here out though... tomorrow I will give her hair... and from there is foreign territory.... clothing her!! The clothing part was where I got stumped on my last soft bodied sculpt, Basil, and he still sits naked on my shelf!