Monday, July 27, 2009

Ryan has Joined the Party!

The first picture of Ryan (who is from the same story as Tobias) that looks/feels *right* to me.

Ryan is a dancer and a waitress and usually that is what I focus on with her design- but she is also a citizen of a port city, crawling with seafaring folk. This time I decided to bring out some slightly nautical themes in her dress and some serious Boston in her attitude. (Boston is MY city and it reflects in how Gauze, the fictional port city, is in my imagination. I bet it is crawling with whalers.)

So here she is, glaring at Tobias no doubt, with a dufflebag ready to join in on the adventuring.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Picture 028

Sorry for the crap quality, this is a webcam shot.

Tobias is an original character of mine from a story I write with a friend. He is one of my favorites, though lately I have been getting very mad at him for eating up so much of my sketchbook and rarely looking the way he ought to. This drawing is a happy exception and possibly the best sketch of him ever.

Sunday, July 5, 2009



I have been taking art lessons/work sessions with Janice, my old dance teacher. This portrait of my knight character (looking way younger, thinner and prettier than I usually like to draw him. I like him more, as a character, when he starts having his midlife crisis.)

Drawn in pencil and colored with watercolors and blue inks, I was trying to capture an almost stained glass feel. (Unfortunately it did not scan well, scanners do not like water colors nearly as much as I do.) If I were to make an all out definitive portrait of Theo it would be a stain glass window.

Not sure how long this took. Fifteen minutes? (The sketching and the coloring happened on different days.)

In the Name of The Moon


I admit it, I have a fairly large soft spot for Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon. (Please note: the characters in this image are (c) Naoko Takeuchi, but the drawing is still (c) Bombshellcat Studio aka ME.) I never liked Luna though, I much prefer boy-cat Artemis. Arty is way more laid back and cool.

This was a bookstore doodle, drawn directly in pen (so please excuse the presence of major mistakes.) This particular piece took only a few minutes to get down. Not sure how fast other people draw, but I always get the feeling that I draw fairly quickly. (I guess the only way to find out for sure is to have a duel?)