Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bats Love Valentine's Day

Bat's are so CUTE!
I was trying to think what would be a good Valentine's day treat for my  Crypt of Doom, and stumbled upon this idea.
I will probably turn it into a cellphone charm. I also want to do a snotty heart. Hopefully both of those items will be available in the shop before weekend's end.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gadgets are cool. . .

Decided to draw some manly stuff today. Was just randomly struck by the desire to do so. And now I'm randomly sharing them with everyone.
Crossbows are cool, and chicks who use them are even cooler. . .especially if they have red hair.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Skull Heads!! (New Year Image Dump)

Yes, I do love me some Skull Head action, and now I'm adding these skull-tastic earrings to my inventory over in my shop.

I had to test out my new spider web edge punch from the evil Martha Stewart (I want to hate you, but the older I get the harder it becomes. . . why do you make such awesome stuff?) by making a fancy little doily to set them on for their big Etsy portrait.

And this is their extreme close up. They're boogery.

I've been trying to give all my stuff I send out to nice people who buy my stuff on Etsy a little something special in the way of packaging. For the Cell Charms I've been making little drawstring pouches out of spider web fabric. For the earrings, I wanted to make little cards for them to attach too. Similar to the kind you'd pick up at a store, but with more boogers. Literally.

And finally, my Dear Friend Dani was nice enough to let me put them in her ears and take a photo. No worries though, I made multiples and gave her this pair as a thank you for letting me take a picture of her sexy, sexy ear lobes. (I should probably write that in the Etsy description so that people don't think they're getting cootie filled earrings.)

In other news, I got engaged. Here is a pic of my fancy, schmancy ring (for the few family members who still stop by). It's black diamonds on a white gold setting. It's beautiful. :D

And this is a pic of me crying afterwards, well not crying but all puffy from crying after he asked.

And this is a pic of my stove. The door shattered while I was sleeping a little over a week ago. I now have a brand new stove, which I have christened with Shrinky Dinks.

And, finally, I'm taking an interesting class at the Animation Guild instructed by Karl Gnass. I was skeptical at first, because I was having to draw anthropomorphic animals and I was afraid that my boss would find this counter productive, but I'm not anymore. I'm having fun. Here's some of those sketches.

One thing I've learned from this class. . . when the model is an attractive, fit woman, don't draw them as a chubby puppy. :P

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cellphone Charms of MASS DESTRUCTION!!

Okay, they're only of mass destruction because it took me a month and all 6 sheets of my ink jet shrinky dink paper to figure out that I wasn't cooking them LONG enough. Fortunately when I figured that bone headed move out I was able to save the half of them that I hadn't put sealant on yet.

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out honestly. The ink jet shrinky dink paper is pretty awesome. I had some problems at first due to my printer and trying to figure out the proper setting for it. Then was the cooking problem, which I already described, but after that was all fixed and resolved, each of the charms received two coats of the sealant recommended on the packaging. Then for good measure I did a Krylon spray varnish coat. Hopefully that seals them for a while. :D I added little badges to them, as you can see from the photo, which has my web address on them. I guess they're kind of like fancy little business cards!

Anywho, if your interested they're available in my Etsy Shop for $4 a piece ($2 for shipping).