My First Art Doll! (work in progress #1)

For a while, I've been admiring the art dolls made by Miss Monster and Remjie.  They both do beautiful sculpture work, and combine them with hand-sewn  soft bodies and other elements to create amazing and adorable creatures and monsters.  Even though I don't consider myself a sculptor, like at all, I've wanted to try my hand at making one of these for a while.  Today I got the chance after finding myself waiting for sketch approvals and OKs on every commission on my current to-do list.  So I got out my clay I had bought a year or two ago (I told you, I've been wanting to try doing one for a WHILE) and just started sculpting.

This is what I have so far.  I didn't really have much of a plan going in - sort of doing the "let the clay speak to you" kind of thing- but what I ended up with was some sort of dragon-lion hybrid guy.  It still needs a bit more work; I want to add some paw pads to the hands, and the head needs teeth and a tongue, among other things.  I also need to make some feet, and possibly horns and ears.  I also need to figure out how I'm going to attach these to the soft body; something tells me just gluing them isn't going to be enough.  Research is forthcoming.

Regardless, I'm fairly happy with how this is coming out, especially given how rarely I do anything in 3D.  I'm just hoping this momentum continues long enough for me to finish him!

CaD: Sketch Pages

So since you all are all amped up for some good ol' Superbowl Football goodness*, I've decided to dig through some of my old sketches and find some buried goodies to share with you today.  

First up is a page of creature brainstorming I was doing for a currently-in-development world-building project.  Most of these still need a bunch of work, but I thought I'd give you a little taste of things to come in the future.

This second page features my Dungeons & Dragons character, Inix**, along with a bunch of doodles of pet/companion/familiars I might like her to have should the opportunity present itself.***. 


So that's it for today! Best of luck to your team of choice, and I'll see you tomorrow. :)

-Lizzy B.

* Unless, like me, you couldn't give a horse's patootie about football and are only in it for the party food, half-time show, and weird commercials.  OR you're in a country that doesn't follow American Football at all, in which case, happy Sunday!

** No relation to the Inix from "Broken Plot Device".  I'm just like the name and tend to use it a lot for fantasy-type characters.  Fun Fact: "Inix" was also the name of my first World of Warcraft Character, a troll hunter.

*** Come on, Kevin. Get on that!

Liz Sucks at Games episode 1 (+ more CaD catch-up)

I'm confident enough in myself and my self-worth that I'm willing to admit that I'm terrible at videogames.  I enjoy them in spite of my terribleness, but let's just say I don't plan on entering any gaming tournaments any time soon.  However, if watching me suck at said games brings other people amusement, even at my expense, then by golly I'll share my game sessions with the internet!  

So here's me playing a new game I discovered thanks to Simon & Lewis of the Yogscast, called "Surgeon Simulator".  It's basically QWOP plus Operation, and... well.... let's just say it's a good thing I never became a doctor.

I also think I'm renaming Critter-A-Day to Creature-A-Day.  Critter just sounds too cutesy. So on that note, here's 3 more Creature-A-Day catch-up drawings!  


See you tomorrow, my lovely minions. :)

-Lizzy B.

Art : Viper Tiger!

A little bit of for-shits-and-giggles art for you guys, this time of a venomous kitty-thing.  I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's influenced by the hours of Pokemon White I've been playing recently.  

The piece is small, only about 8" high, and was done in my bitty little gray sketchbook with a base of Copic markers and shaded with Prismacolor pencils.


Even though I absolutely love this piece, being it's not a commission I may be able to let him go if anyone makes me a fair offer.  If you are such a person, just let me know. :)

-Lizzy B.