My art: Snowy owl face

My art: Snowy owl face

Just a little snowy owl face.

snowyowlface

Artist profile: Elda The – Doodle Studies

Artist profile: Elda The – Doodle Studies

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 

Elda The has a neat series she calls “Doodle Studies” that is basically a progression from realism to super-deformed/chibi. I really like seeing the whole process, although I’m partial to the second phase (not too chibi-fied). Seeing them in a row allows you to pick out just what makes them seem cuter. Please visit Elda The’s site to view all of them!

Tard the Grumpy Cat
Tard the Grumpy Cat
Welsh Corgi
Welsh Corgi
Sea Otter
Sea Otter
Husky Blue
Husky Blue

Other parts in the Elda The artist profile series
Introduction
Game Art
Totes Adorbz
Scenes

My art: Resplendent quetzal

My art: Resplendent quetzal

The Respendent Quetzal lives in southern Mexico and Central America and is so cute and pretty!

Yes, I drew it on the back of sheet music.
Yes, I drew it on the back of sheet music.

Just image google it and you’ll see – the male has gorgeous green feathers, really long tail-feathers, and a striking red breast. The female doesn’t have the long tail-feathers or red breast but her green feathers are still very pretty. Males and females have a pretty egalitarian relationship when it comes to offspring – normally they are loners, but when there are eggs involved, they both take turns tending to them.

My art: Cute sea predators

My art: Cute sea predators

I was inspired by the September 26, 2013 episode of the Colbert Report in which Chris Fischer, from OCEARCH, talked with Stephen Colbert about great white sharks. In the interview, Fischer said that we need to stop thinking of great white sharks as mindless killing machines, and Stephen said something like “So we should think of them as cute and cuddly?”

I started with the great white but then it expanded to other sea predators. They are all best friends. (But not in real life.)

cuteseapredators

Artist profile: Lady Viridis – Clockwork Birds

Artist profile: Lady Viridis – Clockwork Birds

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

Update: Ms. Zyglowicz’s account is now named Space Turtle Studios.

Lady Viridis/Beth Zyglowicz has a series called Clockwork Birds, which is obviously inspired by Ursula Vernon’s Gearworld artworks. I like both of them. Below are a few of my favorites by Lady Viridis.

Clockwork Hummingbird
Clockwork Hummingbird

I like this one below because the birds seem to be having so much fun!
Clockwork Birdbath
Clockwork Birdbath

Clockwork Blackbird
Clockwork Blackbird

Clockwork Cardinal
Clockwork Cardinal

Other parts in the Lady Viridis artist profile series
Introduction
Illustration
Masks

Artist profile: Koyamori – Animals

Artist profile: Koyamori – Animals

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 

Although animals appear in much of Koyamori‘s art, I think the animals are more prominent in the artworks below. Please visit her deviant art page and see all of these and more at their original sizes – her art is awesome!

Canopy Animals
Canopy Animals
Vespa
Vespa
Opera
Opera
Deers [sic] in Nara
Deers [sic] in Nara
Big Cats
Big Cats

Other parts in the Koyamori artist profile series
Introduction
Ocean
Woodlands

Artist profile: Koyamori – Ocean

Artist profile: Koyamori – Ocean

Every month, I profile an artist who inspires my own art,
in several segments.

 

Koyamori has many, many ocean-themed artworks. It was really hard choosing just a few to show you. If you’re familiar with watercolor, you’ll notice that she makes full use of masking fluid.

Aquarium
Aquarium
Hydrangea Fish
Hydrangea Fish
Vivarium
Vivarium
A Fluther
A Fluther
Secrets to a Whale
Secrets to a Whale

Other parts in the Koyamori artist profile series
Introduction
Woodlands
Animals