Sunday, May 4, 2014
Been a while, but in light of imminent stickdeath, painted up a new pair with the old acrylics! This was a quick one, done within an hour.

Been a while, but in light of imminent stickdeath, painted up a new pair with the old acrylics! This was a quick one, done within an hour.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
First speedpaint of the year, finally! Art feels all sorts of weird now. Oh well, at least I made a start before the midway mark of 2014.

First speedpaint of the year, finally! Art feels all sorts of weird now. Oh well, at least I made a start before the midway mark of 2014.

Friday, January 31, 2014
Family Portrait - commish by blayrd

Family portrait commission (from a friend, for a friend) done late last year that I forgot to upload after it was gifted at Christmas! The original has an even beige border instead of black, since it was framed up, but I think the black looks a tad better on screens.

Tried a looser painting style with this, more scribbling and crosshatching; it was a fun piece to work on!

PS CS5, ~25h

Family Portrait - commish by blayrd

Family portrait commission (from a friend, for a friend) done late last year that I forgot to upload after it was gifted at Christmas! The original has an even beige border instead of black, since it was framed up, but I think the black looks a tad better on screens.

Tried a looser painting style with this, more scribbling and crosshatching; it was a fun piece to work on!

PS CS5, ~25h

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Bonus Christmas edition just for tumblr/fb folks because I love you guys and also apparently have no respect for my creations sometimes. Sorry mooseydude.Unadulterated piece can be found here: http://blayrd.deviantart.com/art/ol-knight-d-vine-421840780

Bonus Christmas edition just for tumblr/fb folks because I love you guys and also apparently have no respect for my creations sometimes. Sorry mooseydude.

Unadulterated piece can be found here: http://blayrd.deviantart.com/art/ol-knight-d-vine-421840780

Christmas art comes early! Full view + artist comments here: http://blayrd.deviantart.com/art/ol-knight-d-vine-421840780
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Nobody knew if the knight had once been a noble warrior who got lost in the forest of Mir and stumbled upon an ancient coven of druids, or was originally one of the magical forest folk who grew enamored of the armored men who occasionally entered the woods in hunt of some supposedly dangerous creature or other. A popular tale held that she was a dryad who fell in love with a human templar, but unable to leave her tree to be with him, could only watch as he aged and passed away, following which she donned his armor to continue his patrol.
What they did know was that she had always been watching over the forest, as long as the oldest storyteller could remember the oldest storyteller of his age having remembered. It was a rare day that she’d be sighted, a distant figure atop a majestic stag, but the villagers knew that if ever they wandered too deep into the forest they could always call for help, and a trail of vines would lead them back home: but the trees of that lush forest were off-limits to any woodcutter who valued his life.
As the bards sang: “Good ol’ Knight D’Vine, they’d say; ne’er let a man lose his way. The forest greens his to enjoy, so long as not a tree he should destroy.”

Christmas art comes early! Full view + artist comments here: http://blayrd.deviantart.com/art/ol-knight-d-vine-421840780

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Nobody knew if the knight had once been a noble warrior who got lost in the forest of Mir and stumbled upon an ancient coven of druids, or was originally one of the magical forest folk who grew enamored of the armored men who occasionally entered the woods in hunt of some supposedly dangerous creature or other. A popular tale held that she was a dryad who fell in love with a human templar, but unable to leave her tree to be with him, could only watch as he aged and passed away, following which she donned his armor to continue his patrol.

What they did know was that she had always been watching over the forest, as long as the oldest storyteller could remember the oldest storyteller of his age having remembered. It was a rare day that she’d be sighted, a distant figure atop a majestic stag, but the villagers knew that if ever they wandered too deep into the forest they could always call for help, and a trail of vines would lead them back home: but the trees of that lush forest were off-limits to any woodcutter who valued his life.

As the bards sang: “Good ol’ Knight D’Vine, they’d say; ne’er let a man lose his way. The forest greens his to enjoy, so long as not a tree he should destroy.”

Friday, December 20, 2013
"Misty Broccoli Forest". With, uh, a very small man flying a kite in it, because uh. Because. Yes.
(WIP, don’t worry.)

"Misty Broccoli Forest". With, uh, a very small man flying a kite in it, because uh. Because. Yes.

(WIP, don’t worry.)

Monday, December 2, 2013
And here is the rest of the owl WIP I posted some time ago!

And here is the rest of the owl WIP I posted some time ago!

Monday, November 4, 2013
Been a while since I’d had one of these going - so here, tumblr, have a WIP! This is at 100% size. I will be very surprised if anyone can guess what the full illustration is of/about.

Been a while since I’d had one of these going - so here, tumblr, have a WIP! This is at 100% size. I will be very surprised if anyone can guess what the full illustration is of/about.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Some close-ups, taken with aid of a mirror!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Found an old mostly-finished painting in the hard drive - not too interesting on its own, but I found the process somewhat fascinating!