moonvoice: (t - rejected exam questions numbers...)
2016-11-23 11:06 am
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[Art] Grey Seal, Common Dormouse and Wild Boar

I enjoyed colouring these a great deal, even though seal did its best to thwart me a couple of times (and I still can't get the flat scan to capture the gradations of colour properly, you'll need to look at the photo for that).

I didn't expect to end up loving the Dormouse as much as I do. :)


Grey Seal as Totem (Halichoerus grypus AVAILABLE at ETSY

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Had to mix a new colour of metallic paint for this one. )

Common Dormouse as Totem (Muscardinus avellanarius) AVAILABLE at ETSY

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Shiny. )

Wild Boar as Totem (Sus scrofa) - On hold for client.

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This one is so flashy in person. )
moonvoice: (i am - velociraptor girl)
2016-11-23 10:58 am
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[Art] Bilberry Goat, Atlantic Puffin, Striped Skunk.

I thought I'd be rusty with the whole colouring thing, but actually, since adopting watercolours into my process, going back to watercolour pencils actually felt a lot more fun. Consequently colouring took longer, but I don't begrudge it at all.

Here's some of my most recent completed pieces.


Bilberry Goat - ON HOLD

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Ze photo. )


Atlantic Puffin - ON HOLD

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Another photo. )


Striped Skunk - AVAILABLE

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Such pretty iridescence. )
moonvoice: (calm - bronze forest wallabies)
2016-06-23 11:19 pm

[Art] THINGS (all the things)

There's like a whole bunch I haven't posted here, and managed to put everywhere else (after Facebook/Instagram/DeviantArt/Etsy/Tumblr...sometimes I get lax about Dreamwidth. Social media is exhausting).

All of these are watercolour pencil / pencil / ink on illustration board. With some metallic and/or iridescent acrylic as highlights. Some are available for sale.


Unicorn Moon Sickle - Courtship Available

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Under a cut you will also find a bilby with some Celtic knotwork, a Fiji Iguana and Dandelions, a Midnight Owl, a Dragon and a Hamerkop. Don't know what a Hamerkop is? I didn't either, until quite recently... If you already knew, that's awesome )
moonvoice: (wczuciki - australian raven watchful)
2016-06-12 08:24 pm
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[Art] BW of Unicorn Moon-Sickle: Courtship, and Fiji Iguana and Dandelions.

Here are some larger pieces that are yet to be coloured. One is a commission (I'm not officially taking on commissions at all, esp. not re: domesticated animals/pets/figurative stuff, but she is a long-time client and very patient with me, and she always gives me the most interesting subjects that ping me hard, in this case, a Fiji Iguana - and dandelions, heh. The dandelions are sentimental, she is a zookeeper/zoologist, and the Fiji Iguana she cared for used to love them). The other is a return to an old subject that I first/last drew in 2008. The Unicorn Moon-Sickle Bird of Paradise. I'd always loved the colour scheme and wanted to return to the faux birds of paradise again. So...I just did.

All done with 0.1 and 0.5 fineliner on illustration board.

You can also see a time-lapse video of some of the process here.


The Unicorn Moon-Sickle Bird of Paradise: Courtship

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Fiji Iguana and Dandelions

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moonvoice: (t - bring money for me to steal off you)
2016-06-12 08:20 pm
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[Art] Thought I'd put these up and actually hadn't, weird.

So I have been arting a bit more than usual this year (still less than I used to, but I've been really enjoying it, which I think is the main thing).

Here's some from a little while back. The Red Dragon was a birthday gift, the bilby was because I really don't think the Australian bilby gets nearly enough love - strange rabbit-like marsupial that it is. And the eagle owl because I just really like owls? I find them easy subjects, and they always look so fierce. :D (When they don't look derpy).

As always, all in fineliner on illustration board, with watercolour / watercolour pencil / coloured pencil / and some metallic paint highlights.


Midnight Eagle Owl

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A bilby and a dragon under the cut. )
moonvoice: (t - key of awesome!!)
2016-03-18 02:26 am

[Art] The Wisdom of the Poppy.

I was so sure I'd put this up?
Like, whoops.
Anyway, I finished this a while back.
Watercolour + gold acrylic and some iridescence on the birbs.
Common Ravens instead of Australian Ravens for once.
Will eventually be listed for sale on Etsy if I ever get around to it.

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The Wisdom of the Poppy





And another birb. This one an Australian Raven.
And Corymbia ficifolia.
A coloured part of the Inktober challenge.
Again, will be listed on Etsy eventually if I ever get around to it, lol.
I used to be so diligent about that kind of thing.


Australian Raven and Corymbia ficiolia