I mentioned Pony in Pajamas and how I won him in a raffle in my post a few days ago on Reynolds Bear. Since I got him at the Browncoat Ball, he’s always reminded me of that moment in “Serenity” when Captain Mal pretends to pray to Buddha and asks for a pony and a rocket.
I’ve drawn two similar portraits of Pony without realizing it; one in the early summer of 2015, and another in the late summer of 2016. I’m fascinated by the different choices I made, both in my color palettes, and in smaller details to include or emphasize. Continue reading
I mentioned Nnoyd in my A to Z post for N, but didn’t have a drawing of him to share at that point. So here he is! He’s been a friend of my mom for years. Since we grew up in a very punny family, she wanted to have “A nnoyd” that she could use to express her frustrations at things. He likes to say “noy noy noy!” when somebody needs to vent, and occasionally flicks his tail when he’s truly annoyed.
I love a lot of things about this drawing, actually–the way the colors of my pencils fit so well, the expression on his face and proportions of his body and the texture of his fur. Continue reading
I often had trouble remembering Alfred’s name, as he was a quiet little monkey friend of my Mom’s. In fact, when I drew him, I marked the page with “George”–probably thinking of Curious George.
I like the way a toned background worked with this drawing, Alfred’s face, and his upper paws. Continue reading
Panzy and Daniel are friends of my mothers’–a mama panda (Panzy) holding her little baby in her arms. They’re quite literally inseparable. 😀 (When I said something similar about Praline and Almond yesterday, that was metaphor.)
I used charcoal to draw their black fur… think I drew the outlines in graphite pencil, then filled in with charcoal pencil. I like the smily on Panzy’s face, the perspective on her head, arms, and Daniel. Continue reading
Another friendly grey mouse dressed up in festive holiday gear! Continue reading
Hey! So–I guess this is the end of the challenge for this year. Thanks for dropping by and liking or commenting on my drawings. Today I have an animal picture I drew specifically for A to Z–a group portrait for zoo animals only!
Greetings, my A to Z friends! Often Q is a difficult letter to fill in this yearly game, but with my theme, I had no problems at all, thanks to my second koala friend, Quincy. He’s a koala of a certain age, with a dignified little beard and wild fur coming out of his ears… Continue reading
Okay, so here’s Pam-boo. He’s the only panda bear in my menagerie, and is generally quiet and sweet…
I’ve already posted about a few of my owl friends in the A to Z challenge, so today’s post is about my first owl, Glimmerfeather. Like Ember, he’s a graduate beanie baby with a smart cap on, and he was given to me after I graduated from York University in 1999. His name is based on a character in CS Lewis’ book “The Silver Chair”, (one of the Narnia books): Glimfeather, who helps the characters get started on their quest after they land in Narnia. Continue reading