Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fluttershy ACEO, Bailey pin-up, Cute puppy, and MANY sketches/WIPs...

 Fluttershy ACEO!  Will add Twilight later, I have to tweak something and she'll be done.  Omg, this series is almost done ;-;

Headshot sketch requests from Tuesday's streams.  

Fortinbras!  Typical pomeranian specimen.  Super cute.  Belongs to Andy & Liam.  Scan tried to remove his nose, apparently.

Thank-you sketch for Boe, he's sending me a book. :) 
Really gross and stupid sketch of Liam racing down...a kill Sam with a knife?  With his other dog Hamlet derpily by his side...or is that nobly.  Sam isn't phased since you can't kill the dead.  She just wanted to take her repulsive stinking reanimated deer carcass for a stroll.  Jeeze, people.  :/

(based off of something in shadowed lives...this doesn't actually happen in the

She can decorate herself and her deer by sticking in decorative needles and pins.  Yum!....Also she has a bloody nose so that's the line on her face :P Will also sew on flower designs, ribbons, fabric scraps, pearls and beads, etc. to her deer friend.  (inspired by some heavily decorated taxidermy I saw on tumblr.)
Group dance picture.  Was going well until I did Carlos' face.  ;-; gonna print it out and try again....*sigh*
I needed a ref for a fist and forgot to look it up.  Hence the missing hand.

WARNING: Nudity and adult content under the cut!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

4/21/12: ACEOs and art nouveau badges!

Kinda overdue raffle prize for Burgerbaby, first I was waiting on refs and then just, waiting for an idea :P Did this last night, VERY happy with it!  I rarely get the opportunity to draw chubby characters (which makes me so sad) and I love drawing height difference couples, so this was fun!  And I loved just embellishing the linework and leaving it be to speak for itself.  The ACEO I had actually colored a few months ago, I felt it would be perfect.  

FenrirsChild was awesome enough to be a guinea pig for my art nouveau themed standard badges!  She suggested the moon crescent and I added the phases with paint.  The way I work with my pencils on parchment varies depending on what effect I want.  I was playing with opacity since I think of art nouveau as having a very vivid/thick coloring style with a lot of softer details, relying on shading instead of excessive linework (very different from my style).  I normally have trouble getting opaque pencils to look okay on parchment but I think this looks pretty good.  :) I hope these catch on, I'd love to make more of them in the future.

As a side note, my MLP doll project is all caught up, only the gala gowns (may come at a later date, depends) and the elements of harmony are left.  I'm fixing a few outfits that had fit poorly but that's done too, now!  So close and I can finally scan and share them with everypony everyone!

Warning: adult art under the cut

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Badge, sketch, and adult ACEO

<3 My BFF and co-owner of nearly all the characters has a birthday coming up and got to be a guinea pig for my 20s photography badges.  This was so fun to make, all my favorite things at once pretty much!  I hope others commission me for them JUST so I can draw more of them, they're so fun.  $15 each, they're standard badges.

A sketch I've had kicking around for a while.  Trying to make more dynamic images, draw more humans, and human/anthro interaction.  Also I wanted to show their relationships through movement and positioning. I think I did a good job.  Transferred and began inking, it'll get purple sketch lines added since I really love how they look.

Kept forgetting to scan/post, it's in my portfolio pile.  A few animals I sketched at the museum.  I love taxidermy specimens...they stay still for you.  the fawn is my favorite.  His/her spots were SO vivid, but the shading I did made it hard to add them.  I originally was going to paint them on later.

Made two months ago (close to when the above was made).  A lot I'm not thrilled with but overallI like it.  I may finish it.  And yes, I do see Baphomet as my preferred way to visualize the universe/nature in a single form of chaos and balance.  Philosophically I'm similar to a LaVeyan Satanist but not exact.  And while I haven't done much yet I have a lot of interest in sigil work and other kinds of magick.  I never thought I'd find faith but hey, look.
This is not meant to be "satanic" or "offensive" imagery. 

Warning: adult content under the cut!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jazz Tagobe

Based off of a half-concieved character from forever ago.  Friends with few, mostly just Bailey, Gage, Gage's immediate family (mother especially), Lindsay, Merriweather (recent development since Gage is in a band with him and Carlos now) and Carlos a little but she finds Carlos a bit overwhelming, as she does many people and social situations.
Has a yorkie.  No name yet.  Will have to update this later, then.

Full Name: Jasmine “Jazz” Tagobe.  Called Jasper Michael Laudner for a large part of her life, has been called many different names.  Original surname was Tagobe, first name forgotten/no longer relevant to her identity.
Nicknames: Jazz.  No one calls her Jasmine.
Birthday: 4/6/1989
Height: 6’
Weight: 150 lbs
Body Type: Tall, slender, small-boned.
Occupation: Biology student, dog walker.
Ethnicity/Species: Tree Kangaroo x Green-Cheeked Conure
Faith: Loosely spiritual.
Sexuality: Pansexual.
Partner: In an open relationship with Gage (does not take other partners ever)
Siblings: -/?
Music: Spc Eco, Scarling., Mozart, Radiohead, VNV Nation, Rasputina, Eurythmatics, Razed In Black, The Birthday Massacre, Amanda Palmer, Carina Round, Pnau, Metric, Apoptygma Berzerk, Tapping The Vein, Keane, Cat Stevens, Klaxons, TV On The Radio, Bright Eyes, Loreena McKennit, Cocteau Twins, Uncertain, Deerhoof, Dean Martin, The Knife, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Cut Copy, CocoRosie, Regina Spektor, The Killers, The Smiths, Mother Mother, The Antlers, Your Heart Breaks, Gage.  Electronic, shoegaze, ambient, goth, folk, alternative, queer.
Fashion: Modest, but can wear short things as long as leggings/tights are present.  Sometimes wears black OR white gothy elegant/aristocratic/glamour things, with a slight cyber leaning at times.  Usually rather minimal, but often wears CRAZY shoes/boots.  Casual wear is jeans and skirts with sandals, combat/clunky boots, or sneakers, loose and breezy tops, peasant dresses.  Jewelry includes rosaries (collects them—not strong religious attachment but more of a good luck charm), feathers, hoops and delicate chains, pearls, dangling earrings, delicate items.  Also fond of vintage (20s, 30s, 40s) dresses, gloves, jewelry.  Favorite colors are purples, soft, buttery yellows, white, black, midnight blue, rich greens.  Adores loose and flowing clothing, gradients and tie-dye, and butterfly, moth, floral patterns.  Cannot wear warm colors except for yellow, brown, and gold (likes both gold and silver).
Personality: Hugely introverted, will only go out with Gage and occasionally Lindsay.  Taciturn and almost a little cold with even intimate friends (which are only Gage and Lindsay).  Trusts people very little.  Hability to handle her emotions is very weak; serious anxiety, rage, guilt, and depression issues.  Self harm tendencies.  Sleeps too much. Tends to have low self-confidence when approaching big projects.  While she loves Gage deeply she does not feel comfortable being physically sexual with him (or anyone) and for this reason allows him to take other partners, which sometimes makes her angry and sometimes is totally fine with her.  Had been abducted as a young child and sold into human(oid) trafficking; is now in a safe living situation with Gage.  She admires his looseness and confidence, and lack of guilt and shame in his life choices.  Like Gage, Jazz is genderqueer but prefers to keep her identity ambiguous with all but the closest of friends and Gage’s immediate family, who are helping her pay for college (Gage comes from money).  Has been lovers with Bailey in the past and still harbors feelings for him, but they are more platonic and aesthetic than sexual and romantic today.  He helped her to escape several situations and they dated in the past.
Drugs: Drinks socially, smokes cloves lightly.  Not an addictive personality.
Likes: Butterflies and moths, plants and flowers, dreadfalls, napping, dogs, spring and summer, being alone, forests and fields—nature in general, nature shows, reading and writing, performance poetry, Popples, dancing (when others aren’t watching, Gage = exception), singing in the shower, chinese food, sushi, avocado, stuffed animals, live gigs/concerts (small only), street art including chalk art, mixed CDs, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, fish insects and tofu (meat substitutes—piscetarian).
Dislikes: Oversleeping, crowded/noisy places, noisy people, red and white meat, her constant issues with depression, anxiety, and triggers, excess sexual and violent content in film games etc, being stared at/being the center of attention, hunting, a lot of the internet and TV, objectification of women in mass media, traffic, driving.
Movies: Ponyo, Lady & The Tramp, The Last Unicorn, Sleeping Beauty, Big Fish, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Secret of Kells, 1408, Hedwig & The Angry Itch, The Artist, Velvet Goldmine, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Kinky Boots, Pirate Radio, Where The Wild Things Are.  Upbeat films, LBGT, and to a degree some horror but it can’t be too gory.

Faint small SI scars and occasional bandaids, on arms.
Hair naturally black, shoulder-length without dreadfalls (almost always present).
Uneven framing of the bangs is purposeful and always present.
Right lobe pierced ONLY.
Feathering on back, shoulders, down arms, tail, on top of feet and hands, under knees and eyes, on forehead.  Shorter feathers are green, longer are green and lavender mixed or just lavender. NO wings, feather cluster instead.
Ruff of feathers from base of neck to tail.
Long muzzle, soft pink nose, thin lips.
Lavender eyes.
Three long toes, like a tree kangaroo’s foot.  Good for climbing, makes standing on tiptoe somewhat easier.  Wears special shoes or goes barefoot.
Biologically male.  May wear breasts, doesn’t always.  Wears a v-string most of the time to cover her genitalia.
Do not draw her in sexual situations.  

Sunday, April 1, 2012

4/1/12: Badges!

Fancy badge commission for Clockworkgh0st of Octavian.  HEAVILY Velvet Goldmine inspired, note the green earring ;)
His horns were quite long and I wound up trimming them to make them fit, but made them go off the border to suggest they're longer than shown.  It came out pretty well.

Trade for the ATC-Badge-Trade group on FA, for Wildelion.  She requested a candy/chocolate theme!  I haven't drawn an anthro with fur thick enough to keep it from having to wear clothes in years...I mean, since middle school, years.  It was really odd but kind of fun.  I hope I got her fun and silly personality across!
Also I did a poll on my facebook page (adkstudios) and decided to make the exposed photo paper badges a full option, as well as sigil ink and paint badges.  Those were the two themes/medias I used while testing ink badges out.
While working on Wilde's badge I realized that this derp badge included a character's interest instead of the usual "character in a silly/fun pose".  I thought maybe I could also split derp badges into "interest" and "cute pose" with interest showing the character surrounded by things they love, and cute pose being the standard shapey colorful backdrop and jumping/jogging/sitting character.

I also want to start a 20s theme for fancy and/or standard badges, and maybe a few halloween themes for each badge type (elegant for fancy, super scary for ink and paint, spooky cute/halloween party for derp, etc).  I know some artists do themes along with medias/sizes, and I'd like to do so, in order to get a clearer idea of where to do while drawing for someone else.  Hopefully I can open for some super cheap guinea pig commissions or do a few trades to test out some of my ideas.
I also just uploaded a new character, Gage, to the character section.  He's pretty adorable, you all should check him out!

Gage LaCroix

He is so cute.  I can't get over it!  I love lemurs.
Gage and his best friend/lover, Jazz, are re-workings of ideas for some pole dancers/prostitutes (I...can't remember...) that Lindsay used to hang out with before she got herself into a better life situation (she still pole dances but can get FAR better clubs than she used to).  Jazz was a victim of the sex industry, as Lindsay was, and Gage and her tended to live in really iffy neighborhoods, and Gage at least has been known to do some iffy things for cash if desperate before.
They  now live in an apartment above Gage's parents' garage that was made for his (really horrible) grandparents, who now live on the first floor of his parents' house due to their (further) failing health.

Jack of all trades, somewhat of a Renaissance man--enjoys all liberal arts subjects, but more artistically inclined.  Activist for sexual freedom, abolishment of traditional gender roles and the current gender binary, radical self-love, nudism, and fat positivity.  Published author, well-respected within certain circles--writes articles, non-fiction stories, poetry, and lyrics, largely about his experiences involving the aforementioned subjects.  Set designer, drag performer (King.  20s maudlin and Vaudeville, 80s cheesy glam rock, 50s greasers and rockers), extremely talented banjo and guitar player--in a band with Carlos and Merriweather on vocals and banjo/guitar--DIY crafter/sewer, leads nature hikes sometimes.  Planning to continue school for a Ph.D in literature in order to teach at a college level, while maybe working for a smaller degree in geology.  Incredibly successful in almost every one of his endeavors--hugely intelligent, hard-working and likable.  

BFFs with Carlos and Merriweather, Lindsay, and Bailey (who is sometimes a sex partner).  Also knows  Carmichael, Rachel, Derrick, Avery (Merri's ex boyfriend), and Tyler (Carlos' ex boyfriend, a little weird/cold sometimes).

Full Name: Gage LaCroix
Nicknames: Goober, Monkey (family and Jazz, Carlos, Lindsay, Bailey only)
Birthday: 3/20/1990
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 180 lbs
Body Type: Chubby, wide hips, thick limbs.
Occupation: Student--set design major.  Does odd jobs, performs as a drag king, and runs a porn blog to pay the bills.
Ethnicity/Species: Mongoose lemur.  Malagasy (Sakalava)/Chinese.
Faith: Loosely spiritual.
Sexuality: Pansexual.
Partner: In an open relationship with Jazz.
Siblings: Rachel (four years younger), Jessica (seven years younger).
Music: CocoRosie, Elvis Presley, Gravy Train!!!!, The Real Tuesday Weld, Oingo Boingo, Streetlight Manifesto, Patrick Wolf, P!nk, Jerry Lee Louis, The B-52s,The Cliks, Rick Nelson, The Beatles, The Cure, Cactus Attack, Old Man Markley, Bright Eyes, Veronica Falls, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Interpol, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Murder By Death, Lou Reed, The Smiths, Eurythmatics, Mother Mother, Beastie Boys, Handsome Boy Modeling School, The Birthday Massacre, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Earl Scruggs, The String Cheese Incident, The Distillers, Sam Mickens, Parenthetical Girls, Queen, David Bowie, Yellow Swans, Bob Dylan, Amanda Palmer, Rasputina, The Venus in Furs, Depeche Mode, DeVotchKa, VNV Nation, MSTRKRFT, Your Heart Breaks, The Jezabels.  A bit of everything, but fond of early rock/pop, bluegrass, punk, glam, and experimental genres.
Fashion: A lot of 50s influence—fond of fedoras, suits, slacks, suspenders, bow ties, etc. but mixes punk and genderfuck elements in too, wears shorts, stockings/tights, boots, often.  DOES NOT wear a lot of colors, usually will add one or two bright bits to an outfit only, since his fur/face are bright enough.  White, black, grey, khaki, olive, bright green, and red make up his wardrobe. Nudist—feel free to draw him doing just about anything nude or nearly nude, will often walk around shirtless or w/o an undershirt (with and without binding aids).
Personality: Very extroverted, but spends most of his down time alone or with his partner(s).  Has few actual close friends, but many acquaintaces.  Very politically driven—heavily genderfuck and big supporter of drag performance (drag king), body type, clean/safe porn, gay rights/marriage worldwide, etc. and doesn’t care much what others think of his lifestyle.  Loves to joke around and be silly.  Is in a band with Carlos and Merriweather, does vocals and plays guitar and sometimes keyboard, writes some of the lyrics.  Exhibition fetishist—the porno blog is as much for his own pleasure as it is a way to get some extra income for school and rent.  Has been best friends/lovers with Jazz for years, many who know them don’t know when/how they met and rarely see them apart.  Close friends with Bailey, sleeps with him sometimes but not romantically interested in him at all (the feeling is mutual).  While he lives with his family they still don't interact much because his grandparents live there too, and they hate him. Their remarks, when he does have to be around him, roll off of him for the most part.  He’s rather non-confrontational and would rather avoid a problem than work through it.
Drugs: Drinks socially.
Likes: Drag, sleeping in, lounging and being lazy, yoga, climbing trees,  hiking, tumblr/tumblogging, creating music, theatre, set design, almost all food, being nude, Tim Burton, exhibitionism (favorite toys: camera, webcam), comedy, Judas & Jesus, LBGT events,  Game of Thrones/A Song Of Ice And Fire, reading (Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Poppy Z. Brite, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Richard Adams, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, J.R.R Tolkein, William Golding, Mark Twain, Mary Shelley, John William Polidori, Keats, H.G. Wells), comics (Love & Rockets, Fun Home, Skim, Craig Thomson, Jeff Loeb, Grant Morrisson, Daniel Clowes, Neil Gaiman, Charles Burns, some Alan Moore—dislikes his more recent stuff and him as a person), writing (essays, lyrics, poetry), True Blood, Pomade, The Walking Dead, Wayne’s World, The Mighty Boosh, Futurama, Mad Men, Beetlejuice, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Real Time With Bill Maher, Boardwalk Empire, corny 80s and 90s things.
Dislikes: Narrow-mindedness, his grandparents, Emilie Autumn, Jamie Stewart, confrontations, aggressive people, contact sports, reality TV, Stephanie Meyer and other incompetent writers, getting his hair wet/mussed, being rushed.
Movies: Big Fish, Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Big fan of Tim Burton, but doesn’t like every one of his films.  Also likes Henry Sellick a lot (Coraline, James & The Giant Peach).  Also Velvet Goldmine, Fight Club, Crybaby, Zombieland, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Arsenic & Old Lace, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, Pirate Radio, Be Kind Rewind, Labyrinth, Zoolander, Ferris Beuler’s Day Off, Mean Girls, Connie & Carla, Scott Pilgrim, Going The Distance, The Artist, Pom Poko, Where The Wild Things Are, Ferngully, Shawshank Redemption, Jailhouse Rock, Hearts In Atlantis, Stardust, Tomboy, The Dark Knight, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Misery, The Wall, Chicago, Lilo & Stitch, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Star Wars (3-6 only).

Back and shoulder fur is tinged orange.
Body hair is blond, but thick.  Present on chest,  stomach, armpits, crotch at all times.
FtM, sometimes packs—due to fur/hair, harness.
Small, well-trimmed moustache.
Green streak through hair
Can be slicked back or swept to the sides
Red fur on sides of face and buttocks.
White neck and torso, cream tinge from around navel down.
Septum pierced.
Grey-orange ears.
White feet, black toes.
Black toes, dark hands.
Feet  DO work as hands, kinda!