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Remember this guy?
corgilele-sketch


I went ahead and colored him.

corgilele02 corgilele03 corgilele04


The WIPs above amount to about 11-12 hours of work, and I wasn't completely happy with the way it was turning out. Then I got a new tablet, and decided to go for a partial re-do with gentler colors and more intense shadows.

corgilele05 corgilele06 corgilele07


Total completion time was around 20 hours, but because of the partial re-do, only 12 of those hours actually contributed to the final image.

corgilele
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I actually haven't forgotten about this blog. I'm just in one of those infamous transitional periods of life — the kind where you move in with your parents while you look online for a new job in a new city.

Later this month, I'm taking a train to said city for some face-to-face job hunting. It'll be good to break my internet-induced habit of anonymity. I'll be there about a week.

Somnium Lupus, for those who've been reading it, will begin updating again before I go. I know I said early June, but it hasn't been my highest priority. Hence, mid-June.

Anyway, have some art.

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Ink and marker, 9x12". Censored because Flickr sucks. The digitally colored and uncensored version is on my FA, here.

Why didn't I try using actual marker paper before now? It's so much better and faster.
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Hand-made greeting cards are a longstanding tradition in my family. My sister and I both got really into it when I was about 10, and invented our own imprint labels, even though it was usually only family who received our cards. (Hers was The Pony Express. Mine was Wolfling Express. Then we realized that the word we were looking for was either Press or Expressions, not Express.) Our mom collected these cards somewhere, and I'm sure they're all still packed away somewhere in her basement.

I don't send cards very often any more — most occasions these days seem to merit a phone call or visit instead — but when I do, I usually still make them by hand. Partly because decent greeting cards are ridiculously expensive (seriously), but mostly because it's way more fun and way more enjoyable for the recipient. Especially if you can work an inside joke right into the artwork.

This I just made the other night as a thank-you card for my grandmother. I'm regretting the crappy black "framing", but it was late and I was tired, and she'll love it anyway. Grandmothers are awesome like that.

1009-08

1009-09


Markers, ink, and a bit of colored pencil on ACEO-sized bristol, stuck to blue cardstock by inserting Tab A into Slot B four times.

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This is the art, scraps, ideas, commissions, rejects, and projects blog of a so-called artist nicknamed Tao Dog.

Currently I'm active mostly on FurAffinity under the user name "taodog".

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