Grey-Gold (Golden-eyed Penguin)

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A golden-eyed penguin swims through an abstract sea of gold textureA very very very very very very very long overdue commission for Frank Villarreal, a wonderful artist, banjoist, and penguin enthusiast.

Before this commish, I didn’t even know this species of penguin existed! They are really rad. With their semi-intimidating gaze it was hard not to cartoon one as a hard-boiled detective.

I believe the digital watercolor brushes are by Mastodon.Art user PolloMostro??

Summary of Art 2017

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Thumbnail grid of my favorite artworks of this year

Using @dustbunnythumper‘s 2016 template because I got impatient.

Credits: January is from the Inkspirations for Cat Lovers Coloring Book (not my lineart), August is a master study, and March’s abomination is Sargon the rat, from the game Armello.

In other news: still working on Christmas cat story and cover, need to scan a million sketchbook things.

THE FATES COMPEL YOU TO LOOK!

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THE FATES ARE OFTEN CRUEL!

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My husband is responsible for at least 45% of this. I threw out the idea, and he just kept amping it up with comments like “A Bartlett pear with a rubber band around the middle” until I was screaming with laughter and had no choice but to draw it.

The tiki torch and acid green Crocs were his idea, too. I did owl-ize the torch, though.

Below are some variations I sketched before the final.

No, of course I did not draw them during church.

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