Two-panel ink sketch for the Art House Co-op’s Photo Response Project.
This probably won’t be meaningful or even that interesting to anyone who isn’t a member of my family, but for the Art House Co-op’s Map Project, I tried to draw the layout of the farm where I grew up.
Some of the details aren’t quite right, and some of them directly point to different years or even different decades than others, but this is roughly the “real” version for me, with all the most prominent and important details still standing in memory where they’ve decayed and fallen in real life.
I’ve been pretty quiet about it, but I’m one of a few artists whose characters Stabwool licensed to make into cool little needle-felted figurines and embroidered e-reader cozies. All of her stuff is fantastic, but when she sent me these photos of her posable figurine of Dalton I was tickled:
A zhulong, which is a sort of pig dragon.
Well, that’s the last of my AlphaBeasts. I skipped a huge swath of them in the middle, but you can see the rest of the ones I did all together over here. I had a lot of fun with this series—it was a fantastic challenge to try to interpret a completely foreign thing every week instead of just drawing cute little characters all the time.
The next challenge, insofar as I’ve heard, is AlphaBooks: literary characters. I’m excited! Drawing humans who all look unique is an entirely different sort of challenge.
The monster everyone picked for AlphaBeasts X. The xenomorphs are really cool, though, and there aren’t a ton of other creatures I can think of that start with ‘x’.