I'm back from Michigan now, after 13 and a half hours of driving and a couple days of catching up on sleep. So I'm gonna start off today with a couple sketchbook pages from my stay in Detroit.
Dachshunds run in the family.
This was my contribution to the Anthro Sketch Exchange on LiveJournal for this month.
And this is a commission I just finished. Definitely not the sort of thing I'd draw just for kicks, but it does feel good to get paid to draw.
And here's my sketch for my next commission, which will be much more elaborate, time-consuming, and expensive. So hooray.
Ya know, contrary to popular belief, I've never considered myself "an anthro artist." Apparently, the majority of my followers online seem to think otherwise, since all the requests and commissions I've ever gotten over the internet have been for animal people. I've always thought the whole concept of anthros was weird, and still do. I enjoy drawing humanized cartoon animals, like the kind you see in Dreamworks movies and such, and werewolves are always an interesting artistic subject, but realistic furry people with animal heads on them have always been a little freaky in my book. But wouldn't ya know, I do one all-out anthro piece in a fit of angst about a year ago, and the fan base goes wild. Now it seems the online community has discovered that I have some talent in blending human and animal qualities and has dubbed me an official member of the anthropomorphic community. I'm still not sure how I feel about that.