31 3 / 2014

Teenage art.

There was a leak in the storage unit in our building, so we had to bring up to the apartment all the junk we forgot that was down there. There was a whole box of letters, mostly from the 90’s (jeez, I miss hand written letters), old cassette tapes and a whack of my drawings from when I was 14 and 15. These were drawn sometime during 1987. I drew a lot of alien animals and these weird dog-faced people, that I’m pretty sure were inspired by Gelflings. It’s pretty easy to see my influences when I look at these; Wayne Douglas Barlowe and the After Man book series, not to mention Star Wars and Brian Froud. I also drew unicorns, lots and lots of unicorns, but I’ll spare you those. All done on type paper my Dad brought home from his office.

The first droopy-eyed, feather-haired image is me at 15 with the painting I won a blue ribbon with at the county fair.

*sigh* It’s amazing how not much has changed.

02 3 / 2014

Another truly outrageous Sketch_Dailies for 80’s week. This time it’s JEM!

Another truly outrageous Sketch_Dailies for 80’s week. This time it’s JEM!

25 2 / 2014

Another drawing for @Sketch_Dailies Today’s topic was “Gremlins”. This is how my toast got burnt in the morning, those pesky little critters!

Another drawing for @Sketch_Dailies Today’s topic was “Gremlins”. This is how my toast got burnt in the morning, those pesky little critters!

24 2 / 2014

My Dad isn’t a bad person, he’s just… old fashioned.

19 2 / 2014

I finally did a @Sketch_Dailies. The theme for today was mermaids.

I finally did a @Sketch_Dailies. The theme for today was mermaids.

12 2 / 2014

Just doodling-doodly. Unicorn Warrior Princesses? Hmmm…maybe.

25 11 / 2013

Inspired by the talented ladies at stylejournaltumblrblog Us girls sure do like their comfy sweaters.

Inspired by the talented ladies at stylejournaltumblrblog Us girls sure do like their comfy sweaters.

21 11 / 2013

Anonymous said: Your comic is rather similar in concept to Battle Pug. Is that where you drew you inspiration?

This has come up before and I’ve written about it before here on Tumblr. Here is my original post: http://r-dart.tumblr.com/post/39908056162/the-very-first-battle-kitten-drawing-i-knew

21 11 / 2013

Lots of new friends on here! Great to see. Seems like a good time to let you new folks know that I have a 56 page collection of sketchbook pages and comics that I had professionally printed up a couple years ago, and still have some copies available. Above is a black and white version of the cover before I colored it. It’s available exclusively from the zine webstore my husband has: 
http://cinemasewer.ecrater.com/p/11881164/battlekittens-the-art-of-r-dart

Lots of new friends on here! Great to see. Seems like a good time to let you new folks know that I have a 56 page collection of sketchbook pages and comics that I had professionally printed up a couple years ago, and still have some copies available. Above is a black and white version of the cover before I colored it. It’s available exclusively from the zine webstore my husband has:

http://cinemasewer.ecrater.com/p/11881164/battlekittens-the-art-of-r-dart

18 11 / 2013

Oh yeah, drawing. It’s fun!

Oh yeah, drawing. It’s fun!