Thursday, May 7, 2009


Before I ever sewed my first stitch, drawing was my main passion. My subjects were always animals, I found them infinitely more interesting than people. Throughout my childhood dogs were what I drew the most, with a sprinkling of unicorns (thanks to My Little Ponies for that) and some Nintendo fanart (those illustrations of Link and Mario in the game instruction booklets were too cool to not emulate). Later on I found a fondness for dragons. Now many of my recent artworks involve, you guessed it, guinea pigs. Here are a few of my latest and best artworks, all hand-drawn, hand-inked, and hand-colored.

"Mother's Love"

Mochi the mommy pig with her babies. Done with pen and ink, I really enjoy doing these detailed, realistic renderings. The pointalism background took a bit of time, but was well worth the effort.

"Koalphin Ahoy"

This was a birthday gift for my boyfriend's mom. She's a really sweet and supportive person. Dolphins and koalas are some of her favorite animals.

"Shoyu's Refuge"

A tribute for Shoyu, one of Ponzu and Mochi's kids. Passing away at a little more than one year of age, he hadn't showed any signs of anything being wrong so we're not sure why. RIP, little buddy.

"A Solitary Traveller"

This drawing was done a few years before any of the others shown here, but it's still one of my favorites. I worked on it on and off over the course of several months, til I'd had it completed to my liking. I love wolfies.

"Grapes are Fun"

This drawing began as a little doodle in my sketchbook. Little Pocky and her big brother Miso are enjoying a snack together while their dearly departed dad and brother look on.

"Happy Birthday!"

It began as a little birthday drawing for a friend on DeviantArt, but the idea grew and grew and I just went with it. Her guinea pig Minni dances on the cake as my little P climbs on. Mochi sneaks a pawful of frosting for herself.

"Chillin' Guinea Pig"

P loved that little couch. The day I got it, however, she kept moving around and around and constantly repositioned herself on it. I was able to do this drawing during the short moments when she came back to this pose.

"Autumn Falls"

Inspired by the loveliness of the season, this drawing was to have another to go with it featuring oak leaves. Maybe next fall...


This proud pooch is a borzoi, drawn mainly for the sake of experimenting with some new multiliner pens I'd recently purchased.

There are a bunch of other drawings and sketches that I've got tucked away, some dating back to my teen years. Perhaps I'll dig those out another day.

(All of these and more are in my DeviantArt gallery:


  1. Fantastic! I love the wolf pic!

  2. Thanks! I really love drawing in that style, but it just takes so long.

  3. Awesome! I love wolves! You are my inspiration of drawing wolves!