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Beardus Maximus fan art, day 36

10 Nov

Yes, creating your own Hackintosh is a lot of fun, until Apple spoils it by disabling the Atom processor in its latest build of Snow Leopard, 10.6.2.

Beardus Maximus fan art, day 36

This drawing is made to support the sale of the collected trade comic book of PC Weenies, a webcomic by Krishna Sadasivam for Geeks and people who can tolerate them.

Krishna grows a beard in response to a challenge from his fellow comics creators, while he doesn’t like a beard. Read more about it, and how you can support the artist in this post on his blog. For each copy of the trade comic book “Rebootus Maximus” sold through the website Krishna won’t shave for a day. Let him look like a hobo and freak out his wife, who is on family visit for a few months in India.

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First attempt at drawing kittens

10 Nov

I want to create a strip around kittens, but before I can do that, I need to be able to draw kittens with some kind of proficiency. I mean I don’t expect great art, but the art should at least carry the story.

So here is my first sketch of a kitten from imagination. The body exists, as with all four-legged animals of three parts, the front part with the front legs, the hind part with the hind legs, and the middle, mostly softer part, which contains the main organs, like the heart, lungs and guts.

kittens first attempt

Then I had a go at a drawing from reference, which wasn’t really on model, not by a long shot. Some parts are good, though, like the toes on the hind legs. I clearly need guidance on cat anatomy for artists.

kittens from photo reference

I will be sketching some more kittens, and probably dive into my own photo archive, because I have lots of pictures of kittens, having been a Abyssinian cat breeder for several years.

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