Rabbit Rabbit! Not planning on doing one of these for the first of every month, but this visual came to me a several weeks ago, so I saved it for the month of Valentine’s day! 🐇🐇❤️
Last time the Year of the Rabbit came around, I was enlightened to the fact that in Vietnam they celebrate the year of the Cat rather than the Rabbit. A little research this time around and I learned that the Gurung of Nepal also use the Cat, while the Malays use the Mousedeer!
That sounded to me like a good excuse to draw a Rabbit/Cat/Mousedeer crew for the year of the Water Rabbit (and Cat and Mousedeer). And hey, this time I actually finished the drawing in time!
Okay ya nerds, Gong Xi Fa Cai! ✌️
This one is going WAY wayback, two full zodiac cycles back to the Year of the Rabbit 1999! 😬
The drawing on the right is the original–back then I could not run Photoshop on what I’m sure was a very busted, dusty, and ancient PC. So, in my pre-digital era, I would draw and ink the lineart on paper, make photocopies of the finished inks, and color over one of the photocopies with markers or color pencils. I did it this way so that if I screwed up the colors, I wouldn’t have destroyed the original lineart too… and trust me, I screwed up the colors plenty of times!
The drawing on the left is a scan of the lineart, with brand-new digital 2023 colors. I always find it a fun exercise to color old lineart… it’s like a collab with your younger self. 💀⌛️👶
Rabbit Rabbit, and Happy New Year!
Wishing you good luck for the first of the month, for the New Year, and of course for the upcoming Year of the Water Rabbit as well.
(I have some more Year of the Rabbit posts leading up to the Lunar New Year. Stay tuned! 🐇🐇)
Uh… so I decided to do a thing? 😬 I put this design up on Red Bubble so it’s available on some shirts, notebooks, etc. I put up some older designs as well.
Rabbit Rabbit HERE
All of my Red Bubble art HERE
I’m gonna try to add more over time–I have a few ideas for new pieces that might make for fun shirts, and I’m also going through my backlog to see what else could work. If anyone happens to buy anything, please post and tag me! 😅
Rabbit, Rabbit! I’m ready for October, ready for Autumn, ready for (eternal) Halloween, and heck, ready for next year (the year of the rabbit)! 🐇🐇
“A king of the savannah, sea, and sky, the majestic, powerful, and cunning Leoctrow is often depicted in the heraldry of versatile multi-class adventurers, most typically warrior-mage-rogues.”
Fitting in perfectly with the old Mutant Zoo posts, here’s today’s warm-up using my buddy @jazylhdraws #jazylhcreateacharacter prompts for August! The prompts were crow, lion, octopus, water, and backpack. I failed at figuring out how to incorporate backpack, but I didn’t want to get hung up on it, so I just went with the other four prompts. 😅
I realized I’ve been on Instagram for ten years and decided to file all of my food posts into highlight reels, sorted by year. 😂
What’s that you say, we’re already several months into the Year of the Water Tiger? 🌊🐅 This post is absurdly late? And a surfer/street-fighter tiger lady is a totally random combo? Yet here we are… Happy Belated Year of the Tiger! BTW, the character on her outfit is a stylized archaic form of 虎 (tiger).
Squeezing in a drawing before this year’s March of Robots ends–here’s a big bruiser with a bit of Showa style! Maybe if I get it together in KaiJune I’ll draw some monsters for this ‘bot to battle…
When I drew my piece for the Year of the Ox, it occurred to me that I hadn’t drawn anything for the previous Lunar Year, which was also the start of the Lunar Zodiac cycle. So I decided to go backwards briefly and draw one for 2020, the Year of the Metal Mouse. 🦾🐀
2020 you were a hot mess! 👎👎👋
Happy Year Of The Metal Ox! 🐮 I decided to interpret metal as heavy metal 🤘 as well as bionic 🦾, and a humanoid ox woman had to be blue like Babe the blue ox 💙, because punny, convoluted, and weird is my jam. FYI the design on the shirt is a stylized archaic form of 牛 (ox). 🤓
IDK a dang thing about fashion, but I do know that when you see a pair of sharp looking tiger feet sneakers for half off, you order those dang shoes! 🐯 I’m super excited for the new kicks to arrive even though I probably won’t be wearing them out until after I get vaccinated sometime this summer. 🙃⏳🗓💉
A few weeks ago, my pal @happymonkeyshoes asked me if I had any B-movie style villains he could draw, and just look at the amazing renditions he came up with for this fearsome foursome!!! It’s so cool seeing Dylan’s style on my little monsters. Click to see each piece separately, and hit up his page for more fantastic art!
This is super old lineart (2003!) that I found scanned in my archives. I cleaned up the lines just a tiny bit, and threw in some colors as a quick warm-up.
A quick warm-up drawing from last week. Sometimes a rando doggo appears in your brain, and you must draw it.