ratcreature: X-Mas: RatCreature as Santa. (xmas)
Fandom: Temeraire, sort of
Characters/Pairings: Santa Claus, dragon
Media used: GIMP
Rating/warnings: G, Christmas themes?
Notes/comments: It occurred to me that in the Temeraire universe Santa Claus wouldn't get equipped with weirdly flying, magical reindeer, but he'd just be believed to use a dragon to fly around and deliver presents. This made me feel a distinct lack of Santa Claus pictures with dragons in them. (Everything is better with dragons.) So I drew one. First I wanted to do a complete flying dragon, but then Santa was so tiny that you couldn't really see him anymore, so I settled for showing just part of the dragon in favor of a larger Santa. Though he probably still ought to be smaller, if it was a huge dragon to carry all the presents, but in any case it works better than the reindeer logistics...

ETA: A high resolution version of this art (2500x1865px) is available on request for private, non-commercial uses. Also, as usual, please do not distribute my art without my permission, i.e. do not upload my art to other sites, services, archives, or wikis. That includes "reblogging" the images themselves on services such as Tumblr.

Preview: preview of seasonal fanart
image behind the cut )
ratcreature: RatCreature as memesheep. (memesheep)
This didn't really work so well. I didn't realize people would still stick with this question format that asks complicated things. Anyway, I did my best.

My character list )

for musesfool )

for marinarusalka )

for petra )

for reginagiraffe )

for tazlet )

for argosy )

for less_star )

for odditycollector )

for yahtzee63 )

for minnow1212 )

for trewestriandta )
ratcreature: RatCreature at the drawing board. (drawing)
Because some people find the production process interesting, I decided to do a sort of "making of" post. If you'd just like to see the finished fanart, go here.

very image heavy )
ratcreature: Who needs talent? Enthusiasm is fun!  (talent/enthusiasm)
Fandom: Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik
Characters/Pairings: Iskierka
Media used: pencil, fine liner pen with waterproof indian ink, acrylic paint, a bit of white conté chalk
Rating/warnings: G, none
Notes/comments: The coloring didn't turn out quite like I intended, but it's not that bad considering that it's only the second time I colored anything with acrylic glazes. (gah, this is actually one of those "I'm new to this" apologist author's/artist's notes, isn't it? >.< ) Also for some reason my scanner not only produced a weird stripe artifact that I couldn't get rid of (it is not that intrusive, but still), it also reproduced the colors less bright than in the actual picture. *grumble*
Preview: preview of Iskierka hatching

the image and a detail of the head in a larger size are behind the cut )
ratcreature: Who needs talent? Enthusiasm is fun!  (talent/enthusiasm)
Fandom: Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik
Characters/Pairings: Iskierka
Media used: only pencil so far
Rating/warnings: G, none
Notes/comments: I seem to be on a dragon kick lately. But I like Iskierka. I hope she looks enough like a baby while still fitting the description that they look just like smaller versions of the big ones. But making the head long and lean like I normally do for dragons to make them look ferocious didn't work for me for a baby dragon. The hatching pose took a ridiculous amount of time to get right. Maybe I'll do a real process post once it is inked and colored, showing excerpts from all the steps that were like tooth pulling, like the dozen thumbnails and head design sketches, and failed attempts. OTOH that would be kind of embarrassing, now it looks like I sat down and just did a pencil drawing as a process step...
Preview: preview of Iskierka hatching, pencils

the pencils are behind the cut )
ratcreature: RatCreature at the drawing board. (drawing)
Fandom: Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik
Characters/Pairings: Temeraire
Media used: pencil drawing, inked and colored with a Wacom tablet in GIMP
Rating/warnings: G, none
Notes/comments: This was done for the [livejournal.com profile] yuletart gift exchange for [livejournal.com profile] tylercat. I'd also like to thank [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty for helping me to come up with a motif, when my initial idea didn't work out, and for taking a look at the half-finished stages, spotting problems with the rocks and such.
Preview: preview of Temeraire admiring his jewelry
the image and two high resolution details are behind the cut )

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