Sunday, December 5, 2010

So, I don't follow the rules...

Totally an octopus with an eyepatch
Pandas are cute, but I'm not for conformity
And... apparently, it's not mine anymore

So my mom scored this awesome craft kit for a super low price and gave it to me to do with what I wished. Mwah-ha-ha. It was pre-knitted pieces that you could sew together to make an Amigurumi-type Panda. Also, it came with a recordable push-button speaker box. It plays the "Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah" part of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Randy!

Happy Birthday Randy!
Here are 25 things you do or like -- for 25 years of you! Hope this Birthday is great and this next year is full of possibilities and joy.



1. Magic Cards
2. Dinosaurs
3. Tea
4. Books
5. Japan
6. Golden Snitch (and everything HP)
7. Pizza
8. Sushi (and all Japanese food)
9. Dancing shoes
10. Australia
11. Nunchaku (and martial arts)
12. (not) Getting hit by cars
13. Your hair
14. North Carolina
15. APP State
16. Football
17.Fabulous hats
18. Guitar
19. Writing
20. Pokemon
21. Reptiles
22. Dolphins
23. Video Games
24. Raleigh Charter High
25. Endless possibilities!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cosplay Pirates!

Chiki, Sarah, Me, Rachel, Sydney, Hannah, Hilaree, Morgan, and the Skull
Dear fabulous Cosplay Pirates. I love you so I drew you. Actually, Chiki's the mastermind behind the idea for these.  Look for them on the website soon! <3 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Desert Welder

I did this last year, Mimi you should remember her (I believe you were animating a zombie at the time). It was a challenge for myself; I asked friends for a random occupation and location. I was given "desert" and "welder." I wanted to make a quasi-steam-punk meets Wild West pin-up girl. 
Metal cactus - takes more care than a real one...

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Spice must flow...

Thinkgeek has an awesome Dune apron, but I feel the typography alone isn't cutting it. And, that blue color, while the Spice DOES glow blue, when paired with that font, it reminds me more of Avatar than Dune. :-(

Anyway, felt like doodling a Sandworm baking little "carryall" (the vehicle that would fly in the harvester when wormsign appeared) shaped cookies. This is where I'd go from if I were to re-design the apron:

Oh, so much more kitschy than the original. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lighting fun

Doing more design work - this time with copics. Learning from Zembillas how to really push shadows.

Lighting can be fun? -- Cool.
My character as a kokeshi - a Japanese doll

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Star Wars and Oreo buddies are for reals

Sloths, wombats, iguanas, okapi, and tapirs are on my list of really, really cool animals. Take two of these, add a good friend and Star Wars, and well, that totally is an excuse to draw. COPIC doodle. 4"x4"

Me (with the iguana) and Rachel (with the sloth) 
Chiki and I make good roomies, good cosplay buddies, and most importantly, good Oreo-eating/building buddies. COPIC sketch 4"x4"

Me and Chiki (blonde)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lolitas


Here are some doodles of some Lolita fashion designs. The first is a Wa-loli (someday I'm making myself one, but black and purple), the second is based on a description of a Loli dress Randy saw in Japan - we were both enamored by the shoulder detail.

(Yes, that is a chameleon in the corner)

Designs (c) Katherine Stocking

Friday, September 17, 2010

Let me teach you how to dance...

They emerge!

This semester, I am in a Children's Art class. We learn both the developmental theory behind why children create art, but also how to teach art to children in a way that pushes their ways of thinking. (from the "comfort" to the "learning" zone, for you camp people ;-) ) We've been dealing with human proportions; our second project involves creating humans from twist-ties and candy-wrappers. 
Ballerina, close up
Of course, I couldn't be satisfied with just making one stand on two feet, so I did one that's doing a hand-stand, and a ballerina that stands, unsupported, fully dressed, on one foot.
Images © Katherine Stocking

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here we go, here we go...

satellite radio. Or character designs, which is what I have to show. This is one of my characters, and she was designed in Professor Zembillas' class at Cal. State Northridge.


Images, design, character © Katherine Stocking; no re-posting without permission, thanks.