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1) New icon! <3 Thanks again for the pic Muzzkins. ^_^

2) Apologies to those I was talking to on MSN. Internet access at work has been crap during the night for some inexplicable reason which unfortunately means that I keep getting disconnected every few minutes. Sorry folks. :/


Jan. 31st, 2009 12:05 am
graafen: (Default)
Eeee, Sputnik did an awesome piccie of Graafen.

It's a MICP, Musically Inspired Character Pic (I think!). Sputnik listens to a chosen piece of music and draws the character dancing to it. In this pic I'm dancing to "The Height Of Callousness" by Spineshank.

Thanks Sputnik! ^_^

Also randomly, FC pics will be uploaded tomorrow!
graafen: (Default)
After falling asleep for an hour or so something kinda woke me up. Not sure what it was though >.o

So, have some artz.

Click here to see )
graafen: (Default)
Someone randomly drew gift art of Radinov on FA!

Drawn by the absolutely smashing drakerogers. :)


Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:22 am
graafen: (Fursuit-Radinov-Parasol)
The other day Muzzcakes opened up for some commissions, so I went ahead and got one of Radinov. :3

Click to see, boobies within! )

I seriously squeed when I saw it. I love it, Muzz. ^^
graafen: (Art-Patriot Sight)
I saw this, and thought it was awesome.

The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it's more amusing that way:

I came up with this:

graafen: (Default)
That surprise that I mentioned a few days ago; well [ profile] casidhe and [ profile] kathrishali comissioned a few pictures of some members of the community [ profile] furry_grrls.

The results are behind this LJ Cut - One picture is kinda NSFW )

So yeah, these made me squee quite a lot. I love surprises like this. :)


Nov. 8th, 2007 08:50 pm
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Muzz did a conbage for Thalyi. It is so full of win I squee'd out loud when I saw it.

I can't show it yet, though. Thalyi needs to be finished first. ;)


Nov. 7th, 2007 10:58 pm
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[ profile] nevermint and I commissioned [ profile] fishy_boner to do a picture of our characters having a brawl.

Don't get me wrong, we're friends. We just thought it'd make an awesome picture. :3

And here it is! )

So yeah, [ profile] fishy_boner = awesome. :D
graafen: (Default)
(22:38:17) Jenna Gray Vixen: *smiles and bites her lower lip* Do you mind if I give you your birthday present early? :)
(22:38:59) Graafen Blackpaw: My birthday present? *blushes!*
(22:39:12) Jenna Gray Vixen: Yeah *beams* :)
(22:39:22) Graafen Blackpaw: Umm... sure ^^

It's under here! SFW )

Yeah, I squee'd. :)

It's such a wonderfully sweet thing, and such a loving romantic gesture. Thank you, hon. I love you. :)

Art Stuff

Jul. 30th, 2007 12:57 am
graafen: (Default)
On a whim I started messing about with vector-style art in The Gimp, and this is what I came up with. :)

Jenna Gray Vixen, [ profile] damoncanine.

Comments and constructive criticism welcome. If people like these I might start doing more. :)
graafen: (Kei-Radinov)
OK, so I wanna comission another picture (or two) of Radinov.

Any suggestions for artists or takers? :)
graafen: (Default)
I've been thinking about this for a while. A coloured comission of 10 characters in a group!

Dunno if I'll be able to find anyone to do it though. XD

EDIT: This is all academic right now as I need to speak to the other character owners (only one character is mine) and ask their permission for this. Shouldn't be problem really.

And yes, these are characters from an RPG. Some will know which one. ;)


Jan. 2nd, 2007 02:09 am
graafen: (Default)
I've always wanted to get into art but never found a medium I was able to work with. My hands lack the dexterity to do the fine detail required for art and painting, I lack the knowledge for decent digital art, and my hands shake too much for photography.

Well film is one of those mediums I am comfortable with, and it looks like clay may be another one too.

Whilst I was at [ profile] dark_fang and [ profile] ysengrin's place in October, DarkFang sat me down in front of a plaster life cast and said "Make a husky head". I forget how long I spent in front of that cast, adding clay to make the muzzle, but I really did enoy it. It was wonderful using all of my hands to create something.

This is definately something I want to continue doing. :)
graafen: (Default)
I keep seeing art of furry critters wearing gas/oxygen masks, and every single time I see these I can't help but think that they look wrong.

Why is this? It's pretty simple really for anyone who has actually used a gas mask before. There are two major flaws with the majority of gas mask design in furry art.

Unfortunately I can't draw, so I can't show you what I mean. Hopefully you can understand what I'm saying.

1) Shape would play a major factor in gas mask design for furries. Critters with short to no muzzles (rabbits for example) would not really have a problem in this area, but those who do have long protruding muzzles (canines, lizards, etc) would definately have a problem due to length.

Most artists draw the masks as though the muzzle is covered in a single piece of moulded rubber. Although this would technically work for breathing requirements it leaves a large flaw: no jaw movement. Jaw movement would be required for conversation.

From what I can see there are really only two ways of combating this.
One is to have a large cavity below the jaw which would allow movement, but that would be impracticle and restrict downwards movement of the head.
The other option (which was suggested to me by [ profile] toy_dragon) would be to have a section of concertina style rubber beneath the muzzle which would extend downwards as the wearer spoke. This would be more practical.

2) When I mentioned this to Ultrafox he also informed me that fur would be a major factor too. Gas/oxygen masks work by forming an airtight seal around the wearers face. This would be impossible with fur in the way. The only way to resolve that problem would be for the wearer to wear an NBC hood which the mask slips over.

3) This is a little addition. Gas masks for long muzzled critters would NOT have filters on the end of them. Think about it, filters are heavy and one of those hanging off the end of your muzzle would actually strain your neck.

If anyone wants to dispute this then feel free, but please give reason for your arguements. :P
graafen: (GB Wuff)
Introducing Graafen Blackpaw in art form.

Cut for size )

Thank you so very much, [ profile] toy_dragon.
graafen: (Default)
Website Splash Logo has been updated. It's about 99% complete.

Click here to see )

Comments/opinions welcome and appreciated.

graafen: (Default)
[ profile] yukai randomly expressed that he wanted to play around with a stock photo of myself. I gave him one and this is what he came up with: 384x512, 64kB )

I'm very impressed with that. Yukai, you rock. Thank you. :)
graafen: (Goth)
So I was bored and did this... )

Comments appreciated.


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