Princess Lily the Wonderdog and Pups

My friend was kind enough to let me draw her newborn pups. Nine of them! Very adorable.

Mother Dog and Puppies Drawing - Grayscale

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Wolf Charcoal Sketches

I sketch while playing DnD and fortunately I have been playin’ a bit more of it lately. Here are two wolves I sketched while playing in an Eberron campaign. My friend Scott is doing a great job as DM and I look forward to the next game.

Fullmoon Wolf

Beta Wolf Charcoal

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Baby Orca J50 and Grandma Slick

Baby orca J50 swimming in the slipstream of Grandma Slick in soft sunrise.

I grew up in the Sound not knowing much about Orcas, indeed they were just pretty local residents that got everyone including the locals excited when they would swim by. I’ve had them in my dreams but never really given it a second thought. Then one day I was waiting outside a shop underneath the bones of Rosey (a humpback that beached in Coupeville WA) and reading up on the local wildlife. Surprisingly Puget Sound is home to only three whale pods. They stay here all year round and haven’t mated with any outside pods for centuries. As far as killer whales go I guess they could be considered the vegetarians of the species as they only eat squid and fish, no seals like the transient Orcas are oft seen munchin’ on. Then I read the last bit about there only being 77 Puget Sound orcas left and I was completely stunned. I had always thought they were making a comeback. I’d like to make an effort to help our majestic sea wolves, the Orcas. So here is a drawing of the newest member of pod J. Born only a few days ago, his name is J50 and currently his Grandma Slick and Auntie Echo are baby sitting him while his mother rests. He is none too happy about this and keeps trying to slip away to mama. 🙂 Pretty cute.

J50 is the only living Orca baby from the last two years. Starvation and malnutrition is a big problem for these guys so PLEASE send some positive energy their way. Donate to a local salmon stream rebuilding effort like http://www.n-sea.org Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association or volunteer time. (Orcas rely on Salmon for food like so much in our area.) Or even just find ways to reduce your waste water from getting in the Sound. Here are some things YOU can do at your home and with your car that will help keep J50 healthy and eventually well fed. http://pugetsound.org/education/polluted-runoff/what-you-can-do

“The newborn looked healthy and energetic with Slick, but Balcomb noticed it would wander off and have to be corralled back by Slick’s daughter J42, an 8-year-old known as Echo, according to The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor. Babies typically stay right alongside their mothers, Balcomb said.” http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025372836_whalemotherxml.html

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Baby Orca J50 and Grandma Slick

Edit 3-29-2015: Grandma Slick has been pretty much accepted as MOTHER Slick. At an estimated 43 years old she is the oldest recorded female orca to give birth. You go girl. Way to set a record.

Baby orca swimming in the slipstream of grandma in soft sunrise.

I grew up in the Sound not knowing much about Orcas, indeed they were just pretty local residents that got everyone including the locals excited when they would swim by. I’ve had them in my dreams but never really given it a second thought. Then one day I was waiting outside a shop underneath the bones of Rosey (a humpback that beached in Coupeville WA) and reading up on the local wildlife. Surprisingly Puget Sound is home to only three whale pods. They stay here all year round and haven’t mated with any outside pods for centuries. As far as killer whales go I guess they could be considered the vegetarians of the species as they only eat squid and fish, no seals like the transient Orcas are oft seen munchin’ on. Then I read the last bit about there only being 77 Puget Sound orcas left and I was completely stunned. I had always thought they were making a comeback. I’d like to make an effort to help our majestic sea wolves, the Orcas. So here is a drawing of the newest member of pod J. Born only a few days ago, his name is J50 and currently his Grandma Slick and Auntie Echo are baby sitting him while his mother rests. He is none too happy about this and keeps trying to slip away to mama. 🙂 Pretty cute.

J50 is the only living orca baby from the last two years. Starvation and malnutrition is a big problem for these guys so PLEASE send some positive energy their way. Donate to a local salmon stream rebuilding effort like http://www.n-sea.org Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association or volunteer time. (Orcas rely on Salmon for food like so much in our area.) Or even just find ways to reduce your waste water from getting in the Sound. Here are some things YOU can do at your home and with your car that will help keep J50 healthy and eventually well fed. http://pugetsound.org/education/polluted-runoff/what-you-can-do

“The newborn looked healthy and energetic with Slick, but Balcomb noticed it would wander off and have to be corralled back by Slick’s daughter J42, an 8-year-old known as Echo, according to The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor. Babies typically stay right alongside their mothers, Balcomb said.” http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025372836_whalemotherxml.html

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Happy New Years!

James and Camille surrounded by the seasons

Happy New Years. Here is the first drawing of 2015. I created it while relaxing and listening to Jim Butler‘s Life Circle. May the New Year be the start of great things for you and yours.

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Red Star Chocobo

Red Star Chocobo - Inspired by the chicken.

A friendly and confident bird. Perfect for beginning riders.

I would really like to own a few chickens. Current living situation as it is that is not possible. On top of that I have an amazing husband who doesn’t like chickens, wants ducks… etc. Since I can’t scratch that itch just yet I was suddenly overcome with a brilliant idea. Draw epic chickens! What is the most epic bird aside from Thunderbird or the Roc which arguably I could have done instead… the CHOCOBO! (If you make some chicken Roc combos send me a link!)

My friend Jessie’s favorite chicken is the Red Star. She says that in her experience they laid the most eggs and were generally a friendly easy chicken to have around her home. So this drawing goes out to Jessie. 🙂 Imagine this bird scratching around your chicken coop!

LETS TALK ABOUT TYPE: This is my first time using the typeface Giddyup and having it work perfect. Hurray! I did have trouble saving the image out without the type going all huge and bolded though. Convert the text layer to a smart object or shape layer before resizing and it will fix your typeface rendering issues.

For your reference and mine I used a chicken from Backyard Chickens. Red Star Chicken

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Charcoal Value Study

A charcoal value study touched up in Photoshop. Another drawing from life. This gentleman was kind enough to pose and smile on queue despite maintaining a constant stream of conversation. So vibrant!

Charcoal Portrait Value Study - Older Man

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Portraits – Charcoal and Pencil

I have been working on portraits lately. These two turned out particularly nice.

Portrait of a woman.

Grey paper with black and white charcoal portrait of a lady.

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Venus

My latest piece, Venus. The assault begins but she is tranquil. All things are red dust in time.

This painting was completed a week ago and was slow to be published online due to a wonderful week of baby anticipation. Please let me know what you think of my latest piece of art. Thank you!

Science fiction aerial battle rages behind crimson cloaked psychic.

All images © 2014 Camille Meehan
All rights reserved

Thank you to stock artist Janna Prosvirina www.kuoma.deviantart.com for the beautiful cloak reference photo.

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Mother and Child

Drawing babies! He looked so angry but also super cute. I hope you enjoy my latest sketches and welcome to the world little guy.

Mother and newborn

Sleeping woman

Mother and sleeping baby.

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