The Whale Baby

I’ll be hitting up Awesome Con in D.C. this weekend, on Saturday! I threw together the new Ms. Marvel outfit for it, so FIND ME! I’m super excited.

I’ll be hitting up Awesome Con in D.C. this weekend, on Saturday! I threw together the new Ms. Marvel outfit for it, so FIND ME! I’m super excited.

Wednesday Night Doodle

I guess it’s a dragon? I don’t know. I drew a buggy eyeball and the rest just sort of…happened.

Wednesday Night Doodle

I guess it’s a dragon? I don’t know. I drew a buggy eyeball and the rest just sort of…happened.

Sketchy sketch on a Wednesday night.

Sketchy sketch on a Wednesday night.

I made a new spring wreath for my house. I’m a big fan of door decorations -they make a house look cozy!

gayvidstrider asked: sorry if this was previously asked but im planning on cosplaying hatty and im desperate to find out how you were able to see with that cardboard box! any suggestions?

First Suggestion: Make sure you have a friend to help you wander the hallways! :D (seriously, though…)

For Hatty, I wanted to position the eyes so that they would look like his actual face, which took away a good amount of my visibility. With the head on, I could sort of see things that were in front of my face, but there was no peripheral/side vision, and it was very hard to navigate hallways/steps/anything, really! I cut the eye holes out and then placed a layer of sheer black fabric (something similar to this)  behind them on the inside of the box. I think I used two or three layers of sheer - the more layers you use, the more it will look like solid black to people looking at you, and not like a transparent layer of fabric. However, the more layers, the harder it is to see out of! So if you go that route, just hold up the sheer in front of your face until you find a comfortable level of sight vs. layers.

While I was wandering around, I actually held the box up above my eyes, so my face was uncovered a lot of the time. I would put the box back on if I stopped walking and was just standing idly by in a hallway/room. Consider making the head-hole of your box large enough to easily slide up and down, so that you never have to struggle to quickly remove it from your face!

Also also, consider padding the box to nestle your head, so that it doesn’t flop around while you’re wearing it. It makes box-wearing a much more comfortable experience! You can stuff it with anything really - newspaper, fabric, stuffing, foam. Whatever is sort of soft and suits your budget.

Hopefully that answers your question. I’m always happy to answer, so don’t hesitate to ask if you have any others!

A break from art to show off my bunny Calypso because eeeee she is adorable sometimes, and was totally posing for the photos.

The Complete Collection of Classy Cats! (For Now…)

There have been postings here and there with sketches of my Cat Class Series, and I’ve finally finished it! For the time being, at least…

I still need a clever name for the series, which is basically just cats in Dungeons and Dragons classes. I am terrible at puns and clever wordplay :/

From top to bottom: Archer, Bandit, Necromancer [Nekomancer! Hah!], Bard, Druid, Dwarf, and Knight!

I’m not sold on the 10-minute frame that I made for them, but I’m still trying to decide how to finalize them.

My favorite is the Bard :3

The Whale Baby’s 2014-2015 Cosplay Plans

-or- “What in the world have I gotten myself into?” 

Side Note: MagFest cosplay is a big ol’ maybe, but I figured I would include the two outfits that I’m considering doing, should I do any at all. I found this past MagFest that cosplaying ate into too much of my streetpassing time!! Noooo! So, if anything, I’ll be churning out some really simple things. Like Oliver, because it would give me a chance to walk around with the Drippy plush that I made awhile back…

Sidier Note: Don’t get your hopes up for those two costumes at the bottom :P

Standard merlady with standard fishy fish. Also, the first drawing in 5 years or so that I’ve done with colored pencils. I’m rusty! Need to do some more, for sure.
With special guest top hat because ceratopian said the merlady should be a magician, and the fish her reliable assistant.

Standard merlady with standard fishy fish. Also, the first drawing in 5 years or so that I’ve done with colored pencils. I’m rusty! Need to do some more, for sure.

With special guest top hat because ceratopian said the merlady should be a magician, and the fish her reliable assistant.

The final one in the set. I’ve been putting it off for months now, but it’s time to sit down and get it done.
More progress shots to follow!

The final one in the set. I’ve been putting it off for months now, but it’s time to sit down and get it done.

More progress shots to follow!

This isn’t a final piece in any sense, but a sketch to try and figure out an image of a woman that’s been in my head for a few weeks (I’ve been listening to M.I.A.’s Bad Girls way too much, apparently). I’m hoping, if time allows, to do a clean pencil/pen illustration and maybe some sort of vector treatment. 

First step, however, is some serious research into middle eastern headwear because I have no idea how the fabric folds work in real life…::impossible earrings::

This isn’t a final piece in any sense, but a sketch to try and figure out an image of a woman that’s been in my head for a few weeks (I’ve been listening to M.I.A.’s Bad Girls way too much, apparently). I’m hoping, if time allows, to do a clean pencil/pen illustration and maybe some sort of vector treatment.

First step, however, is some serious research into middle eastern headwear because I have no idea how the fabric folds work in real life…::impossible earrings::

ceratopian:

thewhalebaby as Obara Sand

@ Katsucon 2014

Costume: Obara Sand (Game of Thrones) My Obara Sand costume, with photos by ceratopian that turned out SO WELL! Loves it. I am a big fan of ridiculous shoes, even though a woman like Obara would probably never wear such things. BUT I DO.

(Source: envirion)

ceratopian:

In which I pretend I am a photographer.

I have no idea what I’m doing. Sorry cosplay friends! TTwTT

thewhalebaby & corelliaorbust & friend as Sand Snakes

Lovely friends take lovely photos!! Here are two “teaser” shots of our Sand Snakes Game of Thrones group!

(Source: envirion)