Welcome welcome I am the Scarlet Harlequin, Nomad, or the Ruuka. This here will be the site of SH sketches and Scarlet insight. There will be no re-blogs or mishmash or tish tosh or jibber jabber or ho hum.

2nd October 2014

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A water color experiment and practice.  I’m trying to get into this medium, and I’ve not quite figured out how to make it look really good.  But, as with all good arts, one must practice for years to master anything.  Color in general is something I never really liked to touch much of, because I see more colors in things than I should, and that many colors doesn’t look very good when put down in paint.  This little painting is about 2 inches tall.Dante’s helmet was pretty fun to paint though, its quite a magnificent helmet in general.  I imagine all of his armor is a pleasant, glowing metallic light blue color.  The metal is built around the teeth of the elder dragon he slayed to get his military position.  The two bands on the horn are meant to be decorative friezes but I didn’t figure out the markings yet.  I’ll probably edit that in later.Dante is from my WIP collab comic, Mindaisa.

A water color experiment and practice.  I’m trying to get into this medium, and I’ve not quite figured out how to make it look really good.  But, as with all good arts, one must practice for years to master anything.  Color in general is something I never really liked to touch much of, because I see more colors in things than I should, and that many colors doesn’t look very good when put down in paint.  
This little painting is about 2 inches tall.
Dante’s helmet was pretty fun to paint though, its quite a magnificent helmet in general.  I imagine all of his armor is a pleasant, glowing metallic light blue color.  The metal is built around the teeth of the elder dragon he slayed to get his military position.  The two bands on the horn are meant to be decorative friezes but I didn’t figure out the markings yet.  I’ll probably edit that in later.

Dante is from my WIP collab comic, Mindaisa.

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1st October 2014

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miniature $10 commission of a very large curl winged butterfly that has a skull on them.  was a warm up before some large commission work.

miniature $10 commission of a very large curl winged butterfly that has a skull on them.  was a warm up before some large commission work.

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26th September 2014

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Trying to figure out the workings of orekroark skulls is not very easy…  Then again, figuring out the skull and bones of any non earth creature should not be easy.  The first time I drew the skull of an orekroark in the attempts to figure out its anatomy, I failed to realize how small the skull was in comparison to the anatomy of an animal as a whole, and also how little of the skull was actual brain casing.  So I had to redesign a little bit.  The cheeks and nose were particularly difficult for me, and I still have to pick at them a little more… the cheek bones are far too wide for the narrowness of the head, maybe.  There are a lot of pockets in the skull for sensory organs, bio-luminescent pockets and venom/bacteria sacks.  Overall, the skull of an orekroark ended up looking like a little dragon head.  Inspiration and references used for the structure of orekroark skulls came the same animals that I use for their surface anatomy, mainly baboons and other monkeys, cats, lean dogs, and different species of bats.  Their skulls got some extra things from goats and miniature variations of deers/antelopes, like dic dics and muntjacs.The brain was just sort of doodling, trying to make it different from most brain designs found in animals here, while still being similar enough to be considered a brain, i suppose.  Roark brains are long and narrow, and of course have different regions that do different things than we do.  The only thing I’m really debating about, are the two bulbs at the very front bottom of the brain.  not quite sure what I want those to be or why they are there, and they will probably disappear.  I think I put those there as an afterthought while considering olfactory bulbs.  The little knot at the very back of the brain there will stay, as a unique feather to many of the animals on Hup, called the Utarpus bulb, which is the main section of the brain that governs hormones and sex drive.  I’ll probably be making the brain a little smaller, but keeping most of it the same design.  Need to give it a little space in between the brain and the top of the head for cushioning.Anyways, speculative doodles.  I would be very happy to hear any insight or thoughts from any of you biology nuts out there.  These are rough designs, and I’m open to some good points and discussion.

Trying to figure out the workings of orekroark skulls is not very easy…  Then again, figuring out the skull and bones of any non earth creature should not be easy.  The first time I drew the skull of an orekroark in the attempts to figure out its anatomy, I failed to realize how small the skull was in comparison to the anatomy of an animal as a whole, and also how little of the skull was actual brain casing.  So I had to redesign a little bit.  The cheeks and nose were particularly difficult for me, and I still have to pick at them a little more… the cheek bones are far too wide for the narrowness of the head, maybe.  There are a lot of pockets in the skull for sensory organs, bio-luminescent pockets and venom/bacteria sacks.  Overall, the skull of an orekroark ended up looking like a little dragon head.  Inspiration and references used for the structure of orekroark skulls came the same animals that I use for their surface anatomy, mainly baboons and other monkeys, cats, lean dogs, and different species of bats.  Their skulls got some extra things from goats and miniature variations of deers/antelopes, like dic dics and muntjacs.
The brain was just sort of doodling, trying to make it different from most brain designs found in animals here, while still being similar enough to be considered a brain, i suppose.  Roark brains are long and narrow, and of course have different regions that do different things than we do.  The only thing I’m really debating about, are the two bulbs at the very front bottom of the brain.  not quite sure what I want those to be or why they are there, and they will probably disappear.  I think I put those there as an afterthought while considering olfactory bulbs.  The little knot at the very back of the brain there will stay, as a unique feather to many of the animals on Hup, called the Utarpus bulb, which is the main section of the brain that governs hormones and sex drive.  I’ll probably be making the brain a little smaller, but keeping most of it the same design.  Need to give it a little space in between the brain and the top of the head for cushioning.

Anyways, speculative doodles.  I would be very happy to hear any insight or thoughts from any of you biology nuts out there.  These are rough designs, and I’m open to some good points and discussion.

Tagged: scarlet harlequinorekroarkhupskullanatomybrain

19th September 2014

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page five of my experimental short story comic following a tribal woman through a troubling ordeal.Quick and sketchy, and sort of means to introducing a character of mine.

page five of my experimental short story comic following a tribal woman through a troubling ordeal.
Quick and sketchy, and sort of means to introducing a character of mine.

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16th September 2014

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Chugging along with my work load and I’m pleased that I’m getting so many things done lately.  Along some real big commissions, and a bunch of mini commissions hugging around work, i’ve had a little bit of time while I’m at the studio to do some of my own things.  yay!Anyways… I probably won’t be posting a lot of these mini ten dollar commissions one at a time on deviantart anymore unless I really like them.  At some point in time when I get a collection I will probably put together a sketch dump of all of them.Anyways, this one, $10 ghost commission

Chugging along with my work load and I’m pleased that I’m getting so many things done lately.  Along some real big commissions, and a bunch of mini commissions hugging around work, i’ve had a little bit of time while I’m at the studio to do some of my own things.  yay!
Anyways… I probably won’t be posting a lot of these mini ten dollar commissions one at a time on deviantart anymore unless I really like them.  At some point in time when I get a collection I will probably put together a sketch dump of all of them.

Anyways, this one, $10 ghost commission

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13th September 2014

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I call upon the powers of orekroarks to distract me and keep me sane during large commission projects.  IN specific Rajah… because I feel like I neglect the actual amount of feather he actually has, and his wings, because I always try to draw him without wings, and partially if not fully unfeathered because i want to utilize the actual shape of his body.  I’m not very good at combining all of those features into one creature and be able to see all of it.Anyways, a super doodle of Rajah curled up on a shady rocky spot to overlook something.  He’s very puffy, so it must be cold, or he’s on edge… or something.enjoy.

I call upon the powers of orekroarks to distract me and keep me sane during large commission projects.  
IN specific Rajah… because I feel like I neglect the actual amount of feather he actually has, and his wings, because I always try to draw him without wings, and partially if not fully unfeathered because i want to utilize the actual shape of his body.  I’m not very good at combining all of those features into one creature and be able to see all of it.
Anyways, a super doodle of Rajah curled up on a shady rocky spot to overlook something.  He’s very puffy, so it must be cold, or he’s on edge… or something.
enjoy.

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11th September 2014

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This morning I had a dream that my orekroark character Rajah, was explaining to me the concept of exile suicide in his culture.  It was in my head strongly enough that I had to doodle some part of it.At any rate, the story is, that in Orekroark culture, those in packs or tribes who are deemed criminal or too dangerous to allow to stay in the pack are exiled.  Exiled members are stripped of their previous status and word is spread around the nearest territories what this individual has done.  They are not allowed to enter sacred grounds, and when they die they are not allowed to become part of any sacred grounds.  Many times these processes include a vicious fight that leaves the exile severely injured.  Most times, those who are injured and without a pack to help take care of them will die slow deaths or fall prey to predators.  Those that are more injured than others sometimes take their fate into their own hands.  An orekroark in exile may go in search of a larger predator that will steal them away quickly, give their bodies a purpose and leave nothing left to be mocked by the rest of their kind.  The preferred predator tends to be the Kalderdomp, as they never hesitate to deal a death blow instantly to a potential meal, and they will consume the entire body.  Exiles will gain the predators attention and then sit at attention with their heads up and away from their bodies.  This makes it easy for any large hungry animal to make a quick snap at their head or neck.  I…. felt really inclined to draw a near chomp on this handsome old fellow.  I’m not sure what he has done, but he accepts his death with bitterness.

This morning I had a dream that my orekroark character Rajah, was explaining to me the concept of exile suicide in his culture.  It was in my head strongly enough that I had to doodle some part of it.
At any rate, the story is, that in Orekroark culture, those in packs or tribes who are deemed criminal or too dangerous to allow to stay in the pack are exiled.  Exiled members are stripped of their previous status and word is spread around the nearest territories what this individual has done.  They are not allowed to enter sacred grounds, and when they die they are not allowed to become part of any sacred grounds.  Many times these processes include a vicious fight that leaves the exile severely injured.  Most times, those who are injured and without a pack to help take care of them will die slow deaths or fall prey to predators.  Those that are more injured than others sometimes take their fate into their own hands.  An orekroark in exile may go in search of a larger predator that will steal them away quickly, give their bodies a purpose and leave nothing left to be mocked by the rest of their kind.  The preferred predator tends to be the Kalderdomp, as they never hesitate to deal a death blow instantly to a potential meal, and they will consume the entire body.  Exiles will gain the predators attention and then sit at attention with their heads up and away from their bodies.  This makes it easy for any large hungry animal to make a quick snap at their head or neck.  
I…. felt really inclined to draw a near chomp on this handsome old fellow.  I’m not sure what he has done, but he accepts his death with bitterness.

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7th September 2014

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I thought this guy deserved to be posted up on his own.  I never ink things, but a doodle that I had done at work during my breaks ended up carefully inked with a 003 micron.  This is probably the most detailed I have ever been with the distinct shape of the feathers on the head of an orekroark, and I am quite pleased with him.This would be a young male orekroark, quite possibly some sub island breed or mix tropic blood, with an extreme connected face curve.  A gentler, more subtle curve would be seen as exotic and beautiful according to the general orekroark culture.  But this fellow probably falls under weird, or over done.  Maybe he could be the standard for a pack tribe appearance.  I don’t know, he was fun to draw, and i quite adore the shape of his face, no matter how off the breed standard he is.I might color is laters

I thought this guy deserved to be posted up on his own.  I never ink things, but a doodle that I had done at work during my breaks ended up carefully inked with a 003 micron.  This is probably the most detailed I have ever been with the distinct shape of the feathers on the head of an orekroark, and I am quite pleased with him.
This would be a young male orekroark, quite possibly some sub island breed or mix tropic blood, with an extreme connected face curve.  A gentler, more subtle curve would be seen as exotic and beautiful according to the general orekroark culture.  But this fellow probably falls under weird, or over done.  Maybe he could be the standard for a pack tribe appearance.  I don’t know, he was fun to draw, and i quite adore the shape of his face, no matter how off the breed standard he is.

I might color is laters

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3rd September 2014

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A tattoo design for someone.  They didn’t want me to skimp on my style, so I went full on.
Tattooist is going to hate me.

A tattoo design for someone.  They didn’t want me to skimp on my style, so I went full on.

Tattooist is going to hate me.

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1st September 2014

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Sketch 9 of 10 for the short story mini commission set.  last one is a fighter.  resisting me all the way.

Sketch 9 of 10 for the short story mini commission set.  last one is a fighter.  resisting me all the way.

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