Side 7 Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
Gallery - Portfolio: Main Gallery
 
Main Claidis Gallery Portfolio: Main Gallery


Christmas_Lolita.jpg
Christmas Lolita — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 168.00 Kb · Dimensions: 481 x 680 · Uploaded: 29 Dec 2005 - 18:54 ET

A present for my friend. I overcame my distaste for drawing anime to do this because she loves anime. Also, this was done with a mouse; wish I had a tablet, though.

However, something bad happened in the making of this. The original was HUGE, 1700 x something pixels (can't remember...) and then I accidentally resized it to it's current form and saved over it when I was done, without meaning to. It really sucks, the original had so much beauty and detail and now it's all gone, reduced to this. I'm glad it's done though, it took a long time.
A present for my friend. I overcame my distaste for drawing anime to do this because she loves anime...
do-dahs.jpg
Do-Dahs — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 118.00 Kb · Dimensions: 460 x 600 · Uploaded: 06 Dec 2005 - 23:53 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Done to try and break out of a current art-block.
Snow-Leopard_Belly_Dancer.jpg
Snow-Leopard Belly Dancer — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 85.00 Kb · Dimensions: 478 x 650 · Uploaded: 06 Oct 2005 - 19:06 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Pageview kirban on dA. Thanks to domina-red for allowing me to use her photography as a reference.

I had this on my desk for most of September, but put off finishing it for quite a long time. This is also my first try at using gel pen in my art. Okay, that's not such a scary venture, but I did go crazy with them.
Additional Credits: http://domina-red.deviantart.com
snow_leopard_fairy.jpg
Snow-Leopard Fairy — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 98.00 Kb · Dimensions: 435 x 600 · Uploaded: 16 Aug 2005 - 21:11 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Because I hadn't done a furry in a while.
Mardi_Gras.jpg
Mardi Gras face — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 150.00 Kb · Dimensions: 456 x 650 · Uploaded: 01 Aug 2005 - 20:25 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

I started this when I was looking at a pretty wall mask. The eyes came out placed wrong in the face and have other major errors, but I like the overall coloring.

The scanner really robbed some of the vibrancy, and I couldn't accurately bring out the vividness it has on paper.
Petunia_Sweet_by_claidis.jpg
Petunia Sweet — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 139.00 Kb · Dimensions: 499 x 650 · Uploaded: 30 Jul 2005 - 23:34 ET

A present for my aunt.

This picture took a lot of sweat, the dress. I did the middle of the picture last, ha. I couldn't work out those hands right.

Done in prisma markers and pencils, as usual---the background and the dress has some oil pastel in it, but it's such a new medium to me that I think I wound up getting more on my hands and arms than on the paper.
A present for my aunt. This picture took a lot of sweat, the dress. I did the middle of the pict...
Winged_Zebra_Centaur_by_claidis.jpg
Winged Zebra-Centaur — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 125.00 Kb · Dimensions: 540 x 650 · Uploaded: 30 Jul 2005 - 23:32 ET
Comments: 3  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Horse body of a zebra, bighorn sheep horns, and wings from a pennant-winged Nightjar.

Artwork © 2005 Lauren Rankin
desertrose.jpg
Desert Rose — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 161.00 Kb · Dimensions: 640 x 800 · Uploaded: 28 Mar 2005 - 18:30 ET
Comments: 2  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

A painting based on Sting - Desert Rose. I was going to add the running horse in there but, ran out of room. Ah yes, and it's also my first legitimate painting! Yay for me.

You really have no idea how displeased I am that I couldn't get this scanned and that I don't have access to any quality cameras....*smacks forehead* Anyway, this is FAR BETTER in person. I had to take this with my boyfriend's crappy digicam, so that's why it's awful on here. It took several evenings to finish this---probably around 15-18 hours to paint. I really am not sure, I lose track of time. Acrylic on 16" x 20" canvas.

Artwork © 2005 Lauren Rankin
A painting based on Sting - Desert Rose. I was going to add the running horse in there but, ran out ...
SirNightFox.jpg
Sir NightFox — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 146.00 Kb · Dimensions: 672 x 840 · Uploaded: 01 Mar 2005 - 16:44 ET

For another contest, located at http://foxofthenight.deviantart.com. The figures are real media, and the bg was hastily slapped together in photoshop becuause of the impending deadline...but then the contest owner extends the deadline a week longer. Heh. I'm still not gonna go back and fix it though---On to the next!

I owe thanks to an acquaintance, Salma, for the idea/pose of a knight and his lady.

I think I could have kept on putting the details on the tree trunk/branches right up until the Rapture, and while the Christians would abandon their SUVs and the streets would be empty, I'd still be on the computer, humming away in Photoshop.
For another contest, located at http://foxofthenight.deviantart.com. The figures are real media, an...
springdance.jpg
Spring Dance — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 179.00 Kb · Dimensions: 665 x 800 · Uploaded: 08 Feb 2005 - 21:29 ET
Comments: 2  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

I had intended it to be a renaissance dance picture but, back then you could show as much cleavage as you wanted but it was highly innapropriate to show your ankles or legs. I keep doing the snouts wrong on these lupine pictures; definitely need more practice. And, as usual, some bleaching from the scanner, but that's probably for the better considering the only good pink marker I have is too saturated/bright pink.

The background gave me a lot of trouble; I kind of regretted doing a tree because it turned out to be such a pain in the rear! White-out helped though, to give it somewhat of a blossomy look.
I had intended it to be a renaissance dance picture but, back then you could show as much cleavage a...
Cabirlion.jpg
Cabirlion — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 113.00 Kb · Dimensions: 426 x 600 · Uploaded: 23 Nov 2004 - 14:25 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

I called it a Cabirlion cause I mixed a bird, a cat, and a lion. Though, after coloring, maybe I should have called it a Cabiraroo or something cause the back end looks a lot like a kangaroo now. Damned scanner bleached it though. Like always, it's more vivid on paper.

I procrastinated forever on the fur too, because it was such a pain to do those stripes and try and make them look accurate. I think I messed 'em up.
nikki_2.jpg
Nikki — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 77.00 Kb · Dimensions: 456 x 650 · Uploaded: 02 Nov 2004 - 23:55 ET
Comments: 3  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

This was pretty easy to do, didn't take too long. Referenced portrait for my friend Nikki. Yes, her head is cut off at the top cause I ran out of room.
Tigerlily.jpg
Tigerlily — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Furry / Anthropomorphic · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 76.00 Kb · Dimensions: 600 x 433 · Uploaded: 21 Aug 2004 - 03:17 ET
Comments: 2  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

The sketch was cuter, I think my coloring method with black botched this.

In memory of my late kitten-bitten.
Alatariel.jpg
Alatįriėl — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 128.00 Kb · Dimensions: 507 x 644 · Uploaded: 05 Aug 2004 - 08:13 ET
Comments: 3  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

I sat down and made this up last night, it came out rather nice. She's colored in pencils/markers; the skin is blurred in Photoshop, [cheesy] background done in there too.
Vaaldera_contest.jpg
Goddess of Life — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 232.00 Kb · Dimensions: 627 x 845 · Uploaded: 30 Jul 2004 - 23:54 ET
Comments: 4  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  Image Is For Sale 

I drew this for a contest that I unfortunately lost. I later learned the criteria was not how well-drawn the image was but how well you "captured the personality of the character". Needless to say I thought it was bullsh*t. Um..I'm somewhat less than pleased with the foresty background, particularly the left side. That's supposed to be sunlight streaming through dark forest trees.
sacreddatura.jpg
Sacred Datura — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 73.00 Kb · Dimensions: 541 x 600 · Uploaded: 08 Jul 2004 - 20:50 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Still-life I did of sacred southwestern daturas.
wide_eyed_fairy.jpg
Wide-Eyed Fairy — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 120.00 Kb · Dimensions: 428 x 600 · Uploaded: 28 Jun 2004 - 13:25 ET
Comments: 4  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

There was a picture that was a source of major inspiration for this drawing. I feel that I changed it enough so that it's not fanart, however. I would also credit the picture, but it's shrunken into someone's avatar.
Song.jpg
Sorceress by the Sea — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 103.00 Kb · Dimensions: 422 x 600 · Uploaded: 31 May 2004 - 23:50 ET
Comments: 2  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

Yeah, it has gobs and gobs of flaws, but it's still sorta nice.
Mermaid.jpg
Seashell Hunting — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 185.00 Kb · Dimensions: 472 x 600 · Uploaded: 21 May 2004 - 19:02 ET
Comments: 1  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

She's seashell hunting and happens upon the skull of an unfortunate drowned sailor.
This picture wasn't exactly hard, but it was still difficult to complete for some reason. But, dig that tail, eh?

earthfairy.jpg
Melancholy Earth Faery — By Lauren Rankin (Claidis)
1 Star Account
Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 108.00 Kb · Dimensions: 411 x 600 · Uploaded: 11 May 2004 - 06:32 ET
Comments: 4  Bronze Star Awards 0   Silver Star Awards 0   Gold Star Awards 0  

This was a rather painless image, and I had fun doing it. Referenceless and done in one night; I'm pleased with how it came out. I used thinner paper than normal though, so the markers bled a little...I hid that with thick outlines. (Prismacolor pencils & markers.)