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Need a giggle? Or maybe just a snicker?
Okay, I’m going to talk about something I really don’t like to talk about.  My own drawings.

But first, some bits of silliness.

It’s official, I’ve lost my mind.

Pops 1 by kaspired   Pops 2 by kaspired

Not all of these guys get stuck in a paper box.  Occasionally one will get to see the world.

Pops 3 by kaspired 

So, back to the dreaded task at hand.  I’ve put some subtle bits in that nobody has noticed, or at least commented on.  Now I’d like to focus on those details.

Let me start with a concept that everybody should be aware of.  Whatever you do, do NOT place a figure on either of these lines.  Or for that matter these two lines.

Centerfolds 0001 by kaspired   Centerfolds 0002 by kaspired

The result: expected!  Really, really, boring placement.  C’mon, really?

Look back at any of my drawings for the last several years and notice how none are centered on the paper.  I’ll kick the figure off center. 

Look at the “Road We’re On” set. 

Number one with Starfire, she’s way, way, ohmigawd way on the left side which leaves miles of empty space on the right.  So, I filled that with the stairway railing.  She is sitting in the stairwell, a railing blocks part of her, it’s not drawn around her.  Plus, since she has a ton of colors I used simple beige and grey colors on the background. 

Centerfolds 0003 by kaspired

The second with Raven offers a different set of problems.  She’s placed on a diagonal but interrupted enough to be interesting.  She’s tucked into the lower right corner with miles of empty space above her.  Interrupted?  You bet ‘cha!  Look at the hood of her cloak.  It’s perpendicular to the diagonal.  And her right leg is close to the diagonal but her foot points somewhere else.  Notice the bright orange colors?  That was no accident.  On the color wheel, orange sits opposite of the blue that she wears.

Centerfolds 0004 by kaspired

The third with Plague is different.  Look at the background.  Notice the simple vertical and horizontal lines compared to how she slashes through everything?

Centerfolds 0005 by kaspired

Probably the most extreme is ‘Cloakisms”.  Raven is as far to the right edge as possible, with her cloak balancing the drawing.

Centerfolds 0006 by kaspired

“Fourth Martini” is a whole different set of problems.  I used a lot of diagonals.  Look at the stir stick and the general pose of her body.  Close but not quite pointing towards the corners.  Her leg points toward but then her foot point away from the corner. 

Centerfolds 0007 by kaspired

The most recent counterpoint is “Some Hapless Pirate Flag”.  Raven IS drawn on the center line.  That was intentional.  Really!  Ravens position is counterbalanced by Starfires.  Which leaves a lot of negative space on the right side for balance.

Centerfolds 0008 by kaspired

I can imagine the next question: “What about multiple characters?”.

Okay.  The same set of problems exist but on a bigger scale.

Consider “One Way or Another”.  I could write an entire journal about that one drawing.  Ten of the same but still different characters.  Spleesch!  Suu is the most active and has the most space around her, Yukio is almost but not quite centered and has the most stoic solid pose.  Everybody else dips, swirls, slices, kneels, and ducks.  Look at Zombina, she’s sliced in two and is sliding apart!

Centerfolds 0009 by kaspired

Speaking of kneeling, I just love kneeling/sitting poses.  For two reasons.  First, it is more challenging to draw.  Too simple is too boring.  Also, I can draw in a larger scale and still include the entire figure.

Barbara by kaspired

Several people have commented on my backgrounds.  Which I’m thrilled about.  Originally, I didn’t bother with that “little detail”.  But eventually I decided that white is screamingly boring.  It needs to be filled. 

I don’t leave the background white anymore.  Somewhere there is some color that’s a nice contrast but doesn’t overwhelm the figures.  Yes, unfortunately I have wrecked drawings with too strong a background.

Snap! by kaspired  Good colors.

Squidification by kaspired  Bad colors!

Which resulted in a few “cityscapes”.  Where the background became more important than the characters.

Leela Illustrated by kaspired

Well anyway, enough is enough.  And yes, I really do hate talking about my own drawings. 

Man, can I overthink things, or what?






  • Listening to: library quiet
  • Watching: Heavy rain!
  • Eating: Late breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee


United States
Thanks to Wolich22 for this portrait, and for letting me use it for my I.D.

Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: something that makes you think
Operating System: steel and flint
MP3 player of choice: CD's
Shell of choice: abalone
Skin of choice: tanned
Favourite cartoon character: How many guesses do you want?
Personal Quote: "Fear is the little mind killer. You panic you freeze, you freeze you crash"



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Nephle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For the Llamas world dominaton! :evillaugh:

Thanks for the Llama! :wave:
kanyiko Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DrChrisman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav:D
kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Oh, it was the least I could do.
DrChrisman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No need to say, that you sent me art after all:XD:
Anyway hope the shout out helps:)
Thesadkid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llamaaa <3
kaspired Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016

So far my experiences with him haven't been all that bad...  I'm not quite sure what to say.
halfhumanhalfzombie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
Ok. Yeah I should maybe spead this message in a different way. If he's not giving you any problems it's fine. It's hard to stop respecting people who don't cause others personally any problems.
kaspired Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016

I can understand if he's doing the name calling bit, I wouldn't be too happy either.  But so far nothing like that has happened here.  Believe me if that did happen  I'd call anybody on that.  I have called other people on things similar to this, and so far I've gotten decent responses on similar issues.
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mykawaiisugarynewt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your gallery, want to be friends/do you roleplay?
kaspired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Cool!  Glad you like my drawings.

Being friends works for me, but I don't do any roleplaying.
mykawaiisugarynewt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have any instant messangers where we can chat?
kaspired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
You can note me, that usually works.
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Ultramichelle Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Thank you very much for the llama! Hug 
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