Monday, March 15, 2010

Evil Koalas

A drop bear is a fake animal made up by Australians to fool unsuspecting tourists, apparently. It's supposed to be a large, evil, carnivorous koala that attacks from the trees.

...I'm kinda fond of this guy

Thursday, March 11, 2010


So it occurs to me I've had the handle "napalmtree" for so long that I've never really bothered to explain it. So here's the story, boys and girls.

Once upon a time, I was a freshman in art school. And because I was an ARTIST I was DIFFERENT. I was above the norm and clearly the thing to do was cut and dye my hair willy nilly. Because I was EDGY.

Anyway, my hair changed colors constantly. Pink, purple, green, pink again, and on and on. Eventually, I settled on the color I liked best: Special Effects Napalm Orange/Agent Orange. That was the one I've done most and stuck with longest. And I've always had a peculiar attachment to the word "Napalm."

...which is actually kind of atrocious when you consider what napalm is but ANYWAY.

I eventually noticed the OH SO CLEVER wordplay of na-palm-tree and it was just a combination of words that sounded good and suited my admittedly both insane and extremely stupid worldview. And, well, it stuck. It just worked and, most of the time, it wasn't taken on most sites. I'm napalmtree on Twitter (Follow me!) and hold napalmtree and napalmtreeart on deviantArt and Livejournal respectively, though I haven't posted them. there's also a napalmtree on livejournal, but that's not me.

And since I like to keep embarrassing myself:

Oh yes. So edgy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

From Book Illustration

I was tired of that doll being the top post. Have something from my book illustration class.

Hey look! I can draw!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


So I've been using KidRobot's Munny dolls on and off for about a year. I like customizing them and, at ten bucks for a Mini, they don't cost too much.

Anyway, last night, I made one into Canada from Axis Powers Hetalia. I'm hoping to make a bunch of fanart ones, mostly to generate some sales. There hasn't been much reaction for this guy yet, but what I've had has been positive.

He's cute, and as a personal project it's fun to have him as a dopey little trinket.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sketch to Painting

I just found these files again. I thought I'd lost them but since I hadn't...hooray!

Last summer, my dad asked for a painting of one of our dogs and I have to say, I'm exceptionally proud of the result.
The finish was done in watercolor and I have to say this is one of the times I am honestly and pleasantly shocked at what I made.

In other news, one of the three internships I applied to rejected me. For various reasons, it's an extreme disappointment, but I can only hope I hear from the other two and can move on from this.


So I just decided to assemble some sketches and stuff from the last couple of months, because I honestly like them more in some cases than my finishes.

I made these last semester, drawing in micron at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. I like that place. All the animals are a little rotten and it smells faintly of formaldehyde. I love it.
A composite of some pen sketches from my animation sketchbook last semester. I told you I always drew myself like that.

Some character sketches, in pencil, from my book illustration class. I love turtles and fear crabs. Deeply.