Sunday, March 07, 2010

~ Birthday card ... ~

A little something from a few weeks ago, given to a special someone. Hope she doesn't mind me posting it here and showing her off - supermodels tend to be shy creatures.

Inspired from one of her previous comics here. (The model owl on her table ended up becoming this after she got her talented hands on it. Full work-up and progress can be viewed here. )

Micron pens, Prismacolor pencils and markers. Did a little bit of level readjusting in PS, since the scan wasn't quite catching the original colors.


Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Very cool.

Cap'n John said...

The Owl sculpture looks amazing, and the hi-res photo/scan really helps to illustrate that. My Mum, who collects all things Owlish, would just love it!

Mall said...

I just figure it out now, i didn't know you posted it here! hehehe! Awww, you really captured me, my characters, everything! Very McCayish, I dig on your vintage colors. <3 wish I could have a real strawberry cake. hmmm someone seems interesting about my hi-res image that scares me. >.>

@ w @ ekekekkekekekekekekkkkkeeeeekkkkk

Khylov said...


Thanks much. Same for your recent uploads as well.

Cap'n John;;

For sure, her stuff is quite detailed - I just got a chance to see her art again in person over at Nucleus (the Alice in Wonderland show). If you get a chance and are in the neighborhood, for sure check it out - her large b&w Alice piece is like one of those hypnotic vortex patterns - without the spinning.

Miss Hepburn;

Yup, I snuck your bday image on here to share with your fans.

Ah, but your high res images ought not to scare you. It's the *actual* illustrations themselves, in-person, that are cause for alarm (on account of their hypnotic colors, and their ability to convince folks to fork over their $$$ so as to own a Mall original).

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!! Crazy festive B-day!! NICE!! Lucky friend!! ^_______^

Khylov said...


Festive indeed. Although I have to say that I am the lucky one for having May, the lady in the pic. (I keep telling her that it's an unfair advantage to my benefit - like a yeti having a supermodel ladyfriend. But she seems to like yetis all the same.)

Highflyin' V said...

Winsor McCay is the man. Cool drawing, Kyle.

Khylov said...

Thanks much man - and indeed, McCay is. If I had my way, full-page color comic spreads would be mandatory in every paper, as the front page.