The Neverending House Party

oh hey have some art and maybe some pictures of weird plants
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Emile Cadavre, actual real-life cartoon. He vacillates wildly between woefully irresponsible screw-up and brilliant criminal mastermind—depends on how much booze is on hand. When he isn’t behaving like an utter bastard on a professional basis, he plays the part of put-upon mentor/life coach for his hopeless apprentice.
When drawing/writing for Emile, I try and keep in mind that in the not so distant past he was widely considered a funny, charming guy. So some of that probably still exists under a crusty patina of disappointment and grouchiness.
Even though he’s approximately three apples tall, the pipsqueak can still pull off a half-convincing ‘I have been to prison and god help me I will shank you’ face. It’s almost intimidating.

ffddevelopment:

Emile Cadavre, actual real-life cartoon. He vacillates wildly between woefully irresponsible screw-up and brilliant criminal mastermind—depends on how much booze is on hand. When he isn’t behaving like an utter bastard on a professional basis, he plays the part of put-upon mentor/life coach for his hopeless apprentice.

When drawing/writing for Emile, I try and keep in mind that in the not so distant past he was widely considered a funny, charming guy. So some of that probably still exists under a crusty patina of disappointment and grouchiness.

Even though he’s approximately three apples tall, the pipsqueak can still pull off a half-convincing ‘I have been to prison and god help me I will shank you’ face. It’s almost intimidating.

ffddevelopment:

Emile Cadavre, actual real-life cartoon. He vacillates wildly between woefully irresponsible screw-up and brilliant criminal mastermind—depends on how much booze is on hand. When he isn’t behaving like an utter bastard on a professional basis, he plays the part of put-upon mentor/life coach for his hopeless apprentice.
When drawing/writing for Emile, I try and keep in mind that in the not so distant past he was widely considered a funny, charming guy. So some of that probably still exists under a crusty patina of disappointment and grouchiness.
Even though he’s approximately three apples tall, the pipsqueak can still pull off a half-convincing ‘I have been to prison and god help me I will shank you’ face. It’s almost intimidating.

ffddevelopment:

Emile Cadavre, actual real-life cartoon. He vacillates wildly between woefully irresponsible screw-up and brilliant criminal mastermind—depends on how much booze is on hand. When he isn’t behaving like an utter bastard on a professional basis, he plays the part of put-upon mentor/life coach for his hopeless apprentice.

When drawing/writing for Emile, I try and keep in mind that in the not so distant past he was widely considered a funny, charming guy. So some of that probably still exists under a crusty patina of disappointment and grouchiness.

Even though he’s approximately three apples tall, the pipsqueak can still pull off a half-convincing ‘I have been to prison and god help me I will shank you’ face. It’s almost intimidating.

Well that’s fire truck number three and no fire. Ha ha ha

ffddevelopment:

An expression sheet for this awful guy. He’s a bit more restrained than the rest of the cast (usually, anyway)…

I update at odd hours now, so apologies for the re-reblogs.
It’s just…I may have finally gotten the hang of this creep’s face. I don’t draw him nearly as mean as I ought to, but smug and disapproving is definitely in my artistic wheelhouse.

ffddevelopment:

An expression sheet for this awful guy. He’s a bit more restrained than the rest of the cast (usually, anyway)…

I update at odd hours now, so apologies for the re-reblogs.

It’s just…I may have finally gotten the hang of this creep’s face. I don’t draw him nearly as mean as I ought to, but smug and disapproving is definitely in my artistic wheelhouse.

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Claire is Paolo’s goofy pet cat. He wanted to name her Peach because of her bizarre peach-fuzz fur, but the crew’s last three mascots have been named Claire and Emile will be damned if he has to remember another dumb animal’s name. So Claire it is.
She has the lanky body and bizarre vocalizations of a Siamese and the downy fuzz of a Cornish Rex. Paolo found her in a garbage can in a very fancy part of town, so she’s probably the illegitimate kitten of somebody’s purebred pet.
She is a heat vampire and can usually be found draped over Paolo’s shoulders or rolling in a pile of laundry.

I really wanted to draw some cats, and man did I ever.

ffddevelopment:

Claire is Paolo’s goofy pet cat. He wanted to name her Peach because of her bizarre peach-fuzz fur, but the crew’s last three mascots have been named Claire and Emile will be damned if he has to remember another dumb animal’s name. So Claire it is.

She has the lanky body and bizarre vocalizations of a Siamese and the downy fuzz of a Cornish Rex. Paolo found her in a garbage can in a very fancy part of town, so she’s probably the illegitimate kitten of somebody’s purebred pet.

She is a heat vampire and can usually be found draped over Paolo’s shoulders or rolling in a pile of laundry.

I really wanted to draw some cats, and man did I ever.

ffddevelopment:

An expression sheet for this awful guy. He’s a bit more restrained than the rest of the cast (usually, anyway).
3 character traits for Kir:
a) He convincingly plays the part of a thug, and is more than happy to let his rivals buy into the act. The guy is a sunbathing crocodile—content to let his enemies think he’s stupid and vicious when in reality he’s patient, calculating and very smart.
b) That said, he has an awful temper and sometimes struggles to keep it in check. He’s still just as prone to getting riled up as he was in his 20s, but he’s got a much tighter hold on the leash now that he has a business to run and a kid to raise. Responsibility and a heaping helping of cynicism will do that to a person.
That said—boy, can he dish out a beating if circumstances allow. Problem is, things tend to get out of hand.
c) He is fiercely protective of his kid and his crew. Kir would do absolutely anything for his daughter—anything—and is trying without much success to sew up a few loose ends related to his criminal career so he can walk away with the proceedings and raise her in a proper environment. He is painfully aware that raising a little girl in the midst of a criminal syndicate is not exactly father of the year material. That said, he really, really tries to be a good dad but being a parent is hard.

ffddevelopment:

An expression sheet for this awful guy. He’s a bit more restrained than the rest of the cast (usually, anyway).

3 character traits for Kir:

a) He convincingly plays the part of a thug, and is more than happy to let his rivals buy into the act. The guy is a sunbathing crocodile—content to let his enemies think he’s stupid and vicious when in reality he’s patient, calculating and very smart.

b) That said, he has an awful temper and sometimes struggles to keep it in check. He’s still just as prone to getting riled up as he was in his 20s, but he’s got a much tighter hold on the leash now that he has a business to run and a kid to raise. Responsibility and a heaping helping of cynicism will do that to a person.

That said—boy, can he dish out a beating if circumstances allow. Problem is, things tend to get out of hand.

c) He is fiercely protective of his kid and his crew. Kir would do absolutely anything for his daughter—anything—and is trying without much success to sew up a few loose ends related to his criminal career so he can walk away with the proceedings and raise her in a proper environment. He is painfully aware that raising a little girl in the midst of a criminal syndicate is not exactly father of the year material. That said, he really, really tries to be a good dad but being a parent is hard.

My Vandachostylis ‘bluebird’ is starting to develop a nice spike, so maybe I’ll get flowers in the next month or so. I got called out of town for work, screwed up my watering schedule and blasted the last one, so I’m hoping I can get my act together in time for fall.

I could kick myself, because I would have gotten another double spike in time for the October show and the plant is suuuuper nice-looking this year. Ah well!

A bunch of gorgeous Vandas. The tessellation on that last one is amazing. Ugh. So gorgeous.