Archive | April 2014

This is a Test of the Emergency Sorrel System

Had this been a real emergency Sorrel would not have used such a silly title.

Brooke copy

Someone was nice enough to point out that I was taking pictures of my sketchbook the wrong way. Another was nice enough to tell me how to do it. My professor was nice enough to show the entire class how to properly color in photoshop. I was nice enough to…well actually I can’t think of anything. I just really wanted to keep the flow going.


So I tried to test all these methods out on this test sketch thing. Other than her-stiff-as-all-Hades legs I’d say this was a success. The colors came out nicely, and the left hand actually looks like a hand this time! The outfit was my friend’s idea. She’s great at coming up with outfits.


Anywho, enjoy this thing. : >


Just Some Chick ( Also Commisions)


Bought a new mini sketch pad today, so I sketched this chick. I dunno. Why am I even uploading this?

Anyway I’m taking commissions if anyone is interested. I’ve been putting signs like this up on other sites, too, so why not show my favorite internet people this offer, too? I’m doing this less because I need the money and more because I want to prove to myself I’m good enough to take on things like this. There are five slots available, and the prices aren’t too bad. Sketches are $5.00. Lineart is $10.00. Color (which will be done digitally) is for $15.00. The shipping costs approximately $5.50, and you will receive an 8.5X11 picture.
There will be an additional $1.00 added for every additional character you want drawn, but my limit is five characters to a page. I can give you a simple background for an additional $2.00

In some cases, I may ask the buyer if I can post the work to my site. I will only do this if they give me permission. Alternatively, the buyer may post it to their gallery if they notify me first and give me full credit and link back to my site.

It may take a bit due to how busy I am in real life, but don’t worry. You will get it.

General rules
-I will not draw anything inappropriate.
-Do not use any of my art for commercial purposes, and you may not claim it as your own.
-Do not copy or redistribute my work
-I can draw humans and animals and the like
-Please pay me before I draw the image for you.
-If for some reason I cannot complete your picture, I will notify you and give you a refund.
-Please provide me with a reference of the character(s) you want me to draw

If you are interested contact me at Sorrelbird1 @ gmail. Com (without the spaces).
Thanks y’all!

Drops of Jupiter

Drops of Jupiter

I’ve had this in my head for a couple of days now. If I didn’t draw it soon I would have never gotten around to it. That’s the life if a lazy-butt. The sketch was inspired by Train’s Drops of Jupiter . You’ll never know how much I love this song.

I don’t hate this. There are a few things that should be fixed, but I’ll just leave it as is for now. Enjoy.

So You Know I Love You Guys, Right?

Drawing of my dog. He thinks he's a model.

Drawing of my dog. He thinks he’s a model.


The picture is unrelated, but I didn’t want to leave you guys without a picture.

So you know I love you guys, right? “Hello Everyone,” “Improbablility of Seriousness,” and “Penguins and Unhappiness” were all just gag posts. I can’t give up on art for that sort of thing.

I decided to make this post as straight forward as I can, guys. This is very awkward for me, because I honestly didn’t expect that my posts would get the attention they did. It actually makes me feel bad, considering that my hastily written pseudo intellectual posts actually seemed to make sense to a lot of people, which I guess is pretty cool. On the other hand, revealing that this was all part of an April Fools Day prank makes me feel sorry for all of my new followers who joined in for the opinionated posts about things. I’m sorry guys, but that’s not really my thing. Unless I state otherwise, this blog will be used for art and art alone!


But since you guys liked my serious post so much, let me tell you how I really feel about the issue.

We are a little too preoccupied with being serious all the time, and it would be nice to just let loose and get your goof on every once in a while. We spend way too much time being big, respectable, serious people all the time that we almost forget what it’s like to have fun. I mean, let’s be honest, whenever we do something fun after weeks and months of doing boring, important things, we look drained. We come out of our little boxes of stressed out seriousness and start looking around like some little dog that hasn’t been on a walk in ages. “What’s that? Is that a tree?! Is that junk food?! Are those those fun paddle ball toys that I haven’t seen since I was ten? Is this what I’ve been missing?!” Then afterwards you let loose but you’re so awkward and confused because you haven’t done anything fun in forever. You barely know how to have fun anymore. It’s cool, though. You can still learn. It takes practice, but you can get it.

On the other hand, life isn’t all fun and games, and that’s the sad truth. Some times you have to get serious. When things need to be done you have to man up and take control, because you know full well that you’re the only one who can do that job the way you can. You depend on you, and others depend on you, so it’s cool to switch to serious mode when things happen. Have respect for others having a moment of focus and concentration, and if they politely ask you to tone down the craziness for a moment, it’s okay. The same way you want them to respect your nutty, unconventional personality you respect their serious, straightforward attitude. It’s only fair, right? Do onto others, you know?

In the end you really need a balance of silly and serious to survive this life. If you’re always serious you’ll never get any real enjoyment out of life. Things will pass you by, you’ll never see the beauty in anything, and you’ll always be too busy killing moments to realize that the world is an awesome place of wonder and awe. If you’re too silly, then nothing will have any real importance to you. Any serious moment, from a wedding, to a funeral or even a birthday will loose meaning because you’re too busy making a joke out of everything to realize how important they are. Things become less valuable and precious, and before you know it you’ll be trading watching your kid take her first steps for some silly beach party with a bunch of random whoevers that you just met. In short, silliness rocks! It’s awesome and we should all try it some time/ Seriousness isn’t without it’s merits either. It’s that calming force that somehow manages to make you realize that you are a leader and a winner, and that you have to focus on things. When you combine the too, and do something silly but take it as serious as you would any happy event, everything  just seems to  fall into place and just feel special.



…Yyyyyeeeeeah I still can’t do this philosophical thing. Happy April Fools Day and don’t expect anything else like this for a long, long time.


Good night, my friends.



PS: Still a little upset about fake philosophical me getting all the attention. Jerrica I now know how you feel about Jem.

Penguins and Unhappiness

If you look at penguins, you’ll realize that they are the soul symbol of unhappiness in the animal kingdom.


Not because they all look alike

Not because they live in the freezing cold

Not even because they hatch from eggs


But because of their beaks. The bird’s beak is like it’s mouth, and that is how they communicate and eat. Penguins make such high pitched little squeaks. I wonder if they ever laugh at each other for having too high or too low of a squeak. Maybe that’s why they’re all so loud. If they’re loud then their voices can be heard over the others. Maybe they’re really saying “hey! Listen to that guy! He doesn’t sound like me! What a loser!” It’s sad, really. They only stop that when they eat fish. Poor things. They can’t eat what us  humans do. Maybe that’s why they’re so loud. They want cakes, too! Tee hee! Silly birds! ~_^

The improbability of seriousness

Hello, all. I decided I would try to give my first opinion on an issue close to my heart.


Throughout our lives we are forced to condemn with such horrible feats of reality that no one can possibly comprehend until they are older. Even then we don’t understand. We are told from early in our childhood that we are forced to confine ourselves to such horrible borders that will shape us as adults. Our play is interrupted by mean adults who ultimately tell us to get serious, and though we try to fight it, we eventually fall under the spell of serious, too. We soon shed our happiness and bright colors for dignified and boring tones. No longer are we allowed to let the horrible enemies of pink and blue and yellow accompany our happy wardrobe. Instead we must settle for the dull shades of grey that represent the loss of our joy and peace. We are no longer allowed to act silly, but we are forced to confine ourselves into the rigid box of seriousness that will hold us captive for all the days of our lives, all because we let someone who lost all of their silliness get to us. It’s an awful fate and we must fix this. We can not allow our children to grow up in a world where you must only act serious, especially in situations some poor fool has deemed as serious. So what is there’s a formal party? You are a human being and you should not be confined to their rigid dress code and food. That is too serious. Show up wearing your most relaxing clothes and eat your most delicious sub. If they can’t see why you are doing this, then they are too deep into their seriousness. Do not get angry at them, for they do not understand. You must not force them, but constantly remind them that the world is not serious at all. Do not make serious things serious.



Hello everyone.

Long time no chat.


Anyway, I would like to let you all know that I no longer wish to use this blog for art. I decided that learning to draw was too difficult, and ultimately not my calling. Instead, this site will be used to express my opinions and thoughts and feelings. I will keep the remnants of the old site up just so that everyone will remember. Everyone is welcome to join in on my discussions, but I would like to let you know that the rules still remain the same, and rudeness shall not be tolerated!