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'Sit on its head `til morning' by Laemeur
'Sit on its head `til morning'

“So they waited till dark, and then the Leopard heard something breathing sniffily in the starlight that fell all stripy through the branches, and he jumped at the noise, and it smelt like Zebra, and it felt like Zebra, and when he knocked it down it kicked like Zebra, but he couldn’t see it. So he said, ‘Be quiet, O you person without any form. I am going to sit on your head till morning, because there is something about you that I don’t understand.’    

Presently he heard a grunt and a crash and a scramble, and the Ethiopian called out, ‘I’ve caught a thing that I can’t see. It smells like Giraffe, and it kicks like Giraffe, but it hasn’t any form.’

‘Don’t you trust it,’ said the Leopard. ‘Sit on its head till the morning—same as me. They haven’t any form—any of ‘em.’“

— from “How The Leopard Got His Spots”, by Rudyard Kipling.

I’ve read this story many, many times to my wife. I drew the spotless leopard and half of the zebra a few years ago, and only last week got around to doing the rest of it.

The illustration’s not that great, really. I mean, it’s a fun drawing, but it doesn’t really illustrate how hard the zebra is to spot in the stripy shadows of the jungle, does it?  I have a pre-modern brain.  All my stuff is stagy.

Kalix The Wicked by Laemeur
Kalix The Wicked
Kalix, evil wizard, with some chimeric henchmen.

A character of mine, from a project I hope I will actually bring to fruition some day.
Atarian Ankylosauroid by Laemeur
Atarian Ankylosauroid
Some Atari art from last year.  One of these days, I want to get a dozen or two pieces like this gathered together and put out an artpack on Pouët or something.
You can download a .xex file here:…
Hello, humans! If any of you desire a custom drawing of anthropomorphous pancakes valiantly facing-down a horde of vicious, pancake-eating moths -- or perhaps a less-interesting subject -- I am open for commissions.  Prices this time around: $75 for an inked 8.5x11" drawing of reasonable complexity, $100 for 11x14". You want something bigger, coloured, or complex? Send me a message and we'll negotiate.
Parks and Rec heads by Laemeur
Parks and Rec heads
These were little (like, 1.5cm) margin illustrations for Entertainment Weekly's 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide feature. AD: Keir Novesky.


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Adam C. Moore
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Guts-N-Effort Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
your works are super solid! and so much life in them! most comic now a days have way too much anatomy they look like statues. great works!
LeevanCleefIII Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013   Filmographer
Awesome work, sir! I love your art.
juhoham Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star: gallery.
warriorneedsfood Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like your work! Your clean lines and proportion are in the direction I'm trying to go. Keep posting!
Lazulina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I love your gallery!
torei Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Love your work. :D Watched!
Mercalicious Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Great artwork in your gallery. You have a very nice style.
copipeist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Hi! I'm from Venezuela. I love your artwork. I keep looking at it at my work, I hope I won't get fire! I have a question, do you know any tutorial or website that could guide me to achieve that vintage coloring palette you use? I looooove that vintage look you get on your drawings, specially this one… Great, great, great work!
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