Cactus - Auri The Gryphon

Auri Portrait WIP

This started out as a simple doodle but grew to monster dimensions when I started experimenting with a completely new style. I was aiming at realism but ended up with someting I can't really put a name on.

Some parts still need to be shaded and/or detailled but any crits and comments welcome as always. :)


Will probably be crossposted around other art comms. Sorry!
Cactus - Auri The Gryphon

I bring you... DOLPHIN!

Really, I'm sorry for not posting more often. It's been a crazy few months for me but I'm back now!

This is the cleaned sketch of a commission for a Furry-Paws user Kirsty ID:250.
All critics and comments are very welcomed! :)

Click then click again.
Cactus - Auri The Gryphon

Booklet Cover Layout

Hello! Sorry for staying away from this community for so long. I had a lot going on lately. I also lost a lot of my wips when my hard drive burned out. :(
I've still got something new to post here (graphic design for my job this time) tough! As usual, comments and critics are loved!

Click me!
Cactus - Auri The Gryphon

Introducing myself

I'll start the game by introducing myself and posting these 2 sketches:
Both are tablet drawn and will be colored smoothly in Photoshop once I get the time to finish them.
Comments and critics welcome. The first sketch could be considered nudity by some people even tough it's not very detailled.

My name is Joannie but I mostly goes by the screen name of Cactus and I am the founding member of this comm. I'm 23 years old French Canadian, graduated graphic designer working in the printing industry. I also studied animation in college but never completed the DEC so my knowledge in this field is limited. I work in prepress all day long so don't be afraid to ask for help for anything concerning printing. I like graphic design, obviously, illustration and photography. Most of the stuff I'll post here will probably be personnal stuff but I may post some projects from my job occasionnally.
Cactus - Auri The Gryphon

Grand Opening

Welcome to
Work In Progress

Everybody is welcome here: digital or traditionnal artists, illustrator, graphic designer, webdesigner, animators, sculptor, 3D artists... even writers and musicians! No discrimination is made on the style, experience or skill levels. Spectators are weelcome too but please try to comment on other people's work if you can't post your own. An active community is much more interesting than a dead one!

The main purpose of this community is to help it's member improve and/or get help on specific aspects of WIP (visual or technical things such as printing.)
If you choose to post here, expect critics. If you can't take them, mention it clearly in your post or find another community.


Because all groups need rules to insure a stable and friendly environnement for everyone.

-All pictures or long text must be put under an LJ cut. You can either post them directly in the community or as a link redirecting to your journal or website.

-Please consider people on dial-up (yes, there's still some, me included) when posting images and keep them of decent size. Most people hate to scroll to view a picture anyway so think screen-sized. If you need to show details, you can do close-ups.

-Keep on topic. This community is dedicated to work-in-progress, please keep that in mind when posting. This doesn't mean you can't post near finished works or show us the final result of a WIP you posted here.

-Please post all your pictures in a single post when possible to avoid flooding.

-Do I really need to mention no bashing, flamming or other hostile behavior?

-Mature content is accepted in the limits of legality. You MUST include a Mature Content warning to you post.

-I encourage you to use tags. As this community is fairly new, the tag list is limited but I will add more as the need come.

-Of course, all your posted here is the property of it's creator. If you want to use material you see here, ASK.

-When you first join this community, you are invited to introduce yourself.


Q: How do I make a lj-cut? / What is a lj-cut?
A: Check this LiveJournal section to learn what is a lj-cut and how to use it.

Q: How can I post a picture here?
A: First, you'll need to find a host for you picture. I use but there's many more free hosts out there. You can host your work on DeviantArt who accept both pictures and text but please note that DA don't allow direct linking (you'll need to post a link to your DA page) or use your private server if you have one (but if you do, you probably already know how to post a picture!).

Once you've uploaded your picture somewhere, use HTML to create a link to your file or include it in your post. I'm not here to teach anyone how to use basic HTML, look it up on Google.