Dragonsquared.com

Dragonsquared.com Follow

Artist • I make costumes and fabricate metal & electrical stuff in LA • pics of my art, occasional kitties, & custom sewing! 🧵maker of #meryltheferal

http://www.dragonsquared.com/

964 Followers  361 Follow

Share Share Share

This #gouachesketch is a little tribute to @milos_sanctuary’s Egyptian rescue Jack, who must’ve been pretty amazed when he got to California and saw all the excellent treats in store once his jaw injury heals. 😻 
#sketchdaily #sketchbook #catart #paintsketch #snacktime #snaggletooth #milossanctuary
#MisterFarmerCat had his spring shearing, and is quite proud of this season’s offerings of fleece from his angora goat friends. He produces some of the finest skeins of yarn, great for batting and chasing and getting your daily steps in. Oh, and knitting with too, sure. 🧶 
Gouache, tombow markers, pentel inks, and Sai watercolor brush pens. #farmercat #misterfarmercat #dailysketch #gouachesketch #sketchaday #myart
Kitty study! It’s been a hot minute since I last painted, trying not to let my drawing skills get too rusty. Gouache, tombow markers, and pentel inks. #catattack #dailysketch #gouachesketch #sketchaday #myart
I’ve had a few people ask how I made Meryl, so here’s some BTS pics of her build! I built her in a frantic sprint to make it for @catconworldwide, so I didn’t grab as many progress pictures as I usually do. Between full time studio work, I only had evenings to finish this costume, and all-in I probably had 2 weeks build time for her.

The majority of her face was hand sewn; I used a resin frame from @crystumescostumes and added some upholstery foam to accentuate the shape of a more kitten-ish mug. I sculpted details with apoxie sculpt for gums and eyelids, and her eyes were sketched in photoshop and the print was laminated to 2” acrylic half spheres from Tap Plastics. 
Like many cosplayers, for one-of costumes I use tape to pull a pattern, which you can see I sketch fur patterns and markings to. Sometimes I leave myself good notes and registration lines, and sometimes I just wing it! I wanted her makings to be symmetrical but organic, so she’s a little asymmetrical in places. 🤷‍♀️ Hope you like this little peek into #meryltheferal! 
Glam 📷 by @stardotgeek, the rest by meee!

#cosplaywip #costumewip #cosplaymaker #catcosplay #cosplayprogress #fursuitwip #fursuitmaker #catcostume #gingertabby #gingercatsrock #merylstreet #eartipped #snipthetip #tnr #trapneuterreturn #catcon #catconla #catconworldwide #catcon2019 #meowbitches #kittysgotclaws
@catconworldwide is truly a shoppers delight, in addition to all its many appeals. So many creatives making neat stuff, it’s the best place to stock up for christmas for the cat lovers in your life! 🎁✨🐈 One of my fav purchases is this handmade glass pendant from the talented @spillerwoods, which looks like it could be a carbon copy of our alumni foster @thecatnamedbaymax! (Pictured here with his equally charming baby brother Duke, who’s now with @missamysbeauty)
Check out Spiller Woods if you’re looking for the perfect unique gift for the cat lady in your life. Or for yourself! 😸

#catart #catjewelry #glasspendant #glasspendants #pendantsofig #exclamationtail #catcon #catcon2019 #catconworldwide #crazycatlady
Feral cats have skills, and Meryl the Feral is a great example why it’s good to keep your feral cat colony around, instead of evicting or eradicating them.
While your average street cat might not be up to a hula show, they’re still great at keeping pests like rodents from infiltrating and moving in! Established feral cat colonies also prevent other cats from moving in and claiming vacant turf. So get your locals trapped and TNR’d, and you’ll be rewarded with diligent pest control, and no more sickly kittens! 👍👍 #tnrsaveslives #tnrsaves #spayandneutersaves #spayandneutersaveslives #trapneuterreturn #eartipped #snipthetip #meryltheferal #ledhulahoop #handmade #cosplay #catcosplay #cosplayforacause #catcostume #catcon #catcon2019 #catconworldwide #catsgotskills #cattricks #shakethosehips #boomshakalaka Costume made by me, LED hoop made by saberfire.com!
If you’re looking for purradise, it’s close at paw! Head on over to @catconworldwide to bask in the sunbeams and hang out with the fanciest felines in town! Come meet #meryltheferal and all the other cool cats, we’re here till 5pm! 😻😻😻 #catcon #catconworldwide #catcon2019 #catcosplay #catcostume #madebyme #gingertabby #catsofinstagram #gingerkitty #whatabigcat #purradisecity #pasadena
It’s a mewvelous time here at #purradisecity at @catconworldwide! If you’re here, make sure you say hi to #meryltheferal! 😸 #catconworldwide #catconla #catcon #catcosplay #catcostume #catsofinstagram @purradisecity
CatCon or bust! #catcon #catconla #thickthighssavelives
I see you! These 2” glass halfspheres are from Tap Plastics, ontop of some iris artwork I drew up inspired by our adopted fosters. It was hard choosing the colors for this project!
#taxidermyeyes #winkwink #cosplaywip #catseye
My what big teeth you have... #cosplaycrunchtime #catconorbust
Fake fur is an infinitely forgiving, endlessly difficult medium! #putapininit #seamstresslife