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These are all the pictures Jessie has drawn in which I am directly or indirectly involved. That is, they are of me, of a character of mine, or for me. This is definately not all she has drawn, however, this is the definition I will go by. The vast majority of the pictures that I have come from her and this is by far the largest section aside from the main gallery.
Jessie is the secret identity of one Angie McClelland, a mild mannered animation student at CCAD in Columbus, Ohio. At the time of writing (August 13th 2000) she is 19. Like many other artists in the generally talented Gargoyles fandom, where I met her, she hopes to work for Disney some day. For now, she has an online comic, Dakota's Ridge, and it really wouldn't hurt to check it out.
Bit of a strange one, this one, but vain as I am I put it up anyway. Jessie regularly gets together with a bunch of 'furry' people, all of whom are quite adept with the drawing pencil. One of them had seen her sketches of dragon Arno and requested from her a picture of Arno and Shee. Quaint, no? Picture by Jessie.
My memory is a bit vague on this one, but it entailed a conversation at about 6:30 AM about dragon-me doing the "I'm king of the world!" thing. Jessie had a different idea. Picture by Jessie.
This one requires some explanation before viewing.The internet is full of tests these days. "What Sluggy Freelance character are you?", "What Power Puff Girl are you?", "What Alley McBeal character are you?". "What type of hamburger are you?" will no doubt follow at some point in time. ("You're a quarter pounder.") One test, found here, explored the question "What animal are you?". Kessalia found herself to be a mountain goat. Kiva discovered she was a bat. Jessie was a porcupine, and I won't go into what that means she likes to do in the privacy of her own bedroom according to the site. I discovered that I was a snake. Among the description of the snake's personality, however, we discovered the following sentence:
"For all their vulnerabilities, snakes exude mysterious sexual ooze that seeps into the senses of even the most discriminating people."
Now you can look. Picture by Jessie.
At the Gathering the Arcadia Clan joined the competition of the Clan Olympics with no less than two teams, Arcadia West and Arcadia East. For these two teams Jessie each drew what could be considered a banner. This was to be the banner for Arcadia West, featuring Nooit and Keebler in sporting competition. The banner of Arcadia East does not have any reason to be in this gallery, but here it is, one of Delphine's cave lizards together with clan mascot Riptide. At the Gathering itself she drew us huge, different versions of each, which are presented here by lovely assistants Delphine and Mika. Picture by Jessie.
A comment by the artist about her own inability to show any signs of life before at least 11AM or so. Perry notices that Jessie's job at the Arcadia Army has its drawbacks. Note the bottle in her hand? Is that Mountain Dew? Code Red? What? Picture by Jessie.
There's something strangely recursive about an artist drawing another artist. Here we have a very good rendition of the vampire Venn busy with one of her pastimes. And when you're undead, there is a lot of time to pass. Picture by Jessie.
I had what I thought was an amusing idea, involving DeLancy ticketing the Wyvern, a character from a story I'm writing in another story universe, for ownership of his ridiculously large sword. I suggested this to Jessie, who made a rather hillarious addition of her own. Picture by
I forgot to include this one in the last update! It is Perry, sitting staring at the viewer. The sketch was based off a similar picture of her idol Ewan McGregor. ;) Picture by Jessie.
Rather unexpectedly, Jessie decided to draw Perry and Kevin Jones, from my stories. Kevin was never really more than a bit character, but apparently, he has a beard. I think I'm going to have to make him grow one now. Picture by Jessie.
Much to her own surprise Jessie retrieved this from a box or something. Though she did not recall drawing it, this picture depicts a scene from my story "The Greatest Hero". We sort of concluded that she never showed it because it appears to be only 90% finished, with missing wings and sketched hair and such. Still, it's a very amusing picture, particularly the "woosha" bit, so here it is anyway. Picture by Jessie.
Jessie's interpretation of DE and myself meeting up a few weeks ago. It certainly seems in character. ;) Picture by Jessie.
According to Jessie, the story behind this is that DeLancy decided to join Perry and Jones on their evening out, much to their discomfort. We seem to disagree on how well DeLancy can play pool though. Jessie thinks he'd do pretty well. I don't... Picture by Jessie.
An imagined scene for Jessie's Arcadia story 'Higher' that is now in the works. Jessie, DeLancy, Perry and Kevin Jones in a meeting. Picture by Jessie.
This picture greeted me early in the morning when I got up. Apparently Jessie had been bored in class and drew this to keep sane. She coloured it too. Perry and Venn in a sweet embrace. Mind, I don't recall this ever taking place in any story of mine. ;) Picture by Jessie.
Inspired by a conversation in the Arcadia Comment Room. DeLAncy, not as captain of the army, but as captain of the Arcadian Navy. Look at him being all dashing. Picture by Jessie.
Enthusiastic about the Disney movie Treasure Planet Jessie drew this. Starring Arno in the role of mr. Silver because 'it made the least sense'. She doesn't know herself why Jessie is running away like that, but likes the effect nontheless. Picture by Jessie.
Now this is neat. It made me laugh quite a bit. The continuing adventures of Arno and Shee, in sketchy comic form. Picture by Jessie.
In the olden days, when everything was still good and problem free, when every last chatter was fun and there was no bad newbie in sight, back when we weren't wearing pink glasses yet, chaos was the norm. RPs sprouted from out of nowhere and quickly took on ludicrous forms. These days, such RPs are rare, but not entirely dead. In fact, when one finally rolled over us, this was the result. Starring SpotWeld, Kessalia, Arno, Robert and Jessie, picture by Jessie.
Comfortable, yet stylish clothes for the practical working dragon. It is my belief that with these human-dragon relations will improve drastically. After all, look at how dashing it makes me look. According to Jessie, it's all Kevlar. Picture by Jessie.
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Not just a last minute entry, but a last second entry. This is Perry as drawn based off a model from life drawing class. These classes pay off, it seems. Looks very likelike. Picture by Jessie.
I love this one. If I ever end up with my own webserver or something, this is what I'm going to use for the 404 error message. Picture by Jessie.
It's been rather a while, but all of a sudden Jessie decided to draw Sirius. Here she is, sitting looking all sad and reflective. Picture by Jessie.
One of the very first pictures Jessie drew for me was this one. This was well over three years ago, in 1999, when she had just started college. In april 2003 she drew it again to test the level of her improvement over the years. This is the result. Picture by Jessie.
You know, I recall, when I still chatted at university, up until the year 1999, how some people managed to have pictured drawn for them. I always thought it would be great if someone would draw me something, but that was hardly in my reach or in my control now, was it?
When I got online at home in 1999 I met Jessie, who, after a few months, drew my very first picture. And of course I played it cool (ahem), but I was elated. Soon, the second followed, and things kind of continued from there. Since then, various other people have flattered and baffeled me by drawing me, my characters, for me or because of me, and now we are here. Granted, some cheating is involved as two or three scribbles are my own miscreations, and a few images are litterally stick figure variety, but nevertheless, this is picture number 200. And what would be more fitting than half of it being drawn by Jessie, in conjunction with Zoe. I am, of course, elated. Picture by Jessie and Zoe.
Zoe's dragon is actually Trogdor, a reference to the entertaining Homestar Runner.
A picture that was conceived and drawn at the Gathering of 2003 in Manhattan. Perhaps it is best to just follow Jessie's lead and not ask. Take some time to look at the picture, though; many people seem to take a while before they 'get' it and start laughing. Picture by Jessie.
This picture is actually rather old. Jessie found it while going through her sketch books, and realised that she never scanned this for me. So her it is, much belated: Nooit and Polly. Looking pretty good. Picture by Jessie.
While Jessie rermains mostly offline, she managed to upload some drawings she made in the mean time. Here we have Keebler. The first Keebler she has drawn in over a year, probably, she says. I miss Keebler. Picture by Jessie.
This is a collection of general sketches of the Arcadian Army (Ward Division). Who thinks they can guess who's who? I can! Picture by Jessie.