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Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Today's social media means instant access. To everything. This has even changed how art is consumed, putting tremendous pressure on artists and making them believe they need to have something new out there every day. Creative blocks and depression are often the result of these self-imposed deadlines.

Reminder: Don't let time be your enemy. Take all the time you need to create. 🖤

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday School 🖤

Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles, it only requires a low educational level, ignorance of its history, and that its students cheat on exams and any barrier they find in life.

Patients die at the hands of those doctors... Buildings collapse at the hands of those engineers... Money is lost at the hands of those economists and accountants... Humanity perishes at the hands of those religious scholars... Justice is lost at the hands of those judges... The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation.  --
Nelson Mandela

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Sketchbook: The Ankh

One of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt and known as "the key of life", the Ankh dates from the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 - 2613 BCE) and is simply a cross with a loop at the top sometimes ornamented with symbols or other decorative flourishes. The symbol is an Egyptian hieroglyph for "life" or "breath of life" and, as the Egyptians believed that one's earthly journey was only part of an eternal life, the ankh symbolizes both mortal existence and the afterlife.

A quick practice piece I did just to see if I could get all the lines symmetrical. First attempt.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sketch: Coming to life

Based on the character Bea from the video game "Night In The Woods". A cigarette smoking, Goth toon dragon is trying her darnedest to come to life via lines on paper. This is only the second time I've tried to draw this one. She'll eventually take on a life of her own as I work on developing my own style and make my characters unique.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thoughts: Where do we go from here?

SOooo, I've been at this drawing thing for about three months now. Just trying to get used to sketching and getting my mind and imagination to open up. Copying stuff I find interesting. I don't sketch daily but I have two sketchbooks; one at home and one at work when the inspiration strikes me. I've yet to develop my own style or anything like that, that will come much later.

I have sprung for several online courses (Udemy) that I will be taking over the upcoming winter. That's when I'll seriously begin work on developing some usable skills and see if I can't work on my own style and bring some characters to life that I have haunting my brain!

We shall see, eh? So... onward!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Sketchbook: Time to move on...

A couple more head shots of a dragon character I'm working on. I think it's about time I moved on to sketching out the rest of him.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sketchbook: Someone isn't happy

One of my subjects (Slack Wyrm) letting me know that he isn't pleased over my prolonged absence; it's been a few weeks since my last sketchbook entry here at home (I keep another at work). I've only been at this since the end of May but each new sketch feels more fulfilling than the last.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sketches: Some Recent Work

One from the sketchbook I did last week and a larger practice sketch of a dragon based character I'm working on developing that I started on today.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sketchbook: Libertas

Took a break from sketching to immerse myself in some CG over the long holiday weekend. This was my first sketchbook entry since the 2nd.