Monthly Archives: July 2012

the china dragon

The design for the dragon character in “Tea” continues to elude me, but I think I may have found the essence of the American pop culture “Chinese” dragon (as opposed to dragons that are actually Chinese).  It was last week, … Continue reading

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countdown to spx: giveaway sticker sketch

I’m kind of jumping the gun here; I normally start gearing up for SPX on the first of August.  But as it happens I did almost all my final planning for the show last night and this morning, so things … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday 3

Like everyone who loves “genre literature”, I’ve encountered my share of stories featuring the friendlier sort of fantasy dragons.  And in these stories there are huge dragons who are big enough to ride, and tiny dragons who can sit on … Continue reading

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london 2012 opening ceremony

(slightly delayed due to boring technical stuff–sorry) Writing this while watching the finish of the men’s cycling road race. They’ve just passed Hampton Court and are heading into the city through Richmond Park … The Belgians have awesome jerseys with … Continue reading

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yikes! feral stripes!

Or, more properly, primitive markings in equines.  I’m a sucker for them and love to draw them– adding feral striping to horses gives them a striking, powerful look, and the same patterns look vividly “natural” on a variety of imaginary … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: week 15

Sorry this is so late, but I was at the fair again.  Yes, I got my second quart of root beer, and a large walking taco to go with it, and I got to watch a thunderstorm race across the … Continue reading

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root beer

For the uninitiated, this is root beer: It is traditionally tapped directly out of the keg into a heavy glass mug that has been deeply chilled, although under some conditions a plastic container must be used.  If it must be … Continue reading

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fried things at the fair notebook

Spent most of the day today at the county fair and most of the rest of it drawing, so this is running late.  There will be more about the fair over the next few days. For now we’ll get straight … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day–bonus

Yesterday was an important day in the ongoing saga of the drawing of the day project:  I closed sketchbook #17  and did the first drawing in sketchbook #18.  There’s a whole lot of erasing to be done before #17 can … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday 2

Once again, it’s Sunday: time for our weekly look at something interesting or inspirational I’ve found on my wanderings through the pictorial wilderness that is Tumblr.  To see more of the stuff I’m looking at, visit my Tumblr picture file, … Continue reading

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