Monthly Archives: November 2012

cookies look really weird in a tight closeup

Here’s another batch of Land O Lakes butter cookies made for a dinner I’ve been invited to this weekend.That large grain decorator sugar looks oddly scientific in tight closeup, but it gives everything a nice crunch.  I was planning to … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day, week 33: i married a yeti

First of all, please note that the overall concept of this drawing, particularly as expressed in the title, is purely fictional in nature.  Indeed, I am not, nor have I ever been, married to a yeti.  My real life husband … Continue reading

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architectural drafting, hand lettering, old school comics, and other inky things

Lettering has turned into a disaster recently, and I know that means I have to take some time to practice.  Worse, it probably means I have to tear up some of my letter forms and relearn some better habits.  Practicing … Continue reading

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today i drew an aminal

Went to lunch and out shopping today with a friend and her two small kids.  This week, apparently, said kids are going everywhere accompanied by an Elmo lunchbox full of assorted crayons.  Seriously, the older one was one step away … Continue reading

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a very bad day in the salt mines

I actually sat down and got some real work done today.  You know that a sentence like that is automatically followed by either “But …” or “And then …”  In this case, it’s the latter. “And then I discovered a … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: the osage orange

The last of the Osage oranges are falling and getting run over by cars: a sad fate for a wonderful giant fruit that probably evolved to be food for mammoths and mastodons in our own Midwestern Pleistocene.  The Osage orange … Continue reading

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recycling– or is it inspiration? (what I’m working on right now)

Until I settle back down to inking (tomorrow, I hope), I’m doing some writing.  One of the projects on the horizon is a new story for an annual anthology.  This year’s theme is “Magic”.  Anyone who reads my Kekionga stories … Continue reading

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ms paint madness 2

Windows 7 Pro does include MS Paint.  In spades.  Boy howdy.  This is my first experiment with Paint 7, and there is a lot I could have done to fix the image up if, frankly, it deserved the effort.  This … Continue reading

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ms paint madness

You know you’re having a bad day when you are reduced to messing around with MS Paint to get the creative juices flowing.  But this lowest common denominator of digital art is sometimes exactly what you need to both satisfy … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 32– too many familiars

This is one of the underestimated problems inherent in a career in sorcery or other magical pursuits.  One familiar is good: it makes a valuable assistant and adds to your overall persona, plus, like any pet, it is good company.  … Continue reading

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