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best of the drawing of the day, week 152: my sidekick

“My sidekick is unsubtle and wears an oddly colorful uniform.” You should talk, dude.  You are a sphinx.  That will stand out in a crowd in most neighborhoods. One of the conventions of the superhero genre is that if a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 151: my pal the star trek alien

That’s the Star Trek alien on the left, so the speaker is either the person in the striped sweater or the white Furry Snake Thing.  It’s an interesting question, but secondary to the idea that it would be fun to … Continue reading

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accomplishing the possum impossible

Tumblr Sunday is Pinterest* Sunday this week–maybe it’s time to start calling it One Cool Image from the Visual Networks of the Internet Sunday. The animals of Kekionga include all of the fauna of regular Indiana plus some extras, and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 150: lenny

And here’s Lenny! This is the finished version of the penciled drawing I posted yesterday … just scroll down.  As you see, correcting the serious faults in the structure of the face (well, mostly correcting– the drawing still has problems) … Continue reading

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drawing of the day pencils

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any uninked pencils here, so have a “raw” drawing of the day.  It has at least the potential to be a good ‘un, probably one of the ongoing Pretty Good Dragons series.  Of … Continue reading

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mammoths (were really big)

Mammoths were really big.  There’s a reason their name was adopted into many modern languages as a tighter-reading synonym for that awkward phrase.  Yes, the name of the animal came first, entering Russian at the time of the first recorded … Continue reading

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book.  Man, that’s a drawing.  Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 149– advisers to the crown prince

First of all, bow to the almighty spellcheck in the blogging software and note that what we have here are the “Advisers to the Crown Prince”.  Even though I think “advisors” looks better. Regardless of spelling, I think this Crown … Continue reading

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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part 4

So now there is a mystical/magical/mysterious Gate between Rook’s Hill and Mystery Hill.  Iowa discovered it by following a black chicken (a black rooster, actually).  It was an easy step to decide that the black chicken has been a minor … Continue reading

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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding), part three

So there I was, thinking about the black chicken and looking at the map and thinking about how far it is from the Library to the junkyard, more or less at the same time.  I wondered if this, at last, … Continue reading

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