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best of the drawing of the day, week 157: snake and robot

Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks.  Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien.  And you get … a … Continue reading

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a day and a half (with a giant italian van)

What’s black and white and as big as your house?  It’s a cargo van! You can use it to move a bunch of furniture quite a long distance.  Don’t run out and buy it, though.  It costs about thirty thousand … Continue reading

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dogwoods of the neighborhood

Spring is passing quickly, as it so often does.  And spring in the US Midwest means dogwoods in flower.  Before they’re all gone, here are two of my favorite neighborhood dogwood trees.  The pink one is a spectacular Cherokee Sunset … Continue reading

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a brush pile with wings

More brush pile photography from around the neighborhood …  This brush pile was made up mostly of Euonymus alatus , known to US gardeners as “burning bush” for its vivid red fall color. “Alatus” means “winged”, for the winglike flanges … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: sky traveler

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, things have gotten sort of crazy here.  Hope you have been enjoying the random posts on random topics!  Among other things, that means we haven’t done the regular “Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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antique skeleton keys

Finally finished (barring a few tweaks) the drawings of antique skeleton keys for a change of address card.  One is pretty conventional, based on photographs of actual keys plus some period engravings.  And one is … less conventional.   It’s based … Continue reading

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hyperliteracy in the restroom

One of my major beefs with the world is poor grammar, usage and spelling in all the writing we’re stuck reading in public places. No bad signs, please. Take a moment to set a good example. And then a reader … Continue reading

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a low powered magic item (for you to search for on your quest)

It’s the decidedly minor but oddly useful Can of Cocktail Peanuts That Never Quite Runs Out.  Seriously, this has been sitting on the corner of the washing machine for like two weeks with about three servings of yummy semi-stale peanuts … Continue reading

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minicomics live delayed one day

You’ll get a proper post with real content and stuff later in the day–this is just to let you know that  Minicomics Live! has been delayed one day. The project will start tomorrow, Tuesday the 14th.  That’s a nice round … Continue reading

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transformation

Here is a holiday transformation for you to marvel at. Elapsed time was about three hours, and I’m sure it would have been less if everybody wasn’t watching the transformer work his “flat pack one drawer filing cabinet on wheels … Continue reading

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