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I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading
Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”? (If you don’t, read about it here.) This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading
Across the street from the drugstore, one day last week, I saw a nifty little ’56 Chevy. A very little ’56 Chevy– “Chopster” is seriously shortened, a whole door shorter than the standard wheelbase Chevy wagon it must once have … Continue reading
I like this picture. I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!) I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right. … Continue reading
Taking one last tour through the eleven (!) pages of letter sized legal pad (not a real notebook, sorry) I filled up while watching this summer’s World Cup games. As always, it’s not about sports at all– it’s about looking … Continue reading
Generally speaking, I tend to forget about the World Cup pretty much immediately once it’s over. Then it comes as a big surprise to me four years later when the compelling narrative of this classic tournament seems to start up … Continue reading
The semifinals in this World Cup pretty much reflected what most American sports fans know and think about the Beautiful Game. They know it is gritty yet slow paced, with a lot of action and not a lot of scoring, … Continue reading
The quarterfinals are over–and there were no major surprises, I guess. I know three of the four pre-tournament favorites are in– everyone but Spain– and there is a nice mix of two European and two South American sides in the … Continue reading
Here’s hoping all of you are having a safe and happy fourth of July, whether or not it is a holiday where you happen to live. Here, we’re wearing silly hats and waving the flag. Or washing dishes and watching … Continue reading