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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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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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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part2

At the same time I was thinking about the black chicken, I was looking, as I often do, at a copy of this map of Kekionga which I have taped to wall in the studio. I really like this map, and … Continue reading

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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part 1

I had a rather important new piece of the Kekionga background fall down on me all in a chunk over the weekend. It’s doesnt happen often, having a significant idea right at your desk, with the notebook for that project … Continue reading

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cropping for soul

Photographers who always strive to “get it right in the camera” tend to forget that sometimes the soul of an image is only found when you crop it out of the surrounding mess.  I took the digital cropping knife to … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 146: spread your tiny wings

Yet another in the sporadic but definitely ongoing series “Pretty Good Dragons”, we have Albus, of the breed sometimes known as the Snowbird*.  Yes, this is the same drawing you can see in the photograph of the disgraceful mess on … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 144: triple portrait

I don’t know who these three guys are and why they are posing for this portrait, but the challenge is a familiar one: to draw several characters with a variety of body and facial types, looking directly at “the camera”, … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day, week 143: self esteem

This guy is a beautiful butterfly, and don’t you forget it.  And he is fabulous, as is his little pal that sits on his head.  The shirt was originally penciled in stripes and the main character in spots, and “I’m … Continue reading

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