Tag Archives: the creative process

lenticular bookmark wolf 1

Inspiration comes in oddly shaped packages, and can be found in the strangest places. The next few posts will find their inspiration, such as it is, in these snapshots I took yesterday at a big chain drugstore.  They feature an … Continue reading

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iowa’s birthday present– notes

The second story in The Illustrated Kekionga series of blog based serial fiction, Iowa’s Birthday Present, has found its way to some kind of ending.  Iowa had a very happy birthday, and I hope you had a good time too.  … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 109– boy with a bucket of spiders

The Little Figure subseries is progressing nicely.  I have actually finished number 13 and may do another one tonight.  For those who may have missed it, I’ve started a project within the larger drawing of the day, the goal of … Continue reading

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more canine portraits and other products of the fast fifty

The frozen “fast fifty” lens continues to please, although on its own terms.  If circumstances are not 100% to its liking, it will not focus.  And when it does not focus, it makes a whiny growl.  Give me more light, … Continue reading

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photo references

Photo references.  Photo references for clogs.  Iowa’s clogs.  I don’t wear clogs.  Never have. Don’t like ‘em.  But Iowa wears clogs.  Don’t ask me why.  There’s no reason why she could wear another kind of shoes.  Maybe, I don’t know, … Continue reading

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pencils and process

I’ve had several questions recently about pencil process: what kind of pencils do I use, which brand of eraser, what lead hardness is right for penciling comics, etc. Any such question with the word “right”in it  is easily answered.  The … Continue reading

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a comic for your mind’s eye

No real need to draw this script I found in my notebook.  You can see it perfectly well in your mind’s eye: Comic for a snowy day Scene: The checkout line in a Midwestern Wal-Mart on a snowy Saturday.  A … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 91– wizard in a hoodie

There are drawings that seem to come out of nowhere, and those that remind you of the process every time you see them.  This is one of the latter– it started out as a drawing of the crescent style Man … Continue reading

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about “iowa’s halloween costume”

By now you’ve probably noticed I’ve been doing something a little different on the blog this week.  If you’ve been reading the chapters of the Illustrated Kekionga serial, “Iowa’s Halloween Costume” as they appeared, I hope you’ve been enjoying it.  … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 73– a superhero and a sidekick (?)

Ah, that ever popular sketchbook denizen– the superhero in a costume that is practical while being only slightly less crazy than actual Silver Age models.  Actually, this drawing combines the superhero trope with the single most common drawing of the … Continue reading

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