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In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … Continue reading
A camog, of course, is a cross between a dog and a camel. (My husband thought up the word , and, hey, it’s better than “damel”.)I drew this camog on the back of yet another Steak and Shake placemat at … Continue reading
Started out drawing a Knotted Rope sphinx (search the blog for “sphinx” to find out more about them). I wanted to put something in his hand and it turned out to be a coffee mug. The pose evolved and there … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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