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comics and cartooning

best of the drawing of the day: the man in the moon

I drew the Man in the Moon.  This is probably my favorite drawing in the Lost Sketchbook* and so it’s a good one to post at the end of the retrospective and promise you that the Best of the Drawing … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: such a small wolf

We don’t usually see a lot of werewolves (or werewolf-like beings) in their midrange transitional forms in these sketchbooks.  A respectable Kekionga werewolf is either in the skin (or a 10% wolf “sharptooth” shape ) or in the fur, and … Continue reading

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saddle foo dog

This concept sketch is from the carousel work in progress in Albany, Oregon. Wood carvers are at work there creating a wonderful new menagerie carousel of animals from around the world, both real and fantastic. It is going to be … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day: a meditative hexapod

I  started a new drawing of the day sketchbook today– it is number 38 in a series, if you can believe it.  This drawing is from #36.  As far as the blog is concerned, the second half of #36 and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day- teen!anpu

So how can an Egyptian god (Retired) be a teenager?  Anpu of Kekionga is Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, more or less, and he is usually drawn with the physique of a big man in his late prime, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: pretty good dragons (hurg)

“Hurg is a prizewinning Roughcoat Trollshaw Monitor.  What’s the prize?  A live goat, if she could catch it.  She caught it.” I bet she did.  Hurg looks like she would make short work of a goat.  Please note, however, that … Continue reading

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candlelight sketchbook

Late last night, while the power was out, I drew for a while by candlelight.  Pentel ColorBrush EF, rather dry, on rather better quality than usual legal pad. (Plus this is the first color test of the New Scanner.)

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hulk write small poem

Hulk write not-Hulk-ku. About bird. Two robin baby Grow big in summer maple tree. Monday, mother father bird Chase air conditioning man Away from nest. Thursday, everybody gone. (Birds not take long.)

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best of the drawing of the day: portrait of a smith

He may be a smith, or an engineer, or some kind of steampunk technomage.  He could be human or a dwarf or a brownie or a goblin, or some kind of combination of one or more peoples.  With his goggles, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: naga and hexapod (more twsbi peeps)

One of the most entertaining questions that turns up when drawing people from a highly morphically diverse society as found in the Other Place of the Knotted Rope is “what about clothes?”  If you love inventing and drawing clothes, this … Continue reading

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