Tag Archives: the creative process

lucky wolf angel

As all practitioners of a (semi) regular routine of unplanned or automatic drawings can tell you, making a genuine “lucky drawing” is a rare event.  I’m honestly not sure whether the term is my own invention or not; it’s quite … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: “box”, or “hand truck bud”

As you can tell by the number worked into the design, this is one of this year’s Inktober drawings.  The prompt for the 26th day was “box”, which immediately suggested to me one of the many mysterious boxes that are … Continue reading

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the last day of inktober

It happened last week, of course, but I finished the October drawing challenge called Inktober in what felt like pretty good style on Halloween, with this drawing of Werewolf! Murphy and Vampire! Mr. (more properly Count) Spit. ( I actually … Continue reading

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sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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more about emerson, and giant tortoises in general

Emerson (at the Toledo Zoo) is Galapagos tortoise #30.  Even though he is well into Galapagos tortoise middle age at 115 (GT lifespan being about 200 years or a bit more), he is still a vital part of the zoo … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: hidden

This one of my favorites (so far) of the special drawings of the day I’m doing as part of the Inktober project on the Internet.  This is a project that challenges artists to make a finished drawing in ink every … Continue reading

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first appearance

This is one of the most interesting thing that can happen in the drawing of the day project. A little figure in a random drawing can start to grow, and a few days later the familiar 7×10 hardcover spiral sketchbook … Continue reading

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moab: page 13

This is the one page of the whole comic we call Moab that has a (partial) panel border.  Why?  I have absolutely no idea.  It was in the scribble breakdown and I meticulously added it to the finished page without … 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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french translation

According to Menards, that’s French for “lawnmower”. With the recycling can, the Black Car, our 1996 Geo Prizm, and an excuse to play with Pixlr and try to achieve the true old school Instamatic look.  There was no good way … Continue reading

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