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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
Botanical drawings and prints can be really beautiful. These depict a famous plant from folklore and popular culture. Any lover of the Harry Potter series, remembering that first class in Potions, can answer Professor Snape’s question promptly– monkshood and wolfsbane … Continue reading
Twenty dollar art supply plate: a phone camera still life. What did I buy at the art supply store in South Bend? Two orange Sharpies, Two small glue sticks, A new kind of eraser to try, 2H leads for my … Continue reading
This simple scene is actually a pretty important piece of worldbuilding. One of the settings that has always been missing in Kekionga is a corner cafe/diner/ breakfast all day booth and counter restaurant where all the characters come and go … Continue reading
At the Farmers’ Market. For somebody who loves going to Farmers’ Markets and photographing them, I’m not that great at drawing them, at least in the simplified form required here. A project for this summer, perhaps. This is the most … Continue reading
Another fixture of any respectable off campus neighborhood is at least one really good used bookstore. King Raven on the Moraine Avenue Stroll is huge, taking up the basements of most of a block. It takes its name from STSU’s … Continue reading
The finished cover of ASK BUD!. If you don’t feel like rotating the image, the text reads “A series of brief, eccentric and (somewhat) pointless interviews with one of Kekionga’s most enigmatic inhabitants, presented in comics form for your amusement, … Continue reading
This Indian matchbox label is my new major inspiration for the Angel/Devil project. (I think the Devil’s horn rimmed glasses are definitely going to do this sometimes.) Since I have a word processor now, but still no scanner and no … Continue reading
I’ve always loved old fashioned “paper moon” photographs, and have wanted to do a series of drawings of my characters in this setting for a while. Maybe I’ll get around to starting them this week. Here are a few of … Continue reading