Monthly Archives: April 2014

Watercolor Wednesday – Hamlet and the Droids They Were Looking For

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I added an extra colored background on this week’s paintings, which I like very much from the standpoint of individual images. I’m having second thoughts though about how well they will look all together. This is the biggest problem of doing personal projects that span a large amount of time. Both skill level and ideas about the concept as a… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Singers and Bad Motivation

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It’s Watercolor Wednesday. I’m gearing up for a three shows in three day’s weekend at the beginning of May. Crazy? Maybe. It’s going to be a lot of fun too, though. First up that weekend is First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center. The theme for the night is Star Wars, and I’ll be there from 6:00 to 10:00… Read more »

Tumblr Tuesday – Summertime and the Lamp Post Guild

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At the end of last Summer, I took an online class taught by Cory Godbey with the Lamp Post Guild. The Class was The Art of Personal Work, and was really pretty great, in spite of a lot of other projects and deadlines I had going on at the same time. As some of you may know, I’m no stranger… Read more »

One MO Picture – Sisters, Birthday, and Easter

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When people ask me what I do, like what my job is, the answer is always the same. I’m a stay-at-home dad, illustrator, and crafter. It’s always my hope that this blog reflects those different aspects of my life and job, because this is as much a document of my lifestyle as my work. I’m very lucky to be able… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Q is for Quarren

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It never says it in the movie, but the literature says that the Quarren are one of two races from the planet Mon Calamari who have been locked in civil war for like, forever. (the other race being the Mon Calamari…Admiral Ackbar’s people.) I have always wondered, what riches Jabba must have offered, or what dire straits he must have… Read more »

Tumblr Tuesday – New Story

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What I love about sketchbooks is that they’re a swirling vortex of ideas, and even the bad ones have potential to be something great…or at least make you chuckle when you flip to that page. As I mentioned  last week, there have been a lot of sketches lately…a lot of world building for a story that’s been kicking around in… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Apple Jacks and Emperors

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Last week, in preparation for Wizard World, I asked my friends for a list of characters. My intention was that I would draw them out of my head. With no reference. If I didn’t know who they were, I would make something up based on what the name said to me. The first couple were pretty funny, but it became… Read more »

Thunderdome Tuesday? How about Tumblr Tuesday

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Today was supposed to be Thunderdome Tuesday, but I’m not sure that any of us really are up to it. Maybe it’d be a little less stressful for all of us if I share some stuff that’s been going on my tumblr blog instead…Tumblr Tuesday. Basically, I pretty regularly share out of my sketch book on tumblr, but that means… Read more »

One MO Picture – Wizard World 2014

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Wizard World was pretty fantastic this year. Big thanks to everyone who came out! A personal highlight for me was being on this fantastic panel about the Hero’s Journey, and how it still relates as a major storytelling framework after more than 3000 years. Things we talked about were how modern stories fit into the framework, how our own lives… Read more »