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INKtober Day Four – Good Enough

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Here’s what happens to me. I carve out a special time to get out and do some art. Usually drawing. I might even go to a special place to draw, some place that inspires me on some level. When I get there though, I often get stuck and wander around like a last minute shopper on Christmas Eve. How do… Read more »

INKtober Day Three – Blue Turtle Shell

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One of the things that I love about still lifes, is that they tend to have a very structured complexity. There is a huge variety of shapes and textures in even the most basic of setups. This drawing presented some challenges that I didn’t expect when I began it. Ink is very binary, in that it is either on or… Read more »

INKtober Day Two- Be Honest

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Does anybody else do this? I tell myself that “I need to do work harder” or “I need to do more…” Whatever that more is. I asked for this skull for Christmas about five years ago as a reaction to one of those “I need to do more…” moments. Specifically I need to do more life drawing and this will… Read more »

INKtober Day 1 – Making Marks

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Just in case you’re not familiar with Inktober, it’s an internet community event started by Jake Parker. Anyone can do INKtober, just pick up a pen and start drawing. INKtober rules: 1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). 2) Post it on tumblr (or Instagram, twitter, facebook, flickr, Pinterest or just pin… Read more »

Inktober – Finding the Passion to Practice

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Several years ago, I made the decision to put away miniature war games and focus on art. The idea was that the artists who I admired didn’t just get good at it. One day, they made an actual, active choice to be a better artist. They intentionally decided to begin doing the work of being an artist. I realize that… Read more »

Talking About a Resolution

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The holidays are a natural time to think about what we’ve done over the course of the year and about our plans for next year. New Years is when a lot of us do it. We see a need in our life and want to make a change for the better. Is New Years really the only time we can… Read more »

Tumblr Tuesday – Turtle Golems process

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  A lot of my sketchbook time lately has been taken up with generating ideas for a four page story I’m working on for the next Ink and Drink Anthology. I think I’ve finally gotten the story’s antagonist worked out (yay!) which is a really good thing because I really need to start getting the layouts going in order to… 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 »

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 »