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Fan Art Friday

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What does Dinosaur Jr have to do with Fan Art? I was listening to an interview with the band the other day and the conversation turned to their 1987 cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”. Anybody can play the notes to a song, and sing the lyrics, but in good cover song, the band makes it their own; they… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Zombies and Bounty Hunters

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It’s amazing how taking one week off because you get busy turns into…How many now? Four? Something like that. At any rate, I finally got the last of the Star Wars watercolors scanned, and finished a new one. Hurray for getting back on track! You’d think that in a universe full of weird names, there’d be more that started with… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Space Toasters and Being Too Old for School

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We’ve all had bosses like this, asking for things that don’t make sense and seem difficult at best. Even when your boss just saved your life and is as likeable as young Luke Skywalker. It’s not like the technicians were going to say no to the guy who just blew up the Death Star and saved them all. He wants… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Generals and Grumps

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Admiral Piet and General Veers…We saw a lot of commanders disappoint Darth Vader over the course of the three original Star Wars films, so these two stand out as ones that didn’t displease him. It was impressive how mater of fact and down to business Veers was. “Yes, Lord Vader. I’ve reached the main power generators. The shield will be… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Watercolor Wednesday – Copilots and Uncles

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My friend Emily said something really nice to me about this picture on Facebook today. She said, “I love when you do the characters I’ve never heard of…” which was just so timely, because I find myself wondering if the decision to focus on just characters that don’t get a lot of face time was a good one. Nein Nunb… Read more »