Last weekend I came in late to a storytelling. The teller was saying something about the ‘velocity of a booger’. Unfortunately, I never did get the context, but the image stuck.
A fun warm-up exercise: paint blot doodles. Start with a sheet of heavy (watercolor) paper. Quickly throw down some roundish paint blobs. Add some feet and ears or other random lumps. Let it dry and then turn those blobs into something else. I used watercolor pencils this time for my transformations. I ended up with […]
I am taking a break from ink, after InkTober. I went for broke yesterday and bought myself two 4B pencils. I remember when I first started to draw, these things scared the daylights out of me. You could make a mark and it showed up. What if it was the wrong mark? What if someone […]
I grew up on the cheap and cheesy B-grade horror movies. To be honest, if they were really being graded, they were probably much lower than a B grade. I believe though that the B referred to the fact that they were (low) budget movies. Night of the Living Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Crawling […]
This is a trial concept. Every day, I find inspiring things on the internet. Some of it timely, some of it eternal (if such a thing exists on digital media). My plan is to collect these pages as they show up and share them weekly on Fridays. Inspiration Friday – October 7-13 The Hunting […]
Happens every year – along about mid-October, I get hungry for paint and color. Inktober is just too dark. I caved a bit early this year. The weather has been hot and muggy outside, the remnants of a tropical storm. It feels like July, not cool and crisp, the way I like it. Clearly the […]
I have an unnatural fascination with old and odd information. Because of this, I also own more an a couple of sets of really old reference books. If you have never tried to reference information from an old encyclopedia, then you probably have never realized that these books often were just accumulations and layers of […]
An Inktober ink mix: I began with zebra brush pen with waterproof ink and was going to move on to watercolor, but after I scanned it, the siren song of PhotoShop was too strong. Color and colored pen strokes are all digital.
Late last night I barely made the October 1 deadline for the first day of InkTober. I’m glad it’s back. There’s nothing like a deadline to inspire activity. My drawing for October 1. Rule for InkTober are simple- see below: And the official daily prompts, but you can draw / submit anything that flows out […]
I have just submitted my first grant request. It is for funds to attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) winter conference in NY. I’ve been dreaming of going to the conference for a few years. Awhile back I began to look at the costs to get there and realized that it […]