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January 10, 2020

It's interesting that when contemplating a new project mid year 2019, I turned to an old piece that I had originally started back in High School. (long time ago in a galaxy far, far away). 

Catcher in the Rye isn't one of my favorite books, but I respect the e...

October 28, 2019

I imagine death by any sort of dinosaur is to be avoided. But I can't help thinking some dino-death scenario's would be worse than others. In Michael Crichton's book, Jurassic Park, the author depicts a scene (off camera, in movie) of small cat-sized carnivorous dinosa...

October 21, 2019

Fan art can be tricky. Our features - a quirkiness in a eyebrow, set of the mouth - define our personality. All this must be captured with the brush or pen. Something slightly off can shift the portrait from right on target to "well that sorta reminds me of that person...

October 11, 2019

That's the question. I've been to color theory classes, I've listened to the lectures, taken notes and understood visually what the teacher was trying to convey about using cool blues and purples to shadows to create depth and form. 

Until recently though I really hadn'...

September 27, 2019

While many may argue the progressive rock soundtrack from Alan Parsons Project, I, personally, love it. 

Medieval fantasy with a dash of heavenly astronomy thrown in to keep it real, we readily accept this reality presented without question.

Ladyhawke has some of t...

September 13, 2019

Sketchbook Lesson

Another example of not planning ahead. The composition is just too crowded. I really got caught up in getting so many varieties of pitcher plants on the page and lost sight of good composition. I thought I might make the plants lighter in the backgrou...

August 2, 2019

To borrow a phrase from the British Army, Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

One of things my art suffers from isn't always limitations of my ability. It's lack of planning ahead or thinking things through. 

For instance: Using markers, but forgetting the sket...

July 22, 2019

Artists are often given the advice to 'try something new' when they are discovering their style or voice.  MY advice is: If you're gong to try something new, don't try a bunch of something new. For instance, if you're working with unfamiliar subject matter; don't...

July 20, 2019

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

This is my attempt at one of the stone lions guarding La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere in Lyon, France. 

Nearby are ruins of an old Roman theatre where we had lunch in the shade and chased little lizards among the crumbled stone wa...

May 6, 2019

The Blessing Way

by Tony HIllerman

Tony Hillerman books stand out from your average everyday who-dun-it murder mysteries in two very important ways. First, you are captured by Hillerman’s writing. No fancy words here, but somehow, his careful arrangement and presentation...

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